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Zac Brown Band scores another chart topper

Thursday, December 15, 2011 – Zac Brown Band has another number 1 song on its hands as Keep In Mind is at the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 24. Scott McCreery moved back to first on the Country Albums Chart with "Clear As Day," switching spots with Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night," which fell to second.

"My Kinda Party" from Jason Aldean was third on the albums chart. "Speak Now: World Tour Live CD/DVD" from Taylor Swift was fourth and Toby Keith's "Clancy's Tavern" was up from eight to five.

Pistols Annies were up 4 to 13 with "Hell On Heels." Rascal Flatts was up 3 to 21 with "Nothing Like This." "Hemingway's Whiskey" from Kenny Chesney was up 3 to 22. Blake Shelton's "Loaded" The Best of Blake Shelton" moved from 33 to 27. "Icon: Josh Turner" jumped from 45 to 34. Hunter Hayes' self-titled debut was at 37, up 3. Thompson Square's self-titled debut was at 38, up 11. Darius Rice was at 39, up 4 with "Charleston, SC 1966." Trace Adkins rounded out the top 40 with "Proud to Be Here," up 6.

Zac Brown Band took over the song chart from Lady Antebellum's We Owned the Night, which slipped to third. Aldean stayed second with Tattoos on This Town. Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield jumped from eighth to fourth. David Nail moved from seven to five with Let It Rain.

Eric Church was sixth, up four, with Drink in My Hand. Luke Bryan also was up four, to seventh, with I Don't Want This Night to End. You from Chris Young also was up four to ninth. Chesney was at 11, up 3, with Reality. Martina McBride was at 12 with I'm Gonna Love You Through It, up 3, Keith Urban was up 4 to 13 with You Gonna Fly. Brad Paisley's Camouflage went from 19 to 15. Keith's Red Solo Cup was up 4 to 17, while Justin Moore inched up 3 to 19 with Bait a Hook, and George Strait 4 to 19 with Love's Gonna Make It Alright.

The rest of the top 30 had many chart climbers. Sara Evans was at 22, up 3, with My Heart Can't Tell You No. Jake Owen was 23, up 3, with Alone With You. James Wesley was at 24, up 3, with Didn't I. McCreery moved up 3 to 25 with The Trouble With Girls. Faith Hill's Come Home moved up 3 to 26, as did the 27th spot song Like My Dog by Billy Currington. Swift was the greatest gainer - up 9 - with Ours. Craig Morgan closed out the top 30, up 3, with This Ole Boy.

The top four spots on the bluegrass chart remained the same. "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile was first, "Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station second; "An Appalachian Christmas" by Mark O'Connor third, and "Rare Bird Alert" by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers fourth. "Why Can't We" by The Isaacs was fifth.

On the overall top 200, McCreery was 13th, Lady A 15th, Aldean 26th, Swift 30th and Keith 34th.

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Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting. It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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