Saturday, 21 July 2018

Erin Enderlin releases anticipated single and music video for “World Without Willie”

AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WORLD WITHOUT WILLIE” Exclusively Premieres Music Video 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 20, 2018) —Hit-making singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin premiered her single and music video for “World Without Willie” exclusively on (July 20).

The single features fellow CMT Next Women of Country member Tara Thompson.
 “World Without Willie” can be streamed or downloaded here.

“There are two reasons I love this song, it's about one of my heroes Willie Nelson, and I wrote and recorded it with some of my best friends. Several years ago I got to go on tour with Willie and watching him every night it just really sank in the breadth of characters and stories that he has brought to life,” says Enderlin. “Alex, Tara and Leslie are all such great talents and it was a lot of fun to get to write this with them, and if that all wasn't enough, Mickey Raphael, my favorite harmonica player, played on the track!” 

Release Date: July 20, 2018

Label: Erin Enderlin

Copyright: ℗© 2018 Erin Enderlin

Total Length: 4:00

Genres: Country

Official World Without Willie music video by Erin Enderlin (writers Erin Enderlin, Tara Thompson, Alex Kline and Leslie Satcher; Produced by Alex Kline). 
All instruments by Alex Kline except harmonica by the magnificent Mickey Raphael.

"An utterly masterful songwriter, Enderlin’s signature turn-of-phrase shines on the track as it seamlessly blends some of the most memorable Nelson titles and characters into verse like a vivid mosaic of the outlaw himself." - Sam Stephens,

“World Without Willie” has already been featured on 650 AM WSM’s The WSM All Nighter with Marcia Campbell and will be featured on Route 650 starting Wednesday. You can find “World Without Willie” along with Erin’s other music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
As tour dates continue to be announced visit

Erin Enderlin Tour Dates
July 21 - Nashville, Tenn. - Bluebird On The Mountain
July 26 - Nashville, Tenn. - The Bluebird Cafe
July 28 - Weathersfield. Vt. - Field of Dreams
July 29 - Windsor, Vt. - Harpoon Festival
Aug. 3 - New York City, N.Y. - Opry City Stage
Aug. 10 - Chillicothe, Ohio - Ross Country Fair
Aug. 11 - Roundhead, Ohio - Longhorn Bar & Grill
Aug. 16 - Nashville, Tenn. - The Listening Room Cafe
Aug. 18 - Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Buddy’s Place
Aug. 25 - Canfield, Ohio - House Concert
Aug. 30 - Nashville, Tenn. - Wildhorse Saloon
Aug. 31 - Vanceburg, Ky. - Riverbend Pub & Grill

About Erin Enderlin

When Erin Enderlin writes a song, more is born than melody and rhyme. Women and men leap from her music, as fully formed and real as we are, all blood and sweat, living, loving, killing, and dying. Produced by Jamey Johnson and featuring Chris Stapleton, Ricky Skaggs, Jon Randall, and more, Enderlin’s highly-anticipated sophomore album Whiskeytown Crier puts all the sad souls she’s become known for singing and writing about in the same tiny, fictional city. The result is unprecedented: a concept album devoted to women’s experiences in small town, America. An in-demand songwriter, she penned Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” and others for Luke Bryan, Randy Travis, Terri Clark, Joey + Rory, and many more.  She was named to CMT's Next Women of Country class of 2018, and her critically acclaimed 2011 solo debut and 2017’s Whiskeytown Crier have positioned her as one of county music’s brightest torch bearers.

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Mandy Barnett returns with 'Strange Conversation,' coming from Thirty Tigers on September 21

Singer’s first new album in five years  was produced by Marco Giovino and Doug Lancio in Muscle Shoals, 
features duet with John Hiatt.
Rolling Stone Country premiered a track: Here

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mandy Barnett laughs when she’s asked “What took you so long?” to make Strange Conversation, her progressive take on the postmodern American songbook. Sure, she’s a classicist who’s channeled Patsy Cline in a theatrical musical, recorded classic country songs with legendary producer Owen Bradley, and transfixed known musicos Seymour Stein, Arif Mardin and Ahmet Ertegun with her timeless stylings. But Barnett, who signed her first major label deal at age 12, decided she needed a change.

