Weekly Chart Report (5/13/11)

Margaret Durante has been on a national radio tour to promote her single “Maybe Tonight” and digital EP. She has visited more than 100 stations across the country. (L-R): Durante and WUSH/Norfolf, VA PD Brandon O’Brien.

SPIN ZONE
It’s a tight 1-2-3 configuration at the top of the CountryBreakout Chart, but Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” remains at No. 1 for a second consecutive week. Chasing Paisley very closely are The Band Perry’s “You Lie” at No. 2, and Taylor Swift’s “Mean” which makes a big jump up from No. 6. Factor in Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” at No. 5, and Big Machine Label Group has 60 percent of the Top 5.

More summer singles are on the way. Lady Antebellum’s highly anticipated “Just A Kiss” has risen from zero to No. 30 in a short two week span. Similarly Zac Brown Band’s “Knee Deep” featuring Jimmy Buffett has climbed all the way to No. 27 in just three weeks. Bucking the upbeat, sunny summer trend is Kenny Chesney’s “You And Tequila” featuring rocker Grace Potter. The move seems to be working–the contemplative number has quickly ascended to No. 44 in its second week charting.

Joe Nichols sticks with the more traditional summer fare on his “Take It Off,” and earns the Power Chart Debut honor. Also debuting are Jennette McCurdy’s “Generation Love” at No. 76, Jordan Carter’s “Daddy Never Had A Chance In Hell” at No. 79 and Burns & Poe’s “Second Chance” at No. 80.

Frozen Playlists: KBCR, KLQL, KNCQ, KYYK, WCMS, WKBQ

RADIO NEWS
More radio personalities on the move this week, as WHWK/Binghamton, NY PD/Afternoons Don Brake announced his exit from the station. The search is on for his replacement and those interested can send resumes and airchecks to binghamton.job@citcomm.com. Brake says he’ll be resurfacing with another radio job soon.

Upcoming Singles
May 16
Burns & Poe/Second Chance/Blue Steel
David Adam Byrnes/She Only Wanted Flowers/Better Angels
Hunter Hayes/Storm Warning/Atlantic/WMN

May 19
Deborah Allen/Anything Other Than Love/Delta Rock

May 23
The Lunabelles/A Place To Shine/BNA
Shawna Russell/Get Right Or Get Left/Way Out West
Phil Vassar/Let’s Get Together/Rodeowave
Joe Nichols/Take It Off/Show Dog – Universal
Darius Rucker/I Got Nothin’/Capitol
Josh Kelley/Gone Like That/MCA

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Joe Nichols/Take It Off/Show Dog-Universal — 71
Jennette McCurdy/Generation Love/Capitol — 76
Jordan Carter/Daddy Never Had A Chance In Hell — 79
Burns & Poe / Second Chance / Blue Steel — 80

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter/You And Tequila/BNA — 30
Lady Antebellum/Just A Kiss/Capitol — 30
Thompson Square/I Got You/Stoney Creek — 19
Rodney Atkins/Take A Back Road/Curb — 16
Billy Currington/Love Done Gone/Mercury — 16
Darius Rucker/I Got Nothin’/Capitol — 16
Joe Nichols/Take It Off/Show Dog-Universal — 14
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett/Knee Deep/Southern Ground / Atlantic — 14
Burns & Poe/Second Chance/Blue Steel — 11

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Lady Antebellum/Just A Kiss/Capitol — 664
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter/You And Tequila/BNA — 453
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett/Knee Deep / Southern Ground/Atlantic — 437
Blake Shelton/Honey Bee/Warner Bros./WMN — 424
Jason Aldean/Dirt Road Anthem/Broken Bow — 297

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Jonalee White/Sugar/Lick — 217
Landon Michael/This Ain’t California/Big Dog Records — 199
Jadi Norris/Workin’ Man’s Saturday Night/IGO Records — 198
Ben Gregg/From Lonely To Love/Cupit — 188
David St. Romain/Twenty Years Late/Aria/Turnpike — 168

Who needs Cinco de Mayo when you have Seis De Mayo with The Rodeo Club, KRTY and the Eli YoungBand? Hanging backstage in the kitchen with a bottle of Tapatio hot sauce and celebrating Musica in San Jose, CA are, pictured (L-R), EYB’s James Young, KRTY GM Nate Deaton, EYB’s Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, KRTY GSM Tina Ferguson, EYB’s Jon Jones and Republic Nashville’s Lois Lewis (on ground).

Davis Music Group’s Jacob Lyda performed as part of WFRE’s “Random Acts of Country” show in Frederick, MD last week. Lyda took the opportunity to showcase his new single, “I’m Doing Alright,” for the approx. 400 fans in attendance.(L-R): WFRE’s Dave Conrad, Nine North Records’ Will Robinson, Lyda, WFRE PD Jess Wright, WFRE’s Tom Whalen and WFRE’s Jessica Mitko (in front).

EMI Records Nashville newcomer Eric Paslay recently stopped by to visit his friends at WUSN/Chicago while on his first radio tour. (L-R): WUSN APD/PD Marci Braun, Eric Paslay, WUSN PD Buddy Scott, EMI Records VP Promo Angela Lange, EMI Records Regional Chuck Swaney

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