Sunday, 19 February 2017

Carolynne to release new EP 'Coming Back to Me' in April

CAROLYNNE to release new EP 'COMING BACK TO ME' on 7th April 2017

Yorkshire-based country singer-songwriter Carolynne has confirmed the release of her debut solo EP 'Coming Back To Me', out on 7th April 2017. Having performed at festivals and venues across the UK, enjoyed extensive radio play and national press coverage, and been the first country artist to take to the X Factor stage, this release of brand new songs follows her previous singles 'Take the Keys' and 'I Love You But Shut Up'.

For country singer-songwriter Carolynne, music has always been a priority. Though she's now had over 6.5m views on Youtube to date and has been featured extensively on national radio, print and television across the UK, her story starts at the age of just fourteen, when her family of “country music fanatics” inspired her to hit the road joining five-piece Country band 'Sundown'. After several years of touring the UK, at eighteen she left her family home in Yorkshire, heading for London to pursue her career in music, before long signing a contract with BMG and starting to work as a published songwriter. The next couple of years took her abroad to Sweden, where she spent time writing for other pop artists while developing her own songwriting style & sound, a blend of country, rock and pop. As well as collaborating with some great songwriters she continued to work as a touring performer across the U.K.

This allowed Carolynne to hone and develop her unique style of performance, which would eventually catch the eyes and ears of X Factor judge Gary Barlow when she later appeared on the show as a finalist. Gary described Carolynne as “supremely talented” with a voice that “just oozes Country”. With the X Factor propelling her into the public eye in front of millions of viewers & being the first UK contestant to bring Country music to the X Factor stage, Carolynne’s next move was unexpected for someone in her position; knowing she wanted to fulfil her dream as a songwriter, she headed to the heart of country music and the home of many of her influences - Nashville, Tennessee.

During her five months spent travelling across the USA, from Nashville to Arizona and L.A., she performed at every opportunity, and had the chance to work with, among others, Grammy award-winning songwriter Jeff Silbar (Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson), who as well as penning songs for the country elite in Music City also wrote the award-winning hit ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ .

Carolynne's debut single 'I Love You But Shut Up' was released in 2015, attracting strong support from the mainstream and country media - including a slot on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and a live acoustic session on Terry Wogan’s Sunday show; national TV 
appearances including Channel 5's The Wright Stuff - and publicity across high-profile press and magazines such as Maverick, Country Music Magazine and The Independent, Since then, Carolynne has taken time away from the spotlight to work on new material, an EP written and produced with long-time collaborators The Elements and mixed by Ash Howes (One Direction, Ellie Goulding, The Corrs).

She’s continued to perform live in between writing and recording, including, to much acclaim, an appearance at London’s Country to Country (C2C) 2016 festival at the O2 arena for the third consecutive year, and a two-night residency at London’s Live at Zedel, prompting Jennifer Selway at the Daily Express to describe her songs about heartbreak and desire as having “true country style”.

Thanks to the attention she draws at her energetic live shows and extensive media coverage, Carolynne's music has been heard by country fans all over the UK and beyond, building up a combined social media following of over 133k followers in the process, so it’s safe to say fans are eagerly awaiting her next move. As she told Country Music Magazine, who highlighted her as a ‘Shooting Star’ artist early in 2017, the title of her brand new debut EP ‘Coming Back To Me’ is “about coming back to music, because I’ve lost my way with music at points in my life, I’ve fallen in and out of love with it but it always finds its way back to me…”

Carolynne's ‘Coming Back To Me’ EP is released worldwide on 7th April 2017, and will be available to pre-order on March 3rd.

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Country Music trio Temecula Road premiere music video for first single “What If I Kissed You”

Country Music Trio Temecula Road Premiere Music Video For
First Single “What If I Kissed You”

Song dropped February 17 at

(February 17, 2017)  Nashville, TN – Country music trio Temecula Road  — sisters Emma (vocals/mandolin) and Maddie (vocals) Salute together with longtime friend Dawson Anderson (vocals/guitar) — has partnered with Vevo and YouTube to world premiere the music video for first single “What If I Kissed You.”
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The clip, shot in the picturesque Antelope Valley in their home state of California and directed by Evan Kaufmann, features the trio alongside newly engaged YouTube and sensations, Cole LaBrant and Savannah Soutas on a flirty fun-filled date exploring new love in the western Mojave Desert. 

