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Country Update
Country Update
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Global Release Date Leads To
Uncertainty In America’s Country
It’s a sure bet that at least one Alan Jackson fan somewhere
in the United States will wander into a retail store on July 14
looking for his new album, Angels and Alcohol. And that fan
will be surprised — maybe even a little miffed — to discover
it’s not available, even though
it’s released this week.
Consumers have been trained
for decades to expect new albums to hit the street on Tuesdays, and while other products
— including books and some
DVDs — will continue to launch
that same day, the International
Federation of the Phonographic
Industry has synchronized most
of the world to a new schedule,
with music now arriving on FriJACKSON
days, beginning July 10.
Jackson’s album is the first
major release by a country star to reach the market under the
Friday plan, pegged to July 17, while Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights,
due Aug. 7, will be the first country album to hit stores with
the support of a top 10 single, assuming “Kick the Dust Up”
(No. 8, Country Airplay) continues on its current trajectory.
That makes Bryan in particular a bit of a guinea pig for Music
Row, which will no doubt be watching the album’s performance
closely as Universal Music Group Nashville contends with some
expected issues and perhaps some others that could not have
been predicted.
“My plan is to have it hopefully worked through by Aug. 7
when the Luke Bryan comes out,” UMGN COO Tom Becci says,
“because it’ll likely be one of the biggest records in country
music and all music this year.”
The global release date is a
direct result of digital music’s
growth. Previously, different
countries operated with their
own standard release schedules.
Australia, for example, went to
market on Thursday, Germany
hit on Friday, the United Kingdom released on Monday, and
the United States followed on
Tuesday. While that was suitable
for physical retailers, it created
BRYAN
piracy problems for manufacturers in the digital era as rabid British and American fans could illegally download music before
it became available in their homeland.
“We can watch it pop up on all these sites the minute it’s
released,” says Becci, “so we really need to have a global date
specifically for the major, major artists. It’s a huge issue.”
But the solution is creating other issues, some of them
predictable. Billboard, for example, has revised its charting period. All charts built on Nielsen Music sales data
and/or streaming information will shift from a Monday-
JACKSON: BECKY FLUKE/UNIVERSAL PICTURES; BRYAN: ED RODE
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JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 1 OF 20
to-Sunday cycle to a Friday-to-Thursday model. As a result, charts that
were previously published on Thursdays — including Country Albums
and the multi­s ource Hot Country Songs — will now be available Mondays, leading to the Billboard Country Update’s revision to a once-a-week
publication, beginning with the current issue.
Less predictable are some of the marketplace concerns created by Friday
releases. Artists typically make the bulk of their income by touring on weekends and may now find themselves in remote markets on the date an album
is released, unable to capitalize on some same-day marketing opportunities.
The Friday release puts recorded music in more direct competition with some
other entertainment options — including movie releases, sporting events and
even live music — during the weekend. And, most importantly, questions remain about retailers’ ability to react in a timely fashion if they sell out of stock
unexpectedly on a Friday.
Under the previous scenario, a surprise blockbuster would show life on the
Tuesday it was released, and wholesale rackjobbers — primarily Anderson
Merchandisers — had three days to restock shelves before the high-volume
weekend traffic. With the global release date, there could be circumstances in
which an album sells out Friday, distribution centers are unaware of the trend
until Monday, and therefore are unable to restock until Tuesday or Wednesday,
essentially missing five days of potential sale on a hot product.
“Physical sales in our genre, especially in the first weeks of a record’s life,
can still be 50 percent [of volume],” says BBR Music Group senior vp/GM Rick
Shedd. “So it’s not insignificant by any means.”
How best to promote those albums is also a conundrum. Album reviews
had already grown infrequent. Consumer publications that might have previously run them on Monday or Tuesday are now faced with Thursday or Friday
run dates, where they compete for attention with movie reviews or concert
information.
And where artists could once gang up on talk shows from Monday through
Thursday to call attention to a release date, the weekend now splits a similar
four-day run. Artists can garner Friday release-date exposure on Thursday
and Friday, while Monday and Tuesday serve as something of a post-weekend
mop-up period. It’s not clear if press on those days after a release will be as
effective as it was in the past when those days coincided with a new release.
“Like with any change, there are going to be kinks to work out, so we’re all
going to have to try to be patient and address them and move forward,” says
American Association of Independent Music vp Molly Neuman.
Some pieces of the puzzle are clear. Marketing in social media is expected
to be easier for releases with an international footprint. In the past, the jumble
of release dates required multiple messages that were tailored for specific
countries. Now one message can apply to the entire world. Additional weekend follow-up postings are likely to reach more consumers, arriving at a time
when people are more involved on Facebook or Twitter.
“My social media department is pretty excited because they like the engagement they get over the weekends,” says Faithe Parker, managing partner for
Marbaloo Marketing, a digital marketing company working the Jackson and
Bryan albums, as well as other projects. “I know that my press team is a little
more cautious in their excitement toward the move, knowing that the major
TVs will come in after three days now and that a lot of our publications don’t
have full-time weekend staff.”
Marbaloo could not have existed before the Internet, creating some irony,
since it’s online behavior that has created the need for a global release date.
“It certainly changes things,” she says of the new Friday standard. “But I
think the music industry has become accustomed to change. We’ve all had to
be flexible for a long time now, and I think this is just the next round of that.”
That’s perhaps easier in some other territories that have now gone almost
exclusively to digital downloads and streaming. But in the country genre, its key
suburban heartland shoppers still frequent box stores, making the new release
date a major issue. If slower restocking time leads to decreased sales, retail
could reduce its commitment to recorded music even more than it already has.
“The consolidation of titles and space is alarming at physical retail,” says
Shedd. “They’re running a business. I just don’t want anything else to have
further impact on that.”
Country’s guinea-pig projects will likely provide some insight, particularly
Bryan’s album, since it’s supported by a current hit and Bryan is expected to
be aggressive in promoting it.
“That’ll be a really wonderful case study,” says Parker, “for how people
should use the new release date in the future.”
JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 2 OF 20
Hunter Hayes dropped in at KKGO Los Angeles on July 9 to support
his single “21.” From left are Warner Music Nashville West Coast
regional Rick Young, KKGO PD Tonya Campos, Hayes and KKGO
station manager Michael Levine.
Austin Webb visited backstage with WIVK Knoxville, Tenn., staff
during a concert stop in the state. From left are WIVK PD Bob Raleigh,
station mascot Wivick the Frog, WIVK promotions director Cindy
Arnold, Webb and WIVK music director Colleen Addair and morningshow producer Jimmy Holt.
A handful of Music Row’s female executives held a campaign event for
Nashville mayoral candidate Megan Barry. From left are CMT senior vp
music strategy Leslie Fram, Recording Academy senior vp Nancy
Shapiro, Barry and Flood, Bumstead, McCready, McCarthy president
Mary Ann McCready.
Radio executives from multiple formats converged for Taylor Swift’s
July 10 concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. From left in
the stands are WNSH New York PD Brian Thomas, CBS Radio senior vp
programming Jim Ryan, 13 Management director of radio & research
Frank Bell and iHeartMedia president of national programming platforms Tom Poleman.
BARRY: CLARK THOMAS
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ON THE CHARTS JIM ASKER [email protected]
Canaan Smith Lands At No. 1;
Video Spurs Steven Tyler Gain
STILL ‘CRUSH’-IN’ IT Lit tl e B ig Town’s
“Girl Crush” (Capitol Nashville) continues its
reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs
chart. The story of a woman’s obsession with another woman who stole her man away, “Crush” is
now in its 12th week in the top spot, the longest
stretch by a group (of at least three members) in
the 56-year history of the chart. The Browns’
“The Three Bells,” the runner-up for the honor,
led for 10 weeks in 1959.
“Crush,” written by Lori McKenna, Hillary
Lindsey and Liz Rose, and which has surely benefitted from controversy regarding its lyrical content, is sung by LBT’s Karen Fairchild, who says
that she knew the song was special from the first time that she heard it. “As a
singer, you can only hope to get a chance to deliver something as beautifully
written as ‘Girl Crush.’ I knew this would be an important song, because I
knew the way it hit me when I heard it the first time. It’s rare to hear a [lyrical] take on a song that you’ve never heard before. All I wanted to do was live
up to the song. I love telling this story.”
On Country Airplay, “Crush” rises 5-4 (38.5 million, up 7 percent).
CHART ELEVATOR Steven Tyler is certainly accustomed to making headlines with his iconic rock band Aerosmith, but this week he adds to his budding solo country legacy, as “Love Is Your Name” (Dot) debuts at No. 1 on
Country Streaming Songs with 3.3 million U.S. streams, up 1,278 percent,
following the July 3 premiere of its official video. The clip sparks the track’s
re-entry at a new peak, No. 19, on Hot Country Songs. It previously ranked as
high as No. 27 upon its debut on the May 30 chart.
SMITH
NEW CHART SCHEDULE Easton Corbin’s About
to Get Real logs a second week at No. 1 on Top
Country Albums, moving 25,000 copies. The
Mercury/UMGN one-two punch stays intact
as Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material ranks
at No. 2 for a second week (24,000). The latter
album bowed at No. 1 on the July 11 survey.
As previously reported, the July 25 charts mark
the first reflecting the new Nielsen Music tracking schedule enacted with the switch to a Friday
global release date. With Friday now the new release day for most major albums (which began
July 10), Nielsen Music has altered its sales tracking week to Friday through Thursday, from the
traditional Monday through Sunday. The July 18
Top Country Albums chart was the last to reflect
the Monday-through-Sunday tracking frame (for
the week ending July 5). The next chart (dated Aug.
1) will be the first to use Friday-through-Thursday
tracked data (for the week ending July 16). Meanwhile, the current July 25
Top Country Albums chart acts as a transition tally between the two different tracking cycles, and reflects a one-time-only 11-day sales tracking frame
(ending July 9).
As for Hot Country Songs, going forward, sales and streaming will reflect
a Friday-through-Thursday period, and airplay will cover Monday through
Sunday. All details are at Billboard.com/globalreleasedate.
JIM WRIGHT/UMG NASHVILLE
Canaan Smith achieves his first No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay
chart (dated July 25), as “Love You Like That” (Mercury/Universal Music
Group Nashville) jumps 4-1. The song reigns with Most Increased Audience
honors (up 21 percent to 48.3 million impressions, according to Nielsen
Music) in its 49th week, tying David Nail’s “Let It Rain” (featuring Sarah
Buxton) in 2012 for having completed the second-longest rise to the top.
The longest run to No. 1 is held by Chris Young’s
“Voices”: 51 weeks, having reached the summit in
2011 (over two release cycles, however).
“I consider myself the happiest and luckiest
dude on the planet right now,” says Smith. “Because of country radio, I’m livin’ my dream.”
