Weekly Chart Report (10/05/12)

Danny Bell (R) of Way Out West Records’ LiveWire recently threw the horns with KKOW/Pittsburg, KS personality J-Dub (L) while promoting the band’s new single “Lies” and a concert in the area.

SPIN ZONE
Sorry ladies, it’s all about the men this week. Luke Bryan nabs the No. 1 spot with “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” followed by Eric Church’s “Creepin’” and Lee Brice’s “Hard to Love.” New faces and label mates Greg Bates and Florida Georgia Line are moving upward through the top 10 at No. 6 and 8, respectively, while Toby Keith is right behind at No. 9 with “I Like Girls Who Drink Beer.”

And there’s nary a female in sight, at least until you get down to Joanna Smith’s “We Can’t Be Friends” at No. 14. Other than that, only the two-thirds female Edens Edge at No. 19 joins Smith in the top 20. Also keep an eye out for Kelleigh Bannen’s “Sorry On The Rocks,” picking up speed at No. 29, and the buzzed-about Kacey Musgraves single “Merry Go Round,” currently at No. 41.

It’s a time for big superstar singles to roll out. Brad Paisley’s “Southern Comfort Zone” is just two weeks on the chart, and already up to No. 24 with a 624 spin increase. Zac Brown Band’s “Goodbye In Her Eyes” jumps to No. 30, and Little Big Town’s “Tornado” spins up to No. 35. Taylor Swift’s “Begin Again” is also off to a fantastic start, hitting No. 39 in its second week on the chart.

Frozen Playlists: KAIR, KITX, KSED, WGGC, WZMR

Upcoming Singles
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

October 16
Kristy Lee Cook/Airborne Ranger Infantry/BBR
Josh Turner/Find Me A Baby/MCA
Chris Young/I Can Take It From There/RCA
Heartland/The Sound A Dream Makes/R&J-Triple Crown
Montgomery Gentry/I’ll Keep The Kids/Average Joes

New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Faith Hill/American Heart/Warner Bros. — 75
Chelsea Bain/What If I — 77
Alex Flanigan/Diesel, Guns and Rust — 78
Branch & Dean/Your Ol Lady’s Gone/SSM — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Brad Paisley/Southern Comfort Zone/Arista Nashville — 624
Taylor Swift/Begin Again/Big Machine — 554
Zac Brown Band/Goodbye in Her Eyes/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 470
Kenny Chesney/El Cerrito Place/Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville — 395
Little Big Town/Tornado/Capitol — 365

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Taylor Swift/Begin Again/Big Machine — 41
Brad Paisley/Southern Comfort Zone/Arista Nashville — 31
Zac Brown Band/Goodbye In Her Eyes/Southern Ground/Atlantic — 26
Little Big Town/Tornado/Capitol — 24
Kacey Musgraves/Merry Go Round/Mercury — 17
Gary Allan/Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)/MCA — 15
Faith Hill/American Heart/Warner Bros. — 12
Thomas Rhett/Beer With Jesus/Valory — 10

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Clinton Gregory/She Did/Melody Roundup — 187
Joanna Mosca/Dream On Savannah/Dolce Diva — 176
Kix Brooks/Bring It On Home/Arista Nashville — 173
Levi Riggs/Still a Place For That/Windridge –168
Lost Trailers/American Beauty/Stokes Tunes — 159

Toby Keith visits with the staff of Thunder 102 WDNB/Liberty, NY just prior to his concert at Eisenhower Hall in West Point, NY. (L-R): Regina Hensley, WDNB Marketing & Promotions; Toby Keith, Paul Ciliberto and Michelle Semerano of “Ciliberto & Friends.”

Lonestar recently visited WZZK in Birmingham to promote the new single “The Countdown.” (L-R): Richie McDonald - Lonestar, WZZK on air staffer Jamie Boyd, Michael Britt - Lonestar, and WZZK PD Paul Orr, and Dean Sams - Lonestar

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