Weekly Chart Report (2/17/12)

Darren Warren (NuCorp Entertainment) took a trip from his home outside Paducah, KY to Madison, WI’s WJVL to promote his "Cowboy Up and Party Down" single with PD/midday personality Ken Scott (L)

Country Radio Seminar 2012 is next week, and MusicRow will present its annual CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Margaritaville. Attendees will be treated to excited performances from Marlee Scott, JT Hodges, and The McClymonts. Email Eric Parker for details on how to attend.

Somebody, quick: I need a word for a place that one lives and stays, if not permanently, at least for a long time. Well whatever you call that, it’s the thing Dierks Bentley’s “Home” has found at the top of the CountryBreakout chart for the second straight week. Both Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Martina McBrides “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” maintain their positions, but Montgomery Gentry’s “Where I Come From” and Taylor Swift’s “Ours” are encroaching.

It’s always nice to see some new faces arriving in the Top 20. It’s not Eli Young Band’s first trip, of course, but they’ve followed “Crazy Girl” with an even faster rising single in “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” now at No. 17. On the other hand, it is the first time inside the Top 20 for MCA’s Kip Moore, whose “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” is currently at No. 20. Just ahead of him at No. 19 is Zac Brown Band with “No Hurry.”

Despite some considerable chart movement, there aren’t a ton of new singles debuting. Luke Bryan is ahead of the pack with “Drunk On You” hitting No. 54. Tracy Lawrence is up next with “Pills” at no. 74, followed by Candy Coburn and “Don’t Walk Away” at No. 78. Filling the last chart slot is newcomer Thomas Rhett, whose “Something To Do With My Hands” has quickly caught programmers ears.

Frozen Playlists: KSED, WKBQ, WKTT, WZMR

Upcoming Singles
February 21
Thomas Rhett/Something To Do With My Hands/Valory
Julie Ingram/Thank God (For Mom & Dad)/LongShot/Nine North/Turnpike
Matt Stillwell/Ignition/Average Joes
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol
Eric Church/Springsteen/EMI Nashville

February 27
Adam Gregory/High On You/Calusa Entertainment/GMV
Lisa Matassa/Wouldn’t You Like To Know/It Is What It Is/Nine North
Easton Corbin/Lovin’ You Is Fun/Mercury

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol – 54
Tracy Lawrence/Pills/LMG – 74
Candy Coburn/Don’t Walk Away/LomaJean – 78
Thomas Rhett/Something To Do With My Hands/Valory — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Eric Church/Springsteen/EMI Nashville – 539
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol – 420
Miranda Lambert/Over You/RCA – 357
Jason Aldean/Fly Over States/Broken Bow – 333
Zac Brown Band/No Hurry/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 299

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol — 37
Eric Church/Springsteen/EMI Nashville — 35
JT Hodges/Goodbyes Made You Mine/Show Dog-Universal — 15
Thomas Rhett/Something To Do With My Hands/Valory — 14
Phil Vassar/Don’t Miss Your Life/Rodeowave — 11
Darryl Worley/You Still Got It/Tenacity — 11
Rachel Holder/In Your Arms/Curb — 9
Thompson Square/Glass/Stoney Creek — 9
Josh Turner/Time Is Love/MCA — 9

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Bobby Dean/White Lightning Pink Champagne/Lamon – 219
John Maison/Fast Enough/Big High Five – 216
Jon Wolfe/I Don’t Dance — 194
Steve Holy/Until The Rain Stops/Curb – 183
Matt Kennon/You Had To Pick On Me/Roaddawg – 176

Birmingham’s WZZK/104.7, home of the syndicated "Rick and Bubba Show" worked with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to find a new home for Joe Don Rooney, whose Picher, Oklahoma hometown was dissolved in April 2009 by a vote. In June 2009 the Federal government issued the citizens checks so they could move from the city permanently. Joe Don Rooney was presented a proclamation making him a ‘Son of the City’ from the Mayor at Rascal Flatts' concert Feb. 10, where they were performing with Sara Evans and Hunter Hayes. The trio's "Banjo" lands at No. 13 on MusicRow's CountryBreakout Chart this week.


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