Florida Georgia Line leads chart
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
– Florida Georgia Line will have the top selling country CD when the Billboard charts are officially released Thursday.
Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times" hits a high of being fifth on the overall chart and first on the country chart, up from eighth, with 33,000. The 20-percent increase was, in part, due to a Father's Day promotion with a lower price.
Darius Rucker's "True Believers" fell one to sixth with nearly 33,000, down 3 percent. Blake Shelton's "Based on a True Story . . ." fell from fourth to seventh with 31,000 units, down 15 percent.
Black Sabbath topped the overall chart with "13," selling 155,000 units.
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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. ...
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. ...
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. ...