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Country Update
Country Update
BILLBOARD.COM/NEWSLETTERS
INSIDE
Dierks Bentley’s Black
Has Velvet Touch
>page 4
Carrie, Kelsea,
Church:
Late CMA Fest Adds
>page 10
Tube-ular:
Dan + Shay,
Billy Ray, Kellie
>page 11
Makin’ Tracks:
Florida Georgia Line’s
‘H.O.L.Y.’
>page 15
Stark Report:
Former Miami PD
Makes ‘Air’ Waves
>page 16
Country Coda: Tim
McGraw & Faith Hill’s
‘It’s Your Love’
>page 21
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JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 1 OF 21
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After 45 RPM Start, CMA Music Fest
Morphs Into High-Tech Maturity
As the Country Music Association prepares for an expected
80,000 fans a day to partake in the 45th annual CMA Music
Festival this week in downtown Nashville, it’s amusing to consider the event’s 45-rpm beginnings.
Satellite broadcaster SiriusXM and
streaming services Pandora and Spotify will have official roles or adjunct
events in conjunction with the June
9-12 gathering. And the festival’s signature concerts — four nights of Nissan Stadium shows with big video
screens, elaborate lighting and such
headliners as Carrie Underwood,
Keith Urban and Jason Aldean —
will be captured and condensed into
an Aug. 3 ABC TV special, creating
a multitiered entertainment vehicle
that could never have been predicted
in the event’s humble early days.
“Technologically, the production
has just changed so much,” says Conway Entertainment Group president
Tony Conway, who produced the festival for 11 years as a volunteer CMA
board member. “When we were at Municipal Auditorium [in the 1970s], they didn’t even have video
screens, you know. I don’t think they had been invented yet.”
The festival’s progression from its compact infancy in 1972
to a sprawling, multimillion-dollar operation in 2016 roughly
parallels the advances in the technology that have enhanced
the CMA Fest experience in modern times. The 45-rpm vinyl
single was the primary medium for recorded-music sales in
those early years when such artists
as Loretta Lynn, Roy Acuff and the
duo Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
were among the attractions. Cassettes
and vinyl albums, of course, increasingly became the primary medium
for country and shifted again to CDs,
then to downloads. Now streaming is
moving toward dominance.
Like the 45, the festival — Fan Fair,
as it was originally called — had a simple start, housed almost entirely at the
9,000-seat Municipal Auditorium,
with exhibits and artist signings all
taking place in the basement and the
hallways around the building’s perimeter. The sound for the entire production was generated through a Shure
Vocal Master PA, a 4-foot-by-5-foot
BONSALL
speaker stack that sat on the stage.
“It sounded pretty crappy in there,”
says Joe Bonsall, who has been to every CMA Fest since he
joined The Oak Ridge Boys in October 1973.
The official history says the first Fan Fair drew 5,000 fans,
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though committee chair Jerry Bradley admitted years later that the real figure
was significantly less. The Municipal audience, recalls former CMA executive
director Ed Benson, skewed toward seniors, who arrived in organized tour
buses and were able to comfortably navigate the air-conditioned confines.
By 1982, the event had outgrown that venue. Urban Cowboy — accompanied
by a brisk-selling, two-disc vinyl soundtrack — led a spike in country popularity that saw country acts like the Oaks, Willie Nelson and a solo Parton
able to headline arenas on their own. Fan Fair moved to the Tennessee State
Fairgounds, with a 17,000-seat outdoor venue, ample parking space and —
at the top of a challenging hill — exhibit halls that lacked AC, but had enough
room for autograph hunters.
“It was kind of like the shift from the 8-track to the cassette,” notes Conway. “It was better, but it really wasn’t that great.”
It was during that era that speaker technology improved and in-ear monitors were introduced. The video screen
became relevant for the nightly concerts
(though not particularly useful during
the afternoon performances), and multiplatinum artists like Garth Brooks,
Alan Jackson and Shania Twain made
their first Fan Fair appearances. They attracted noticeably younger fans, while
the fairgrounds itself was more favorable for an able-bodied audience. Attendance peaked around 25,000 people, but the venue’s limitations became
a sore spot within the industry.
CONWAY
“The artists kept saying, ‘Look, if
we’re going to do a free show in our
hometown, the production value should be the best that it possibly can be,
security should be the best, it should be in air conditioning,’ ” recalls Conway.
“And we needed to take care of the fans, too. They didn’t need to be walking
up and down these hills with un-air-conditioned buildings and waiting in line
for hours and hours and hours.”
Several options emerged: moving the event to a new speedway in rural
Wilson County, going downtown once a new NFL stadium provided a larger
venue or scrapping the festival entirely.
The stadium option won out 15 years ago. The audience, now asked to tramp
around to multiple venues during the day and to walk over a foot bridge for the
stadium shows, is even younger. And the production is massive. Where the
lighting once consisted of two trusses suspended over the Municipal stage, the
stadium uses a 30-foot LED screen, 700 lights and gigantic speaker stacks.
And those video screens allow interactivity with the audience as fans tweet
messages from smartphones.
“Technically and aesthetically, the event turned into a much bigger, nicer
project,” says Conway. “So that made us a CD. It’s a little crisper and cleaner.
Maybe it doesn’t have the warmth of the fairgrounds, but it’s digital.”
That digital component is notable. The CMA Fest app lets fans plot their
days and keep up with events occurring at multiple locations. And their smartphone cameras now allow them to blast the events of the day out to the world
at large within minutes after the acts perform for more than 50,000 people.
The difference between the mid-’70s Municipal shows and the instant effect in the current atmosphere was noticeable to Bonsall when the Oaks did
a George Jones tribute at the stadium in 2013.
“They put big George Jones pictures up on the screens, and we sang ‘Same
Ole Me’; great response,” recalls Bonsall. “Nancy Jones came out onstage,
and I swear to you, when we finished with all we had to do that night, we got
on the bus and headed back for Hendersonville. That was on YouTube on my
iPhone before I got home.”
The continued upgrades — in both venue and technology — have made a
difference in the audience.
“It absolutely amazes me to go to Music Festival and see the coliseum full,
but especially to get out and walk on the field and down through the seating
area and see how unbelievably young the crowd is compared to where it was
many years ago,” says Benson.
A portion of that audience has probably felt the impact of that other change
in CMA Music Fest. Fifty percent of the profits are now invested in music
education, thus the 45-rpm edition of the event is actually streaming money
— $10 million since 2006 — back to the community.
“We’re past CDs,” says Conway. “I guess we’re just digital now.”
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 2 OF 21
Granger Smith visited with WGGY Scranton, Pa., assistant PD/music
director Tanya Burko when he played the Scranton Cultural Center on
May 10. From left: Burko’s husband, Jon Krieger; Smith; and Burko.
William Michael Morgan joined several veterans on the Grand Ole
Opry to perform “The Last Monday in May,” which was written through
vet-empowerment agency Operation Song. From left: Operation Song
co-founder Bob Regan, Navy vet Jimmy Sells, Morgan, Army vet Ian
Wagner and songwriter-producer Jimmy Ritchey.
Josh Abbott Band paid a visit to KFRG Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.,
behind its current single, “Wasn’t That Drunk.” From left: KFRG PD Lee
Douglas, Abbott, KFRG music director Scott Ward, 1608 vp promotion
Bob Reeves and JAB member Preston Wait.
Garth Brooks posed with Cumulus senior vp content and programming
Mike McVay on May 17 when Brooks held a press conference at Yankee
Stadium to announce his upcoming concerts in July.
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JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 4 OF 21
ON THE CHARTS JIM ASKER [email protected]
In The Black: Dierks Bentley Bows
At No. 1 With Best Week Ever
streaming data, Black lead single “Somewhere on a Beach” rebounds 5-2,
having already topped the survey for three weeks, beginning April 30. It’s
his 11th Hot Country Songs No. 1.
“Different for Girls,” Bentley’s new single (featuring Elle King), bows on
Hot Country Songs at No. 21. Fueled by 32,000 downloads sold, it vaults onto
Country Digital Songs at No. 2.
PERFECT FIT AT NO. 1 Thomas Rhett’s “T-Shirt” (Valory), written by Ashley
Gorley, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, becomes his fourth consecutive
single, and sixth total (and sixth in succession as a lead artist), to reach the
Country Airplay summit, rising 3-1 in its 19th week (46.6
million audience impressions, up 18 percent).
“I can’t believe we’re sitting here talking about my
fourth No. 1 in a row,” Rhett tells Billboard. “This one
feels especially great, because I had this song in my back
pocket for a couple of years and I convinced the songwriters to let me hang onto it.”
“T-Shirt” follows Rhett’s previous Country Airplay
leaders “Die a Happy Man” (six weeks at No. 1), “Crash
and Burn” and “Make Me Wanna” (one each).