“I needed to cleanse my palette,” explains the woman with a voice that’s all sultry velour. “I’m a torch singer, somebody who can do a little bit of everything. Pop, blues, gospel, country, soul — songs with emotion are what I do.” And so, she had to decide what to do next. While musical soul-searching, Barnett honed her symphony show (performing with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast) and even reached back to an old passion — visual art — to get her creative juices flowing in a fresh direction. In between touring performing art centers, historic theaters and concert halls, and making gallery-exhibited artwork, Barnett embraced thoughts of finding different material to record. 

She pauses for a moment, weighing the jolt to longtime fans versus the reality of her new music. “But honestly, it’s all me,” says Barnett.  “It’s all aspects of who I am.”  Because for Barnett, a singer who’s captivated Owen Bradley, the idea of her musical future is as compelling as the idea of honoring classic country’s past.

“The truth is every album I’ve made has been Americana, even that first Asylum album with the Jim Lauderdale songs, but the arrangements were more timeless, more to the classic songbook. And Americana’s a broad genre that has elements of pop and retro, soul music. So this time, I leaned away from what people expect from me — and into things that made me reach, and stretch. “

Produced by Marco Giovino and Doug Lancio for Thirty Tigers and Barnett’s own label Dame Productions, and due out September 21, 2018Strange Conversation places the vocalist between obscure vintage pop and modern progressive songwriting. Think Lee Hazlewood and the Tams meet Tom Waits and Greg Garing with a little Mable John thrown in. If it sounds too good to be true, Hazlewood’s “The Fool,” the Tams’ “It’s All Right (You’re Just in Love),” Waits’ “”Puttin’ on the Dog” and Garing’s “Dream Too Real to Hold” are all part of the conversation, a musky brew of desire, rapture, and discovery.

From the opening slink and slither of Mabel John’s “More Lovin’,” with its subdued track and smoky vocal, to the Farfisa gypsy carnival whirl of “All Night,” darkly seductive and slightly churning, this is a more mysterious Barnett. Even the slightly steamy horns rising on the Ted Hawkins-penned title track bring a true erotic simmer to a boil.

“We went to Muscle Shoals to make the record,” Barnett says. “Which was a big thing, because that environment, all the music that happened there, just seeps in. I was working with all new players, and we were going deeper into some things I’ve always touched on, but never really explored.”
Mandy Barnett: (Photo by Cyndi Hornsby)

It all started the way the best music-nerd friendships do: trading songs like baseball cards. “Marco sent me hundreds of songs, vintage CDs, tapes, and I poured through all of them. It was listening and listening, and drinking in all this amazing roots music. Some of the songs are pretty obscure, but that’s why I wanted someone else’s perspective.

“The idea of singing the Tom Waits song, that’s so far out the box for me. I had a ball cutting it. It’s wild, and a little sloppy and erratic. So I could sing with reckless abandon and put my soul into it.”

Barnett laughs again. In a world where people know she’s a world-class vocalist, Strange Conversation opened new avenues for her gifts — whether it was Neil Sedaka’s “My World Keeps Slipping Away,” which was pitched directly to her by the songwriting legend himself, or the McCrary Sisters-embellished version of Andre Williams’ “Put a Chain On It,” which offers a soul-gospel turn on the blues that’s part barrelhouse, part grindhouse, and part church house.
Equally intriguing is the carny Western take on Sonny & Cher’s “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done,” with the gravel-voiced John Hiatt. The quaver in Barnett’s voice moves from wide-open to resigned; Hiatt is tall in the saddle, equally wry and knowing.
“Marco brought that song in, and it was a natural fit to have John Hiatt on it,” says Barnett. “I’d always loved John. Back when I was signed to Jimmy Bowen, they were bringing me all these songs about quilts and grandmas, and I was like, ‘Please.’ I went over to Bug Music, and found John’s music, and was just so thrilled by the soul and the funkiness.

“This isn’t one of his own songs, but it’s so much what he does. And it’s a wacky arrangement, which John just got right into the spirit of. Talk about a moment!”

Pausing briefly, Barnett smiles. “Doug Lancio has produced John, Patty Griffin, and some of those great Gretchen Peters records; he understands music that blurs the lines but works because of the soul. That’s what I wanted, what I was ready for.”  Add Doug’s incredible guitar parts and Marco’s unique drumming to the mix, along with the contributions of other great musicians, and Strange Conversation takes shape as a blend of imaginative arrangements and Barnett’s inimitable vocals.

