Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Country Billboard Chart News May 29, 2014

Country Billboard Chart News May 29, 2014

RIAA Certifications

Platinum = Sales of over 1-million units
Gold = Sales of over 500,000 units

In Brief:  Billboard Country Charts

Country Album Chart ** No. 1 (1 week) “Just As I Am” Brantley Gilbert
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (7 weeks) ** “Play It Again” Luke Bryan
Country Airplay ** No. 1 (2 weeks) ** "Play It Again" Luke Bryan
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (1 week) ** "Somethin' Bad" Miranda Lambert's duet with Carrie Underwood

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News

Coldplay crashed in at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart (BB200) with GHOST STORIES, collecting its fourth No.1 album and the biggest sales week of the year selling 382,665 copies in the week ending May 25, according to Nielsen SoundScan.That bow trumped the previous largest week of 2014, when Eric Church's "The Outsiders" sold 287,668 in the week ending Feb. 16. It’s the fourth straight No.1 studio effort for Coldplay. It follows 2011's "Mylo Xyloto," which entered atop the list with 447,000. The group previously hit No. 1 with 2008's "Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends" (721,000 debut) and 2005's "X&Y" (737,000).

Brantley Gilbert scored his first No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as his third studio album, JUST AS I AM (Valory/Big Machine Label Group), landed at No.2 on the BB200 and at the country summit with 211,288 copies sold.

Gilbert previously charted as high as No.2 with his breakthrough second album, 2011’s HALFWAY TO HEAVEN, which crossed the PLATINUM 1 million-sold mark in April 2014. That album when it was first released on March 16, 2010 opened at No.112 on the BB200 selling 4,851 copies, the week when the #1 Billboard album belonged to Lady Antebellum’s monster NEED YOU NOW which posted 93,061 sales. “Halfway To Heaven” dropped off the BB200 after a week, returned for three more weeks in 2011.
Originally a release for Average Joes Entertainment in 2010, the album was taken by Brantley Gilbert to The Valory Music Company and re-issued with a Deluxe Edition featuring a remixed album and re-recorded version of “Country Must Be Country Wide” along with three other new tracks produced by Dann Huff. The deluxe version opened with sales of  50,822 copies on September 21, 2011 (chart issue week of October 1, 2011) making a No.4 BB200 re-entry and a #2 Country Album, taking sales to 185,377. By March 21, 2012 it had reached the ½-million GOLD status. It finally moved to Catalog status with an entry at #21 having logged 105 weeks on Billboard 200 (#4 peak). The chart week of May 31, 2014 Gilbert's "Halfway To Heaven" was still selling 4,500 copies (1,021,00 Total sales) and stood at No.68 on the Billboard 200 which was its highest position so far during its Catalog Album run.
Gilbert first charted on the independently-distributed label Average Joes back in 2009 with his debut album, "A MODERN DAY PRODIGAL SON" (released Oct 27, 2009). Some 5 months later by the time of the chart week of April 3, 2010 it was at #71 on the Country chart selling 554 copies (9,544 total)
Since joining Valory, Gilbert has notched three No1s on Country Airplay, including the new album’s lead track, “Bottoms Up.” Latest single “Small Town Throwdown” (featuring Valory labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett) climbed 28-26.

On May 19th Gilbert was surprised by his label with a #1 party and plaque presentation at his home in Athens. Big Machine Label Group Pres./CEO Scott Borchetta presented him with a RIAA certified GOLD plaque for “Kick It In The Sticks," and certified PLATINUM hardware for singles “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” and “Bottoms Up.”
Brantley did not make any major TV appearances during release week, he instead teamed with Harley-Davidson for a six-day promotional tour. It started out in Athens, GA and concluded Mon, Memorial Day (May 26) at Arlington National Cemetery. The ride was designed to raise awareness for the military charity Folds Of Honor.
The trek saw him lead a motorcade of motorcycle riders through 11 cities, making stops at retailers, concert venues and the Indy 500. He hosted radio remotes this on May 20th from his alma mater, Jefferson High School, where he spoke exclusively with PELLEGRINO for a “10 Questions” feature.  Brantley’s hometown visit wrapped up with a sold-out show at the Georgia Theatre, before embarking on his motorcycle ride.
Notably, since the start of 2013, only three country acts have seen an album sell more than 200,000 in a week: Gilbert, Church and Luke Bryan, when his "Crash My Party" album started with 528,000.

