Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Introducing Olivia Lane - first UK shows announced for February 2019


Nashville artist Olivia Lane, has just announced her first UK shows, including a London headline date at The Slaughtered Lamb on 6th Feb 2019, presented by Belles & Gals (tickets here) - more dates to follow.

Having amassed nearly 20 million streams for her music to date, and named one of Rolling Stone's "Country Artists You Need To Know", as well as being tipped as a rising star by the likes of Entertainment Weekly and iHeart Radio.

Latest single 'You Got Me' is already proving to be her most successful track so far: http://smarturl.it/olyougotme.

Related BLOG POST (Aug 2018): Olivia Lane announces long anticipated new single “You Got Me”


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About Olivia Lane: Olivia Lane is strong, dynamic, smart, funny and above all, an entertainer. Much of her confidence is rooted in her Texas upbringing. Her mother was a local Texas country singer that inspired her to sing and start writing songs at age 16. Olivia ultimately landed in Nashville, where her self-titled debut EP stirred interest throughout and beyond Music Row in 2016. Olivia bids influence to Linda Ronstadt and Carole King but has the production and energy of Shania Twain. “If I have to categorize myself I’d have to say I’m Pop Country. Growing up I was a musical melting pot, but country music always had the lyrics that drew me in." Most recently, Lane has been writing and recording new music with plans to release one song at a time directly to her fans, which Lane did with her last release of ‘Wrong Girl’ and will continue to do with the upcoming 'You Got Me.'

Ferris & Sylvester announce first-ever headline tour in February






















UK & IRELAND HEADLINE TOUR

FEBRUARY 2019

ALSO PLAYING EUROSONIC FESTIVAL

‘BURNING RIVER’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW




Critically acclaimed duo Ferris & Sylvester have announced their first ever headline tour of the UK and Ireland. Running through February 2019 it will see the band play nine-dates, with a London headline show at The Lexington on February 11th. Tickets are available now through ferrisandsylvester.com/tour

Regarding their forthcoming tour Ferris & Sylvester say, "It feels so surreal to be announcing our first headline tour of the UK & Ireland. We’ve done over a hundred shows this year across the UK and Europe, shared the stage with our heroes and met so many brilliant people. And now we get to do our own tour! We cannot wait for the new year, we have so much we want to share with you."

Ferris & Sylvester have been prolific names on the UK’s live scene and have played to thousands of people this year, with major shows alongside the likes of Jade Bird, George Ezra, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and many more.

They have played a number of high profile festivals this summer including BST Hyde Park, the main stage at Wilderness Festival and a sold-out show at Reeperbahn Festival among many others. Ferris & Sylvester have now been announced for their first festival of 2019 and will play at Eurosonic in January.

The duo recently released their new single ‘Burning River’, the first taste of an exciting new project inspired by their recent writing trips to Iceland.





Produced by Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen), ‘Burning River’ pulls together Icelandic chants, captivating percussion, blues guitars and the pair’s unmistakable harmonies. The result finds Ferris & Sylvester expanding their sound into something that is both their most raw and heartfelt yet.

The track has clocked up well over 300,000 streams on Spotify and its release has led them to receive continued support from the likes of BBC Introducing, The Independent, The Guardian and other tastemakers.

In just a year Ferris & Sylvester have been quick to capture the hearts of fans and critics across the country. Now starting 2019 with their first ever headline tour the band are gearing up for their biggest yet. Full Ferris & Sylvester headline tour dates can be found below:

FERRIS & SYLVESTER FEBRUARY HEADLINE TOUR DATES


Monday 4 February 2018 – Oporto, Leeds (33 Call Lane, LS1 7BT) £6.60 + booking fees
Tuesday 5 February 2018 – Poetry Club, Glasgow (100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG) Event
Wednesday 6 February 2018 – Eagle Inn, Manchester (
Website; 18-19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW) Standing £9 Event
Thurs 7 February 2018 – Cuban Embassy, Birmingham (23 St Mary's Row, B13 8HW) Event
Friday 9 February 2018  – Cavern, Exeter (Cavern 83-84 Queen St, EX4 3RP) £8.80
Event
Monday 11 February 2018  –The Lexington, London (96 - 98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB) Standing £11 Event
Tuesday 12 February 2018  – The Prince Albert,
 Brighton (48 Trafalgar Street, East Sussex BN1 4ED)
Weds 13 February 2018  – The Joiners, Southampton (141 St Marys Street, Hampshire SO14 1NS)
Thurs 14 February 2018  – Sound House, Dublin (28 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland) Event 13 Euro’s
ACCLAIM FOR FERRIS & SYLVESTER

