Rhett leads chart

Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Thomas Rhett has the best selling country disc in the U.S. with "Tangled Up," his second CD.

Billboard reported Sunday that the disc sold 32,000 units, down 58 percent from his debut week. Rhett is seventh on the overall chart, down one.

George Strait's "Cold Beer Conversation" was second on the country chart and eighth overall, down four, with 32,000 units sold, down 63 percent. Luke Bryan was third and ninth overall with "Kill the Lights," which sold 30,000 units, up 4 percent.

Don Henley's "Cass County" fell from first to fifth on the country chart from third to 10th on the overall chart with 29,000 units sold, down 67 percent.

Janet Jackson led the overall chart with "Unbreakable," selling 116 units.

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Center Point Road CD review - Center Point Road
Thomas Rhett represents a dilemma for traditional country music fans. Namely, that he doesn't create much country music that appeals to traditional tastes. Although "Center Point Road" doesn't entirely reverse that trend, even during its most overtly pop moments, this new collection of songs is still a pretty good one. The best song is also a love song - to a truck - titled "That Old Truck." It's the kind of song that only makes sense within country music circles. »»»
Life Changes CD review - Life Changes
Thomas Rhett references mangoritas, Coldplay and verified Instagram accounts on his third album, and for some, that may be a deal-breaker. His ultra-contemporary style and pop culture smarts may be anathema for fans of traditional country. However, writing Rhett off by stamping a cowboy boot and hollering "That ain't country!" writes off some truly standout songs - created by combining the best elements of country and pop music. Take the sophisticated songwriting of country and the »»»
Tangled Up CD review - Tangled Up
Thomas Rhett picks up where he left off on his 2013 debut, "It Goes Like This," which netted three chart toppers. Rhett would be hard to categorize as country, although in the big tent philosophy of what passes these days, country serves more as a marketing niche. He's more soul, funk and hip hop than country. His catchy, bouncy "Crash and Burn," another number one song, is squarely soulful pop with a few small sonic tweaks (whistles, backing "uhs" near the end) »»»