Weekly Chart Report (3/18/11)

The Roys visited with Bill Jones at The Country Network in preparation of their new album launch on March 22. Photo: Martha Moore

SPIN ZONE
Thompson Square is just plain hot. The Stoney Creek duo has now spent three weeks on top of the CountryBreakout Chart with “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” racking up some impressive sales figures in the meantime. They’re looking like early breakout stars for 2011. Darius Rucker’s “This” moves to the No. 2 spot, followed by Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” at No. 3. Closing out the Top 5 are Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine” and Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go,” both gaining over 200 spins to make significant moves.

A superstar’s work is never done, apparently. To wit, a big section of the format’s platinum artists are currently unrolling hot new singles with big results. Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” (No. 50), Martina McBride’s “Teenage Daughters” (No. 69), Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin’” (No. 72) and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl” (No. 79) all debuted this week with zero prior reports. Also debuting is new Columbia artist Bradley Gaskin’s “Mr. Bartender” (No. 75), Leah Seawright’s “On The Backroads” (No. 76), and Frankie Ballard’s “A Buncha Girls” (No. 77).

Colt Ford’s “Country Thang” has climbed to No. 58 after only three weeks. His previous single “Chicken & Biscuits” peaked at No. 48 after a longer trek up the chart, so it appears he’s gaining some acceptance among programmers. Ford’s Average Joe’s labelmate Corey Smith just released his single “Twenty One” earlier in the week, and already some stations have hopped on board. Look for that one to make its official debut very soon.

Frozen Playlists: KMKS, KNCQ, KSED, KYEZ, WBYZ, WKTT

Upcoming Singles
March 21
the JaneDear girls/Shotgun Girl/Warner Bros./WMN
Ashley Gearing/Five More Minutes/Curb
Greg Hanna/Makin’ Love Real

March 28
Eden’s Edge/Amen/Big Machine
Gloriana/Wanna Take You Home/Emblem/Warner Music Nashville
Brad Paisley feat. Alabama/Old Alabama/Arista

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 50
Martina McBride/Teenage Daughters/Republic Nashville — 69
Trace Adkins/Just Fishin’/Show Dog-Universal — 72
Bradley Gaskin/Mr. Bartender/Columbia — 75
Leah Seawright/On The Backroads/Skytone — 76
Frankie Ballard/A Buncha Girls/Warner Bros./WMN — 77
Luke Bryan/Country Girl/Capitol — 79

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 629
Taylor Swift/Mean/Big Machine — 559
Justin Moore/If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away/Valory — 384
Toby Keith/Somewhere Else/Show Dog-Universal — 378
Chris Young/Tomorrow/RCA — 334

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Johnny Rivers/New Home/Soul City — 221
Uncle Kracker/Good To Be Me/Top Dog/Atlantic — 220
Derek O’Bannon/Thinkin’ Bout The Wedding Night/615 Records — 207
Due West/When The Smoke Clears/Black River — 195
Coleman Brothers/Back On the Farm/PVI — 192

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 46
Taylor Swift/Mean/Big Machine — 36
Martina McBride/Teenage Daughters/Republic Nashville — 25
Trace Adkins/Just Fishin/Show Dog-Universal — 25
Luke Bryan/Country Girl/Capitol — 21
Bradley Gaskin/Mr. Bartender/Columbia — 17
Chris Young/Tomorrow/RCA — 15

Stealing Angels recently visited WIVK and sang the National Anthem at a University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball game in Knoxville. (L-R): Tayla Lynn, Jennifer Wayne, WIVK PD Mike Hammond, and Caroline Cutbirth.

Gary Allan played the Houston rodeo last weekend and caught up with the KKBQ staff. (L-R): MCA’s EJ Bernas, KKBQ OM Johnny Chiang, Allan, and KKBQ MD Christi Brooks.

Warner Bros. group Gloriana recently visited WWYZ/Hartford. (L-R): Cheyenne Kimball, WWYZ’s Bosh, Rachel Reinert, WWYZ MD Cory Myers, Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin

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