“ ‘T-Shirt’ has performed really strong for us, with little
burn,” notes WBWL Boston PD Lance Houston.
On Hot Country Songs, “T-Shirt” rises 4-3, hitting a
new high. The survey is led by Florida Georgia Line’s
“H.O.L.Y.” (Republic Nashville) for a fifth week.
RINGING UP ANOTHER TOP 10 Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells” (19/
Arista Nashville) enters the Country Airplay top 10, rising 12-10 (28.9 million in audience, up 18 percent), marking her 24th consecutive song to reach
the survey’s upper tier. All of her country singles promoted to the format,
excluding holiday fare, have hit the top 10, beginning with “Jesus, Take the
Wheel,” her first of 14 No. 1s in 2006. Underwood passes Faith Hill’s 23 top
10s for a solo share of the second-most among women dating to the chart’s
Jan. 20, 1990, launch. Reba McEntire leads all women with 36 top 10s.
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BENTLEY: NINO MUÑOZ
Dierks Bentley turns in the biggest sales week of his career, as his eighth studio
album, Black (Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group [UMG] Nashville),
bounds in atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated June 18), selling
88,000 copies in its launch sales week (ending June 2), according to Nielsen
Music. On the all-genre, consumption-based Billboard 200, Black arrives at
No. 2 with 101,000 equivalent albums (below Drake’s Views, at No. 1 with
152,000). Bentley’s No. 2 entrance on the Billboard 200 surpasses his prior
high of No. 3 set by 2009’s Feel That Fire.
In pure sales, Bentley reigns, debuting at No. 1 on Top Album Sales; his
sum of 88,000 bests Beyoncé’s Lemonade (No. 2, 56,000).
Black’s opening sales week surpasses Bentley’s preBENTLEY
vious weekly best, set by 2006’s Long Trip Alone, which
debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums with 82,000.
“This is the album [Black] that I’ve been chasing my
whole career,” Bentley tells Billboard. “The entire process,
from the first lyrics to the album launch, was magic. But
it also took focus and attention to the smallest of details.
My team gave it everything they had, and I couldn’t be
more proud of them.”
About the LP’s opening week, Bentley adds, “Debuting at No. 1 is always great. The most records I’ve ever
sold in a week … crazy. I’m very grateful to all the fans.”
Produced by Ross Copperman, the 13-track Black is
Bentley’s sixth Top Country Albums leader, all of which
have arrived at the summit.
“I remember meeting Dierks to hear Black for the first
time,” says UMG Nashville president Cindy Mabe. “I had some concerns, and
I know he felt some pressure to follow up his [2014] Riser album, which had
really been a career album. Following up a career album is never easy. From
the moment he played the title song, I was hooked. He went into the storyline
of how one song led into another, and you could follow it from front to back.
It’s pretty rare to see an artist, 13 years into his career, continue to take on
new perspectives and push the limits creatively.”
On the hybrid Hot Country Songs chart, which combines airplay, sales and
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AIRPLAY
MONITORED BY
AUDIENCE (IN MILLIONS)
PLAYS
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
THIS WEEK
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T-SHIRT V alory 46.630
+3.326
8382
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43.172
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Luke Bryan
42.344
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7584
434
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5
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HUMBLE AND KIND M
cGraw/Big Machine
Tim McGraw
40.491
+2.255
7221
416
4
Dierks Bentley
35.960
-2.052
5806
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8
Keith Urban
35.452
+2.877
6269
530
5
Old Dominion
34.733
-8.637
6207
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NOISE B lue Chair/Columbia Nashville
14
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H.O.L.Y. R epublic Nashville
13
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Thomas Rhett
HH Most Increased Audience HH
HEAD OVER BOOTS C apitol Nashville
Jason Aldean
33.122
+5.016
5828
881
Maren Morris
30.118
+1.355
5794
150
9
Carrie Underwood
28.926
+4.500
5019
736
11
Kenny Chesney
28.684
+2.232
5273
396
10
Florida Georgia Line
26.290
+4.131
4319
627
14
Jon Pardi
26.189
+2.307
4947
245
12
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RECORD YEAR E MI Nashville
Eric Church
24.249
+3.350
4622
473
13
16
26
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Chris Lane
19.429
+1.351
3743
242
16
Jake Owen
19.225
+1.526
3583
213
17
David Nail
19.191
+2.541
3869
316
15
Dan + Shay
16.668
+2.493
3472
385
19
Sam Hunt
16.139
+1.597
3088
210
21
Frankie Ballard
15.650
+1.014
3488
167
18
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AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG R CA Nashville
18
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NIGHT’S ON FIRE M
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22
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FROM THE GROUND UP W
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21
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MAKE YOU MISS ME M
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20
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19
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YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK V alory
23
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RUNNING FOR YOU M
CA Nashville
26
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PETER PAN B lack River
HH Airpower HH
Justin Moore
15.499
+0.846
3289
244
Kip Moore
12.359
+0.005
2978
161
22
Kelsea Ballerini
11.757
+2.771
2509
520
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CASTAWAY S outhern Ground/John Varvatos/Republic/Dot
Zac Brown Band
10.464
+1.879
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362
25
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ROCK ON D
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Tucker Beathard
10.321
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10.218
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1929
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William Michael Morgan
9.492
+1.037
2170
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Jennifer Nettles
7.979
+0.421
1902
27
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LOVIN’ LATELY B $R/New Revolution
Big & Rich Featuring Tim McGraw
7.906
+0.530
2066
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27
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LIVIN’ THE DREAM D
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Drake White
6.933
+0.082
1628
58
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BILLBOARD COUNTRY AIRPLAY PANEL — 151 STATIONS
Albany, N.Y.
WGNA
Albuquerque, N.M.
KBQI
KRST
Allentown, Pa.
WCTO
Atlanta
WKHX
WUBL
Augusta, Ga.
WKXC
Austin, Texas
KASE
Bakersfield, Calif.
KUZZ
Baltimore
WPOC
Baton Rouge, La.
WYNK
Birmingham, Ala.
WDXB
WZZK
Boise, Idaho
KAWO
KIZN
BostonWBWL
WKLB
Buffalo, N.Y.
WYRK
Charleston, S.C.
WCKN
WEZL
Charlotte, N.C.
WKKT
WSOC
Chattanooga, Tenn.
WUSY
ChicagoWEBG
WUSN
CincinnatiWUBE
ClevelandWGAR
Colorado Springs, Colo.
KATC
Columbia, S.C.
WCOS
Columbus, Ohio
WCOL
Corpus Christi, Texas
KRYS
DallasKPLX
KSCS
DenverKWOF
KYGO
Des Moines, Iowa
KHKI
KJJY
DetroitWYCD
El Paso, Texas
KHEY
Ft. Myers, Fla.
WCKT
WWGR
Ft. Wayne, Ind.
WQHK
Fresno, Calif.
KSKS
Gainesville, Fla.
WOGK
Grand Rapids, Mich.
WBCT
Greensboro, N.C.
WPAW
WTQR
Greenville, S.C.
WESC
WSSL
Harrisburg, Pa.
WRBT
Hartford, Conn.
WWYZ
HoustonKILT
KKBQ
Huntsville, Ala.
WDRM
IndianapolisWFMS
WLHK
Jacksonville, Fla.
WGNE
WQIK
Johnson City, Tenn.
WXBQ
Kansas City
KBEQ
WDAF
KFKF
Knoxville, Tenn.
WCYQ
WIVK
Lafayette, La.
KMDL
Lakeland, Fla.
WPCV
Las Vegas
KCYE
KWNR
Lexington, Ky.
WBUL
Little Rock, Ark.
KSSN
Los Angeles
KKGO
Louisville, Ky.
WAMZ
WQNU
Madison, Wis.
WWQM
McAllen, Texas
KTEX
MemphisWGKX
WLFP
MiamiWKIS
MilwaukeeWMIL
MinneapolisKEEY
KMNB
Mobile, Ala.
WKSJ
Monmouth/Ocean, N.J.
WKMK
Monterey, Calif..
KTOM
Nashville
WKDF
WSIX
WSM-FM
Nassau, N.Y.
WJVC
New Bern, N.C.
WRNS
New Orleans
WNOE
New York
WNSH
Norfolk, Va.
WGH
WUSH
Oklahoma City, Okla.
KJKE
KTST
Omaha, Neb.
KXKT
Orlando, Fla.
WWKA
PhiladelphiaWXTU
Phoenix
KMLE
KNIX
PittsburghWDSY
WOGI
WPGB
Portland, Maine
WPOR
WTHT
Portland, Ore.
KUPL
KWJJ
Providence, R.I.
WCTK
Raleigh, N.C.
