Friday, 16 August 2019

Tyler Childers’ “COUNTRY SQUIRE” lands a UK Country Album & Billboard Top Country No.1

Tyler Childers
COUNTRY SQUIRE

“Childers is blessed with a timeless voice and an ear for the plurality of mountain music” 8/10 Uncut
“Kentucky native Childers is very evidently the real deal” **** The Mirror
“There is an obvious kinship with Simpson, Yoakam, Prine and Skaggs in these songs” The Guardian
“Childers takes the traditional country sound, and gives it a contemporary if homespun sheen” 3.5/5 The Sun

Tyler Childers’ “COUNTRY SQUIRE” 
flies into the top spot on the UK Country Album charts! #1!




























Additionally, Country Squire (Hickman Holler/ RCA), blasts onto Billboard’s Top Country Albums
(dated Aug. 17) at No. 1, marking his first chart-topper on the survey.

In its first week (ending Aug. 8), the set earned 32,000 equivalent album units (24,000 were pure traditional album sales)
Concurrently, Country Squire arrives atop Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, another first for Childers. On the all-genre Billboard 200

….and he performs for Jimmy Fallon in the US! WATCH HERE!!




Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the album was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville and consists of nine new tracks.
In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a number of world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin, banjo),
Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jaw harp, baritone).
Of the mission behind the album, Childers comments, “I hope that people in the area that I grew up in find something they can relate to.
I hope that I’m doing my people justice and I hope that maybe someone from somewhere else can get a glimpse of the life of a Kentucky boy.”

Release date: 2 Aug 2019
Label : Hickman Holler Records
9 Tracks
Time: 35:05

Country Music People July 2019 Review 5 STARS

Debut #1 UK Country iTunes Chart (#43 UK iTunes all-genres) | Thurs Aug 8: #16

Debut #1 US Country iTunes Chart (#2 US iTunes all-genres)

In celebration of the release, Childers will embark on his extensive “Country Squire Run” headlining tour of the US including stops at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel (two nights), Boston’s House of Blues, Washington D.C.’s The Anthem, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, Minneapolis’ First Avenue (two nights), Atlanta’s The Tabernacle and Philadelphia’s The Fillmore among several others.
Childers will arrive in the UK in September to play End of the Road Festival.
The release of Country Squire continues a series of breakout years for the Kentucky-native in America, whose critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory, was released in 2017.
The record—also produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson—landed on multiple “Best of..” lists including NPR Music, Rolling StoneNoisey, The Bluegrass Situation, Wide Open Country and The Boot.

Of the album, NPR Music raves “the intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut,” while Pitchfork declares it’s his voice, peppered with both the knowledge of the ages and the innocence of youth, that makes a song…so effective. Then it’s the lyrics, a mix of plain-talk honesty and beguiling metaphors, that tip the scales to timeless.”

Since his debut, Childers was named “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and has been featured on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Additionally, he’s toured extensively across the world including over 130 sold-out headline shows as well as multiple datessupporting John Prine and Margo Price.

COUNTRY SQUIRE TRACK LIST
1. Country Squire
2. Bus Route
3. Creeker
4. Gemini
5. House Fire
6. Ever Lovin’ Hand
7. Peace of Mind
8. All Your’n
9. Matthew

TYLER CHILDERS TOUR EUROPEAN DATES
August 22-23—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 24—Amstelveen, Netherlands—Once in a Blue Moon Festival
Weds 28 August 2019 - The Haunt, Brighton (10 Pool Valley, BN1 1NJ)
Thurs 29 August 2019 - Bodega Social, Nottingham (Rescue Rooms, Masonic Place, NG1 5JT) Ticketmaster UK
Sat & Sun August 31-September 1— End of the Road Festival Salisbury, England
Sat 18 January 2020 - Manchester Academy 2, Manchester (Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR) Ticketmaster UK £16.50

Tues 21 January 2020 - 7:00 pm | O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT) Ticketmaster UK £22.35

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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Canadian alt-country artist Elyse Saunders unveils new musical direction with dream-infused “Feel You Leaving”

CANADIAN ALT-COUNTRY ARTIST ELYSE SAUNDERS UNVEILS NEW MUSICAL DIRECTION WITH DREAM-INFUSED “FEEL YOU LEAVING”
The new material has been mostly inspired by her live show and connects her organic style of storytelling with a sound that leans on Contemporary-Country & catchy pop-driven hooks.


