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Florida Georgia Line tops song chart, Swift regains number one

Thursday, December 13, 2012 – Duo Florida Georgia Line notched their first number one single as Cruise hit the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 22. Florida Georgia Line took over for long-running We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together from Taylor Swift, which slipped to second. Swift was first on the overall album chart with "Red."

Hunter Hayes was third on the song chart with Wanted, while The Band Perry stayed fourth with Better Dig Two. Zac Brown Band was fifth with Goodbye in Her Eyes, up two. Gary Allan was up four to sixth with Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain). Kip Moore made into the top 10 with Beer Money in ninth, up two.

Greg Bates stood at 14 with Did It For the Girl, up 3. Hayes also was 21st on the chart with Somebody's Heartbreak up 3. Dierks Bentley was at 22, up 3, with Tip It On Back. Tim McGraw's One of Those Nights also was up 3 to 23.

On the albums chart, Blake Shelton was third with "Cheers, It's Christmas." Florida Georgia Line debuted in third with "Here's to the Good Times." "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" was fifth.

Lee Brice held the 18th spot, up 3, with "Hard 2 Love." The compilation "NOW That's What I Call Country" was up 3 to 22. Lady Antebellum was 25th with "Own the Night" up 3. "The Classic Christmas Album" from Willie Nelson was up 4 to 27. "Clear As Day" from McCreery was up 3 to 29. Josh Turner's "Live Across America" jumped from 38 to 30. "The Classic Christmas Album" from John Denver was 32nd, up 3. Dierks Bentley's "Home" moved from 43 to 37. Dwight Yoakam was up 5 to 39 with "3 Pears."

On the Bluegrass Albums Chart, Old Crow Medicine Show was again first with "Carry Me Back." Slidawg's "Slidawg's Redneck Christmas" was second. "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile was third. Punch Brothers held fourth with "Who's Feeling Young Now?" Trampled by Turtles was fifth with "Stars And Satellites."

On the overall top 200, Swift moved up one to regain the top spot from Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire." Shelton was 8th, Florida Georgia Line 10th, Lady Antebellum 11th and McCreery 15th.

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6-Pack EP CD review - 6-Pack EP
When Florida Georgia Line sing about how much they love their country with "I Love My Country," this lightning rod duo must certainly be aware that not everybody loves 'their' country. 'Their' country doesn't always match the country music of George Strait, after all, who is name-dropped in said song. Strait is just too stylistically straight, for instance, to ever work in the sort of hip-hop cadence that drives "Ain't Worried About It. »»»
Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
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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