Saturday 30 September 2017

Little Feather releases SELF TITLED debut album on September 29

Ultimate free-spirited band showcases musicianship, personalities, 
ancestry and award winning social series

Premiering October 1 at 8 p.m. CDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2017)

Curb Records' award winning band, Little Feather, released their SELF-TITLED debut album digitally Friday, September 29. The Huffington Post says, "If you took a salt shaker and threw in some Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless and Little Big Town and shook it up, what just might come out is the sound of Curb Records’ newest act, Little Feather."
Music Row Magazine calls the debut "old school country soul."

On Sept 29 they were hanging out live with the one and only Bill Cody on 650AM WSM Radio at 9AM to talk about the album and play you a few tunes.
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The easy-going, fun-loving band has been blowing up social media with their innovative "Drive-Thru Concert" series on Facebook and YouTube. They literally pile into a van, order a meal, and then pick and sing their way to the drive-thru window causing impromptu reactions by employees who can’t help but start dancing and singing along with them. The videos, which have amassed over two million views, have gone over so well that earlier this month Little Feather enjoyed their first taste of success by winning a Silver Telly Award in the Music Video category at the 38th Annual Telly Awards that honors the best in film and video. In the same category, the band also won a Communicator Award. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.

The songs on their debut project, Little Feather, run an emotional and stylistic gamut. The ability to craft their own songs is something the band takes a great degree of pride in. 
Take a listen to their music and you’ll hear why this new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve, Country-meets-Americana sound caught the ear of legendary executive producer and Curb record label CEO, Jim Ed Norman.

Release Date: 29 Sept 2017
Label: Curb
Debut #111 US Country iTunes (#1040 overall US Albums chart)
11 Tracks/ Time: 34:05

The track listing and songwriters 
for the 11-Song collection, Little Feather:

1. Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y'all) - Liz Sharpe, Aaron Spraggs, Luc Nyhus, Will Rambeaux, Dylan Rowe, Sam Brooker
2. Try Me - Liz Sharpe, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux
3. Get Out Of My Sunshine - Liz Sharpe, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux
4. Diggin' - Liz Sharpe, Aaron Spraggs, Will Rambeaux, Luc Nyhus
5. Breathin' Air - Liz Sharpe, Sam Brooker, Will Rambeaux
6. Touch The Moon - Liz Sharpe, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux
7. Roll River Roll - Liz Sharpe, Aaron Spraggs, Will Rambeaux, Luc Nyhus
8. Bend With The Wind - Liz Sharpe, Aaron Spraggs, Dylan Rowe, Will Rambeaux, Seth Costner
9. ASAP - Liz Sharpe, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux, Aaron Spraggs
10. Waitin' On Love - Liz Sharpe, Will Rambeaux
11. Love Travels - Liz Sharpe, Matraca Berg, Lori McKenna

Little Feather stars in the new episode of the DittyTV Concert Series. Recorded in the DittyTV studios in Memphis, TN, the show will premiere Sunday, October 1st at 8 p.m. CDT. They perform several songs from their debut, self-titled album released today.

Little Feather DittyTV trailer:

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Country singer-songwriter Liz Sharpe, a.k.a. Little Feather, literally has music in her blood. From the tiny Appalachian town of Pikeville, Kentucky, she was born into the fabled singing dynasty that includes Loretta Lynn and Patty Loveless (her second cousins) and she has been making music practically since she emerged from the womb.
At age three she announced to her unsuspecting parents “Mama, I am music”, and her daddy promptly went out and sold his guitar and accordion to buy his daughter her first piano.
After years of singing and playing organ in the church choir she ran off to college in Australia (she wanted to learn to surf) and studied classical piano and composition for film. But like most country musicians she eventually retraced her roots and found her way to Nashville, Tennessee. She joined forces with her two best musical compadres and has found her musical home with her own band, Little Feather.
Evoking the ghosts of her Appalachian/Cherokee past, the modern-vintage yodel and stomp of Little Feather is the sound of Allison Krauss sitting in with Mumford and Sons in Fleetwood Mac’s basement. Country as cornbread but fresh as tomorrow’s twitter feed, Little Feather is creating quite a buzz in the Nashville music community and beyond. Liz Sharpe, the little girl from Pikeville, Kentucky, has come into her own as a singer, writer and performer and with Little Feather she has found her wings.