“A rich and fully realised sound that leaves you pining for a full length.” Rolling Stone
“An overlooked masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.” MOJO

“Alt Simon & Garfunkel… dreamy pop with spikey sentiments.” The Guardian
“Something very special indeed” Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland 

FURTHER INFORMATION ON FERRIS & SYLVESTER
Having released two EPs, their debut The Yellow Line in 2017 and this year’s Made In Streatham, Ferris & Sylvester have received vast critical praise across the board, including being featured in high profile lists such as Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Top 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know’ and BBC Introducing’s ‘Best Of 2017’. They have received strong radio support from BBC 6Music, Radio 2 and BBC Introducing.

Their latest EP Made In Streatham has received over 2 million plays on Spotify, following great support from the platform who put its singles in a number of high profile playlists including numerous New Music Friday’s and charted at No.14 on the Spotify UK Viral Top 50. It also topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and continued to receive great support across the board of press and radio
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AmericanaFest UK 2019 announces performers and interviewees


AMERICANAFEST UK RETURNS TO LONDON IN JANUARY 2019
AWARDS SHOW TO TAKE PLACE AT HACKNEY EMPIRE WITH PERFORMANCES BY NOMINEES
CANADIAN MUSIC EXPORT AND THIRTY TIGERS ANNOUNCED AS GUEST HOSTS FOR SHOWCASES
BOB HARRIS OBE TO INTERVIEW THE LEGENDARY JOHN OATES















British Americana fans will be flocking to Hackney, East London for 3 days of conference in January as AmericanaFest UK returns for its 4th year. Two days of conferences and showcases are topped off by a third day of events and the coveted UK Americana Awards 2019.

As Americana evolves and the charts reflect the popularity of the genre, The Americana Music Association UK’s (AMA-UK) membership has grown rapidly and therefore the event has grown too. The conference venue is bigger, the talks will take place over 3 days and there will be an incredible 48 artists showcasing at 5 venues over 2 days! To top it all, the Awards show has moved to the iconic Hackney Empire. Bands attending the showcase also reflect the pull of the genre and are truly trans-Atlantic, coming from here in the UK and also the USA and Canada.

48 acts will showcase over two nights across four venues, all within walking distance, in the days preceding the Awards including South coast group TheSouthern Companion who are due to release new album, “Shine A Little Light” days before AmericanaFest UK takes place, English singer-songwriter Beth Rowley will bring her incredible voice and love of Blues and Gospel whilst New York musicians Gangstagrass will add their blend of authentic bluegrass and rap. London based folk rock outfit Treetop Flyers, Americana rock n roll artist Arkansas Dave and crowd-pleasing indie-pop band Coco and the Butterfields are also among the multitude of acts showcasing.

AMA-UK are excited to announce two guest hosts for the showcase festival; On the 29 January during AmericanaFest UKCanadian Music Export will present Canadian Blast at The Empire Bar and they will be bringing six brilliant Canadian artists to showcase; Leeroy StaggerOh SusannaHarrow FairKaia Kater,Madison Violet and Pretty Archie. On the 30 January, renowned Nashville label Thirty Tigers will be hosting the Moth Club (with artists to be announced).

Other acts confirmed to play so far are Bennett Wilson PoolSmith & BrewerAmber RubarthSam MorrowNicki BluhmMike FarrisEthan Johns and The Black Eyed DogsThe Hanging StarsNeilson HubbardCarson McHoneThe Hungry MothersWilliam The ConquerorMichaela AnneTrevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, Caleb CaudleAmy SpeaceMartha L HealyNoble JacksCaroline SpenceThe Blue HighwaysLucas and KingWild PoniesBirds of ChicagoJamie FreemanPolice Dog HoganAustin Lucas and Martin Harley.

