Weekly Chart Report (9/24/10)

Randy Montana opened the Sugarland tour stop in Charlottesville, VA and stopped by WCYK for a visit. (L-R): Montana and WCYK PD/Afternoon DJ Lisa Allen.

RADIO NEWS
Entercom Kansas City has announced the promotion of Wes Poe to the position of Program Director for WDAF 106.5 The Wolf. Poe came to WDAF in January 2009, where he has been serving as Assistant PD, Music Director and Mid-Day host. His career also includes time at KTOM/Monterey, CA; KSON/San Diego, CA; and KMLE and KSLX/Phoenix. “I was thrilled to come home to KC a year-and-a-half ago w hen I was hired to be the Assistant Program Director/Music Director for The WOLF,” Poe says. “Now I am very excited to have the opportunity to
program a legendary station, it’s like having your cake and eating it too.”

SPIN ZONE
After a narrow second place finish last week, Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” enters the No. 1 position with a gain of 116 spins. Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys Of Fall” slips back to No. 2, despite a small spin gain. Songs in the Top 10 are experiencing something they haven’t had in some time—movement. Taylor Swift’s “Mine” gets a 169 spin boost to take the No. 3 spot, followed by Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” which moves No. 6-4. Filling out the top 5 is The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young,” which makes a big jump after two weeks at No. 8.

The brigade of new superstar singles seems endless. Last week’s big debut was Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song,” which shoots up to No. 33. A couple paces behind at No. 33 is Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” in only its third week charting. Topping things off, three superstar artists made big debuts with zero prior reports. Toby Keith’s “Bullets In The Gun” leads the charge, landing at No. 59 with a big gain of 429 spins. Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” is next in line at No. 65, and Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World” is right behind at No. 68.

Newer male artists are also feeling the love right now. David Adam Byrnes’ debut single “Sweet Distraction” is up to No. 28, followed closely by Chris Young’s “Voices” at No. 29. Frankie Ballard’s “Tell Me You Get Lonely” is still gaining spins at No. 41. Headed toward the Top 40 are Jaron & TLRTL’s “That’s Beautiful To Me” at No. 51 and Walker Hayes’ “Pants” at No. 56. Brett Eldredge’s “Raymond” might catch them soon, as it packs on 140 spins and moves quickly to No. 66. Other new male artists climbing the chart include MCA’s Josh Kelley (“Georgia Clay,” No. 64), Bigger Picture’s Craig Campbell (“Family Man,” No. 73), and Arista/Sea Gayle’s red hot Jerrod Niemann (“What Do You Want,” No. 76).

Frozen Playlists: KCJC, KFLG, KVOM, WTCM

Upcoming Singles
September 27
Sara Evans/A Little Bit Stronger/RCA
Randy Houser/A Man Like Me/Show Dog – Universal
Jerrod Niemann/What Do You Want/Arista/Sea Gayle
Gary Allan/Kiss Me When I’m Down/MCA
Bellamy Brothers/Back In The Day/Bellamy Brothers
Margaret Durante/Mississippi’s Cryin’/Emrose/Stroudavarious/Nine North
Brett Eldredge/Raymond/Atlantic/WMN
Tim McGraw/Felt Good On My Lips/Curb
Jody Booth/Small Town News/Oasis
Braden Gray/A Little Less Lonely/ATP Records

October 4
The Harters/If I Run/Bigger Picture
Billy Currington/Let Me Down Easy/Mercury
Lady Antebellum/Hello World/Capitol
The Judds/I Will Stand By You/Curb
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, & Miranda Lambert/Coal Miner’s Daughter/Columbia

New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Toby Keith/Bullets In The Gun/Show Dog – Universal — 59
Tim McGraw/Felt Good On My Lips/Curb — 65
Lady Antebellum/Hello World/Capitol — 68
Craig Morgan/Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone/BNA — 71
Jerrod Niemann/What Do You Want/Arista/Sea Gayle — 76
Brad Wolf/I Make A Difference/Evergreen — 77
LoCash Cowboys/Keep In Mind/Stroudavarious — 78

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Keith Urban/Put You In A Song/Capitol — 545
Toby Keith/Bullets In The Gun/Show Dog – Universal — 429
Tim McGraw/Felt Good On My Lips/Curb — 374
Lady Antebellum/Hello World/Capitol — 334
Carrie Underwood/Mama’s Song/Arista — 279

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Chris Heers/Happy Thought — 224
Gary Allan/Kiss Me When I’m Down/MCA — 216
Andy Vello/Hank It Up/LoozLip Records — 210
Rocket Club/One Thing Beautiful/Feather — 193
Gwyneth Paltrow/Country Strong/RCA — 186

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Toby Keith/Bullets In The Gun/Show Dog – Universal — 33
Tim McGraw/Felt Good On My Lips/Curb — 29
Lady Antebellum/Hello World/Capitol — 27
Keith Urban/Put You In A Song/Capitol — 23
Billy Currington/Let Me Down Easy/Mercury — 14
Blake Shelton/Who Are You When I’m Not Looking/Reprise/WMN — 14

Due West recently visited WKCN/Columbus, GA to promote their new single “The Bible and the Belt.” (L-R): Tim Gates, Matt Lopez, WKCN PD Brian Thomas, Black River’s Rick Baumgartner and Brad Hull.

The Adam Craig Band (formerly TelluRide) scheduled a stop at WIVK/Knoxville while performing at several functions during last weekend’s University of Tennessee vs. Florida game. (L-R): Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, Ryan Jones, Brian Smith, WIVK morning show hosts Andy & Alison, Adam Craig and Jimi Hendrix.

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