In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday next week, MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart will be compiled and published on Wednesday, November 24. All reports are due in by 12 Noon CT.
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Rascal Flatts’ “Why Wait” earns the CountryBreakout No. 1 song for a second consecutive week, despite losing a handful of spins. Reba’s “Turn On The Radio” moves up to No. 2 ahead of former No. 1 The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young.” Brad Paisley’s “Anything Like Me” holds at No. 4, and Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song” races for the top, moving 8-5.
Paisley’s Top 5 positioning brings up an interesting scenario. “Anything Like Me” is still showing positive spin gains at this point, so it’s conceivable that it could earn a No. 1 honor soon. But earlier in the week, Arista rush-released a version Paisley’s “This Is Country Music”—which he played on the CMA Awards—to country radio due to overwhelming demand. It didn’t have quite enough time to impact this chart, but expect it to be added and in rotation next week.
Jason Aldean has a similar predicament. “My Kinda Party” is now Top 10, and showing continued growth. But programmers have quickly latched on to “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” the duet Aldean performed with Kelly Clarkson at the CMA Awards. That song debuted at No. 77 this week, so look to see it lifting off over the next few charts.
Other tunes debuting are Sugarland’s “Little Miss” at No. 63, Katie Armiger’s “Best Song Ever” at No. 65, and Chris Filer’s “John Deere, John 3:16” at No. 80.
Frozen Playlists: KMKS
Josh Thompson/Won’t Be Lonely Long/Columbia
Chuck Wicks/Old School/RCA
LeAnn Rimes/Crazy Women/Curb
The Harters/If I Run/Bigger Picture
Alan Jackson/Ring of Fire/Arista
Crossin Dixon/Goodbye To Henry/Stoney Creek
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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Sugarland/Little Miss/Mercury — 63
Katie Armiger/Best Song Ever/Cold River — 65
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson/Don’t You Wanna Stay/Broken Bow — 77
Chris Filer/John Deere, John 3:16/Lofton Creek – 80
Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Taylor Swift/Back To December/Big Machine — 482
Darius Rucker/This/Capitol — 440
Kenny Chesney/Somewhere With You/BNA — 378
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson/Don’t You Wanna Stay/Broken Bow — 286
Sugarland/Little Miss/Mercury — 273
On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Braden Gray/A Little Less Lonely/ATP Records — 284
Uncle Kracker/Good To Be Me/Top Dog/Atlantic — 233
Brantley Gilbert/My Kind of Crazy/Average Joe’s Entertainment — 199
Josh Thompson/Won’t Be Lonely Long/Columbia — 197
Jason Sturgeon/Rollin’ On/Toolpusher/Spinville/Nine North — 173
Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Darius Rucker/This/Capitol — 29
Taylor Swift/Back To December/Big Machine — 29
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson/Don’t You Wanna Stay/Broken Bow — 25
Sugarland/Little Miss/Mercury — 22
Easton Corbin/I Can’t Love You Back/Mercury — 13
Alan Jackson/Ring of Fire/Arista — 11
Katie Armiger/Best Song Ever/Cold River — 10