This year’s artist spotlight interview will be conducted by BBC Ulster’s Ralph McLean chatting with Ray Benson from Asleep at the Wheel. Bob Harris will be in conversation with the venerable John Oates, whose recent album Arkansas pays tribute to American music’s roots. Following her incredibly well-received Guest Curatorship of Cambridge Folk Festival, US musician Rhiannon Giddens will be giving the keynote speech.

Giddens commented: “I’m very excited to see what the UK is doing with the genre of Americana, so I’m honoured to be the keynote speaker for 2019’s AMA-UK conference.”

Day one of the conference includes ‘AMA-UK AmericanaFest UK Welcome & Board Q&A’ followed by panels on 30 January which encompass many talking points within the genre - ‘Diversity in Americana: Breaking Down The Barriers’‘Oh Sister, Where Art Thou: Women in Americana Music’‘Americana in Film, TV & Games’ and ‘Are You Export Ready?’. On 31 January, there will be a song writing workshop, film and presentation, as well as the final panel of AmericanaFest UK‘Honing Your Craft At Songwriting Camps’. Panellists will include Ian Neil (Film Music Supervisor), Samantha Carew (Sky TV Music) and Ben Summer (Music Supervisor at Feel For Music), Matt Biffa (Music Supervisor at Air Edel), Emily Barker (Artist/composer) and Angela Penhaligon (Film, TV & Ads Music Supervisor) amongst other artists and music industry professionals.

AMA-UK are delighted to welcome Bluegrass Situation to AmericanaFest UK 2019who will be hosting a pre-showcase networking event (open to all wristband holders) with Southern Comfort on the 29 Jan at Night Tales  - presenting amazing artists Rachel Baimen and Chance McCoy.

The nominees for the AmericanaFest UK Awards were announced at the launch event last month along with the Lifetime Achievement Award winner Graham Nash who will receive their highest honour for his outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his career and life in music.


Eric Heatherly and Lindsey Stacey release new duet Somethin Stupid to celebrate recent marriage

Newlyweds Eric Heatherly and Lindsey Stacey Release Classic Sinatra Duet To Commemorate Marriage


















































NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Recording artist Eric Heatherly, best known for his rockabilly style of country music with hit songs such as "Swimming In Champagne," "The Wrong 5 O’Clock," "The Last Man Committed" and the Top 10 hit, "Flowers On The Wall," is celebrating the recent marriage to his long time sweetheart and fellow artist Lindsey Stacey.
Eric and Lindsey tied the knot on November 24th, 2018 at a private ceremony south of Nashville.

To celebrate the occasion, the newlyweds will release a new single together entitled, “Somethin’ Stupid”. It’s a revamped version of the classic #1 song from 1967 by Frank & Nancy Sinatra.

Heatherly produced and arranged “Somethin’ Stupid” hoping to give new life to such a classic duet. “It’s a lot more guitar oriented than the original orchestrated version” says Heatherly. “Lindsey and I loved recording this song together. She is an amazing artist and I couldn’t ask for a better duet partner, in music and marriage.” The retro sounding single is set for a world-wide release in honor of Frank Sinatra’s birthday, December, 12th. 2018. It will be released in the U.S. on the NashVegas Recording Co. label solely owned by Heatherly and on the AGR-Universal label in Europe and Asia.















































Eric is also working on a new album that will be released in 2019 titled, MATCHBOOK RENDEZVOUS.

The first single will be “The Road Song (Route 66 Revisited)” and will feature a video that was recently filmed in Las Vegas. He describes the full length recording as a five year passion project of vintage sounds laid down on all analog equipment, mostly captured live on 2” tape in his own historic music hall and event center, “The Ole Tennessee Opry”, located just outside of Nashville. When not performing in Branson or doing solo shows, you can catch Eric Heatherly accompanying his good buddy David Lee Murphy on select tour dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.