The organically-acoustic driven band is rich in heritage, connecting the young Pikeville, Kentucky lead songstress, Liz Sharpe, to award-winning traditionalist Patty Loveless and to the Queen of Country herself, Loretta Lynn. And, as if that wasn’t impressive enough, Shannon Campbell (guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmony) happens to be the son of musical icon, Glen Campbell. The rest of the band is comprised of Sharpe’s husband, Aaron Spraggs (drums), Dylan Rowe (bass player), Sam Brooker (rhythm guitar and harmony) and Pat Boyer (guitar and slide). - PHOTOS

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Kellie Pickler releases new song "If It Wasn't For A Woman”

Emotional ballad written in honor of her grandmother 
available now

Kellie Pickler's beautiful new song "If It Wasn't For A Woman," inspired by her late grandmother will bring a tear to the eye

Release Date: 29 Sept. 2017

Label: Kellie Pickler Productions
Copyright: ℗© 2017 Kellie Pickler Productions

Writers: Brian Bunn, Kellie Pickler, Kyle Jacobs
Total Length: 4:16

Nashville, Tenn. –Country music singer, songwriter, co-host of nationally-syndicated show, “Pickler & Ben Show,” and star of CMT’s “I Love Kellie Pickler” continues her streak of new milestones with her most personal release yet, “If It Wasn’t For A Woman.” Pickler co-wrote with her husband Kyle Jacobs and songwriter Brian Bunn.

The song was inspired by and written in tribute to Pickler’s late grandmother, Faye Pickler, the woman who raised her and continues to serve as one of the most important inspirations in Pickler’s life. Pickler notably debuted the song with Jacobs accompanying her on piano during a performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival. The song is available now for download and streaming and currently climbing the iTunes Country chart (debuted at #22 US Country iTunes; climbed to #14 (#57 iTunes overall chart).

“This song is so incredibly special to me…it means a lot to me to be able to spotlight the love of the woman who helped shape me into the woman I am today,” the country music darling shares of her grandmother Faye, who passed away from lung cancer in 2002, “One of the most beautiful things about this song is that this is real life in a song. I think so many people will identify with this sweet story.”

On Instagram she shared: “Being able to write this song with my husband and our dear friend Brian Bunn makes it even more special. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us. Much love and many blessings

"I close my eyes and she's right there / Barbie dolls and teddy bears / picking buttercups from the yard / putting them in mason jars / tea parties and pecan pie / make me think of her every time / yes sir, yes ma'am I wouldn't be who I am / if it wasn't for a woman / leading me by the hand / helping me understand / if it wasn't for a woman / teaching me wrong from right / praying for me at night / I'd be half the woman I am / if it wasn't for a woman."

Kellie Pickler's CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler,” is about to wrap it’s third-season, with her and her husband’s “sweet and silly shenanigans” (Entertainment Tonight) continuing the show’s successful streak of high ratings. The hit television series follows a “hilarious and so vivacious” (Hollywood Life) Pickler and her husband songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, and debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008. “I Love Kellie Pickler” returned for its third season in August of 2017.
Published by CMT on July 26, 2017: Kellie takes us through writing and recording her song "If It Wasn't For a Woman" with the support of her husband Kyle.

Published by CMT on Aug 18, 2017 Kellie shares her emotional new song with TV and Sirius / XM Highway 56 Radio Host Storme Warren.