Toronto, Canada 2019 – Canadian alt-country recording artist Elyse Saunders recently celebrated the release of the official music video for her newest single, “Feel You Leaving”.

Award-winning director Edward Platero –who has worked with other artists like Runaway Angel, Lisa Nicole, and Carly Thomas – helmed the video.
 “Feel You Leaving” – produced by Shawn Moore and co-written by Saunders, Moore, and Doug Folkins – marks the beginning of a new direction for the artist. 
Published on Jul 30, 2019:





Release Date: 12 July 2019

Elyse Saunders - Feel You Leaving (Single)

Label: Elyse Saunders

Time: 3:25


“Inspiration can strike in the most amazing ways and this song just so happened to start in a dream. I woke up singing the soaring melody and then the words, ‘let these waves crash over me, wash away our memories’. I didn't want to lose it, so I recorded the idea in my phone, took it to my co-writers and we created ‘Feel You Leaving’. It is a pretty fitting first new release, since the heart of the song is about letting go of your past and embracing what is to come. Dreams can tell us a lot about what we're going through and this song needed to come out,” said Saunders.

The courage to embrace new beginnings parallels the recent journey for Saunders herself. Since the 2017 single “Rise” – which was chosen for televised placement at the 2020 Summer Olympics and made the Canadian Hit 20 Countdown for 10 weeks as a DJ Danny D remix – and 2018’s socially-conscious “Me Too”, she has used fresh inspiration, songwriting trips to Nashville, and extensive studio time to re-define her musical heart into a synergy of country, alt-country, and pop. This new sound will be defined over the coming months through her newly-produced songs.

“Feel You Leaving” is a notable starting point as the song previously earned Saunders a semi-finalist spot in the 2018 International Songwriting Contest before its official release earlier in July. On stage, Saunders has taken similar strides, most notably at 2019 Canadian Music Week where she was chosen to open for Canadian country stalwarts Kira Isabella and David James.
 Elyse Saunders: Photo Credit Raven Kyle Photography (Website | Facebook) 



























In pondering the road ahead, Saunders says, “My sound, style, writing, voice, and live shows have evolved and brought me to a place where my new music feels more lyrically authentic and musically fluid. This single is the first step in an exciting adventure. I'm ready to share who I am.”

On stage, Elyse Saunders will continue a series of Canadian summer shows – including Vancouver Island’s Sunfest Country Music Festival (August 2nd), Toronto (August 28th at Supermarket), the Niagara Parks Summer Music Series in Niagara Falls (August 30th), and Powassan’s Smoke ‘N’ Spurs Festival (August 31st). She is planning new Canadian dates and a Nashville concert to coincide with her upcoming releases.

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ABOUT
Elyse Saunders is an independent, alt-country/pop recording artist who blends her small-town Ontario roots with the bright lights of Toronto and Nashville – captivating crowds with powerhouse vocals, a dynamic presence, and an interactive charm.
Growing up, country music always felt like home for Elyse and with the support of her family early on, she found Cyril Rawson, a hit songwriter/producer (Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson) from her hometown. After recording her debut 2008 SELF-TITLED ALBUM with him in Nashville, she released a string of singles to Canadian radio and showcased her music during an opening spot for ACM artist Deric Ruttan in front of 10,000 attendees.
Over the next five years, Elyse would become an awards contender with a 2012 Toronto Independent Music Award nomination for Best Country Artist, five 2014 Country Music Association of Ontario Award nominations, and a growing list of performance dates that has since grown to over 350 live shows that have included showcases at Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, and Canadian Country Music Week.

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Next, she teamed up with three-time CCMA/JUNO award winner Joel Feeney at the acclaimed Orange Lounge Studio for her second album, 2015’s I’M ON MY WAY. After more radio singles, an East Coast tour, and back-to-back MARTY (Mississauga Arts Awards) Nominations in 2015 and 2016, Elyse was inspired by the story of Equestrian Olympic medalist Jessica Phoenix and co-wrote her next radio single, “RISE” in 2017. Inviting listeners to be unstoppable in their dreams, the single crossed-borders when Elyse was invited to perform it during the pre-ESPY Awards Show in Los Angeles and it was picked up for televised placement during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. When it caught the ear of Toronto’s DJ Danny D, he created a remix that cracked the Canadian Hit 20 Countdown for 10 weeks and reached 60,000 streams on Spotify.

