Thursday March 6, 2014
Brantley Gilbert lowered his tailgate at #1 with his tailgate romance "Bottoms Up."
Dierks Bentley's new album enters the charts at #1.
Frankie Ballard falls... and gets back up.
Read all about it in this week's country music charts.
Image courtesy of Valory Music Co.
Tuesday February 25, 2014
Cole Swindell topped the country charts this week with "Chillin' It."
(The song is about relaxing, not the recommended preparation before serving a bottle of white wine.)
Swindell, the studio-crafted love child of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, dropped his debut album last week.
It's sure to make headway in the country album charts.
For now, check out how he fared against heavy hitters like Blake Shelton and Brantley Gilbert on the latest country charts.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros.
Monday February 10, 2014
Depending on the listener, "Stand by Your Man" is either a heartfelt song about staying the course -- or an ugly holdover from an era when women were encourage to suffer their marriages quietly. were encouraged to suffer quietly through broken marriages.
But here's what we can all agree on: Candi Staton's 1970 cover version takes the song to a funky new level.
Image courtesy of Parlophone UK Records
Tuesday January 28, 2014
Rosanne Cash's "The Long Way Home" is served two ways in Oxford American's Southern Music issue.
It's the title for the superb essay the singer wrote for the magazine. And it's also the song featured on the issue's compilation of Tennessee tunes.
Both travel the same autobiographical territory.
Image courtesy of the Oxford American