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Aldean, Gilbert continue domination

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – Jason Aldean is burning up the charts. "Burnin' It Down" is number one for the second straight week on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 16. Brantley Gilbert stayed first on the Country Albums chart with "Just As I Am."

On the songs chart, Florida Georgia Line was second with "Dirt." Kenny Chesney remained third with "American Kids" and Dierks Bentley fourth with "Drunk on a Plane." Lady Antebellum was fifth with "Bartender."

The biggest mover by far was new duo Maddie & Tae, whose "Girl in a Country Song" jumped from 26 to 16 in only its third week out. The rest of the top 25 had little movement.

On the Country Albums chart, Miranda Lambert was second with "Platinum," Luke Bryan third with "Crash My Party," Florida Georgia Line fourth with "Here's to the Good Times" and the "NOW That's What I Call Country: Volume 7" compilation in fifth.

Dan + Shay were at 18 with "Where It All Began," up 12. Justin Moore was up 8 to 21 with "Off the Beaten Path." The Band Perry's "Pioneer" stood at 22, up 6. Chris Young was at 23 with "A.M.," up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek continued its domination with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson held second once again with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin and Edie Brickell went from eight to three with "Love Has Come For You." "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel" from Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols stayed fourth. Della Mae jumped to fourth after being off the charts last week with "This World Oft Can Be."

On the overall Billboard Top 200, Gilbert was 12th, Lambert 17th, Bryan 19th, Florida Georgia Line 24th and "NOW" 36th.

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If you liked Jason Aldean's three previous number one albums, you'll like "Rearview Town." He sticks to the winning formula that has brought him past success. The 15 tracks are mainly juiced up, muscular numbers with scorching guitar. Ironically, amid the torrid tempos and high volume that dominate the collection, the ballads are the standouts, especially with the duet with the Miranda Lambert on "Drowns The Whiskey." Instead of whiskey drowning a memory, the inverse »»»
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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.... »»»
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