Weekly Chart Report (8/27/10)


Capitol Records artist Walker Hayes performed songs from his upcoming album, including first single “Pants,” for a small gathering Tuesday (8/24) at the label’s Nashville offices. Pictured (L-R): Hayes, MR Chart Dir. (and biker wannabe) Jon Freeman

The CountryBreakout Chart’s Top 4 songs aren’t budging, at least not this week. Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind Of Love” has the advantage of a comfortable lead in spins and holds the No. 1 spot for a third consecutive week. Closing the gap behind the Capitol trio is Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” at No. 2, Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” at No. 3 and Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” at No. 4. Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It” is the sole new entry to the top 5, with a gain of 176 spins.

Recent charts have witnessed several new singles from country superstars making huge gains in spins and position. That trend seems to be leveling out slightly, and the spins now seem to be somewhat more evenly dispersed. Brad Paisley’s “Anything Like Me” is the biggest gain in spins at 376, followed by the latest from Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, and Dierks Bentley which all gained above 300. The group of singles that gained above 200 spins includes Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Sugarland.

Movement on the chart has been quick lately, and singles are predominantly young. In fact the oldest singles at present are Little Big Town’s “Little White Church” and James Otto’s “Groovy Little Summer Song,” both of which are at 26 weeks. With singles like Taylor Swift’s “Mine” and Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” already inside the top 20 in under 5 weeks–with more new singles in their wake–working the chart this fall could yield some very interesting results.


Upcoming Singles
August 30
Gwyneth Paltrow/Country Strong/RCA
Adam Brand/Ready For Love/Arista
Crossin Dixon/Lovin’ In The Country/Stoney Creek
Joanna Smith/Gettin’ Married/Columbia
Jason Sturgeon/Rollin’ On/Toolpusher/Nine North
Due West/The Bible and The Belt/Black River
Frank Ortega/My Old Man/Villa One/Quarterback
Ashley Gearing/What You Think About Us/Curb/New Revolution

September 7
Jaron and the Long Road To Love/That’s Beautiful To Me/Jaronwood/Big Machine/Universal Republic
Ken Domash/Ding Dang Darn It/Spinville/Thunder Mountain
Walker Hayes/Pants/Capitol

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Carrie Underwood/Mama’s Song/Arista — 64
Jamey Johnson/Playing The Part/Mercury — 70
Thompson Square/Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not/Stoney Creek — 77
Blaine Larsen/Leavin’/Treehouse/Stroudavarious — 78

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Anything Like Me/Arista — 376
Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson/As She’s Walking Away/Atlantic/Bigger Picture — 375
Taylor Swift/Mine/Big Machine — 349
Dierks Bentley/Draw Me A Map/Capitol — 335
Rascal Flatts/Why Wait/Big Machine — 291

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Melanie Denard / All I Ever Did Was Love You / StarPath — 248
Jaron & TLRTL/That’s Beautiful To Me/Jaronwood/Universal Republic/Big Machine — 244
Richie Fields/Wichita/Joint Journey — 243
Gretchen Wilson/I Got Your Country Right Here/Redneck/CO5 — 232
Badhorse/Mississippi Rain/Global Maximus — 225

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Dierks Bentley/Draw Me A Map/Capitol — 22
James Otto/Soldiers & Jesus/Warner Bros. — 21
Carrie Underwood/Mama’s Song/19/Arista — 20
Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson/As She’s Walking Away/Atlantic/Bigger Picture
Thompson Square/Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not/Stoney Creek — 13
Blaine Larsen/Leavin’/Treehouse/Stroudavarious — 13

(L-R) at KWNR/Las Vegas Greens and Guitars gold tournament: Troy Olsen; Frankie Ballard; Kristy Osmonson and Kelly Shepard from Bomshel; KWNR PD Cary Rolfe; Sarah Darling; and Blaine Larsen.

Bo Bice sang the national anthem at the Tennessee Titans home opener Monday night. (L-R): LCR president and artist consultant Mike Borchetta, Bice and consultant Joe Patrick.


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