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FGL falls from top, but still needs country chart

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line no longer owns the best selling CD in the U.S., but "Anything Goes" sold well enough to be first on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 26.

Slipknot tops the chart with ".5 The Gray Chapter," selling 132,000 units.

FGL fell to fifth on the overall chart with 59,000 units sold, down 70 percent. Jason Aldean's "Old Boots, New Dirt" dropped from second to sixth with 56,000 units sold, down 38 percent,

Little Big Town scored its third top 10 with "Pain Killer." The disc came in seventh with 43,000 units sold. that was far less than 2012's "Tornado," which had a high of 113,000 units sold.

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6-Pack EP 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. »»»
Dig Your Roots 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. »»»
Anything Goes 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. »»»