"Heatherly's style is the closest thing to Sun Records meets The Grand Ole Opry that I've ever heard." Academy Award winning actor - Billy Bob Thornton

Eric Heatherly on Tour:
DEC 17 - Christmas 4 Kids / Hendersonville, Tenn.
JAN 05 - Opryland Hotel show for UCWDC / Nashville, Tenn.
FEB 07 - Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland / Scotland
JUN 02 - Holiday Inn Resort / Panama City Beach, Fla.

About Eric Heatherly:
Eric Heatherly has celebrated success with hits such as Swimming In Champagne, Wrong Five O’Clock, The Last Man Committed and a Top 10 hit with Flowers On The Wall. Eric is also known for having co-invented and patented, “The Seat-Belt Guitar Strap,” which is the best selling guitar strap in history, distributed by Levy’s Leathers and sold at every Guitar Center in America. In early 2019, with all that design and retail experience under his belt, Eric is launching (with Lindsey) a vintage/vintage inspired online store called, ‘59 Flamingos, where customers can purchase anything from retro UFO turntables, vinyl records, memorabilia, rare and original vintage clothing, instruments and more. 

Eric & Lindsey have also been busy this year performing in the #1 rated TripAdvisor show, “Raiding The Country Vault” at the Starlite Theatre which earned them a band of the year award from the Brammy Awards in Branson, MO.

For more information visit theericheatherly.com or facebook.com/theericheatherly for the latest news, instant downloads, tour info, & cool merchandise.
For more information on '59 Flamingos visit www.59flamingos.com

Monday, 10 December 2018

Country Billboard Chart News December 3, 2018


In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of December 8, 2018)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (19 non-consecutive weeks) ** THIS ONE’S FOR YOU Luke Combs
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (2 weeks) ** “Speechless” Dan + Shay
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** “Lose It” Kane Brown
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (6 non-consecutive weeks) “Speechless” Dan + Shay

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of December 8, 2018)

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

The results of the Billboard 200 chart dated Dec. 8, which was announced on Sunday (Dec. 2), are being audited by Nielsen Music due to a processing discrepancy. Upon completion of the in-depth audit of data sources across streaming and retail, Billboard will announce any resulting changes that may affect chart rankings.
That seems to be the industry-wide refrain in response to the latest Billboard chart flap, as the Bible’s prior anointing of Travis Scott as #1 on its Top 200 after a squeaker of a race with 6ix9ine will now be re-run and may be reversed after a challenge.

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of December 8, 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.

Topping the weeks total consumption figures Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/ Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) held at No.1 (4,700 sales; 78-week total 368,800) to land 19 non-consecutive weeks at No.1.

Former No.1 Kane Brown with sophomore album, entitled EXPERIMENT held at No.2 (9,700 sales; 3-week total 128,600).
In its 104th chart frame Brown’s 10 non-consecutive week No.1 SELF-TITLED (released Dec 2, 2016) fell 5-9 (2,900 sales; 104-week total 481,600).
Elvis Presley with IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME made a re-entry at No.3.

Former No1 Dan + Shay with their self-titled album (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) fell 3-4 (2,500 sales; 23-week total 70,200).
Burl Ives with RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER rose 14-5 (10 chart frames).
Gene Autry with Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Classics lifted 16-6 (8 chart frames).

Chris Stapleton with the 187-week TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) fell 4-7 (4,800 sales; 14-week total 2,391,900) as his set From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) dropped 12-16 and From A Room: Volume 2 retreated 19-30 (2,600 sales; 52-week total 459,700).

Former No.1 Carrie Underwood with CRY PRETTY slipped 6-8 (8,500 sales; 11-week total 358,300).
Former 6-week non-consecutive week No.1 Jason Aldean with REARVIEW TOWN (Macon/Broken Bow Records) fell 7-10 (2,100 sales; 33-week total 448,700).

Outside the Top 10
Brenda Lee with The Best Of Brenda Lee: 20th Century Masters The Christmas Collection snagged the Hot Shot Debut with a No.11 bow.

Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with LIFE CHANGES (Valory/Big Machine Label Group) fell 8-12 (1,100 sales; 64-week total 304,100).
2-week No.1 Eric Church with his DESPERATE MAN (EMI Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville) fell 10-14 (4,600 sales; 8-week total 152,100).
Brett Young with self- titled BRETT YOUNG (BMLG) slipped 11-15 (1,000 sales; 94-week total 245,300).

Kacey Musgraves with the 2018 CMA Album Of The Year GOLDEN HOUR fell 13-24 (2,800 sales; 30-week total 118,100)

Holiday sets Reba McEntire with My Kind Of Christmas lifted 23-13 (24 chart frames), Brett Eldredge with GLOW made a re-entry at No.17 (15 chart frames), Blake Shelton with CHEERS, IT'S CHRISTMAS was up 39-18 (24 chart frames), Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood with CHRISTMAS TOGETHER pushed 29-21 (16 chart frames) and Lady Antebellum with ON THIS WINTER'S NIGHT made a re-entry at No.25 (15 chart frames).

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

Various Artists with COUNTRY FAITH CHRISTMAS, VOL. 2 made a debut at No.20 (1,400 sales)
Ward Davis with ASUNDER 4-track EP (Ward Davis Music | Amazom.com) made a debut at No.21 selling 1,200 copies.
34 New 1 - Lone Justice with THE WESTERN TAPES, 1983 (Omnivore Recordings | Amazon.com) made a debut at No.34 selling 800 copies.

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
14,144,000 (Physical sales 10,128,000 (down -22.2%) + Digital sales 4,027,000 (down -33.2%) which is 25.7% down at the same point in 2017 (19,047,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
43,664,000 down 27.7% at the same point in 2017 (60,403,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of December 8, 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:

Dan + Shay with “Speechless” (Warner Bros./ WAR) led Hot Country Songs for a second week after becoming pair’s first No.1 and the chart’s third leader of 2018, following Kane Brown’s “Lose It” and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be.”

Dustin Lynch added his seventh top 10 on both Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay as “Good Girl” (Broken Bow) climbed 13-10 and 11-7 on the lists, respectively. On the latter, the song hikes by 14 percent to 25 million in audience. Lynch first reached the top 10 in 2012, with the No.2-peaking “Cowboys and Angels.”

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (2 weeks) ** “Speechless” Dan + Shay **
** Airplay Gainer” ** No.10 “Good Girl” Dustin Lynch  
** Streaming Gainer ** No.32 “Whiskey Glasses” Morgan Wallen  
** Digital Gainer ** No.41 “You're In It” Granger Smith
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.47 “Bring It On Over” Billy Currington
Debut No.48 “Die From A Broken Heart” Maddie & Tae
Debut No.50 “Friends Don't” Maddie & TaeBillboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of December 8, 2018)

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of December 8, 2018)

Kane Brown with “Lose It” (Zone 4/RCA Nashville) ascended 3-1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated Dec.8), increasing by 6 percent to 40.5 million audience impressions in the week ending Dec.2, according to Nielsen Music.

On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, “Lose” rebounded 5-3. It crowned Hot Country Songs two weeks earlier (Nov.24), dethroning Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” (Warner Bros./Big Machine Label Group), which dominated for a record 50 weeks.
“Lose,” which Brown wrote with Chase McGill and Will Weatherly, is the first single from Brown’s second full-length, Experiment, which debuted atop both the all-genre Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts dated Nov. 24 with 126,000 equivalent album units.
“Lose” is the third total and consecutive Country Airplay No. 1 for the 25-year-old singer-songwriter.
“Heaven” led for two weeks in May, after “What Ifs” (featuring Lauren Alaina) reigned on Oct. 28, 2017.
Brown charted two prior Country Airplay songs: “Used to Love You Sober,” his maiden posting, which peaked at No. 35 in May 2016, followed by “Thunder in the Rain,” which reached No. 43 that November.
All five songs have been released by RCA Nashville, to which Brown signed in early 2016 after building a strong social media following starting in 2014, mainly by posting covers of songs by artists including Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson and George Strait.