See Detailed Discography & Elyse’s musical journey (June 2017)

A socially conscious person by nature, Elyse Saunders has used her burgeoning career to bring attention to causes that matter to her. "Warm Coats, Warm Hearts - Coat Drive & Concert" – an annual benefit concert that has collected and distributed thousands of coats and cash donations to agencies that provide to children, men & women in need during the cold winter months. In 2016, The Keg Spirit Foundation recognized Elyse’s ongoing charitable efforts by presenting her with the Chairman Award.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Elyse wrote and personally financed the recording, the music video, and the release of her 2018 single, “Me Too”.
Using lyrical potency mixed with an equally gritty and elegant delivery, the song continues to provide a voice for those with a personal struggle and a need to speak out – regardless of gender, race or age.
Since that time, Elyse has been busy writing and recording new music – beginning with 2019’s summer single “Feel You Leaving”, which will blaze the path for her boldest and most liberated group of songs yet.

Country Billboard Chart News August 5, 2019


Country Billboard Chart News August 5, 2019

Wall Bling: The RIAA issued certifications in June for the following:

RIAA Certifications
Multi-Platinum = 2,000,000 plus units
Platinum = 1-million units
Gold = 500,000 units
Note: For ALBUM certifications the RIAA base their figures on the number of units SHIPPED together with, track sales and on demand audio/ video stream units and NOT based purely on traditional retail sales.
1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams = 10 track sales = 1 album sale.
150 on-demand streams = 1 track download

July Wall Bling:  The RIAA has issued Multi-platinum album certification for Chris Stapleton's Traveller (4X), Platinum  certification for Maren Morris' Hero and  Gold certification for Keith Urban's Graffiti U.
Multi-platinum single certs include Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" (3X), Stapleton's "Broken Halos" (2X) and "Tennessee Whiskey" (6X) and Urban's "Somebody Like You" (2X).
Platinum single certs are McGraw's "Just To See You Smile," "My Best Friend," "I Need You" and "When The Stars Go Blue;" Blake Shelton's "God's Country" and "I'll Name The Dogs;" Lee Brice's "Rumor;" Russell Dickerson's "Blue Tacoma;" Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot;" Morgan Wallen's "Whiskey Glasses;" Stapleton's "Millionaire;" and Scotty McCreery's "This Is It."
Gold singles include Morris' "The Bones" and "Girl;" McGraw's "The Cowboy In Me," "Real Good Man," "My Next Thirty Years" and "Where The Green Grass Grows;" Brett Eldredge's "Love Someone;" and Shelton's "I Lived It."

Gary Allan Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) | released Oct 2, 2012 MCA Nashville | certified 2x Multi-Platinum June 3, 2019 Digital 2 Million   

MULTI-PLATINUM SINGLES
Bebe Rexha Meant To Be (Feat. Florida Georgia Line) | released August 11, 2017 July 31, 2019 Warner Bros Records | certified 8x Multi-Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 8 Million           POP

Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying | released August 24, 2004 Curb | certified 3x Multi-Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 3 Million

Chris Stapleton Tennessee Whiskey | released May 4, 2015 Mercury Nashville | certified 6x Multi-Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 6 Million
Chris Stapleton Broken Halos | released April 14, 2017 Mercury Nashville | certified 2x Multi-Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 2 Million
Keith Urban Somebody Like You | released June 17, 2002 Capitol Nashville | certified 2x Multi-Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 2 Million

PLATINUM SINGLES

Lee Brice Rumor | released November 3, 2017 Curb Records | certified Platinum July 2, 2019 Digital 1 Million

Jimmie Allen Best Shot | released October 18, 2017 Stoney Creek Records | certified Platinum July 17, 2019 Digital 1 Million

Tim McGraw When The Stars Go Blue | released February 24, 2006 Curb | certified Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 1 Million
Tim McGraw My Best Friend | released October 20, 1999 Curb Records | certified Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 1 Million
Tim McGraw Something Like That | released May 4, 1999 Curb Records | certified Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 1 Million
Tim McGraw Just To See You Smile | released August 9, 1997 Curb Records | certified Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 1 Million
Tim McGraw I Need You | released March 27, 2007 Curb Records | certified Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 1 Million

