Thursday 30 May 2019

Chase Rice announces UK & European Headline shows in January

Tickets for the ‘Eyes On You’ singer-songwriter’s tour go on-sale this Friday (31st May) at 9am BST

LONDON, UK – (Tues 28th May 2019) – Chase Rice has announced his much-anticipated return to the UK & Europe in January 2020 following a mainstage performance at C2C Festival earlier this year, and the two-week US country radio #1 for his Gold-certified viral hit ‘Eyes On You’ (listen here). The twelve-city ‘The Pint of Anything’ tour includes full band headline UK shows with stops in London, Glasgow, Belfast and Manchester among others, and his first foray into Germany and the Netherlands for a series of acoustic shows. Full dates below:

Chase Rice 
The Pint of Anything Tour (UK Dates)
Sat 11 January 2020 - St Luke’s, Glasgow (17 Bain Street, Glasgow, G40 2JZ)
Sunday 12 January 2020 - Empire Music Hall, Belfast (42 Botanic Ave, Belfast, BT7 1FQ)
Tues 14 January 2020 - O2 Academy 2, Newcastle (Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SW)
Weds 15 January 2020 -  Gorilla, Manchester (54-56 Whitworth St West, Manchester, M1 5WW)
Fri 17 January 2020 - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham (78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B5 6DY)
Sat 18 January 2020 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT)
Sun 19 January 2020 - Thekla, Bristol (The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB)
Tickets available on Ticketmaster UK  Friday (31st May) at 9am BST

European Dates:
22nd Jan - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
23rd Jan - Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
24th Jan - Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
25th Jan - Mojo, Hamburg, Germany
27th Jan - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

Looking forward to the tour, Rice said, “European fans are so passionate about music and they’ve been really good to us over the years. I can’t wait to head back across the pond for this tour and even get to visit our fans in some new places. It’s gonna be a party!” Check out the video for the UK version of his fan-favourite ‘On Tonight’ - taken from the Worldwide Deluxe edition of Lambs & Lions - featuring live footage from previous sold-out UK tour dates - watch here:

Country music maverick Chase Rice has become one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville, building a loyal fan base across the world through his energetic live shows and gaining the attention of music critics and industry professionals alike with his edgy, eclectic sound.
The North Carolina native released his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, featuring lead single and Top-20 hit “Three Chords & the Truth,” with new label Broken Bow Records in November 2017. Follow-up single “Eyes On You” has been certified Gold by the RIAA and is both Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist as well as the most-streamed song of his career with more than 130 million streams to date. His debut album Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, and produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified "Ready Set Roll" and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” After supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour, Rice consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his headlining JD and Jesus Tour, Everybody We Know Does Tour and Lambs & Lions Tour. He recently served as direct support on the Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2018 and following two sold-out acoustic UK tours in 2017 & 2018 and main stage appearances at the major C2C Festival 2019, he has extended his highly-anticipated current headline tour to include dates across Europe next year.

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Singer-Songwriter, Hayley Orrantia navigates heartbreak with the release of her latest EP, "The Way Out"

Photo Credit: Matthew Berinato

(May 24, 2019 – Nashville, TN) Trust can take a lifetime to build and only a second to break. Once you have that trust broken, it can be a long road back to finding solace. Country music singer-songwriter, Hayley Orrantia, knows this painful lesson all too well but found, through music, The Way Out.
Orrantia’s latest EP, The Way Out, debuts today and is available on all streaming and download platforms.


Release Date: 24 May 2019

Label: Snot Panda Music

5 Tracks

Time: 17:35

Debut #8 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#365 UK iTunes all-genres), then #5 (#273), then #4 (#251)

1) “If I Don’t”
Written by: Hayley Orrantia, Robyn Collins & Mike Miller
Produced by: Mike Miller

2) “Do I Come To Mind”
Written by: Hayley Orrantia, Robyn Collins & Mike Miller
Produced by: Mike Miller

3) “What Ifs & Maybes”
Written by: Hayley Orrantia, Chen Neeman, Pam Sheyne, Robyn Collins & Mike Miller
Produced by: Mike Miller

4) “Okay”
Written by: Hayley Orrantia, Robyn Collins & Mike Miller
Produced by: Mike Miller

5) “Missing Pieces”
Written by: Hayley Orrantia, Robyn Collins & Mike Miller
Produced by: Mike Miller

The EP chronicles Orrantia’s own grieving process following a very personal and relationship-ending betrayal of a former boyfriend. Through the catharsis of songwriting, she was astounded at how effortlessly her songs lent themselves to the commonly categorized “Five Stages of Grief” – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

“It wasn’t until I had a bunch songs in front of me that I noticed how each stage so clearly reflected what I was going through,” says Orrantia. She continues, “I then realized how several of these songs pinpointed each emotion so clearly.”

