Industry Ink: Record Setting ‘Girl Crush,’ Capitol CMG Publishing, Drummers To Be Honored

Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” has the best one week sales for a country track

A Monster Crush

Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” is at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the eleventh consecutive week. This is the longest run by a group (of at least three members) in the chart’s history, ousting the previous record set by The Browns with “The Three Bells” in 1959.

“Crush” additionally logs its third consecutive week and eleventh week overall as the No. 1 country download on the Nielsen SoundScan Digital Country Songs Chart. It is the most downloaded song in country music for 2015 with sales totaling nearly 1.4 million.

“Girl Crush” reached the top of MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart on June 11 and received the MusicRow Award for Song of the Year.

Lindsay Gum

Lindsay Gum

Capitol CMG Publishing Adds Lindsay Gum

Capitol CMG Publishing has hired Lindsay Gum as Creative Manager. While she will have a distinct focus on the country market, she will also bring creative support to the Christian market. She will report to Capitol CMG Publishing’s VP of Creative, Jimi Williams.

She most recently worked at the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and, prior to that, Blacktop Music. She has seven years of experience working with songwriters, catalog development, music companies, and events. Gum is a music business graduate of MTSU.

WFD-logoDrummers To Be Celebrated

Drummers D.J. Fontana (drummer for Elvis Presley), WS Holland (drummer for Johnny Cash) and Richie Albright (drummer for Waylon Jennings) will be honored tomorrow (July 11) in Nashville at the World’s Fastest Drummer Church’s Chicken Legends Series Award. Radio and TV celebrity host Charlie Chase will do the honors.

The 2015 World’s Fastest Drummer (WFD) World Finals, an extreme sport drumming competition, will take place July 9-11, 2015 at the Music City Center as part of the Summer National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show.

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