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Billboard makes Rhett a very happy man

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – Thomas Rhett tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Die a Happy Man," while Chris Stapleton regains the number one spot on the albums chart with "Traveller."

Sam Hunt was second on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Break Up in a Small Town," one ahead of Chris Young's "I'm Comin' Over." Cam was fourth with "Burning House." Dan + Shay were fifth with "Nothin' Like You."

Luke Bryan's "Home Alone Tonight," which features Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, was 16th, up 10. There was little movement throughout the rest of the top 25.

On the albums chart, Carrie Underwood was second with "Storyteller," one ahead of Church's "Mr. Misunderstood." Last week's number one, "I'm Comin' Over" from Young, fell to fourth. Hunt went from eight to five with "Montevallo."

Blake Shelton's "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits" moved up three to sixth. The biggest mover by far was Zac Brown Band's "Greatest Hits So Far...," which jumped from 36 to 10. The "NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas" compilation is 12th, up three. Maddie & Tae shot up 10 spots to 21 with "Start Here." LeAnn Rimes was at 23 with "Today is Christmas," up 15. Underwood closed out the top 25 with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," up 3.

Punch Brothers topped the Bluegrass Albums chart with the debut of "The Wireless" EP, a five-song release. Rhonda Vincent was second with "Christmas Time." Steve Martin & Edie Brickell went from first to third with "So Familiar." Mipso debuted in fourth with "Old Time Reverie." A compilation, "Bluegrass Gems," debuted in fifth.

On the top 200 albums chart, Stapleton was 7th, Underwood 14th, Hunt 19th, Church 23rd and Young 26th.


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CD review - Country Again: Side A Thomas Rhett is in the artistic zone. Rhett Atkins' boy never really struggled to get noticed, but starting around 2015, his impact went nuclear – "Die A Happy Man" wasn't just a number one, but a monster that stayed there for two months. The ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year still carries a lot of weight, and Rhett nabbed it in 2019. Still, Rhett's sound has its doubters – a lot of the air-quote country hits were grafted to other dance, pop and soul styles. ...
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. ...
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 ...


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