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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – It was another week at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" for the week ending June 24. Luke Combs debuted in first with "This One's For You," his debut full-length, on the Top Country Albums chart.

Brett Young and Luke Combs remained two-three on the songs chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" and "Hurricane" respectively. "The Fighter" by Keith Urban with Carrie Underwood was fourth. Florida Georgia Line was fifth with "God, Your Mama, And Me," with Backstreet Boys.

Justin Moore's "Somebody Else Will" was at 17, up 3. So was Kane Brown's "What Ifs" with Lauren Alaina, and now at 18. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "Speak to a Girl" was up 4 to 19. Brothers Osborne closed out the top 20 with "It Ain't My Fault," up 5. Billy Currington came in at 22 with "Do I Make You Wanna," moving up 4.

Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" stood at 23, up 5. Chris Lane was one back with "For Her," up three. Brett Eldredge was 25th, up 4, with "Somethin' I'm Good At." Kip Moore's "More Girls Like You" moved up 3 to 27. So did "I Could Use a Love Song" by Maren Morris, which was 28th. Carley Pearce's "Every Little Thing" climbed 4 to 29. Jason Aldean was 31st with "They Don't Know," up 3. LOCASH came in at 32 with "Ring On Every Finger," up 5. Eric Church was 34th with "Round Here Buzz," up 4. Morgan Wallen's "The Way I Talk" also was up 4, to 35.

Garth Brooks' new single, "Ask Me How I Know," climbed 5 to36. Chris Janson's new single, "Fix a Drink," was at 38, up 4. Brad Paisley was 40th with "Last Time For Everything," up 3. Kelsea Ballerini debuted at 41 with "Legends." LANCO was at 42 with "Greatest Love Story," up 4. Walker Hayes debuted at 45 with "You Broke Up With Me" and Danielle Bradbery 46 with "Sway." "All the Pretty Girls" from Kenny Chesney debuted at 48. Jake Owen closed out the top 50 with his debut of "Good Company."

On the albums chart, Combs displaced Chris Stapleton, who fell to second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Zac Brown Band held third with "Welcome Home." Stapleton was also fourth with "Traveller." Keith Urban held fifth with "Ripcord." Wheeler Walker Jr. debuted at 10 with "Ol' Wheeler."

George Strait went from 49 to 33 with "50 Number Ones." Midland's self-titled EP was up 4 to 42.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alison Krauss regained the top spot with "Windy City." Molly Tuttle debuted in second with her "Rise" EP. Old Crow Medicine Show was third with"50 Years of Blonde on Blonde." Bradley Walker was fourth with "Call Me Old-fashioned." Dailey & Vincent was fifth with "Patriots And Poets."

On the Folk/Americana Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "From a Room" and second with "Traveller." Dan Auerbach held third with "Waiting on a Song, "The Lumineers fourth with "Cleopatra' and John Mayer fifth with "The Search for Everything."

On the overall top 200, Combs was 5th, Stapleton 15 with "From a View," Zac Brown band 28th, Stapleton 38th with "Traveller" and Urban 43rd.

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Sam Hunt is riding the country charts with "Leave the Night On," a rather surprising occurrence considering that the Georgia native has extremely little to do with what remotely constitutes country music on this four song EP. Hunt has gained some acclaim as a song writer, having penned Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight." Hunt fits in perhaps only because of the crossover sounds »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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