Taylor Swift Me! | released April 26, 2019 Republic Records | certified Platinum July 30, 2019 Digital 1 Million Pop

Scotty McCreery This Is It | released March 1, 2018 Triple Tigers | certified Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 1 Million

Blake Shelton I'll Name The Dogs | released September 11, 2017 Warner Music Nashville | certified Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 1 Million
Blake Shelton God's Country | released March 29, 2019 Warner Music Nashville | certified Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 1 Million
           
Chris Stapleton Millionaire | released October 20, 2017 Mercury Nashville | certified Platinum July 31, 2019 Digital 1 Million

GOLD SINGLES:

Maren Morris The Bones | released February 22, 2019 Columbia Nashville | certified Gold July 17, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million
Maren Morris Girl | released January 17, 2019 Columbia Nashville | certified Gold July 17, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million

Tim McGraw Real Good Man | released May 12, 2003 Curb Records | certified Gold July 24, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million
Tim McGraw Where The Green Grass Grows | released July 22, 1998 Curb Records | certified Gold July 24, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million         
Tim McGraw The Cowboy In Me | released November 8, 2001 Curb Records | certified Gold July 24, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million
Tim McGraw My Next Thirty Years | released August 3, 2000 Curb Records | certified Gold July 24, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million

Brett Eldredge Love Someone | released June 9, 2017 Warner Music Nashville | certified Gold July 31, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million

Blake Shelton I Lived It | released October 27, 2017 Warner Music Nashville | certified Gold July 31, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million

MULTI-PLATINUM ALBUMS
Chris Stapleton TRAVELLER | released May 5, 2015 Mercury Nashville | certified 4x Multi-Platinum July 24, 2019 Digital 4 Million

PLATINUM ALBUMS
Maren Morris HERO | released June 3, 2016 Columbia Nashville | certified Platinum July 17, 2019 Digital 1 Million

GOLD ALBUMS
Keith Urban GRAFFITI U | released April 27, 2018 Capitol Records Nashville | certified Gold July 24, 2019 Digital 0.5 Million

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of August 10, 2019)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (44 non-consecutive weeks) ** THIS ONE’S FOR YOU Luke Combs
Hot Country Songs ** ** No.1 (4 non-consecutive weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Luke Combs
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (6 weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of August 10, 2019)

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

NF Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'The Search'
NF scored his second No.1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200) as the rapper’s latest studio effort, THE SEARCH, entered atop the tally.
The set, which was released on July 26 via NF Real Music/Caroline, starts with 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 1 according to Nielsen Music -- the fourth-largest week for a rap album released in 2019. Of that sum, 84,000 were in album sales, which made it the biggest sales week for a rap set this year.
The Search’s first-week more than doubles the debut frame of NF’s last album, Perception, which opened at No. 1 with 55,000 units earned (of which 38,000 were in album sales) on the chart dated Oct. 28, 2017.
The Search starts with a larger-than-forecast number, as some industry prognosticators thought the album would bow with around 95,000 units. The Search benefited from sturdy sales sold through traditional means like the iTunes Store, a range of merchandise/album bundles sold via NF’s official webstore -- including a few late-in-the-week new offers of signed merch bundled with an album -- and a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer.

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of August 10, 2019)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

Luke Combs’ debut LP, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 for a set by a male on Top Country Albums as it crowned the survey for a 44th frame (22,000 equivalent album units, down 5%, in the week ending Aug. 1). It passed Randy Travis’ Always & Forever, which ruled for 43 weeks beginning in June 1987. Since the list launched in January 1964, just one title has spent more time at No.1 than This One’s for You: Shania Twain’s Come on Over, which led for 50 weeks beginning in November 1997.
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU was No.3 on Country Album Sales behind debuts from Justin Moore’s Late Nights And Longnecks and Casey Donahew with One Light Town
Meanwhile, Combs’ latest release, THE PREQUEL (River House/Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville), fell 3-5 (39-50 BB200) in its eighth frame.

