Weekly Chart Report (7/23/10)


New Arista Nashville artist Adam Brand was in Alabama recently as part of his first radio tour in the U.S. after making a name for himself as a recording artist in Australia. Brand played his upcoming single, “Ready For Love,” for The Big 95/WHMA Anniston’s Stuff a Bus Fundraiser. (L-R): WHMA OM Tex Carter, a Chick-fil-A cow and Brand.

It’s a tennis match at the top of the CountryBreakout Chart and the latest volley comes from Keith Urban, whose “I’m In” recovers its No. 1 positioning after being displaced last week. Blake Shelton’s “All About It” slips back to No. 2, only nine spins behind Urban. Both records are young, and anything could happen at this point. Strong records from Zac Brown Band (“Free”) and Lady Antebellum (“Our Kind Of Love”) are a few steps back at No. 5 and 7, respectively, but it shouldn’t be too long before they’re vying for the top spot.

Don’t count out a run at the top by Kenny Chesney in the near future, either. His latest, “The Boys of Fall” is white hot. After nailing the biggest debut at No. 49 last week with no prior reports, the song received an additional 812 spins in this chart cycle to move on to No. 26. Reba’s “Turn On The Radio” has accomplished a similar feat—it debuted at No. 50 in the previous chart, and has now rocketed up to No. 35.

The biggest debut of this week goes to Southern country rockers Blackberry Smoke, whose “Good One Comin’ On” showed up at No. 64. Others making debuts include Sherry Lynn’s “What A Day To Shake A Heartache” at No. 70, Martin Ramey’s “Twisted” at No. 71, Amber Hayes’s “C’Mon” at No. 72, Chuck Wicks’s “Hold That Thought” at No. 77, David Bradley’s “Soak It Up” at No. 79 and Flynnville Train’s “Preachin’ To The Choir” at No. 80

Frozen Playlists: KKOW, KNCQ, KYYK, WATZ, WBKR, WDHR

WTRS/Ocala morning personality Beth Brightwell recently announced her departure from the station after 10 years where she was a fixture on the popular “Dave, Beth, and Bo Morning Show.” She will be moving to Nashville to join WSM morning host Rick Marino on the “Wake Up With The Wolf Show.”

“I told her it was kind of like if my wife left me for Keith Urban—I’d have to look at her and say ‘Well, I can’t blame ya for going,’” jokes WTRS PD/morning co-host Dave Tyler. “Beth is super talented and we knew that one day she would leave for bigger pastures. I think the broadcast industry is only now getting a small taste of her abilities and she will blossom at a great station like WSM! We will miss her and hope she returns our calls once the limos start picking her up in the morning!”

Brightwell’s first day on the job is Thursday, July 29. Starting Monday, July 26, the WTRS morning show will be known as the Dave & Bo Show.

Upcoming Singles
July 26
Miranda Lambert/Only Prettier/Columbia
Sugarland/Stuck Like Glue/Mercury
Matt Kennon/You Can Still Wear White/BamaJam
Craig Campbell/Family Man/Bigger Picture
Jeff Golden/Judgement Day/Country Trax

August 2
Josh Gracin/Cover Girl/Average Joes
Clay Walker/Where Do I Go From You/Curb
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Blackberry Smoke/Good One Comin’ On/BamaJam — 64
Sherry Lynn/What A Day to Shake A Heartache/Steal Heart — 70
Martin Ramey/Twisted/Curb — 71
Amber Hayes/C’Mon/Funl Music — 72
Chuck Wicks/Hold That Thought/RCA — 77
David Bradley/Soak It Up/Gecko — 79
Flynnville Train/Preachin’ to the Choir/Next Evolution Records — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Kenny Chesney/The Boys Of Fall/BNA — 812
Reba/Turn On The Radio/Starstruck/Valory — 532
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA — 359
Darius Rucker/Come Back Song/Capitol — 346
Miranda Lambert/Only Prettier/Columbia — 236

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Bo Bice/You Take Yourself With You/Saguaro Road Records — 201
Jimmy White and Jonell Mosser/Just What I Need/Tone Box Records — 197
Diamond Rio/This Is My Life/Word Records — 196
Chris Young/Voices/RCA — 184
Melanie Denard/All I Ever Did Was Love You/StarPath — 179

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Kenny Chesney/The Boys Of Fall/BNA — 35
Reba/Turn On The Radio/Starstruck/Valory — 25
David Adam Byrnes/Sweet Distraction/Better Angels — 20
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA — 15
Joe Nichols/The Shape I’m In/Show Dog – Universal — 12
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol — 12
*Total Adds rec’d over two weeks

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EMI Records Nashville’s Eric Church recently made a tour stop in Memphis, TN. His current single “Smoke A Little Smoke” is currently climbing the charts and he will join Miranda Lambert for CMT’s On Tour this fall. (L-R): Steve Hodges, Sr. VP Promotion Capitol/EMI; Angela Lange, VP Promotion EMI; Trudie Daniell, Regional Dir. Promotion EMI; Church; and WGKX/Memphis APD/MD Kay Manley.

The JaneDear girls recently gave a concert for WUBL/Atlanta staff. (L-R) Susan Brown, WUBL morning personality Jason Pullman, Danelle Leverett, and WUBL PD Scott Lindy.


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