Weekly Chart Report (7/30/10)

While in the Twin Cities for a CD launch party, Jerrod Niemann (L) took in a Twins game with KEEY/Minneapolis PD Gregg Swedberg (R).

The battle for No. 1 continues for yet another week, and Keith Urban’s “I’m In” holds the top spot for a second consecutive week as Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” cuts the difference between them to seven spins. Sure to be contending for the No. 1 position soon is Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind Of Love,” which packs on 150 spins and overcomes the slow-moving top 10 as it leaps to No. 4. Also getting a good boost is Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” which moves 9-7.

Right now is a popular time to release a new single if you’re a superstar artist. The fall album release schedule includes Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Reba and Taylor Swift and is just far enough away that singles will reach critical mass by release date. Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” is leading the pack at No. 25, still a week ahead of its official add date of August 9. Reba’s “Turn On The Radio” is climbing fast at No. 29. Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” exploded this week, racing on the chart for a huge debut at No. 45 and a gain of 669 spins. Swift also has a new single (“Mine”) waiting in the wings, so look to see it making a big impact soon.

Other singles making debuts include Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” at No. 60, Chris Young’s “Voices” at No. 66, and newcomer David Adam Byrnes’s “Sweet Distraction” at No. 73.


More staff changes have been reported at West Texas Broadcasting’s KKCN/San Angelo, as Kris Cooper takes over Music Director duties from departing DK Pierce. Cooper also does middays as KKCN sister KGKL, and his call times will be Tuesdays from 10-12 ct. Reach him at [email protected]

Upcoming Singles
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

August 9
Josh Kelley/Georgia Clay/MCA
Kenny Chesney/The Boys of Fall/BNA
Laura Bell Bundy/Drop On By/Mercury

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Sugarland/Stuck Like Glue/Mercury — 45
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol — 60
Chris Young/Voices/RCA — 66
David Adam Byrnes/Sweet Distraction/Better Angels — 73

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Sugarland/Stuck Like Glue/Mercury — 669
Darius Rucker/Come Back Song/Capitol — 388
Kenny Chesney/The Boys Of Fall/BNA — 353
Reba/Turn On The Radio/Starstruck/Valory — 314
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA Nashville — 259

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Flynnville Train/Preachin’ to the Choir/Next Evolution Records — 228
Diamond Rio/This Is My Life/Word Records — 222
Bo Bice/You Take Yourself With You/Saguaro Road Records — 215
Jackie Arredondo/Someone Like You/Gold Voice/Big 7 — 214
Jimmy White and Jonell Mosser/Just What I Need/Tone Box Records — 203

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Sugarland/Stuck Like Glue/Mercury – 41
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol – 24
Reba/Turn On The Radio/Valory/Starstruck – 14
Chris Young/Voices/RCA – 11
David Adam Byrnes/Sweet Distraction/Better Angels – 11
Joe Nichols/The Shape I’m In/Show Dog – Universal – 11
*Total Adds rec’d over two weeks

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Silk and Satin Records has released a new single, “Indiana Rain,” from Las Vegas-based Sandy Kastel. (L-R): Kasey Jones, Jan Woods, Jerry Duncan, Jen Trail, Kastel, Lisa Smoot and Jennifer Blair.

Tim McGraw's Southern Voice tour made a stop in Virginia Beach over the weekend and tour openers Love And Theft spent some time hanging backstage with WGH staffers. (L-R): WGH/Norfolk MD Mark McKay, Stephen Barker Liles, Eric Gunderson, Marilyn Shomby (wife of John Shomby), Brian Bandas, and WGH/Norfolk PD John Shomby.


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