Justin Moore with his 10-track LATE NIGHTS AND LONG NECKS (Valory/Big Machine Label Group | Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com ) flew in at No.2 (#22 New Entry Billboard 200), earning 19,000 units, with 14,000 in traditional album sales.

Moore’s fifth studio album features guitar player Brent Mason and Paul Franklin on pedal steel and boasts 10 tracks, all co-written by Moore, including first single, “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.”

CHART HISTORY
Moore added his fifth top 10 set following KINDA DON’T CARE, which arrived at No. 1 in September 2016 (37,050 copies sold; #4 Billboard 200); OFF THE BEATEN PATH (96,730 copies sold), which opened atop the list in October 2013; his first No. 1, Outlaws Like Me (65,565 debut week sales), which started on top in July 2011; and his SELF-TITLED album (debut sales over 34,000 copies), which bowed and peaked at No. 3 in August 2009.

Dan + Shay with their self-titled album (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) fell 2-3 (#27-31 BB200) in their 58th frame.
Morgan Wallen with IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Digital EX) held at No.4 (#40-45 BB200) in his 61st frame.

Chris Stapleton with the 222-week TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) fell 5-6 (#46-55 BB200).
Former 6-week non-consecutive week No.1 Jason Aldean with REARVIEW TOWN (Macon/Broken Bow Records) held at No.7 (#61-63 BB200) in his 68th week.

Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with CENTER POINT ROAD (Valory Music/ Big Machine Records) fell 6-8 (#55-64 BB200) in his nineth week.
Former No.1 Maren Morris with GIRL (Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville [SMN]) held at No.9 (#72-68 BB200) in her 20th frame.
Former No.1 Kane Brown with sophomore album, entitled EXPERIMENT fell 8-10 (#62-74 BB200) as his self-titled album dropped 12-13 (#87-92 BB200; 139 chart frames).

Outside the Top 10
Florida Georgia Line with CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (Big Machine Label Group) fell 10-12 (#84-85 BB200) in their 24th week.
Former No.1 Kacey Musgraves with GOLDEN HOUR (MCA Nashville) fell 13-17 (#97-145 BB200) in her 65th week.
Former No.1 Carrie Underwood with CRY PRETTY fell 21-22 (#185-178 BB200) in her 45th week.

Casey Donahew with 15-track ONE LIGHT TOWN (Almost Country Records | Amazon UK - iTunes - Amazon.com ) made a debut at No.25 (#2 Country Album Sales)

FALLING SHORT of Top 50:
On the Country Album Sales list (pure sales; old methodology)

Mac Powell and The Family Reunion with 15-track Back Again (Mac Powell Records | Amazon UK - iTunes) made a debut at No.14.

Gethen Jenkins with 11-track WESTERN GOLD (5 Music | Amazon UK - iTunes - Amazon.com ) made a debut at No.31.
With his powerful, gut wrenching, baritone sound, Gethen Jenkins is on a fast train to stardom. Gethen is an award winning singer and songwriter from Huntington, West Virginia. His songs are of considerable depth and meaning, driven by passion, and full of heart and spirit which are sure to run the gamut of human emotions.

Mason Ramsey with 5-track TWANG (EP; Big Loud/Atlantic | UK iTunes - Amazon.com) made a debut at No.38.
Marking the first time Ramsey is credited as a co-writer, the five-song EP includes the title track, “Puddle of Love” and “How Could I Not.”

Year-To-Date Albums
5,838,000 sales which is 29.8% down at the same point in 2018 (8,321,000 sales).
Album consumption is 30,354,000 units which is 5.1% up at the same point in 2018 (28,888,000 units)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of August 10, 2019)

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:

Blanco Brown’s The Git Up” (Trailer Trap Music/Broken Bow Music Group/BMG/Wheelhouse/ Stoney Creek/Broken Bow) held at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week.

Justin Moore earned his eighth top 10 as the new set’s lead single, “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” climbed 13-8. The track gains by 7% to 34.1 million in format radio reach as it pushes 5-4 on Country Airplay, up 26% to 4.6 million U.S. streams.

