Dan+Shay‘s latest single “10,000 Hours,” a collaboration with Justin Bieber, is the most-played, all-genre radio song of the past week in Australia.
The duo recently wrapped a tour of Australian show dates, opening for ShawnMendes on the pop star’s headlining arena tour.
The sold-out tour began Oct. 23 in Perth and ran through Nov. 3 in Sydney. The single reached No. 5 on Spotify’s Top 200 Global chart, No. 3 on Apple Music’s Top 100: Global chart, and No. 1 all-genre on the U.S. iTunes Song chart, earning more than 275 million global streams. “10,000 Hours” earned the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history and Dan+Shay became the first country duo or group to debut in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 5. The track has already earned Gold certification in Australia and Canada.
The duo recently announced Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour will launch in 2020, including a show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which sold out in less than 90 minutes.
Dan + Shay are up for Duo of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year for their 3x Platinum, four-week No. 1 hit “Speechless” at this year’s CMA Awards. Dan Smyers received an additional nomination for Song of the Year as a co-writer on the 4x Platinum, multi-week No. 1 “Tequila” for the second year in a row.
Legendary country radio personality Bob Kingsley, host of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 radio countdown, is stepping away from the mic temporarily, after revealing he is battling bladder cancer.
According to a recent Facebook post from Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, Kingsley says he is working with the Country Top 40 team and KCCS Productions, as well as Westwood One, to determine a temporary plan as Kingsley focuses on his treatment.
I have always prided myself in delivering the truth to you—my friends in the Country music industry, my fellow radio broadcasters, and all of the loyal listeners around the world—and today, well, today the truth does not come in the form of a story behind the song, or anything else, but in the reality of what is going on with yours truly. I want to let you know that I have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. While there is no doubt that the immediate road ahead will push me and challenge my resolve, I want you to know I am blessed to be working with the very best in the medical profession, and they have a plan to deal with this awful disease. The faith you have placed in me is something I treasure, and that support has allowed me to do what I love in this wonderful industry for 60 years. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon, but for a moment, I need to ask for your patience as I step away from the mic and focus on my treatment. Those of you who know me personally, know I would not be here today, and could not continue in this moment without my beautiful bride of 30 years, Nan. Her strength is unmatched, and she is by my side every step of the way. My amazing team at the Country Top 40 and KCCS Productions, and our extended family at Westwood One, will be following up very soon with our temporary plan. And I do have to say, we are very far down the road on a concept we have been working on for a while in conjunction with this year’s CMA Awards—one that I thought I would get to be a part of over the next several weeks. That, however, is not going to be possible, but I am looking forward to hearing it from the other side of the speakers. You know friends, I’ve made a career out of #1s, and right now my #1 goal is getting back on the air to create more memories we’ll all be able to share, surrounded by the music we all love. I thank you in advance for the prayers and well wishes…they mean more to me than you could ever know.
Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 also announced this morning they are partnering with the CMA to spotlight female voices in the format, each week seeing a hit-making female artist take a turn behind Kingsley’s mic–with confirmed artists including Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, Martina McBride and more.
Beginning the weekend of Oct. 12-13 and running through the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Kingsley will turn over the mic to country music’s most impactful female artists as the powerhouse women help countdown the week’s top 40 biggest hits. Throughout each episode, each guest artist will play their big hits, songs from their new albums, their favorite songs either performed or written by females, and each week’s Milestone segment will spotlight CMA Female Vocalist nominees and winners through the years.
Kingsley is a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame, and in 2016 was inducted to the National Radio Hall of Fame.
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The Valory Music Co. has promoted Ashley Sidoti to Vice President, Promotion & Digital, effective immediately. Most recently serving as Senior National Director, Promotion & Marketing, she will continue to build relationships between radio and the label’s roster, which includes Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Tyler Rich and Avenue Beat.
“It has been a pleasure to see Ashley Sidoti grow and contribute to what The Valory Music Co. has become,” said The Valory Music Co. President George Briner. “Ashley started with Valory as an intern in 2008 and has advanced through the ranks to now being the Vice President, Promotion & Digital. As this business evolves, Ashley continues to embrace the music and how best to present music to the people.”
“What we have created at The Valory Music Co. is special; you don’t get the opportunity to work alongside a team and artists of this caliber often,” said Sidoti. “I am so grateful for Scott Borchetta and George’s continued confidence in me and the incredible opportunities they have created. I am honored to take on a larger role where I will have the opportunity to continue to grow and expand, while learning from the best in our industry. The future of Valory is bright and I’m excited to continue our journey together.”