Artist Updates (7/30/12)

“Come Over,” one of the biggest hits of Kenny Chesney’s career, has topped all the charts to make the superstar’s 24th No. 1 single and been certified Gold for digital downloads. The song appears on Chesney’s latest album project Welcome To The Fishbowl. Chesney celebrated the milestone when his Brothers of the Sun tour with Tim McGraw rolled through Cleveland over the weekend.

Front row: WQMX/Akron PD Sue Wilson, WQMX MD Jody Wheatley, Chesney, WCMS/Outer Banks MD Jill Dambach, Betty Abrams; Middle: WQMX/Akron Director of Sales Donna Reusser, Janet Connolly, WCMS/Outer Banks PD Mark Lindow, Columbia Nashville regional David Friedman; Back: WGAR/Cleveland PD Charley Connolly, WGAR OM Keith Abrams

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Taylor Swift is among the list of stars who will appear in promotional ads for the upcoming 10th season of Ellen, which kicks off September 10. One spot features Justin Bieber and former President Bill Clinton and continues host Ellen DeGeneres’ tradition of scaring Swift, and the other features Swift attempting to speak about her first time on the show but without actually talking. See the promos here and here.

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The video for Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town” well feature the singer along with her partner in crime, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. The pair shoot pool, flirt with men, and steal cars in the clip, which also features a cameo from actor W. Earl Brown (Deadwood). See the video here. In other Lambert news, her single “Baggage Claim” has been certified Gold.

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Colt Ford is preparing for the August 7 release of his new album Declaration of Independence by letting fans stream it online for a full week. Starting today (7/30), the entire album can be streamed at AOL Music here. Ford’s current single “Back,” featuring Jake Owen, has already sold over 50k downloads in only five weeks.

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You’ve seen the posters around the Row. Capitol Records’ finest have been dressed (or Photoshopped) up and heavily armed to celebrate the success Dierks Bentley’s 10th No. 1 single “5-1-5-0.” Nice legs, Hodges.

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