Weekly Chart Report (11/19/10)

Eric Lee Beddingfield recently visited WATZ/Alpena, MI to promote his single "The Gospel According to Jones" from his new album "This Life Ain’t For Everybody." (L-R): WATZ PD Susie Martin and Beddingfield.

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.

Tom Jeffries has taken over the PD position at Max Broadcast Group Holdings’s WCMS/Elizabeth City-Nags Head, NC effective immediately. In addition to programming duties, Jeffries will also be handling the morning drive airshift. He was most recently with WKQL/Charlotte, and has extensive experience in radio including stints in Boston and Cleveland. Reach him at 252-480-4655 or [email protected]

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

Upcoming Singles
November 22
Josh Thompson/Won’t Be Lonely Long/Columbia
Darius Rucker/This/Capitol

December 6
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

FUNL Music’s Ty Herndon, Curb Records’ Ashley Gearing and Republic Nashville’s Sunny Sweeney performed in front of an audience of approximately 200 radio contest winners on Nov. 10, during CMA Awards week. The winners were flown in from all over the U.S. as part of a radio contest package, produced by Nashville-based celebrity event travel management company, What A Trip! (L-R): What A Trip’s Darlene Williams, Sweeney, Herndon and Gearing.

During CMA week, Justin Moore stopped by the WMAD/Madison broadcast to join in the Madness with Star Country. (L-R) Back: Valory Music’s George Briner; WMAD’s Mike Ferris and John Flint; and Valory Music’s Jon Loba. Front: Moore and WMAD’s Tammy Lee and Steph Peters.

Badhorse recently stopped by KLMJ/Hampton, IA. The group is pictured here with KLMJ MD Mike Betten.


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