A scant nine weeks is all it took for Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” to make the top of the charts. It’s been on a rapid climb since its ACM Awards debut, and scoots ahead of last week’s No. 1, “Mean” by Taylor Swift. Justin Moore will also be vying for a No. 1 soon as “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” edges up to No. 3. Toby Keith’s “Somewhere Else” sits tight at No. 4, and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” packs on 100 new spins to move up to No. 5.
Disproving all the naysayers, Scotty McCreery’s “I Love You This Big” (19 Ent./Mercury) gets a big 415 spin jolt and earns our Power Chart Debut at No. 59. McCreery’s fellow AI castmate Lauren Alaina is right outside the Top 80 with “Like My Mother Does,” which should make its first appearance in the next chart.
It might be a little tight at the top of the chart, but there’s room for movement in the second half. Brad Paisley’s “Remind Me” featuring Carrie Underwood is off to a great start, zooming up to No. 42 in its second week. Phil Vassar’s “Let’s Get Together” is also on the move as it jumps to No. 51. Ash Bowers’ “I Still Believe In That” moves No. 54-50, Jennette McCurdy’s “Generation Love” is up to No. 55, and Jerrod Niemann’s “One More Drinkin’ Song” makes a strong debut at No. 72
Frozen Playlists: KBCR, KICR, KITX, KNCQ, KVVP, WBYZ, WCMS, WHWK, WKDZ, WKWS, WTCM, WTCR
KCYE/Las Vegas MD and host of Westwood One’s syndicated Stars of Country Cadillac Jack has signed a management deal with Josh Robbins (JR-Management) of BNA Talent Group in Nashville. Cadillac Jack’s career includes time in Detroit, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. He was a finalist for CMA Personality of the Year Award in 2001. Projects in the works under this management deal include a television series with help from Nashwood Productions. Contact Robbins at [email protected].
The New Mexico Broadcasters Association named MusicRow reporter KGRT/Las Cruces its 2011 Station of the Year. This is the station’s third win in the last five years, and they collected seven total awards including best Public Service Campaign, Complete Newscast Station, and Sports Play By Play.
WZZS/Zolfo Springs, FL has hired Billy Brown to take over PD/MD duties, effective Monday 6/6. He replaces BJ Odom, who will take on a part time role voicetracking afternoons as he focuses on touring with his stand-up comedy. Reach Billy at [email protected].
WQRB/Eau Claire, WI’s morning team Mike McKay & Donuts was recently selected as Wisconsin’s Best Morning Show, Medium Market, by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Congratulate them at mikemckay@clearchannel.
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
Lisa Matassa/Me Time/It Is What It Is/Nine North
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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Scotty McCreery/I Love You This Big/19 Ent./Mercury — 59
Jerrod Niemann/One More Drinkin’ Song/Arista — 72
Corey Wagar/Hurricane/GTR — 80
Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Scotty McCreery/I Love You This Big/19 Ent./Mercury — 415
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood/Remind Me/Arista — 328
Darius Rucker/I Got Nothin’/Capitol — 301
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter/You And Tequila/BNA — 255
Lady Antebellum/ Just A Kiss/Capitol — 227
On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
David St. Romain/Twenty Years Late/Aria/Turnpike — 175
Jody Booth /Golddigger/Vigilante Music — 171
Lauren Alaina/Like My Mother Does — 170
Hunter Hayes/Storm Warning/Atlantic/Warner — 169
Shawna Russell/Get Right or Get Left/Way Out West Records — 164
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Scotty McCreery/I Love You This Big/19 Ent./Mercury — 33
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood/Remind Me/Arista — 20
Darius Rucker/I Got Nothin’/Capitol — 18
Phil Vassar/Let’s Get Together/Rodeowave — 14
Lauren Alaina/Like My Mother Does/19 Ent./Mercury — 11