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Florida Georgia Line dominates

Thursday, July 4, 2013 – Florida Georgia Line maintains its stranglehold on the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as Cruise yet again is number 1 for the week ending July 13. The group also topped the Country Albums chart with "Here's to the Good Times."

On the songs charts, Blake Shelton remained second with Boys 'Round Here with Pistol Annies and friends helping out. Hunter Hayes' I Want Crazy stayed third. Luke Bryan was fourth with Crash My Party. Darius Rucker was fifth with Wagon Wheel.

Brett Eldredge broke into the top 10 with Don't Ya at number 8, up 3. The Band Perry moved back up the chart with DONE. at number 10, up 2. The song had previously been in eighth.

Florida Georgia Line has 3 songs in the top 20 with Get Your Shine On at 16 after 37 weeks on the chart. The duo's third sing, Round Here, is now at 17, up 4.

Billy Currington was at 21 with Hey Girl, up 4. Eli Young Band debuted at 23 with Drunk Last Night. Thomas Rhett's It Goes Like This, was up 4 to 24.

On the album chart, Shelton was second with "Based on a True Story..." Hayes was third with his self-titled disc, one ahead of Rucker's "True Believers." "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6," a compilation disc of hits, was fifth.

Kacey Musgraves was at 12, up 4, on the album chart with "Same Trailer Different Park." Bryan was 14th, up 3, with "tailgates & tanlines." Jason Aldean was at 17, up 5, with "Night Train." Miranda Lambert was at 22 with "Four the Record," up 4. Randy Houser's "How Country Feels" was up 3 to 25. Brantley Gilbert was 27th with "Halfway to Heaven," up 5. "NOW That's What I Call a Country Party" was at 29, up 4.

Lee Brice was at 30 with "Hard 2 Love," up 5. Gary Allan's "Set You Free" was 31st, up 5. Easton Corbin was at 36 with "All Over the Road," up 3. The Mavericks closed out the top 40 with "In Time," up 27.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were first with "Love Has Come For You." Steve Curtis Chapman was second with "Deep Roots," Old Crow Medicine Show third with "Carry Me Back," Steep Canyon Rangers fourth with "Nobody Knows You" and Trampled by Turtles fifth with "Stars And Satellites."

On the overall top 200, Florida Georgia Line was 6th, Shelton 15th, Hayes 16th, Rucker 18th and "NOW" 24th.


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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. ...
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. ...
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. ...


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