Watch Everything You need to Know About ‘Just As I Am’ in >> 60 Seconds by Taste Of Country Critic’s Pick Billy Dukes
Watch the JUST AS I AM album >> launch recap

Critical reception for Brantley Gilbert’s “Just as I Am”:
11 Tracks/ Time: 45:01 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes Smart Choice Music (Deluxe Edition) -

USA Today (Rating 2 STARS) Coupling '80s-rock machismo with backroads buzzwords, these songs play like set-list padding. Gilbert even says, "Let me see 'em lighters" at one point, right before a guitar solo (Brian Mansfield) Download:Small Town Throwdown

Allmusic (Rating: 4 STARS) ....Its title is a shrug, but it's also defiant, an admission that Brantley Gilbert can't be anything but who he is -- a stance adopted by outlaw country singers since the early '70s, or perhaps earlier....It's a muscular and knowing collection of contemporary country -- country that feels rooted in wayward traditions while still nodding at the conventions of Nashville.
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Unlike Eric Church -- a singer who certainly influenced this 2014 set -- Gilbert neither favors the sheer noise of arena rock nor celebrates the swaggering outsider stance of Church. Gilbert doesn't romanticize, which is what gives Just as I Am its
resonance: he's an unfussy songwriter, a singer without affection, a musician with good instincts that never celebrate his taste....there's a clear indication he knows what he's doing -- but he's not writing for an audience, he's inhabiting his time and speaking plainly and clearly, and that's why Just As I Am works so well; he's an outlaw with no desire to rebel, an insider who doesn't belong, so his music exists just outside of the perimeters of what is accepted and is all the more powerful for it.

Roughstock (Rating: 3.5 STARS)....Just As I Am finds Gilbert confidently showcasing even more bravado (“If You Want A Bad Boy”), swagger (“Lights Of My Hometown”) and — in some places — heart (“I’m Gone”) than either of the earlier records....Fans looking for an evolutionary record with the raw grit found on Halfway To Heaven won’t find that here but it is a confident, well-made album with much of what has made Brantley Gilbert the big rising star that he is and will keep his massive fan base completely happy.

(Associated Press by Chris Talbott) ...The tracks on "Just as I Am" follow the blueprint for modern country success. There's the drinking song — first single "Bottoms Up" is already a No. 1 hit. There's a song about his hometown called "Lights of My Hometown." He makes sure he defines himself for his female fans on the opener, "If You Want a Bad Boy," pays tribute to friends and family members that died too young ("One Hell of an Amen") and doesn't forget the all-star team-up ("Small Town Throwdown" with labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett)....If you have bought into mainstream country's modern sound, "Just as I Am" will be one of your year's biggest albums. And if not, well, settle in, this one's going to be on the radio for a while.

Under The Gun (Rating: 7/10)..There is no doubt that those who already dislike country music will not be moved to give the entire another chance after hearing Just As I Am, but the millions of diehard fans that already exist will likely find something to enjoy on Brantley Gilbert’s latest. It’s a strong testament to Gilbert’s staying power in an industry with more turnover now than ever before, but it also does very little to set him apart from other popular male country stars of the moment. By the end of 2014 it’s unlikely anyone will even remember this album came out, and if they do it will likely only be due to whatever single spent the most time on the charts and not because people are talking about what an enjoyable, cohesive experience is offered by the record as a whole. That’s surely enough to give Gilbert a few more years of touring, but he will need to innovate between now and album number four if he wants to remain in the limelight much longer.

For The Country Record (UK)..‘Just As I Am’ also allows plenty of opportunity for Brantley to show his softer, more emotional side. ‘I’m Gone’ feeds into a more country sounding vein with a mandolin intro, detailing the slow failing of a relationship, summed up by the hook line, “I’m not going… I’m gone”, insisting that the other party is still desperately holding on. Although it comes across slightly accusatory at times, there’s a depth to it that many will attribute to his broken engagement with Jana Kramer, and overall it’s a decent album cut....There’s a vulnerability and truthfulness to the seemingly autobiographical track that really sells it, and what’s more, a true country sound, showing us what he’s really capable of in this format. Of course, he could carry on with his Gun N’ Roses machismo and redneck sensibilities and make a ton of dollah, but the fact that this could have been the mantra of ‘Just As I Am’ yet he continues to fight his corner, means I’m still in his.