Pickler also recently debuted as the host of new Nashville-based daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben”co-hosted by media personality Ben Aaron. The show, directed by the award-winning Joe Terry (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) launched nationally on September 18 to milestone ratings and ranking No. 1 in the time slot in the Nashville market. "Pickler & Ben" is produced by Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill, co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, Lisa Erspamer, and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company.
Kellie Pickler first gained fame at the age of 19 as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” She has gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums, including her Gold-certified debut SMALL TOWN GIRL as well as 100 PROOF, which Rolling Stone named the Best Country Album of 2011.
In spring of 2013, Pickler won the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars” and also released her fourth album, THE WOMAN I AM, with Black River Entertainment, which featured three songs co-written by Pickler including the title cut.
She launched her home goods line, "Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler," named after her grandmother in collaboration with the Opry Stores ( in 2015.  Pickler is an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having completed 11 USO Tours to-date.
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Friday 29 September 2017

Country Billboard Chart News September 25, 2017

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of October 7, 2017)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (2 weeks) LIFE CHANGES Thomas Rhett
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (33 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
Country Airplay ** No.1 (4 weeks) "Small Town Boy” Dustin Lynch
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (1 week) ** “What If’s” Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of October 7, 2017)

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

Foo Fighters score their second No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200), as their latest studio album, CONCRETE AND GOLD, debuted atop the list. The set earned 127,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 119,839 were in traditional album sales, which also makes the effort the top-selling album of the week. Concrete and Gold was released Sept. 15 through Roswell/RCA Records.
Foo Fighters previously led the Billboard 200 with Wasting Light, which debuted at No. 1 in 2011. In total, the group has notched 12 entries on the list, with eight of those titles hitting the top 10. The band premiered on the tally dated July 22, 1995, with its self-titled album, and reached the top 10 for the first time with its second release, The Colour and the Shape, in 1997.

Thomas Rhett with LIFE CHANGES, fell 1-3 No.3 with 39,000 units (down 68%).

Country duo BIG & RICH nabbed its fourth top 10 effort, and first since 2007, as its new album, DID IT FOR THE PARTY, arrived at No.9 with 27,000 units (26,225 in album sales). The pair last visited the top 10 with BETWEEN RAISING HELL AND AMAZING Grace (released June 5, 2007; Warner Bros. Nashville), back in June of 2007 with debuted and peaked at No.6 (#1 Country) selling around 103,000 copies). The duo first hit the chart in 2004 with HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR (released May 4, 2004; Warner Bros. Nashville), which topped out at No.6 (#1 Country).

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of October 7, 2017)
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.

Based on consumption data Thomas Rhett with LIFE CHANGES (Valory) held tight at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums selling 20,424 copies (down 78%; 2-week total 114,456).

Big & Rich with their sixth full-length album, DID IT FOR THE PARTY (B&R/Thirty Tigers) made a debut at No.2 (#9 Billboard 200; 27,000 units) selling 26,225 in pure sales in its first week (ending Sept. 21).
It launched at No.1 on Country Album Sales (outselling Rhett by 5,800 copies).
The new set marks the duo’s sixth Top Country Albums top 10.

The duo, Kenny Alphin and John Rich, made its highest Top Country Albums debut since BETWEEN RAISING HELL AND AMAZING GRACE began at No.1 on the chart dated June 23, 2007 (with 103,000 sold).
Previous set GRAVITY (released Sept 23, 2014; Big & Rich Records) made a debut at No.8 Country (#51 Billboard 200) selling 7,000 copies;
HILLBILLY JEDI (released September 18, 2012; Warner Bros. Nashville) peaked at No.4 Country (#25 Billboard 200) selling 16,457 copies in its debut week.

PROMOTION: The larger-than-life country duo rocked NBC's "TODAY Show" Monday, Sept. 18 and entertained fans on “FOX & Friends" Tuesday, Sept. 19. In addition, Big Kenny and John Rich went on a media blitz visiting Access Hollywood, Celebrity Page, People Now and many more. They will be the musical guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" October 2.

