Weekly Chart Report (4/29/11)

Sunny Sweeney recently performed in Allentown, PA as part of the WCTO New Cats On The Block series. Her current single “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” just debuted at No. 74 on the CountryBreakout Chart. (L-R): Sweeney, WCTO PD George King and Republic Nashville’s Director of Northeast/Midwest Promotion Shari Roth.Jim Murphy

Keith Urban’s “Without You” earns a second week on top of the CountryBreakout Chart, with 96 stations on board. Closing up the gap behind him in a tight 2-3-4 configuration are Ronnie Dunn’s “Bleed Red,” Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” (also the greatest spin increase), and The Band Perry’s “You Lie.” Also screaming toward the top are Taylor Swift’s “Mean” at No. 8, and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl,” which jumps to No. 11.

Summer songs are working their way into heavy rotation as well. Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” is already up to No. 27, and Jake Owen appears to have a hit on his hands with “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” at No. 32. And be on the lookout for Brantley Gilbert, whose “Country Must Be Country Wide” storms up to No. 55 in its second week charting.

Before his “Colder Weather” even has a chance to cool off, Zac Brown’s latest single “Knee Deep” (featuring Jimmy Buffett) rockets onto the chart at No. 59. Thompson Square is back with a new cut called “I Got You,” that zooms up to No. 76. Corey Smith also makes his first chart appearance at No. 78 with “Twenty One.” And a curious final chart entry at No. 80 comes courtesy of “The Good Life,” recorded by none other than Donnie & Marie Osmond.

Frozen Playlists: KNAF, Nashville XM 11, WCMS, WHMA, WKWS, WMEV, WTCR, WZZS


Citadel’s KATC/Colorado Springs has named Jim Murphy its new Program Director, effective immediately. Most recently Murphy served as VP Country Programming for Jones Radio Networks and Dial Global Radio Network in Colorado. His career also includes time at KFKF/Kansas City, WOKQ/Portsmouth, and ABC Radio Networks. Reach him at 719-593-2714 or [email protected]

Upcoming Singles
May 2
Sunny Sweeney/Staying’s Worse Than Leaving/Republic Nashville
Lucy Angel/Serious/GForce
Russell Hitchcock/Far Enough Away From Colorado/Better Angels
Mark Cooke/I Love It/CVR/Quarterback

May 9
Thompson Square/I Got You/Stoney Creek
Glen Templeton/I Could Be The One/Capstone

May 12
Corey Wagar/Hurricane/GTR

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett/Knee Deep/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 59
Lucy Angel/Serious/GForce — 63
Billy Currington/Love Done Gone/Mercury — 71
Rachel Holder/Chocolate/All Entertainment — 72
Sunny Sweeney/Staying’s Worse Than Leaving — 74
Thompson Square/I Got You/Stoney Creek — 76
Ash Bowers/I Still Believe In That/Stoney Creek — 77
Corey Smith/Twenty One/Average Joe’s — 78
Donny & Marie Osmond/The Good Life/MPCA — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Old Alabama/Arista — 461
Blake Shelton/Honey Bee/Warner Bros./WMN — 436
Jason Aldean/Dirt Road Anthem/Broken Bow — 416
Jake Owen/Barefoot Blue Jean Night/RCA — 334
Luke Bryan/Country Girl/Capitol — 328

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Kelly Parkes/Girl With A Fishing Rod/Lofton Creek — 205
Flat River Band/I’m Alright I’m Ok/FRB — 204
Jordan Carter/Daddy Never Had A Chance In Hell — 186
Greg Hanna/Makin’ Love Real/Pheromone — 184
Ashley Gearing/Five More Minutes/Curb — 184

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett/Knee Deep/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 20
Brantley Gilbert/Country Must Be Country Wide/Valory — 18
Ash Bowers/I Still Believe In That/Stoney Creek — 16
Jake Owen/Barefoot Blue Jean Night/RCA — 15
Thompson Square/I Got You/Stoney Creek — 15
Rodney Atkins/Take A Back Road/Curb — 13
Sunny Sweeney/Staying’s Worse Than Leaving/Republic Nashville — 11
Jason Michael Carroll/Numbers/For The Lonely/Quarterback 11
Lucy Angel/Serious/GForce — 11
Billy Currington/Love Done Gone/Mercury — 11
Jason Aldean/Dirt Road Anthem/Broken Bow — 10

Show Dog-Universal’s JT Hodges stopped to visit the morning show crew at WMAD/Madison in support of his forthcoming single, “Hunt You Down.” (L-R): WMAD’s APD/Midday’s Steph Peters, WMAD Morning Host John Flint, Hodges, WMAD Morning Host Tammy Lee, and WMAD OM, Mike Ferris.

Stealing Angels visit WKLB/Boston to share their new single “Paper Heart,” which hit No. 69 on the CountryBreakout Chart this week. (L-R): Skyville Records President Kevin Herring, Tayla Lynn, Jennifer Wayne, Mike Brophey (WKLB/Boston), Caroline Cutbirth, Skyville Records Director Regional Promotion/East Theresa Ford.

Columbia’s Josh Thompson recently stopped by WIVK/Knoxville to co-host the midday show prior to playing a date on the Jagermeister Tour. (L-R): Columbia VP/Promotion Jimmy Rector, WIVK MD/middays Colleen Addair, Thompson, WIVK OM/PD Mike Hammond, Columbia Director/Field Promotion David Friedman


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