Average Joes Entertainment’s latest subculture Various Mud Digger 5 a collection of 13 songs for the mud-boggin’ folks made a debut at No.38 on the BB200 (#8 Country) selling. 
It features Average Joes artists including Colt Ford, JJ Lawhorn, The Lacs, LoCash Cowboys and Gunnar, Grizzly Boys and newcomer Sarah Ross (American Idol Season 12) and dropped on May 20th.
It's the fifth release in a series designed to spotlight country lyrics with hip-hop beats.
Various Mud Digger 5:
 >> Sneak Peek Track 1 
Colt Ford >> "Truck Step
Track 2 Cap Bailey >> “Dip-N-Brews

Critical reception for Mud Digger 5 :
13 Tracks/ Time: 45:38 CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Allmusic (Rating: 3 STARS)...The market for mud-bogging compilation albums is not a crowded one and country rap artist/entrepreneur Colt Ford has owned it since the 2010 release of his first Mud Digger collection. Why mess with a formula that works? Mud Digger, Vol. 5 has the rush of a Monster energy drink but goes down easy like a Busch Light, with 13 more country rock/pop/rap tracks by artists like Bubba Sparxxx, Cap Bailey, the Lacs, and Ford himself.

Outside of the Top 25 Country Albums saw 2 debuts firstly at No.36 from USA The Voice country runner up Jake Worthington releasing his set “The Voice: The Complete Season 6 Collection” (Republic). 
Secondly making a No.43 Country bow was The Garden Spot Program, 1950 (Omnivore) from Hank Williams. This release followed hot on the heels of the collectable 10" brown vinyl Record Store Day EP. 
The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, features 24 performances, unheard for 64 years. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired over 6 decades ago, and The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 collects material from the four of them now known to exist. From hits to standards to songs rarely (if ever) performed, this is pure Hank Williams, including playful, between song banter. According to the press release the songs have been fully restored to incredible quality and are more like being in the studio when they were recorded than actually listening to them on the radio! The CD packaging contains rare photos from the collection of set co-producer and Williams biographer, Colin Escott, as well as new liners. Also available on LP, the first pressing will be on limited-edition, translucent red vinyl (with black vinyl to follow), and contains Escott’s informative notes and a download card. “It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad. Great ones, at that! No one even suspected that these recordings existed. We partnered with Omnivore Recordings for this release, and I especially love it that they’re taking my dad back to vinyl.” said Jett Williams (Source & Full Track Listing - Omnivore Recordings Press)
Listen to "Love Sick Blues" & "Trailer" Available online: CD - Smart Choice Music -

In their second week at retail last weeks Country No1 album, Rascal Flatts’ REWIND fell 5-10 on the BB200 (1-2 Country) selling another 22,000 copies (down 64%). Dolly Parton with latest, BLUE SMOKE sold (down 78% on first week haul of 36,762) falling 3-36 on the BB200 (2-7 Country).

In its 106 week saw Miranda Lambert’s Catalog album album FOUR THE RECORD (RCA Nashville) making a No.185 Re-Entry on the Billboard 200 shifting another 2,200 copies to reach 992,000 sales since its November 1, 2011 release date. It could scan past the 1-million Platinum status as her follow-up album, aptly titled “Platinum,” hits stores June 2nd during her massive media promotion week.