“I’ve come to a place were I didn’t want to be as polished and as lush as before. I’ve always felt like a rebel, because I never did all the flavor-of-the-month stuff, but you can get stuck in that, too. 

“This time, I discovered facets about me I didn’t know. I heard shadings, nuances to bring out. I can still belt, but you know, you don’t have to hit a high C every time.”

Indeed, it’s in the lower ranges that Barnett’s most sultry notes seem to exist. But that’s another conversation, one that’s seemingly just getting started.

Track Listing
“More Lovin'”
 “It’s All Right (You’re Just in Love)”
“Dream Too Real to Hold”
“Strange Conversation”
“A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” (featuring John Hiatt)
“Puttin’ on the Dog”
“All Night”
“My World Keeps Slipping Away”
“The Fool”
“Put a Chain on It”

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Joshua Hedley returning to the UK & Europe in September

In the midst of overwhelming critical praise for his classic country-influenced debut album ‘Mr Jukebox’ - out now on Jack White's Third Man Records (stream/download here) - Nashville singer-songwriter Joshua Hedley has confirmed a run of UK & European headline dates in September 2018, including an appearance at The Long Road festival alongside Lee Ann Womack, The Shires & Aaron Watson - limited tickets for all shows on sale now:

Aug 31 - Oslo, Norway - Cafe Mono
Sep 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Monday 3 September 2018 - The Old Blue Last, London (38 Great Eastern St Shoreditch EC2A 3ES) £11.50
Ticketmaster UK |  Event
Tuesday 4 September 2018 - The Crofters Rights,  Bristol (
Website; Facebook ,117-119 Stokes Croft BS1 3RW)
Thursday 6 September 2018 - Admiral Bar, Glasgow (The Hold, 72a Waterloo Street G2 7DA)
Friday 7 September 2018 - Sage 2, Gateshead (St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR) £12.50
Sunday 9 September 2018 -  The Long Road Festival, Lutterworth See
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Hedley’s album was highlighted among the "best of 2018 so far" by Bob Harris on BBC R2 and described by The Times as a "perfect pastiche of Glen Campbell, George Jones and other makers of countrypolitan smoothness". Check out the video for lead single 'Mr Jukebox' here: 

With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion.

An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with more experienced local middle-aged pickers. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at legendary downtown bar Robert’s Western World among others, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the ‘Mayor of Lower Broadway’. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.

Hedley didn’t start writing his own songs until he was about 28 years-old. So on the backend of his 20s, he finally started writing, eventually unlocking a flood of clarity and creativity. The heartbreaking, distilled, defiantly classic country that poured out of him became ‘Mr. Jukebox’, a salve and beacon for 60s honky-tonk devotees everywhere.

Album opener “Counting All My Tears” carves out the collection’s gloriously tear-jerking territory from the jump. As “oooooohhhs” and “aaaaahhhs” serve as spine-tingling harmonies - a classic-country flourish carried throughout ‘Mr. Jukebox’ - lonely piano is joined by a familiar cast including steel and of course, fiddle. “Mr. Jukebox” is a swinging nod to those beloved machines––both inanimate and breathing––that dependably play a lot of songs for a little money. It’s impossible to listen to the tune and not smile thinking of Hedley’s years logged in cover bands on Nashville’s Lower Broad. Lush strings kick off the sauntering “Weird Thought Thinker,” which features harmonies that evoke both bass walkdowns and angels. An ace fiddle intro opens “Let Them Talk,” a carefree ode to being in love and not worrying about who knows it. “Let’s Take a Vacation” pleads for one last lovers’ getaway to try to remember what’s been lost. Hedley delivers a masterful recitation over crying steel, soft harmonies, and rich supporting strings. He penned shuffling “These Walls” about FooBar, a beloved East Nashville dive Hedley lived near before it shut down.

“This Time” paints a vivid picture of leaving that’s both proud and blue. Simple and brilliant, “I Never Shed a Tear” sounds like a standard, but just like all but one track on ‘Mr. Jukebox’, it’s a Hedley original. “You’re trying to say as much as you can in as few words as possible,” he says. “Trying to convey an emotion to make people feel their own emotions.” Hedley’s ability to capture feelings is on spellbinding display in album standout “Don’t Waste Your Tears,” a soaring, gut-punching vocal performance. The final track is the only cover: a goosebumps-inducing version of “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Hedley picked the song to honor his dad, who passed away about three years ago without seeing the record deal, glowing press, and peer admiration Hedley’s earned. “We spent a lot of Christmases at Disney World,” he says. “When I was searching for a cover song, it dawned on me that my dad didn’t get to see any of this happen, but he always wanted it.”

