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Bentley, Bryan lead charts

Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Dierks Bentley was at the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 3 with Am I The Only One. Luke Bryan held the top spot on the Country Albums chart again with "tailgates & tanlines."

Bentley knocked out Lady Antebellum's Just a Kiss, which slipped to third. Remind Me by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood was up two to second. Jake Owen was up two to fourth with Barefoot Blue Jean Night. Bryan's Country Girl (Shake It For Me) stayed fifth.

Miranda Lambert jumped from 24 to 20 with Baggage Claim. Newcomer Hunter Hayes made it into the top 30 with Storm WarningJason Aldean was second on the album chart, up one, with "My Kinda Party." Eli Young Band debuted in third with "Life At Best." Eric Church was fourth with "Chief," while Blake Shelton was fifth with "Red River Blue." The Band Perry moved from 11 to 18 with their self-titled debut. Jeff Bridges, better known for his acting skills, debuted in 10th with his self-titled disc.

Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" moved from 26 to 23, while the "Country Strong" soundtrack jumped 7 to 24. Guy Clark debuted at 29 with "Songs And Stories."

On the Bluegrass Albums Chart, the top five remained the same: Alison Krauss & Union Station's "Paper Airplane" was first followed by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers' "Rare Bird Alert," Sarah Jarosz's "Follow Me Down," Bentley's "Up on the Ridge" and Trampled by Turtles' "Up on the Ridge."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 4th, Aldean 5th, Eli Young Band 6th, Church 7th and Shelton 14th.

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CD review - Black Dierks Bentley seems intent on expanding his musical boundaries, but he may have overreached too much in eschewing where he came from. That most evident by the dominating textured beats. Producer Ross Copperman and Bentley seem hell bent on injecting odd meters and sounds, sharp detours from past efforts. Unfortunately, the atmospheric beats muddy up the vocal delivery on "Freedom," a song that stretches far too long at almost four minutes. Bentley also channels U2 with its ...
CD review - Riser Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley. Bentley embraces current trends in country ...

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