2014 Country Album sales Year-To Date:
12,192,000 (Physical sales 7,996,000 (down 9%) + Digital sales 4,195,000 (down 16.0%)) which is 24.4% down at the same point in 2013 (16,118,000 sales)

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Placings

(Issue dated Chart week of June 7, 2014)
(Country Album positions #1 - #25)

(TW) This Week, (LW) Last Week, Co (Country Album Chart placing / Movement)

Billboard Song History
These were the chart topping songs during the last week of May during the 1970s:
1970: My Love (Capitol) - Sonny James
1971: I Won't Mention It Again (Columbia) - Ray Price
1972: The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. (Dot) - Donna Fargo
1973: Satin Sheets (MCA) - Jeanne Pruett
1974: Pure Love (RCA) - Ronnie Milsap
1975: Thank God I'm A Country Boy (RCA) - John Denver
1976: One Piece At A Time (Columbia) - Johnny Cash
1977: Luckenbach, Texas Back To The Basics Of Love (RCA) - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
1978: Do You Know You Are My Sunshine (Mercury) - Statler Brothers
1979: If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me (Warner Bros.) - Bellamy Brothers

Top 25 Hot Country Songs (week of June 7, 2014)

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:

  • Luke Bryan with “Play It Again logged a seventh straight week atop Hot Country Songs and a seventh consecutive week adding Streaming Gainer honours.  
  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood notched the highest debut in nearly 18 months as “Somethin’ Bad” (19/Arista Nashville/RCA Nashville) made a bow at No.5. The track topped Country Digital Songs thus becoming Lambert’s first leader on the list, and Underwood’s third selling 107,000 downloads following their performance of the song at the Billboard Music Awards.
  • Carrie Underwood also blew in at No.36 and No.20 on Country Digital Songs with “Keep Us Safe” (24,000 sales). She premiered the tune during a performance on CBS’ May 20 broadcast of ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops
Top 25 Hot Country Songs:

Luke Bryan with “Play It Again” stays at the Top of the Chart #1
Florida Georgia Line feat Luke Bryan with former #1 “This Is How Me Roll” stays at #2
Jake Owen  with “Beachin’” is up two, #5 - #3 p
Brantley Gilbert with former No1 “Bottoms Up” drops one, # 3 - #4 q
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood with “Somethin’ Bad” debuts at #5 NEW
Miranda Lambert with “Automatic” climbs one, #7 - #6 p
Thomas Rhett with “Get Me Some Of That” is down one, #6 - #7 q
Brett Eldredge with “Beat Of The Music” holds at #8
Justin Moore with “Lettin’ The Night Roll” rises three, #12 - #9 p
Rascal Flatts with “Rewind” falls six, #4 - #10 q
Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastion with “My Eyes” slips one, #10 - #11 q
Lee Brice with “I Don’t Dance” is up one, #13 - #12 p
Chris Young with “Who I Am With You” is up two, #15 - #13 p
Tyler Farr with “Whiskey In My Water” holds at #14
Keith Urban with “Cop Car” falls six, #9 - #15 q
Joe Nichols with “Yeah” stays at #16
Jerrod Niemann with “Drink At That All Night” re-enters at #17 p
Eric Church with “Give Me Back My Hometown” falls seven, #11 - #18 q
Lady Antebellum with “Bartender” debuts at #19 NEW
Dierks Bentley with “Drunk On A Plane” rises one, #21 - #20 p
Brad Paisley with “River Bank” floatd back four, #17 - #21 q
Billy Currington with “We Are Tonight” is down four, #18 - #22 q
Dustin Lynch with “Where It’s At” falls three, #20 - #23 q
Craig Campbell with “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” is down five, #19 - #24 q
The Band Perry with “Chainsaw” is cut down three, #22- #25

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (7 weeks)/ Streaming Gainer” ** “Play It Again” Luke Bryan
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.5 “Somethin’ Bad” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
** Airplay Gainer ** No.16 “Yeah” Joe Nichols
Debut No.19 “Bartender” Lady Antebellum
** Digital Gainer ** No.20 “Drunk On A Plane” Dierks Bentley
Debut No.27 “A Country Boy Can Survive” Jake Worthington & Blake Shelton
Debut No.31 “Right Here Waiting” Jake Worthington
Debut No.32 “Don’t Close Your Eyes” Jake Worthington
Debut No.36 “Keep Us Safe” Carrie Underwood
Debut No.46 “City Lights” Tim McGraw
Debut No.47 “If You Want A Bad Boy” Brantley Gilbert

