Chart Climbers: Armiger, Ballestrini, Burns & Poe, Kennon

Armiger takes the Kiss Me Now tour to PD Scott Lindy and MD Lance Houston at WUBL.

With Country Radio Seminar hitting town this week, artists are set to schmooze radio reps from across the nation. Here’s a rundown of some of the rising artists and their singles that are already climbing MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart.

Katie Armiger’s “Kiss Me Now” is at No. 52 on the Country Breakout Chart. It’s the first single from her forthcoming third album on Cold River Records, and she penned it with Lyric Street recording artist Sarah Buxton and well-known Nashville songwriter Blair Daly. This is also Armiger’s first single to chart on Billboard.

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Veronica Ballestrini

Veronica Ballestrini is working her new song “Out There Somewhere.” It’s the follow-up to her debut single, “Amazing,” and last week edged ahead of Armiger at No. 51 on the Country Breakout Chart. Ballestrini performs Friday, February 26 at 12th & Porter at 9 pm, where one fan in attendance will win a spot on her upcoming fan cruise to the Bahamas. The boat leaves from Miami, FL on August 27 and makes stops in CocoCay and Nassau. To learn more about the cruise and to register, please visit Ballestrini’s website.

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Matt Kennon

Riding the momentum of his breakthrough single “The Call,” Bamajam artist Matt Kennon will release his self-titled debut album on April 27, 2010. He co-wrote the single, which is currently at No. 22, with Noah Gordon and Jeremy Campbell. BamaJam will be releasing the three-song The Call – EP to digital outlets on Tuesday, March 9.

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Burns & Poe performed “Big Truck,” for the folks at syndicated show Mud Truck TV recently. The track was chosen as a featured song for an upcoming show, along with their rising single “Don’t Get No Better Than That” from Blue Steel Records (No. 26 on the MR chart). The duo’s episode is set to air ­ Thursday, March 4, at 1:30PM/CT.

Pictured with the Mud Truck crew l-r: Lisa Austin, Michelle Poe, Keith Burns, and Brian Austin.

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