Weekly Chart Report (4/6/2012)

To support her new single “When You Say My Name,” Show Dog-Universal artist Jessie James recently stopped to visit with WGAR/Cleveland PD Charley Connolly and staff. (L-R): SDU Promo rep Nathan Cruise, James, Connolly

LIFENOTES
MusicRow extends its sympathies to KKAJ/Ardmore, OK PD/Mornings Win Patton on the recent loss of his father. Windell Dean Patton passed away April 2 at the age of 64. Memorial services were held yesterday (4/5) at First Baptist Church in Ardmore. Reach out to Win Patton here.

RADIO NEWS
Syndicated Country radio personalities Tony & Kris, in partnership with Thinking Bee Productions, have launched a new web series. Shot in Nashville, “Tony & Kris TV” features man on the street interviews, visits with country artists, and more. The series will air on tonyandkris.com. See a promo here.

SPIN ZONE
In the post-ACM Awards chart, it’s co-host and Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton who hangs on to the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 spot. Shelton’s “Drink On It” took a tiny dip in spins, but successfully held off Rascal Flatts’ “Banjo” and his other half Miranda Lambert’s “Over You.” Closing out the Top 5 are Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You” and Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States.” Carrie Underwood’s“Good Girl,” which opened the ACM show, struts into the Top 10 at No. 9.

Know who else had a good ACM Awards night? Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, that’s who. The superstar pair will be on tour together this summer, and debuted new single “Feel Like A Rock Star” on the ACM telecast. Programmers eagerly devoured the new single, playing it nearly 800 times in the first week for an excellent debut at No. 39. Band Perry’s praised performance of “Postcard From Paris” was also beneficial, as the trio’s latest gained 230 spins to move to No. 20. Dierks Bentley’s“5-1-5-0” is a hot new item, moving No. 67-37 in its second week.

 

Upcoming Singles
April 9
Jerrod Niemann/Shinin’ On Me/Sea Gayle/Arista
Edens Edge/Too Good To Be True/Big Machine
Lathan Moore/Nothin Like A Woman/Render
Dierks Bentley/5-1-5-0/Capitol
Jaida Dreyer/Guy’s Girl/Streamsound
Scotty McCreery/Water Tower Town/19/Interscope/Mercury

April 16
Greg Bates/Did It For The Girl/Republic Nashville
Rachele Lynae/Party ‘Til The Cows Come Home/Momentum
Tammie Davis/It’s a Beautiful Life/ATP Records.
Kellie Pickler/100 Proof/19/BNA

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw/Feel Like A Rock Star/BNA — 39
Matt Kennon/You Had To Pick On Me/Roaddawg — 69
Jon Pardi/Missin’ You Crazy/Capitol — 77
Stephanie Grace/If You Asked Me/SMG — 79
Barry Michael/Uncountrify Me/Stockbridge — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw/Feel Like A Rock Star/BNA — 794
Dierks Bentley/5-1-5-0/Capitol — 491
Toby Keith/Beers Ago/Show Dog-Universal — 324
Luke Bryan/Drunk On You/Capitol — 233
The Band Perry/Postcard From Paris/Republic Nashville — 230

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw/Feel Like A Rock Star/BNA — 48
Dierks Bentley/5-1-5-0/Capitol — 29
Justin Moore/’Til My Last Day/Valory — 11
Chris Young/Neon/RCA — 11
Martina McBride feat. Pat Monahan/Marry Me/Republic Nashville — 11
Matt Kennon/You Had To Pick On Me/Roaddawg — 10
David Frizzell/Say Hello To Heaven/Nashville America — 7
Thomas Rhett/Something To Do With My Hands/Valory — 7

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Brad Wolf/Too Many Mondays/Evergreen — 218
Craig Campbell/When I Get It/Bigger Picture — 215
Steve Richard/Toothbrush/Force MP — 174
Josh Abbott Band/Touch/PDT — 173
Randy Rogers Band/Last Last Chance/MCA — 167

Kenny Chesney (center, in hat) recently appeared at a Clear Channel company meeting in preparation for the launch of his forthcoming album Welcome to the Fish Bowl, due for release on BNA Records June 19.

R&J/Emrose Records recording artist Maggie Rose, who previously impacted the CountryBreakout Chart with “Maybe Tonight” (as Margaret Durante), performed a private radio/industry concert at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on Fri., March 30. (L-R): Scott Siman (RPM Management); Mike Culotta (WQYK/Tampa); Maggie Rose, (R&J/Emrose Records); John Shomby (WGH/Virginia Beach); and Tim McFadden (R&J Records)

 

In the days leading up to the ACM Awards, CMT Radio Live’s Cody Alan welcomed an outstanding visitor lineup that included Rascal Flatts (pictured), Lionel Richie, Jason Aldean, and Lady A’s Charles Kelley. RF is currently at No. 2 on the CountryBreakout Chart with “Banjo.” (L-R): Joe Don Rooney, Alan, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus. Photo: Dingo O’Brien

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