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Country Airplay
AIRPLAY
MONITORED BY
AUDIENCE (IN MILLIONS)
PLAYS
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
THIS WEEK
+/–
THIS WEEK
+/–
RANK
49
LOVEYOU LIKETHAT M
ercury Canaan Smith
48.301
+8.435
8124
1378
1
2
17
TONIGHT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU B roken Bow
Jason Aldean
48.265
+2.337
7975
453
2
3
1
17
SANGRIA W
arner Bros./WMN
Blake Shelton
45.677
-3.973
7323
-744
3
l
5
l
6
l
5
31
GIRL CRUSH C apitol Nashville
Little Big Town
38.482
+2.663
6637
560
4
6
35
ONE HELL OF AN AMEN V alory
Brantley Gilbert
38.175
+4.503
6404
758
5
7
22
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING W
arner Bros./WEA
Michael Ray
36.424
+3.651
5987
549
6
7
3
44
BABY BE MY LOVE SONG M
ercury
Easton Corbin
35.588
-6.082
5801
-1239
7
8
l
9
l
1
l0
11
l
1
l2
13
l
1
l4
15
l
1
l6
17
l
18
l
1
l9
20
l
21
l
2
l2
23
l
24
l
25
l
2
l6
27
l
2
l8
29
l
30
l
9
8
KICK THE DUST UP C apitol Nashville
Luke Bryan
33.259
+3.272
5752
644
8
12
27
YOUNG & CRAZY W
arner Bros./WAR
10
12
LOVING YOU EASY J ohn Varvatos/Republic/BMLG/Southern Ground
11
25
CRUSHIN’ IT A
rista Nashville
13
36
HELL OF A NIGHT B roken Bow
14
23
HOUSE PARTY M
CA Nashville
15
14
CRASH AND BURN V alory
16
21
LIKE A WRECKING BALL E MI Nashville
17
11
BUY ME A BOAT W
arner Bros./WAR
18
12
LOSE MY MIND A
tlantic/WMN
1
4
19
5
20
25
21
7
HH No. 1 (1 week)/ Most Increased Audience HH
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16 H
it Red/Capitol Nashville
REAL LIFE R CA Nashville
22
36
GONNA WANNA TONIGHT D
ack Janiels/Columbia Nashville
14
LET ME SEE YA GIRL W
arner Bros./WMN
23
25
I’M TO BLAME M
CA Nashville
26
21
NOTHIN’ LIKE YOU W
arner Bros./WAR
25
17
LONG STRETCH OF LOVE C apitol Nashville
27
24
BREAK UP WITH HIM R CA Nashville
33
4
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY B lue Chair/Columbia Nashville
31
5
ANYTHING GOES R epublic Nashville
40
3
BURNING HOUSE A
rista Nashville
29
26
31.155
+2.875
5354
541
9
30.879
+1.943
5024
238
11
Brad Paisley
29.448
+0.813
5346
145
10
Dustin Lynch
28.529
+3.180
4825
440
12
Sam Hunt
27.381
+3.364
4447
429
13
Thomas Rhett
22.728
+2.285
3936
359
14
HH Airpower HH
FLY D
ot
24
Frankie Ballard
Zac Brown Band
Eric Church
21.694
+1.360
3812
146
15
Chris Janson
21.365
+1.732
3760
273
16
Brett Eldredge
20.580
+2.011
3557
245
17
Keith Urban
18.345
+3.270
2992
655
18
Maddie & Tae
14.841
+0.858
2911
169
19
Jake Owen
14.476
+1.160
2657
322
22
Chase Rice
14.045
+1.114
2808
304
20
Cole Swindell
13.718
+1.757
2512
286
23
Kip Moore
13.291
+1.291
2800
156
21
Dan + Shay
11.855
+1.421
2302
411
26
Lady Antebellum
11.836
+0.321
2349
136
24
Old Dominion
11.070
+0.773
1800
132
30
33
Kenny Chesney
10.550
+3.732
1649
571
Florida Georgia Line
9.733
+1.654
1746
274
31
HH Most Added/Breaker HHCam
9.670
+6.405
1718
1047
32
Big & Rich
9.289
+0.725
2307
137
25
RUN AWAY WITH YOU B $R/New Revolution
HH Breaker HH
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Country Airplay
AIRPLAY
MONITORED BY
THIS
WEEK
LAST
WEEK
WKS
ON
CHART
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
THIS WEEK
+/–
THIS WEEK
+/–
l
32
l
3
l3
34
l
35
l
3
l6
37
l
38
l
3
l9
28
27
GOING OUT LIKE THAT S tarstruck/Nash Icon/ValoryReba
9.041
+0.094
1961
63
27
30
15
STAY A LITTLE LONGER E MI Nashville
8.704
+0.558
1502
74
34
32
23
ALREADY CALLIN’ YOU MINE S toney CreekParmalee
8.261
+0.682
1883
-53
28
35
7
I’M COMIN’ OVER R CA Nashville
Chris Young
6.791
+1.263
1404
170
35
34
27
Mickey Guyton
5.879
+0.337
1812
82
29
36
20
40
41
l
4
l2
43
l
4
l4
45
l
4
l6
41
4
43
13
LITTLE BIT OF YOU R ed Bow
42
20
44
7
SOUTHERN STYLE C apitol Nashville
46
13
TRANS AM S toney Creek
48
6
WE WENT S toney Creek
45
6
DRINKIN’ TOWN WITH A FOOTBALL PROBLEM M
ercury
48
47
10
l
50
l
51
l
52
l
53
l
54
l
53
3
RISER C apitol Nashville
52
2
(THIS AIN’T NO) DRUNK DIAL R epublic Nashville
31
47
49
55
l
57
l
5
l8
59
l
56
60
RE-ENTRY
Brothers Osborne
BETTER THAN YOU LEFT ME C apitol Nashville
AUDIENCE (IN MILLIONS)
PLAYS
RANK
Jana Kramer
5.617
+0.493
1279
103
36
COUNTRY C urb
Mo Pitney
4.825
+0.017
1081
34
38
21 A
tlantic/WMN
Hunter Hayes
4.394
+0.024
999
31
39
40
I GOT THE BOY E lektra Nashville/WAR
37
8
39
18
IT FEELS GOOD D
ot
Drake White
4.170
+0.403
973
138
38
26
ALL COUNTRY ON YOU S treamsound
Austin Webb
4.018
-0.112
1236
-34
37
Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
3.455
+0.397
706
71
45
Chase Bryant
3.267
+0.291
824
63
42
I LOVE THIS LIFE R eviverLoCash
3.193
+0.181
826
51
41
3.016
+0.441
677
66
46
Thompson Square
2.443
+0.123
715
19
43
Randy Houser
2.348
+0.505
706
161
44
Billy Currington
2.201
-0.287
539
-43
50
48
SMOKIN’ AND DRINKIN’ R CA Nashville
51
5
TOMORROW TONIGHT R ed Bow
3
WHITE LIGHTNING B ig Machine
55
5
THAT DON’T SOUND LIKE YOU C urb
2
57
15
58
2
-0.005
632
19
2.121
+0.791
496
140
51
A Thousand Horses
2.120
+0.657
484
141
52
Craig Campbell
1.888
+0.346
585
90
49
1.794
+0.173
660
17
47
Lee Brice
1.375
+0.096
459
1
53
DIBS B lack River
Kelsea Ballerini
1.289
+0.560
215
95
60
ON TO SOMETHING GOOD W
arner Bros./WMN
Ashley Monroe
0.967
-0.037
86
-9
-
HH Hot Shot Debut HHAlan Jackson
0.900
+0.607
147
96
-
Granger Smith
0.875
+0.045
65
6
-
Tyler Farr
0.817
+0.211
306
45
55
Lucy Angel
0.784
+0.234
300
41
56
Aaron Watson
0.716
-0.543
123
-21
-
BACKROAD SONG P ioneer
WITHDRAWALS C olumbia Nashville
NEW
CRAZY TOO G
-Force/New Revolution
NEW
56
2.175
The Cadillac Three
JIM AND JACK AND HANK A
CR/EMI Nashville
NEW
Toby Keith
Dierks Bentley
35 MPH TOWN S how Dog Nashville
49
59
Darius Rucker
8
THAT LOOK B IG Label/Thirty Tigers
GOING FOR ADDS
7/20
DAVID NAIL
Night’s On Fire
MCA Nashville
KELSEA BALLERINI
Dibs
Black River
RUNNER OF THE WOODS
Thirsty Valley
Not Listed
54
KELSEA
BALLERINI
Dibs
STRIKING MATCHES
Miss Me More
Crush/I.R.S. Nashville/Capitol
Kelsea Ballerini follows up her No. 1 hit “Love
Me Like You Mean It” with the upbeat, and
infectious “Dibs.” The 21-year old co-wrote
the track, which rises 59-54 in its second
week on Country Airplay.
7/27
ANDY GRAMMER
Honey, I’m Good.
S-Curve/Hollywood
BRANDON HOLLAND
Blame It On The Whiskey
Not Listed
JERROD NIEMANN
Blue Bandana
Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville
KAYLA ADAMS
Burn A Little Colder
SSM
8/3
WATERLOO REVIVAL
Bad For You
Big Machine
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JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 9 OF 20
Country Airplay
MOST ADDED®
AIRPLAY
MONITORED BY
NEW AND ACTIVE
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist ADDS
41
36
19
11
11
10
10
8
8
8
BURNING HOUSE A
rista Nashville
C
am
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY B
lue Chair/Columbia Nashville
Kenny Chesney
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16 H
it Red/Capitol Nashville
Keith Urban
ANYTHING GOES R
epublic Nashville
Florida Georgia Line
(THIS AIN’T NO) DRUNK DIAL R
epublic Nashville
A Thousand Horses
NOTHIN’ LIKE YOU W
arner Bros./WAR
Dan + Shay
TOMORROW TONIGHT R
ed Bow
Craig Campbell
SOUTHERN STYLE C
apitol Nashville
Darius Rucker
SMOKIN’ AND DRINKIN’ R
CA Nashville
Miranda Lambert Feat. Little Big Town
RISER C
apitol Nashville
D
ierks Bentley
TOTAL
TOTAL
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist AUDIENCE STATIONS
MOVE ON M
CA Nashville
HEADPHONES B
roken Bow
CUP OF TEA M
ercury Nashville
Jackie Lee
Kacey Musgraves
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE C
apitol Nashville
MISS ME MORE C
rush/I.R.S. Nashville/Capitol
Darius Rucker
Striking Matches
JOHNNY CASH W
arner Bros.
Kid Rock
0.688
0.454
0.333
0.296
0.168
0.149
ADDS
22
26
0
0
1
1
5
0
0
0
1
1
RECURRENTS
THIS
TOTAL AUD.
WEEK TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist (IN MILLIONS)
MOST INCREASED AUDIENCE
1
LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT B
lack RiverKelsea Ballerini
2
DON’T IT M
ercury
Billy Currington
20.908
3
LITTLE TOY GUNS 1 9/Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood
19.710
4
HOMEGROWN J ohn Varvatos/Republic/BMLG/Southern GroundZac Brown Band
19.503
5
DIAMOND RINGS AND OLD BARSTOOLS M
cGraw/Big MachineTim McGraw With Catherine Dunn
18.282
6
SMOKE R
epublic NashvilleA Thousand Horses
17.757
7
SIPPIN’ ON FIRE R
epublic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line
17.740
8
TAKE YOUR TIME MCA NashvilleSam Hunt
16.010
9
SAY YOU DO C
apitol NashvilleDierks Bentley
12.697
10
AIN’T WORTH THE WHISKEY Warner Bros. Nashville/WMNCole Swindell
11.802
GAIN
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist (IN MIILIONS)
LOVE YOU LIKE THAT Mercury
Canaan Smith
BURNING HOUSE A
rista Nashville
Cam
ONE HELL OF AN AMEN V
alory
Brantley Gilbert
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY B
lue Chair/Columbia Nashville
K
enny Chesney
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING W
arner Bros./WEA
Michael Ray
HOUSE PARTY M
CA Nashville
Sam Hunt
KICK THE DUST UP C
apitol Nashville
Luke Bryan
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16 H
it Red/Capitol Nashville
Keith Urban
HELL OF A NIGHT B
roken Bow
Dustin Lynch
YOUNG & CRAZY W
arner Bros./WAR
Frankie Ballard
Clare Dunn
+8.435
+6.405
+4.503
+3.732
+3.651
+3.364
+3.272
+3.270
+3.180
+2.875
26.485
BILLBOARD COUNTRY BOXSCORE
MOST INCREASED PLAYS
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
GAIN
LOVE YOU LIKE THAT Mercury
Canaan Smith
BURNING HOUSE A
rista Nashville
C
am
ONE HELL OF AN AMEN V
alory
Brantley Gilbert
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16 H
it Red/Capitol Nashville Keith Urban
KICK THE DUST UP C
apitol Nashville
Luke Bryan
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY B
lue Chair/Columbia Nashville
Kenny Chesney
GIRL CRUSH C
apitol Nashville
Little Big Town
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING W
arner Bros./WEA
Michael Ray
YOUNG & CRAZY W
arner Bros./WAR
Frankie Ballard
TONIGHT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU B
roken Bow
Jason Aldean
+1378
+1047
+758
+655
+644
+571
+560
+549
+541
+453
Gross
Artist
Attendance
Capacity
Promoter(s)
$5,867,106
$254, $38
$4,428,366
$250, $39.50
$3,643,658
$199.50, $39.50
$779,008
$79, $39
$642,620
$68.86
KENNY CHESNEY & JASON ALDEAN
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis./June 20
KENNY CHESNEY & JASON ALDEAN
CenturyLink Field, Seattle/June 27
KENNY CHESNEY & ERIC CHURCH
Georgia Dome, Atlanta/June 13
KENNY CHESNEY
Denny Sanford Premier Ctr., Sioux Falls, S.D./June 18
KENNY CHESNEY
Ambleside Park, Vancouver/June 25
53,363
sellout
49,680
51,610
45,857
48,464
10,631
sellout
10,145
12,000
THE MESSINA
GROUP/AEG LIVE
Ticket Price(s)
Venue/Date(s)
THE MESSINA
GROUP/AEG LIVE
THE MESSINA
GROUP/AEG LIVE
THE MESSINA
GROUP/AEG LIVE
THE MESSINA
GROUP/AEG LIVE
Reported worldwide boxscore figures for Country artists. Boxscore figures should be submitted to Bob
Allen by phone (615-891-1976), fax (615-891-2054) or email ([email protected]).
