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Bentley, Zac Brown Band lead charts

Thursday, July 26, 2012 – Dierks Bentley ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 4 with 5-1-5-0. Bentley took over for Eli Young Band's Even If It Breaks Your Heart, which slipped to fourth. "Uncaged' from Zac Brown Band remained first for the second week in a row on the Billboard Country Albums chart and fell to second as the best selling disc in the U.S.

On the Country Albums chart, Kenny Chesney was second with "Welcome to the Fishbowl." Luke Bryan was third with "tailgates & tanlines," while Old Crow Medicine Show" debuted in fourth with "Carry Me Back." Carrie Underwood was fifth with "Blown Away." Jason Aldean was seventh, up four, with "My Kinda Party."

Lionel Richie stood in 10th, with "Tuskegee," up 4. Lady Antebellum was at 18, up 3 with "Own the Night." Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" moved up 3 to 25, while Miranda Lambert of Pistol Annies saw "Four the Record" go from 32 to 27. Bentley was at 28, up 5, with "Home." THE FARM debuted at 35 with a self-titled disc.

Chesney was second on the song chart with Come Over, while Gloriana was third with (Kissed You) Good Night. Love And Theft were fifth with Angel Eyes, up two. Blake Shelton was at six with Over, up three. So was The Band Perry's Postcard From Paris, which sat at seventh. Josh Turner was 10th, up 1, with Time Is Love.

Jason Aldean debuted in 19th with his new single Take a Little Ride.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show jumped from 11 to the top with "Carry Me Back." Rhonda Vincent stayed second with "Sunday Mornin' Singin': Live" second. Trampled By Turtles were third with "Stars And Satellites," after having been at the top of the chart. Jerry Douglas was fourth with "Traveler," while "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Chesney was 16th, Bryan 18th, Old Crow 22nd and Underwood 26th.

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CD review - Gravel & Gold Dierks Bentley opens his first self-produced album with a song about personally stability, "Same Ol' Me." Although its lyric explains how while life circumstances may change, Bentley basically remains the same person. The same thing, though, can also be said about the country star's music. He's been recording for 20 years now. Yet Bentley has come this far with his integrity still intact. He's back with a strong, 14-song set that, like a good beverage, feels good ...
CD review - Black Dierks Bentley seems intent on expanding his musical boundaries, but he may have overreached too much in eschewing where he came from. That most evident by the dominating textured beats. Producer Ross Copperman and Bentley seem hell bent on injecting odd meters and sounds, sharp detours from past efforts. Unfortunately, the atmospheric beats muddy up the vocal delivery on "Freedom," a song that stretches far too long at almost four minutes. Bentley also channels U2 with its ...
CD review - Riser 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. Bentley embraces current trends in country ...

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