Bentley, Lady A top charts
Thursday, March 15, 2012
– Dierks Bentley claimed the number 1 spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending March 24 with Home,
and Lady Antebellum was first on the album chart with "Own the Night." Bentley took the top spot from Kenny Chesney, whose Reality
was at fifth.
Jack Owen was second on the songs chart with Alone With You, one head of Taylor Swift's Ours. Love's Gonna Make It Alright from George Strait was fifth. Newcomers to the top 10 were A Woman Like You> by Lee Brice, at 9th and Montgomery Gentry with "Where I Come From 11th.
Carrie Underwood was up 4 to 15 with Good Girl. Kip Moore stood at 17, up 3, with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck. Brantley Gilbert, Craig Morgan and Eric Church rounded out the top 20. Gilbert was 18 with You Don't Know Her Like I Do Morgan was 19 with This Ole Boy and Eric Church 20th with Springsteen.
Chris Cagle was 21 with Got My Country On. Eli Young Band followed with Even If It Breaks Your, while Josh Turner was at 23 with Time Is Love. Casey James' Let's Don't Call It a Night claimed 24th, while Gloriana was 25th with (Kissed You) Good Night.
Bryan had the biggest moving single with Drunk On You, up 9 to 25.
On the albums chart, Bryan was second with the debut of his four-song EP "Spring Break." He also was third with "tailgates & tanlines" with Jason Aldean fourth with "My Kinda Party." Church was fifth with "Chief."
The "Footloose" soundtrack followed with by far the biggest mover of Footloose." The CD went from 53 to 6. Scotty McCreery was seventh, up 4 with "Clear As Day."
Lauren Alaina's "Wildflower" was at 23, up 7. "Icon: Gary Allan" debuted at 29. JB and the Moonshine Band debuted at 31 with "Beer for Breakfast." Bryan had another huge mover with last year's spring break EP, which went from 63 to 29.
On the overall top 200, Lady Antebellum was at 4, up 12; Bryan 9th and 18th, Aldean 25th and Church 28th.
Carolina Chocolate Drops claimed the top spot again on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart with "Leaving Eden." Punch Brothers were second with "Who's Feeling Young Now?", "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" third, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile fourth and "Rare Birder Alert" fro Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
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Dierks Bentley seems intent on expanding his musical boundaries, but he may have overreached too much in eschewing where he came from.
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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.
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Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley takes a left, turn, sort of, on his fifth studio disc. Bentley has built a solid reputation as a country artist with a slew of hits and catchy songs with edge. But here, Bentley goes bluegrass or at least 12 songs steeped in that sound. This is nothing new for Bentley, who previously has recorded bluegrass songs.
Much to his credit, Bentley does not come off as a dilettante, but, instead, someone who feels comfortable with the music from the lead-off title track to the closing sad »»»
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