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Owen ascends to the top

Thursday, March 29, 2012 – Jake Owen ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending April 7, changing places with Taylor Swift's Ours. Luke Bryan stayed first on the albums chart with "tailgates & tanlines."

Casey James debuted in second on the album chart with his self-titled disc. Jason Aldean was third with "My Kinda Party," with Lady Antebellum fourth with "Own the Night" and Eric Church fifth with "Chief."

Taylor Swift jumped from 15 to 10 with "Speak Now." Zac Brown Band also gained 5 spots with "You Get What You Give" at 11. "Icon: Josh Turner" debuted at 22. "47th Academy of Country Musicians, " a compilation disc debuted at 23.

Kenny Chesney was at 33 with "Hemingway's Whiskey" at 33.

On the song chart, Lee Brice was third with A Woman Like You, one ahead of Blake Shelton's Drink On It and Lady Antebellum's Dancing Away With My heart. The rest of the top 30 showed very little movement with no song moving more than two spots.

On the bluegrass album chart, Punch Brothers moved from third to first with "Who's Feeling Young Now?" Carolina Chocolate Drops slipped to second with "Leaving Eden." The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was third and "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile was fourth. "Paper Airplane" from Alison Krauss & Union Station was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 16, James 23rd, Aldean 25th, Lady A 27th and Church 28th.

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CD review - Greetings from...Jake Owen Jake Owen contributes to the writing of his album "Greetings From...Jake" on just one song called "Damn." Therefore, the success this project rises or falls with his vocals and song choices. Fortunately, Own has chosen some memorable songs to sing, and his singing voice has never sounded better. He's never better than on the single and album opener, "Down to the Honkytonk." It's a 'friends in low places' drinking song, where Owen's voice gets ...
CD review - American Love Most everyone has made up their mind on bro-country music. Maybe you love the breezy images of the beach dippin' and sippin' lifestyle, or you write it off as empty headed and repetitive. Either way, Florida native Jake Owen was a torchbearer for the genre, and it's rewarded him well - four albums and five Number One singles (remember "Beachin"?). His career has been on a more-or-less upward arc, with higher-profile tours and bigger hits each time out. ...
CD review - Days of Gold Jake Owen aims to satisfy all comers (that is, if the current country is your thing), but the individual pieces don't quite add up. The songs may stand up on their own well enough, but when all is said and done, Owen remains an artist without much of an identity or sound. Take, for example, Beachin', one of countless country songs about the good life. Like many of his counterparts these days, there's a spoken, neo hip hop rap part to it. The song is breezy, on the catchy side, but ...

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