March 21, 1993
Sting buzzed by the competition with his new "Ten Summoner's Tales," landing in the top spot on the local album chart. Clapton's "Unplugged" is a strong second--still attracting some new customers based on his Grammy haul. Dolly Parton's "Slow Dancing With the Moon" waltzed up the country chart to No. 5 and is shaping up to be one of her biggest pop albums. Brooks & Dunn are pulling a Garth Brooks, with multiple albums on the country chart: their old one, "Brand New Man" (No.
September 28, 2007 |
Brooks & Dunn "Cowboy Town" (Arista Nashville) ** There's everything to suggest the hits will keep on coming for Brooks & Dunn on the platinum-minded duo's latest album, chock-full as it is of singalong choruses, blazing guitars and chirpy harmonies. There's also little hint of anything of substance lurking beneath the gleaming surfaces of the album's dozen tracks.
December 14, 1998 |
Reba McEntire is a frustrating figure. She's a singer of great passion and ability. She respects her fans. She keeps busy touring, making records, making movies. She never complains. The only missing ingredient is great song material. The country superstar long ago abandoned old school country and western as her main muse, turning instead toward anonymous pop songs that keep her on the charts yet hold her back as an artist.
April 19, 2001
Pop Albums Sunshine Anderson, "Your Woman" Bigdumbface, "Duke Lion Fights the Terror" Brooks & Dunn, "Steers & Stripes" Cash Brothers, "How Was Tomorrow?" MJ Cole, "Sincere"CK Creeper Lagoon, "Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday" Edo.
April 26, 2001
STACKING UP SALES Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended April 22, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units: Atop the Charts Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of April 22, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music-company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales. MARKET SHARE *--* Latest Year Distributor week to date Top-selling album Artist Universal 26.7% 28.
March 11, 2004 |
Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight Academy of Country Music nominations Wednesday, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the title of his hit song suggests -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The ode to leaving work early for the bar, a duet with Jimmy Buffett, was recognized in four categories: single, video, vocal event and song of the year. It was written by Jim Brown and Donald Rollins.