Weekly Chart Report (1/27/12)

Kellie Pickler recently stopped by Premiere Radio Networks’ After MidNite to talk with host Blair Garner about her upcoming release 100 Proof, which hit stores Jan. 24.

That sound you hear? It’s probably promotion executives cursing at the logjam happening in the upper half of MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart. The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” is tough enough to stay at No. 1 for a second consecutive week, but the Top 10 remains entirely unchanged save for George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” creeping into that last spot.

Things are a little better if we zoom out to the Top 40, at least if you’re a member of something with “Band” in the name. Case in point: Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is looking to capitalize on the success of “Crazy Girl” and has already risen to No. 27 after four weeks. Similarly, Zac Brown Band’s “No Hurry” is actually moving quite fast, reaching No. 40 in its second week on the chart. Competing with these ensembles is Kellie Pickler’s “100 Proof,” which moves up to No. 28, and Alan Jackson’s “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” now at No. 37.

Yep, it’s tough out there, but there are independent (and indie label) artists making headway regardless. Average Joe’s duo Montgomery Gentry has a bona fide hit with “Where I Come From” at No. 8. Neal McCoy is staring down the Top 20 at No. 23 with “A-Ok.” Inside the Top 40 are LiveWire’s “Tater Fed” at No. 35, Madonna Nash’s “Dirty Little Secret” at No. 36, and Taylor Made’s “Good Love” at No. 38. Rodeowave’s Phil Vassar is off to a good start with his latest, clenching the weeks’ biggest debut with “Don’t Miss Your Life” at No. 62, while Marlee Scott also has a big first week with “Train Wreck” debuting at No. 73.


Upcoming Singles
January 30
Maggie Sajak/First Kiss/AO Recordings/CO5
Thompson Square/Glass/Stoney Creek Records
Ira Dean/Somethin’ ‘Bout A Sunday/Average Joe’s
The McClymonts/I Could Be A Cowboy/BSM
Leah Seawright/Til Your Boots Are Dirty/AttaBaby
Royal Wade Kimes/Cold Country/Wonderment Records

February 6
Shooter Jennings/The Deed and the Dollar/Flying Island
Jason Aldean/Fly Over States/Broken Bow
David St. Romain/Some Things/DSR Entertainment
Tyler Farr/Hot Mess/BNA

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Phil Vassar/Don’t Miss Your Life/Rodeowave – 62
Jason Aldean/Flyover States/Broken Bow – 67
JT Hodges/Goodbyes Made You Mine/Show Dog-Universal – 70
Marlee Scott/Train Wreck/Big Ride/InstiGator – 73
Sherry Lynn/Breakin’ Up Song/Steal Heart – 78
Bucky Covington/I Wanna Be That Feeling/E One – 79
Kinsey Sadler/Sometimes I Forget/ — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Zac Brown Band/No Hurry/Southern Ground/Atlantic – 382
Rascal Flatts/Banjo/Big Machine – 376
Alan Jackson/So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore/ACR/EMI – 363
Blake Shelton/Drink On It/WMN/Warner Bros. – 310
Eli Young Band/Even If It Breaks Your Heart/Republic Nashville — 293

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Zac Brown Band/No Hurry/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 29
Alan Jackson/So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore/ACR/EMI — 23
Marlee Scott/Train Wreck/Big Ride / InstiGator — 22
Phil Vassar/Don’t Miss Your Life/Rodeowave — 19
Rascal Flatts/Banjo/Big Machine — 18
Jason Aldean/Flyover States/Broken Bow — 17
JT Hodges/Goodbyes Made You Mine/Show Dog-Universal — 12
Rachel Holder/In Your Arms/Curb — 12
Kellie Pickler/100 Proof 19/BNA — 10
Eli Young Band/Even If It Breaks Your Heart/Republic Nashville — 10

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Lewis Copeland/She’s Got It Goin’ On/Phull Entertainment – 197
Claudia Lee/Hollywood Sunset/CLM96enterprises — 195
Kaleb McIntire/Redneck In All Of Us/Rockin’ Country Doc Music – 195
Thompson Square/Glass/Stoney Creek – 158
Ira Dean/Something About A Sunday/Average Joe’s – 154
John Maison/Fast Enough/Big High Five — 152
Coy Taylor/Fall For You — 152

Brantley Gilbert spent his birthday in Cape Girardeau, Missouri as part of the Blood, Sweat, and Beers tour with Eric Church. The gang from B97.9 KBXB/Sikeston, MO took it upon themselves to present the artist with a cake following his set. (L-R): B97.9 Dir/Promotions, George Davis; B97.9 Dir./Programming, C.J. Cruze; Gilbert; B97.9 Afternoon Personality, Brian Taylor

Flying Island’s Levi Riggs visited Clear Channel’s WTCR in Huntington, WV to promote his new single “My Best Friend’s a Girl.” (L-R): WTCR hosts Jim McElroy and Judy Eaton, Levi Riggs.

Singer/songwriter Jason Cassidy recently got two times the Jon while visiting Nashville’s WSIX. The singer/songwriter’s latest single “What If” is currently going for adds at country radio. (L-R): MusicRow Managing Editor Jon Freeman, Cassidy, WSIX Program Director Jon Anthony


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