Weekly Chart Report (3/25/11)


Warner Bros. artist Brett Eldredge played a show with Willie Nelson at the Chicago Theater on March 18.

Darius Rucker’s “This” ascends to the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 spot with a gain of 139 spins, following a multi-week run by Thompson Square. This makes the sixth No. 1 hit for Rucker, and the second from his Charleston, SC 1966 collection.

Positions 3-6 all see triple digit spin gains, but remain unchanged. Ronnie Dunn’s “Bleed Red” is putting the pressure on the Top 5, however, as it jumps to No. 7 in its eigth week charting.

And the parade of summertime superstar singles begins. Taylor Swift’s “Mean,” only three weeks old, is already sitting at No. 25. Since its chart debut, it has averaged weekly spin increases greater than 400. And seemingly also destined for chart-topping success is Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama,” featuring none other than Alabama. It has only spent two weeks on the chart, but already leaped to No. 30.

Just behind are new offerings from Little Big Town (“The Reason Why,” No. 45), Trace Adkins (“Just Fishin’,” No. 48), Martina McBride (“Teenage Daughters,” No. 49), and Luke Bryan (“Country Girl,” No. 53). Dierks Bentley is also back on the chart with “Am I The Only One,” the first single from his upcoming studio album. The song amassed 297 spins with no prior reports to make its debut at No. 72.


Morning personality Alan DuPriest has taken over Music and Programming duties at WBYZ/Baxley, GA. Reach him at alan@wbyz94.com.

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

April 4
Martina McBride/Teenage Daughters/Republic Nashville
Keith Bryant/The Note/Jordash Records
Trace Adkins/Just Fishin’/Show Dog-Universal
David St. Romain/Twenty Years Late/Aria Records/Turnpike Music
Dierks Bentley/Am I The Only One/Capitol

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Due West/When The Smoke Clears/Black River — 70
Dierks Bentley/Am I The Only One/Capitol — 72
Guy Penrod/Pray About Everything/Servant Records — 74
Coleman Brothers/Back On the Farm/PVI — 75
Johnny Rivers/New Home/Soul City — 77
Derek O’Bannon/Thinkin’ Bout The Wedding Night/615 Records — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 627
Taylor Swift/Mean/Big Machine — 491
Trace Adkins/Just Fishin’/Show Dog-Universal — 440
Martina McBride/Teenage Daughters/Republic Nashville — 384
Kenny Chesney/Live A Little/BNA — 311

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Uncle Kracker/Good To Be Me/Top Dog/Atlantic — 219
Bridgette Tatum/Hillbilly Rock Star/Root 49/Quarterback — 195
Daisy Mallory/Don’t Grow Up Too Fast/Front Water — 194
Gloriana/Wanna Take You Home/Emblem/WMN — 189
Tommy Steele/What Kind Of Man Would I Be/TCR — 183

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 31
Trace Adkins/Just Fishin’/Show Dog-Universal — 29
Martina McBride/Teenage Daughters/Republic Nashville — 27
Dierks Bentley/Am I The Only One/Capitol — 27
Luke Bryan/Country Girl/Capitol — 18
Taylor Swift/Mean/Big Machine — 16
Bradley Gaskin/Mr. Bartender/Columbia — 13
the JaneDear girls/Shotgun Girl/Warner Bros./WMN — 10

Skyville trio Stealing Angels recently visited WDRM/Huntsville, AL. (L-R): Skyville’s Paul Williams, Caroline Cutbirth, WDRM MD AJ McCloud, Skyville’s Theresa Ford, Tayla Lynn, WDRM PD Jim Tice and Jennifer Wayne.

Craig Campbell surprised Vince and Amy Spicocchi by hiring a limousine to bring them to The Tangier in Akron, Ohio for WQMX’s charity concert series. Campbell first learned of the Spicocchi family after Vince posted a touching family video on YouTube set to the singer’s “Family Man.” The Massillon, Ohio couple welcomed quintuplets in August 2010, but the babies were born prematurely and underwent heart surgery to survive. The singer met the parents backstage and presented the family with a personal check to help offset the expenses. (L-R): Scott Wynn, WQMX morning co-host; Sue Wilson, WQMX PD and morning co-host; Campbell; and Amy and Vince Spicocchi.

KAJA-FM in San Antonio, Tx helped raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during a two day radiothon March 17-18. When the final calls came in at 7pm on Friday the donations were tallied up and this year KAJA will deliver a check to St. Jude for $407,236. Pictured: The KJ crew after 28 hours of work.


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