Orrantia’s hope is that her story may help to encourage others, in the modern dating world, to protect themselves and that if they do find themselves in a similar situation, to know there is hope waiting on the other side.

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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Olivia Lane announces EP & shares new song 'So Good It Hurts'



NASHVILLE, TN. – Rising US singer/songwriter Olivia Lane revealed her latest single - a feel-good song about young love titled “So Good It Hurts,” available to stream/download HERE.

The playful track sees Olivia bragging about her man while throwing a little fun-loving objectivity his way, boasting about his 'pearl snap' shirts, his GQ looks, and how he draws attention wherever he goes. “So Good It Hurts,” along with the acoustic-led “Hey 3AM" - which had multiple plays from Bob Harris on his BBC R2 show among other UK radio support - and last year's breakout track “You Got Me” will be included on Olivia’s upcoming EP The One, due out August 9th 2019 (pre-order here).

Release Date: 9 Aug 2019

Label: Big Spark Music Group

7 Tracks/ Time: 21:51

1. So Good It Hurts 2:43 pre-grat track

“This song is about being in a fantastic relationship for the last few years,” Olivia says. “Nobody cheated or didn't text back, it's simply about glorifying a great man and some good love. I want to be a person and artist who always celebrates love, especially self love. My upcoming EP explores my self love journey and the man that I fell in love with along the way.”

The official audio for Olivia Lane's, "So Good It Hurts” (Published on May 23, 2019) 17K views.

Olivia will be featured in an upcoming episode of NBC’s long-awaited songwriting competition series Songland, which solely focuses on finding the next songwriting hit-maker and features a celebrity judge panel that includes Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally, and Ester Dean - some of the best songwriters in the business today. Olivia will be premiering new music through the show on an episode later this year. Season 1 of Songland premieres in the US on May 28th on NBC.

Songstress Olivia Lane is a Houston-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer. She started entertaining during her formative years, and immersed herself in records by Shania Twain, Frank Sinatra, and Carole King for inspiration very early on. Garnering a loyal fan base after the release of her self-titled EP in 2016, Olivia has gotten widespread praise from major publications like Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, Billboard, Music Connection, and more in addition to a cumulative stream tally in excess of 18 million. With her 2019 EP The One set to be released in the coming months and a forthcoming appearance on NBC’s long-awaited songwriting competition series Songland, Olivia is poised to take the next step in her burgeoning career.

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Ashton Shepherd releases new song “This Heart Won’t Break”

Country-strong with a reputation for being undeniably real and true-to-self, Billboard chart-topping artist Ashton Shepherd announced the release of her highly anticipated new single, This Heart Won’t Break – impacting May 17.  Ready to reconnect with fans and reclaim her spot in country music, This Heart Won’t Break marks her first release since 2016.

Making her mark with the debut album, SOUNDS SO GOOD, Ashton Shepherd quickly became known for her genuine Alabama roots and unapologetic authenticity.  The former Universal Music Group artist not only gained glowing reviews from outlets such as The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, but she also earned a nomination for Top New Female Vocalist at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Release Date: 17 May 2019

Label: Ashton Shepherd Country

Time: 3:26

Ashton has the ability to connect with her audience and bring truth to her lyrics in an intimate way. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, she possesses quintessential creativity in inviting her fans to know where she is and has been in life through real and raw songwriting. This Heart Won’t Break proves no exception as an anthem of persistence from pain to empowerment.

With the release of “This Heart Won’t Break” on Friday, May 17 and more underway, Ashton Shepherd is eager to unveil music for her ever-constant fans.

The title track from Shepherd’s new album is a mid-tempo salute to resilience and resolve. “You’ve gotta keep your faith and stay strong, even when everything else in your life is going wrong,” she sings over power chords and mandolin, her Alabama accent coloring every last line. – Rolling Stone

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Caylee Hammack shares “Just Friends” & sets TV debut on TODAY

Singer/Songwriter/Producer Set To Make TV Debut on TODAY (May 29)

Nashville, TN - May 24, 2019 - Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack is sharing more music with fans today, releasing the head-turning new track “Just Friends” available to listen 
here. Co-written by Hammack with Mikey Reaves and Aaron Raitiere, the song manages to channel the tones of country icons Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton in the fluttery first 29 seconds. Co-produced by Hammack, that open leads into a guitar-driven core that pays homage to ‘90s-era alternative tracks by Everclear and Weezer. In the end, Hammack moves in yet another direction, closing with rich piano chording that comes direct from a gospel playbook. “Just Friends” tells listeners much of what they need to know about Hammack. She is all of those things – the country expressionist, the grungy firebrand, the spiritual seeker - pulled together in an intoxicating, yet cohesive way.

