Chart Roundup – Week of June 29th, 2013

I can predict that Florida Georgia Line are on the cusp of breaking many more records than they already have, with their reign on the Billboard country charts refusing to…

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 22nd, 2013

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This week, the Billboard country charts have been more
static than usual. In fact, Hot Country Songs’ top 5 is exactly the same, highlighting the key players and their consistent
selling. As per usual Florida Georgia Line are at the top, ‘Cruise’ at #1 on
Hot Country Songs and #1 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Get Your Shine On’ is not
too far behind, at #9 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and their
third single ‘Round Here’ has begun its ascent on the Country Airplay top 30,
this week at #29. ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ has risen to #3 on Top Country
Albums once more.

Again, Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol
Annies and friends) is FGL’s strongest contender. At #2 on Hot Country Songs
and Country Airplay, and #3 on Country Digital Songs, the recent release of a
celebrity remix is bound to push the track to #1 next week. If that weren’t
enough, Blake’s latest album ‘Based On A True Story…’ holds onto the #1 spot on
Top Country Albums. Not too far behind him is Darius Rucker, whose album ‘True
Believers’ is at #2, while the big hit ‘Wagon Wheel’ remains at #3 on Hot
Country Songs, #6 on Country Airplay, and #4 on Country Digital Songs.

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CMT Music Awards 2013 Review: Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line are fan favorites

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On Wednesday (June 5), Country music fans flocked to Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville for the CMT Music Awards. As the answer to MTV's Video Music Awards, the show was jam packed with dirty puns, jabs at fellow artists and other jokes that didn't quite land with the crowd. Throughout the two and a half hour broadcast, screaming fans rallied behind their favorite artists, as they took the stage to perform their latest hits.

I had the pleasure of attending (my first awards show ever), so I went into the experience not knowing what to expect. I have to admit, there was a certain high that permeated the crowd and left me rather drained afterwards. I had always wanted to attend one of these shows (I mean, who hasn't right?) to see exactly how it all goes down and to see if there were any interesting interactions between the superstars during commericials and off camera. While the media section was quite a distance from the celebrity seating, I did catch a few cool moments.

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 15th, 2013

It’ll be an achievement indeed when a song knocks Florida Georgia Line off the top spot; yet again their smash hit ‘Cruise’ (featuring Nelly) is at #1 on Hot Country…

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 8th, 2013

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Florida Georgia Line continue their record-breaking ways, achieving
their 13th week at #1 on Hot Country Songs with ‘Cruise’ (featuring
Nelly). The hit track is also #1 on Country Digital Songs, while the duo’s
second single ‘Get Your Shine On’ drops to #5 on Country Airplay. However,
their 2012 album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ moves up two places to #5. Darius
Rucker has held onto his #1 spot on Country Airplay for another week with ‘Wagon
Wheel’, moving up to #2 on Hot Country Songs and sticking to #3 on Country
Digital Songs. What’s more, his brand new album ‘True Believers’ comes into Top
Country Albums at a shiny #1, making this a very good week for the Grand Ole
Opry member.

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 1st, 2013

It’s been another good week for Florida Georgia Line as their mega-hit ‘Cruise’ (helped by the recent remix featuring Nelly), is at #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital…

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Chart Roundup – Week of May 25th, 2013

Not a lot has changed at the top since last week, as Florida Georgia Line seem to have a pretty stable monopoly at #1 across Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay…

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Chart Roundup – Week of May 18th, 2013

Hey guys, my chart roundup is back after a month out! I hope you missed me. Hot Country Songs remains oddly static at the top, with Florida Georgia Line continuing…

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