Billboard Country Airplay Chart Week of June 7, 2014

Luke Bryan continued his record run at Nos.1 and 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, as “Play It Again” (Capitol Nashville) spent a second week at No.1. The #1 song logged 49.045 million audience impressions (+3.865 million; up 9% on the previous week) receiving 7,383 radio plays (+314).
At #2 Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll” (Republic Nashville), featuring Bryan, bulleted for a third week at its No.2 peak to date (46.755 million audience, up 5 percent). Bryan is the first artist to monopolize the chart’s top two spots simultaneously dating to the ranking’s inception on Jan. 20, 1990.
Bryan is the first artist to command all four of Billboard’s currently active country songs charts simultaneously. As “Play” crowned Country Airplay for a second week, the song topped the May 19 airplay/sales/streaming-based overall Hot Country Songs chart for a sixth week and Country Digital Songs for a seventh week and rose 2-1 on Country Airplay and 3-1 on Country Streaming Songs.
There are only two artists that have come close to something similar since 1958, when multiple country rankings were rolled into a singular chart, Taylor Swift and legend Buck Owens doubled up on their top spots. Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ hit No. 1 the same week ‘Red’ was released as a preview cut, rocketing to No. 2, in Oct. 2012. Owens’ ‘Together Again’ and ‘My Heart Skips a Beat’ earned him a double-whammy in June/July 1964, when the songs traded places at the top — and stayed there for three weeks.
"Play It Again" is about a song that helps two people fall in love. Luke says he and his wife, Carolyn, had one of those songs when they were dating in college. “Our go-to song all through college was an old Lenny Kravitz song called – (sings) I just can’t get you off of my mind,’” says Luke. “That’s kind of like Carolyn’s ‘Oh my God, that is her song.’” 
>> Press Audio

  • Tyler Farr with “Whiskey in My Water” (Columbia Nashville), sailed 11-9 in its 29th chart week to become his second top 10. Prior single “Redneck Crazy” reached No. 3 in October 2013.
  • Chris Young’sWho I Am With You” (RCA Nashville) surged 16-10 bagging the weeks “Most Increased Audience” logging 27.251 million audience impressions(up 29%), a gain of +6.073 million and received 4,348 radio plays (+503) in its 20th frame, marking his eighth top 10. Young has now tallied at least one top 10 each year dating to 2009, when “Gettin’ You Home” became his first of five No.1s (all consecutively through 2012).
  • Lady Antebellum with “Bartender” at No.27 took home the chart weeks “Most Added” trophy. The song received 1,014 radio spins (+688) thanks to 30 fresh radio commitments (ADDS), making a 43-27 stride in its second week. 
  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood claimed “Hot Shot Debut" honours with “Something Bad” (19/Arista Nashville/RCA Nashville), which started at No.48. Having performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards on May 18 it previews Lambert’s fifth album, PLATINUM, due June 3. First single “Automatic” continued its rise, shifting 6-4 in its 16th week - “I’m damn glad to have my spot here,” says Lambert. “I’m happy as a little lark. I’ve worked hard to make relationships with radio and my fans. It took a long time to get where I am and I’m thankful that people are responding.”
Women of Country 2014 Watch:
Miranda Lambert at No.4 ("Automatic") was the lone solo female artist in the Top 30 Country Airplay songs.
Kacey Musgraves #36, Cassadee Pope #37, Maggie Rose #46, Kelleigh Bannen #50, Leah Turner #52, Danielle Bradbery #53 and Lucy Hale #54 were an additional seven solo females in the remaining 31-60 slots, to make it 13.3% of the entire Top 60 chart.

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks) *** "Play It Again" Luke Bryan
** “Most Increased Audience ** No.10 "Who I Am With You" Chris Young
** Most Added ** No.27 “Bartender” Lady Antebellum
** Hot Shot Debut ** No. 48 "Something Bad" Miranda Lambert Duet with Carrie Underwood
Debut No. 56 "Cold One" Eric Church
Debut No. 57 "Like A Cowboy" Randy Houser