WNCB
WQDR
Richmond, Va.
WKHK
Riverside, Calif.
KFRG
Roanoke, Va.
WSLC
Rochester, N.Y.
WBEE
Sacramento, Calif.
KBEB
KNCI
KNTY
St. Louis
KSD
WIL
Salt Lake City
KEGA
KSOP
KUBL
San Antonio, Texas
KAJA
KCYY
San Diego
KSON
San Jose, Calif.
KRTY
KSJO
Santa Rosa, Calif.
KFGY
Sarasota, Fla.
WCTQ
SeattleKKWF
KMPS
Shreveport, La.
KXKS
Spokane, Wash.
KXLY
Springfield, Mass.
WRNX
Springfield, Mo.
KTTS
Stockton, Calif.
KATM
Syracuse, N.Y.
WBBS
Tampa, Fla.
WFUS
WQYK
Tucson, Ariz.
KIIM
Tulsa, Okla.
KTGX
KVOO
KWEN
Visalia, Calif.
KJUG
Washington, D.C.
WMZQ
West Palm Beach, Fla.
WIRK
Wichita, Kan.
KFDI
KZSN
Wilkes Barre, Pa.
WGGY
Wilmington, Del.
WXCY
York, Pa.
WGTY
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Brandy Clark
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A LITTLE MORE LOVE C urb
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Easton Corbin
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Randy Houser
1.637
+0.118
602
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Drew Baldridge
1.565
+0.138
670
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Chris Janson
1.510
+0.090
477
33
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Josh Abbott Band With Carly Pearce
1.496
-0.090
246
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Michael Ray
1.455
+0.073
501
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1.385
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Charles Kelley
1.168
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471
33
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1.076
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Clare Dunn
1.064
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521
-14
49
HOMETOWN GIRL M
CA Nashville
Josh Turner
0.825
+0.436
316
200
57
Old Dominion
0.723
-0.026
54
-7
-
Runaway June
0.568
-0.183
250
38
58
59
60
8
BEER CAN IN A TRUCK BED R CA Nashville
60
59
2
LIPSTICK W
heelhouse
GOING FOR ADDS
6/13
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58
JOSH
TURNER
Hometown
Girl
Penned by Marc Beeson and
Daniel Tashian, the single marks
the 16th appearance on Country Airplay
for Turner, a total that includes four No. 1s
(with “All Over Me” his most recent, in
2010). “Hometown Girl” enters at No. 58,
up 112 percent to 825,000 in audience.
6/20
CODY JOHNSON
With You I Am
CoJo
DANNIE MARIE
Countin’ Down Summertime
Highway 8
GARY ALLAN
Do You Wish It Was Me
EMI Nashville
LAST BANDOLEROS
Where Do You Go?
Warner Bros./WAR
SCOTT BRANTLEY
How Summer Goes
Studio Gold Nashville
OLD DOMINION
Song For Another Time
RCA Nashville
THOMPSON SQUARE
You Make It Look So Good
Stoney Creek
SARABETH
You Rock My Rodeo
Circle S
VOLUME FIVE
Drifter
Mountain Fever
6/27
MAREN MORRIS
80s Mercedes
Columbia Nashville
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 9 OF 21
Country Airplay
MOST ADDED®
AIRPLAY
MONITORED BY
NEW AND ACTIVE
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist ADDS
17
13
12
12
10
10
8
8
7
6
DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS C
apitol Nashville
Dierks Bentley Feat. Elle King
MIDDLE OF A MEMORY W
arner Bros./WMN
Cole Swindell
USED TO LOVE YOU SOBER Z one 4/RCA Nashville
Kane Brown
HOMETOWN GIRL M
CA Nashville
Josh Turner
WITHOUT A FIGHT A
rista Nashville
B
rad Paisley Feat. Demi Lovato
WANNA BE THAT SONG A
tlantic/WAR
Brett Eldredge
SLEEP WITHOUT YOU Republic Nashville
Brett Young
ARE YOU WITH ME M
ercury Nashville
Easton Corbin
A LITTLE MORE LOVE C
urb
Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice
CASTAWAY S
outhern Groud/Varvatos/Republic/Dot
Zac Brown Band
ADDS
Chris Young
0.531
5
5
SONG FOR ANOTHER TIME R
CA Nashville Old Dominion
0.522
3
3
SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE V
alory T
ara Thompson
0.503
22
0
SUMMER R
epublic Nashville
Cassadee Pope
0.483
6
5
Olivia Lane
0.472
13
0
YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO GOOD S toney Creek Thompson Square
0.362
4
2
SOBER SATURDAY NIGHT R
CA Nashville
MAKE MY OWN SUNSHINE B
ig Spark
RECURRENTS
MOST INCREASED AUDIENCE
GAIN
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist (IN MIILIONS)
LIGHTS COME ON B
roken Bow
Jason Aldean
CHURCH BELLS 1 9/Arista Nashville
Carrie Underwood
H.O.L.Y. R
epublic Nashville
Florida Georgia Line
RECORD YEAR E MI Nashville
Eric Church
T-SHIRT V
alory
T
homas Rhett
WASTED TIME H
it Red/Capitol Nashville
Keith Urban
PETER PAN B
lack River
Kelsea Ballerini
NIGHT’S ON FIRE M
CA Nashville
David Nail
FROM THE GROUND UP W
arner Bros./WAR
Dan + Shay
WITHOUT A FIGHT A
rista Nashville B
rad Paisley Featuring Demi Lovato
TOTAL
TOTAL
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist AUDIENCE STATIONS
+5.016
+4.500
+4.131
+3.350
+3.326
+2.877
+2.771
+2.541
+2.493
+2.449
THIS
WEEK TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
TOTAL AUD.
(IN MILLIONS)
1
MIND READER B
roken BowDustin Lynch
30.386
2
THINK OF YOU R CA Nashville/Republic NashvilleChris Young Duet With Cassadee Pope
28.374
3
I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT B
ig MachineRascal Flatts
17.363
4
DIE A HAPPY MAN V
alory
Thomas Rhett
17.358
5
YOU SHOULD BE HERE W
arner Bros./WMNCole Swindell
6
I LOVE THIS LIFE R
eviver
LoCash
14.970
7
CONFESSION R
epublic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line
8
BACKROAD SONG W
heelhouse
Granger Smith
13.770
9
LITTLE BIT OF YOU R
ed BowChase Bryant
12.188
10
DRUNK ON YOUR LOVE A
tlantic/WMN
Brett Eldredge
12.080
17.249
13.899
BILLBOARD COUNTRY BOXSCORE
MOST INCREASED PLAYS
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
GAIN
LIGHTS COME ON B
roken Bow
Jason Aldean
CHURCH BELLS 1 9/Arista Nashville
Carrie Underwood
H.O.L.Y. R
epublic Nashville
Florida Georgia Line
T-SHIRT V
alory
T
homas Rhett
WASTED TIME H
it Red/Capitol Nashville
Keith Urban
PETER PAN B
lack River
Kelsea Ballerini
WITHOUT A FIGHT A
rista Nashville Brad Paisley Featuring Demi Lovato
RECORD YEAR E MI Nashville
Eric Church
HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & LOVIN’ EVERY DAY C
apitol Nashville
Luke Bryan
HUMBLE AND KIND M
cGraw/Big Machine
Tim McGraw
+881
+736
+627
+581
+530
+520
+476
+473
+434
+416
Gross
Artist
Attendance
$754,847
$91.88, $79.52
$651,358
$76, $46
$635,166
$76, $46
$631,613
$300, $85
$599,446
$79, $20
DIXIE CHICKS
Hallenstadion, Zürich/April 17
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis./May 5
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark./April 28
ERIC CHURCH
The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas/April 30-May 1
BRAD PAISLEY
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif./May 20
9,500
sellout
9,358
sellout
9,171
sellout
6,869
7,639 two shows
14,567
15,000
Ticket Price(s)
Venue/Date(s)
Capacity
Promoter(s)
ABC PRODUCTION
AEG LIVE
AEG LIVE
AEG LIVE
LIVE NATION
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 JUNE 5, 2016
THIS
WEEK
LAST WKS ON
WEEK CHART TITLE (Label)ARTIST
TW
SPINS
SPINS
+/–
THIS
WEEK
11
l
12
l
16
13
FEELS THIS RIGHT ( Almost Country)
17
15
NEXT BIG THING ( Independent)
13
12
35
LET’S DO THIS THING (Stag)
1
l
2
l
3
l
2
16
GULF COAST TIME (Independent) HH 1 week at 1 HH Roger Creager 2009
167
3
14
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN RIGHT & WRONG ( Independent) Josh Ward 1712
106
5
17
BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH (Independent)
45
4
1
22
HALF AS GOOD ( Independent)
5
l
6
l
4
17
SINGIN’ THING (Independent)
8
10
BLUEBONNETS (JULIA’S SONG) ( BIG/Thirty Tigers)
7
7
18
THE FLAG (Red Dirt Legend)
8
6
20
BAD REPUTATION (Independent)
9
l
10
l
10
17
BACK TO BACK ( Independent)
14
21
DEAR MUSIC, (Independent)
Curtis Grimes 1584
Bri Bagwell 1583 -349
LAST WKS ON
WEEK CHART TITLE (Label)ARTIST
TW
SPINS
Casey Donahew Band 1197
SPINS
+/–
58
William Clark Green 1184
74
Stephen Chadwick 1175
-39
Sam Riggs 1100
-176
14
11
23
THE LUCKY ONES ( Independent)
Jon Wolfe 1580
21
15
9
19
ALL NIGHTER (Independent)
Cody Canada & The Departed 1086 -331
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen 1035 -175
Aaron Watson 1482
11
16
13
16
‘TIL IT DOES ( Lil Buddy Toons)
Brandon Jenkins 1478
-2
17
18
21
RHINESTONE WORLD (Mis B Havin)
Mike Ryan 1470
-30
21
12
LITTLE THAT WE’RE LIVIN’ ON ( Independent)
Rich O’Toole 1415
41
18
l
19
l
20
21
SLEEPING ON YOUR SIDE (Independent)
Bart Crow Band 1249
54
20
19
22
I’M DONE (Independent)
Breelan Angel 1013
-35
Cameran Nelson
988
Luke Robinson
985
1
Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band
974
-54
58
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 2016, Texas Regional Radio Report
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 10 OF 21
NASHVILLE & NATIONAL TOM ROLAND
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Toby Keith’s Show Dog Nashville signed Waterloo Revival to a
recording deal. In front (from left) are Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper,
Keith and Waterloo Revival’s George Birge. In back (from left) are TKO
Artist Management president T.K. Kimbrell, Show Dog GM George
Nunes and Show Dog vp promotion Rick Moxley.