Release Date: 24 May 2019

Label: Capitol Nashville

Time: 2:49

Amazon UK - iTunes -

“We sat in the studio that day, bouncing between two extremely different melodic ideas I had started about the same theme the day before; inspired by the aftermath of a breakup I had recently gone through,” explains Hammack. “We finally decided to attempt to tell both sides of the emotional rollercoaster I was on by intertwining the two melodies into one song. I loved the idea of the clear juxtaposition between the two and how this song gave us a moment to tip our hats to the older country that raised us and the 90’s alternative music we all found solace in when we were teenagers.”

“It’s one of my favorites to perform live,” says Hammack, “I love to start crooning the opening lines at shows and watching people start to slowly sway, then snap back into focus when the electric guitars start screaming on the second verse. It shows both sides of my personality in a few minutes, which is cathartic for me.”

Hear more about the song from Hammack here:

Hammack is set to make her National TV debut on TODAY on May 29 where she will perform her “high-spirited” (Variety) single “Family Tree.” Also co-written and co-produced by Hammack, it was the most-added debut song by a female artist upon impact at Country radio in over three years. 
Caylee made her powerful national TV debut performing her breakout single “Family Tree” live. Available to watch HERE, the striking performance showcased Hammack’s vocal chops on the track that was co-written and co-produced by Hammack and was the most-added debut song by a female artist upon impact at Country radio in over three years.

Background on Caylee Hammack:
Caylee Hammack constantly felt like a self-described “hippie in a hillbilly town” in her tiny hometown of Ellaville, Georgia. “I used to pray every night as a kid, ‘God, just please make me different. Don’t make me like everyone else,’” she remembers. Hammack is indeed refreshingly different. And at only 25, she has already packed a full life into just a few years, using fake IDs to get gigs around South Georgia, turning down a college scholarship for a love that burned out just a few months later, sleeping in her car when she arrived in Nashville and then losing her home in an electrical fire. “My dad has always said that the most beautiful and strongest things are forged in the fire,” she says. “Iron is nothing until you work it in a fire. Glass cannot be blown without intense heat. You can’t make anything beautiful or strong without a little heat.”

Tested by the fire, Caylee Hammack has been molded into an artist with incredible depth and a powerhouse voice that can effortlessly veer from fiery and demanding to quiet and vulnerable. Her life experience and relentless curiosity have coalesced into a country cocktail that’s rooted in tradition but expands with shards of modern pop and rock. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story – bad decisions, secret affairs, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage – as she invariably turns the lemons of her daring life into sonic lemonade. Notching spots on upcoming tour slots, fans can catch Hammack on the road with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne and can be seen at country music’s biggest festivals including CMA Music Festival, Country LakeShake, Faster Horses Festival and more. Hammack has also been the noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets such as The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” alongside her “clever story telling that keeps it all in motion” (Rolling Stone). 

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CMA Artist Lauren Davidson releases new single "Live Laugh Love"



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2019) - Country Music Association (CMA) Country Pop Artist, Lauren Davidson, announced the release of her new single, “LIVE LAUGH LOVE". The song was co-produced by Grammy Award Nominee Bart Migal (Bjork, Jessica Simpson) and Cristian Camilo Castro (Musical Director, Guitarist, and cowriter with Davidson). Migal also mixed the track with master by David Browning (Katy Perry). The team has been together for several projects of Davidson's including her latest tracks Pouring Rain and To the Moon and Back (featured on the