TEXAS REGIONAL RADIO REPORT
WEEK ENDING JULY 5, 2015
THIS
WEEK
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WEEK
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WEEK CHART TITLE (Label)ARTIST
TW
SPINS
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LOVES DONE GOT ME (Independent) HH 2 weeks at 1 HH Mario Flores 1675
25
11
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BUY YOU A DRINK (Independent)
3
18
LET IT RAIN ( Independent)
James Lann 1666
62
12
8
21
BOB WILLS IS STILL THE KING (Bismeaux) Asleep At The Wheel With Shooter Jennings,Randy Rogers,Reckless Kelly 1174
4
15
FREIGHT TRAIN (Independent)
Aaron Watson 1645
132
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THE CHASE (Independent)
5
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STICKS AND STONES ( Independent)
William Clark Green 1604
95
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LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE (RROC)
17
17
IF THESE OLD BONES COULD TALK (Independent)
23
7
SUN SHINES ON A DREAMER ( Sea Gayle)
22
15
SHELTER FROM THE RAIN (Independent)
24
10
EASY ( Independent)
20
11
18
5
2
16
WHERE THE GRINGOS DON’T GO ( Independent)
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12
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8
7
9
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Rich O’Toole 1331
64
HIGHWAY ( Independent)
Josh Ward 1329
130
14
LONG SHOT (Independent)
Sam Riggs 1327
-23
9
14
BACKROAD SONG (Independent)
14
8
WHILE I WAS AWAY (Independent)
Granger Smith 1278
Pat Green 1250
1
129
Clayton Gardner 1179
Kylie Frey 1122
SPINS
+/–
77
-116
18
Sunny Sweeney Feat. Will Hoge 1054 -336
Matt Kimbrow 1050
163
Matt Hillyer 1043
110
Wade Bowen
898
Whiskey Myers
885
38
Cody Canada & The Departed
884
103
BEFORE SOMEBODY GETS HURT (KF) Kevin Fowler With Amy Rankin
871
-368
Texas Regional Radio Report Top 100 is compiled from weekly online playlist reports from 86 radio stations located in Texas and surrounding states, including
reports from specialty shows, internet and satellite radio outlets. Songs are ranked by total plays. For tracking, complete chart methodology and more information,
visit www.texasregionalradio.com, or contact Dave Smith at 817-283-7984. Copyright 2015, Texas Regional Radio Report
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BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 10 OF 20
NASHVILLE & NATIONAL TOM ROLAND
GOOD TIMES WITH LUKE, FGL
It’s tempting to use the music of a festival or a five-act stadium date to make
sweeping cultural generalizations about a genre, and that’s certainly possible
with Luke Bryan’s July 11 concert at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Stadium.
The first-ever country show at the venue, which has presented only a handful of concerts since 1994, featured Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser,
Thomas Rhett and Dustin Lynch in a five-and-a-half-hour presentation that
— thanks to a 104-degree heat index just before starting time — turned the
artists and the crowd into sweat faucets.
There were no “tomatoes” in the day’s lineup, though there were plenty of
women in the crowd. That audience appeared to have a median age of 28 — a
much younger demographic than a country show would have in another era —
and the old stereotype about country music being sad songs for the working
class has been replaced by a new mantra: party on.
While country was once its own niche format, it’s now seamlessly interwoven
with the rest of culture in the 21st century. That was evident in the influences
at play during the night: FGL threaded hip-hop moves and phrasing into its set,
Lynch leaned on power chords for three of his five titles, Rhett ladled plenty of
R&B into his performance, and Bryan used a beatbox app from a cellphone to
build an off-the-cuff segment into his set.
Additionally, the covers that were played that evening showed how much
country is overlapping with other genres. Outside of “Mountain Music” —
which Bryan performed with FGL — the non-genre material included Rhett’s
energetic take on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk!,” Houser’s
successful (and brave) rendering of the challenging Sam Smith ballad “Stay
With Me” and a dynamite performance of Maroon 5’s “Sugar” that had Bryan,
Houser, Lynch and Rhett trading falsetto lines and laying down impressive
harmonies.
It’s all appropriate for Bryan, the reigning entertainer of the year for both
the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music, who won
the trophies in great part for his good-natured, self-deprecating, next-doorneighbor persona. His set list included a bundle of upbeat, sing-along pieces
— “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “Drunk On You” and “Rain Is a Good
Thing,” among them — though it’s perhaps notable that the song that most
endured the next day was the memorial “Drink a Beer.” That was likewise true
for three of the other four acts as Florida Georgia Line’s life-affirming “Dirt,”
Houser’s acoustic powerhouse “Like a Cowboy” and Lynch’s traditionally
flavored “Cowboys and Angels” all made the biggest emotional impact in an
otherwise good-timing set.
Thus, if there’s a sweeping cultural generalization to be made from a soldout country stadium concert, it’s that in an era of growing economic inequality
— when workers are asked to invest more hours, accomplish more and settle
for comparatively less compensation — blue-collar America relates well to the
escapist nature of country’s current format. The working class wants — indeed,
deserves — a good time. In the process, those party songs elevate the impact of
the most meaningful material.
K.T. Oslin visited WSM-AM Nashville to talk about her new album,
Simply, with personality Charlie Mattos.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Carter Brokaw has joined iHeartMedia as president of digital revenue strategy. He was previously Guardian News and Media executive vp … Entercom
hired Jeff Miller as vp/GM of SmartReach Digital, the company’s new-media
wing. Among the chain’s country stations are KWJJ Portland, Ore.; KKWF Seattle; and WBEE Rochester, N.Y. … WFRE Frederick, Md., brought Holly McCall back to work middays at the station following a two-year stint at WGTY
York, Pa. … Delmarva Broadcasting president/CEO Pete Booker retired, effective July 13, following 22 years at the helm, The Wilmington News Journal
reported. Delmarva’s country stations include WXCY Havre de Grace, Md.;
and WKTT Salisbury, Md. … WRNS Greenville-New Bern, N.C., appointed assistant PD Carletta Blake as interim PD, according to RadioInfo.com, in the
wake of PD Tommy Garrett’s resignation. Morning co-host Crystal Legends
rises to music director … Also from RadioInfo.com: Results Radio/ColusaSutter-Yuba, Calif., hired Eric White as the operations manager for the threestation cluster. The role includes PD duties at country KKCY … iHeartMedia/
Charlotte (N.C.) added Jodi Phillips as digital PD for the six-station cluster,
including country WKKT, InsideRadio.com reported. Phillips was most recently the digital marketing manager for Charlotte-based app company Zyndigo … Services were held July 9 in Nashville for former WSM-AM Nashville
PD Al Wyntor. A 21-year host of the syndicated Online to Music Row, he also
worked for the Nashville Network, WHK Cleveland and WDAF Kansas City.
’ROUND THE ROW
Dolly Parton (right) surprised Alyvia Lind during NBC’s Today on July
13 by telling the child actress that she’ll portray a younger version of
Parton in an upcoming television movie, Coat of Many Colors.
Buddy Lee Attractions promoted Mike Meade to vp. An agent and head of
the BLA professional speaker and guest appearances division, Meade has
been responsible for bringing the company such clients as Naomi Judd,
Darryl Worley and Pete Rose … ONErpm, a network that has 1,300 YouTube channels, is opening a Nashville office. Founder/CEO Emmanuel
Zunz and vp strategy and development Jarrod Cooper will be based at the
632 Fogg St. office, which follows existing offices in New York, Brazil and
Mexico … Songwriter Erin Enderlin (“Last Call”) and Alex Kline, formerly of
The Lunabelles, have founded Cotton Gin Productions to develop new talent. The company’s first signee is singer-songwriter Scott Stevens, who has
a self-titled EP that will arrive July 21 … Songwriter Michael Masser died July
9 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Best known for co-writing “The Greatest Love of
All,” he also authored a pair of Crystal Gayle country hits, “Nobody Wants
to Be Alone” and “A Long and Lasting Love”; and Diana Ross’ “Last Time
I Saw Him,” which Dottie West covered as a country single … Songwriter
Roy C. Bennett died July 2 in Queens, N.Y. A co-writer of more than 40 Elvis
Presley movie titles, he also penned Jim Reeves’ “Young Hearts,” Marty
Robbins’ “Stairway of Love” and Johnny Bond’s “Love Song in 32 Bars.”
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 11 OF 20
NASHVILLE & NATIONAL TOM ROLAND
MUSIC NOTES
ON THIS DATE IN COUNTRY MUSIC
MOORE: KRISTIN BARLOWE
Josh Turner is on tap to sing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning
stretch on July 14 at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park as Major League
Baseball presents the 86th annual All-Star Game. Cole Swindell and Justin
Moore already took part in a July 12 All-Star-related celebrity softball game
that included Snoop Dogg, Nick Lachey and Cincy athletes Andy Dalton,
Eric Davis and Paul O’Neill. Also hitting the diamond this month are Maddie & Tae, who will deliver a pre-game
concert at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field
when the White Sox present Country
Music Night. The pair will turn the
event into an Opry Circle Throwdown
moment as the Grand Ole Opry celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
Willie Nelson will be honored by the
Library of Congress in November
with the Gershwin Prize for Popular
Song, recognizing his cultural impact as a musician. Previous honorees have included Paul McCartney,
Paul Simon, Carole King and the
Burt Bacharach/Hal David songwriting team. Past Gershwin events
have featured a performance at the
White House shot for a PBS special.
MOORE
Country music has made a mark on Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Now it has been introduced in Canada at the Festival de Quebec. Keith
Urban performed July 10 on the main stage, becoming the genre’s first artist to play the event in its four-decade history. Organizers estimate the set
drew 70,000 people.
Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” is being added to the pop compilation NOW
That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 55. The track accompanies 15 other established
hits by the likes of Nick Jonas, Andy Grammer, Pitbull and former country
artist Taylor Swift, who’s represented with “Style.” Other albums that have
new release dates include Michael Ray’s self-titled debut, due Aug. 7; and
Thomas Rhett’s sophomore project, Tangled Up, ready Sept. 25.
Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Brad Paisley, Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell and Carrie
Underwood are among the 23 artists who have performances on this year’s
edition of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. The annual ABC special, hosted by Little Big Town, airs Aug. 4.
GOOD WORKS
July 13
• 2010 — Arista releases Jerrod Niemann’s debut
album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury.
July 14
• 1990 — Garth Brooks’ “The Dance” steps to
No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, where it
remains for three weeks.
NIEMANN
July 15
• 2013 — Warner Bros. releases Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You”
to radio.
• 2005 — The movie Wedding Crashers, starring Owen Wilson and
Vince Vaughn, debuts in theaters. The cast features Dwight Yoakam, who is derided by an ex as a “hillbilly” in a divorce negotiation during the opening scene.
July 16
• 2012 — Florida Georgia Line signs a recording deal with Republic
Nashville.
• 1985 — The Oak Ridge Boys sing the national anthem at baseball’s
All-Star Game and meet Johnny Bench at the Hubert Humphrey
Metrodome in Minneapolis. The National League beats the American League, 6-1.
July 17
• 2000 — Brad Paisley receives the Distinguished West Virginian
Award from Gov. Cecil Underwood during a performance at the
West Virginia Interstate Fair in Mineral Wells. The town also declares Brad Paisley Day.
• 1975 — A Russian version of Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin’ ”
plays internationally when American astronauts dock in outer space
with Soviet cosmonauts. Twitty watches from a motel room in Oakland, Calif.
July 18
• 2014 — Kristian Bush makes his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
• 1980 — Willie Nelson’s Honeysuckle Rose has its California premiere
at Mann’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
July 19
• 1983 — George Strait records “Let’s Fall to Pieces Together” in an
afternoon session at Nashville’s Woodland Sound Studio.
Source: RolandNote.com, the Ultimate Country Music Database
The Society of Leaders in Development hosted its 13th annual Music Row
yard sale and auction in June, raising $6,800 for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association and music-education organization Notes for Notes.
The fundraiser took place at the George Jones Museum, with meet-andgreets for Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton drawing a total
of $12,700. SOLID, a nonprofit agency that provides a growth platform for
young music professionals, uses the bulk of the yard sale to pay its expenses
for the year.
SOLID’s auction continues online with items from Martina McBride,
George Strait and Dierks Bentley up for grabs here.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
Kris Kristofferson wrote that “freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left
to lose.” Kacey Musgraves (@KaceyMusgraves) has a different definition:
“Freedom is waking up at noon, making yourself waffles, and eating them
like a rabid monster. Without pants.”
To follow BCU, go to Twitter.com/bbcountryupdate.
Maddie & Tae celebrated Maddie Marlow’s birthday with the Nash
Nights Live team on July 8, the day after she turned 20. From left are
NNL producer Ryan Kershner, personalities Elaina Smith and Shawn
Parr, Marlow, Tae Dye and NNL executive producer Brian Egan.
