COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TOP OF THE CHARTS: Zac Brown Band
Country music makes a nice showing this week with Zac Brown Band's newest release, You Get What You Give, selling 153,000 copies and debuting at number-one on both the country and overall album charts. Billy Currington also has a strong debut with Enjoy Yourself coming in at two on the country chart and nine overall!
The debuts bump Jamey Johnson's newest release, Guitar Song, from one to three and Lady A's Need You Now from two to four. And bookending things nicely is Zac's first major label release, The Foundation at number five.
RASCAL FLATTS: Private Made Public
For the first time, Rascal Flatts is opening up their annual private fundraiser for Monroe Carell Children's Hospital in Nashville to the public. Starting tomorrow [Oct. 1st] 100 tickets will be made available at RascalFlatts.com for the November 4th show. Tickets are first-come, first-served.
Keith Urban took to Facebook yesterday to get fan's opinion of two possible album covers for his next project, Get Closer. Option one featured a shot of Keith sitting on the floor near a bed with a guitar in the background while option two was a close-up with an unidentifiable woman's arms around him. Thousands have commented on both pictures.
Clint Black is urging his fans to help him in his support of research for Rett Syndrome -- a severe neurological disorder that strikes children -- mostly girls in their toddler stage of development. The International Rett Syndrome Foundation is competing with other charities to win a $250,000 research grant to help find a cure. Clint has a personal connection to the condition -- his niece who passed away from it at the age of 16. Fans can vote for the foundation through ClintBlack.com.