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart Week of June 7, 2014

  • Miranda Lambert's duet with Carrie Underwood, "Somethin' Bad" launched at No1 on the Country Digital Singles and at No. 10 on the all genre Billboard Hot Digital Songs with 107,000 copies sold, the biggest sales week ever for Lambert. The pair premiered the song on the Billboard Music Awards. It previews Lambert's new studio album, PLATINUM, which drops on June 3.
  • Somethin' Bad," a duet by the hottest female country singers (who aren't named Taylor Swift), was also the week's top new entry on the Bilboard Hot 100 at #39. The official credit is Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood. It's from Lambert's fifth major label studio album, Platinum, which is due June 3. That rather stiff billing was also used on Underwood's over the top 2011 hit "Remind Me," which was credited Brad Paisley.
  • As a member of Pistol Annies, Miranda was featured on Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here," which reached #12 last year. Underwood paired with Randy Travis for "I Told You So" (#9 in 2009).
  • Jake Owen with “Beachin’, at No.4 sold another 58,000 copies (up 21%) to scan past the ½-million GOLD certification mark
  • Lady Antebellum with “Bartender” made a entry at No.5 with fans downing 51,000 singles in its first retail week.
    Jake Worthington
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  • Jake Worthington “The Voice” Runner-Up of Team Blake debuted three tracks inside the Top 11. The first landed at No.6 with “A Country Boy Can Survive,” a duet with Blake Shelton (see iTunes Artist Page) Watch his performance of his take on Bryan Adams' >> "Heaven" and the No.10 charting cover of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting."

Jerrod Niemann’sDrink To That All Night” moved up seven places (21-14) boosted by a >> Pitbull remix (joint venture country-rap = ?) 
Women Of Country Watch
Only 2 solo female artists on the Top 30 placings:
Miranda Lambert with single "Automatic" in its 15th week moved 10-12 and Carrie Underwood with “Keep Us Safe” debuted at No.20

Dropping off the Top 30:
18 - Off the Top 50  Jake Worthington “Good Ol’ Boys”
29-31 Chase Rice “Ready Set Roll”
3 -32 Jake Worthington “Heaven”
26-33 George Strait “I Got A Car”
28-34 Luke Bryan “That’s My Kind Of Night”
25-37 Eric Paslay “Song About A Girl”
12-44 Sam Palladio It Ain’t Yours To Throw Away  

Top 30 Digital Singles in Country Music (published May 29, 2014)
 (LW) Last Week  (TW) This Week
*Numbers are rounded to nearest 1000th

Country Aircheck/ Mediabase chart

Luke Bryan with “Play It Again” (Capitol) moved 3-1 to top the Mediabase Country chart for the tracking week May 18th to May 24th. The song logged 7,633 radio spins (+349) and 60.317 million audience impressions (+ 3.568 million) from 149 tracking stations.
Congratulations to UMG Nashville SVP/Promotion Royce Risser, Capitol Nashville VP/Promotion Steve Hodges and his entire promo team for scoring this week’s #1 chart topper. This is Bryan’s fourth consecutive chart-topper from his “Crash My Party” album, which was released in August and quickly achieved PLATINUM status. The lead single and title cut from the album topped the singles chart for two straight weeks in July 2013, followed by “That’s My Kind Of Night” hitting #1 in October and “Drink A Beer” nabbing the top spot for 2 weeks (Feb 2 - Feb 15, 2014)  

Last week’s No.1 Rascal Flatts with “Rewind” (Big Machine) slipped back 1-6 logging 5,928 radio spins (-1,611). 
Congratulations to UMG NASHVILLE SVP/Promotion ROYCE RISSER, CAPITOL NASHVILLE VP/Promotion STEVE HODGES and their entire promo team for earning 37 MEDIABASE with Lady Antebellum's "Bartender." Those adds earned the "Most Added" title for this week. Bagels were due to be delivered to Capitol's office Valory’s office (May 28th) to congratulate the staff on their success.
For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 398 - May 27, 2014 [PDF File]
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #34
Event Venue City/State: Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Devil Makes Three The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel Nashville, Tenn.
Dates: May 16, 2014   Gross Sales: $289,630   Attend: 4,223 / 4,302 ( unsold tickets)
Capacity Shows: 1/ 0  Sellouts Prices: $125, $40 Promoters: AEG Live

Rank Artist: #37
Event Venue City/State: Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Devil Makes Three St. Augustine Amphitheater St. Augustine, Fla.
Dates: May 18, 2014  Gross Sales: $256,635  Attend: 3,719 / 3,802
Capacity Shows: 1/ 0  Sellouts Prices: $99.50, $79.50, $59.50, $49.50
Promoters: AEG Live

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