Weekly Chart Report (6/24/11)

Atlantic/WMN artist Brett Eldredge was recently in Maryland, where he visited with WXCY/Baltimore. He also sang the national anthem and threw the opening night first pitch at the sold-out Aberdeen Ironbirds minor league game. Former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr. owns the Ironbirds team. (L-R): Ironbirds mascot, Eldredge.

SPIN ZONE
If the subject is CountryBreakout Chart No. 1 songs on this particular day, then the answer to Dierks Bentley’s question “Am I The Only One” is, simply, “yes.” In a short 14 weeks, Bentley’s latest has ascended to the upper reaches of the chart and now taken the top spot. His Capitol brethren Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum are holding down spots No. 3 and 5 with “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and “Just A Kiss,” respectively.

Keith Urban nails down another accolade for Capitol, as his new single, “Long Hot Summer” zooms on the chart at No. 59 for the week’s highest debut. Also making a first appearance is Shania Twain’s long-awaited “Today Is Your Day,” which enters at No. 70. Other debuts include J.T. Hodges’ “Hunt You Down” at No. 72, Shawna Russell’s “Get Right Or Get Left” at No. 73, and Brother Trouble’s “Summer’s Little Angel” at No. 76.

Urban’s new tune and George Strait’s “Here For A Good Time” (No. 29) both have 400+ spin increases, and yet Toby Keith somehow trumps them both. Following a major first week debut in at No. 34 in the previous chart, it piles on an additional 511 spins and shoots upward to No. 24.

On the independent side, Lucy Angel’s “Serious” is on the move at No. 34 with over half the panel reporting. Newly independent Phil Vassar is rising quickly at No. 36 with “Let’s Get Together,” followed by Jason Michael Carroll’s “Numbers” at No. 37. Amber Hayes notches a few spots higher to No. 38 with “Wait,” and Lea Seawright’s “On The Backroads” jumps to No. 40.

Frozen Playlists: KDXY, KVAY, KXOX, WAAG, WCMS, WCOW, WHWK, WKWS, WTCM

RADIO NEWS
Mark Lindow has taken over PD duties at WCMS/Nags Head, NC following the exit of Tom Jeffries. Reach him at [email protected]

Upcoming Singles
June 27
Brett Eldredge/It Ain’t Gotta Be Love/Atlantic/WMN
Marlee Scott/Beautiful Maybe/bigride/CO5
Ronnie Dunn/Cost of Livin’/Arista
Alan Jackson/Long Way To Go/ACR/EMI
Rascal Flatts feat. Natasha Bedingfield/Easy/Big Machine
Brian Robinson/Without God, Where Does That Leave America/Lamon
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood/Remind Me/Arista

July 5
Dirt Drifters/Always A Reason/Warner Bros./WMN

July 11
Sonia Leigh/My Name Is Money/Southern Ground/BPG
Jason Sturgeon/The Cover/Toolpusher/Spinville
Christian Kane/Let Me Go/Bigger Picture
Katie Armiger/I Do But Do I/Cold River

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Keith Urban/Long Hot Summer/Capitol — 59
Shania Twain/Today Is Your Day/Mercury — 70
J.T. Hodges/Hunt You Down/Show Dog-Universal — 72
Shawna Russell/Get Right or Get Left/Way Out West Records — 73

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Toby Keith/Made In America/Show Dog-Universal — 511
George Strait/Here For A Good Time/MCA — 447
Keith Urban/Long Hot Summer/Capitol — 427
Alan Jackson/Long Way To Go/EMI — 334
Ronnie Dunn/Cost Of Livin’/Arista — 319

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Keith Urban/Long Hot Summer/Capitol — 34
Ronnie Dunn/Cost Of Livin’/Arista — 25
Alan Jackson/Long Way To Go/EMI — 23
Shania Twain/Today Is Your Day/Mercury — 22
Toby Keith/Made In America/Show Dog-Universal — 20
Rascal Flatts f. Natasha Bedingfield/Easy/Big Machine — 15
George Strait/Here For A Good Time/MCA — 13
J.T. Hodges/Hunt You Down/Show Dog-Universal — 11

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Kellie Pickler/Tough/BNA — 243
Colt Ford/She Likes To Ride In Trucks/Average Joe’s — 230
Rascal Flatts f. Natasha Bedingfield/Easy/Big Machine — 221
Susan Hickman/Just Missed This Train/4 L Clover Entertainment — 220
Alison Krauss & Union Station/Paper Airplanes/Rounder — 209

While out on her Speak Now tour, Taylor Swift visited with staff members of WCJW/Warsaw, NY. (L-R): CJ morning show producer Jeff Bennett, Weeknight personality Kelli Carson, Swift, PD Lee Richey, News Director Steve Weber.

Katie Armiger visited with WOKQ/Dover, NH, where she performed her new single, “I Do But Do I” for the staff. (L-R): Cold River regional rep Mary Lynne O’Neal, WOKQ PD Mark Jennings, Armiger.

Josh Turner spent Father’s Day headlining an all UMG day of performances at WBCT’s Birthday Bash in Grand Rapids, MI. (L-R): WBCT’s Dave Taft, Turner, WBCT’s Doug Montgomery.

 

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