The poetic track, written by Jimmy Robbins, Sara Haze and Mike Daly and produced by Daly, is set to release digitally today, February 17 at
Named after the town they grew up in, the threesome, known for their original music and impeccable harmonies, were just revealed as Radio Disney’s multi-genre NEXT BIG THING – one of only two breakout country artists since the program’s inception.

Temecula Road have electrified audiences opening for standout country acts Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band and Love And Theft and will be performing March 11-12 as part of this year’s C2C Country Music Festival at the O2 Arena in London. For a complete listing of tour dates visit

With talent far beyond their teenage years and an infectious, youthful energy, Temecula Road has already amassed a sizeable and loyal following online with their series of song covers.  A recent 
mashup video of the trio singing portions of 2016’s top 20 country songs in a mere 3 minutes garnered them over 7 million views online and 84,000 shares on Facebook alone.

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Called out by The Huffington Post as one of the top country artists to watch in 2016, Temecula Road spent the year opening for Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band and Love And Theft and joined Jessie James Decker on a nationwide, sold out tour. Their covers have earned praise from Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay, Cam, and RaeLynn. The group is featured weekly on Radio Disney Country's social media giving fans a behind the scenes look at their lives as musicians on #TemeculaRoadTuesdays.

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Angaleena Presley tackles social and political themes on No-Holds-Barred 'Wrangled' April 21

Angaleena Presley Tackles Social and Political 
Themes On No-Holds-Barred 'Wrangled' April 21

Album Features Songs Co-Written With Chris Stapleton,
Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Wanda Jackson and Guy Clark

Angaleena Presley follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut, American Middle Class, with the 12-track Wrangled, April 21 on Mining Light/Thirty Tigers. Angaleena’s “ambitious and riveting” songwriting (Wall Street Journal) punches through each of the co-written tracks. Once again she took a lead chair at the studio’s board, co-producing with Oran Thornton (Eric Church, David Nail) and recording close to home at famed “Ronnie’s Place” in Nashville.

"Wrangled is an explicitly forthright journey through my experience in the business of Country Music. I tried to tackle uncomfortable realities like the discrimination against female artists at the height of Bro-Country, the high school mentality of Music Row and the pain that's just beneath the surface of the road to stardom,” says Angaleena. 

“Covered in elbow grease and sacrifice, I set out to shed the skin of my ‘dream’ Nashville by painting a musical picture of loss, surrender, resurrection, redemption, and connection with real people who make and support honest music."

One of the album’s many highlights is “Cheer Up Little Darling" — which Angaleena co-wrote with her dear friend Guy Clark. This is the last song completed by Guy before his death and features Shawn Camp playing Guy's No. 10 guitar, which was used to write the song with Guy, and Guy's mandola, which he had been learning to play during the last year of his life.

Another spotlight track is “Dreams Don’t Come True,” written with Pistol Annie sisters, Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe. 

“Only Blood” was written with fellow East Kentuckian, Chris Stapleton and features Morgane Stapleton’s unmistakable vocals, while “Good Girl Down” yielded unforgettable moments with the legendary Wanda Jackson. 

This album echoes The New York Times' description of Angaleena: “Ms. Presley has her identity locked tight.”  And boldly reflects her signature “gutsy songwriting and potent narratives” (Associated Press) that make her artistry “remarkable” (NPR).

Angaleena will debut many of these new songs on the road, including during the Cayamo Cruise, Feb. 19-26, and will announce tour dates for the Spring and Summer in coming weeks.

The Wrangled track listing is below, with songwriters in parenthesis. 

1.    Dreams Don’t Come True (Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe) 
2.    High School (Angaleena Presley, Ivy Walker, Sophie Walker)
3.    Only Blood (Featuring Morgane Stapleton) / (Angaleena Presley, Chris Stapleton)
4.    Country (Featuring Yelawolf) / (Angaleena Presley, Michael Wayne Atha)
5.    Wrangled (Angaleena Presley)
6.    Bless My Heart (Angaleena Presley)
7.    Outlaw (Angaleena Presley)
8.    Mama I Tried (Angaleena Presley, Oran Thornton)
9.    Cheer Up Little Darling (Angaleena Presley, Guy Clark)
10.    Groundswell (Angaleena Presley, Ian Fitchuk)
11.    Good Girl Down (Angaleena Presley, Wanda Jackson, Vanessa Olavarez)
12.    Motel Bible (Angaleena Presley, Oran Thornton, Trevor Thornton)
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Listen to the dreamy Folk Pop of Emma Charleston’s new single “Falling”

The song showcases Charleston’s striking vocals and songwriting 
accompanied by her evocative guitar playing.
A shimmering slice of acoustic folk pop
“Falling” is the first in a series of singles the talented singer songwriter
will be releasing through the Koral Young Group.