LAST-MINUTE CMA FEST DEETS
A series of concerts on the roof of a historic honky-tonk, inside shows that
provide respite from the summer heat or an off-campus look at the fashionable tastes of a superstar with a pop-up store.
Those are some of the last-minute choices Music Row executives, visiting
radio programmers and foreign journalists converging on Nashville have to
sort through as they make decisions about this week’s CMA Music Festival.
The talent at the high-profile nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium June 9-12 —
including Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett — has been known for weeks, but a number of late
changes and additions create new wrinkles for visitors looking for a different
setting or a unique adventure.
Among the events and updates:
Carrie Underwood is a newly announced performer on the June 8 CMT
Music Awards, which will also feature a mashup of Cassadee Pope, Leona
Lewis and Pitbull. Also set for the smaller Firestone Stage are LoCash,
Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Michael Ray.
Historic Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge — noted as a tiny, back-in-the-day hangout for Willie Nelson, Marty Robbins and Kris Kristofferson — will
host late-night concerts on the roof, presented by SoundsLikeNashville.
com, June 8-11. Among the attractions: David Nail, Canaan Smith and
Easton Corbin.
Kelsea Ballerini and Jon Pardi top the bill for the Nash Country Kickoff
Party on June 7 at the Cannery Ballroom, joined by Levi Hummon and
Barrett Baber, a former finalist on NBC’s The Voice.
Warner Music Nashville has hot dogs and apple pie as side attractions to
a series of music events — some private, some public — at downtown club
aVenue. Ryan Kinder, High Valley and a “special guest” play a June 8
CMT Awards afterparty, with Brandy Clark, Cole Swindell and Frankie
Ballard also on the event schedule.
Eric Church will open a pop-up store June 9-12 at 218 South 11th St., selling boots, a signature Gibson guitar and a furniture line that he designed.
Big Machine plans a June 7 Whiskey Jam event at Loser’s that features
Aaron Lewis, Maddie & Tae, Tucker Beathard, Brett Young and Tara
Thompson.
Decca U.K. has its own Whiskey Jam event the same night at Basement
East with mostly non-country acts. A bevy of British and pop-division
A&R execs will be in town for the showcase, which includes John & Jacob,
Rhys Lewis and Kandace Springs.
Gary Allan will be on hand June 8 when his retail store, The Label, holds a
trunk show to feature clothing and jewelry developed by Allan, co-owner
Gina Ketchum and custom designer Debe Dohrer.
•
•
•
Alpha Media/Amarillo (Texas) welcomed Robert “Cisco Kidd” Mueller as
market manager, overseeing three stations, including country KGNC-FM.
Mueller was previously an Oklahoma City-based Alpha corporate product
manager … Beasley Media filled two key sales positions. Bob McCurdy was
hired as vp sales, based in Naples, Fla., after a stint as president of sales consultancy Upping the Volume. Additionally, Deirdre “Deedy” Palmer became
the new general sales manager for Beasley/Las Vegas, including country KCYE.
Her previous broadcasting employment includes Kemp Communications/Las
Vegas vp sales … Adams Radio/Las Cruces (N.M.) added Mike Jensen as general sales manager for four stations, including country KGRT. Jensen arrives
from Lamar Outdoor/Las Vegas, where he was an account executive … WOOD
Grand Rapids, Mich., news director Reese Rickards, a former morning host
at the station, was let go June 1 after 24 years with the company, The Grand
Rapids Press reported, when his position was eliminated … Jeff Stevens was
promoted to iHeart/Dayton, Ohio, senior vp programming from adult contemporary WMMX PD/personality, according to RadioInfo.com. The eight-station
cluster includes country WYDB and classic country WIZE … Paul “Coyote”
Neumann takes over afternoon drive at KICR Coeur D’Alene, Idaho-Spokane,
Wash., on June 7, RadioInfo.com reported. A 20-year veteran of former country station KIXZ Spokane, Neumann left radio for three years … Adams Radio
promoted Scott Smith to vp programming, according to InsideRadio.com.
He has been Adams/Northern Indiana PD … iHeartMedia promoted Owen
Grover to executive vp/GM of content development, InsideRadio.com reported. He had been senior vp/GM of iHeartRadio.
’ROUND THE ROW
Major Bob Music promoted Tina Crawford to vp from director of A&R. The
move adds administration and branding to her existing duties for the publishing firm … Garth Brooks signed a representation deal with William Morris
Endeavor that covers music, film, TV, books and endorsements … Waterloo Revival signed a recording deal with Show Dog Nashville … Dwight Yoakam recorded two covers for Jack White’s Third Man label: The Monkees’
“Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day” and Harold Dorman’s “Mountain of
Love” … Bill Anderson re-signed his publishing deal with Sony/ATV … Warner/Chappell Nashville added Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods
to its songwriting roster … Leadership Music named 47 industry members to
the class of 2017, including producer Marshall Altman, violist-arranger Kristin Wilkinson, 1608 Promotions vp Bob Reeves, Lion’s Heart Entertainment
Los Angeles president RAC Clark and Sacks & Company vp Asha Goodman.
Go here for the full list … Danny Nozell’s Nove Entertainment has opened a
new rehearsal space and storage facility at 6705 Centennial Blvd. in Nashville … Former Warner Music Nashville marketing director Nancy Solinski
died recently. A label exec for at least a decade, her obituary appeared in The
Tennessean on June 5. Facebook posts suggest she passed away in April … Drummer Rick Vanaugh, formerly with The Time Jumpers, has died, according to
a tweet by the band. He played on albums by Vince Gill and Lorrie Morgan,
in addition to numerous entries in the Pickin’ On series of bluegrass cover
albums, including Pickin’ On the Dixie Chicks and Pickin’ On Shania Twain.
•
•
•
•
•
Warner Music Nashville act The Last Bandoleros stopped by WQHK
Fort Wayne, Ind., as they set up the June 6 release of their debut single,
“Where Do You Go?” From left: group members Jerry Fuentes and
Derek James, WQHK operations manager/PD Dave Michaels, group
member Diego Navaira, WMN/WAR regional promotion manager
Anna Cage and drummer Emilio Navaira IV.
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 11 OF 21
NASHVILLE & NATIONAL TOM ROLAND
MUSIC NOTES
ON THIS DATE IN COUNTRY MUSIC
ABC series The Bachelorette gets a dose of country leading into the CMA Music
Festival. Charles Kelley was scheduled to appear on the June 6 edition of the
show, performing “The Only One Who Gets Me,” written specifically for his
wife. The June 7 episode features Dan + Shay with their current single “From
the Ground Up.” Other notable TV news includes the June 12 premiere of the
CMT series Still the King, with Billy
Ray Cyrus in a starring role. And
Kellie Pickler brings four friends
and family members — including
her husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs (“Dust,” “More Than a Memory”) — to Celebrity Family Feud,
competing against a Lance Bassled team on June 26.