When asked what he hopes listeners get out of ‘Mr. Jukebox’, Hedley doesn’t hesitate. “I just want people to remember they have feelings, and that they’re valid,” he says. “Not everything is Coors Light and tailgates. There are other aspects of life that aren’t so great that people experience. They’re part of life, part of what shapes people. And that’s worth noting.”

Related Blog Post (March 2018):

Joshua Hedley’s Album MR. JUKEBOX out April 20, Featured Cover Artist in April’s Country Music People

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Music Like A Lady releases new podcast episode with Jenn Bostic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2018) - A female-oriented podcast, Music Like A Lady, debuts new platform by chatting with singer/songwriter, Jenn Bostic. The podcast is hosted by Cassie Lynn Wells and Trevor Perkins. You can stream the new episode on iTunes and Soundcloud

Jenn Bostic is a soulful singer/songwriter with a hint of blues, soul, country, pop, and gospel. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. “Jealous of the Angels,” written for her late father. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has just released her new album REVIVAL with six-time Grammy Award winner Paul Salveson. 

"Faint of Heart is my favorite song I've ever written. It is the vulnerable, honest feelings I have had as an independent artist and entrepreneur over the last decade. Chasing a dream comes with so many obstacles and moments of doubt, but I believe it’s important to commit to your calling and keep circling the mountain in front of you."

Music Like a Lady was founded in January of 2018. Throughout the beginning, they chatted with many artists including Stella Parton, Tierra, Lena Stone, Emily Hackett, Jenna Paulette, and many other powerful females.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Country Billboard Chart News July 16, 2018

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of July 21, 2018)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (6 non-consecutive weeks) ** THIS ONE’S FOR YOU Luke Combs
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (33 weeks) ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
Country Airplay *** No.1 (1 week) *** “Get Along” Kenny Chesney
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (4 non-consecutive weeks) “Simple” Florida Georgia Line

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of July 21, 2018)

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

Drake with SCORPION held at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200) for a second week, logging the biggest sophomore week for any album in more than two years. The set earned 335,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 12 according to Nielsen Music (down 54 percent from its big start of 732,000 units a week earlier). Of its second week sum, 29,000 were in traditional album sales.

Last week was an all-time low for physical musical sales in the US. The total of all the sales in the Top 200 on the US SoundScan chart, was only 412,229 units purchased in a country of 320 million.
Drake one of world’s top contemporary artists debuted at #1 with 29,354 physical copies of Scorpion (Physical product not available digital sales). Scorpion was heard millions and millions and millions of times through streaming. At No.7.Jason Alden with Rearview Town sold 7,861 copies.

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of July 21, 2018)
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 with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/ Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) held at No.1 (#14-13 Billboard 200) to top the chart for a 6th non-consecutive week in his 58th chart frame.

Former No1 Dan + Shay with their self-titled album (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) held at No.2 (#20 non-mover Billboard 200).
6-week non-consecutive week No.1 Jason Aldean with REARVIEW TOWN (Macon/Broken Bow Records) held at No.3 (23-22 BB200) in his 13th week.
Kane Brown with his 10 non-consecutive week No.1 SELF-TITLED held at No.4 (#32-31 Billboard 200) selling 3,900 copies in his 83rd week.
Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with LIFE CHANGES (Valory/Big Machine Label Group) rose 6-5 (#42-38 BB200) in his 44th frame.

Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) fell 5-6 (#37-42 BB200) as his set From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) held at No.21 (#145-153 BB200) and From A Room: Volume 2 fell 27-31 (falling off the Billboard top 200 for the first time) in its 32nd frame.
Brett Young with self- titled BRETT YOUNG (BMLG) held at No.7 (#51-45 BB200) in his 74th week.
Former No.1 Keith Urban with GRAFFITI U (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville) rebounded 13-9 (#109-84 BB200) in his 11th week.
Former No.1 Luke Bryan with WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY (Capitol Nashville | UMGN) held at No.10 (#84-92 BB200) in his 31st frame.

