If you can wake yourself after eating too much tomorrow, tune in and listen to Premiere Radio Networks’ After MidNite With Blair Garner. The host will play exclusive audio from his special holiday dinner at the home of CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley. Audio will be available at www.BlairGarner.com.
The Thanksgiving holiday means more frozen playlists than normal, and as a result there’s a slightly slower chart. That doesn’t keep Reba’s “Turn On The Radio” from taking over the No. 1 position after a long climb through the Top 10. Previous No. 1s “Why Wait” by Rascal Flatts and “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry are starting to fall back, as Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song” moves up two spots to No. 3.
As predicted last week, Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” made a big splash on the chart, debuting at No. 74 with a gain of 293 spins. Joining him for first chart appearances are Uncle Kracker’s “Good To Be Me” and Josh Thompson’s “Won’t Be Lonely Long.”
And though overall movement is slow, a handful of singles are still rising quickly. Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” is already at No. 13 after six weeks, as it gains 302 spins. Taylor Swift’s “Back To December” moves from No. 37 to 28, with the week’s biggest spin gain of 383. And Darius Rucker’s “This” crosses the Top 40 threshold at No. 38 with a 227 spin gain.
Frozen Playlists: KCJC, KFTX, KICR, KKAJ, KNCQ, KREK, KTTI, KVOM, KWEY, KWOX, KYEZ, KYKX, KYYK, WBKR, WCMS, WJVL, WLJE, WOGT, WQNZ, WTCM
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
Steel Magnolia/Last Night Again/Big Machine
Jason Michael Carroll/Christmas On The Farm/Stray Records/Quarterback
Danny Gokey/Tennessee Christmas/19/RCA
Deborah Allen Feat. Cledus T. Judd/Redneck Christmas/GMV/Aristomedia
Kenny Rogers/The Chosen One/Joy To The World (Live)/DCE
Rachel Holder/Christmas Eve
Burns & Poe/Hear The Angels Singing/Blue Steel
Rodney Carrington/Camouflage and Christmas Lights/EMI Records Nashville
Darius Rucker/Candy Cane Christmas/Capitol Nashville
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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Brad Paisley/This Is Country Music/Arista — 74
Uncle Kracker/Good To Be Me/Top Dog/Atlantic — 76
Josh Thompson/Won’t Be Lonely Long/Columbia — 80
Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Taylor Swift/Back To December/Big Machine — 383
Kenny Chesney/Somewhere With You/BNA — 302
Brad Paisley/This Is Country Music/Arista — 293
Darius Rucker/This/Capitol — 227
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson/Don’t You Wanna Stay/Broken Bow — 222
On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Alan Jackson/Ring of Fire/Arista — 250
Brantley Gilbert/My Kind of Crazy/Average Joe’s Entertainment — 215
Matt Gary/I’m Just Sayin’/Quarterback Records — 214
Karli Whetstone/I Didn’t/Ohio Records — 200
Kelly Parkes/Nothing/Lofton Creek — 182
Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
Brad Paisley/This Is Country Music/Arista — 22
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson/Don’t You Wanna Stay/Broken Bow — 20
Taylor Swift/Back To December/Big Machine — 14
Alan Jackson/Ring Of Fire/Arista — 13
Sugarland/Little Miss/Mercury — 10
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Cumulus Radio took home five trophies at the 14th Annual A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Awards, held at Baptist Hospital’s G.S.O. Auditorium Monday (11/22). Presented by Curb Music, the A.I.R. Awards is the only awards program of its kind, celebrating excellence in radio, acknowledging talent and achievement on a local level to benefit the March of Dimes. (L to R): Cumulus Nashville’s Josh Connor, Mike McIntyre (aka “Mac”), Lisa Lewis.
Cumulus Nashville Awards:
Best Commercial Spot Produced by a Radio Station: 95.5 The Wolf (WSM-FM) “Green Light Car Sales,” Producer Josh Connor, Voice Talent Lisa Lewis;
Best Production Talent: Cumulus Nashville, Josh Connor;
Best Advertising Campaign on Radio: 95.5 The Wolf (WSM-FM), “HRC Medical,” Producer Josh Connor, Advertising Representative Jeff Cook, Voice Talents Charlie Chase and Charlie Mac;
Best Production/Creative Services Director: Cumulus Nashville, Josh Connor;
Best Entertainment Interview: “Ted Nugent/Flood Relief,” 97.1 Classic Hits (WRQQ), Program Director Mike “Mac” McIntyre.
On Monday (11/22) SuperTalk 99.7 WTN hosted a radiothon to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. The three-hour fundraiser raised over $30,000. The show was hosted by WTN personality Michael DelGiorno and featured visits by Phil Valentine, Ralph Bristol, Dave Ramsey and call-ins from other celebrities. Left Photo: SuperTalk 99.7 WTN vehicle arrives at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Right Photo (L to R): “Financial Peace” Guru Dave Ramsey and SuperTalk 99.7 WTN morning host Ralph Bristol on site at the Nashville Rescue Mission radiothon.