Masked DJ Marshmello notched his first Hot Country Songs top 10 as “One Thing Right” (Joytime Collective/RCA Nashville) with Kane Brown rose 11-10. The track, which is Brown’s fifth top 10, drew 10.6 million streams (down 6%) and sold 8,000 downloads (up 1%) in the tracking week. Marshmello boasts nine top 10s on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (4 weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown
** Airplay Gainer” No.2 “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Luke Combs
** Digital Gainer/ Streaming Gainer ** No.8 “The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home” Justin Moore  
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.50 “Never Be Sorry” Old Dominion  

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of August 10, 2019)

Luke Combs banked his record-extending sixth straight career-opening No.1 single on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (River House/Columbia Nashville) ascended 2-1 on the chart dated Aug. 10. The song reigned with a 9% gain to 40.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 4, according to Nielsen Music.
Combs became the first artist to send each of his first five Country Airplay entries to the summit when “Beautiful Crazy” led for seven weeks beginning March 2.
“Beer,” co-written by Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton, is the first single from Combs’ EP The Prequel, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums (June 22).
“Beer” reacheed No. 1 on Country Airplay in its 13th week, marking the quickest trip to the pinnacle in 2019 and Combs’ speediest to date. It completes the fastest coronation since Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” rolled to the top in its 12th week on the chart dated May 6, 2017.
“Beautiful Crazy” hit No. 1 on Country Airplay in its 16th week, matching Combs’ previous swiftest scaling of the summit, first achieved by his fourth leader, “She Got the Best of Me,” last October. Combs’ 2017 debut hit, “Hurricane,” took 30 weeks to hit No. 1, followed by “When It Rains It Pours” (28 weeks) and “One Number Away” (24)

Carrie Underwood banked her 28th Country Airplay top 10 as “Southbound” (Capitol Nashville) pushed 12-10, up 7% to 22.2 million impressions. Underwood earned her first top 10 since “Cry Pretty” peaked at No. 9 last September. Underwood is the 16th artist with at least 28 top 10s since Country Airplay began in January 1990. Among women, she trails only Reba McEntire (36). George Strait’s 61 top 10s leads all artists.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week)/ Most Increased Audience *** “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Luke Combs 40.335 million audience (+3.187 million gain) / 7,843 radio plays (+553)
** Most Added ** No.37 “Ridin' Roads” Dustin Lynch
** Hot Shot Debut ** No. 60 “Chasin' You” Morgan Wallen

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart
(Chart issue week of August 10, 2019)

Blanco Brown with “The Git Up” (Trailer Trap Music/BMG/Broken Bow) held at No.1 on Country Digital Song Sales for a sixth week (#2 non-mover Digital Songs).
It was one place behind Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus which extended its record run atop the Billboard Hot 100, leading the list for an 18th week.
"Road" concurrently spent a 14th week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, up 3% to 47,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 1. The track broke out of a four-way tie for the second-most weeks spent atop the tally, trailing only "Despacito," which ruled for 17 weeks. (The Chainsmokers' " Closer," featuring Halsey, in 2016; Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, in 2015; and Flo Rida's "Low," featuring T-Pain, in 2007-08, led for 13 weeks each.)

9 non-consecutive week No1. Blake Shelton with God’s Country” (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) held at No.2 (#11 Digital Songs) in its 18th frame.

Luke Combs with “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) rose 4-3 (#14-13 Digital Songs).
Luke Bryan with “Knockin' Boots” rose 5-4 (#17-15 Digital Songs) in his 18th week.
Marshmello & Kane Brown with “One Thing Right” moved 6-5 (#20-18 Digital Songs) in their 4th frame.

Morgan Wallen with “Whiskey Glasses” rose 7-6 (#22-23 Digital Songs) in his 36th week.
Zac Brown Band with “Leaving Love Behind” made a debut at No.7 (#29 New Entry Digital Songs).
Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) with Speechless” climbed 10-8 (#35-32 Digital Songs) in their 58th frame.
Lee Brice with “Rumor” held at No.9 (#30-36 Digital Songs) in his 33rd frame.
Old Dominion with “Never Be Sorry” made a debut at No.10 (#37 New Entry Digital Songs).

Outside the Top 10
Eric Church with “Some Of It” fell rose 12-11 (#42-45 Digital Songs) in his 17th frame.
Kenny Chesney with “Tip Of My Tongue” fell 11-12 (#4-46 Digital Songs) in his 3rd frame.
Willie Nelson featuring Paula Nelson with "Have You Ever Seen the Rain fell 3-15 (#12 – off the top 50 Digital Songs).
Miranda Lambert with “It All Comes Out In The Wash” fell off the top 25 from previous weeks No.8.

