Weekly Chart Report (1/28/11)

CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan recently celebrated its 500th broadcast on-air from the CMT headquarters in Nashville. Joining host/executive producer Cody Alan in the studio to commemorate this occasion was Dierks Bentley, who was Alan's first interview on the show two years ago.

SPIN ZONE
The battle for CountryBreakout No. 1 song is heating up, but Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” remains on top for a second consecutive week. But a trio of superstar hits—Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World,” and Taylor Swift’s “Back To December”—is right behind Bryan, and will soon be competing for No. 1 bragging rights. That is, of course, if Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” doesn’t leapfrog them all. “This Is Country Music” gains 258 spins and leaps up to No. 7.

One of this week’s big surprises is Englishman David Bradley’s “Hard Time Movin’ On,” featuring guest vocals by Rodney Crowell. The song has clearly won some fans in the programming world, as it gains 137 spins to earn our biggest debut at No. 69. Also making an impressive debut is Davis Music Group’s Jacob Lyda with “I’m Doin’ Alright.” Reporters gave it an extra 157 spins and propelled it on the chart at No. 73.

Tall Tree Records new duo Jenny and Ashley recently visited Glen Lance at WSKR/Pulaski to promote their new single “Indescribable.” (L-R): Jenny, Lance and Ashley.

A series of new 2011 singles are all rapidly gaining momentum. Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine” charges up to No. 19, followed by Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” at No. 20. Label cousins Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry are also on the move with “I Won’t Let Go” (No. 28) and “You Lie” (No. 31), respectively. And rounding out the Top 40 after only two weeks on the chart is Reba’s “If I Were A Boy.”

Frozen Playlists: KSED, KYKX, KYYK, WBKR, WBYZ, WQNZ

RADIO NEWS
Sean Kelly will take over MD duties at OMNI Media Group’s KWOX/Woodward, OK effective January 31. Kelly fills the slot being vacated by previous MD David Wayne, who is leaving radio to work on his family’s farm. Reach him at [email protected]

Upcoming Singles
January 31
Carter’s Chord/A Little Less Comfortable/Show Dog-Universal
Jacob Lyda/I’m Doin’ Alright/Davis Music Group/Nine North
Jamey Johnson/Heartache/Mercury
Jenny & Ashley/Indescribable/Tall Tree/Lofton Creek

February 7
Joanna Smith/Georgia Mud/Columbia
David Nail/Let It Rain/MCA

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
David Bradley feat. Rodney Crowell/Hard Time Movin’ On/Gecko – 69
Daniel Smith/Until I Close My Eyes for Good/DLS Records – 71
Jacob Lyda/I’m Doin’ Alright/Davis Music Group/9 North – 73
D.J. Miller/Whatever It Takes/Evergreen – 75
Randy Montana/1,000 Faces/Mercury – 78
Kate Russell/Damned If I Do/Urunga – 79
Emma King & The Heartsets/I’m Not Forgotten/PLC – 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Zac Brown Band/Colder Weather/Bigger Picture – 336
Rascal Flatts/I Won’t Let Go/Big Machine – 312
Reba/If I Were A Boy/Starstruck/Valory – 305
The Band Perry/You Lie/Republic Nashville – 293
Jason Aldean w/Kelly Clarkson/Don’t You Wanna Stay/Broken Bow – 259

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Matthew Huff/As TIme Goes By/MGH Records – 166
Lathan Moore/Love In Your Life/Blue Steel Records – 157
Sean Patrick McGraw/My So Called Life/Little Engine Records – 142
Jamey Johnson/Heartache/Mercury – 125
The Grascals/I Am Strong/BlueGrascal – 118

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Reba/If I Were A Boy/Starstruck/Valory — 17
Ashton Shepherd/Look It Up/MCA — 15
Carter’s Chord/A Little Less Comfortable/Show Dog – Universal — 15
D.J. Miller/Whatever It Takes/Evergreen — 15
Jacob Lyda/I’m Doin’ Alright/Davis Music Group/9 North — 13
Steel Magnolia/Last Night Again/Big Machine — 10
The Band Perry/You Lie/Republic Nashville — 10
Rascal Flatts/I Won’t Let Go/Big Machine — 10

David Nail stopped by WPOC in Baltimore last Friday (1/21) for a station visit with listeners and to play his new single “Let It Rain.” (L-R): WPOC Baltimore/WMZQ Washington PD Meg Stevens, WPOC’s Bob Delmont, Nail, WPOC’s Laurie DeYoung and WPOC News/Producer St. Pierre.

The Dirt Drifters helped the morning show babysit during their stop at WMAD in Madison.(L-R): WMAD PD Mike Ferris, Matt Fleener, Jeremy Little, Nick Diamond, WMAD's John Flint, the "baby," WMAD's Tammy Lee, Jeff Middleton and Ryan Fleener.

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