Weekly Chart Report (10/29/10)

Eric Lee Beddingfield stopped by KLMJ/Hampton, IA to talk about his new release "The Gospel According To Jones" featuring legend George Jones. (L-R): Beddingfield and KLMJ MD Mike Betten.

WGH/Norfolk PD John Shomby is handling music and programming duties for Max Broadcasting Group Holdings’ WCMS/Elizabeth City-Nags Head, NC after the departure of PD/MD Ray Turner. WCMS is currently seeking Turner’s replacement.

Taylor Swift’s third album Speak Now is flying off shelves and headed toward a monster sales week, while its first single “Mine” has become the new CountryBreakout Chart No. 1 song. It is followed by The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young,” which moves up to No. 2, and “As She’s Walking Away” by Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson at No. 3. Reba’s “Turn On The Radio” and Brad Paisley’s “Anything Like Me” also get a little push to fill out the Top 5.

Movement is still a little slow, with Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” the only new song in the Top 10 at No. 9 and Toby Keith’s “Bullets In The Gun” the only new entry in the Top 20 at No. 18. Two tracks outpacing much of the Top 40 are Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy” which moves up to No. 31 and Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere To You” which makes a giant leap to No. 39 ahead of its Nov. 8 add date.

Three new songs have joined the final three spots of the chart. Josh Turner’s “I Wouldn’t Be A Man” leads the bunch at No. 78, and he’s followed by Gwyneth Paltrow’s debut “Country Strong” at No. 79. Curb artist Ashley Gearing gets the last spot “What Do You Think About Us.”

Upcoming Singles
November 1
Randy Rogers Band/Steal You Away/MCA
Adam Craig Band/Nothin’ Wrong/American Roots/Quarterback

November 8
Blake Wise/I’ve Got This Feeling/Broken Bow
Kenny Chesney/Somewhere With You/BNA
Easton Corbin/I Can’t Love You Back/Mercury

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Josh Turner/I Wouldn’t Be A Man/MCA — 78
Gwyneth Paltrow/Country Strong/RCA — 79
Ashley Gearing/What Do You Think About Us/Curb — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Kenny Chesney/Somewhere With You/BNA — 507
Toby Keith/Bullets In The Gun/Show Dog – Universal — 246
Keith Urban/Put You In A Song/Capitol — 232
Billy Currington/Let Me Down Easy/Mercury — 230
Luke Bryan/Someone Else Calling You Baby/Capitol — 230

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Braden Gray/A Little Less Lonely/ATP Records — 206
The Dirt Drifters/Something Better/WMN — 203
Chris Filer/John Deere, John 3:16/Lofton Creek — 194
Jason Sturgeon/Rollin’ On/Toolpusher/Spinville/Nine North — 163
Daisy Mallory/Do You Think Of Me?/Front Water — 155

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Kenny Chesney/Somewhere With You/BNA — 32
Little Big Town/Kiss Goodbye/Capitol — 12
Billy Currington/Let Me Down Easy/Mercury — 10
Josh Turner/I Wouldn’t Be A Man/MCA — 10

Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan and Frankie Ballard performed at KSON/San Diego’s CountryFest show at Viejas Casino last Saturday (10/23). (L-R): KSON morning host Cliff Dumas, KSON APD and morning host Brooks O'Brian, Ballard, KSON PD Kevin Callahan, and KSON personality Nick Upton.

Curb Records recording artist Ashley Gearing recently visited with the staff at WMAD 96.3 in Madison, Wis. in support of her current single “What You Think About Us.” (L-R): WMAD’s Stephanie Peters and John & Tammy; Gearing; WMAD’s Mike Ferris; and New Revolution Entertainment’s Renee Leymon and Andy Elliott.

The Adam Craig Band paid a visit to Q106 PD John Sebastian in Madison, Wisconsin while promoting their latest single “Nothin’ Wrong.” (L-R): The Adam Craig Band’s Ryan Jones, Adam Craig and Jimi Hendrix; Sebastian; and the Adam Craig Band’s Johnny Duke and Brian Smith.


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