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 12 OF 20
Country Indicator
AUDIENCE
(IN MILLIONS)
THIS
WEEK
LAST
WEEK
WKS
ON
CHART
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LOVE YOU LIKE THAT M
ercury Nashville
HH Most Increased Plays HH
Canaan Smith
4143
+343
5.219
5
32
GIRL CRUSH C apitol Nashville Little Big Town
4038
+248
4.840
4
1
16
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3808
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3697
+269
4.637
8
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CRUSHIN’ IT A
rista Nashville Brad Paisley
3547
+190
4.396
9
8
KICK THE DUST UP C apitol Nashville Luke Bryan
3319
+239
3.808
13
12
LOVING YOU EASY V arvatos/BMLG/Southern Ground Zac Brown Band
3168
+243
4.105
12
27
YOUNG & CRAZY W
arner Bros./WAR Frankie Ballard
3135
+170
3.736
11
20
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING W
arner Bros./WEA Michael Ray
3066
+88
3.894
14
21
LIKE A WRECKING BALL E MI Nashville Eric Church
2692
+57
3.149
16
9
HOUSE PARTY M
CA Nashville Sam Hunt
2563
+228
2.904
15
14
CRASH AND BURN V alory Thomas Rhett
2544
+173
3.040
17
37
HELL OF A NIGHT B roken Bow Dustin Lynch
2407
+118
2.901
19
10
BUY ME A BOAT W
arner Bros./WAR Chris Janson
2335
+230
2.825
18
12
LOSE MY MIND A
tlantic/WMN Brett Eldredge
2287
+152
2.629
20
24
I’M TO BLAME M
CA Nashville Kip Moore
2186
+143
2.036
21
5
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16 H
it Red/Capitol Nashville Keith Urban
2145
+325
2.237
24
7
REAL LIFE R CA Nashville Jake Owen
1965
+274
2.168
22
18
LONG STRETCH OF LOVE C apitol Nashville Lady Antebellum
1943
+127
1.916
23
27
FLY D
ot Maddie & Tae
1807
+34
2.066
26
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LET ME SEE YA GIRL W
arner Bros./WMN Cole Swindell
1483
+136
1.538
28
30
GONNA WANNA TONIGHT D
ack Janiels/Columbia Nashville Chase Rice
1412
+225
1.571
24
25
27
BETTER THAN YOU LEFT ME C apitol Nashville Mickey Guyton
1409
-8
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1323
+71
1.158
29
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ANYTHING GOES R epublic Nashville Florida Georgia Line
1316
+245
1.396
31
4
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY B lue Chair/Columbia Nashville Kenny Chesney
1224
+304
1.403
32
5
SMOKIN’ AND DRINKIN’ R CA Nashville Miranda Lambert Feat. Little Big Town
969
+110
0.938
29
30
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ALREADY CALLIN’ YOU MINE S toney Creek Parmalee
967
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929
+73
0.697
1
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PLAYS
THIS WEEK
HH No. 1 (1week)HH
Jason Aldean
4299
+/–
THIS WEEK
+255
5.576
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 13 OF 20
Country Indicator
AUDIENCE
(IN MILLIONS)
THIS
WEEK
LAST
WEEK
WKS
ON
CHART
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850
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0.587
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832
+163
1.105
36
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757
+86
0.940
38
9
BREAK UP WITH HIM R CA Nashville Old Dominion
733
+79
0.591
35
7
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tlantic/WMN Hunter Hayes
709
+10
0.686
39
24
COUNTRY C urb Mo Pitney
634
+42
0.613
41
14
35 MPH TOWN S how Dog Nashville Toby Keith
610
+26
0.385
40
11
SOUTHERN STYLE C apitol Nashville Darius Rucker
605
+19
0.473
42
5
DRINKIN’ TOWN WITH A FOOTBALL PROBLEM M
ercury Nashville Billy Currington
589
+88
0.419
49
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BURNING HOUSE A
rista Nashville
44
3
RISER C apitol Nashville Dierks Bentley
43
18
I GOT THE BOY E lektra Nashville/WAR Jana Kramer
45
7
WE WENT Stoney Creek Randy Houser
48
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(THIS AIN’T NO) DRUNK DIAL R epublic Nashville A Thousand Horses
456
+129
0.314
47
6
YOU PART 2 B ig Spark Olivia Lane
383
+31
0.171
46
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THAT DON’T SOUND LIKE YOU C urb Lee Brice
356
+3
0.198
51
14
IT FEELS GOOD D
ot Drake White
333
+68
0.243
50
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I LOVE THIS LIFE R eviver LoCash
314
+28
0.370
52
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RG Rick Monroe
257
+14
0.103
54
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MOVE ON M
CA Nashville Clare Dunn
240
+29
0.114
53
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AIN’T ALWAYS THIRSTY deciBel Nashville Ray Scott
230
+6
0.085
55
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WITHDRAWALS C olumbia Nashville Tyler Farr
224
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0.135
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222
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57
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151
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150
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WHITE LIGHTNING B ig Machine The Cadillac Three
140
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0.090
31
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+275
0.727
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Cam
568
+169
0.539
512
+58
0.409
472
+105
0.430
566
+102
0.099
58
2
SHINE A LITTLE LOVE B lue Light Brian Collins
198
+39
0.086
59
2
LITTLE BIT OF YOU R ed Bow Chase Bryant
160
+2
0.172
156
+6
0.022
154
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0.068
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CR/EMI Nashville
NEW
NEW
CHARTS LEGEND
RANKINGS
Country Airplay is ranked by
total audience impressions
for the week ending Sunday
based on monitored airplay of
150 stations by Nielsen BDS.
Audience totals on the chart are
derived, in part, using certain
Arbitron Inc. copyrighted
Persons 12+ audience
estimates (under license ©
2015, Arbitron Inc.) Country
Indicator is tabulated using
reported playlists and Nielsen
BDS-monitored airplay at 104
stations, ranked by total plays.
station downtime for the format.
Titles that decline in audience
but increase in detections will
also receive a bullet if the total
audience erosion for the week
does not exceed 3%. Bullets are
awarded on Country Indicator to
titles gaining plays or remaining
flat from the previous week.
BULLETS
TIES
On Country Airplay, if two songs
are tied in total audience, the song
with the larger increase in audience
is placed first. On Country Indicator,
if two songs are tied in total plays,
the song with the larger increase in
plays is placed first.
remaining flat from the previous
week. A song will also receive
a bullet if its percentage loss
in audience does not exceed
the percentage of monitored
RECURRENTS
On Country Airplay, descending
titles below No. 10 in either
audience or detections are moved
to recurrent after 20 weeks,
provided that they are not still
l Awarded on Country Airplay
to titles gaining audience or
gaining enough audience points
to bullet or if they rank below No.
10 and post a third consecutive
week of (non-bulleted) audience
decline, regardless of total chart
weeks. On Country Indicator,
descending, non-bulleted titles
below No. 10 are moved to
recurrent after 20 weeks or if they
post a third consecutive week of
decline in plays after 10 weeks.
HOT SHOT DEBUT
Awarded to the highest-ranking
new entry on Country Airplay and
Country Indicator, respectively.
MOST ADDED
The total number of new adds
officially reported to Billboard by
each reporting station, or by an
automatic-add threshold (seven plays
for the first time in a chart tracking
week, according to Nielsen BDS) for
stations that do not report adds.
MOST INCREASED AUDIENCE/
PLAYS
Most Increased Audience on
Country Airplay and Most
Increased Plays on Country
Indicator list the songs with the
greatest week-to-week increases
in total audience or plays,
respectively.
AIRPOWER
Awarded on Country Airplay to
titles ranking inside top 20 in
plays and audience rankings for
the first time, with increases in
both plays and audience.
BREAKER
Awarded on Country Airplay
to titles achieving airplay (at
least one detection) at 60% of
reporting stations for the first
time.
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JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 14 OF 20
MAKIN’ TR ACKS TOM ROLAND [email protected]
Cam Dreams Up A Smoldering
Ballad With ‘Burning House’
In the months after Gary Overton’s March 17 resignation from his post as
Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO, many questioned how long the division could function without a specific person running the ship.
That spot was officially filled when new CEO Randy Goodman started
July 13, but he walked into a situation where the staff doesn’t always need
direction to do the right thing. The evidence lies in Cam’s second Arista
single, “Burning House,” released in a flurry
after it generated a buzz on the syndicated
Bobby Bones Show. She performed the song, a
fragile ode to a torched relationship, during
her May 29 Grand Ole Opry debut, and when
she appeared on Bones’ show on June 10, he
asked her to reprise it. Cam played just one
verse and chorus of “Burning House,” and it
became the fastest-rising country download
on iTunes, bolting from obscurity into the top
20 that day.
No CEO was required to organize a reaction
— the Sony departments huddled quickly and
decided to release the track to country radio via
Play MPE on June 16. It entered the Country
Airplay chart dated July 11 at No. 48, making
it the highest debut of the week. It’s bolted to
No. 29 in its third charted week, indicating
the label’s belief was well-founded.
“I’m assuming that’s normally very hard for
a corporation to turn on a dime like that, but
Sony Music made it look like it was nothing,”
CAM
recalls Cam. “We had a meeting with everyone that represented every department, and
everyone was like, ‘We’re gonna do this .’ ”
In fact, “Burning House” was the song that convinced Sony to sign her — the
song that caught Overton’s ear, the one that got the attention of RCA Music
Group CEO Peter Edge in New York and the one that led Sony chairman/
CEO Doug Morris to offer her a deal on the spot when she played it at his
Manhattan office.
Even before it was a completed song, producer Jeff Bhasker (Fun, Bruno
Mars) wanted in on writing it because he was convinced of its potential.
“That song seemed like it would be the flagship song, a song that I could
take to anyone and play it and be like, ‘Wow, that’s just a winner,’ ” he says.
“It’s [already] a hit in that sense.”
In another sense, it’s a positive result from an unhappy event. Cam had
been in an on-again, off-again relationship during her collegiate years at the
University of California-Davis, and when she broke it off the last time, she
did it rudely. Two years later, she was invited to a party that her ex would be
attending. The prior night, she plotted how to apologize, and when she went to
sleep, she dreamed he was on the floor of his home in flames, with firefighters warning onlookers that it was too dangerous to rescue him. In the dream
she rushed into the burning house, ready to die alongside him.
The next morning, Cam Skyped songwriter/producer Tyler Johnson (“My
Mistake”) in Los Angeles and recounted her vision. A devoted Metallica fan,
he had long wanted to write a song that mimicked the acoustic guitar opening
in “Nothing Else Matters,” and as he formed his own quiet riff over the phone,
he fashioned her story in two off-the-cuff opening lines that alternate between
standard 4/4 time and 3/4 bars: “I had a dream about a burning house/You
were stuck inside, I couldn’t get you out.”
It was all they had, but when they next saw each other, Cam and Johnson talked about it near a campfire and recorded the snippet with the logs
crackling in the background. Johnson later played that piece for Bhasker while
the two men were moving furniture, and Bhasker was struck by the melody —
and by the snap of that fire coupled with the image of a burning house. By the
next morning, he had come up with a chorus for the tune, and the trio finished
it up in a couple days of writing and recording at Bhasker’s home studio in the
Venice neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Cam came up with a staggered, hesitant prechorus that rises in optimism, only to tail off
with resignation before the hook. And when
they reached the bridge, they took a unique
approach, alternating three new musical lines
with three repeats of the chorus’ final phrase,
“In this burning house.”
“Whenever you can repeat words in a song
and it’s natural, you know you’re doing something right,” says Johnson. “I’ve never been
involved in a bridge like that, where the repetition comes in the bridge.”
Johnson played the guitar that day, but he
couldn’t make the last four notes of the central riff work. They later hired Cam’s guitarist, Doug Showalter, to redo the part. He was
able to thread the four notes together, though
he could never replicate the emotional impact
in Johnson’s playing, so Bhasker spliced their
two performances together. Bhasker added a
subtle acoustic piano, and they also recorded
bass and drums, but ultimately decided to
mute them in the final product, opting for a
stripped-down take.
“A lot of times, a production might just be there to make up for anything
that the song is lacking,” explains Bhasker. “If you’ve got a great song, you
let it shine, and I always personally try to write a song that stands on its own,
that can just be played with a guitar and piano.”
There were some other additions. They found a crackling fire in a soundeffects library and laid that underneath. “It’s not very overt at all,” says Bhasker,
“but I did kind of think that that needed to be on there.”
Johnson also commissioned a string arrangement from Oakland musician
Hamilton Ulmer, then recorded three players in Nashville, stacking each
three times to form a nine-voice ensemble.
Cam sang the song repeatedly with the lights down low to set the mood at
Bhasker’s studio, then went at it again several months later, using portions
from both days to build the final performance.