February 14, 2017 Los Angeles, CA: 
At a time when seemingly everyone is releasing music online and aspiring to full-time careers in the music industry, even today’s most talented artists consider distinguishing themselves a daunting task.
On her new single “Falling,” folk pop singer-songwriter Emma Charleston captures both the angst and the optimism of an extraordinarily gifted musician in an overly saturated market.
Based at the prestigious and intensely competitive Berklee College of Music, the multi-instrumentalist Charleston delivers a dreamy ballad of a tune that touches on themes of self-doubt, determination, and individuality.

 “Falling” released digitally on February 17 via UK iTunes, US iTunes, & Spotify and other online sites.

Popdose recently premiered “Falling”

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According to Charleston, “Falling” originated in the rough and tumble world of a challenging Berklee classroom: “I wrote this song after an exceptionally difficult day of classes. It was a day that pushed me as both an artist and a person. I went through the day feeling like I had to compare myself to other aspiring artists.” With feelings of self-doubt creeping in, Charleston allowed herself to express her feelings in a way that was both musically and emotionally healing.

However, as the songwriting process evolved, “Falling” turned into a hopeful ode to persistence and self-confidence: “In the end, “Falling” became a song about finding yourself in a world of people just like you. It’s an urgent reminder that you have to retain your individuality and find your own way.”

The most recent member of a musical family spanning multiple generations, Emma is influenced by her mother, the award-winning jazz singer, lyricist, and songwriter Rondi Charleston. Charleston’s grandmother, Elsa Charleston, was, in her day, a leading contemporary classical singer based in Chicago.

Emma grew up in a music-filled house, one that fostered creativity. Starting early at violin and piano in the Suzuki method, she made her musical debut at age five. At age eight, she made guest appearances at Lincoln Center, singing background vocals with her mother’s jazz quartet. Charleston has since created, performed, and interpreted different styles of music, resulting in her development as a classically trained singer who can also belt out pop, R&B, jazz, and rock anthems.

Emma has always combined her musicality with her theatrical talents. Her wide array of skills has allowed the multi-talented Charleston to star in, direct, and produce local and regional theatre productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hair, Sweeney Todd, Avenue Q, and Urinetown. She is currently producing West Side Story at Berklee. Fueled by a seemingly endless passion for and commitment to her music, Charleston is also currently promoting her new EP on SoundCloud, posting cover songs on YouTube, and studying performance and songwriting.

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Country Billboard Chart News February 13, 2017

Country Billboard Chart News February 13, 2017

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of February 25, 2017)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope Reba McEntire
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (1 week) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** "Seein’ Red” Dustin Lynch
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (2 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of February 25, 2017)

The Billboard 200 chart measures multi-metric album consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Big Sean nabbed his second No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200), as I DECIDED. made a debut atop the list, earning 151,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 9, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 65,000 were in traditional album sales. I Decided. was released on Feb. 3 through G.O.O.D./Def Jam Recordings.
Big Sean previously led the chart with his last album, 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise, which bowed with 173,000 units and 139,000 in traditional album sales. The new album also granted the hip-hop star his fourth top five-charting solo effort (and as one-half of the duo Twenty88, he notched another top five set with the act’s self-titled debut in 2016).

Lady Gaga with her JOANNE album roared from No. 66 to No.2 with 74,000 units (up 818%) and 48,000 copies sold (up 1,054%). The former No.1 album gained following Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show performance on Feb. 5, where she played six of her hits, including the Joanne single “Million Reasons.”

Reba McEntire with first inspirational album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, started at No.4 with 54,000 units (52,039 from traditional album sales). The arrival granted the country superstar her 10th top 10-charting set on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, and a 13th leader on the Top Country Albums chart. Sing It Now also launched at No.1 on the Top Christian Albums chart – McEntire’s first entrance on that tally.

LeAnn Rimes with her POP set REMNANTS (RCA UK | Thirty Tigers) made a debut at No.88 selling 6,093 copies the weeks’ 28th Top Selling album. Released in the UK in 2016 REMNANTS made a debut at No.15 of the Official UK Top 100 Album chart with greater debut sales (8,140 copies; chart week 10 Nov 2016). Her sixth Top 20 album, it was helped considerably by Rimes' short UK promotional tour, which included appearances on Strictly Come Dancing's results show and The Graham Norton Show. It marked a massive improvement on the No.142 peak scaled by her last country album, SPITFIRE, in 2013 (cumulative sales of 3,986 copies).