Critical reception for Big & Rich’s Did It For The Party:
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:48 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -

 “Big & Rich have always made a habit of pushing the boundaries with their sound......but these days, their harmonies and their style owe just as much to the old school anything. There's a cool throwback feel to "California" and a tender side unlike no other song they've ever done on "My Son." You think you know Big & Rich? Think again, my friends - they just keep getting better and better!”Chuck Dauphin, Billboard (Sounds Like Nashville)

Big & Rich Did It For The Party, but they also did it from the heart. Fun, insight and humanity make this an emotional party out of bounds.” – Mike Ragogna, Contributor, The Huffington Post

"Did It For the Party is Big & Rich at their finest. Staying true to their roots, and the sound their fans love, Did It For the Party proves Big & Rich are still willing to take chances, and grow as artists. Combining sounds that are reminiscent of country music at its core, with their own fresh, innovative interpretation, Did It For the Party will go down in history as one of their finest pieces of work." – Gayle Thompson, The Boot

In his second week Dustin Lynch with his third studio set, CURRENT MOOD (Broken Bow/Broken Bow Music Group) fell 2-3 (7-32 Billboard 200) selling 6,045 copies (down 77%; 2-week total 32,594).

Former multi-week No.1 Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/ Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) rose 5-4 (#35-33 Billboard 200) selling 4,496 copies (16-week total 115,168).
Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) rose 7-5 (44-41 Billboard 200) selling 5,387 copies (up 4%; 125-week total 2,070,500). Stapleton’s From a Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) climbed 15-10 (88-74 BB200) selling 5,845 copies (20-week total 519,400).

Kane Brown with self-titled KANE BROWN (Zone 4/RCA Nashville) fell 4-6 (#30-43 BB200) selling 2346 2,535 copies (down 7%; 42-week total 194,400).
Brett Young with self-titled debut (BMLG) rose 9-7 (#67-59 BB200) selling 2,724 copies (up 3%; 32-week total 136,300).
Sam Hunt with MONTEVALLO (MCA Nashville | UMGN) rose 10-8 (#70-64 BB200).
Jon Pardi with CALIFORNIA SUNRISE rose 11-9 (73-70 BB200) selling 1,773 copies (up 4.5%; 66-week total 182,500).

Outside the Top 10
Florida Georgia Line with DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG) rose 12-11 (#74-76 BB200)
Old Dominion’s HAPPY ENDINGS (RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) fell 8-12 (7-35 BB200) in their fourth week selling 2,630 copies (down 30%; 4-week total 43,883).  

In his second frame Kip Moore with SLOWHEART (MCA Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville) slumped 3-15 (#10-108 BB200) selling 4,022 copies (down 84%, 2-week total 29,033).

Maren Morris with HERO (Columbia Nashville | SMN) climbed 21-17 (163-145 BB200) selling 1,547 copies (68-week total 251,800).

Outside the Top 25

In his second week Toby Keith with THE BUS SONGS (Show Dog/Thirty Tigers) fell 6-28 (falling off the Billboard 200 from #38) selling 3,589 copies (down 68%; 2-week total 14,664)

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

Stephanie Quayle with LOVE THE WAY YOU SEE ME (Rebel Engine; Amazon UK - UK iTunes - rose 30-14 selling 2,407 copies (up 98% the 84th best seller in America this chart frame; total sales to date 3,800).

Radney Foster with 11 track book/CD combination FOR YOU TO SEE THE STARS (Devil's River; Amazon UK - UK iTunes - made a debut at No.35 selling 1,100 copies.
This is Foster's 11th album and contains nine new songs plus a new recording of his 1999 hit "Raining On Sundays" (also recorded by Keith Urban in 2003).