“Those vocals took a long, long time — lots of choices and takes,” says
Johnson. “She sings everything great. There’s not a pitch issue, there’s not a
timing issue, but when you get into that great of quality, it’s about that 1 percent. That’s what sets the difference between Adele and the 100,000 other
girls that want to be Adele — it’s that last 1 percent.”
A good percentage of the song’s development is now complete. Cam got to
apologize to her ex-boyfriend in what turned out to be a much less dramatic
conversation than she had imagined. Meanwhile, as “Burning House” spreads
to a wider audience — thanks, in part, to Sony’s decision to make it a single —
it’s having a dramatic effect on many who hear it. Women who meet Cam at
concerts have pointed to guys in the audience who represented their burning
house. And there’ve been even more heartbreaking stories.
“I’ve had at least three people who’ve told me that they’ve lost loved ones in
house fires, and this song — on another, obviously more literal, level — means
so much to them,” says Cam. “The main thing is just that it connects.”
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JULY 13, 2015 | PAGE 15 OF 20
THE STARK REPORT PHYLLIS STARK [email protected]
Eye-Opening Stats Show
The Success Rates (Or Lack
Thereof) For New Country Acts
A new research study offers some startling statistics about the success rate
for both male and female artists in country music, along with a few surprises.
The research was conducted by Devarati Ghosh, a New York-based political economist and Stanford University Ph.D. candidate who has been blogging
about country music on the popular site MJs Big Blog for several years under
the screen name “Deb G.” Extremely knowledgeable about country music,
Ghosh says she “fell into blogging about the country music charts due to an
intersection of passion for the music and a curiosity about chart outcomes.”
The research cited here, all based on Billboard’s CounGHOSH
try Airplay chart (and the Hot Country Songs chart before
that when it reflected only airplay), was commissioned for
the most recent meeting of the Nashville-based Change
the Conversation group, which is working to bring gender
parity to country music.
Ghosh broke down her findings into three eight-year periods: 1992-1999, when Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Martina
McBride and Lee Ann Womack all debuted; 2000-2007,
when Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans
and Taylor Swift emerged; and 2008 through 2015 (to
date), when Cassadee Pope, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves and Kelsea Ballerini were among the new female
artists scoring top 20 hits or better.
During the 1992-1999 time frame, major labels introduced 41 new solo female artists and 67 new male artists to radio. (Ghosh also
included Big Machine Label Group, Curb Records and DreamWorks Records in
this category for all time periods studied.) Of those, 44 percent of the women and
42 percent of the men landed a top 20 hit. From there, 89 percent of the women
with a first top 20 single went on to score a second, as did 86 percent of the men.
Things get a bit bleaker from 2000-2007, when the majors introduced 43
new women and 56 new men. In that period, 40 percent of the women and 55
percent of the men landed a top 20 single. Among the new female artists of this
period, 53 percent of those with a first hit also had a second (a significant drop
from the 1992-1999 period), while 71 percent of the males scored a second hit.
However, the 2008 through 2015 time frame is where things look really
Country
UPDATE
grim. In the period of 2008 until the present, the majors have introduced 31
women and 51 men to country radio, but just 32 percent of the women scored
a top 20 single, compared with 57 percent of the men. Seventy-five percent of
the new male hit-makers of this time period subsequently scored a second top
20 single. But shockingly, in seven-and-a-half years, not one of the 10 women
with a first top 20 hit has landed a second one. (Kramer seems poised to be the
first since her “I Got the Boy” is ascending the chart. And while it’s not included
with these solo act statistics, it’s worth noting that female duo Maddie & Tae
recently cracked the top 20 with its second hit, “Fly.”)
One thing that hasn’t changed much — despite the perception that females are getting fewer opportunities — is
the percentage of new acts introduced in these time periods
that are women. That statistic has remained fairly consistent (in the 38-41 percent range for solo acts) through all
three periods. But in the most recent time frame, those
women have experienced disproportionately lower success
at country radio, according to the research.
Ghosh found that from 1992-1999, females represented
38 percent of the new solo acts that the big labels were
bringing to country radio, as well as 38 percent of the new
solo acts scoring their first top 20 hit and 39 percent of the
new solo acts scoring at least two top 20 hits.
From 2000-2007, females represented 41 percent of
the new solo acts being brought to country radio, 35 percent of the new solo
acts with a top 20 hit and 29 percent of the new solo acts with at least two hits.
From 2008 through 2015, females again represented 38 percent of the new
solo acts, but only 26 percent of them scored their first top 20 hit and, so far,
none of the new solo acts have notched a second hit.
As Ghosh writes in a recent blog post, “What we see is that the proportion
of solo females being brought to country radio remained pretty steady over
the three … blocks, but [their] success rate … has declined significantly. Meanwhile, success rates for men in scoring initial radio success have climbed,
while the success rates for solo men in consolidating initial radio success have
remained considerably higher.”
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Hot Country Songs
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WEEK
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J.JOYCE (L.ROSE,L.MCKENNA,H.LINDSEY)
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10
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41
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TAKE YOUR TIME
Z.CROWELL,S.MCANALLY (S.HUNT,J.OSBORNE,S.MCANALLY)
SANGRIA
S.HENDRICKS (J.T.HARDING,J.OSBORNE,T. ROSEN)
HOUSE PARTY
Z.CROWELL,S.MCANALLY (S.HUNT,Z.CROWELL,J.FLOWERS)
B.BEAVERS,J.ROBBINS (C.SMITH,B.BEAVERS,J.BEAVERS)
CRASH AND BURN
D.HUFF,J.FRASURE (J.FRASURE,C.STAPLETON)
LIKE A WRECKING BALL
J.JOYCE (E.CHURCH,C.BEATHARD)
TONIGHT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU
M.KNOX (D.DAVIDSON,R.AKINS,A.GORLEY)
BUY ME A BOAT
C.JANSON,C.DUBOIS,B.ANDERSON (C.JANSON,C.DUBOIS)
ONE HELL OF AN AMEN
D.HUFF (B.GILBERT,M.DEKLE,B.DAVIS)
LOVING YOU EASY
Z.BROWN (Z.BROWN,N.MOON,A.ANDERSON)
6
18
S.HENDRICKS (J.WILSON,M.WHITE)
17
18
23
L.WOOTEN,B.PAISLEY (B.PAISLEY,K.LOVELACE,L.T.MILLER)
20
21
27
M.J.CONES (Z.CROWELL,A.SANDERS,J.BOYER)
15
7
25
M.BRIGHT (C.UNDERWOOD,C. DESTEFANO,H.LINDSEY)
25
RE-ENTRY
21
25
28
27
26
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29
27
28
12
4
20
7
24
18
9
21
1
Canaan Smith
M
ERCURY
Thomas Rhett
V
ALORY
Eric Church
E MI NASHVILLE
Jason Aldean
B
ROKEN BOW
Chris Janson
W
ARNER BROS./WAR
Brantley Gilbert
V
ALORY
Zac Brown Band
0
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING
LITTLE TOY GUNS
LOSE MY MIND
R. COPPERMAN,B.ELDREDGE (B.ELDREDGE,H.MORGAN,R.COPPERMAN,B.BURTON,T.D.CALLAWAY,G.F.REVERBERI,G.P.REVERBERI)
LOVE IS YOUR NAME
D.HUFF (L.LEE,E.PASLAY)
YOUNG & CRAZY
M.ALTMAN,S.HENDRICKS (A.GORLEY,S.MCANALLY,R.AKINS)
REAL LIFE
S.MCANALLY,R. COPPERMAN (R.COPPERMAN,A.GORLEY,S.MCANALLY,J.OSBORNE)
DIAMOND RINGS AND OLD BARSTOOLS
B.GALLIMORE,T.MCGRAW (L.LAIRD,B.DEAN,J.SINGLETON)
BREAK UP WITH HIM
S.MCANALLY (M.RAMSEY,T. ROSEN,B.TURSI,G.SPRUNG,W.SELLERS)
I’M COMIN’ OVER
C.CROWDER,C.YOUNG (C.YOUNG,C.CROWDER,J.HOGE)
FLY
D.HUFF (M.MARLOW,T.DYE,T.VARTANYAN)
1
0
3
5
6
7
8
7
10
11
12
13
14
Brad Paisley
15
Dustin Lynch
B
ROKEN BOW
Carrie Underwood
1 9/ARISTA NASHVILLE
Brett Eldredge
A
TLANTIC/WMN
Steven Tyler
D
OT
Frankie Ballard
W
ARNER BROS./WAR
Jake Owen
R
CA NASHVILLE
Tim McGraw With Catherine Dunn
M
CGRAW/BIG MACHINE
Old Dominion
R
CA NASHVILLE
Chris Young
R
CA NASHVILLE
Maddie & Tae
D
OT
16
A
RISTA NASHVILLE
HELL OF A NIGHT
1
Michael Ray
W
ARNER BROS./WEA
CRUSHIN’ IT
2
Keith Urban
H
IT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE
D.HUFF,K.URBAN (S.MCANALLY,R.COPPERMAN,J.OSBORNE)
10
CHRIS
JANSON
Buy Me
A Boat
1
J OHN VARVATOS/REPUBLIC/BMLG/SOUTHERN GROUND
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16
19
24
HH Airplay Gainer HH
LOVE YOU LIKE THAT
20
PEAK
POSITION
Artist
J.STEVENS,J.STEVENS (D.DAVIDSON,C. DESTEFANO,A.GORLEY)
16
CERTIFIED
Little Big Town
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Luke Bryan
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Sam Hunt
M
CA NASHVILLE
Blake Shelton
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
Sam Hunt
M
CA NASHVILLE
IMPRINT / PROMOTION LABEL
HH NO. 1 (12 Weeks)/ Digital Gainer HH
KICK THE DUST UP
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23
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AGO
CHART PRODUCER (SONGWRITER)
1
32 GIRL CRUSH
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
6
18
19
20
21
11
23
8
25
46
Chris Janson sees his breakthrough single
“Buy Me A Boat” enter the top 10 on Hot
Country Songs (up 3 percent in streams and
9 percent in audience).
C A D I L L AC
THREE
White
Lightning
Country rockers The Cadillac Three’s “White
Lightning” makes its entry on Hot Country
Songs at No. 46. Lead singer Jaren Johnston
wrote the song about his wife, Evyn.
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Hot Country Songs
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WEEKS WKS ON TITLE
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CHART PRODUCER (SONGWRITER)
30
13 LET ME SEE YA GIRL
Artist
IMPRINT / PROMOTION LABEL
42
32
37
35
34
38
31
36
40
46
11
5
23
27
8
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14
20
15
3
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J.MOI (F.MCTEIGUE,C.G.TOMPKINS,C.WISEMAN)
HH Streaming Gainer HH
BURNING HOUSE
28
B.JAMES (K.MOORE,J.WEAVER,W.DAVIS)
Kip Moore
M
CA NASHVILLE
29
GONNA WANNA TONIGHT
Chase Rice
30
30
S.HENDRICKS (T.NICHOLS,C.HARRINGTON,J.L.SPEARS)
Hunter Hayes
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TLANTIC/WMN
Jana Kramer
E LEKTRA NASHVILLE/WAR
STAY A LITTLE LONGER
Brothers Osborne
E MI NASHVILLE
Luke Bryan
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Dan + Shay
W
ARNER BROS./WAR
Lady Antebellum
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Kenny Chesney
33
Kacey Musgraves
M
ERCURY
Parmalee
S
TONEY CREEK
Chase Rice
28
LoCash
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EVIVER
Randy Houser
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TONEY CREEK
Drake White
D
OT
Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
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CA NASHVILLE
RaeLynn
V
ALORY
41
The Cadillac Three
B
IG MACHINE
Austin Webb
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TREAMSOUND
Mo Pitney
C
URB
Dierks Bentley
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Lee Brice
C
URB
46
J.BHASKER,T.JOHNSON (C.OCHS,T.JOHNSON,J.BHASKER)
D
ACK JANIELS/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
C. DESTEFANO (S.MCANALLY,J.M.NITE,J.ROBBINS)
21
D.HUFF,H.HAYES (D.DAVIDSON,K.LOVELACE,A.GORLEY,H.HAYES)
I GOT THE BOY
J.JOYCE (J. OSBORNE,T.J. OSBORNE,S.MCANALLY)
GAMES
J.STEVENS (L.BRYAN,A.GORLEY)
NOTHIN’ LIKE YOU
C. DESTEFANO (D.SMYERS,S.MOONEY,A.GORLEY,C. DESTEFANO)
LONG STRETCH OF LOVE
N.CHAPMAN,LADY ANTEBELLUM (D.HAYWOOD,C.KELLEY,H.SCOTT,J.KEAR)
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY
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NV (M.THOMAS,S.THOMAS,B.KNOX,P.O’DONNELL,W.KIRBY)
47
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C. DESTEFANO (J.SOMERS-MORALES,D.C.TARPLEY JR.)
