It’s a perpetual party on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart, as Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand” maintains its slightly buzzed footing to stick at No. 1 for a second consecutive week. (More on that here). The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” is still at No. 2, followed by new No. 3 Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End.” Angling for Top 5 status soon are Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love YOu Through It” at No. 6, followed by Dierks Bentley’s “Home” at No. 7.
Drinking is a fairly common theme in country music, of course, and there are some other boozy songs besides “Drink In My Hand” right now. Sunny Sweeney’s “Drink Myself Single” at No. 19 comes to mind, but perhaps the most notorious and polarizing of them all is Toby Keith’s consumer-friendly “Red Solo Cup,” (currently at No. 15) which just got the Glee treatment in Tuesday’s (12/6) episode. Veteran songplugger Sherrill Blackman predicts, with tongue in cheek, that Keith’s latest could signal the start of a new trend for the Nashville song machine.
“Writers and artists will want to jump on the bandwagon to try to achieve similar success with product endorsements. Thus, in the coming months, we will have singles released with such titles as ‘Yellow Post-It Note,’ ‘Black Sharpie Pen,’ and ‘Green Giant Beans.’ Writers will only be limited by their imaginations and available color schemes.”
So there’s hope someone might write “Pink Pepto Bismol”? Fingers crossed.
Frozen Playlists: KBCN, KMKS, KSED, KVVP, KYKX, WKWS, WRHT, WMEV, WOWF
Congrats and kudos to Nashville Cumulus stations WKDF and sports sibling WGFX/104.5 The Zone for collecting over 8,600 toys during the annual Toy Field event Dec. 7 at LP Field to benefit Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angel Program.
Josh Thompson/Comin’ Around/RCA
Tim Dugger/Way Past My Beer Time/Curb
Brantley Gilbert/You Don’t Know Her Like I Do/Valory
Canaan Smith/We Got Us/Mercury
Ronnie Dunn/Let The Cowboy Rock/Arista
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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Tim McGraw/Better Than I Used To Be/Curb — 52
Brantley Gilbert/You Don’t Know Her Like I Do/Valory — 61
Love and Theft/Angel Eyes/RCA — 70
Wade Bowen/Saturday Night/Sea Gayle/BNA — 78
Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Taylor Swift/Ours/Big Machine — 550
Tim McGraw/Better Than I Used To Be/Curb — 457
Keith Urban/You Gonna Fly/Capitol — 246
Brantley Gilbert/You Don’t Know Her Like I Do/Valory — 241
Dierks Bentley/Home/Capitol — 240
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Tim McGraw/Better Than I Used To Be/Curb — 35
Taylor Swift/Ours/Big Machine — 33
Brantley Gilbert/You Don’t Know Her Like I Do/Valory — 19
Tyler Farr/Hot Mess/BNA 9
Lady Antebellum/Dancin’ Away With My Heart/Capitol — 9
Neal McCoy/A—Ok/Blaster Records — 8
The Lost Trailers/Underdog/CO5 — 8
Love and Theft/Angel Eyes/RCA — 8
On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Sawyer Brown/Travelin’ Band — 171
Oak Ridge Boys/What’cha Gonna Do/Cracker Barrel — 168
Shawna Russell/Waitin’ On Sunrise/Way Out West Records — 164
Jackie Arredondo/Rockin’ the Trailer/Gold Voice — 161
The Farm/Home Sweet Home/All In/Elektra/New Revolution — 153
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Several major market radio outlets gathered to broadcast at the Music Row Live! Fall Remote during CMA Awards week in Nashville. Attendees also celebrated Music Row Live! Owner & Operator Sharla McCoy’s 10th year in business. The theme was Wild Wild West and Rugged Country, and PRCA Rodeo Announcer of the Year Wayne Brooks co-hosted the kickoff party.