Outside the Top 10
In his fifth week Dierks Bentley with THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Nashville | UMGN) fell 15-18 (#114-127 BB200).  
Morgan Wallen with IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Records) moved 20-19 (#135-144 BB200) in his eleventh frame.

Outside the Top 25
In their fifth week Sugarland with BIGGER (Big Machine/Big Machine Label Group/ UMGN) fell 25-27 (#173-198 BB200).

On the Country Album Sales list (pure sales; old methodology)

Colby Keeling with his 5-track EP WHATEVER IT TAKES (EP; Keelo Records Amazon UK - UK iTunes - made a debut at No.44.

Year-To-Date Albums
8,597,000 (Physical sales 6,117,000 (down -16.5%) + Digital sales 2,489,000 (down -30.6%) which is 21.2% down at the same point in 2017 (10,914,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
28,325,000 down 27.1% at the same point in 2017 (38,840,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of July 21, 2018)

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:

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line with “Meant to Be” (Warner Bros./BMLG) topped Hot Country Songs for a 33rd week.
If it earns one more week at No.1, the song will tie Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” (34 weeks, 2017) for the most time on top in the chart’s 59-year history.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (33 weeks) ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
** Airplay Gainer” No.6 “Mercy” Brett Young
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.19 “Talk You Out Of It” Florida Georgia Line
** Digital Gainer ** No. 25 “Beautiful Crazy” Luke Combs
** Streaming Gainer ** No.38 “She Got The Best Of Me” Luke Combs  
Debut No.45 “Desperate Man” Eric Church
Debut No.48 “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs” Travis Denning
Debut No.50 “Take It From Me” Jordan Davis

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of July 21, 2018)

Kenny Chesney Lands at No. 1 with “Get Along”
Kenny Chesney with “Get Along” (Blue Chair/Warner Bros./WEA) ascended 2-1 in its 15th week on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated July 21) as it increased by 7 percent to 46.2 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 15, according to Nielsen Music. Writers are Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne and it was first released on April 6, 2018.
“Along” marks his 30th Country Airplay leader, lifting him into first place for the most No. 1s dating to the list’s Jan. 20, 1990, launch. Chesney passes Tim McGraw, who is now in second place with 29 No.1s. Alan Jackson and George Strait follow with 26 each.
Chesney has now earned multiple No.1s on the survey in the same year for the first time since 2015, when he sent three songs to the summit: “Til It’s Gone,” “Wild Child” (with Grace Potter) and “Save It for a Rainy Day.” In addition to 2018 and 2015, Chesney tallied more than one Country Airplay No.1 in 2012.

“I can’t think of a better song to set a record,” Chesney says. “Everything it says is everything I think makes the world a better place. To have something that has a groove that feels so good wrapped around a song that reminds us it’s the things that bring us together that will make us happy… When you get right down to it, “Get Along’ is a great way to have some pretty important life advice delivered.”
"Even when Kenny does 'art,' he understands the soul of people -- and how to connect,” enthuses Warner Nashville Chairman John Esposito. “'Get Along,' as he said, is a song for times like these -- and radio's response shows it.”
“It feels great to hit No. 1, but ‘Get Along’ also reminds us: we have more in common than we think, and if we start there, if we get along, we can make this world a better place. As our first -- and one of his fastest – No. 1s, I can't think of a better way to kick-off this relationship."
“In some ways, ‘Get Along’ is very different from the rest of Songs for the Saints,” Chesney says. “But in a lot of ways, it boils down every other subject onto the record – and ties it up with a perfect bit of the euphoria that defines the people of the Saints. It was an obvious choice for radio, but it also embodies everything else on a record which lifts up everything that has inspired my music over the last eighteen years.”

Jason Aldean with “Drowns the Whiskey,” feat. Miranda Lambert (Macon/Broken Bow), jumped 12-9 on Country Airplay, increasing by 10 percent to 25.4 million in audience.
“Whiskey” is Aldean’s 28th Country Airplay top 10, a total that includes 18 No.1s. Lambert landed her 12th top 10 and first since “Somethin’ Bad,” with Carrie Underwood, which reached No.7 in October 2014.
Thomas Rhett banked his 12th top 10 as “Life Changes” (Valory) hopped 13-10, gaining by 9 percent to 24.8 million impressions.

