Weekly Chart Report (3/2/2012)

Martina McBride, who currently has the CountryBreakout No. 1 song with "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," recently played the BOK Center in Tulsa and visited with Vanessa Valli of KWEY/Weatherford, OK.

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There is considerable chart movement in the post Country Radio Seminar shuffle, resulting in a new CountryBreakout No. 1 song for Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.” Martina’s anthem of devotion actually has a slight down-tick in spins, but more than enough to stay on top as older singles rotate out. Making a big leap to No. 2 from 7 is Lady Antebellum’s “Dancin’ Away With My Heart,” thanks to a 226 spin gain. Taylor Swift’s “Ours” is up to No. 3, followed by Blake Shelton’s “Drink On It” and Jake Owen’s “Alone With You.”

Capitol’s Luke Bryan and EMI Nashville’s Eric Church also excel in the spins department, each tacking on an additional 500-plus plays for “Drunk On You” and “Springsteen,” respectively. And somehow Carrie Underwood trumps them both, as her new single “Good Girl” picks up nearly 1000 spins to debut at No. 29–one of our highest chart bows ever. Underwood and team smartly debuted the song during CRS and programmers are responding favorably as they freshen their lists. Also getting big spin gains are Rascal Flatts’ “Banjo” at No. 9, Zac Brown Band’s “No Hurry” at No. 14 and Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States” at No. 16.

Underwood’s debut leads a whole pack of new entries, including Easton Corbin’s “Lovin’ You Is Fun” at No. 69. Also appearing are Darryl Worley’s “You Still Got It” at No. 75, Jon Wolfe’s “I Don’t Dance” at No. 78, Kix Brooks’ “New To This Town” at No. 79, and Shooter Jennings’ “The Deed and the Dollar” at No. 80. Right outside the Top 80, poised to debut next week are Matt Kennon’s “You Had To Pick On Me,” and The McClymonts’ “I Could Be A Cowboy.”

Frozen Playlists: KBCR, KVVP, KYKX, KZTL KZZY WAAG, WZMR

Upcoming Singles
March 5
James Wesley/Walking Contradiction/Broken Bow
Hunter Hayes/Wanted/Atlantic/WMN
Aaron Lewis/Endless Summer/R&J
David Nail/The Sound of a Million Dreams/MCA
Kentucky Headhunters/Great Acoustics/Red Dir

March 12
Sonia Leigh/Bar/Southern Ground/Quarterback
Glen Templeton/Sing That Song Again/Black River
Josh Abbot Band/Touch/PDT
Joanna Smith/We Can’t Be Friends/Columbia

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Carrie Underwood/Good Girl/19 Recordings/Arista – 29
Easton Corbin/Lovin’ You Is Fun/Mercury – 69
Darryl Worley/You Still Got It/Tenacity – 75
Jon Wolfe/I Don’t Dance – 78
Kix Brooks/New To This Town/Arista – 79
Shooter Jennings/The Deed And The Dollar/eOne – 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Carrie Underwood/Good Girl/19 Recordings/Arista – 987
Eric Church/Springsteen/EMI Nashville – 517
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol – 501
Jason Aldean/Fly Over States/Broken Bow – 388
Rascal Flatts/Banjo/Big Machine – 276

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Carrie Underwood/Good Girl/19 Recordings/Arista — 64
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol — 25
Eric Church/Springsteen/EMI Nashville — 14
Easton Corbin/Lovin’ You Is Fun/Mercury — 13
Thompson Square/Glass/Stoney Creek — 13
Thomas Rhett/Something To Do With My Hands/Valory — 11
Kix Brooks/New To This Town/Arista — 11
Dustin Lynch/Cowboys And Angels/Broken Bow Records — 8
Aaron Lewis/Endless Summer/R & J Records — 8

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Matt Kennon/You Had To Pick On Me/Roaddawg – 191
The McClymonts/I Could Be A Cowboy/BSM Music – 188
Levi Riggs/My Best Friend’s A Girl/Windridge Records – 188
One Night Rodeo/We Could Go To Jail / – 167
Acklen Park/Great American Song/Otter Rapids Music – 156

Country artists donated their time Feb. 24-25 in Blytheville, AR performing for the 32nd Annual ESA St. Jude Country Cares For Kids sponsored by KHLS/96.3 FM, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and Ritter Communication. This year over $215,000 was raised. (L-R): (kneeling) Coty and Clinton Walker from The Walker Bros.; (Seated on couch): Jason Green, Chuck Wilder, Tiffany Sykes, Steve Southard and David Adam Byrnes; (upper couc): Dana Ham, Kelly McGrath, Kacey Smith, and Christine Moore; (Back row): CJ Wilder, Mark Wayne Glasmire, Bob Logan Buddy Jewell, Darren Warren, Mike Lester, Debbie Polk, Tom Hill and Sean Patrick McGraw

Arista Nashville’s Kix Brooks recently hosted the WYCD/Detroit 10 Man Jam Guitar Pull. Brooks is supporting his new single, “New To this Town,” featuring Eagles’ guitarist Joe Walsh. The single debuted at No. 79 on the CountryBreakout chart this week. (L-R): Jack Shell (WYCD MD), Tim Roberts (WYCD OM/PD), Kix Brooks and Renee Leymon (Arista Nashville Promotions)

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