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LBT debuts in first; Hunt remains there

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Little Big Town topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending March 18 with "The Breaker." Sam Hunt stayed in first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Body Like a Back Road."

Aaron Watson held second on the albums chart with "Vaquero." Garth Brooks was third with "The Ultimate Collection." Last week's number one, Alison Krauss' "Windy City," fell to fourth. Keith Urban held fifth with "Ripcord."

Blake Shelton moved from 20 to 16 with "If I'm Honest." Kane Brown's self-titled debut went from 25 to 20. Cole Swindell was at 37 with "You Should Be Here," up 3. "The Legend of Johnny Cash went from 33 to 28. "The Essential Johnny Cash" was a big mover was well going from 46 to 38.

Little Big Town stayed second on the songs chart with "Better Man." Jon Pardi was again third with "Dirt on My Boots" and Michael Ray fourth with "Think a Little Less." "Sober Saturday Night" by Chris Young, featuring Vince Gill, held fifth again. Luke Bryan jumped from 11 to 6 with "Fast." Luke Combs' "Hurricane" gave him his first top 10 - at 9.

Lauren Alaina was 12th with "Road Less Traveled," down 3. Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know" also was up 3 to 13. Florida Georgia Line held 16th with "God, Your Mama, and Me," its song featuring Backstreet Boys. Zac Brown Band's "My Old Man" was up 6 to 21. Lady Antebellum's "You Look Good" moved up 5 to 23.

Brett Eldredge debuted at 30 with "Somethin' I'm Good At." Dan + Shay were at 43 with "When I Pray For You," its first week in the top 50. Kip Moore's new song "More Girls Like You," was at 46. LANCO debuted at 50 with "Greatest Love Story."

Krauss was again first on the Bluegrass Albums Chart. Bradley Walker was second with "Call Me Old-fashioned." Old Crow Medicine Show's "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show" was third. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was fourth in its debut week with "Fishin' in the Dark: The Best Nitty Gritty Dirt Band." The group also was fifth with "Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years, Live at the Ryman Auditorium, TN."

John Mayer debuted in first on the Folk/Americana Albums chart with "The Search for Everything: Wave Two" EP. Krauss was second, Chris Stapleton third with "Traveler," Ryan Adams fourth with "Prisoner" and Old 97's debuting in fifth with "Graveyard Whistling."

Little Big Town was fourth on the overall Top 200 chart with Watson 10th. Brooks was 15th, Krauss 29th and Urban 31st.

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Nightfall 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 »»»
The Breaker 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 »»»
Pain Killer 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" »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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