Sunday 29 September 2019

Country Billboard Chart News September 23, 2019

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of September 28, 2019)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (48 non-consecutive weeks) ** THIS ONE’S FOR YOU Luke Combs
Hot Country Songs ** ** No.1 (11 non-consecutive weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** “Living” Dierks Bentley
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (1 week) ** “1 1, 2 Many” Luke Combs & Brooks & Dunn

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of September 28, 2019)

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

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart
As Hollywood’s Bleeding held for a second week at No. 1, it halted the revolving door at the top of the tally, where in the six weeks before Bleeding bowed at No. 1, there were six different No. 1s.
Bleeding remains at No. 1 with 198,000 units, of which 26,000 were in album sales, 6,000 were in TEA units, and 166,000 were in SEA units. The lattermost sum easily makes Bleeding the most-streamed album of the week, and the SEA total translates to 220.9 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs during the tracking week.

At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, The Lumineers’ III started with 86,000 equivalent album units (of which 73,000 were in album sales). III is the band’s third studio effort, all of which have reached the top two of the tally. The group’s last album, 2016’s Cleopatra, bowed at No. 1, while their self-titled debut peaked at No. 2 in 2013.
III’s debut week sales were boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with The Lumineers’ tour.

Taylor Swift’s former leader, LOVER, dipped 2-3 in its third week, with 79,000 equivalent album units earned (down 25%).

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of September 28, 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.

Thanks to consumption units Luke Combs’ first LP, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU, rebounded 2-1 on Top Country Albums (#26-21 Billboard 200; 20,000 equivalent album units, up 6%; 2,000 sales; 120-week total 525,100). 

The set scores a 48th week at No. 1 and is now only two weeks from potentially tying the record for the longest reign in the chart’s history (which dates to 1964). Shania Twain’s COME ON OVER ruled for 50 weeks beginning in 1997.
THIS ONE’S FOR YOU was in fact the 7th best selling album in this chart frame trailing The Highwomen,  A Film By Ken Burns (Soundtrack; 3,900 sales), Sheryl Crow (Threads; 3,500 sales), Trisha Yearwood (Every Girl; 2,300 sales), Carrie Underwood (Cry Pretty) and Chris Stapleton’s (Traveller; 2,100 sales) on the Country Sales listings.
Additionally, Combs’ latest release, THE PREQUEL (River House/Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville) rose 6-3 (#58-43 BB200) in its 15th frame

Dan + Shay with their self-titled album (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) moved 3-2 (#36-39 BB200; 700 sales; 65-week total 158,400) in their 65th frame.
Morgan Wallen with IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Digital EX) moved 5-4 (#50-51 BB200; 500 sales; 68-week total 34,500) in his 68th frame.

Previous weeks’ No.1 The Highwomen (Low Country Sound/Elektra/EMG | Amazon UK - ) with their self-titled album fell 1-5 (#10-53 BB200; 8,100 sales; down 72%; 2-week total 37,100).  

Chris Stapleton with the 229-week TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) rose 7-6 (#63-62 BB200; 2,100 sales; Total sales 2,357,000).

Former 6-week non-consecutive week No.1 Jason Aldean with REARVIEW TOWN (Macon/Broken Bow Records) rose 8-7 (#66-76 BB200) in his 75th week.

Former No.1 Kane Brown with sophomore album, entitled EXPERIMENT rose 10-8 (#76-77 BB200; 700 sales; 45-week total 225,800) in his 45th week as his self-titled album moved 13-12 (#107-111 BB200; 800 sales; 146-week total 544,900).

Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with CENTER POINT ROAD (Valory Music/ Big Machine Records) climbed 11-9 (#93-87 BB200; 1,100 sales; 16-week total 81,600) in his 16th week.
Former No.1 Maren Morris with GIRL (Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville [SMN]) rose 12-10 (#94-107; 700 sales; 28-week total 71,700) in her 28th frame.