Dolly Parton, Kristian Bush and
Brandy Clark are onboard for two
dif ferent online charit y campaigns. Parton donated a pair of
autographed gold size-6 heels for
an eBay auction that benefits Soles4Soles. The high bid here was
KELLEY
$1,000 midday on June 6. The auction runs through June 10. Bush
and Clark join Demi Lovato, The Lumineers and others in the annual #MusiCaresChallenge, encouraging fans to post a photo or video using their favorite album and donate to MusiCares, the music-industry healthcare program.
Another Randy Travis sighting as the 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee continues to rebound from a 2013 stroke. This time, Travis was a surprise onstage visitor during Kenny Chesney’s June 4 concert at AT&T Stadium
in Arlington, Texas, appearing as Chesney covered Travis’ “Diggin’ Up Bones.”
Other acts on the bill came back out to perform with Chesney: Miranda Lambert joined him on “The Fireman”; Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi and Matthew
Ramsey returned during “Save It for a Rainy Day,” a song they co-wrote; and
Jake Owen teamed with Chesney on “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.”
Big & Rich have shot a video touting a new Ally Financial splurge alert app,
which warns shoppers that they’ve entered a store where they tend to overspend. Customers are encouraged to identify items they have a weakness for
and to enlist friends to help them resist. It’s appropriate — Big Kenny wrote
the Tim McGraw hit “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” when he was $140,000 in debt
and had less than $200 in cash left.
Top Headlines from
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June 6
•2015 — When Taylor Swift plays Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, she brings
out a surprise guest: Little Big Town, who perform “Pontoon.”
•2013 — Broken Bow releases the Jason Aldean single “Night Train” to radio.
June 7
•2014 — Lee Ann Womack performs “I Hope
You Dance” during the funeral for poet Maya
ALDEAN
Angelou at Wake ­Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
•1991 — Alan Jackson joins the Grand Ole Opry.
June 8
•2011 — Blake Shelton is the only double ­w inner at the CMT Music
Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
•2010 — Curb releases Lee Brice’s debut album, Love Like Crazy.
June 9
•2009 — George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is added to
the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, along with The
Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley” and The Stanley Brothers’ “Rank
Stranger.”
•2001 — Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Happen Twice” goes to No. 1 on
the Billboard country chart.
June 10
•2012 — Kenny Rogers takes the stage with the jam band Phish ­during
the closing set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
They perform “The Gambler.”
June 11
•1996 — Garth Brooks makes an unscheduled appearance at the
­Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville for Fan Fair, where he
promptly signs autographs for a ridiculous 23 hours straight.
June 12
•1973 — Dolly Parton records “Jolene” during the afternoon at RCA
Studio B in Nashville.
Source: RolandNote.com, the Ultimate Country Music Database
.com
Muhammad Ali The Grammy-Nominated,
Billboard-Charting Musician
Spotify Sued Over Notorious B.I.G. Image
Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Talks Sales Rumors,
Expansion, Cheaper On-Demand Subscriptions
American Idol Producer Files $6 Million Lawsuit
Against Season-11 Winner Phillip Phillips
SoundExchange Calls For Appeal
Of New Webcasting Rates
Stephanie Quayle, a top 25 contender in the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising
Star contest, got choked up over the competition during a visit with
WRBT Harrisburg, Pa., assistant PD/music director Newman.
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 12 OF 21
Hot Country Songs
THIS
WEEK
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1
TWO
WEEKS WKS ON TITLE
AGO
CHART PRODUCER (SONGWRITER)
H.O.L.Y.
1
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J.MOI (BUSBEE,N.CYPHERT,W.W.LARSEN)
5
3
4
5
2
2
3
4
6
7
7
6
8
9
10
16
12
15
13
16
12
15
25
13
20
14
29
21
10
10
10
16
R. COPPERMAN (M.TYLER,J.BOYER,A.PALMER,D.KUNCIO,J.MIRENDA)
T-SHIRT
D.HUFF,J.FRASURE (A.GORLEY,L.LAIRD,S.MCANALLY)
CAME HERE TO FORGET
S.HENDRICKS (C.WISEMAN,D.RUTTAN)
HUMBLE AND KIND
B.GALLIMORE,T.MCGRAW (L.MCKENNA)
HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & LOVIN’ EVERY DAY
J.STEVENS,J.STEVENS (L.BRYAN,D.DAVIDSON,R.AKINS,B.HAYSLIP)
SNAPBACK
S.MCANALLY (M.RAMSEY,T. ROSEN,B.TURSI)
MY CHURCH
BUSBEE,M.MORRIS (BUSBEE,M.MORRIS)
CHURCH BELLS
M.BRIGHT (Z.CROWELL,BRETT JAMES,H.LINDSEY)
LIGHTS COME ON
WASTED TIME
RECORD YEAR
HEAD OVER BOOTS
34
10
23
C.CROWDER,C.YOUNG (C.YOUNG,C.CROWDER,J.HOGE)
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11
B.CANNON,K.CHESNEY (K.CHESNEY,R.COPPERMAN,S.MCANALLY,J.M.NITE)
17
23
17
D.SMYERS,S.HENDRICKS (D.SMYERS,S.MOONEY,C. DESTEFANO)
20
20
13
S.MCANALLY,R. COPPERMAN (R.COPPERMAN,A.GORLEY,J.JOHNSTON)
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NEW
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30
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6
LUKE BRYAN
Huntin’,
Fishin’ &
Lovin’ Every
Day
11
24
25
1
24
37
25
23
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Chris Young Duet With Cassadee Pope
R
CA NASHVILLE/REPUBLIC NASHVILLE
Kenny Chesney
B
LUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
Dan + Shay
W
ARNER BROS./WAR
Jake Owen
R
CA NASHVILLE
Kelsea Ballerini
B
LACK RIVER
Sam Hunt
M
CA NASHVILLE
Cole Swindell
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
B.BUTLER,J.PARDI (J.PARDI,L.LAIRD)
THINK OF YOU
NOISE
FROM THE GROUND UP
AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG
PETER PAN
F.G.WHITEHEAD,J.MASSEY (K.BALLERINI,F.G.WHITEHEAD,J.LEE)
MAKE YOU MISS ME
Z.CROWELL,S.MCANALLY (S.HUNT,J.OSBORNE,M.RAMSEY)
YOU SHOULD BE HERE
M.CARTER (C.SWINDELL,A.GORLEY)
DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS
R. COPPERMAN (S.MCANALLY,J.T.HARDING)
Jason Aldean
B
ROKEN BOW
Keith Urban
Eric Church
E MI NASHVILLE
Jon Pardi
J.JOYCE (E.CHURCH,J.HYDE)
14
Florida Georgia Line
R
EPUBLIC NASHVILLE
Dierks Bentley
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Thomas Rhett
V
ALORY
Blake Shelton
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
Tim McGraw
M
CGRAW/BIG MACHINE
Luke Bryan
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Old Dominion
R
CA NASHVILLE
Maren Morris
C
OLUMBIA
NASHVILLE
Carrie Underwood
19/ARISTA NASHVILLE
H
IT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE
G.WELLS,K.URBAN (K.URBAN,G.WELLS,J.ABRAHART)
11
21
HH Airplay Gainer HH
M.KNOX (B.KELLEY,T.HUBBARD,J.M.SCHMIDT,J.ROBBINS,B.WARREN,B.WARREN)
13
22
Artist
IMPRINT / PROMOTION LABEL
HH No. 1 (5 weeks) HH
SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH
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20
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SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
HH Hot Shot Debut HH
FIX
J.MOI (S.BUXTON,J.FRASURE,A.STOKLASA)
NIGHT’S ON FIRE
C.AINLAY,F.LIDDELL,G.WORF (J.SINGLETON,D.RUTTAN)
IT ALL STARTED WITH A BEER
M.ALTMAN (J.JOHNSTON,N.MASON,J.S.STOVER)
YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK
J.S.STOVER,J.RAYMOND,S.BORCHETTA (R.CLAWSON,M.DRAGSTREM,N.HEMBY)
The fourth single from Kill the Lights,
following three Country Airplay No. 1s,
bullets at No. 6 on Hot Country Songs,
pushing 4-3 on Country Airplay
(42.3 million in audience, up 5 percent)
and 10-8 on Country Streaming Songs
(2.4 million U.S. streams, up 5 percent). Bryan
performed it on NBC’s Today on June 3.
