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Gilbert scores first number one

Thursday, November 24, 2011 – Brantley Gilbert scored his first number one song with Country Must Be Country Wide taking over the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 3. On the album chart, Scotty McCreery was first, taking over from Miranda Lambert's "Four the Record," which dropped to third.

Gilbert took over for Taylor Swift's Sparks Fly, which fell to fifth. Jason Aldean jumped from six to two with Tattoos on This Town. Lady Antebellum was up three to the third spot with We Owned the Night. Lambert also moved up three, to fourth with I>Baggage Claim.

Keith Urban was a big mover with You Gonna Fly, jumping from 29 to 23. Toby Keith's new single, Red Solo Cup, stood at 28, up 3.

On the album chart, Lady A was second with "Own the Night," Luke Bryan fourth with "Tailgates & Tanlines" and Aldean fifth with "My Kinda Party. David Nail debuted in eighth with "The Sound of a Million Dreams." Justin Moore was at 21, up 3, with "Outlaws Like Me." The "NOW That's What I Call Country" compilation was up 3 to 22. Jake Owen also moved up 3 to 24 with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night." "Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton" was up 7 to 29. Tim McGraw's "Number One Hits" was up 5 to 30th. The "Country Strong" soundtrack was up 3 to 34. Billy Currington's "Enjoy Yourself" moved up 6 to 35. "Icon: George Strait" jumped 6 to 38.

On the bluegrass chart, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile stayed first. Alison Krauss & Union Station's "Paper Airplane" held at the second spot. Punch Brother's "Antifogmatic" jumped from nine to three. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers held onto fourth with "Rare Bird Alert." The Isaacs were in fifth with " Why Can't We."

On the overall top 200 album chart, McCreery was 13th, Lady Antebellum 16th, Lambert 20th, Bryan 26th and Aldean 29th.


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CD review - Fire & Brimstone It would be easy (and lazy journalism) to write about how much Brantley Gilbert's music is un-country. You need only isolate the drum parts for most of these latest songs to confirm this is primarily a rock recording (masked as country). However, there are some quality - if not exactly country - songs on this effort, which cry out for a different sort of evaluation. Gilbert saves his best for last with "Man That Hung The Moon," a song about fatherhood that will likely bring many dads to tears. ...
CD review - The Devil Don't Sleep For those fans worrying over the potential demise of bro country, rest easy; Brantley Gilbert is here to keep that flag flying high. Comprised of a solid set of radio ready rockers alongside a few tamer numbers, Gilbert sets out to prove the establishment wrong, rolling his way through 16 tales of hard living and partying. Yet, while Gilbert holds strong to the "bro country" stance, he's also very much his own man, allowing his faith and values to pull front and center as well. ...
CD review - Just As I Am: Platinum Edition With the third version of Brantley Gilbert's "Just as I Am," he has almost doubled the average country album track listing. The definitive Platinum Edition contains 19 tracks that feature his trademark rock inflected country sound. The original 11 tracks are still intact, with the addition of the 3 songs from the original deluxe edition. Added on at the end are five new songs that largely fit well with the tone of the album. Those who originally purchased the regular edition ...


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