Release Date: 17 May 2019

Label: Loaded Gun Productions

Time: 3:39

Popdust describes what "Lauren Davidson does is a smooth-as-silk combination of Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini, gently mingling in her own powerhouse gusto" and Audio Fuzz Magazine describes Davidson as "an early Patsy Cline or Linda Rondstadt; that I can do this myself attitude" and do it herself she certainly can!
LIVE LAUGH LOVE was co-penned with Castro and Nebraskan songwriter Jason Hamor. Davidson’s music pulls from the pop singer-songwriter genre, while also incorporating elements of contemporary country and rock, citing influences such as Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Grace Potter.
"I've been waiting a long time to release Live Laugh Love," explains Davidson. "Jason and I connected through social media and popped this song out pretty effortlessly. I've played it live a bunch of times and was surprised how much my fans loved the song. I knew I wanted it to be the next single after my Ballads EP. I love the energy of the song- it's sassy and strong."
The country singer gives fans everything she’s got when playing numerous venues around the country. Lauren has opened shows for some of todays biggest country stars including Old Dominion, Justin Moore, Carly Pearce and more. She was named Nash FM 94.7 Nash Next Top 10 finalist this past year and recently sang the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden.
Lauren gears up with the Official Single Release Show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on May 17th.
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Country Billboard Chart News May 20, 2019

Country Billboard Chart News May 20, 2019

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of May 25, 2019)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (35 non-consecutive weeks) ** THIS ONE’S FOR YOU Luke Combs
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (1 week) “God's Country” Blake Shelton
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** “Love Ain't” Eli Young Band
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (1 week) ** “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Luke Combs

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of May 25, 2019)

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

Logic Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'
Logic notched his third No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200) as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind debuted atop the tally.
The set started with 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 16, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 24,000 were in album sales. Confessions was released on May 10 via Visionary/Def Jam Recordings.
Logic previously led the list with Bobby Tarantino II (in 2018) and Everybody (2017). Logic made his Billboard 200 debut in 2014 with Under Pressure, which peaked at No. 4 -- his first of six top 10 albums (including Confessions).
Confessions’ debut frame was largely powered by streaming activity, as the set racked up 54,000 SEA units (of its total 80,000 overall units). That 54,000 SEA number equates to 73.93 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks in the album’s debut frame, which also made it the most streamed album of the week.

Luke Combs’ This One’s For You jumped 12-7, revisiting the top 10 for the first time in nearly a year. The album, which was released in 2017, was last in the top 10 (at No.10) on the July 28, 2018-dated chart, and peaked at No.4 on June 16 of that same year (following a deluxe reissue of the set).

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of May 25, 2019)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

Luke Combs with his debut LP, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) logged its 35th week at No.1 on Top Country Albums (#12-7 Billboard 200; 28,000 equivalent album units, up 5%) and moved into a tie for the fifth-longest reign with Taylor Swift’s FEARLESS and the O'Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. With those sets from 2008 and 2000, respectively, Combs’ 2017 album ties them for the longest rule of any title released this century. Shania Twain’s 1997 album Come On Over holds the record for the most time at No.1 (50 weeks) in the chart’s history, which dates to 1964.

Dan + Shay with their self-titled album (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) held at No.(#31-35 BB200) in their 47th frame.
Chris Stapleton with the 211-week TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) moved 4-3 (#53-49 BB200).
Morgan Wallen with IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Digital EX) climbed 6-4 (#62-51 BB200) in his 50th frame.
Former No.1 Maren Morris with GIRL (Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville [SMN]) fell 3-5 (#52 non mover Billboard 200) in her 10th week.
Former No.1 Kacey Musgraves with GOLDEN HOUR (MCA Nashville) fell 5-6 (#59-55 BB200) in her 54th week.  
Former 6-week non-consecutive week No.1 Jason Aldean with REARVIEW TOWN (Macon/Broken Bow Records) held at No.7 (#75-69 BB200) in his 57th week.

Former No.1 Kane Brown with sophomore album, entitled EXPERIMENT held at No.8 (#79-74 BB200; 27 chart weeks) as his self-titled album dropped 10-11 (#89-86 BB200; 128 weeks).
Former No.1 Carrie Underwood with CRY PRETTY pushed 23-9 (#77 Re-Entry BB200) in her 35th week.
Florida Georgia Line with CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (Big Machine Label Group) slipped 9-10 (#80-79 BB200) in their 13th week.

Outside the Top 10
Former No.1 George Strait with HONKY TONK TIME MACHINE (MCA Nashville | UMGN) fell 12-13 (#113-109 BB200) in his 7th week.
Former No.1 Brooks & Dunn with REBOOT (Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) fell 16-19 (#152-171 Billboard 200) in their 6th frame.
Former No.1 Brett Young with Ticket to L.A. retreated 18-21 (#188 – off the top BB200) in his 23rd week.

Outside the Top 25
Rodney Atkins with 12-track CAUGHT UP IN THE COUNTRY (Curb | Amazon UK - UK iTunes - his fifth LP and first since 2011’s Take a Back Road, which debuted at its No. 3 Top Country Albums peak, arrived at No.28 with 5,000 equivalent album units (#8 debut on Country Album Sales).

