Weekly Chart Report (7/01/11)

Becky Brenner

RADIO NEWS
KMPS/Seattle PD Becky Brenner revealed via Facebook earlier today that she will exit her post with the station after more than 28 years. No details on her future plans have been announced.

SPIN ZONE
Kudos to the gang at Capitol Records. In addition to having the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 song for a second straight week with Dierks Bentley’s “Am I The Only One,” three other songs in the Top 5 are Capitol artists. Luke Bryan’s threatening to take No. 1 soon with “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” followed by Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss” at No. 3 and Eric Church’s “Homeboy” (EMI Nashville) at No. 5. Capitol also has a hot new single from Keith Urban called “Long Hot Summer” that is the week’s biggest spin gain at No. 31.

NuCorp Entertainment flagship artist Darren Warren took time out of his stint performing at Cowboys Dance Hall in Dallas to visit 96.3 KSCS and chat up his debut single “Cowboy Up and Party Down.” (L-R): 96.3 KSCS PD Chris Huff and Warren.

Two superstar females have just launched hot new singles after spending some time away from the chart. Dolly Parton’s “Together You and I” is performing well at No. 55, and Shania Twain’s “Today Is Your Day” is just a few steps behind at No. 58. Dolly grazed the chart in late 2007 with “Better Get To Livin’” (from Backwoods Barbie), and Shania’s most recent chart effort was the 2004 Billy Currington duet “Party For Two.” Both artists’ singles added more than 100 new spins this week.

Biggest debut of the week goes to Rascal Flatts’ “Easy,” which is a duet with English pop star Natasha Bedingfield. The song picks up a substantial 274 spin gain and moves into charting territory at No. 59. Also crossing the chart debut threshold are Kellie Pickler’s “Tough” at No. 74 and Alison Krauss & Union Station’s “Paper Airplanes” at No. 80.

Frozen Playlists: KBOE, KFTX, KMGO, KSED, KVAY, KVVP, WATZ, WHWK, WTCR

Upcoming Singles
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
Ashton Shepherd/Where Country Grows/MCA
Billy Ray Cyrus/Runway Lights/Buena Vista/CO5
Jason Cassidy/Honky Tonk Heaven/A-Blake/Quarterback

July 12
Royal Wade Kimes/500 Miles Away From Home/Wonderment

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Rascal Flatts f. Natasha Bedingfield/Easy/Big Machine — 59
Kellie Pickler/Tough/BNA — 74
Alison Krauss & Union Station/Paper Airplanes/Rounder — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Keith Urban/Long Hot Summer/Capitol — 602
Ronnie Dunn/Cost Of Livin’/Arista — 412
Toby Keith/Made In America/Show Dog-Universal — 396
Alan Jackson/Long Way To Go/EMI — 305
George Strait/Here For A Good Time/MCA — 296

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Keith Urban/Long Hot Summer/Capitol — 36
Rascal Flatts f. Natasha Bedingfield/Easy/Big Machine — 24
Ronnie Dunn/Cost Of Livin’/Arista — 21
J.T. Hodges/Hunt You Down/Show Dog-Universal — 11
Jerrod Niemann/One More Drinkin’ Song/Arista — 10
Alan Jackson/Long Way To Go/EMI/ACR — 9
Sawyer Brown/Smokin’ Hot Wife — 9

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Susan Hickman/Just Missed This Train/4 L Clover Entertainment — 230
D.J. Miller/Between Sundays/Evergreen/Nine North/Spinville — 200
Deborah Allen/Anything Other Than Love/Delta Rock — 192
Jody Booth/Golddigger/Vigilante Music — 192
Susan Cattaneo/Girls Night Out/Jersey Girl Music — 189

Davis Music Group’s Jacob Lyda recently joined Columbia Nashville’s Bradley Gaskin at the Slidebar in Fullerton, CA for a special Go Country 105 (KKGO) performance, with all proceeds from the night going to the station’s “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer” team. KKGO has set a goal of $85,000 for the September 17-18, 39-mile team walk in Santa Barbara. (L-R): Davis Music Group National Director of Radio Mktg. Glenn Noblit; Lyda; KKGO Sr. Acct. Exec. Michelle Abel; KKGO morning show host Ashley Paige; KKGO Sr. Acct. Exec. Monique Renea; Gaskin; Columbia Nashville West Coast regional Larry Santiago

Sunny Sweeney recently visited with WLHK “Hank FM”/Indianapolis before her opening performance on Brad Paisley’s H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour. Sweeney’s upcoming album is due out August 23. (L-R) Hank FM’s Morning Show Host Dave O'Brien, Sweeney and PD Bob Richards.

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