Weekly Chart Report (2/25/11)

17 Music Entertainment's Matt Gary has been making the radio rounds in the Southeast and Midwest to introduce his new single, "I'm Just Sayin'," penned by Frank Myers, Gary B. Baker and Billy Montana, the title track from his CD 6-Pack. (L-R): Gary, WCTQ/Sarasota, FL MD Heidi Decker and WCTQ PD Tim Jones.

Whoa, where does the time go? Country Radio Seminar starts next week, so make plans to attend MusicRow’s annual Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards, featuring special performances from Joanna Smith and Colt Ford. The event takes place Tuesday, March 1, 2:30-5 pm CT at Cadillac Ranch on Broadway. Email mstephens@musicrow.com for more information. Don’t miss this one!

Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World” makes it two in a row, adding enough spins to maintain the No. 1 spot over Taylor Swift’s “Back To December.” And it looks like the moment has arrived for Stoney Creek’s Thompson Square, whose “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” gains 135 spins and jumps to No. 3 ahead of Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” and Jason Aldean’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

Kenny Chesney’s “Live A Little” is on the fast track to chart dominance. After capturing the biggest debut last week, it picks up the greatest spin increase this week and leaps to No. 31. Toby Keith’s “Somewhere Else”–also just two weeks old–has moved all the way to No. 37. Soon both singles will be battling against Ronnie Dunn’s “Bleed Red” (No. 16) and Keith Urban’s “Without You” (No. 21) for position.

Seems everyone has a new single out with CRS on the horizon. Eric Church’s “Homeboy” is moving quickly at No. 58, followed by Chris Young’s “Tomorrow” at No. 62. Gwyneth Paltrow is also back on the chart at No. 75 with “Me And Tennessee,” a duet with Country Strong co-star Tim McGraw serviced by Curb Records. Also debuting are Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” Bucky Covington’s “Hometown,” and David Nail’s “Let It Rain.”

Frozen Playlists: KWWR, WBYZ

Upcoming Singles
February 28
Jessica Ridley/Flaming Red/EMG/Universal/Nine North
Frankie Ballard/A Buncha Girls/Warner Bros./WMN
Chris Young/Tomorrow/RCA
Jason Thomas/I’m Your Radio/MD Records
Eric Church/Homeboy/EMI Nashville
Steve Azar/Hard Road/Ride
Emerson Drive/Let Your Love Speak/Quarterback
Toby Keith/Somewhere Else/Show Dog-Universal

March 7
Eli Young Band/Crazy Girl/Republic Nashville
The New Relics/Dixie Queen/Spinville/Blues Alley
Tonja Rose/Where Would Your Heart Be/Identical Entertainment/Turnpike
Little Big Town/The Reason Why/Capitol
Neal McCoy/New Mountain To Climb/Tate

New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow/Me And Tennessee/Curb — 75
Eli Young Band/Crazy Girl/Republic Nashville — 77
Bucky Covington/Hometown — 78
David Nail/Let It Rain/MCA — 80

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Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Kenny Chesney/Live A Little/BNA — 536
Toby Keith/Somewhere Else/Show Dog-Universal — 398
Keith Urban / Without You / Capitol — 335
Justin Moore/If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away/Valory — 266
Eric Church/Homeboy/EMI Nashville — 231

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Colt Ford/Country Thang/Average Joe’s Entertainment — 223
Curtis & Luckey/Eye Candy/KMG Music Group — 217
Kate Russell/Damned If I Do/Urunga/Spinville Records — 217
Emma King & The Heartsets/I’m Not Forgotten/PLC — 190
Johnny Rivers/New Home/Soul City — 176

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Kenny Chesney/Live A Little/BNA — 27
Toby Keith/Somewhere Else/Show Dog—Universal — 26
Justin Moore/If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away/Valory — 21
Eric Church/Homeboy/EMI/Nashville — 19

Lucy Angel recently visited KGRT/Las Cruces, NM. (L-R): Lucy Angel's Kate, Las Cruces March of Dimes Dir. Becky Horner, Lucy Angel's Emily, KGRT MD Sheila Kirsch, and Lucy Angel's Lindsay.

Big Machine’s Eden’s Edge was in the Dallas office of Citadel Media on Tuesday (2/22) to share their music with employees. The group talked about growing up in Arkansas and meeting each other in college. (L-R): Carl Anderson, Sr. VP Programming and Distribution for Citadel Media; Eden’s Edge’s Cherrill Green and Hannah Blaylock; Gary Reynolds, PD Today’s Best Country; Kris Wilson, MD Today’s Best Country; Eden’s Edge’s Dean Berner; and Jeremy Robinson, The Jeremy Show.

Corey Smith stopped by WUSY in Chattanooga on Wednesday (2/23) to visit with US 101’s personalities and loyal listeners. Corey chatted with Brian Stewart and played a few songs on-air including new single,“Twenty-One,” soon to be released on Average Joe’s Entertainment. (L-R): Gator Harrison (OM/PD), Ken Hicks (morning guy), Brian Stewart (night guy), Smith, Mo & Dex (afternoon show).


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