Weekly Chart Report (11/11/11)

Chuck Wicks (L) recently stopped by Nashville’s WSIX to catch up with Mid Day host Amy Paige (R) and to talk about his St. Jude benefit show next Monday (11/14) at 3rd & Lindsley.

As part of Clear Channel’s recent reorganization, WTCR/Huntington, WV MD Scott Hesson has departed after nearly 10 years with the company. Hesson’s 25-plus year radio career also includes time at Hilton Head’s WGZR, and Tri Cities TN-VA’s WXBQ. Reach him at 304-521-9831 or here. WTCR PD Judy Eaton will assume music duties in the meantime. Reach her here.

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KCBN/Harrison, AR MD Lisa Johnson will exit the station Nov. 15, where she has worked for 11 years. Her career in radio spans 26 years and includes time with WTXT/Tuscaloosa and KTXY Y107/Columbia, Mo. Contact her here.

Corey Wagar (R) and KCJC/Russellville, Arkansas MD Jarrett Jackson (L) mug for the camera during a recent station visit. Wagar’s single “I Hate My Boyfriend” is up to No. 65 this week on the chart.

Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned The Night” remains unchallenged as the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 song, followed once again by Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim.” CMA Album of the Year winner Jason Aldean’s “Tattoos On This Town” moves up a spot to No. 3, followed by Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand” at No. 4 and The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” at No. 5.

Mostly, it’s a molasses-slow week for movement. Even hot new singles like Kenny Chesney’s “Reality,” Brad Paisley’s “Camouflage,” and Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” don’t make much more progress than one position or two, despite impressive triple digit gains in spins. New debuts include McGuffey Lane’s “Bartender” at No. 76, Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Good Night” at No. 77, Shane Yellowbird’s “Bare Feet On The Blacktop” at No. 79 and Johnny Rivers’ “I’ve Got To Use My Imagination” at No. 80.


Upcoming Singles
November 14
Faith Hill/Come Home/Warner Bros./WMN
Wade Bowen/Saturday Night/Sea Gayle/BNA
Love and Theft/Angel Eyes/RCA
Mark Cooke/Any Way The wind Blows/CVR/Quarterback

November 28
Shawna Russell/Waitin’ On Sunrise/Way Out West

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
McGuffey Lane/Bartender/Lick — 76
Gloriana/(Kissed You) Good Night/Emblem/WMN — 77
Shane Yellowbird / Bare Feet On The Blacktop/On Ramp — 79
Johnny Rivers/I’ve Got To Use My Imagination/Soul City — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Camouflage/Arista — 306
George Strait/Love’s Gonna Make It Alright/MCA — 281
Keith Urban/You Gonna Fly/Capitol — 255
Kenny Chesney/Reality/BNA — 213
Toby Keith/Red Solo Cup/Show Dog-Univeral — 202

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
George Strait/Love’s Gonna Make It Alright/MCA — 16
David Bradley/If You Can’t Make Money/Gecko Music Productions — 10
Trace Adkins/Million Dollar View/Show Dog-Universal — 8
Rodney Atkins/He’s Mine/Curb — 8
Keith Urban/You Gonna Fly/Capitol — 8
Faith Hill/Come Home/Warner Bros. — 7
Kevin Fowler/That Girl/Average Joe’s — 7
Billy Currington/Like My Dog/Mercury — 6

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Joanna Mosca w/Richie McDonald/Where Does Good Love Go?/Dolce Diva — 134
Lauren Alaina/Georgia Peaches/19/Mercury — 132
Brent Anderson/Amy’s Song/Arista — 126
Chris Weaver Band/Go Easy On Me — 119
Mockingbird Sun/Lucky Guy/Toomey Starks — 116
Bryan Cole/Pride & Passion/Perfect Vision — 114

FUNL Music artist Ty Herndon stopped by Premiere Radio’s CMA Awards remotes recently to promote his new single, “Stones.” Herndon is currently recording the follow-up effort to his 2010 Grammy-nominated album, Journey On, slated for an early 2012 release. (L-R): Shadow Stevens (MD – WWKA/Orlando, FL), Travis Moon (PD – KAJA/San Antonio, TX), Ty Herndon, radio vet Becky Brenner

Average Joe’s duo Montgomery Gentry recently stopped to congratulate Moby, host of syndicated Moby in the Morning, on his induction into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. (L-R): Eddie Montgomery, Moby, Troy Gentry


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