18
KELSEA
BALLERINI
Peter Pan
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
Chris Lane
B
IG LOUD
David Nail
M
CA NASHVILLE
Frankie Ballard
W
ARNER BROS./WAR
Justin Moore
V
ALORY
CERTIFIED
PEAK
POSITION
1
0
1
3
2
0
1
5
4
0
5
9
7
11
12
13
2
14
16
17
18
19
1
21
21
23
23
25
“Peter Pan” glides into the Hot
Country Songs top 20 (22-18),
supported by its flights of 17-13 on
Country Digital Songs (16,000 sold,
down 5 percent), 16-15 on Country
Streaming Songs (2 million U.S. streams,
up 1 percent) and 26-23 on Country Airplay
(11.8 million in audience, up 31 percent).
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Hot Country Songs
THIS
WEEK
LAST
WEEK
26
28
27
24
TWO
WEEKS WKS ON TITLE
AGO
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SHE’S GOT A WAY WITH WORDS
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IMPRINT / PROMOTION LABEL
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32
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33
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35
38
6
32
33
9
31
32
19
38
39
4
34
26
4
41
40
23
34
39
35
14
35
l
36
l
42
41
10
45
47
4
37
40
37
17
38
l
39
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43
42
9
46
45
6
40
33
11
4
41
26
27
4
42
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44
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45
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46
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48
43
14
47
50
6
49
46
7
50
48
8
NEW
1
NEW
1
RE-ENTRY
5
RE-ENTRY
3
RE-ENTRY
6
PEAK
POSITION
Blake Shelton
26
Jennifer Nettles
B
IG MACHINE
24
Zac Brown Band
28
Tucker Beathard
D
OT
Kip Moore
M
CA NASHVILLE
29
Cole Swindell
31
WITHOUT A FIGHT
Brad Paisley Featuring Demi Lovato
A
RISTA NASHVILLE
William Michael Morgan
J.RITCHEY,S.HENDRICKS (T. ROSEN,S.HUNT,S.MCANALLY)
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
MAYDAY
Cam
J.BHASKER,T.JOHNSON (C.OCHS,T.JOHNSON)
A
RISTA NASHVILLE
21 SUMMER
Brothers Osborne
J.JOYCE (J. OSBORNE,T.J. OSBORNE,C.WISEMAN)
E MI NASHVILLE
VACATION
Thomas Rhett
D.HUFF,J.FRASURE (THOMAS RHETT,T.ALLEN,H.BROWN,M.DICKERSON,S.M.DOUGLAS,G.GOLDSTEIN,L.L.JORDAN,C.W.MILLER,L.OSKAR,A.SCHULLER,H.E.SCOTT,JOE LONDON,E.FREDERIC,J.RYAN)
V
ALORY
FIRE AWAY
Chris Stapleton
D.COBB,C.STAPLETON (C.STAPLETON,D.GREEN)
M
ERCURY
IT DON’T HURT LIKE IT USED TO
Billy Currington
D.HUFF (B.CURRINGTON,C.R.BARLOWE,S.CARTER)
M
ERCURY
SLEEP WITHOUT YOU
Brett Young
D.HUFF (B.YOUNG,K.ARCHER,J.EBACH)
R
EPUBLIC NASHVILLE
THE FIGHTER
Keith Urban Featuring Carrie Underwood
BUSBEE,K.URBAN (K.URBAN,BUSBEE)
H
IT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE
GO AHEAD AND BREAK MY HEART
Blake Shelton Featuring Gwen Stefani
S.HENDRICKS (G.STEFANI,B.SHELTON)
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
LOVIN’ LATELY
Big & Rich Featuring Tim McGraw
B.KENNY,J.D.RICH (W.K.ALPHIN,J.D.RICH,T.MCGRAW)
B
$R/NEW REVOLUTION
THY WILL
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
R.SKAGGS,B.HERMS (H.SCOTT,E.L.WEISBAND,B.HERMS)
H
ST/EMI NASHVILLE
LIVIN’ THE DREAM
Drake White
R. COPPERMAN,J.S.STOVER (T.DOUGLAS,J.JOHNSTON,L.LAIRD)
D
OT
PARACHUTE
Chris Stapleton
D.COBB,C.STAPLETON (C.STAPLETON,J.BEAVERS)
M
ERCURY
BLACK
Dierks Bentley
R. COPPERMAN (D.BENTLEY,R.COPPERMAN,A.GORL)
C
APITOL NASHVILLE
I KNOW SOMEBODY
LoCash
L.RIMES (R.AKINS,R.COPPERMAN,J.S.STOVER)
R
EVIVER
TUXEDO
Clare Dunn
C.DUNN,B.WEST (C.DUNN,BRETT JAMES,B.WEST)
M
CA NASHVILLE
WASN’T THAT DRUNK
Josh Abbott Band With Carly Pearce
D.BAKER,J.ABBOTT (M.J.MCGINN,N.A.MEDLEY,E.L.WEISBAND)
P
RETTY DAMN TOUGH/1608
SOUTHERN BOY
Jordan Rager With Jason Aldean
J.S.STOVER (L.LAIRD,B.DEAN,J.S.STOVER)
B
ROKEN BOW
26
I MET A GIRL
33
UNLOVE YOU
18
CERTIFIED
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
S.HENDRICKS (W.EARP,A.ALBERT,M.BEESON)
30
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
D.HUFF (J. NETTLES,B.CLARK)
HH Digital Gainer HH
CASTAWAY
Z.BROWN (Z.BROWN,N.MOON,W.DURRETTE,C.BOWLES,J.D.HOPKINS)
S
OUTHERN GROUND/JOHN VARVATOS/REPUBLIC/DOT
ROCK ON
A.PETRAGLIA (T.BEATHARD,C.BEATHARD,M.CANNON-GOODMAN)
RUNNING FOR YOU
B.JAMES,K.MOORE (K.MOORE,T.VERGES,B.DALY)
HH Streaming Gainer HH
MIDDLE OF A MEMORY
M.CARTER (C.SWINDELL,A.GORLEY,Z.CROWELL)
26
W
ARNER BROS./WMN
B.PAISLEY,L.WOOTEN (B.PAISLEY,K.LOVELACE,L.T.MILLER)
32
35
36
25
38
39
11
13
42
33
43
43
46
47
48
47
41
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
’15
’16
11.2 million
’14
10.1 million
DIGITAL TRACKS SALES
50.9 million
000.0 million
’16
40.1 million
For week ending June 2, 2016. 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
524,000
203,000
1,739,000
Last Week
560,000
206,000
1,942,000
-6.4%
-1.5%
-10.5%
461,000
168,000
2,391,000
13.7%
20.8%
-27.3%
Change
’15
Overall Unit Sales
Weekly Unit
’15 Sales
This Week Last Year
Change
2015
2016
CHANGE
Albums
11,189,000
10,132,000
-9.4%
Digital Tracks
50,884,000
40,108,000
-21.2%
Sales by Album Format
2015
2016
Physical
7,000,000
6,620,000
9.0%
Digital
4,189,000
3,512,000
-16.2%
*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]
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SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
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4
3
1
5
5
3
6
l
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8
7
9
9
1
2
BLAKE SHELTON
If I’m Honest
1
1
l
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l
1
3
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 024745*/UMGN
WARNER BROS. 555352/WMN
GO AHEAD AND BREAK MY HEART
4 BLAKE SHELTON FEAT. GWEN STEFANI(Warner Bros./WMN)
DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS
DIERKS BENTLEY FEAT. ELLE KING(Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
27 31
l
10 NOISE
KENNY CHESNEY(Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville/SMN)
NEW
3 20 HUMBLE AND KIND
TIM MCGRAW(McGraw/Big Machine/BMLG)
4
KEITH URBAN
Ripcord
1
4
COLE SWINDELL
You Should Be Here
2
Hymns
1
Playing With Fire
2
RHETT
36 THOMAS
VALORY RT0200A/BMLG
Tangled Up
2
HUNT
10 84 SAM
MCA NASHVILLE 021502/UMGN
Montevallo
2
1
9 16
l
Kill The Lights
1
1
10 9 21 MY CHURCH
MAREN MORRIS(Columbia Nashville/SMN)
HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE 023591*/UMGN
WARNER BROS. 554671/WMN
+ RORY
16 JOEY
FARMHOUSE/GAITHER 49134/CAPITOL CMG
3
JENNIFER NETTLES
BIG MACHINE JN0100A/BMLG
BRYAN
43 LUKE
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 022813/UMGN
SHELTON
13 32 BLAKE
WARNER BROS. 551788/WMN
Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits
2
Damn Country Music
3
4 5
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6 14
l
7 8
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20 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH
DIERKS BENTLEY(Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
20 T-SHIRT
THOMAS RHETT(Valory/BMLG)
13 CAME HERE TO FORGET
BLAKE SHELTON(Warner Bros./WMN)
13 HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY
LUKE BRYAN(Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
2 SHE’S GOT A WAY WITH WORDS
BLAKE SHELTON(Warner Bros./WMN)
6
ARTIST (IMPRINT/LABEL)
26 11
Traveller
1
TITLE
5 H.O.L.Y.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE(Republic Nashville/BMLG)
STAPLETON
57 CHRIS
MERCURY 019405*/UMGN
11
31 HEAD OVER BOOTS
JON PARDI(Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
9 CHURCH BELLS
CARRIE UNDERWOOD(19/Arista Nashville/SMN)
28 29 32 TENNESSEE WHISKEY
CHRIS STAPLETON(Mercury/UMGN)
29 32 21
l
30 NEW
l
31 39 20
l
32 38 5
l
33 36 13
l
34 49 4
l
35 NEW
l
FIX
CHRIS LANE(Big Loud)
MY GIRL
DYLAN SCOTT(Curb)
IT ALL STARTED WITH A BEER