Eric Church with “Desperate Man” (EMI Nashville), which was released to country radio on July 12, launched at No.23 on Country Airplay with 11 million audience impressions, his highest debut among 29 visits to the chart.
The song received hourly plays on participating iHeartMedia stations on the afternoon of July 12, with some stations continuing hourly spins on July 13.
Previously, Church’s strongest debut on Country Airplay was “The Outsiders,” which debuted and peaked at No. 25 on Nov. 9, 2013. “Desperate” entered Hot Country Songs at No.45, is the title track from Church’s next studio album, due Oct. 5.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** “Get Along” Kenny Chesney 46.230 million audience (+2.834 million) / 8,446 radio plays (+434)
** Hot Shot Debut/ Most Increased Audience/ Most Added ** No.23 “Desperate Man” Eric Church 11.026 million audience gain receiving 1,660 spins thanks 77 fresh radio commitments (ADDS)
Debut No.55 “There Was This Girl” Riley Green
Debut No.59 “Make Him Wait” Abby Anderson
Debut No.60 “Slow Roll” Everette

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of July 21, 2018)

Florida Georgia Line with “Simple” (BMLG) held at No.1 (#4-7 Digital Songs) for a 4th non-consecutive week atop the chart.
It was six places behind Drake with "Feelings" (71.7 million U.S. streams, up 58 percent) which blasted 9-1 on Digital Song Sales with 89,000 downloads sold.
Florida Georgia Line with "Talk You Out Of It" opened at No.2 on Country Digital Song Sales (#8 Digital Songs; 21,000 sales) in its first week. The ballad is the third sampling from the duo’s upcoming album, following “Simple” and “Colorado.” “Talk”
marked Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley’s 20th top 10. On Hot Country Songs, it arrived at No. 19.
Described as a “sensual new single” the track is said to see “a dramatic switch in style”. "Talk You Out of It" is a mellow, slow burner. Starting with a smooth banjo part that leads up to the entrance of the track's roomy drums, the song gradually eases into an R&B-inspired vocal melody. Lines like "I talked you into slipping down the hall, baby turning on the playlist you play when you're in the shower" imply that the track's style was inspired by '90s slow jams in more ways than one.

Former No1 Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line with “Meant to Be" (Warner Bros. | BMLG) fell 3-4 (#15-13 Digital Songs).

Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) with “Tequila” (Warner Bros. | WAR) fell 2-3 (#14-12 Digital Songs)
Brett Young with “Mercy” (BMLG) held at No.5 (#22-20 Digital Songs).
Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert with “Drowns The Whiskey” (Macon | Broken Bow) rebounded 8-6 (#28-25 Digital Songs) as Aldean’s “You Make It Easy” rose 16-13.
Kenny Chesney with “Get Along” fell 4-7 (#17-27 Digital Songs).
Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line with “Up Down” (Big Loud) slipped 6-8 (#25-33 Digital Songs).
Kane Brown with “Heaven” (Zone 4 | RCA Nashville) rose 11-9 (#37-35 Digital Songs).
Thomas Rhett with “Life Changes” lifted 14-10 (#42 Re-Entry Digital Songs).

Outside the Top 10
Luke Bryan with “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” rose 13-11 (#44 New Entry Digital Songs).
Morgan Evans with “Kiss Somebody” fell 12-14.
A remake of John Denver’s classic “Take Me Home, Country RoadsCopilot Music + Sound’s cover (Bethesda) fell 7-19.

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

July 16, 2018

Congrats to Kenny Chesney, Kristen Williams, Adrian Michaels and the WEA promotion team on landing this week’s No.1 with “Get Along.” The song is the first single from Chesney’s upcoming album SONGS FOR THE SAINTS. Writers are Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne.

Get Along” (Blue Chair/Warner Bros./WEA) climbed 2-1 logging 9,027 radio spins (+538) and 62.653 million audience impressions (+4.25 million gain) with 24415 Total Points (+1433) from 157 tracking stations (157 ADDS) for the tracking week July 8 to July 14, 2018 and published chart July 16th, 2018.

Dirty Thirty: Blue Chair/Warner Bros.' Kenny Chesney and radio friends celebrate his 30th No. 1 single "Get Along" in Kansas City Saturday (7/14).

