Weekly Chart Report (5/27/11)

Randy Travis (L) recently caught up with CMT Radio Live’s Cody Alan at the CMT studio to discuss his new album, “Anniversary Celebration.”

SPIN ZONE
Nice girls rule, y’all. Taylor Swift’s “Mean” is the CountryBreakout Chart’s new No. 1 song, easing ahead of previous chart topper “You Lie” by nice girl-fronted The Band Perry. Blake Shelton’s red-hot and recently gold “Honey Bee” is at No. 3 and within striking distance. Rounding out the Top 5, both Toby Keith’s “Somewhere Else” and Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” pick up triple digit spin gains.

We’ve got a new country singin’ American Idol with Scotty McCreery, and the label powers that be aren’t waiting to get his music out there. In fact, the same applies to Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. McCreery’s “I Love You This Big” and Alaina’s “Like My Mother Does” have been serviced to country radio, and the reports are starting to come in.

There hasn’t been any official word that Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s “Remind Me” is going to be a single, but programmers aren’t waiting for the memo. The superstar duo packed on the spins this week to become the highest debut at No. 61. Also debuting are Phil Vassar’s “Let’s Get Together” at No. 66, Ben Gregg’s “From Lonely To Love” at No. 79, and Jadi Norris’ “Workin’ Man’ Saturday Night” at No. 80.

Frozen Playlists: KBCR, KCJC, KNCQ, KTKS, KVOM, WAAG, WBKR, WCMS

RADIO NEWS
Michael Jennings has taken over MD duties for KWWR/Mexico, MO following the exit of Mark Robertson. Previously Jennings manned the Afternoon time slot, and now he will shift to Middays. Contact him at [email protected]. Reach out to Robertson at 573-819-3816 or [email protected].

Upcoming Singles
May 31
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter/You And Tequila/BNA
Bobby Dean/Rebound/Lamon
Jaron and TLRTL feat. Big Kenny/Beautiful Lies (Jaronwood/Universal Republic/Nine North)

June 6
Jerrod Niemann/One More Drinkin’ Song/Sea Gayle/Arista
Big & Rich/Fake ID/Warner Bros.
Craig Campbell/Fish/Bigger Picture
LoCash Cowboys/You Got Me/R&J Records

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood/Remind Me/Arista — 61
Phil Vassar/Let’s Get Together/Rodeowave — 66
Ben Gregg/From Lonely To Love/Cupit — 79
Jadi Norris/Workin’ Man’s Saturday Night/IGO Records — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood/Remind Me/Arista — 393
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter/You And Tequila/BNA — 379
Lady Antebellum/Just A Kiss/Capitol — 353
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett/Knee Deep/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 296
Darius Rucker/I Got Nothin’/Capitol — 292

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Sarah Darling/Something To Do With Your Hands/Black River — 193
Jerrod Niemann/One More Drinkin’ Song/Arista — 186
Jody Booth/Golddigger/Vigilante Music
David St. Romain/Twenty Years Late/Aria/Turnpike — 143
Kip Moore/Mary Was The Marrying Kind/MCA — 141

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood/Remind Me/Arista — 27
Darius Rucker/I Got Nothin’/Capitol — 18
Phil Vassar/Let’s Get Together/Rodeowave — 15
Joe Nichols/Take It Off/Show Dog-Universal — 14
Thompson Square/I Got You/Stoney Creek — 13
Jerrod Niemann/One More Drinkin’ Song/Arista — 12
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter/You And Tequila/BNA — 10

Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN) stopped into KSKS/ Fresno. His single “Storm Warning” is going for adds right now. (L-R): KSKS MD Jody Jo Mize, Hayes, and KSKS PD Mac Daniels.

Stealing Angels visit with John Sebastian of WWQM/Madison after performing in the area. (L-R): SA’s Caroline Cutbirth, John Sebastian, SA’s Tayla Lynn and SA’s Jennifer Wayne.

Easton Corbin played a lunchtime event at Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill Minnesota, just after finding out that KEEY/Minneapolis-St. Paul had come in No. 1 for ages 25-54. Champagne was in order. (L-R): KEEY’s Matt Tell, KEEY PD Gregg Swedberg, Corbin, KEEY’s JD Green, KEEY Mornings “Muss,” KEEY GM Mike Crusham

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