FRANKIE BALLARD(Warner Bros./WMN)
ROCK ON
TUCKER BEATHARD(Dot/BMLG)
FIRE AWAY
CHRIS STAPLETON(Mercury/UMGN)
MIDDLE OF A MEMORY
COLE SWINDELL(Warner Bros./WMN)
CASTAWAY
ZAC BROWN BAND(Southern Ground/John Varvatos/BMLG/Republic)
36 34 2 ONE OF THOSE DAYS
LITTLE BIG TOWN(Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
Mr. Misunderstood
2
11 13
l
12 18
l
13 17
l
14 21
l
9 LIGHTS COME ON
JASON ALDEAN(Broken Bow/BBMG)
39 30 4 THE FIGHTER
KEITH URBAN FEAT. CARRIE UNDERWOOD(Hit Red/Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
1
15 15 23 SNAPBACK
OLD DOMINION(RCA Nashville/SMN)
40 43 31 CONFESSION
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE(Republic Nashville/BMLG)
Meat And Candy
3
16 24
l
BALLERINI
18 18 55 KELSEA
BLACK RIVER 2015
The First Time
4
17 20 37 DIE A HAPPY MAN
THOMAS RHETT(Valory/BMLG)
42
l
THE HIGHWAYMEN
Live: American Outlaws
18 12 17 FROM THE GROUND UP
DAN + SHAY(Warner Bros./WMN)
43 47 28 MY WISH
RASCAL FLATTS(Lyric Street)
7
MCGRAW
12 13 14 30 TIM
MCGRAW/BIG MACHINE TM0300A/BMLG
13 12
8
UNDERWOOD
32 CARRIE
19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 510539*/SMN
Storyteller
CHURCH
14 14 15 31 ERIC
EMI NASHVILLE 024200*/UMGN
15 11
16 17
18 16
6
7
STURGILL SIMPSON
ATLANTIC 551380*/AG
DOMINION
17 30 OLD
RCA NASHVILLE 513496/SMN
—
2
COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 510000/LEGACY
BROWN BAND
JEKYLL + HYDE
20 21 58 ZAC
SOUTHERN GROUND/JOHN VARVATOS/BMLG 022962/REPUBLIC
20 15
9
4
CYNDI LAUPER
SIRE 554096*/RHINO
21 19 19 29
CHRIS YOUNG
22
l
RCA NASHVILLE 506963/SMN
—
2
THE HIGHWAYMEN
23 21 16
5
MARTINA MCBRIDE
26
NEW
1
0
NASH ICON MM0200A/BMLG
ZACH SEABAUGH
OPEN ROADS HIGHWAY 4503
1
16
0
1
Detour
4
I’m Comin’ Over
1
The Very Best Of The Highwaymen
22
COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 530669/LEGACY
UNDERWOOD
24 25 22 78 CARRIE
19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 500876/SMN
25
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ARTIST (IMPRINT/LABEL)
WKS ON
CHART
1
TITLE
LAST
WEEK
Black
WKS ON
CHART
DIERKS BENTLEY
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POSITION
1
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Title
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NEW
WEEKS
ON CHT
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THIS
WEEK
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THIS
WEEK
COUNTRY
DIGITAL SONGS
TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
Reckless
Greatest Hits: Decade #1
1
Zach Seabaugh (EP)
19 23
l
20 27
l
21 26
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14 RECORD YEAR
ERIC CHURCH(EMI Nashville/UMGN)
9 PETER PAN
KELSEA BALLERINI(Black River)
37 42
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38 48
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21 MIND READER
DUSTIN LYNCH(Broken Bow/BBMG)
41 46 26 I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT
RASCAL FLATTS(Big Machine/BMLG)
RE-ENTRY
NIGHT’S ON FIRE
DAVID NAIL(MCA Nashville/UMGN)
l
18 MAKE YOU MISS ME
SAM HUNT(MCA Nashville/UMGN)
22 10 11 UNLOVE YOU
JENNIFER NETTLES(Big Machine/BMLG)
4 VACATION
THOMAS RHETT(Valory/BMLG)
23 33
l
1
24 22 20 THINK OF YOU
CHRIS YOUNG DUET WITH CASSADEE POPE(RCA Nashville/SMN)
The week’s most popular country albums, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music. Albums are
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 2016, Prometheus
Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
6 THY WILL
HILLARY SCOTT & THE SCOTT FAMILY( HST/EMI Nashville/UMGN)
44 41 76 GIRL CRUSH
10 WASTED TIME
LITTLE BIG TOWN(Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
KEITH URBAN(Hit Red/Capitol Nashville/UMGN)
NOBODY TO BLAME
45 RE-ENTRY CHRIS STAPLETON(Mercury/UMGN)
13 AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG
JAKE OWEN(RCA Nashville/SMN)
2
25
72 BREAK UP IN A SMALL TOWN
SAM HUNT(MCA Nashville/UMGN)
25 25 25 YOU SHOULD BE HERE
COLE SWINDELL(Warner Bros./WMN)
46 45 3 TUXEDO
CLARE DUNN(MCA Nashville/UMGN)
47
l
48
l
49
l
50
l
RE-ENTRY
HOUSE PARTY
SAM HUNT(MCA Nashville/UMGN)
RE-ENTRY
USED TO LOVE YOU SOBER
KANE BROWN(Zone 4/RCA Nashville/SMN)
NEW
RE-ENTRY
SLEEP WITHOUT YOU
BRETT YOUNG(Republic Nashville/BMLG)
CRUISE
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE(Republic Nashville/BMLG)
Top-selling paid download country songs compiled from sales reports collected and provided by Nielsen
Music. Charts update weekly on Thurdays at www.Billboard.Biz/charts. Copyright 2016, Prometheus Global
Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
STREAMING DATA
COMPILED BY
GETTY IMAGES
MARGO
PRICE
Midwest
Farmer’s
Daughter
Following Price’s announcement that she’ll
embark on a headlining tour, starting in
Nashville on June 11 and wrapping in
New York on Nov. 15 to support her debut
album, the set steps 44-37 on Top Country
Albums and re-enters Americana/Folk
Albums at No. 17 (1,000, up 21 percent).
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10
8
H.O.L.Y.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
DIE A HAPPY MAN
THOMAS RHETT
CAME HERE TO FORGET
BLAKE SHELTON
T-SHIRT
THOMAS RHETT
SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH
DIERKS BENTLEY
SNAPBACK
OLD DOMINION
BREAK UP IN A SMALL TOWN
SAM HUNT
HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & LOVIN’ EVERY DAY
LUKE BRYAN
RECORD YEAR
ERIC CHURCH
13 HUMBLE AND KIND
T IM MCGRAW
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WEEK
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MAKE YOU MISS ME
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CHURCH BELLS
ARRIE UNDERWOOD
C
MY CHURCH
MAREN MORRIS
CRUISE
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
PETER PAN
KELSEA BALLERINI
TAKE YOUR TIME
SAM HUNT
CONFESSION
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
HOUSE PARTY
SAM HUNT
THINK OF YOU
CHRIS YOUNG DUET WITH CASSADEE POPE
22 31 TENNESSEE WHISKEY
HRIS STAPLETON
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on leading online music services. Charts update weekly on Thurdays at www.Billboard.Biz/charts. Copyright
2016, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
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MAKIN’ TR ACKS TOM ROLAND [email protected]
One of the most difficult challenges for an act with an established sound and
you play a few notes and there’s this magic to it, this vibe. If we didn’t have a
fan base is balancing change and continuity. If it fails to move its music for- real piano, I don’t know if that song would be written.”
ward, the audience and the performer are bound to grow bored. But if the
They used the same chords to build the verses, which held their own form
change is too radical, the act’s distinguishing characteristics can be mud- of continuity. The first verse is mostly about darkness — winter, rain, tears, a
died and its identity lost.
loss of hope — setting up the woman’s restorative powers in the chorus and in
As Florida Georgia Line moves from its second album, Anything Goes, to
the second verse, which is bathed in baptism, sunshine and sex.
its third, Dig Your Roots, the duo navigated that issue quite well with the new
“You get into the chorus and it has that redemptive feel, but you don’t want
project’s first single. “H.O.L.Y.,” released to radio via Play MPE on April 29, is
it to be super-saccharine,” says busbee, acknowledging the weight of the first
the first piano-based title that has been pushed to programmers, presenting a
verse. “It gets a little gritty, but it’s still positive.”
softer version of a duo that’s widely regarded as one of the genre’s party staples.
