Weekly Chart Report (9/7/2012)

Heidi Newfield visited KIXQ/Joplin's morning show to promote her single "Why'd You Have To Be So Good." (L-R): Randy Brooks (PD), Newfield, Kaylee Cole (morning co-host)

SPIN ZONE
It’s one of those weeks. You know, one with chart gridlock slowing the movement for a significant portion of artists. But as Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” floats off to calmer waters, it’s labelmate Lady Antebellum who takes the No. 1 spot with “Wanted You More.” Within striking distance is Miranda Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town” which has made it to No. 2 in a very, um, fast 13 weeks. Zac Brown Band’s “The Wind” holds at No. 3, followed by new top 5 entries, “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes at No. 4 and “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood at No. 5.

The biggest move inside the top 40 goes to Darius Rucker, whose “True Believers” moves 57-36 in its second week charting and nabs biggest spin increase honors in the process. Also navigating around the traffic jam are Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” moving into the top 20 at No. 17, and Luke Bryan’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” which gets a nice boost to No. 14.

The second half of the chart seems equally slow, with a couple notable exceptions. Thomas Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus” has caught the ears of programmers as it moves to No. 57 in its second week. The biggest debut of this chart is Tyler Farr’s “Hello Goodbye,” which lands at No. 73 after an increase of 96 spins.

Frozen Playlists: KFAV, KIAI, KXBZ, KWWR, KYTN, WDHR, WRHT, WXXK

Upcoming Singles
September 10
High Valley/Love You For A Long Time/Eaglemont/Rodeowave
Phoenix Stone/100 Proof Moonshine/Stonehall/9North
Kacey Musgraves/Merry Go Round/Mercury
JT Hodges/Sleepy Little Town/SDU
Gloriana/Can’t Shake You/Emblem/WAR
Amy Rose/(Redneck Reunion) Party Like a Redneck/AR

September 17
Borrowed Blue/Porch People/Red Buck
Clay Walker/Jesse James/Sidewalk
The Farm/Be Grateful/All In/Elektra/New Revolution
LiveWire/Lies/Way Out West
Craig Campbell/Outta My Head/BPG
Gary Allan/Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)/MCA
Joanna Smith/We Can’t Be Friends/RCA

New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Tyler Farr/Hello Goodbye/Columbia Nashville – 73
Bucky Covington w/Shooter Jennings/Drinking Side of Country/eOne – 77
Tim Dugger/Tennessee/Curb – 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Darius Rucker/True Believers/Capitol – 523
Luke Bryan/Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye/Capitol – 275
Carrie Underwood/Blown Away/19-Arista Nashville – 213
Taylor Swift/We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/Big Machine – 212
Miranda Lambert/Fastest Girl In Town/RCA Nashville – 203

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Darius Rucker/True Believers/Capitol – 38
JT Hodges/Sleepy Little Town/Show Dog-Universal – 17
Thomas Rhett/Beer With Jesus/Valory – 12
Craig Morgan/More Trucks Than Cars/Black River – 11
Trace Adkins/Tough People Do/Show Dog-Universal – 10

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
JT Hodges/Sleepy Little Town/Show Dog-Universal – 214
Pat Green/All Just To Get To You/Sugar Hill – 203
Kevin Fowler/Here’s To Me And You/Average Joe’s – 191
Randy Rogers Band/One More Sad Song/MCA Nashville – 176
Jaida Dreyer/Confessions/Streamsound – 172

Kix Brooks recently visited with KJUG staffers at Exeter Park in California. Brooks will release his solo album New To This Town next Tuesday (9/11). His latest single "Bring It On Home” was released to radio this week. (L-R): Lauren Thomas (Arista Regional Promotion), Lisa Hamilton (KJUG MD), Brooks, Adam Jeffries (KJUG PD)

Josh Turner recently dropped by the Big D & Bubba show to chat about his Cracker Barrel album "Josh Turner—Live Across America"

Taylor Made recently visited with Bo Weevil and Kelly Green of WEIO in Huntingdon, TN to promote the group’s latest single "Some Things You Never Grow Out Of," which takes the MusicRow Chart’s No. 33 spot this week.

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