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

August 5, 2019

Luke Combs Takes #1 Spot With 'Beer Never Broke My Heart'
Congrats to Luke Combs, Steve Hodges, Shane Allen and the Columbia promotion team on earning this week’s No.1 with “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” The song is Combs’ sixth consecutive chart-topper and the first from his EP, THE PREQUEL. Songwriters are Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton, Scott Moffatt and Combs.




















Beer Never Broke My Heart Girl” (River House/Columbia) rose 2-1 logging 8,504 radio spins (+692), 51.74 million audience impressions (+5.99) with 27051 Total Points (+2282) from 157 tracking stations (157 ADDS) for the tracking week July 28 to August 3, 2019 and published chart dated August 5, 2019.

Oh GIRL!. Maren Morris with previous week’s No.1 Girl” slumped 1-15 with possibly one of largest drops from #1 on Mediabase country chart. Almost half of the spins were gone and dropped at the rate of 4 million audience per day! That would tie “Coming Home” by Keith Urban (feat. Julia Michaels) for biggest fall from #1 on Mediabase.
Maren lost 25 million in total Mediabase audience, which is astounding. Keith’s for comparison lost 20 million.
The song was pushed hard by the label for peak week, and radio was clearly ready to move onto another single. Once the promo stopped, radio dropped it like a stone.

Kane Brown Is Most-Added With 'Homesick'
Congratulations to RCA NASHVILLE's KANE BROWN, who earned 55 MEDIABASE adds for his single, "Homesick," making it the most added-record at Country radio this week.

RCA Nashville celebrated Kane Brown's single, "Homesick," being most-added at Country radio this week with a bagel delivery from All Access. Brown earned 55 adds for the week, for a total of 62 since the record's impact. Pictured (L-R): RCA Nashville Mgr./Southwest Promotion Mallory Michaels, SVP/Promotion Dennis Reese, RCA mascot Nipper, Dir./Midwest Promotion Matt Galvin and Promotion Specialist Nicole Walden

Kudos to Dennis Reese and the RCA reps on notching 55 adds for Kane Brown’s Homesick”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label)        TW       Total Historic Adds
KANE BROWN/Homesick (RCA)            55         62
BILLY CURRINGTON/Details (Mercury)  43         44
DUSTIN LYNCH/Ridin' Roads (Broken Bow)       13         125
INGRID ANDRESS/More Hearts Than Mine (Warner/WEA)          13         55
MIRANDA LAMBERT/It All Comes Out In The Wash (RCA)         13         140
CAYLEE HAMMACK/Family Tree (Capitol)         12         87
THOMAS RHETT/Remember You Young (Valory)           12         130
ELI YOUNG BAND/Break It In (Valory)   11         31
GABBY BARRETT/I Hope (Warner/WAR)            10         38
MORGAN WALLEN/Chasin' You (Big Loud)       10         47
JON PARDI/Heartache Medication (Capitol)        9          113
BLANCO BROWN/The Git Up (BMG/BBR)          7          54
GONE WEST/What Could've Been (Triple Tigers)           7          65
HARDY/Rednecker (TVM/Big Loud)       7          142
OLD DOMINION/One Man Band (RCA)  7          106
RILEY GREEN/I Wish Grandpas Never Died (BMLGR)    7          7
JON LANGSTON/Now You Know (EMI Nashville)           6          48
MATT STELL/Prayed For You (Wide Open/Records/GCE/Arista) 6          146
HALEY & MICHAELS/Hail Mary (Hickory)           2          21
GEORGE STRAIT/The Weight Of The Badge (MCA)       1          1
JULIA COLE/Trust You (---)        1          1
MATT KENNON/Love Is Stronger (Road Dawg)  1          1
MITCHELL TENPENNY f/SEAFORTH/Anything She Says (Columbia)      1          1
P!NK f/C. STAPLETON/Love Me Anyway (RCA)  1          5
ROBERT COUNTS/Backseat Driver (Sony Music)           1          1
THE SISTERHOOD BAND/Get Up and Go (Arista)          1          1

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly August 5, 2019, Issue 664  - Magazine View

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