Eric Church Earns 116 First-Week Adds With 'Desperate Man'
Kudos to Jimmy Rector and the EMI Nashville crew on securing 116 adds for Eric Church’s Desperate Man”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

In celebration of EMI Nashville's Eric Church earning 116 first-week Mediabase adds with his new single, "Desperate Man," Pictured L-R: (back) EMI Nashville VP/Promotion Jimmy Rector; UMG Nashville VP/Promotion David Friedman holding a cut-out of EMI Nashville Dir./Southwest Promotion John Trapane; UMG Nashville Nat. Dir./Radio Syndication Donna Hughes with cut-out of Church; EMI Nashville Dir./Northeast Promotion Mike Krinik and Coord./Promotion Connor Brock with a "Nick" sign to honor Dir./West Coast Promotion Nick Kaper; (front) UMG Nashville Dir./Promotion & Radio Marketing Chris Schuler holding cut-outs of EMI Nashville Dir./Midwest Promotion Chris Fabiani (l) and Sr. Dir./Southeast Promotion Trudie Daniell (r)
Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label) TW Total Historic Adds
ERIC CHURCH/Desperate Man (EMI Nashville)  116       116
LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb)          28         31
LUKE COMBS/She Got The Best Of Me (River House/Columbia) 27         83
ASHLEY MCBRYDE/Radioland (Atlantic/WAR)   22         22
DIERKS BENTLEY f/BROTHERS OSBORNE/Burning Man (Capitol)        22         73
KANE BROWN/Lose It (RCA)     12         121
JORDAN DAVIS/Take It From Me (MCA)            8          100
BRETT ELDREDGE/Love Someone (Atlantic/WMN)        7          58
JIMMIE ALLEN/Best Shot (Stoney Creek)           7          129
MICHAEL RAY/One That Got Away (Atlantic/WEA)         7          50
DUSTIN LYNCH/Good Girl (Broken Bow)           5          90
MAREN MORRIS/Rich (Columbia)         5          137
MIDLAND/Burn Out (Big Machine)          5          117
CHANCE MCKINNEY/Take It Back (---)  2          2
DAN + SHAY/Speechless (Warner Bros./WAR)   2          2
RILEY GREEN/There Was This Girl (BMLGR)     2          17
SMITHFIELD/Hey Whiskey (Deluge/In2une)        2          41
STEPHANIE QUAYLE/Selfish (Rebel Engine)     2          29
ALEXANDRA DEMETREE/Coastin' (SSM)          1          5
JACOB BRYANT/Pour Whiskey On My Grave (American Roots) 1          1
JON PARDI/Night Shift (Capitol) 1          1
KRYSTAL KEITH f/LANCE CARPENTER/Anyone Else (Show Dog)         1          23
LUCAS HOGE/Power Of Garth (Forge)  1          12
RANDY HOUSER/What Whiskey Does (Stoney Creek)    1          3

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 610 - July 16, 2018 | Magazine View
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Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #1
Event Venue City/State: Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Camila Cabello Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pa.
Dates: July 13-14, 2018 Gross Sales: $11,951,047 Attend: 107,378/ 107,378
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/2 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $499.50, $49.50
Promoters: Messina Touring Group
Rank Artist: #2
Event Venue City/State: Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Camila Cabello FedExField Landover, Md.
Dates: July 10-11, 2018 Gross Sales: $11,396,004 Attend: 95,672/ 95,672
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/2 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $499.50, $49.50
Promoters: Messina Touring Group

Rank Artist: #7
Event Venue City/State: Kenny Chesney, Brandon Lay, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Mo.
Dates: 14 July 2018 Gross Sales: $4,981,733 Attend: 57,582/ 57,582
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $254, $31
Promoters: Messina Touring Group               

Rank Artist: #27
Event Venue City/State: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Devin Dawson KeyArena Seattle, Wash.
Dates: 13 July 2018 Gross Sales: $842,978 Attend: 11,146/ 11,146
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $139.50, $29.50
Promoters: Messina Touring Group

Rank Artist: #48
Event Venue City/State: Alison Krauss Juanita K. Hammons Hall Springfield, Mo.
Dates: 15 July 2018 Gross Sales: $175,570 Attend: 2,172/ 2,205
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (33 unsold tickets) Prices: $95, $65
Promoters: NS2
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