Weekly Chart Report (9/28/12)

Arista Nashville’s Kristen Kelly recently performed at KSSN’s “Black Top Boogie” show in Little Rock, AR. Pictured (L-R): Chad Heritage KSSN PD, Kristen, Jeremy Guenther KSSN MD

SPIN ZONE
Sometimes it’s a long ride to the top of the MusicRow Chart, but that’s definitely not the case for Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride,” which moves into the No. 1 spot after only 11 weeks. Luke Bryan’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” moves up to No. 2 and within 100 spins of Aldean. It’s an intriguing mix of new and established stars in this top 10, from Rascal Flatts at No. 3 (“Come Wake Me Up”) and Tim McGraw at No. 6 (“Truck Yeah”) to Greg Bates at No. 7 (“Did It For the Girl”) and Florida Georgia Line at No. 9 (“Cruise”).

Newcomers also making headway include Joanna Smith, whose “We Can’t Be Friends” hit monitored radio recently and now moves up to No. 13; and Jon Pardi, whose “Missin’ You Crazy” is still gaining spins at No. 15. Thomas Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus” is off to a great start at No. 29 after only 5 weeks, and Miss Willie Brown’s “You’re All That Matters to Me” is picking up some steam at No. 35.

But the biggest splash this week is Brad Paisley’s new single “Southern Comfort Zone.” Released to radio late last Thursday after the MusicRow chart closed, Paisley’s latest had a whole week to pick up spins and earned a huge debut at No. 38. Kudos, folks. Other debuts include Lisa Torres’ “Car That Runs” at No. 78 and Taylor Swift’s latest “Begin Again,” which hits No. 79 and will almost certainly leap next week.

Frozen Playlists: WKWS, WLJE

Upcoming Singles
October 1
Faith Hill/American Heart/WMG
Little Big Town/Tornado/Capitol
Heartland/The Sound a Dream Makes/R&J Records
Taylor Swift/Begin Again/Big Machine
Zac Brown Band/Goodbye In Her Eyes/Atlantic-Southern Ground

October 8
Brett Eldredge/Don’t Ya/WMG
Danielle Peck/Impossible Dreams/Namaste-9 North
Uncle Kracker/Nobody’s Sad On A Saturday Night/Sugar Hill-Vanguard-EMI Nashville

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Brad Paisley/Southern Comfort Zone/Arista Nashville – 38
Lisa Torres/Car That Runs – 78
Taylor Swift/Begin Again/Big Machine – 79

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Southern Comfort Zone/Arista Nashville – 842
Kenny Chesney/El Cerrito Place/Blue Chair-Columbia Nashville – 372
Zac Brown Band/Goodbye In Her Eyes/Southern Ground/Atlantic – 323
Darius Rucker/True Believers/Capitol – 305
Luke Bryan/Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye/Capitol – 278

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Brad Paisley/Southern Comfort Zone/Arista Nashville – 57
Zac Brown Band/Goodbye In Her Eyes/Southern Ground-Atlantic – 21
Kacey Musgraves/Merry Go Round/Mercury – 18
Taylor Swift/Begin Again/Big Machine – 17
Little Big Town/Tornado/Capitol – 16
Gary Allan/Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)/MCA – 15
Kenny Chesney/El Cerrito Place/Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville – 12
Trace Adkins/Tough People Do/Show Dog-Universal – 12
Thomas Rhett/Beer With Jesus/Valory – 11

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Chelsea Bain/ What If I – 225
Montgomery Gentry/I’ll Keep The Kids/Average Joes – 172
Branch & Dean/Your Ol Lady’s Gone/SSM Nashville – 170
Randy Rogers Band/One More Sad Song/MCA Nashville – 167
Clinton Gregory/She Did/Melody Roundup – 161
Joanna Mosca/Dream On Savannah/Dolce Diva Music – 159

While promoting his new self-titled country album, Mac Powell stopped by Hank FM in Indianapolis to perform his new single, “Mississippi.” Pictured (L-R): Powell producer Jason Hoard; Bob Richards Hank FM OM; Mac Powell; Fritz Moser Hank FM MD; percussionist Heath Balltzglier

High Valley recently visited Go Country in Los Angeles to promote the new single “Love You For A Long Time,” which hits No. 76 on this week's MusicRow Chart. Pictured (L-R): Bryan Rempel/HV, Lori Hartigan/Rodeowave, Brad Rempel/HV, Tonya Campos/PD KKGO, and Curtis Rempel/HV.

Toby Keith closed his ‘Live In Overdrive’ Tour this past weekend in Boston with a few "Girls Who Drink Beer," or at least ones who drink from red solo cups. Pictured (L-R): WKLB/Boston's on-air Carolyn "Kruser" Kruse, SDUs Rick Moxley, MD Ginny Rogers, SDUs Macy Morgenthaler, Promotion Director Dawn Santolucito; With Photobomb courtesy of Scotty Emerick

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