Monday, December 24, 2012

Music: Faith Hill: Country Top 20 year's last week

"Faith Hill (born Audrey Faith Perry; September 21, 1967) is an American country singer. She is known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and accumulated eight number-one singles and three number-one albums on the U.S. Country charts.

Hill has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies Home Journal. In 2008, Hill released her first Christmas album, titled Joy to the World. In 2009 Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000–2009. Hill was ranked the 39th best artist of the 2000–2010 decade by Billboard."

Faith Hill was an adoptive dawter, and she was raised with the two biological sons of her adoptive parents, the Perrys, "in a devout Christian environment."

The semiotics of the image below certainly bring patriotism to the fore and a view of America, faith in God expressed as a personal commitment, and a certain polysemous blend that features into one ideological expression of Faith's Christian faith.  We don't expect her to be a theologian or a phliosopher but this image is so ideologically precise and driven (blame it on the fotographer and producer) that it deserves sustained analysis and deconstruction.  Sorry, Faith, you shoud become more conscious of how you're being manipulated, for your financial gain too, by persons who are worshiping the flag and the unspoken symbolism for which it is made to do considerable propaganda work.  And they too know how to entice consumers precisely with this fusion of images and gestures fotographed.

Musikos, refWrite Backpage music newspotter, analyst, columnist

Here's Great American Country music's weekly chart of the Top 20 in Country Music (USA):

For the last Top 20 Country Countdown of the year and we brought you the best of the best! Host Nan Kelley along with Storme Warren and Suzanne Alexander revisited some of their favorite Top 20 moments, including interviews with Lionel RichieMiranda LambertBlake SheltonKenny ChesneyTaylor SwiftCarrie Underwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Garth Brooksand Lady Antebellum! Miss Friday night’s premiere? Check the schedule for airtimes. Full schedule »

On the chart this week, Faith Hill takes over at No. 1 with “American Heart” while Dwight Yoakam drops down to no. 8. New videos from Gary AllanKelly Clarkson with Vince GillSarah Darling and Uncle Kracker all make their countdown debuts.

This Week’s Chart:

1. Faith Hill – “American Heart”
2. Taylor Swift – “Begin Again”
3. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
4. Luke Bryan – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
5. Little Big Town – “Tornado”
6. Lady Antebellum – “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
7. Gary Allan – “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain”
8. Dwight Yoakam – “A Heart Like Mine”
9. Kelly Clarkson with Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush”
10. Toby Keith – “Hope On The Rocks”
11. Sarah Darling – “Home To Me”
12. Rascal Flatts – “Come Wake Me Up”
13. Justin Moore – “Til My Last Day”
14. Ray Scott – “Those Jeans”
15. Uncle Kracker – “Nobody’s Sad On A Saturday”
16. Eric Church – “Creepin’”
17.  Tim McGraw – “Truck Yeah”
18. Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
19. Jason Aldean – “That’s The Only Way I Know”
20. Kip Moore – “Beer Money”

Programming Note: Following  this week’s show, the GAC Top 20 crew is taking a brief holiday break but will be back with the first countdown of 2013 on Friday, Jan. 11. Have a happy and safe holiday and remember to keep voting daily for all your favorite videos!

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