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The Band Perry, McGraw lead charts

Thursday, February 9, 2012 – The Band Perry notched the number song on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 18 with All Your Life. The trio took over from Chris Young's You. Tim McGraw held the top spot on the Album Chart again with "Emotional Traffic."

Elsewhere on the songs chart, Keith Urban was up two to third with You Gonna Fly. Luke Bryan was fourth with I Don't Want This Night to End. Kenny Chesney's dose of Reality was fifth. George Strait made it to 10, up 1, with Love's Gonna Make It Alright.

Blake Shelton was up 4 to 13 with Drink On It. Lady Antbellum moved up 3 to 15 with Dancin' Away With My Heart. Rascal Flatts' new single Banjo was 19, up 5, after only 4 weeks on the chart. Zac Brown Band had the biggest mover with its no single, No Hurry. The song closed out the top 30, jumping 6 spots.

On the album chart, Luke Bryan was second with "tailgates & tanlines." Lady A was third with "Own the Night" and Jason Aldean fourth with "My Kinda Party." "Clancy's Tavern" from Toby Keith rounded out the top five.

The "NOW That's What I Call Country Ballads" collection was up 3 to 13. "Icon: George Strait" stood at 25, up 3. "NOW That's What I Call Country 4" jumped from 35 to 26. "Icon: Billy Currington" jumped 6 to 28 while "Icon: Josh Turner" was a spot back, climbing 3 places. "Here For a Good Time" by George Strait was up 3 to 30.

The top five on the bluegrass chart stayed the same. "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was first with "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile second. Alison Krauss & Union Station remained third with "Paper Airplane." The Isaacs clamed fourth with "Why Can't We" and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers" were fifth with "Rare Bird Alert."

On the overall top 200 chart, McGraw was 7th, Bryan 15th, Lady A 22nd, Aldean 25th and Keith 34th.

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Pioneer CD review - Pioneer
Sports fans may be familiar with the term "sophomore slump," where a player has an excellent rookie season, but then struggles mightily in his second. With "Pioneer," The Band Perry demonstrates that the phrase can carry over to the music world as well. Where the group's debut was quirky and showed real potential, their second release takes some artistic steps backwards while developing a more mainstream sound. The lead single and opening track, Better Dig Two, also »»»
The Band Perry (full length CD) CD review - The Band Perry (full length CD)
Image-wise, the siblings of The Band Perry are aiming squarely at the youth market. Sister and lead singer Kimberly has a Taylor Swift thing going on, with big curly blonde hair, while brothers Neil and Reid could be Jonases as easily as Perrys. Their musical style trends young, as well. There's an element of bluegrass in the music, but it's often more of a grace note on top of the pop-rock guitars and drums that remain the focus of the album. Lyrically, the songs also offer a »»»
The Band Perry
The Band Perry gets its name from the fact that all three of its members are siblings. There's Kimberly Perry, who sings lead, in addition to playing piano and guitar. Her brother Reid Perry is the bassist, while Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion. The centerpiece song of this five-track EP is the single If I Die Young, which is made all the more striking by the fact that it's also sung by a young lady. Being young is usually no time to contemplate death - leave that to the old folks. »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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