Taylor Swift with another Achievement + More Country Music News
Taylor Swift is setting the bar higher and higher for women in music with her latest album. Folklore just marked its fourth straight week at the top of the Billboard 200, making it the first album by a female artist to spend its first four weeks at No. 1 in just about five years.
Swift unseats the current holder of that record, Adele, , Adele held on to the top spot for seven consecutive weeks with 25, so it remains seen if Swift can surpass that particular metric.
As it stands, Folklore becomes Swift's personal benchmark, as it is the first of her albums to spend four straight weeks at No. 1. She has previously spent three weeks at the top with three of her other albums (Red, 1989 and Speak Now).
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When Josh Turner’s son Hampton was little, he would wake up and turn on the television — not to watch cartoons, but to listen to the smooth jazz channels.
“I dropped him on his head when he was young,” Turner jokes during a recent interview with Taste of Country Nights.
Nevertheless, it's safe to say that there is not much jazz on Turner’s new album, Country State of Mind, which he released on Friday (Aug. 21.) Instead, the 12-song collection is strictly country-centric, paying homage to some of Turner's biggest heroes including Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin and Hank Williams.
Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line will need surgery after an accident on a dirt bike track. The singer and songwriter talked about his injuries and showed off his wounds in a Friday message to fans.
He describes over-jumping a jump on his dirt bike and "landing flat," causing a significant ankle injury.
"I have a ruptured Achilles tendon and I broke the bone right there on the inside of the ankle," he says as one of his kids shouts in the background. Surgery is scheduled for this week, and then rehabilitation.
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