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Bryan, FGL lead Billboard charts

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – Luke Bryan stayed first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 22 with "Drink a Beer." On the Country Albums chart, Florida Georgia Line reclaimed the top spot with "Here's to the Good Times" from Kacey Musgraves "Same Trailer Different Park," which fell to fifth.

On the songs chart, David Nail and Cole Swindell remained two-three with "Whatever She's Got" and "Chillin' It." Jason Aldean was fourth with "When She Says Baby." Brantley Gilbert went from ninth to fifth with "Bottoms Up." Eric Church moved up four to seventh with "Give Me Back My Hometown." Blake Shelton was ninth, up three, with "Doin' What She Likes." Dierks Bentley was 10th, up three, with "I Hold On."

Frankie Ballard climbed four to 11th with "Helluva Life." Jerrod Niemann stood at 13, up three, with "Drink to That All Night." New duo Dan + Shay were at 15, up five, with "19 You + Me." Thompson Square's "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" was up four to 19. Danielle Bradbery was at 21 with "The Heart of Dixie," up four.

Brett Eldredge was 24th with "Beat of the Music," up five. Florida Georgia Line closed out the top 25 with "This How We Roll," up six. The song features Bryan.

On the Country Albums chart, Bryan was second with "Crash My Party," Jennifer Nettles third with "That Girl," and Eric Paslay debuted in fourth with his self-titled debut.

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin's "Bakersfield" jumped from 18 to seven. Whiskey Myers debuted in 10th with "Early Morning Shakes." Tim McGraw debuted at 19 with "Love Story," a compilation disc of love songs. Moonshine Bandits debuted at 22 with "Calicocountry."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Rhonda Vincent was at the top with "Only Me," a double disc of bluegrass and country. Alan Jackson stayed second with "The Bluegrass Album." The Devil Makes Three held third with "I'm a Stranger Here." "The Broken Circle Breakdown" soundtrack, from a foreign film nominated for an Oscar, debuted in fourth. Blue Highway's "The Game" was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Florida Georgia Line was 19th, Bryan 20th, Nettles 23rd, Paslay 31st and Musgraves 36th.

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What Makes You Country CD review - What Makes You Country
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Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer CD review - Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer
Luke Bryan has been in that "hardware" phase of his career for the last few years. There have been several armloads of awards, many on the strength of the high-caliber singles from 2013's "Crash My Party." It might present a challenge to stay grounded. But Bryan has kept himself busy with work for charities (he's embarking on a traditional tour of farms to benefit his scholarship fund), and the use of the EP - this marks his eighth. Many artists use the EP format »»»
Kill the Lights CD review - Kill the Lights
When Luke Bryan announces, "I've got that music for your ear" during the single "Kick the Dust Up," listeners should know right off this is not a collection of sounds for every ear. It's targeted toward the young and reckless set instead, where consequences don't seem to matter. There's no better example of this loose approach than the revenge sex expressed through a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on "Home Alone Tonight," where »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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