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of February 18, 2017)

Reba McEntire with her first faith-based set, the double album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope (Rockin’ R/Nash Icon/Big Machine Label Group), arrived atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as well as Top Christian Albums (dated Feb. 25) after it earned 54,426 equivalent albums (52,039 were traditional pure sales) in the week ending Feb. 9, according to Nielsen Music. This is McEntire’s 13th leader on Top Country Albums extending her record for the most Top Country Albums No.1s among women; Loretta Lynn follows with 10. With 26, George Strait leads all acts.

This is such a special project for me personally, and I’m so thankful to see that the music is touching so many other hearts,” McEntire told Billboard. “To see that so many fans, both old and new, are sharing in the power of faith and hope is exciting and encouraging.”
McEntire is the first artist to simultaneously rule Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums since Joey + Rory’s Hymns album (debut 68,300sales) topped both surveys for four weeks in 2016 (the last dated April 9). Prior to Hymns, Alabama had last doubled up when Songs of Inspiration launched atop both lists dated Nov. 11, 2006. Only two other sets scored such twofers in the past two decades: Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories (2006) and LeAnn Rimes’ You Light Up My Life — Inspirational Songs (1997-98).

Reba McEntire has never been one to "rest on her laurels" (Associated Press) and continues to prove that her strong work ethic couples well with passion as she prepared to release Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope on Feb 3, 2017 jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. For an entertainer with an illustrious career that has elicited 35 No.1 singles, over 56 million albums sold worldwide, prestigious industry awards, lead acting roles and brand endeavours, new is a rarity - yet an art form she has perfected...."Music conjures up great memories and goes hand and hand with us McEntires," said Reba. "Mama, Susie and Alice even came into the studio with me to record 'I'll Fly Away,' all of us gathered around an old hymnal straight from the Chockie church."

Promoting the album Reba McEntire appeared on NBC-TV's "The TODAY Show" (Feb 6). She guest-hosted and played a game of "Country Confessions" with co-hosts Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones. Watch her admit that her favourite Country song of all time is her own, "Fancy," here. MCENTIRE also chatted with co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about her new gospel album and took the stage to perform her current single, "Back To GOD," ; "GOD And My Girlfriends" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" .
Additionally, she appeared on NBC-TV's "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (Feb 7). She talked with Meyers about her new album, about her look over the years, and a new TV show she's working on. Watch the full interview here.

History: Regarding Reba’s previous studio non-seasonal albums, LOVE SOMEBODY released April 14, 2015 made a debut at No.  on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and No.3 on Billboard 200, selling 58,351 copies (Total sales at Sept 2016 were 202,400)
ALL THE WOMEN I AM (Starstruck/Valory) released on November 9, 2010 debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, and at #3 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 64,174 copies
KEEP ON LOVING YOU (Starstruck/Valory) released August 18, 2009, became McEntire's second album to debut at #1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and Billboard 200 charts, with 95,817 copies sold its first week. 
Reba: DUETS (Sept 18, 2007) arrived with 300,536 first-week sales  

Critical reception for Reba McEntire’s Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope:
22 Tracks/ Time: 1:24:09 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -

CCM Magazine (Rating: 5 STARS) McEntire co-produces the entire spread alongside Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and her band leader/musical director Doug Sisemore, resulting in a sound that straddles southern gospel, classic country, pop and contemporary Christian with a message that boldly lives up to its title on literally every single stirring occasion.

Sounds Like Nashville Chuck Dauphin (Rating: Positive) However, if you are a fan of Reba, you know that this album is far from lip service. A look back into her recording history, and you see such album cuts as “Suddenly There’s A Valley,” “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” and “Sky Full Of Angels” – all of which contain inspirational lyrics about drawing near to a higher power. On disc two, the Oklahoma native loses none of her passion on the disc of
original songs. “Sing It Now” makes for a perfect segueway from the standards to the newer material. 

The song is a reminder that though the age might change, and life can make you feel downtrodden to the point that clinging to the past is the last thing you want to do, the lifeline is still there. “Angels Singin,” is another highlight, where the singer gives thanks to the unseen forces that keep us upright when we might not have the energy to do so. ...“There Is A God” stands as one of the most thought-provoking lyrics on the set. 

