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Much like "Star Trek," Oliver Anthony is going "where no one has gone before." In a music career that has gone supernova in just the last two weeks, the Virginia farmer continues to shatter old records and establish new ones. Billboard reports that his "Rich Men North Of Richmond" and his other songs accounted for a mind-blowing 37% of all country music sales last week. On top of that, Anthony is the first living solo male to chart at least 13 titles in the top 50 of Digital Song Sales at once. Those 13 songs are:
- No. 1, “Rich Men North of Richmond” (147,000 sold Aug. 11-17)
- No. 2, “Aint Gotta Dollar” (17,000)
- No. 5, “Ive Got To Get Sober (12,000)
- No. 10, “I Want To Go Home” (8,000)
- No. 11, “Virginia” (6,000)
- No. 15, “Rich Mans Gold” (5,000)
- No. 19, “Always Love You (Like a Good Ole Dog)” (4,000)
- No. 21, “Feeling Purdy Good” (4,000)
- No. 23, “Doggonit” (3,000)
- No. 24, “Stuck Living in the New World” (3,000)
- No. 29, “90 Some Chevy” (3,000)
- No. 37, “Hell on Earth” (2,000)
- No. 43, “Between You & Me” (2,000)
Pat Boone took a stab at a country music career back in the 70's, and actually had a Top 40 country hit with "Texas Woman" in 1976. Now, nearly 50 years later, he's revisiting the country phase of his career with a new album, titled "Country Jubilee." The album will feature 25 tracks, including his lone country hit. "Country Jubilee" also features a brand-new version of the country and pop hit "You and I," featuring Crystal Gayle. The album drops September 8th.
Chris Janson and Duane Chapman ("Dog The Bounty Hunter") have been friends since before Chris was famous. At a recent concert, Chris told the story of those early days. "You gotta understand that before I ever had any big hits or any big success, Dog the Bounty Hunter would bring me and Kelly along to do events with him," Janson revealed from the stage. "People would be standing in line to meet Dog and he would always say, 'I'd like you to meet my friend Chris and his wife Kelly.' And I've never forgotten that. And I really appreciated that. That shows you what kind of person he is in his heart." Chris had written a song, "Outlaw Ways," specifically for Dog's show with his wife Beth Chapman, "Dog and Beth On The Hunt" - and hadn't played it live in years. But bringing out Dog to join him on stage, Chris once again played the early tune, joined by Chapman. Check out the performance below...