Year-To-Date Albums
14,331,000 (Physical sales 9,521,000 (down -15.9%) + Digital sales 4,809,000 (down -20.4%) which is 17.4% down at the same point in 2016 (17,359,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
50,697,000 down 23.9% at the same point in 2016 (66,584,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of October 7, 2017)
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Sam Hunt with “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) led for a record-extending 33rd week on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-driven Hot Country Songs.
Two acts achieve top 10 success on the chart for the first time.
LANco with “Greatest Love Story” (Arista Nashville) jumps 14-9, buoyed by multiple new chart peaks: It logged a 22% hike to 16,000 downloads sold, romping 9-5 on Country Digital Song Sales; increased 13% to 3.3 million U.S. streams to lift 18-16 on Country Streaming Songs; and gained by 12% to 17.9 million in radio audience as it rose 17-15 on Country Airplay. “Story” is the band’s second charted single, following “Long Live Tonight,” which peaked at Nos. 32 and 46, respectively, on Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs.
Carly Pearce with debut single, “Every Little Thing” (Big Machine), pushed 12-10 on Hot Country Songs. It entered the top 10 on Country Digital Song Sales for the first time (12-9; up 16% to 11,000 sold) and returned to its high on Country Airplay (10-9; increasing 10% to 26.1 million).

Chris Stapleton with "Broken Halos" jumped 40-31 on Hot Country Songs, up 43% with 5,000 downloads sold, 38% to 2.1 million U.S. streams (See Country Streaming Songs Chart dated Oct 7, 2017) and 22% to 4.2 million in radio audience. Stapleton was one of many country artists who took part in the Sept. 12 Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief Telethon TV broadcast.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (33 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
** Airplay Gainer” No.14 “I'll Name The Dogs” Blake Shelton
** Digital Gainer/ Streaming Gainer ** No.18 “Losing Sleep” Chris Young  
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.40 “Better Me” Montgomery Gentry

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of October 7, 2017)

Marking a first for 2017, the same song dominating Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 7) for four weeks.
Dustin Lynch with “Small Town Boy” (Broken Bow) led the Country Airplay chart for a fourth week, earning 42.5 million audience impressions (down 4%) in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music.
Boy” scores the longest No. 1 stay since Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” reigned for six frames starting on the survey dated Jan. 2, 2016.
“Sometimes you have a song that everyone knows is the right one: the artist, label, radio and listeners,” Broken Bow Records vp promotion Lee Adams tells Billboard. “Clearly, ‘Boy’ is that song.”

The track, written by Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Kyle Fishman, is Lynch’s fifth total and consecutive Country Airplay No. 1 among six top 10s. His debut hit, “Cowboys and Angels,” reached No. 2 in 2012.
“Boy” “is the perfect song for the core country audience, and it connected immediately,” says WYCD Detroit PD Tim Roberts. “It tested power from day one and is just a rare song that never burns. I could play it for another eight weeks in heavy rotation.”
 “Boy” is now halfway to the longest roll at No. 1 in the Country Airplay chart’s 27-year history: eight weeks. Two songs have accomplished that feat — Lonestar’s 1999 smash “Amazed” and Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (2003).

Chris Janson notched his second Country Airplay top 10 as “Fix a Drink” (Warner Bros./WAR) pushed 11-10 (23.5 million, up 12 percent). It follows 2015’s No.3-peaking “Buy Me a Boat.”

Miranda Lambert with her CMA Single and Song of the Year nominated ballad "Tin Man" climbed 30-26 in its 23rd week on Hot Country Songs. It was supported by its 30-28 bump (7.1 million, up 13%) to a new Country Airplay peak and a 12% sales hike (to 6,000) as it rose 24-21 on Country Digital Song Sales. The song also gained by 7% to 1.2 million U.S. streams.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (4 weeks) *** "Small Town Boy” Dustin Lynch 45.639 million audience (+2.967 million) / 7,881 radio plays (+590)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.18 “I'll Name The Dogs” Blake Shelton 14.283 million audience gain
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.54 “Make A Little” Midland
Debut No.60 “Better Me” Montgomery Gentry

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart
(Chart issue week of October 7, 2017)

Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina with “What If’s” climbed 3-1 (#19-17 Digital Songs; 25,000 sales; 19-week total 371,000) to top the Country Digital Singles Chart, his second leader.
On the all genre list it was 16 places behind Post Malone's "Rockstar" which blasted onto the Hot 100 at No.2, marking the rapper's second Hot 100 top 10. It debuted at No.1 on both Streaming Songs (44.1 million) and Digital Song Sales (80,000 sales).
Kane Brown with Found You” (Zone 4/RCA Nashville) which was the previous week’s No.1 slumped 1-25 (6,000 sales; down 82%; 2-week total 40,000)

Sam Hunt with his 31 non-consecutive week No1 “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) rose 4-2 (#20-21 Digital Songs; 20,000 sales; 34-week total 1,663,000).
Luke Combs with “When It Rains It Pours” (River House | Columbia Nashville) rose 6-3 (#30-27 Digital Songs; 17,000 sales; up 13%; 11-week total 170,000).
Thomas Rhett with “Unforgettable” (Valory) rose 10-4 (#29 re-entry Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; up 60%; 8-week total 120,000).
LANco with “Greatest Love Story” (Arista Nashville) rose 9-5 (#37-30 Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; up 23%; 12-week total 236,000).
Dustin Lynch with “Small Town Boy” fell 5-6 (#23-31 Digital Songs; 17,000 sales; down 6%; 31-week total 393,000).
Blake Shelton with “I'll Name The Dogs” (Warner Bros) fell 2-7 (#18-42 Digital Songs; 13,000 sales; down 52%; 2-week total 40,000).
Jon Pardi with “Heartache On The Dancefloor” rose 11-8 (#44 re-entry Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; up 20%; 14-week total 191,000).
Carly Pearce with Every Little Thing” (Big Machine) climbed 12-9 (#50 entry Digital Songs 11,000 sales; up 22%; 14-week total 233,000).

Following the emotional farewell for the late Troy Gentry Thursday (Sept 14, 2017), the other half of country music’s Montgomery Gentry, Eddie Montgomery, released new song called “Better Me.” It made a debut at No.10 selling 10,000 downloads. The song was played at the end of the singer’s memorial which took place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, which was attended by 1,500 family, friends and fans.

Outside the Top 10
Brett Young with “In Case You Didn’t Know” rose 13-11 (9,000 sales; 51-week total 911,000).
Luke Bryan with “Light It Up” (Capitol Nashville) rose 15-14 (8,000 sales; 5-week total 64,000).
Midland with “Drinkin’ Problem” fell 14-15 (8,000 sales; 23-week total 321,000).
Thomas Rhett with “Marry Me” in his second week fell 7-23 (6,000 sales; down 57%; 2-week total 21,000) selling 14,000 downloads.

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

25 Sept 2017

Jon Pardi Hits #1 With 'Heartache On The Dance Floor'
Congratulations to Capitol Nashville's Jon Pardi, who scored the #1 spot on the MEDIABASE Country singles chart with his single, "Heartache On The Dance Floor." Writers are Jon, Brice Long and Bart Butler.
This is Pardi's third consecutive #1, following the success of "Dirt On My Boots" in March (March 27) and "Head Over Boots" last August (August 15, 2016).
“It’s been really fun to watch it just kind of soar up, and program directors and fans and country stations across the country just loving it – ‘That’s my favorite song on the record,’ along with every other song they say, ‘I love that too.’ It’s just been really cool,” says Jon. “I pushed for ‘Heartache’ ‘cause I thought it was a cool summer song.”

"Heartache On The Dance Floor” (Capitol) logged 8,661 radio spins (+726) and 56.757 million audience impressions (+3.755 million) with 25739 Total Points (+2101) from 159 tracking stations for the tracking week September 17 to September 23, 2017 and published chart September 25th 2017.