Originally recorded by Lee Ann Womack, McEntire lets the lyrics tell the story about the mystery of life – and how there simply has to be something bigger than us at play in life....The fact that the legendary songstress has lived through life, and survived some of the hardest knocks one can go through shows the timeless power of these songs. On this album, McEntire demonstrates that in a manner that will touch the listener for years to come!

My Kind Of Country (Rating: A-) Sing It Now shows that when she puts aside commercial considerations and works with good material, she is still second to none. Despite one or two minor missteps, Sing It Now is a great collection and hopefully a sign of the direction that this talented lady will be going in the future.
NPR While McEntire has come a long way from earning a nickel per show, her creative relationships with family and Christianity are as strong as ever. "I Got the Lord on My Side," a song from the new album, even features a co-writing credit from McEntire's own mother.

No other albums charted on the second week of the new consumption-based methodology top 50 Top Country Album chart.

Year-To-Date Albums
1,996,000 (Physical sales 1,333,000 (down -9.6%) + Digital sales 663,000 (down -23.6%)) which is 14.8% down at the same point in 2016 (2,342,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
8,047,000 down 22.6% at the same point in 2016 (10,392,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of February 25, 2017)
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Sam Hunt notched his fourth Hot Country Songs No.1, as “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) lifted 2-1 in just its second week. Following its Feb. 1 release, the first single (which he co-wrote) from his forthcoming album debuted atop Country Streaming Songs (7 million U.S. streams, up 426%), where it’s Hunt’s fifth No.1, and topped Country Digital Song Sales for a second week (72,000 sold, up 36%), following its first full week of tracking.
The track’s two-week trip to the Hot Country Songs Summit is easily Hunt’s quickest. It passed the 15-week ascent of “Take Your Time” in 2014-15.

On Hot Country Songs, Zac Brown Band with “My Old Man” (Southern Ground/Elektra/Warner Atlantic Reprise) flew 49-10, and marked the group’s 16th top 10. It arrived at No.2 on Country Digital Song Sales, shifting 38,000 downloads in its first frame. The acoustic-driven track is the first single from ZBB’s May 12 studio album WELCOME HOME, produced by Dave Cobb.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (1 week) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
** Digital & Streaming Gainer ** No.10 “My Old Man” Zac Brown Band
 ** Airplay Gainer ** No.14 Any Ol' Barstool Jason Aldean
 ** Hot Shot Debut ** No.39 “When I Pray For You” Dan + Shay
Debut No.47 “Happy People” Little Big Town

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of February 25, 2017)

Dustin Lynch continued his winning streak on Country Airplay, banking his fourth straight (and total) No.1, as “Seein’ Red” (Broken Bow) gained 7% to 42.1 million in audience impressions and romped 3-1 in its 34th week. 
The song, from Lynch’s upcoming third studio album, followed previous leaders “Mind Reader” (June 4, 2016, one week), “Hell of a Night” (Sept.19, 2015, one week) and “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” (Sept. 27, 2014, two weeks).

Luke Bryan inked his 23rd Country Airplay top 10, and sixth from his KILL THE LIGHTS LP, as “Fast” (Capitol Nashville) bumped 11-10 (25.6 million, up 1%). All five of Bryan’s previous singles from Lights led Country Airplay, tying for the most No.1s from a set and making him the only artist with five Country Airplay leaders from two albums apiece. His “Move” topped the Nov. 12, 2016, chart (for two weeks), following “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” (July 2, one week); “Home Alone Tonight,” featuring Karen Fairchild (Feb. 13, two weeks); “Strip It Down” (Oct. 31, 2015, two weeks); and “Kick the Dust Up” (Aug. 15, 2015, one week).
Bryan’s prior LP, Crash My Party, generated five Country Airplay leaders in 2013-15 (and also produced six top 10s). It matched Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story …, which rattled off a quintet of No.1s in 2013-14, while Brad Paisley established the mark with five leading songs from his aptly titled 5th Gear in 2007-08.