Outside the Top 10
Florida Georgia Line with CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (Big Machine Label Group) rebound 16-14 (#133-132 BB200; 700 sales; 31-week total 95,500) in their 31st chart frame.

Former No.1 Kacey Musgraves with GOLDEN HOUR (MCA Nashville) rose 17-16 (#139-148 BB200; 1,400 sales; 72-week total 260,100) in her 72nd frame.

Former No.1 Carrie Underwood with CRY PRETTY dropped 15-17 (#123-182 BB200; 1,500 sales; 53-week total 504,500) in her 53rd week.

Outside the Top 25

HARDY with 10-track HIXTAPE, Vol. 1 (Big Loud Records / TVM | Amazon UK - made a debut at No.35 (#13 Country Album Sales) with 1,300 sales.

Various Artists with Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns - Soundtrack (Legacy) made a debut at No.44 (#2 Country Album Sales; 3,900 sales).

Sheryl Crow with THREADS (Valory/Big Machine Label Group | Amazon UK - iTunes - fell 9-42 (#68 to off the  Billboard 200) but held at No.3 on Country Sales selling 3,500 copies (3-week total 26,600).

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

Corb Lund with the 8-track rock set COVER YOUR TRACKS (New West Records | Amazon UK) made a debut at No.23 selling 700 copies.

Lainey Wilson with 4-track REDNECK HOLLYWOOD (EP; Broken Bow Records | Amazon UK - made a debut at No.47 selling 300 copies.

Year-To-Date Albums
7,087,000 sales which is 29.0% down at the same point in 2018 (9,986,000 sales).
Album consumption is 37,674,000 units which is 6.0% up at the same point in 2018 (35,543,000 units).

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of September 28, 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:

Blanco Brown with “The Git Up” (Trailer Trap Music/Broken Bow Music Group/ BMG/Wheelhouse/Stoney Creek/Broken Bow) topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (dated Sept. 21) for a 11th week,

Matt Stell earned his first Hot Country Songs top 10 as his debut charting single, “Prayed for You” (Wide Open/RECORDS/Good Company/Arista Nashville), climbed 11-9 in its 36th week on the tally. On Country Airplay, “Prayed” hopped 9-6, up 19% to 29 million in radio reach. It also drew 4.7 million U.S. streams and sold 5,000 downloads in the tracking week.

Luke Combs’ new single, “Even Though I’m Leaving” (River House/Columbia Nashville), flew 20-10, marking his seventh top 10. After its official video arrived Sept. 9, the song scored 7.1 million U.S. streams (up 34%) and 9,000 downloads sold (up 34%) in the Sept. 13-19 tracking week, On Country Airplay, “Leaving” leapt 21-16 (14.8 million in audience, up 44%).

Ingrid Andress with her co-penned debut single "More Hearts Than Mine" ranked at No. 36 on Hot Country Songs. It rose 27-26 on Country Airplay, up 4% to 6.8 million in audience, while also sporting 2,000 sold (up 5%).

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (11-weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown
** Airplay Gainer” No.9 “Prayed For You” Matt Stell
** Digital Gainer ** No.10 “Even Though I'm Leaving” Luke Combs
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.20 ”1 1, 2 Many” Luke Combs & Brooks & Dunn
** Streaming Gainer ** No.27 “We Back” Jason Aldean
Debut No.47 “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” Miranda Lambert featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
Debut No.50 “Homemade” Jake Owen

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of September 28, 2019)

Dierks Bentley earned his 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Living” (Capitol Nashville) lifted 2-1 on the list (dated Sept. 28), up 12% to 39.5 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 22, according to Nielsen Music.
On the Hot Country Songs chart, which is fueled by airplay, streaming and sales data, “Living” rose 8-6.
“The dream is to write and record songs that are authentically personal to me, but also have commercial success; I want both,” Bentley told Billboard. “Usually, you wind up with a little bit of one and a little bit of the other.
But with ‘Living,’ I got it both ways. I got to write something that has deep meaning for me, a song with the importance of gratitude at its core. And I get to go out there onstage and pound my chest and sing it at the top of my lungs along with all our fans, who know it by heart thanks to country radio. That is the dream, and it came true with this one.”

