Keith Urban’s “I’m In” and Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” are still battling it out for the No. 1 spot, and again it’s Urban who emerges victorious by 17 spins. Not far behind is Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind Of Love” at No. 3, which picks up 125 spins for a total of 3390. Little Big Town’s “Little White Church” and Zac Brown Band’s “Free” both experience minor spin losses, but stick at No. 4 and 5, respectively.
One of the biggest stories of the last two weeks has been Rascal Flatts’ move to Big Machine, and if this week’s chart is any indication, the partnership is an excellent fit. Just days after the announcement of the group’s new single “Why Wait,” the song rockets on the CountryBreakout Chart with one of the year’s biggest debuts at No. 42 and a gain of 837 spins. Only Keith Urban’s “I’m In” has debuted higher in 2010 at No. 41, but it also had a prior week of reporting to bolster its bottom line.
Brad Paisley’s “Anything Like Me” also had a big debut at No. 70 with no previous reporting weeks, and Taylor Swift’s rush-released “Mine” will undoubtedly make a big move with next week’s chart. Stay tuned.
Frozen Playlists: KUUB, KWEY, KWOX, WAAG, WBRF, WDGG, WDHR, WJVL, WKKW, WOOZ, WTCM, WTHO
Former Lyric Street VP Radio Marketing Dale Turner ([email protected]) writes in with the following message:
“Wanted to say thank you for the years of partnerships while @ Lyric Street Records. The Walt Disney Company is a great place.
My first love has always been radio and when I moved from radio to records 26 years ago, little did I know I would live and work through so many cycles of ‘change.’ Hell, I might as well write a book about it all, stay tuned!
I also want to ask that wherever Bucky Covington, Sarah Buxton, Kevin Fowler, Tyler Dickerson and/or Love & Theft find new homes for their music to please support them. They are all compelling artists with music to share with the world and spec1ifically this format and we are all richer for knowing them. And I hope you’ll continue to support Rascal Flatts over at Big Machine, those boys have a successful sound and style with plenty of hits still left in them.
The word “team” gets overused alot but I can tell you the team here at this little Disney country label was special and a fun force to be dealt with, I’m so proud to have been part of the legacy of this ‘team.'”
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August 9, 2010
Josh Kelley/Georgia Clay/MCA
Kenny Chesney/The Boys of Fall/BNA
Laura Bell Bundy/Drop On By/Mercury
Taylor Swift/Mine/Big Machine
August 16, 2010
Emerson Drive/That Kind of Beautiful/AMDIAN Music Co./Nine North
Jason Aldean/My Kinda Party/Broken Bow
Brad Paisley/Anything Like Me/Arista
Gretchen Wilson/I Got Your Country Right Here/Redneck/CO5
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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Rascal Flatts/Why Wait/Big Machine — 42
Brad Paisley/Anything Like Me/Arista — 70
Diamond Rio/This Is My Life/Word Records — 77
Bo Bice/You Take Yourself With You/Saguaro Road Records — 79
Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Rascal Flatts/Why Wait/Big Machine — 837
Sugarland/Stuck Like Glue/Mercury — 557
Kenny Chesney/The Boys Of Fall/BNA — 348
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol — 344
Brad Paisley/Anything Like Me/Arista — 329
On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Flynnville Train/Preachin’ to the Choir/Next Evolution Records — 238
David Bradley/Soak It Up/Gecko — 238
Jackie Arredondo/Someone Like You/Gold Voice/Big 7 — 233
Taylor Swift/Mine/Big Machine — 232
Melanie Denard/All I Ever Did Was Love You/StarPath — 200
Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Rascal Flatts/Why Wait/Big Machine — 60
Brad Paisley/Anything Like Me/Arista — 29
Sugarland/Stuck Like Glue/Mercury — 28
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol — 20
Taylor Swift/Mine/Big Machine — 16
*adds rec’d over previous two weeks