Thomas Rhett rolled up his 13th Country Airplay top10 as “Sixteen” (Valory) pushed 12-8 (24.3 million, up 11 percent). The track, which Rhett co-authored, bumped 12-10 on Hot Country Songs.
Of his prior 12 Country Airplay top 10s, Rhett logged 11 as a lead artist — all of which have hit No.1. (“Small Town Throwdown,” by Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Rhett, reached No.8 in 2014.) Rhett has racked up 18 appearances on the tally, having first reached the upper tier in 2013 with his first No. 1, “It Goes Like This,” which ruled for three weeks.

Garth Brooks notched his 89th Country Airplay appearance — a total that includes 19 chart-toppers among 35 top 10s — as “Stronger Than Me” (Pearl), a tribute to wife Trisha Yearwood, debuted at No.56 (1.2 million impressions).
Brooks ties Kenny Chesney for the second-most career appearances on Country Airplay, dating to the chart’s launch in January 1990. George Strait leads with 98 entries. Rounding out the top five most frequent visitors: Tim McGraw (83) and Alan Jackson (82).
Brooks premiered “Stronger” with a performance at the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards that aired on ABC on Nov. 14. “Stronger” followed “All Day Long,” which hit No.11 on Country Airplay in September, and “Ask Me How I Know,” which last December became Brooks’ first No.1 on the survey since 2007.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** “Lose It” Kane Brown 40.549 million audience (+2.404 million) / 7,810 radio plays (+468)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.7 “Good Girl” Dustin Lynch +3.116 million audience gain
** Most Added ** No.33 “One That Got Away” Michael Ray (16 ADDS)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.56 “Stronger Than Me” Garth Brooks
Debut No.57 “Love You Too Late” Cole Swindell
Debut No. 60 “When It Comes To Loving You” Jon Langston 

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart
(Chart issue week of December 8, 2018)

Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) with “Speechless” held at No.1 (#9-12 Digital Songs; 10,000 sales; 23-week total 206,000) for a 6th non-consecutive week as “Tequila” dropped 3-5 (20-41 Digital Songs; 5,000 sales; 45-week total 471,000).
“Speechless” was eleven places behind Halsey’s “Without Me” which was steady at its No. 4 Hot 100 peak, while leading Digital Song Sales for a second frame (29,000, down 22 percent).

Kelsea Ballerini with “Miss Me More” climbed 6-2 (45-22 Digital Songs; 7,000 sales; 4-week total 54,000). Ballerini, moonlighting as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, performed the song on the show’s Nov. 27 episode. It lifted 30-25 on Hot Country Songs, up 32 percent to 4.3 million in radio audience, as it hopped 37-32 on Country Airplay and 8 percent to 7,000 sold.

Luke Combs with “She Got The Best Of Me” slipped 2-3 (#12-23 Digital Songs; 7,000 sales; 17-week total 284,000).

Jimmie Allen with “Best Shot” climbed 5-4 (44-38 Digital Songs; 5,000 sales; 10-week total 99,000).

Seasonal chesnutt Brenda Lee with “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” made a re-entry at No.6 (#44 Re-Entry Digital Songs).
Mitchell Tenpenny with “Drunk Me” climbed 11-7 (5,000 sales; 19-week total 154,000).
Former 22 non-consecutive week No1 Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line with “Meant to Be" (Warner Bros. | BMLG) held at No.8 (5,000 sales; 53-week total 1,354,000). 
Jake Owen with “Down To The Honkytonk” bounded fell 7-9 (5,000 sales; 14-week total 80,000).
Granger Smith with “You’re in It” made a debut at No.10 (5,000 sales; total 29,000). It marked Smith’s second Country Digital Song Sales top 10, following the No. 4-peaking “Backroad Song” in 2015. “You’re in It” is from Smith’s military ode, They Were There: A Hero’s Documentary, which premiered Nov. 30 on YouTube.

Outside the Top 10
Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne with “Burning Man” fell 4-13 (4,000 sales; 16-week total 96,000).

Chevel Shepherd with a cover of Kasey Musgraves’ “Space Cowboy” made a debut at No.16 (3,000 sales). Team Kelly's (Kelly Clarkson) Chevel performed it during The Voice Live Top 11 Performances.



Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

December 3, 2018

Kane Brown Scores #1 With 'Lose It'
Congrats to Kane Brown, Steve Hodges, Dennis Reese and the RCA promotion team on landing this week’s No.1 with “Lose It.” The song is the first single from his new album Experiment. Writers are Chase McGill, Will Weatherly and Brown. The tune marks Brown's third consecutive career hit, following the success of his two-week #1," Heaven" and "What If’s," featuring Lauren Alaina.




















Lose It” (RCA) climbed 3-1 logging 8,466 radio spins (+633), 52.081 million audience impressions (+5.092 million) with 27027 Total Points (+2138) from 155 tracking stations (155 ADDS) for the tracking week November 25 to December 1, 2018 and published chart dated December 3, 2018.

Luke Combs Is Most-Added With 'Beautiful Crazy'
And kudos to Shane Allen and the Columbia reps on landing 52 adds for Luke Combs’ Beautiful Crazy”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label) TW Total Historic Adds
LUKE COMBS/Beautiful Crazy (River House/Columbia)  52         77
RUSSELL DICKERSON/Every Little Thing (Triple Tigers)            44         46
BIG & RICH/Brand New Buzz (B&R/New Revolution)      22         22
GARTH BROOKS/Stronger Than Me (Pearl)       18         47
OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA)    15         126
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Talk You Out Of It (BMLGR)   12         83
COLE SWINDELL/Love You Too Late (Warner Bros./WMN)        10         54
KELSEA BALLERINI/Miss Me More (Black River)            9          106
MICHAEL RAY/One That Got Away (Atlantic/WEA)         7          142
BRAD PAISLEY/Bucked Off (Arista)       6          79
CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow)          6          117
KEITH URBAN/Never Comin Down (Capitol)       6          139
BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR) 5          124
CARLY PEARCE/Closer To You (Big Machine)   5          64
CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Love Wins (Capitol)      4          137
LAUREN ALAINA/Ladies In The '90s (19/Mercury)           4          60
PISTOL ANNIES/Got My Name Changed Back (RCA)     2          20
RUNAWAY JUNE/Buy My Own Drinks (Wheelhouse)      2          91
TENILLE TOWNES/Somebody's Daughter (Columbia)    2          45
RAELYNN/Tailgate (Warner Bros./WMN)            1          17

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly December 3, 2018, Issue 630 - Magazine View

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Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)


Rank Artist: #1
Event Venue City/State: Taylor Swift, Charli XCX Tokyo Dome Tokyo
Dates: Nov. 20-21, 2018 Gross Sales: $14,859,847 Attend: 100,109/ 100,109
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/2 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $148.44
Promoters: Live Nation
                                                 
Rank Artist: #2
Event Venue City/State: Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Broods ANZ Stadium Sydney
Dates: Nov. 2, 2018 Gross Sales: $7,686,564 Attend: 72,805/ 72,805
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $105.58
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #3
Event Venue City/State: Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Broods The Gabba Brisbane, Australia
Dates:  Nov. 6, 2018 Gross Sales: $4,338,127 Attend: 43,907/ 43,907
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $98.80
Promoters: Live Nation 

Rank Artist: #4
Event Venue City/State: Taylor Swift, Broods, Charli XCX Mt Smart Stadium Auckland, New Zealand
Dates: Nov. 9, 2018 Gross Sales: $3,617,593 Attend: 35,749/ 35,749
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $101.19
Promoters: Live Nation
                                                           
Rank Artist: #27
Event Venue City/State: Gregory Alan Isakov, Haley Heynderickx The Vic Chicago
Dates: Nov. 7, 2018 Gross Sales: $48,480 Attend: 1,425/ 1,425
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $39, $34
Promoters: Jam Productions
                                                           
Rank Artist: #40
Event Venue City/State: Elle King The Vic Chicago
Dates: Nov. 10, 2018 Gross Sales: $25,026 Attend: 776/ 1,000
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (224 unsold tickets) Prices: $32.25
Promoters: Jam Productions
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