Weekly Chart Report (8/24/2012)

Matt and Barry of Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee stopped by Renegade Radio Nashville on Wednesday, August 22 for a live interview with Captain Jack (center). Parmalee’s “Musta Had a Good Time” is currently No. 55 on the CountryBreakout Chart.

SPIN ZONE
Industry servants in Nashville got to hear a performance of Little Big Town’s new album Tornado (due Sept. 11) earlier this week, and excitement over the collection is definitely warranted. For the next couple of weeks, anyway, the public will have to keep grooving to “Pontoon,” which holds at No. 1 on the CountryBreakout Chart for a fourth week. Nearly 600 spins back at No. 2 is Lady Antebellum’s “Wanted You More,” followed by Zac Brown Band’s “The Wind” at No. 3, Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah” at No. 4, and Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town” at No. 5.

It’s going to be an interesting battle for the top spot when “Pontoon” finally floats away. Hunter Hayes has been on a tear lately, and his “Wanted” now sits right behind McGraw at No. 6 after gaining 337 spins. Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” makes a big move up to No. 8. Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” ascends to No. 10, and Eric Church’s “Creepin’” takes a big step to No. 14. And Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is indeed huge. Two weeks on the chart, and already up to No. 25.

Leading the new songs this week is Clay Walker’s “Jesse James,” which debuts at No. 74, followed by Katie Armiger’s “Better In A Black Dress.” Other new tunes include The Wheeler Sisters’ “This Is Gonna Get Ugly” at No. 77, Zach Paxson’s “Good Luck With That” at No. 78, Craig Morrison’s “Fences” at No. 79, and Kevin Fowler’s “Here’s To Me And You” at No. 80.

Frozen Playlists: KGMN, KTHK, KXIA, WEIO, WLJE, WXMM, WXXK

Upcoming Singles
August 27
Claudia Lee/Take My Hand/CLM Enterprises
Lucky Ned Pepper/I Remember The Music/Nine North-Turnpike
Eli Young Band/Say Goodnight/Republic Nashville
Craig Morgan/More Trucks Than Cars/Black River
Tyler Farr/Hello Goodbye/Columbia
Alan Jackson/You Go Your Way/ACR-EMI Nashville

September 4
Darius Rucker/True Believers/Capitol
Kix Brooks/Bring It On Home/Arista

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Clay Walker/Jesse James/Sidewalk Records – 74
Katie Armiger/Better In A Black Dress/Cold River – 75
The Wheeler Sisters/This Is Gonna Get Ugly/Ocala – 77
Zach Paxson/Good Luck With That/FutureGrass – 78
Craig Morrison/Fences/Lucky 53’s-GMV Nashville – 79
Kevin Fowler/Here’s To Me And You/Average Joe’s – 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Taylor Swift/We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/Big Machine – 848
Dierks Bentley/Tip It On Back/Capitol – 464
Hunter Hayes/Wanted/Atlantic Records – 337
Toby Keith/I Like Girls That Drink Beer/Show Dog-Universal – 313
Carrie Underwood/Blown Away/19/Arista Nashville – 302

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Taylor Swift/We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/Big Machine – 36
Dierks Bentley/Tip It On Back/Capitol – 28
Eli Young Band/Say Goodnight/Republic Nashville – 21
Alan Jackson/You Go Your Way/ACR/EMI Nashville – 20
Jerrod Niemann/Shinin’ On Me/Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville – 14
Brantley Gilbert/Kick It In The Sticks/The Valory Music Co. – 13

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Reggie Shaw/Someone I Can’t Live Without/Wynnesong Records – 180
Dave Russell/Where The Money Goes/Cupit – 176
Pat Green/All Just To Get To You/Sugar Hill – 175
Lonestar/The Countdown/4 Star Records – 175
Bucky Covington w/Shooter Jennings/Drinking Side of Country/eOne – 158

Lonestar visited at the Eagles Nest for WGH/Norfolk last Friday night (8/17) after a performance. The group attempted to “solicit” some airplay for its latest single, "The Countdown,” but WGH staff held strong. (L-R): Richie McDonald; Mark McKay (WGH-PD); John Shomby (WGH-OM) and his wife; Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater; and Dean Sams (kneeling)

Gloriana visited with radio friends before a show at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Mich. (L-R): WBCT/B93’s Bobby Bare, Gloriana’s Tom Gossin and Rachel Reinert, WBCT’s Dave Taft, Gloriana’s Mike Gossin, Clear Channel’s Doug Montgomery, and W.A.R.’s Lindsay Walleman

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