43
43
8
L.RIMES,P.BRUST,C.LUCAS (D.MYRICK,C.JANSON,C.LUCAS,P.BRUST)
44
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6
D.GEORGE (J.WILSON,M.ROGERS,J.KING)
46
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45
NEW
49
50
50
49
RE-ENTRY
RE-ENTRY
3
7
1
4
6
2
2
31
21
35
36
37
B
LUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
B.CANNON,K.CHESNEY (A.DORFF,M.RAMSEY,B.TURSI)
33
48
A
RISTA NASHVILLE
I’M TO BLAME
41
3
19
Cam
40
48
PEAK
POSITION
26
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
Florida Georgia Line
R
EPUBLIC NASHVILLE
ANYTHING GOES
38
45
CERTIFIED
Cole Swindell
M.CARTER (C.SWINDELL,M.CARTER,J.STEVENS)
39
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STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
K.MUSGRAVES,L.LAIRD,S.MCANALLY (K.MUSGRAVES,S.MCANALLY,B.CLARK)
ALREADY CALLIN’ YOU MINE
RIDE
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ACK JANIELS/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
I LOVE THIS LIFE
WE WENT
IT FEELS GOOD
R. COPPERMAN,J.S.STOVER (D.WHITE,P.PENCE,D.GEORGE)
SMOKIN’ AND DRINKIN’
F.LIDDELL,C.AINLAY,G.WORF (N.HEMBY,L.LAIRD,S.MCANALLY)
FOR A BOY
J.MOI (RAELYNN,L.VELTZ)
HH Hot Shot Debut HH
WHITE LIGHTNING
D.HUFF,J.NIEBANK (J.JOHNSTON)
ALL COUNTRY ON YOU
B.GALLIMORE (J.KEAR,MARK IRWIN,C.G.TOMPKINS)
COUNTRY
T.BROWN (M.PITNEY,B.TOMBERLIN,B.ANDERSON)
RISER
R. COPPERMAN (S.MOAKLER,T.MEADOWS)
THAT DON’T SOUND LIKE YOU
J.STONE,L.BRICE (L.BRICE,R.AKINS,A.GORLEY)
42
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32
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48
49
39
The week’s most popular country songs, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by
Nielsen Music. Descending titles below No. 25 are moved to recurrent after 20 weeks.
COUNTRY MARKET WATCH
A Weekly National Music Sales Report
YEAR-TO-DATE
Year-Over-Year
ALBUM
SALES Album Sales
’14
16.3 million
’15
14.1 million
’14
DIGITAL TRACKS SALES
’14
’15
64.3 million
For week ending July 9, 2015. Figures are rounded. Compiled from
a national sample of retail store and rack sales reports collected and
provided by Nielsen Music.
ALBUMS
DIGITAL
ALBUMS*
DIGITAL
TRACKS
This Week
742,000
276,000
3,658,000
Last Week
548,000
208,000
2,406,000
35.4%
32.7%
52.0%
485,000
154,000
2,925,000
53.0%
79.2%
25.1%
Change
78.1 million
000.0 million
Overall Unit Sales
Weekly ’15
Unit Sales
This Week Last Year
Change
2014
2015
CHANGE
Albums
16,347,000
14,099,000
-13.8%
Digital Tracks
78,050,000
64,305,000
-17.6%
Sales by Album Format
Physical
Digital
2014
2015
10,794,000
8,882,000
9.0%
5,553,000
5,217,000
-6.1%
*Digital album sales are also counted within album sales.
For inquiries about any Nielsen Music data, please contact Josh Bennett at 615-807-1338 or [email protected]
CHANGE
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MCA NASHVILLE 021502/UMGN ()
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JEKYLL + HYDE
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JOHN VARVATOS/SOUTHERN GROUND/BMLG 022962/REPUBLIC ()
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REPUBLIC NASHVILLE /BMLG ()
ANYTHING GOES
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12 12 21 41 BLAKE
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SPRING BREAK... CHECKIN’ OUT
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15 12 101 LUKE
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 018733/UMGN ()
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MERCURY 022745/UMGN ()
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L UKE BRYAN ( Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
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AM HUNT ( MCA Nashville/UMGN)
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T HOMAS RHETT ( Valory/BMLG)
30 24 9 COURTESY OF THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE (THE ANGRY AMERICAN)
T OBY KEITH ( DreamWorks/Show Dog-Universal)
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BLAKE SHELTON ( Warner Bros./WMN)
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ANAAN SMITH ( Mercury/UMGN)
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J ASON ALDEAN ( Broken Bow/BBMG)
12 LOVING YOU EASY
Z AC BROWN BAND (John Varvatos/Southern Ground/BMLG/Republic)
13 14 22 LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT
ELSEA BALLERINI ( Black River)
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COUNTRY
DIGITAL SONGS
TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS
8 LET ME SEE YA GIRL
OLE SWINDELL ( Warner Bros./WMN)
C
4 STAY A LITTLE LONGER
ROTHERS OSBORNE ( EMI Nashville/UMGN)
B
9 YOUNG & CRAZY
F RANKIE BALLARD ( Warner Bros./WMN)
21 I GOT THE BOY
J ANA KRAMER ( Elektra Nashville/WMN)
RE-ENTRY
BURNING HOUSE
AM (Arista Nashville/SMN)
C
8 FLY
MADDIE & TAE (Dot/BMLG)
38 35 57 BOTTOMS UP
RANTLEY GILBERT ( Valory/BMLG)
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L EE GREENWOOD ( MCA Nashville/Capitol Nashville/Curb)
39 36 43 AMERICAN KIDS
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J AKE OWEN ( RCA Nashville/SMN)
40 38 85 THIS IS HOW WE ROLL
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FEAT. LUKE BRYAN ( Republic Nashville/BMLG)
18 ONE HELL OF AN AMEN
RANTLEY GILBERT ( Valory/BMLG)
B
41 37 22 DON’T IT
ILLY CURRINGTON ( Mercury/UMGN)
B
12 KISS YOU IN THE MORNING
ICHAEL RAY ( Warner Bros./WMN)
M
42 40 157 CRUISE
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE (Republic Nashville/BMLG)
9 BREAK UP WITH HIM
LD DOMINION ( RCA Nashville/SMN)
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RETT ELDREDGE ( Atlantic/WMN)
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HRIS YOUNG ( RCA Nashville/SMN)
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L UKE BRYAN ( Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
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AM HUNT ( MCA Nashville/UMGN)
S
45 41 176 CHICKEN FRIED
Z AC BROWN BAND (Home Grown/Atlantic/Bigger Picture)
TRAVELLER
21 20 25 LITTLE TOY GUNS
ARRIE UNDERWOOD ( 19/Arista Nashville/SMN)
C
46 43 40 AIN’T WORTH THE WHISKEY
OLE SWINDELL ( Warner Bros./WMN)
C
35 BIGGEST HITS
22 21 21 DIAMOND RINGS AND OLD BARSTOOL
T IM MCGRAW WITH CATHERINE DUNN (McGraw/Big Machine/BMLG)
47 47 105 WAGON WHEEL
ARIUS RUCKER ( Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
D
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23 23 26 HOMEGROWN
ZAC BROWN BAND (John Varvatos/Southern Ground/BMLG/Republic)
48 45 26 ALL SUMMER LONG
ID ROCK ( Top Dog/Atlantic/AG)
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F LORIDA GEORGIA LINE (Republic Nashville/BMLG)
CRUSHIN’ IT
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defined as current if they are less than 18 months old or older than 18 months but still residing in the Billboard
200’s top 100. Charts update weekly on Thurdays at www.Billboard.Biz/charts. Copyright 2015, Prometheus
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LUKE BRYAN ( Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
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Music. Charts update weekly on Thurdays at www.Billboard.Biz/charts. Copyright 2015, Prometheus
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KICK THE DUST UP
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LIKE A WRECKING BALL
ERIC CHURCH
SANGRIA
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DON’T IT
16 B
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LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT
8 KELSEA BALLERINI
GOD BLESS THE USA
4 LEE GREENWOOD
LITTLE TOY GUNS
12 CARRIE UNDERWOOD
SIPPIN’ ON FIRE
16 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
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CRUISE
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PLAY IT AGAIN
68 LUKE BRYAN
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN 3:16
4 KEITH URBAN
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Z AC BROWN BAND
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on leading online music services. Charts update weekly on Thurdays at www.Billboard.Biz/charts. Copyright
2015, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
TITLE P ublishing-Licensing Org.
(Songwriter) C hart Position
21 EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Two Chord Georgia Music, BMI/
EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Didn’t Have To Be Music Publishing,
ASCAP/External Combustion Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music Corp.,
ASCAP/Atlas Music Publishing, ASCAP/Ogden Avenue Publishing,
BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI (D.Davidson, K.Lovelace, A.Gorley,
H.Hayes) 38
35 MPH TOWN Tokeco Tunes, BMI/Bobby’s Lyrics, Land
And Livestock, BMI/Do Write Music, LLC, BMI (T.Keith, B.Pinson) 4 8
A ALL COUNTRY ON YOU G lobal Dog Music, ASCAP/
Book Of Spells, ASCAP/Green Vinyl Music, ASCAP/Big Loud Songs,
ASCAP/Play Animal, ASCAP (J.Kear, Mark Irwin, C.G.Tompkins) 4 0
ALREADY CALLIN’ YOU MINE 27861 Music,
BMI/Revelry Music, BMI/Gallo And Landers Music LLC, BMI/
Sixteen Stars Music, BMI/HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., BMI/
Rooster Pecked Music, BMI/Steel Wheels Music, BMI/Big Loud
Bucks, BMI/Kirbtone Music, BMI (M.Thomas, S.Thomas, B.Knox,
P.O’Donnell, W.Kirby) 3 3
ANYTHING GOES R usty Muffler Songs, ASCAP/Kobalt
Music Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP/Big Loud Songs, ASCAP/
Play Animal, ASCAP/Big Loud Shirt Industries, ASCAP (F.McTeigue,
C.G.Tompkins, C.Wiseman) 2 8
B BABY BE MY LOVE SONG M
usic Of Cal IV, BMI/
Tractor Factor Music, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Songs Of
Brett, ASCAP/External Combustion Music, ASCAP (J.Collins, Brett
James) 7
BACKROAD SONG Climbing Windmills, BMI/House Of
Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP (G.Smith, F.Rogers) 5 7
BETTER THAN YOU LEFT ME M
ickey’s Island
Publishing, BMI/Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Chaylynn Music,
BMI/Music Of Parallel, BMI/Schoot Heard Around The World
Songs, BMI/Downtown DMP Songs, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc.,
BMI/Art In The Pain Publishing, BMI (M.Guyton, J.Hanson, J.Schott,
N.Chapman) 3 5
BREAK UP WITH HIM Sonic Geo Music, ASCAP/
Calhoun Enterprises, ASCAP/Music Of RPM, ASCAP/HoriPro
Entertainment Group, Inc., ASCAP/ReHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/
Smacktown Music, ASCAP/Wrensong Publishing Corp., ASCAP/
Songs Of Big Deal, ASCAP/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC,
ASCAP/Sharkules Music, ASCAP/Tiny Handstand, ASCAP (M.
Ramsey, T. Rosen, B.Tursi, G.Sprung, W.Sellers) 2 6
BURNING HOUSE M
arvelous Oaks Records, ASCAP/
One Year Yesterday Publishing, BMI/Jeff Bhasker Publishing
Designee, BMI (C.Ochs, T.Johnson, J.Bhasker) 2 9
BUY ME A BOAT B uckkilla Music, BMI/Red Vinyl
Music, Inc., BMI/House Of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP (C.Janson,
C.DuBois) 1 6
C COUNTRY M
ike Curb Music, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing,
BMI/Mr. Bubba Music, BMI (M.Pitney, B.Tomberlin, B.Anderson) 3 7
CRASH AND BURN R io Bravo Music, Inc., BMI/
WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Ken Tucky Music, ASCAP (J.Frasure,
C.Stapleton) 1 4
CRAZY TOO International Dog Music, BMI/Clarity Tree
Music, BMI/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink,
ASCAP/Songs of Parallel, ASCAP/Vista Loma Music, ASCAP (K.
Rochelle, S.McAnally, L.Clark) 5 9
CRUSHIN’ IT H ouse Of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP/Making
The Turn Music, BMI/Do Write Music, LLC, BMI/Warner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp., BMI/The Country And Western Music, BMI (B.
