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McGraw rides new release to number oine

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Tim McGraw will have the top selling country disc when the Billboard charts are out on Thursday. "Sundown Heaven Town" was the leading country album and the third best selling disc of any genre in the U.S. with 71,000 units sold. This is McGraw's 15th number 1 on the country charts. Barbra Streisand had the leading album in the U.S. with "Partners" selling 196,000 units.

McGraw sold far less units than last year's "Two Lanes of Freedom," which sold 107,000 units, good for second on the chart.

George Strait, was fourth on the overall chart with "The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium." The release from Strait's final concert sold 51,000 units. This was STrait's 19th top 10 release.


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CD review - Here on Earth Tim McGraw's collection, "Here on Earth," finds the country star sounding peaceful and down to Earth. He's more meditative than overly active, throughout. It's very much an adult album in that McGraw is speaking from the perspective of maturity, rather than pretending he's still a young man. If he's got any barbecue statins on his white t-shirt, he's not letting on here. McGraw burns through five mellow tracks before he gets to anything with a discernable beat. ...
CD review - Damn Country Music Tim McGraw said of his 14th studio album, "Damn Country Music," "It's is all about passion, (taking him back to 1989) "when I came to Nashville to chase my dreams." Country music has richly rewarded him over the past two decades, and he honors the genre's tradition here. The album gets off to a very traditional start with Celtic folk. The flute and skillful acoustic picking on the opener "Here Tonight" bring a Mark Knopfler tune immediately to mind. ...
CD review - Sundown Heaven Town The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. ...


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