Weekly Chart Report (10/15/10)

Tony & Kris’ "Star A Day" promotion continued this week when Carrie Underwood stopped by to chat with the guys about marriage and her thoughts on reality shows like American Idol. (L-R): Tony, Carrie and Kris.

SPIN ZONE
It’s a tough chart week for record promoters, because there isn’t much moving at the moment. Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” holds strong at No. 1, but Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” and Taylor Swift’s “Mine” are both beginning to encroach on it. Positions 1-6 remain unchanged from the previous chart, with Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, and Trace Adkins all getting a slight bump as George Strait drops back to No. 10. The lone new entry into the Top 20 comes from Sunny Sweeney, whose “From A Table Away” moves to No. 19.

Despite the generally slow movement, a handful of singles seem to be gliding through with relative ease. Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” and Toby Keith’s “Bullets In The Gun” are making quick work of the chart after only four weeks at No. 23 and No. 26, respectively. Just behind and threatening to overtake them is Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World,” which packs on the week’s biggest spin increase of 322 and moves to No. 29.

Sara Evans makes a welcome return to the CountryBreakout Chart with “A Little Bit Stronger,” earning the week’s highest debut at at No. 71. Also making first appearances are Little Big Town’s latest “Kiss Goodbye” at No. 72, Bellamy Brothers’ “Back In The Day” at No. 73, Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “The Way I Feel” at No. 79, and Jewel’s “Ten” at No. 80.

Frozen Playlists: KCJC, KVOM, KWEY, WAAG, WCMS, WKBQ, WQSI, WWYN

LIFENOTES
MusicRow offers its condolences to family and friends of Sony Nashville VP Promotion Skip Bishop, after the passing of his mother Grace Kappes Bishop on Monday (10/11). Funeral services were held yesterday (10/14) at the Wetumpka Depot Theater in Wetumpka, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

The Wetumpka Depot Players
300 South Main Street
Wetumpka, Alabama  36092

or

First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka
100 West Bridge Street
Wetumpka, Alabama  36092

STATION UPDATE
Riverbend’s KTHK/Idaho Falls has moved its offices. The new address is 400 W. Sunnyside, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. The business phone number is still 208-785-1400.

Upcoming Singles
October 18
Little Big Town/Kiss Goodbye/Capitol
Mark Cooke/Can’t Cheat In A Small Town/Cotton Valley
Christian Kane/The House Rules/Bigger Picture
Christine VanHoy/What I Live For/Big 7

October 25
Todd O’Neill/Cry No Mississippi/Aria
Lee Brice/Beautiful Every Time/Curb
Matt Gary/I’m Just Sayin’/17/Quarterback
Josh Turner/I Wouldn’t Be A Man/MCA

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Sara Evans/A Little Bit Stronger/RCA — 71
Little Big Town/Kiss Goodbye/Capitol — 72
Bellamy Brothers/Back In The Day/Bellamy Brothers Records — 73
Mary Chapin Carpenter/The Way I Feel/Rounder — 79
Jewel/Ten/Valory — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Lady Antebellum/Hello World/Capitol — 322
Tim McGraw/Felt Good On My Lips/Curb — 297
Toby Keith/Bullets In The Gun/Show Dog – Universal — 251
Little Big Town/Kiss Goodbye/Capitol — 221
Billy Currington/Let Me Down Easy/Mercury — 190

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Scott Lindsey/Get to her in a Hurry/Gray Trailer — 197
Lucy Angel/Only Woman Left/GForce — 194
Ken Domash/Ding Dang Darn It/Thunder Mountain/Spinville — 179
Chris Filer/John Deere, John 3:16/Lofton Creek — 178
Margaret Durante/Mississippi’s Cryin’/Emrose/Nine North — 176

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Little Big Town/Kiss Goodbye/Capitol — 20
Brett Eldredge/Raymond/Atlantic/WMN — 13
Billy Currington/Let Me Down Easy/Mercury — 12
Jerrod Niemann/What Do You Want/Sea Gayle/Arista — 11
Randy Houser/A Man Like Me/Show Dog – Universal — 9
Bellamy Brothers/Back In The Day/Bellamy Brothers Records — 9

Brett Eldredge, whose debut single “Raymond” is climbing the charts, recently stopped at WMAD/Madison. (L-R): APD Steph Peters, WMAD's Tammy Lee, Eldredge, WMAD's John Flint, Warner Atlantic Reprise NE Regional Lindsay Walleman, WMPD Mike Ferris, and Warner Atlantic Reprise VP Promotion Chris Palmer.

Southern country rockers Badhorse wrapped up a three-week, 27-station radio promotional tour across eight states this week with a stop at KRRV/Alexandria, LA. (L-R) back: Robert E. and KRRV PD Hollywood Harrison. Front: Charlie Gilbert, Mike Deems, Adam Grant, Joel Bridges and Chris Mathis.

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