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Crush on Little Big Town continues

Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Little Big Town retained its top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending June 13 with "Girl Crush," while Zac Brown Band was first on the Top Country Albums list with "Jekyll + Hyde."

On the songs chart, Hunt was second with "Take Your Time." Blake Shelton's "Sangria" was third. Luke Bryan slipped two to fourth with "Kick the Dust Up." Florida Georgia Line remained fifth with "Sippin' on Fire."

Easton Corbin was at 12 with "Baby Be My Love Song," moving up 3. Tim McGraw was 14th with "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools," a song recorded with Catherine Dunn. He moved up three places. Zac Brown Band jumped 4 to 20 with "Loving You Easy." Chris Janson's "Buy Me a Boat" was 22nd, up 3. Hunt closed out the top 25 with "House Party," up 1.

ZBB took over the albums chart number one spot from Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am," which slipped to second. The Lacs debuted in third with "Outlaw in Me." Hunt was fourth with "Montevallo" and LBT fifth with "Pain Killer."

Chase Rice moved from 21 to 16 with "Ignite the Night." Miranda Lambert was at 20 with "Platinum," up 3. ZBB's "Greatest Hits So Far..." CD also was up 3 to 21. Kenny Chesney was 22nd, up 3, with "The Big Revival."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, "Alive! In Concert" from Dailey & Vincent remained first. Robert Earl Keen was second with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions." The Willis Clan stood in third with "Chapter Two - Boots," up five. Punch Brothers were fourth with "The Phosphorescent Blues." The compilation "30 Appalachian Bluegrass Classics: Power Picks" debuted in fifth.

On the overall top 200, Hunt was 12th, ZBB 17th, Gilbert 18th, LBT 22nd and The Lacs 27th. The country albums and top 200 charts utilize different criteria.

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Pain Killer CD review - Pain Killer
For some, listening to Little Big Town will be an act of searching for something at least half as catchy as "Pontoon," yet without success. Whenever a group creates such a fantastically memorable single, the prospect of following it up successfully can be a bit of a handicap. With that said, though, "Pain Killer" is a pretty good pop-country album, as pop-country albums go. Although Little Big Town has never been known to be rockers, the rollicking "Save Your Sin" »»»
Tornado CD review - Tornado
When the chorus to Leavin' in Your Eyes kicks in with some lovely layered vocals, it's tempting to compare Little Big Town to Fleetwood Mac. After better sense kicks in, though, it's more reasonable to categorize LBT as Fleetwood Mac-lite, at best. All that '70s cocaine and infidelity made Fleetwood Mac so much darker than anything modern day Nashville could ever produce. To its credit, though, Fleetwood Mac could never produce anything nearly as catchy as Pontoon, easily the »»»
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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