The singer-songwriter co-authored “Living” with Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite and Ross Copperman. It’s the third single from Bentley’s ninth full-length, The Mountain, which was produced by Copperman and Jon Randall, and launched as Bentley’s seventh No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart in June 2018.
The set’s lead single, “Woman, Amen,” led Country Airplay for a week in June 2018. Second single “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) reached No. 2 in February.
Bentley landed his first Country Airplay leader with his debut single, “What Was I Thinkin’,” for a week in September 2003. He’s the 13th artist with as many as 17 No. 1s since the chart launched in January 1990. Kenny Chesney leads all acts with 30 chart-toppers.
As “Living” crosses the finish line in its 30th week on Country Airplay, he ties the ascent of “Say You Do” (2014-15) for his second-longest journey to the summit; “I Hold On” took a 31-week trip to the top in 2013-14. He made his speediest sprint to No. 1 with “Somewhere on a Beach”: 16 weeks, in 2016.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** “Living” Dierks Bentley 39.521 million audience (+4.168 million) / 7,971 radio plays (+921)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.6 “Prayed For You” Matt Stell
** Most Added ** No.16 “Even Though I'm Leaving” Luke Combs (32 ADDS)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.58 “I Do For You” Dillon Carmichael
Debut No.60 “Break It In” Eli Young Band

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of September 28, 2019)

The latest release from Luke Combs’ sophomore LP, What You See Is What You Get (due Nov. 8), is the 90’s country-inspired “1, 2 Many” (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville), with Brooks & Dunn. Released Sept. 12, the track sold 16,000 downloads in its first full week and launched at No.1 on Country Digital Song Sales (#5 New Entry Digital Songs. The coronation marks his fourth on the survey and Brooks & Dunn’s first.
Due to earning 4.4 million U.S. streams in its first full week, the track debuts at No. 20 on Hot Country Songs, representing Brooks & Dunn’s highest-career entrance among 64 appearances starting in 1991.

Combs was four places behind Lizzo with "Truth Hurts". Released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records it rose 2-1 on Radio Songs, up 4% to 116.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 22, according to Nielsen Music.
The track totals a fourth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, although down 12% to 27,000 sold, and rebounded 14-8 on Streaming Songs, up 1% to 29.4 million U.S. streams, in the week ending Sept. 19.

Twelve week non-consecutive No1 Blanco Brown with “The Git Up” (Trailer Trap Music/BMG/Broken Bow) slipped 1-2 (#5-7 Digital Songs; 14,000 sales; 16-week total 359,000).
Craig Morgan with “The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” (Broken Bow) climbed 4-3 (#19-18 New Entry Digital Songs; 9,000 sales; 2-week total 19,000).
Luke Combs with “Even Though I'm Leaving” (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) rose 6-5 (#28-20 Digital Songs; 9,000 sales; 10-week total 78,000) as “Beer Never Broke My Heart” climbed 7-6 (#29-24 Digital Songs; 7,000 sales; 20-week total 255,000) in his 20th frame.

Marshmello & Kane Brown with “One Thing Right” slipped 3-4 (#16-19 Digital Songs) in their 11th frame.

Miranda Lambert with "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" entered Country Digital Song Sales at No. 7 (#25 New Entry Digital Songs; 7,000 sold). It's a remake of Elvin Bishop’s 1976 No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 hit found Lambert joined by fellow Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019 acts Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King.

Luke Bryan with “Knockin' Boots” fell 5-8 (#27-33 Digital Songs; 6,000 sales; 25-week total 222,000) in his 25th week.
Old Dominion with “One Man Band” (RCA Nashville) held at No.9 (#34 Non mover Digital Songs; 6,000 sales; 14-week total 101,000) in its 14th frame.
9 non-consecutive week No1. Blake Shelton with God’s Country” (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) fell 8-10 (#31-36 Digital Songs; 6,000 sales; 25-week total 442,000) in its 25th frame. Additionally, Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins with “Hell Right” (Warner Music Nashville) slipped 11-13 (#39-46 Digital Songs; 5,000 sales; 5-week total 27,000).

