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Chesney, FGL top charts

Thursday, May 9, 2013 – Kenny Chesney had the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Life on a Rock" for the week ending May 18, which also meant he led the Country Albums chart. Florida Georgia Line stayed atop the Billboard Country Songs chart with Cruise.

Blake Shelton was second on the albums chart with "Based on a True Story..." Randy Rogers Band debuted in third with "Trouble." The Band Perry was fourth with "Pioneer," one ahead of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times."

The "Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1" soundtrack made it back into the top 40 with the disc at 28. Randy House was 30th with "How Country Feels," up 3. William Clark Green debuted at 34 with "Rose Queen." The late George Jones made it back onto the charts with "The Great LOST Hits" at 35, up 16.

On the songs chart, Darius Rucker remained second with Wagon Wheel. In fact, the first seven songs remained the same. Blake Shelton was third with Boys 'Round Here featuring Pistol Annies & Friends; Miranda Lambert fourth with Mama's Broken Heart and Florida Georgia Line fifth with Get Your Shine On. Luke Bryan broke into the top 10 with his new single Crash My Party at nine, up three. Hunter Hayes was 10th with I Want Crazy, up five.

Billy Currington was the biggest mover by far. Hey Girl jumped from 47 to 19 in its second week out. Carrie Underwood jumped from 31 to 23 with See You Again.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell were first with "Love Has Come For You" for the second straight week. "Deep Roots" from Steven Curtis Chapman was second, "Carry Me Back" from Old Crow Medicine Show third, "Stars and Satellites" from Trampled by Turtles fourth and "Nobody Knows You" from Steep Canyon Rangers fifth. Peter Rowan debuted in fifth with "The Old School." The Gibson Brothers debuted in seventh with "They Called It Music." Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen debuted in 10th with "On the Edge."

On the overall top 200, Shelton was 6th, Randy Rogers Band 9th, The Band Perry 13th and Florida Georgia Line 14th.

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Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
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Songs for the Saints CD review - Songs for the Saints
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
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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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