Atkins co-penned all 12 tracks on his fifth studio album — his first new music project since 2011’s Take a Back Road — including the lead single and title track, featuring vocals from the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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

Chely Wright with 5 track EP REVIVAL (Painted Red Music Group | Amazon UK - UK iTunes - ) made a debut at No.43.

Year-To-Date Albums
4,218,000 (Physical sales 2,946,000 (down -31.2%) + Digital sales 1,272,000 (down -24.6%) which is 29.4% down at the same point in 2018 (5,971,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
13,339,000 down 27.3% at the same point in 2018 (18,347,000)
Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of May 25, 2019)
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Blake Shelton scored his 14th No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and first since “Sure Be Cool If You Did” led for five weeks in 2013, as “God’s Country” (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rose 2-1 in its eighth week on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-driven survey (dated May 25).

“Honestly, I wasn’t even looking for songs or to go in the studio, but my producer [Scott Hendricks] called me one day and said, ‘I’ve got a few songs you need to listen to,’ and ‘God’s Country’ was the first one that he played,” Shelton told Billboard. “And man, it stopped me in my tracks. I called him and said, ‘We’ve got to record this now.’ I love the song and think it really fills a spot musically that’s missing in country music right now, and I’m so glad the fans like it as much as I do.”
The song concurrently climbed into the top 10 on the Country Airplay chart (11-10), becoming his 32nd top 10, with a 13% gain to 23.4 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. The song also surges by 26% to 26,000 downloads sold, although it dipped to No.2 after six weeks atop Country Digital Song Sales, and is up 6% to 10.8 million U.S. streams, despite a 2-4 retreat on Country Streaming Songs.

 Following its first full week of tracking, Luke Combs with “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) released May 8, romped 12-3 on Hot Country Songs. It became his sixth top 10, a total that includes the No.1s “When It Rains It Pours” and “Beautiful Crazy.”
His new hit bounded onto Country Streaming Songs at No.2 with 11 million U.S. streams, marking the best first full week of streaming ever for a country song. It topped the 7 million that Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” drew in its first full frame in February 2017. Combs performed “Beer” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 9.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (1 week) ** “Sure Be Cool If You Did” Blake Shelton
** Digital Gainer/ Streaming Gainer ** No.3 “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Luke Combs
** Airplay Gainer” ** No.8 “Love Ain't” Eli Young Band  
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.28 “We Were” Keith Urban
Debut No.47 “Southbound” Carrie Underwood
Debut No.49 “Ladies In The '90s” Lauren Alaina
Debut No.50 “Love That” Seaforth
Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of May 25, 2019)

Eli Young Band banked its fourth Country Airplay No.1 and first since “Drunk Last Night,” which led the chart dated Dec. 28, 2013 — as “Love Ain’t” (Valory) climbed 2-1 in its 49th week, up 8% to 38.6 million impressions.

The song completed the longest journey to the apex since Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That” took the same amount of time in 2014-15. The longest run to the top belongs to Chris Young’s “Voices”: 51 weeks, over two cycles, in 2008 and 2010-11.

EYB first led Country Airplay with “Crazy Girl” (November 2011), followed by “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (July 2012).

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** “Love Ain't” Eli Young Band 38.553 million audience (+2.828 million) / 7,893 radio plays (+573)
** Hot Shot Debut/ Most Increased Audience/ Most Added ** No.24 “We Were” Keith Urban
Debut No.59 “Love By Now” Riley Green 

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of May 25, 2019)

Luke Combs with “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) bumped 2-1 (#7-3 Digital Songs) on Country Digital Songs (26,000 sold), becoming Combs’ second No.1 on the list, following “Beautiful Crazy” (5-4; (#27-22 Digital Songs) which led for seven weeks.
It was 2 places behind Ed Sheeran and Bieber's "I Don't Care," released at midnight ET Friday, May 10 which soared onto the Hot 100 at No. 2, as it opened at No.1 on Digital Song Sales (77,000) and No.3 on Streaming Songs (34.1 million). No.1 in sales: Bieber added his ninth Digital Song Sales No. 1 and 30th top 10. Sheeran scored his fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10. Taylor Swift leads all artists with 16 No. 1s and 45 top 10s on the tally.