Outside the Top 10

Jason Aldean with “We Back” (Broken Bow, BMG, Macon) moved 12-11 (41-43 Digital Songs; 5,000 sales; 9,000 2-week total). The single introduces Aldean’s album 9, due Nov. 22.
Matt Stell with “Prayed For You” (RECORDS, Arista Nashville) fell 1012 (#38-45 Digital Songs; 5,000 sales; total 91,000) in his sixth chart frame.
Kelsea Ballerini with "homecoming queen?" retreated 2-22 on Country Digital Song Sales (#7 - off the top 50 Digital Songs; 3,000 sales; down 79%; 2-week total 17,000).

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

September 23, 2019

Dierks Bentley Scores #1 Spot With 'Living'
Congratulations to Dierks Bentley, Royce Risser, Bobby Young, David Friedman, Chris Schuler and the Capitol promotion team on landing at No. 1 with “Living.” The song is the third single from Bentley’s “The Mountain” album. Songwriters are Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite and Bentley.

Living” (Capitol) climbed 2-1 logging 8,537 radio spins (+893), 51.66 million audience impressions (+4.318) with 27050 Total Points (+2368) from 157 tracking stations (157 ADDS) for the tracking week September 15 to September 21, 2019 and published chart dated September 23, 2019.

Kudos to Matthew Hargis and the BMLG Records reps on notching 49 adds for Florida Georgia Line’s Blessings”.  The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label)        TW       Total Historic Adds
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Blessings (BMLGR)  49         53        
CHRIS YOUNG/Drowning (RCA)            36         40        
ASHLEY MCBRYDE/One Night Standards (Warner/WAR)           24         26        
JASON ALDEAN/We Back (Macon Music/Broken Bow)   21         129      
DILLON CARMICHAEL/I Do For You (Riser House)        14         59        
ERIC CHURCH/Monsters (EMI Nashville)           13         101      
LITTLE BIG TOWN/Over Drinking (Capitol)         12         52        
RAYNE JOHNSON/Front Seat (Legend/Studio2Bee)       12         24        
KELSEA BALLERINI/Homecoming Queen? (Black River)           11         135      
GABBY BARRETT/I Hope (Warner/WAR)           9          65        
INGRID ANDRESS/More Hearts Than Mine (Warner/WEA)          8          107      
MADDIE & TAE/Die From A Broken Heart (Mercury)       5          91        
JUSTIN MOORE/Why We Drink (Valory)            2          4         
CRAIG MORGAN/The Father, My Son, And The... (Broken Bow) 1          5         
FOR KING & COUNTRY/God Only Knows (Curb Word)  1          1         
LAUREN ALAINA/Getting Good (Mercury)         1          1         
MORGAN WALLEN/Cover Me Up (Big Loud)      1          1         
NEONPPL/Love2Love (---)         1          1         
PARKER MCCOLLUM/Pretty Heart (MCA)          1          2

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly September 23, 2019, Issue 671   

For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #4
Event Venue City/State: Hootie & The Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies Colonial Life Arena Columbia, S.C.
Dates: Sept. 11-13, 2019 Gross Sales: $2,799,039 Attend: 32,179 / 32,179
Shows/ Sellouts: 3/3 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $129.50, $29.50
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #6
Event Venue City/State: Eric Church Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
Dates: Sept. 13-14, 2019 Gross Sales: $1,947,703 Attend: 17,081 / 17,081
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/2 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $149, $39
Promoters: Messina Touring Group/AEG Presents

Rank Artist: #19
Event Venue City/State: Miranda Lambert Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Conn.
Dates: Sept. 13-14, 2019 Gross Sales: $1,074,627 Attend: 12,143 / 12,928
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/0 (785 unsold tickets) Prices: $99, $79, $59
Promoters: in-house

