Buddy Guy Scores Fifth #1 Blues Album In The Country With 'Born To Play Guitar'

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Legendary blues icon and six-time Grammy Award winning artist Buddy Guy claimed the #1 spot last week onBillboard's Top Blues Album charts with his latest masterpiece Born To Play Guitar, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released July 31st on Silvertone/RCA Records, Born To Play Guitar marks Buddy's fifth #1 album on Billboard's Top Blues chart and twelfth Top 10 Billboard Blues album. Since its release, the album peaked at #1 on the overall Amazon music chart and remains #1 on the iTunes Blues Albums chart. Internationally, Born To Play Guitar debuts at #1 on the Australian ARIA Jazz & Blues Album chart and remains Top 5 on iTunes Blues Album charts in UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and more!

The follow-up to his spectacular 2013 #1 Billboard Blues album Rhythm and Blues, Born To Play Guitar has brought Buddy back to the top of the charts while receiving critical praise from media and fans alike. Rolling Stone cites "he sings and solos with reliable ferocity" while Glide Magazine gave the album 9 out of 10 stars and states "Guy's seasoned voice and tasty licks on his '57 Stratocaster would satisfy any and all fans of his music and the genre itself." The Journal Starproclaims that Guy "delivered a fresh, fully alive album that keeps the blues alive and shows he remains the best at it," while Rambles.net declares "At 79, he generates more heat and energy than players half his age and, instead of being content to rest on his well-earned reputation, continues to lead the way toward the future of the blues, even as he keeps the past fresh and vibrant."

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