Paisley, K.Lovelace, L.T.Miller) 1 1
D DIBS Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/KNB Music, ASCAP/DHM
Administration, ASCAP/Nyssa Music, ASCAP/Jason Duke Music,
ASCAP (K.Ballerini, J.Kerr, R.Griffin, J.Duke) 5 4
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DRINKIN’ TOWN WITH A FOOTBALL
PROBLEM EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Line In The
Sand, BMI/Taste Of Crow Music, BMI/Your Ears Will Never Go
Hungry, BMI/Archenland Music, BMI/Gypsy Girl Music, BMI
(A.Henningsen, B.Henningsen, C.Henningsen, E.McDavid Elkins,
V.A.Olivarez) 4 7
F FLY Super Big Music, ASCAP/Not Your Average Girl Music,
ASCAP/Silva Tone Music, ASCAP (M.Marlow, T.Dye, T.Vartanyan) 1 9
G GIRL CRUSH W
arner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING M
agic Mustang
Music Inc., BMI/Big Loud Bucks, BMI/Downtown DMP Songs,
BMI/Music Of Parallel, BMI/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing
Corp., BMI (J.Wilson, M.White) 6
L LET ME SEE YA GIRL S ony/ATV Tree Publishing,
BMI/243 Music, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing,
ASCAP (C.Swindell, M.Carter, J.Stevens) 2 2
LIKE A WRECKING BALL S ony/ATV Tree
Publishing, BMI/Longer And Louder Music, BMI/Sony/ATV
Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Six Ring Circus Songs, BMI ( E.Church,
C.Beathard) 1 5
Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/
Hoodie Songs, BMI/HillarodyRathbone Music, ASCAP/BMG Rights LITTLE BIT OF YOU O rbison Music, LLC, BMI/
Management (US) LLC, ASCAP (L.Rose, L.McKenna, H.Lindsey) 4
BMG Rights Management, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/
Funky Friar Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/
GOING OUT LIKE THAT W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/
Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP (C.Bryant, D.George,
Tar-Cam-Knox Music, ASCAP/Thankful For This Music, ASCAP/
A.Gorley) 4 2
Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP/EMI Blackwood Music
LONG
STRETCH OF LOVE B eards And Bullets
Inc., BMI/Becky’s Boy Music, ASCAP/Brooks County Boy Music,
Music, ASCAP/30A Getaway Songs, ASCAP/Hobbs Hill
BMI (B.Hayslip, R.Akins, J.Sellers) 3 1
Publishing, SESAC/Global Dog Music, ASCAP/Book Of Spells,
GONNA WANNA TONIGHT U niversal Music
ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC
Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP/EMI April Music, Inc.,
(D.Haywood, C.Kelley, H.Scott, J.Kear) 2 5
ASCAP/Jon Mark Nite Music, ASCAP/Extraordinary Alien
LOSE MY MIND S ony/ATV Countryside, BMI/Paris
Publishing, ASCAP (S.McAnally, J.M.Nite, J.Robbins) 2 1
Not France Music, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
H EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room,
BMI/Universal Music Italia, srl/Killer Tracks, BMI/Warner/
HELL OF A NIGHT External Combustion Music, ASCAP/
Chappell Music Publishing Ltd., PRS/Warner-Tamerlane
Songs Of Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/
Publishing Corp., BMI/BMG Chrysalis Music, ASCAP/
Who Wants To Buy My Publishing, ASCAP/Year Of The Dog
Music, ASCAP/Peertunes, Ltd., SESAC/Jaron Boyer Music, SESAC (Z. BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, ASCAP ( B.Eldredge,
H.Morgan, R.Copperman, B.Burton, T.D.Callaway, G.F.Reverberi,
Crowell, A.Sanders, J.Boyer) 1 2
G.P.Reverberi) 1 7
HOUSE PARTY U niversal Music Corporation, ASCAP/
LOVE
YOU LIKE THAT B MG Gold Songs,
Three Mules Music, ASCAP/External Combustion Music, ASCAP/
ASCAP/Skinny Fat Nashville Music, BMI/BMG RM US LLC,
Who Wants To Buy My Publishing, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside
BMI/BMG Platinum Songs, BMI/Music Of Big Deal, BMI/
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music Corp.,
Stalefish Music, BMI/BMG RM US LLC, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Tree
ASCAP (S.Hunt, Z.Crowell, J.Flowers) 1 3
Publishing, BMI/Dontcallmebrett Musicm, BMI (C.Smith,
B.Beavers, J.Beavers) 1
I I GOT THE BOY W
arner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
BMI/Nichols Boys Music, BMI/Made For This Music, BMI/All
For This Music, BMI/Sweet Jamie Music, Inc., BMI (T.Nichols,
C.Harrington, J.L.Spears) 3 6
I LOVE THIS LIFE Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
Red Vinyl Music, Inc., BMI/Round Hill, BMI (D.Myrick, C.Janson,
C.Lucas, P.Brust) 4 3
I’M COMIN’ OVER EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/
Goodbye Pants Music, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Songs From
The Rose Hotel, ASCAP/EMI Foray Music, SESAC/Write 2 Be Free
Music, SESAC (C.Young, C.Crowder, J.Hoge) 3 4
I’M TO BLAME W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Cool Change
Music, ASCAP/Music Of The Corn, ASCAP/Magic Mustang Music
Inc., BMI/Reefer Road Music, Inc., BMI/Big Loud Bucks, BMI (K.
Moore, J.Weaver, W.Davis) 2 3
IT FEELS GOOD EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Reverend
Jack Music, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, ASCAP/WB
Music Corp., ASCAP/Funky Friar Music, ASCAP/Nury3000 Music,
SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC (D.White, P.Pence, D.George) 3 9
J JIM AND JACK AND HANK EMI April Music, Inc.,
ASCAP/Tri-Angels Music, ASCAP (A.Jackson) 5 6
JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN
3:16 Smack Hits, GMR/Kobalt Music Group Ltd., GMR/EMI
Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room, BMI/Songs
Of Black River, ASCAP/One Little Indian Creek Music, ASCAP (S.
McAnally, R.Copperman, J.Osborne) 1 8
K KICK THE DUST UP EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/
Two Chord Georgia Music, BMI/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/
Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs,
ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP (D.Davidson, C. DeStefano,
A.Gorley) 8
LOVING YOU EASY D ay For The Dead Publishing,
SESAC/Southern Ground, SESAC/Cash Box Music, BMI ( Z.
Brown, N.Moon, A.Anderson) 1 0
N NOTHIN’ LIKE YOU W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Beats
And Banjos, ASCAP/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
BMI/Shay Mooney Music, ASCAP/Highly Combustible Music,
ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/EMI April Music,
Inc., ASCAP/Sugar Glider Music, ASCAP (D.Smyers, S.Mooney,
A.Gorley, C. DeStefano) 2 4
O ONE HELL OF AN AMEN W
arner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp., BMI/Indiana Angel Music, BMI/Royal
Doll Music, ASCAP/Mike Curb Music, BMI ( B.Gilbert, M.Dekle,
B.Davis) 5
ON TO SOMETHING GOOD M
onroe Suede
Publishing, BMI/Songs Of Kobalt Music Publishing America,
Inc., BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative Nation
Music, BMI/Country Paper, BMI/Pulse Nation, BMI/Twangin
And Slangin Songs, BMI ( A.Monroe, B.Dean, L.Laird) 5 5
R REAL LIFE E MI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By
Red Room, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Combustion
Engine Music, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Sadie’s
Favorite Songs, ASCAP/Smack Hits, GMR/Kobalt Music
Group Ltd., GMR/Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/One Little
Indian Creek Music, ASCAP ( R.Copperman, A.Gorley, S.McAnally,
J.Osborne) 2 0
RISER S ongs Of Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.,
BMI/Nan Jam Music Publishing, BMI/She And I, LLC, BMI/It’s
Killer Music, BMI (S.Moakler, T.Meadows) 4 9
RUN AWAY WITH YOU J Money Music, ASCAP/
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP/WarnerTamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI (J.D.Rich, Michael Ray) 3 0
S SANGRIA SONGS Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Mighty
Seven, ASCAP/Heavy Metal Disco, ASCAP/Songs Of SMP, ASCAP/
One Little Indian Creek Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Black River,
ASCAP/ReHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/Smacktown Music, ASCAP
(J.T.Harding, J.Osborne, T. Rosen) 3
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY Songs Of Universal,
Inc., BMI/Endorffin Music, BMI/Sonic Geo Music, ASCAP/Calhoun
Enterprises, ASCAP/Music Of RPM, ASCAP/HoriPro Entertainment
Group, Inc., ASCAP/Songs Of Big Deal, ASCAP/BMG Rights
Management (US) LLC, ASCAP (A.Dorff, M.Ramsey, B.Tursi) 2 7
SMOKIN’ AND DRINKIN’ EMI Blackwood Music Inc.,
BMI/Wruckestrike, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Twangin
And Slangin Songs, BMI/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/
Smack Ink, ASCAP (N.Hemby, L.Laird, S.McAnally) 4 1
SOUTHERN STYLE U niversal Music Corporation,
ASCAP/Cadaja Publishing, ASCAP/Memphianna, ASCAP/WarnerTamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/T-Bird’s Music, BMI (D.Rucker,
R.Rutherford, T.James) 4 4
STAY A LITTLE LONGER W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/
All The Kings Pens, ASCAP/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/
Smack Ink, ASCAP (J. Osborne, T.J. Osborne, S.McAnally) 3 2
T THAT DON’T SOUND LIKE YOU M
ike Curb
Music, BMI/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Rhettro Music, BMI/
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/External Combustion Music,
ASCAP/Out Of The Taperoom Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music Corp.,
ASCAP (L.Brice, R.Akins, A.Gorley) 5 3
THAT LOOK Tunes From HTK, BMI (A.Watson) 6 0
(THIS AIN’T NO) DRUNK DIAL W
arner-
Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/Carolina June Publishing, BMI/
Greatshakin Music, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Crowder
Taylor Publishing, BMI/Nettwerk One Music, BMI/Revelry Music,
BMI/Nevada House Music, BMI/Nettwerk One Music Limited
Canada, SOCAN/Cale Dodds Publishing, ASCAP (M.Hobby,
C.Crowder, N.Mason, C.Dodds) 5 0
TOMORROW TONIGHT Legends Of Magic Mustang
Music, SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/Skabetti Bowl Of Songs,
SESAC/Nineteen64 Music, BMI (C.Campbell, J.Wilson, V.McGehee) 5 1
TONIGHT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU EMI
Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Two Chord Georgia Music, BMI/Brooks
County Boy Music, BMI/Highly Combustible Music, ASCAP/WB
Music Corp., ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP (D.Davidson,
R.Akins, A.Gorley) 2
TRANS AM Legends Of Magic Mustang Music,
SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/Barragina Music, SESAC/Mack
2 Music, BMI/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/Songs Of
Universal, Inc., BMI/Art In The Pain Publishing, BMI/Skull Town
Sounds, BMI (K.Thompson, S.Thompson, N.Chapman, B.Daly) 4 5
W WE WENT Legends Of Magic Mustang Music, SESAC/W.B.M.
Music Corp., SESAC/ole Canalco Publishing, ASCAP/Ole Ole,
ASCAP/Songs Of Razor And Tie Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Black
River, ASCAP (J.Wilson, M.Rogers, J.King) 4 6
WHITE LIGHTNING Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing,
ASCAP/Texa Rae Music, ASCAP (J.Johnston) 5 2
WITHDRAWALS G lobal Dog Music, ASCAP/Words
& Music, ASCAP/Lunalight Music, ASCAP/Bughouse, ASCAP/
Dash8 Music, ASCAP/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, ASCAP/
HillarodyRathbone Music, ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP (J.
Kear, G.Sampson, H.Lindsey) 5 8
Y YOUNG & CRAZY External Combustion Music, ASCAP/
Out Of The Taperoom Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Universal Music
Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.,
BMI/Brooks County Boy Music, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP (A.
Gorley, S.McAnally, R.Akins) 9
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TITLE P ublishing-Licensing Org.
(Songwriter) C hart Position
21 E MI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Two Chord Georgia
Music, BMI/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Didn’t Have
To Be Music Publishing, ASCAP/External Combustion
Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside Independent Music
Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Atlas
Music Publishing, ASCAP/Ogden Avenue Publishing,
BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI (D.Davidson, K.Lovelace,
A.Gorley, H.Hayes) 3 1
A ALL COUNTRY ON YOU G lobal Dog Music,
ASCAP/Book Of Spells, ASCAP/Green Vinyl Music,
ASCAP/Big Loud Songs, ASCAP/Play Animal, ASCAP ( J.