Rank Artist: #43
Event Venue City/State: Chris Young, Chris Janson, LoCash Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, Texas
Dates: Sept. 7, 2019 Gross Sales: $493,568 Attend: 11,511 / 15,900
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (4,389 unsold tickets) Prices: $79.75, $25
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #55
Event Venue City/State: Toby Keith H-E-B Center at Cedar Park Cedar Park, Texas
Dates: Sept. 6, 2019 Gross Sales: $306,534 Attend: 4,101 / 5,097
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (996 unsold tickets) Prices: $147.75, $47.75
Promoters: Pizzitola Productions/Red Tail Entertainment

Rank Artist: #56
Event Venue City/State: Kacey Musgraves Starlight Theatre Kansas City, Mo.
Dates: Sept. 4, 2019 Gross Sales: $304,244 Attend: 7,200 / 7,200
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $65, $29.50
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #60  
Event Venue City/State: Maren Morris Radio City Music Hall New York
Dates: Sept. 6, 2019 Gross Sales: $255,198 Attend: 5,779 / 5,779
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $63.50, $53.50, $43.50, $33.50, $23.50
Promoters: AEG Presents
Latest Billboard Boxscore Chart

Saturday 28 September 2019

Emily Miller releases debut single “Avaline”

NASHVILLE, TENN. - (Sept 13, 2019) –  “Avaline,” the debut single by Emily Miller, a multi talented country, bluegrass, and gospel singer from West Chester, Ohio was released today for download and streaming on all digital platforms. The single was self-penned by Miller with production by Colt Capperrune and recorded at Dark River Studios in Nashville. “Avaline” is available on Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and more here.
“It was a pleasure to work with Emily on her first single. The raw and organic sound of the song fits Emily‘s powerful vocals well,” stated Colt Capperrune. “I think "Avaline" is a great introduction for Emily, I’m really excited to see where the song goes and what the future holds for her.”

Release Date: 13 Sept 2019

Label: Emily Miller

Time: 3:35

Genres: Country

Stream on Spotify, iHeart Music and more.


“I am so excited for the release of "Avaline". After being in Nashville for five years, going to college and being in the real world for a year now, I’ve never been able to share a piece of my story with the world until now," said Emily Miller. ""Avaline" will always hold a special place in my heart as the first part of my story that I was able to share. I hope that you enjoy "Avaline" and find a piece of your life story in her as well!”

We all walk a different road to find our true selves. Some roads look perfectly paved but they were once pothole filled and bumpy roads and that’s the inspiration behind "Avaline". The lyrics to this song share the story of a girl, who the world sees as perfect, but she has walked a “country mile” to get there and through that she’s found the person she wants and needs to be. The name Avaline means “wished for or wanted” which is the perfect meaning for a song about wanting to find your own self.

Emily Miller wearing a black Vocal Apparel dress and Gianni Bini ‘Danitza’ Snake Print Tall Leather Block Heel Western Boots (Product)

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About Emily Miller:
Emily Miller is a multi talented country, bluegrass, and gospel singer from West Chester, Ohio.  Her dynamic voice and guitar have entertained audiences in several states and in large venues including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Music City Center, Gatlinburg Craftsman Fair, charity events like Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital, College sporting events, and many smaller venue pubs.  

Emily’s unique style and artistic ability as well as her active engagement of the audience allow everyone to feel connected with her easy-going personality, catchy smile, and quick wit. 

The connection is instant and her smile when she tells you to strap on your sassy boots are sure to show the heart invested in her craft.  

Emily has worked with some of the best in the business including Grammy Award winner Tammy Rogers King, Tim Watson, Sheryl Crow, Michael W. Smith and other industry artists throughout Nashville exposing her to audiences she never dreamed of. With an old soul, Emily will deliver a classic country, today’s country, or a gospel tune in any of her performances.  You will tap a toe, pump a fist, and shed a tear from the heart with every performance.