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week) *** "Seein’ Red” Dustin Lynch 42.134 million audience (+2.606 million) / 7,995 radio plays (+500)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.7 “Think A Little Less” Michael Ray
** Most Added ** No.21 “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt (36 ADDS)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.44 “The Fighter” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood
Debut No.60 “Just A Phase” Adam Craig

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of February 25, 2017)

Sam Hunt with Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) held at No.1 on the Billboard Country Song Sales Chart selling another 72,000 downloads in its second. On the Digital Song Sales it fell 3-4 three places behind the No.1 “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga.
Zac Brown Band with “My Old Man” made a debut at #2 (#11 Digital Songs; 38,000 sales)
Little Big Town with “Better Man” slipped 2-3 (#20-30 Digital Songs; 24,000 sales; 17-week total 437,000)
Jon Pardi with “Dirt On My Boots” fell 3-4 (#32-41 Digital Songs; 19,000 sales; 11-week 309,000)
Keith Urban with “Blue Ain’t Your Color” fell 4-5 (#35-42 Digital Songs; 19,000 sales; Total 805,000)
Brett Young with “In Case You Didn’t Know” held at #6 (#47 Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; 19-week total 212,000)
Dan + Shay with “When I Pray For You” made a debut at #7
Michael Ray with “Think A Little Less” moved 7-8 (12,000 sales; 8-week total 172,000)
Brantley Gilbert with “The Weekend” held at #9 (10,000 sales; 2-week total 203,000)
Dierks Bentley with “Black” lifted 12-10 (9,000 sales; 7-week total 121,000)
Outside the Top 10
Lady Antebellum with “You Look Good” rebounded 18-15 (8,000 sales; 3-week total 35,000)
Lauren Alaina with “Road Less Traveled” fell 8-16 (8,000 sales; 17-week total 140,000)
Reba McEntire with “Back To God” fell 5-18
Kelsea Ballerini with “Yeah Boy” was new on the chart at #22 (7,000 sales; total 124,000)

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

Congrats to Dustin Lynch, Carson James, Lee Adams, Jim Malito and the whole Broken Bow crew who secured the week’s No. 1 with “Seein’s Red.” The song is his fourth consecutive chart-topper and the first single from his upcoming album. "Seein' Red" followed "Mind Reader" (May 2016), "Hell Of A Night" (Sept 2015), and "Where It's At" in 2014 (Sept 2014).
The song logged 8,773 radio spins (+783) and 59.817 million audience impressions with 26568 Total Points from 158 tracking stations for the tracking week February 5 to February 11, 2017 and published chart February 13th 2017.

Kudos to Capitol’s Bobby Young and Arista’s Josh Easler and their respective teams on notching 64 adds for Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s The Fighter”.  The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 537 - Feb 13, 2017 [PDF File]
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

13 February 2017

Rank Artist: #8
Event Venue City/State: Eric Church BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
Dates: Feb. 2, 2017 Gross Sales: $712,827 Attend: 11,991/ 11,991
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $89, $22
Promoters: Messina Touring Group/AEG Live

Rank Artist: #10
Event Venue City/State: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn
Dates: Jan. 21, 2017 Gross Sales: $644,460 Attend: 14,977/ 14,977
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $59.50, $29.50
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #13
Event Venue City/State: Willie Nelson The Theater at the Venetian         Las Vegas, Nev.
Dates: Feb. 1, 3-4, 2017 Gross Sales: $586,811 Attend: 5,289/ 5,289
Shows/ Sellouts: 3/3 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $200, $150, $120, $59.50
Promoters: AEG Live/The Venetian Casino Resort

Rank Artist: #14
Event Venue City/State: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis: Garth Brooks, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Jeff Foxworthy, Wynonna, Josh Turner, Kane Brown, Chris Janson & others Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn.
Dates: Feb. 8, 2017 Gross Sales: $544,287 Attend: 12,515/ 12,515
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $80, $25
Promoters: Outback Concerts
Rank Artist: #18
Event Venue City/State: Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Aubrie Sellers Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Conn
Dates: Feb. 4, 2017 Gross Sales: $495,366  Attend: 6,254/ 6,254
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $89, $69, $49
Promoters: in-house                 

Rank Artist: #30
Event Venue City/State: Brantley Gilbert, Tucker Beathard, Luke Combs, Brian Davis Charleston Civic Center Charleston, W. Va.
Dates: Feb. 11, 2017 Gross Sales: $279,582 Attend: 7,822 / 7,822
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $45, $29.75
Promoters: Frank Productions/NS2/CMoore Live

Rank Artist: #71
Event Venue City/State: Blackberry Smoke Iron City Birmingham, Ala
Dates: Feb. 4, 2017 Gross Sales: $41,600 Attend: 1,300/ 1,300
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $32
Promoters: in-house/Red Mountain Entertainment
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