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Chesney doubles up

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Kenny Chesney scored a chart double - first on the overall Billboard Top 200 with "Live in No Shoes Nation" and first on the Top Country Albums chart. Kane Brown remained atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Nov. 18 with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina.

On the songs chart, the second through fifth spots remained the same: Luke Combs with "When It Rains It Pours," Sam Hunt with "Body Like a Back Road," Thomas Rhett with "Unforgettable" and LANCO with "Greatest Love Story."

Garth Brooks was at 17 with "Ask Me How I Know," up 3. Old Dominion climbed 5 to 22 with "Written in the Sand." Kelsea Ballerini also was up 5, to 25, with "Legends." Scotty McCreery's "Five More Minutes" went from 29 to 26. Easton Corbin's "A Girl Like You" moved up 3 to 28. Aaron Watson also was inched up 3 with "Outta Style," in 29th.

Granger Smith's "Happens Like That" went from 36 to 30. Jordan Davis was up 4 to 33 with "Singles You Up." Brown also was at 35 with "Heaven," up 4. High Valley stood at 36 with "She's With Me," up 5. Midland's "Make a Little" jumped 6 to 38. Brantley Gilbert was 42nd with "Ones That Like Me," up 3. Cole Swindell moved up 5, to 44, with "Stay Downtown."

Michael Ray was 45th with "Get to You," up 3. Adam Calhoun & Hosier debuted at 46 with "Salute the Brave." Blake Shelton debuted at 47 with "I Lived It" and at 49 with "At the House."

On the albums chart, Granger Smith debuted in second with "When the Good Guys Win." Brown was third with his self-titled disc. Rhett held fourth with "Life Changes," and Darius Rucker was fifth with "When Was the Last Time." Last week's chart topper, "Losing Sleep" from Chris Young," fell to sixth.

Alan Jackson went from 18 to 9 with "Precious Memories Collection." Zac Brown Band jumped from 48 to 10 with "Welcome Home." "Kill the Lights" form Luke Bryan went from 27 to 23. LANCO's "Extended Play (EP)" came in at 25, up 3. Bryan also was at 29, up 3, with "Crash My Party." "The Essential Elvis Presley" went from 34 to 30. Swindell's "You Should Be Here" was up 5 to 33.

"The Legend of Johnny Cash" was at 36, up 10. Lee Ann Womack debuted at 37 with "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone." Shelton was at 39 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits," up 6.

On the Bluegrass chart, The Wailin' Jennys jumped from 13 to first with "Fifteen." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers were second with "The Long-Awaited Album." Chris Hillman held third with "Bidin' My Time," one ahead of Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn's "Echo in the Valley," which had been first. Bradley Walker was fifth with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith."

On the Americana/Folk chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Julien Baker debuted in third with "Turn Out the Lights." The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the top 200, Smith was 29th, Brown 40th, Rhett 41st and Rucker 46th.

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Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
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Songs for the Saints CD review - Songs for the Saints
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes. This live CD could have been »»»
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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