Crush on Little Big Town continues
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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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CD review - Nightfall Little Big Town gets billed as a country music vocal group, but "Nightfall" plays out more like a four-headed singer-songwriter effort. Many of these songs hearken back to some of the best '70s introspective songwriter efforts. The album opens with "Next to You," which builds from a gentle meditation, into a full-on anthemic ode to the comfort and strength of fidelity. "Questions" interestingly finds an ex asking questions via song lyrics, which she can never ...
CD review - The Breaker Anyone who missed Little Big Town's remarkable 2012 Unplugged performance on CMT should seek it out online. When they sing their monster hit "Pontoon," four hypnotic voices combine to harmonic perfection with no studio tricks - pick from any of the microphones, and it works as the song's lead vocal. But now that the group has ascended to the upper rung of stardom, different challenges arise. How do you compete with yourself fresh from a Grammy for Best Country Song ...
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" ...


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