LBT owns top selling disc
Sunday, March 5, 2017
– Little Big Town will have the top country album when the charts are out on Tuesday with "The Breaker."
The release is fourth on the overall chart with 51,000 units (44,000 from traditional album sales).
Coming in 10th on the overall list is Texas singer Aaron Watson with "Vaquero." Watson moved 39,000 units, 37,000 in album sales. His last album, "The Undergo," reached the top of the Billboard country chart in 2015.
The top selling disc in the U.S. was Future's " HNDRXX," which moved 121,000 album equivalent units.
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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.
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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 »»»
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.
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