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Feb
26

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Florida Georgia Line ‘Sippin’ On Fire’ – Single Review

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Don’t lie. You know you were waiting gleefully for this one.

Florida Georgia Line are to country music what Iggy Azalea is to hip hop: unfathomably popular for musically shitting on everything the community holds dear. With every #1 single that has passed through country radio’s wide-open gates, the incompetent duo have continued to shock, surprise and torment with the sheer level of shittiness and douchebaggery their records ascribe to. Even 2014’s ‘Dirt’ had its issues despite being their least-infuriating of releases, and most recent single Sun Daze’ was far-reaching in its mission to screw with every notion of good music and lyrics. Sometimes, you just have to be impressed with how truly bad a band can be.

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Feb
19

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of February 28th, 2015

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As if Sam Hunt’s market dominance couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he’s now reigning on Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs with ‘Take Your Time’, while other songs of his hang around further down each chart. And although ‘Montevallo’ shifts from #1 to #2 this week on Top Country Albums (that top honor goes to Blackberry Smoke’s new record ‘Holding All The Roses’), he remains a huge force on the charts, just as ‘Take Your Time’ moves another five places to #14 on Country Airplay. Speaking of Country Airplay, we have a new #1, and Florida Georgia Line detractors won’t be happy to learn that it’s their polarizing hit ‘Sun Daze’ that earns that spot, right after it was announced that their next single would be ‘Sippin’ On Fire’ (it’s already entered the chart, currently at #52). Meanwhile Grammy-related acts and songs have been doing well, with the likes of Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes receiving boosts for their involvement in Music’s Biggest Night. Read on for the full detailed charts and stats.

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Jan
13

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Sir Mashalot Creates Amazing 6-Song Country Mash-up; Reveals Problem With Country Radio

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Sir Mashalot, the guy behind the 6-song mash-up that’s currently making the rounds in country music circles, recently spoke to me about the track, how he put it together and why he thinks it’s important. Featuring the songs ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’ by Blake Shelton (2013), ‘Ready Set Roll’ by Chase Rice (2013), ‘Close Your Eyes’ by Parmalee (2014), ‘Drunk On You’ by Luke Bryan (2012), ‘This Is How We Roll’ by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan (2013), and ‘Chillin’ It’ by Cole Swindell (2013), it is an example of just how similar the vast majority of country radio is becoming, both sonically and lyrically.

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Nov
26

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Nashville’s biggest country stars descend upon Glasgow in March 2015

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C2C Presents…

Tuesday 3rd March
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line

Thursday 5th March
Lady Antebellum
Kip Moore
Brandy Clark

*plus guests to be confirmed*
*TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER*

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Nov
6

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PHOTOS: Stars Honor Heroes after CMA Awards

Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry, and Neil Perry of The Band Perry take a moment to pack a Crown Royal Regal Apple care package in effort to honor US troops overseas at the BLMG After Party on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Crown Royal)

Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry, and Neil Perry of The Band Perry take a moment to pack a Crown Royal Regal Apple care package in effort to honor US troops overseas at the BLMG After Party on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Crown Royal)

On one of country music’s biggest nights, country artists including Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, and The Band Perry took a moment to honor troops at Big Machine Label Group’s CMA Awards after-party sponsored by Crown Royal Regal Apple.

Country’s artists had the opportunity to give back to U.S. soldiers last night by packing bags with items rarely available overseas such as tablets, earbuds, armbands, music players, etc. The packed bags will be shipped to active duty service men and women overseas with the help from Packages From Home, Crown Royal’s national charity partner.

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Oct
23

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of November 1st, 2014

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Boosted by its poignancy as Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Disease develops, his autobiographical final single ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ jumps from #50 to #21 on Hot Country Songs, while it comes in at #2 on Country Streaming Songs. Other leaps this week include Eric Church’s ‘Talladega’, which is the Digital Sales Gainer (11 places), just as Kenny Chesney’s ‘Til It’s Gone’ is the Airplay Gainer (it jumps #25 to #18 on Country Airplay and #38 to #26 on Hot Country Songs). Jason Aldean takes this week’s radio #1 with ‘Burnin’ It Down’, while Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton and Chase Rice bring up the rear for potential #1s in the next few weeks. Also moving up is The Band Perry’s new single from The Best of Me soundtrack, ‘Gentle On My Mind’, which reaches #37 this week, a 10-place climb. Meanwhile, Toby Keith’s ‘Drunk Americans’ debuts on Hot Country Songs at #40 (#16 on Country Digital Songs), Aaron Watson’s ‘That Look’ comes in just below at #41 (#10 on Country Digital Songs) and Dierks Bentley’s ‘Say You Do’ drops at #50. Read on for more chart stats this week!

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Oct
23

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Florida Georgia Line ‘Sun Daze’ – Single Review

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Following the mysteriously convenient #1 positioning of lead single ‘Dirt’ during the week of their sophomore album release, Florida Georgia Line have also kicked things into high gear with the release of a new single ‘Sun Daze’. It was originally unveiled as a promo track a few weeks ago, met with disgust at the over-sexualized, misogynistic and crass lyrical content, leading most to be repulsed.

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Oct
15

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Florida Georgia Line ‘Anything Goes’ – Album Review

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I wasn’t fooled.

In July of this year, I watched as those (fans, bloggers, radio folks, more) whose musical opinions I respected and whose criticisms of Florida Georgia Line I agreed with, threw aside their prior gripes and welcomed ‘Dirt’ with open arms. “It’s not bro-country!” They cried. “They’re finally releasing something serious, something country, something good! I’m jamming out!”

I observed Twitter over the following few weeks as those who I follow celebrated the song as the much-hated duo’s musical progression, Scott Borchetta’s realization of the change in the wind and a decision to grow them up a bit. I raised my eyebrows as one by one people claimed the ending of bro-country as a chart-dominating form, citing Florida Georgia Line (and one or two other releases from their peers) as sitting at the helm of a switch in material. At one point, even I could be seen to believe that the subgenre was finally on its way out. But I never believed for one second that Florida Georgia Line were truly part of its moving on, never thought that they were really maturing.

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