Midland Is Most-Added With 'Make A Little'
Congratulations to Big Machine Records' Midland, who earned 48 MEDIABASE adds this week with their single, "Make A Little". The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Big Machine Records: Midland-Most Added "Make A Little" 48 Mediabase adds

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label)          TW Total Historic Adds
MIDLAND/Make A Little (Big Machine)    48         64        
LADY ANTEBELLUM/Heart Break (Capitol)        26         30        
RUNAWAY JUNE/Wild West (Wheelhouse)         24         28        
OLD DOMINION/Written In The Sand (RCA)       17         55        
BILLY CURRINGTON/Wake Me Up (Mercury)     13         44        
RONNIE DUNN/That's Why They Make Jack... (Nash Icon/Valory)           10         10        
BRETT YOUNG/Like I Loved You (BMLGR)        9          153      
JUSTIN MOORE/Kinda Don't Care (Valory)        9          42        
BLAKE SHELTON/I'll Name The Dogs (Warner Bros./WMN)        8          154      
WALKER HAYES/You Broke Up With Me (Monument/Arista)       8
DANIELLE BRADBERY/Sway (BMLGR) 3          55        
KELSEA BALLERINI/Legends (Black River)        2          128      
LAUREN ALAINA/Doin' Fine (19/Interscope/Mercury)      2          101      
MIRANDA LAMBERT/Tin Man (RCA)     1          131      
RAELYNN/Lonely Call (Warner Bros./WMN)       1          45

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 569 - Sept 25, 2017 [PDF File] Magazine View
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #32
Event Venue City/State: Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, Ind.          
Dates: July 22, 2017 Gross Sales: $720,386 Attend: 24,560/ 24,560
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $72, $62, $47, $20
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #62
Event Venue City/State: Alan Jackson U.S. Cellular Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dates: Sept. 9, 2017 Gross Sales: $267,994 Attend: 3,590/ 5,145
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (1,555 unsold tickets) Prices: $122, $39
Promoters: VenuWorks

Rank Artist: #78
Event Venue City/State: Alison Krauss & David Gray Hershey Theatre Hershey, Pa.
Dates: Sept. 18, 2017 Gross Sales: $180,763 Attend: 1,859/ 1,859
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $125, $69.50
Promoters: NS2/Frank Productions       

Rank Artist: #122
Event Venue City/State: Billy Currington Hampton Beach Casino Hampton, N.H.
Dates: May 13, 2017 Gross Sales: $82,308 Attend: 2,166/ 2,263
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (97 unsold tickets) Prices: $35
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #127
Event Venue City/State: Jennifer Nettles Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Boone, N.C.
Dates: July 15, 2017 Gross Sales: $77,294 Attend: 1,648/ 1,673
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (25 unsold tickets) Prices: $60, $54, $40
Promoters: in-house

Rank Artist: #142
Event Venue City/State: Kacey Musgraves Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Boone, N.C.
Dates: June 27, 2017 Gross Sales: $53,562 Attend: 2,242/ 6,500
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (4,258 unsold tickets) Prices: $38, $35, $5
Promoters: in-house

Rank Artist: #167
Event Venue City/State: Tanya Tucker, Sammy Kershaw Rialto Square Theatre Joliet, Ill.
Dates: Sept. 15, 2017 Gross Sales: $28,350 Attend: 582/ 1,039
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (457 unsold tickets) Prices: $60, $30
Promoters: WCCQ                                

Rank Artist: #177
Event Venue City/State: Jerry Douglas, Mipso Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Boone, N.C.
Dates: Aug. 6, 2017 Gross Sales: $17,940 Attend: 979/ 1,673
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (694 unsold tickets) Prices: $28, $20
Promoters: in-house

Rank Artist: #198
Event Venue City/State: Aaron Watson, Delta Rae, Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys Majestic Theatre Detroit, Mich.
Dates: Sept. 21, 2017 Gross Sales: $4,548 Attend: 237/ 1,000
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (763 unsold tickets) Prices: $30, $20, $9.95
Promoters: AEG Presents         

Rank Artist: #202
Event Venue City/State: The Quebe Sisters, Ken Yates Sellersville Theater 1894            Sellersville, Pa.
Dates: Sept. 22, 2017 Gross Sales: $4,061 Attend: 148/ 320
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (172 unsold tickets) Prices: $40, $25
Promoters: in-house
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