Kear, Mark Irwin, C.G.Tompkins) 4 7
ALREADY CALLIN’ YOU MINE 2 7861
Music, BMI/Revelry Music, BMI/Gallo And Landers
Music LLC, BMI/Sixteen Stars Music, BMI/HoriPro
Entertainment Group, Inc., BMI/Rooster Pecked
Music, BMI/Steel Wheels Music, BMI/Big Loud Bucks,
BMI/Kirbtone Music, BMI (M.Thomas, S.Thomas, B.Knox,
P.O’Donnell, W.Kirby) 3 9
ANYTHING GOES R usty Muffler Songs, ASCAP/
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP/Big
Loud Songs, ASCAP/Play Animal, ASCAP/Big Loud Shirt
Industries, ASCAP ( F.McTeigue, C.G.Tompkins, C.Wiseman) 2 7
B BISCUITS W
arner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
BMI/351 Music, BMI/Universal Music Corporation,
ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP/House Of Sea Gayle Music,
ASCAP/Highway 508 Songs, ASCAP/ClearBox Rights,
ASCAP (K.Musgraves, S.McAnally, B.Clark) 3 8
BREAK UP WITH HIM S onic Geo Music,
ASCAP/Calhoun Enterprises, ASCAP/Music Of RPM,
ASCAP/HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., ASCAP/
ReHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/Smacktown Music, ASCAP/
Wrensong Publishing Corp., ASCAP/Songs Of Big Deal,
ASCAP/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, ASCAP/
Sharkules Music, ASCAP/Tiny Handstand, ASCAP (M.
Ramsey, T. Rosen, B.Tursi, G.Sprung, W.Sellers) 2 3
BURNING HOUSE M
arvelous Oaks Records,
ASCAP/One Year Yesterday Publishing, BMI/Jeff
Bhasker Publishing Designee, BMI ( C.Ochs, T.Johnson,
J.Bhasker) 2 8
BUY ME A BOAT B uckkilla Music, BMI/Red Vinyl
Music, Inc., BMI/House Of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP ( C.
Janson, C.DuBois) 1 0
C COUNTRY Mike Curb Music, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree
Publishing, BMI/Mr. Bubba Music, BMI (M.Pitney,
B.Tomberlin, B.Anderson) 4 8
CRASH AND BURN R io Bravo Music, Inc., BMI/
WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Ken Tucky Music, ASCAP (J.
Frasure, C.Stapleton) 7
CRUSHIN’ IT H ouse Of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP/
Making The Turn Music, BMI/Do Write Music, LLC, BMI/
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/The Country
And Western Music, BMI ( B.Paisley, K.Lovelace, L.T.Miller) 1 5
D DIAMOND RINGS AND OLD
BARSTOOLS Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/
Creative Nation Music, BMI/Twangin And Slangin
Songs, BMI/Country Paper, BMI/Pulse Nation, BMI/BMG
Gold Songs, ASCAP/Glassbean, ASCAP/We Jam Writers
Group, ASCAP ( L.Laird, B.Dean, J.Singleton) 2 2
F FLY S uper Big Music, ASCAP/Not Your Average Girl
Music, ASCAP/Silva Tone Music, ASCAP (M.Marlow, T.Dye,
T.Vartanyan) 2 5
FOR A BOY S uper Big Music, ASCAP/I Take The
Bull By The Horns, ASCAP/Prescription Songs, LLC.,
ASCAP/Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP/
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/Oh Denise
Publishing, BMI/Bug Music, Inc., BMI/Big Machine
Music, BMI ( RaeLynn, L.Veltz) 4 5
G GAMES S ony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Peanut Mill
Songs, BMI/Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s
Favorite Songs, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP ( L.Bryan,
A.Gorley) 3 4
GIRL CRUSH W
arner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
KISS YOU IN THE MORNING M
agic
Mustang Music Inc., BMI/Big Loud Bucks, BMI/
Downtown DMP Songs, BMI/Music Of Parallel, BMI/
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI ( J.Wilson,
M.White) 1 4
L LET ME SEE YA GIRL S ony/ATV Tree
Publishing, BMI/243 Music, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Cross Keys
Publishing, ASCAP ( C.Swindell, M.Carter, J.Stevens) 2 6
LIKE A WRECKING BALL S ony/ATV Tree
Publishing, BMI/Longer And Louder Music, BMI/Sony/
ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Six Ring Circus Songs, BMI
(E.Church, C.Beathard) 8
BMI/Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, BMI/Songs Of Universal,
Inc., BMI/Hoodie Songs, BMI/HillarodyRathbone Music,
LITTLE TOY GUNS C arrie-Okie Music, BMI/EMI
ASCAP/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, ASCAP ( L.
April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Sugar Glider Music, ASCAP/
Rose, L.McKenna, H.Lindsey) 1
HillarodyRathbone Music, ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs,
GONNA WANNA TONIGHT U niversal
ASCAP (C.Underwood, C. DeStefano, H.Lindsey) 1 7
Music Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP/EMI
LONG STRETCH OF LOVE B eards And
April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Jon Mark Nite Music, ASCAP/
Bullets Music, ASCAP/30A Getaway Songs, ASCAP/
Extraordinary Alien Publishing, ASCAP ( S.McAnally,
Hobbs Hill Publishing, SESAC/Global Dog Music,
J.M.Nite, J.Robbins) 3 0
ASCAP/Book Of Spells, ASCAP/WB Music Corp.,
H ASCAP/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC ( D.Haywood, C.Kelley,
H.Scott, J.Kear) 3 6
HELL OF A NIGHT E xternal Combustion
Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside Independent
LOSE MY MIND S ony/ATV Countryside, BMI/Paris
Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Who Wants To Buy My
Not France Music, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
Publishing, ASCAP/Year Of The Dog Music, ASCAP/
EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room,
Peertunes, Ltd., SESAC/Jaron Boyer Music, SESAC ( Z.
BMI/Universal Music Italia, srl/Killer Tracks, BMI/
Crowell, A.Sanders, J.Boyer) 1 6
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd., PRS/WarnerTamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/BMG Chrysalis Music,
HOUSE PARTY U niversal Music Corporation,
ASCAP/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, ASCAP ( B.
ASCAP/Three Mules Music, ASCAP/External Combustion
Eldredge, H.Morgan, R.Copperman, B.Burton, T.D.Callaway,
Music, ASCAP/Who Wants To Buy My Publishing,
G.F.Reverberi, G.P.Reverberi) 1 8
ASCAP/Songs Of Southside Independent Music
Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP ( S.Hunt, LOVE IS YOUR NAME R ound Hill Works,
Z.Crowell, J.Flowers) 5
BMI/Hear Candy Music, BMI/Riding Songs, LLC, BMI/
Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l./Five Stone Publishing,
I ASCAP/Spirit Two Nashville Music, Inc., ASCAP ( L.Lee,
E.Paslay) 1 9
I GOT THE BOY Warner-Tamerlane Publishing
Corp., BMI/Nichols Boys Music, BMI/Made For This
LOVE YOU LIKE THAT B MG Gold Songs,
Music, BMI/All For This Music, BMI/Sweet Jamie Music,
ASCAP/Skinny Fat Nashville Music, BMI/BMG RM US
Inc., BMI ( T.Nichols, C.Harrington, J.L.Spears) 3 2
LLC, BMI/BMG Platinum Songs, BMI/Music Of Big Deal,
BMI/Stalefish Music, BMI/BMG RM US LLC, ASCAP/Sony/
I LOVE THIS LIFE S ony/ATV Tree Publishing,
ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Dontcallmebrett Musicm, BMI
BMI/Red Vinyl Music, Inc., BMI/Round Hill, BMI (D.
(C.Smith, B.Beavers, J.Beavers) 6
Myrick, C.Janson, C.Lucas, P.Brust) 4 1
I’M COMIN’ OVER E MI Blackwood Music Inc.,
BMI/Goodbye Pants Music, BMI/WB Music Corp.,
ASCAP/Songs From The Rose Hotel, ASCAP/EMI Foray
Music, SESAC/Write 2 Be Free Music, SESAC (C.Young,
C.Crowder, J.Hoge) 2 4
I’M TO BLAME W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Cool
Change Music, ASCAP/Music Of The Corn, ASCAP/Magic
Mustang Music Inc., BMI/Reefer Road Music, Inc., BMI/
Big Loud Bucks, BMI ( K.Moore, J.Weaver, W.Davis) 2 9
IT FEELS GOOD E MI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/
Reverend Jack Music, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Cross Keys
Publishing, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Funky Friar
Music, ASCAP/Nury3000 Music, SESAC/W.B.M. Music
Corp., SESAC ( D.White, P.Pence, D.George) 4 3
J JOHN COUGAR, JOHN DEERE, JOHN
3:16 S mack Hits, GMR/Kobalt Music Group Ltd.,
GMR/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red
Room, BMI/Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/One Little
Indian Creek Music, ASCAP ( S.McAnally, R.Copperman,
J.Osborne) 1 3
K KICK THE DUST UP E MI Blackwood Music Inc.,
BMI/Two Chord Georgia Music, BMI/EMI April Music,
Inc., ASCAP/Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s
Favorite Songs, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP ( D.
Davidson, C. DeStefano, A.Gorley) 2
LOVING YOU EASY D ay For The Dead
Publishing, SESAC/Southern Ground, SESAC/Cash Box
Music, BMI ( Z.Brown, N.Moon, A.Anderson) 1 2
N NOTHIN’ LIKE YOU W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/
Beats And Banjos, ASCAP/Warner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp., BMI/Shay Mooney Music, ASCAP/
Highly Combustible Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite
Songs, ASCAP/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Sugar
Glider Music, ASCAP (D.Smyers, S.Mooney, A.Gorley, C.
DeStefano) 3 5
O ONE HELL OF AN AMEN W
arner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp., BMI/Indiana Angel Music, BMI/Royal
Doll Music, ASCAP/Mike Curb Music, BMI ( B.Gilbert,
M.Dekle, B.Davis) 1 1
R REAL LIFE E MI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs
By Red Room, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/WB Music Corp.,
ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/Smack Hits,
GMR/Kobalt Music Group Ltd., GMR/Songs Of Black
River, ASCAP/One Little Indian Creek Music, ASCAP (R.
Copperman, A.Gorley, S.McAnally, J.Osborne) 2 1
RIDE S ony/ATV Ballad, BMI/SoMo Global Publishing,
BMI/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/Evenyre
Music, BMI ( J.Somers-Morales, D.C.Tarpley Jr.) 4 0
RISER S ongs Of Kobalt Music Publishing America,
Inc., BMI/Nan Jam Music Publishing, BMI/She And I,
LLC, BMI/It’s Killer Music, BMI (S.Moakler, T.Meadows) 4 9
S SANGRIA S ONGS Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/
Mighty Seven, ASCAP/Heavy Metal Disco, ASCAP/
Songs Of SMP, ASCAP/One Little Indian Creek Music,
ASCAP/Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/ReHits Music, Inc.,
ASCAP/Smacktown Music, ASCAP (J.T.Harding, J.Osborne,
T. Rosen) 4
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY S ongs
Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Endorffin Music, BMI/Sonic
Geo Music, ASCAP/Calhoun Enterprises, ASCAP/
Music Of RPM, ASCAP/HoriPro Entertainment Group,
Inc., ASCAP/Songs Of Big Deal, ASCAP/BMG Rights
Management (US) LLC, ASCAP ( A.Dorff, M.Ramsey,
B.Tursi) 3 7
SMOKIN’ AND DRINKIN’ E MI Blackwood
Music Inc., BMI/Wruckestrike, BMI/Songs Of Universal,
Inc., BMI/Twangin And Slangin Songs, BMI/Universal
Music Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP (N.Hemby,
L.Laird, S.McAnally) 4 4
STAY A LITTLE LONGER W
B Music Corp.,
ASCAP/All The Kings Pens, ASCAP/Universal Music
Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP ( J. Osborne, T.J.
Osborne, S.McAnally) 3 3
T TAKE YOUR TIME U niversal Music Corporation,
ASCAP/Three Mules Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Black
River, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP ( S.Hunt, J.Osborne,
S.McAnally) 3
THAT DON’T SOUND LIKE YOU M
ike
Curb Music, BMI/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/
Rhettro Music, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing,
BMI/External Combustion Music, ASCAP/Out Of
The Taperoom Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music
Corp., ASCAP ( L.Brice, R.Akins, A.Gorley) 5 0
TONIGHT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU E MI
Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Two Chord Georgia Music,
BMI/Brooks County Boy Music, BMI/Highly Combustible
Music, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite
Songs, ASCAP ( D.Davidson, R.Akins, A.Gorley) 9
W WE WENT Legends Of Magic Mustang Music,
SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/ole Canalco
Publishing, ASCAP/Ole Ole, ASCAP/Songs Of Razor And
Tie Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Black River, ASCAP (J.Wilson,
M.Rogers, J.King) 4 2
WHITE LIGHTNING S ony/ATV Cross Keys
Publishing, ASCAP/Texa Rae Music, ASCAP (J.Johnston)
46
Y YOUNG & CRAZY E xternal Combustion Music,
ASCAP/Out Of The Taperoom Music, ASCAP/Songs Of
Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/
Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink,
ASCAP/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Brooks County
Boy Music, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP ( A.Gorley,
S.McAnally, R.Akins) 2 0

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