Weekly Chart Report (4/27/12)

Brett Eldredge (L) visited with WQYK/Tampa MD Jay Roberts (R) at Sunday’s (4/22) Fun 'n Sun concert and promoted his latest single “It Ain’t Gotta Be Love.”

LIFENOTE
Congratulations to KKWF/Seattle Morning host Fitz and wife Bethany on the birth of their new baby girl, Drew Lynnae. Drew was born Saturday (4/21) and both she and mother are doing well.

SPIN ZONE
You know you’ve had a pretty big hit when you can shed a few spins and stay at No. 1. And so Rascal Flatts’ “Banjo,” 16 weeks into its chart journey, holds for a third consecutive week in the CountryBreakout Chart’s top spot. But it could all change by next week: Eric Church’s “Springsteen” moves up to No. 2, and looks strong with a gain of 102 spins. Also eying the top position are Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States” at No. 4 and Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” at No. 5.

Arista Nashville’s Kristen Kelly recently visited KPLX in Dallas to promote the release of her debut single “Ex-Old Man.” (L-R): Mark Phillips (KPLX Dallas), Kristen Kelly

Kip Moore might also have a big ole hit on his hands with “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.” He’s at No. 10, and still adding on the rotations with each new chart. And to continue the hit parade, look at Keith Urban’s “For You.” It’s only three weeks old at this point, and already to No. 24. On top of that, it made a huge gain of 505 spins–the week’s largest–to move up from No. 42. There’s also an indie insurgence happening in the Top 40, with Shawna Russell’s “Waitin’ On Sunrise” (No. 31) and Tim Culpepper’s “Ghost” (No. 33) leading a pack that includes Darryl Worley (No. 35), Kaleb McIntire (No. 38), and Marlee Scott (No. 39).

King George Strait is ever the picture of consistency with “Drinkin’ Man” making a big debut at No. 57, which lands just in front of “Come On” by Eric Lee Beddingfield, last week’s top debut. This chart also features the solo country debut of Kelly Clarkson, whose “Mr. Know It All” is finding favor with country programmers at No. 68. Keep an eye out for upcoming singles from Neal McCoy (“Shotgun Rider”) and Jaida Dreyer (“Guy’s Girl”) as they prepare to debut.

Upcoming Singles
April 30
Kristen Kelly/Ex-Old Man/Arista
Little Big Town/Pontoon/Capitol
Montgomery Gentry/So Called Life/Average Joes
Jason Sturgeon/Time Bomb/Toolpusher
George Strait/Drinkin’ Man/MCA
JJ McCoy/Sunshine State

May 7
Randy Houser/How Country Feels/Stoney Creek
Michael Dean Church/That’s How We Roll/MDC Records
Bucky Covington/I Wanna Be That Feeling/eOne/New Revolution
Lewis Copeland/She’s Got It Going On/Phull/Jeff McClusky/Turnpike
Jason Thomas/Roll On/MD Records

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
George Strait/Drinkin’ Man/MCA – 57
Kelly Clarkson/Mr. Know It All/19-RCA – 68
LiveWire/Gone (Remix)/Way Out West – 75
Justin Haigh/People Like Me – 77
Josh Abbott Band/Touch/PDT – 79
Erica Nicole/Tell Me What You Think About Us/Heaven Records – 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Keith Urban/For You/Capitol – 505
Dierks Bentley/5-1-5-0/Capitol – 354
George Strait/Drinkin’ Man/MCA – 266
Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw/Feel Like A Rock Star/BNA – 257
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol – 208

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Keith Urban/For You/Capitol – 26
George Strait/Drinkin’ Man/MCA – 21
Neal McCoy/Shotgun Rider/Blaster – 13
Kelly Clarkson/Mr. Know It All/19-RCA – 11
Dierks Bentley/5-1-5-0/Capitol – 11
Edens Edge/Too Good To Be True/Big Machine – 11
Montgomery Gentry/So Called Life/Average Joe’s – 9
Little Big Town/Pontoon/Capitol – 9
Scotty McCreery/Water Tower Town/19/Mercury/Interscope – 8
Chris Young/Neon/RCA – 8
Rick Monroe/Crazy Not To/Render Records – 8
Love and Theft/Angel Eyes/RCA – 8

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Lucas Hoge/Give A Damn/Animal House – 195
Neal McCoy/Shotgun Rider/Blaster – 171
Scotty McCreery/Water Tower Town/19-Mercury-Interscope – 169
Jaida Dreyer/Guy’s Girl/Soundstream – 169
Adam Gregory/High On You/Calusa Entertainment-GMV Nashville – 167

Black River Entertainment’s Glen Templeton recently paid a visit to WYNK/Baton Rouge. (L-R): Templeton, Black River's Megan Good; WYNK Music Director Austin James; Black River's General Manager, Greg McCarn

Marlee Scott stopped by Thunder 102/WDNB in upstate New York to be a co-host on Ciliberto & Friends. She also helped Paul Ciliberto with his karate kick. (L-R): Michelle Semerano (Ciliberto & Friends), Scott, Ciliberto.

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