Weekly Chart Report (4/22/11)

Atlantic/WMN artist Hunter Hayes (L) started his radio tour through Texas Monday with a stop into KKBQ/Houston. He met with PD Johnny Chiang, and the two seem to have really hit it off, if their pearly white smiles are any indication. Hayes’ debut single “Storm Warning” goes for adds May 16.

SPIN ZONE
The results are in, and the people can’t live without Keith Urban’s “Without You.” Urban’s latest takes over the No. 1 spot most recently occupied by Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go.” It’s going to get very tight in the next few weeks, as the barrage of superstar singles all fight for position. The Top 10 alone contains Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn, The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and more. Expect to see them getting competition from Eric Church’s “Homeboy” (No. 13), Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl” (No. 14), and Chris Young’s “Tomorrow” (No. 15) very soon.

The lovefest for Blake Shelton continues, as “Honey Bee” again picks up the week’s greatest increase in spins, which propels it on to No. 23 in its third week charting. Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” may be a topic of discussion because of its rap-inflected verses, but you’d never know it from looking at the chart. This week it collects 423 new spins and makes a huge jump to No. 39. Also seeing big response is Jake Owen’s latest, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The summer-ready anthem packs on 351 extra spins to move to No. 43.

Big debuts include Sugarland’s “Tonight,” which lands at No. 65, Rodney Atkins’ “Take A Back Road” at No. 73, Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide” at No. 74 and Stealing Angels’ “Paper Heart” at No. 75.

Frozen Playlists: KYYK, WCMS

 

Upcoming Singles
April 25
Ash Bowers/I Still Believe In That/Stoney Creek
Mark Cooke/I Love It/CVR/Quarterback
Brantley Gilbert/Country Must Be Country Wide/Valory
Randy Houser/In God’s Time/Show Dog-Universal
Rodney Atkins/Take A Back Road/Curb
Brother Trouble/Summer’s Little Angel/Blaster/Bigger Picture
Jennette McCurdy/Generation Love/Capitol
Susan Hickman/Just Missed This Train/4 L Clover
Corey Wagar/Hurricane/GTR

May 2
Sunny Sweeney/Staying’s Worse Than Leaving/Republic Nashville
Lucy Angel/Serious/GForce

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Sugarland/Tonight/Mercury — 65
Jason Michael Carroll/Numbers/For The Lonely/Quarterback — 72
Rodney Atkins/Take A Back Road/Curb — 73
Brantley Gilbert/Country Must Be Country Wide/Valory — 74
Stealing Angels/Paper Heart/Skyville — 75
Mark Cooke/I Love It/CVR — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Blake Shelton/Honey Bee/Warner Bros./WMN — 547
Jason Aldean /Dirt Road Anthem/Broken Bow — 423
Dierks Bentley /Am I The Only One/Capitol — 380
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 378
Jake Owen/Barefoot Blue Jean Night/RCA — 351

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Lucy Angel/Serious/GForce — 250
Rachel Holder/Chocolate/All Entertainment — 232
Austin Hicks/I Still Pledge Allegiance/Lick — 196
Ashley Gearing/Five More Minutes/Curb — 191
Corey Smith/Twenty One/Average Joe’s — 184

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Jake Owen/Barefoot Blue Jean Night/RCA — 25
Jason Aldean/Dirt Road Anthem/Broken Bow — 23
Sugarland/Tonight/Mercury — 17
Randy Houser/In God’s Time/Show Dog-Universal — 17
Blake Shelton/Honey Bee/Warner Bros./WMN — 17
Rodney Atkins/Take A Back Road/Curb — 15
Brantley Gilbert/Country Must Be Country Wide/Valory — 15
James Wesley/Didn’t I/Broken Bow — 13
Stealing Angels/Paper Heart/Skyville — 12
Lucy Angel/Serious/GForce — 12
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett/Knee Deep/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 10
Jason Michael Carroll/Numbers/For The Lonely/Quarterback — 10

Josh Kelley has been on the road with Miranda Lambert’s tour since last fall and last week he passed through Ft. Myers, Fl. This summer, he’ll be out on the road with Taylor Swift. (L-R): MCA regional Louie Newman, Kelley, WCKT/Ft. Myers PD Todd Nixon.

Edge Records/Loftoncreek artist Kelly Parkes recently visited with XM 11 at its Cincinnati studio. Parkes performed her new single "Girl With A Fishing Rod" and her previous single "Nothing.” (L-R): XM 11‘s Jordan, Parkes, XM 11‘s Kent Terry, Lofton Creek Pres. Mike Borchetta.

David Bradley recently stopped by the KVWF-Wichita, KS studios to visit with the staff. Bradley’s single “Hard Time Movin’ On” is currently at No. 30 on the CountryBreakout Chart. (L-R): KVWF Mornings/MD Colby Ericson, Bradley, KVWF PD Ron Allen.

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