Aldean tops charts again
Sunday, September 18, 2016
– Jason Aldean's "They Don't Know" is the top selling release in the country, Billboard announced today, his third straight chart topper.
Aldean's latest moved 138,000 units with 131,000 of them in album sales. The numbers were far lower than 2014's "Old Boots, New Dirt" at 278,000 copies sold and 2012's "Night Train" with 409,000 sold.
This was the first country CD to top the charts since Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" in November 2015.
Florida Georgia Line's "Dig Your Roots" closed out the top 10, after having been fifth last week, with 30,000 units; down 29 percent.
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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. ...
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. ...
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. ...