Slipping 2-1 Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus dipped to No. 2 on the Digital Song Sales chart. It led the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a seventh week (Total weekly U.S. streams: 143 million, "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 20, 2019 | 125.2 million, "Old Town Road," April 27, 2019). The track four weeks at No. 1, with 69,000 downloads sold (down 12%) in the week ending May 16.

Blake Shelton with God’s Country” (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) dropped 1-2 (#6-4 Digital Songs).
Morgan Wallen with “Whiskey Glasses” held at No.3 (#15-9 Digital Songs) in his 25th frame.
Luke Bryan with “Knockin' Boots” climbed 6-5 (#29-24 Digital Songs) in his 7th week.
Previous No.1 Thomas Rhett with “Look What God Gave Her” moved 7-6 (#31-29 Digital Songs) in its 11th week.
Kane Brown with “Good As You” lifted 8-7 (#32-30 Digital Songs) in his 17th week.
Lee Brice with “Rumor” moved 10-8 (#35-32 Digital Songs) in his 22nd week.
Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) with Speechless” fell 4-9 (#23-38 Digital Songs) in its 47th week.
Maren Morris with “Girl” (Columbia Nashville) advanced 12-10 (#39-44 Digital Songs)

Outside the Top 10
Kelsea Ballerini with “Miss Me More” rose 13-11 (#50-46 Digital Songs) in her 28th week.
Chase Rice with “Eyes On You” rose 14-12 (#47 Re-Entry Digital Songs) in his 13th frame.
Gyth Rigdon with a cover of Lee Greenwood's “God Bless The U.S.A” made a debut at No.14. He performed it on The Voice Top 8 Semi-Final 2019.
Keith Urban with “We Weremade a debut at No.15.
Dexter Roberts with “Here Without Youmade a debut at No.23 which he performed on The Voice Top 8 Semi-Final. 

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

May 20, 2019

Eli Young Band Hits #1 With 'Love Ain't'
Congrats to the Eli Young Band, Chris Palmer, Ashley Sidoti and the entire Valory promotion team on securing the week’s No.1 with “Love Ain’t.” The song is from their Greatest Hits, which was released in March. Writers are Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally.

Love Ain’t” (Valory) climbed 2-1 logging 8,661 radio spins (+901), 53.826 million audience impressions (+4.522) with 28379 Total Points (+3057) from 156 tracking stations (156 ADDS) for the tracking week May 12 to May 18, 2019 and published chart dated May 20, 2019.

Keith Urban Is Most-Added With 'We Were'
Kudos to Bobby Young and the Capitol reps for landing 120 adds on Keith Urban’s We Were”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label)        TW       Total Historic Adds
KEITH URBAN/We Were (Capitol)         120       122      
LADY ANTEBELLUM/What If I Never Get Over You (BMLGR)     115       115      
MICHAEL RAY/Her World Or Mine (Atlantic/WEA)          32         36        
RANDY HOUSER/No Stone Unturned (Stoney Creek)     23         24        
SEAFORTH/Love That (RCA)     19         19        
TOBY KEITH/That's Country Bro (Show Dog)     14         15        
BROTHERS OSBORNE/I Don't Remember Me (Before..) (EMI Nashville) 9          127      
CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Southbound (Capitol)    8          98        
THE CADILLAC THREE/Crackin' Cold Ones With The... (Big Machine)    7          8         
LUKE COMBS/Beer Never Broke My Heart (River House/Columbia)        6          155      
ZAC BROWN BAND/Someone I Used To Know (ZB Collective/BMG/Wheelhouse)            6          106      
CAYLEE HAMMACK/Family Tree (Capitol)         5          58        
JUSTIN MOORE/The Ones That Didn't Make It... (Valory)           5          145      
MADDIE & TAE/Die From A Broken Heart (Mercury)        5          45        
CAROLINE JONES/Chasin' Me (Mailboat/New Revolution)          1          35        
INGRID ANDRESS/More Hearts Than Mine (Warner Music)        1          2         
P!NK f/C. STAPLETON/Love Me Anyway (RCA)  1          4         
TENILLE ARTS/Call You Names (Reviver)          1          23        

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly May 20, 2019, Issue 653  - Magazine View

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Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #24
Event Venue City/State: Jimmy Buffett Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Alpharetta, Ga.
Dates: April 25, 2019 Gross Sales: $1,180,555 Attend: 12,022/ 12,022
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $146, $36
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #28
Event Venue City/State: Zac Brown Band Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, N.C.
Dates: April 13, 2019 Gross Sales: $790,836 Attend: 15,283/ 19,846
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (4,563 unsold tickets) Prices: $134.50, $29
Promoters: Live Nation
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