In the ensuing months, they recorded two demos. One was rather adventurBut there’s plenty of continuity present, too. “H.O.L.Y.” maintains the core
ous, with a gospel choir and sax, but the version that got pitched was basic: piano,
harmonies that set Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley
bass, a drum loop and Cyphert’s high-pitched vocals.
apart from every other artist on country radio, even if
“It’s like makeup,” says Larsen of the latter version. “If
those harmonies are used a little more sparingly than
a girl’s pretty, you don’t need to doll her up. She doesn’t
is typical for them.
need to add [a lot of makeup] just to walk out the door.”
Even better, there’s a continuity in the narrative. The
“H.O.L.Y.” found some traction in pop. Justin Bieber
last single from Anything Goes — “Confession” (No. 1,
flirted with it, but didn’t cut it. Another act recorded it,
Country Airplay), released through Play MPE on Nov. 3,
but the track sat while the overall project floundered.
2015 — found its protagonist at a crossroads moment,
Eventually, it got pitched around again. BMG Music
questioning where he’s headed. With “H.O.L.Y.,” the
Nashville senior director of creative Sarah Knabe sent
lead voice seems to have found an answer. The woman in
it to FGL’s manager, Big Loud Shirt partner Seth Enghis life arrived when he was at his lowest, “broke through
land, who forwarded it to Kelley and Hubbard. It wasn’t
and saved me.” In a format known for its storytelling, the
a slam-dunk on their end: Neither was convinced it was
path from “Confession” to “H.O.L.Y.” is a nifty, ethereal
right for them, but after a few weeks, both of them — and
one. It was also unexpected, since FGL had never heard
their wives — kept coming back to “H.O.L.Y.”
“H.O.L.Y.” when “Confession” went to radio.
“It took us a couple of days to really realize how much
“We knew we were going to set something up,” says
it actually did fit this album and the direction we wanted
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Kelley. “I don’t think we knew exactly how big it was
to go,” says Kelley.
going to be — or what we were setting up — but, man,
The version they first saw had no dots in the title, so
it’s really cool how it’s happened.”
the acronym wasn’t obvious. (“I actually thought it was, ‘Hi, I’m loving you,’
The seeds for “H.O.L.Y.” were actually planted when FGL was up to its ears so I was way off,” says Kelley with a laugh.) But they turned it over to proin “Dirt.” The first single from Anything Goes (which also represented a sonic
ducer Joey Moi (Chris Lane, Jake Owen), who stayed fairly true to the demo.
and thematic change of pace from the pair’s previous album) was at No. 2 on Guitarist Ilya Toshinsky added an acoustic lick to the opening, keyboardist
Hot Country Songs on Aug. 7, 2014, the day three songwriters signed with
Charlie Judge slipped in some faint organ textures, and steel guitarist Russ
the Los Angeles branch of BMG Chrysalis created “H.O.L.Y.” in their first
Pahl layered nearly imperceptible heartache on top.
writing session together.
Kelley is a bit of a stealth vocalist in parts of the verses, adding atmospheric
Nate Cyphert, formerly the frontman for Long Island pop-rock band This “oohs” underneath the pre-chorus before breaking into FGL’s trademark harCondition, had been living in Southern California for roughly a year at the monies in the chorus and a call-and-answer part in the bridge and finale. “We
time, and as he headed to the appointment at the Glassell Park studio of bus- tried to channel our inner Eagles,” he says.
bee (“My Church,” “Storm Warning”), he was inspired by the scenery.
Hubbard lets it out on the bridge, selling the “fire in my veins” with unbri“I was driving through the hills and was in awe of all the mountains and all of dled urgency, peaking near the top of his range at “ecstasy.” “After you live
that,” remembers Cyphert. “I don’t know exactly where it came from, but I just with the song in your truck and run around with it, you get really comfortable
had this idea for ‘high on loving you.’ I was thinking of all the things that associ- with it,” Hubbard notes. “With this song especially, we just both kind of closed
ate with love in the highest form, and I came up with ‘H.O.L.Y.’ as an acronym. I
our eyes and went to that place in our head.”
walked into the session, and it was the first thing I proposed to them as an idea.”
The writers were happily surprised at the treatment. Moi and FGL respected
The back story was important when he presented “H.O.L.Y.” as a title to
the simplicity of the demo and found a way to make it work within a country
busbee and Norwegian-born William Wiik Larsen (producer and co-writer of
framework that they hadn’t really anticipated. “It feels like it could’ve really
Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong,” which peaked at No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100). went anywhere,” says Larsen, “but I’m super stoked that Florida Georgia Line
“It just seemed like a weird title for a pop song,” notes busbee. “But I’ve did it. They did a great job.”
learned that every title is innocent until proven guilty, so I just listened. He said
“H.O.L.Y.” rises 14-12 in its sixth week on Country Airplay, but heavy sales
it was an acronym for ‘high on loving you.’ That’s dope. As soon as he said that, and streaming have already pushed it to the top on Hot Country Songs, where
I was super-in, and I literally just sat down on the piano and started playing.” it has remained for five straight weeks. They have clearly hit buttons with the
Busbee instinctively sang an ascending melody over a descending, gospelright balance of change and continuity, and the mix of love and spirituality in
flavored chord progression: “Holy, holy, holy, holy/I’m high on loving you,”
“H.O.L.Y.” adds a full-circle element to the duo’s storyline that most listeners
repeated twice. It was simple, hooky and — thanks to the piano texture — rich
probably didn’t know existed.
and natural. The chorus was completed in merely seconds.
“We got our start playing guitar and singing in church, and also writing
“Most studios that I work in don’t have an actual piano — especially not like love songs,” says Kelley. “Our album and tour name is Dig Your Roots, and
his,” says Cyphert. “I think he has a baby grand. Even if you can’t play piano,
this couldn’t be more digging our roots.”
RYAN SMITH
Florida Georgia Line Connects
New Sonic Dots With ‘H.O.L.Y.’
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JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 16 OF 21
THE STARK REPORT PHYLLIS STARK [email protected]
Life After Radio: Former PD
Boesen Now Flying High As A Pilot
Country radio veteran Ken Boesen has enjoyed f lying as a hobby for two
­decades, but after getting merged out of a job at WKIS Miami last summer
­following a station swap that transferred ownership from Beasley ­Broadcasting
to CBS Radio, he decided to make his hobby a profession. Boesen is now a fulltime pilot for the regional carrier partner of a major airline.
After departing WKIS, which he had programmed for nearly eight years,
Boesen was giving flying lessons to keep himself busy,
continuing something he had done for fun for about
BOESEN
15 years. “I started looking at aviation as a career
and discovered that the airlines are in a huge growth
­period right now,” he says. “A huge number of airlines
are hiring a huge number of pilots. So as far as the
time to break into aviation as a career, it’s a fantastic
time to do that.”
He began three months of training in F
­ ebruary,
­i ncluding working in simulators and on real planes.
During that time he also earned his Air ­Transport Pilot
Certificate and joined the Air Line Pilots A
­ ssociation
union, noting with a laugh that he’s probably one of
the few people in the world who is a member of both
ALPA and the Country Music Association.
In May, he started his job as a first officer for the
­a irline. While Boesen still lives in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., his flight base is New Jersey’s Newark Liberty
International Airport. He jokes, “Handy, right?
­A nybody who complains about, ‘Oh, I’ve got a 40 minute commute,’ stop it.”
He hops other flights as a passenger to get to work.
As a newcomer to the profession, says Boesen, “I’m breaking into somebody
else’s business. I wasn’t the low man on the totem pole anymore in radio, but
in aviation, yep, I’m a junior pilot.” So while others were enjoying the long
Memorial Day weekend, Boesen’s schedule included “flying around here or
there and stop and go again, stop and go again, all weekend long.” His ­current
schedule involves five or six days a week on duty, flying four to six flights a day
on a Dash 8 turboprop aircraft that seats between 37 and 50 people.
He’s also the owner of a Mooney 231 aircraft, but says flying for a l­ iving
has, unfortunately, somewhat dampened his longtime interest in f lying
­recreationally, at least for now.
Prior to his surprising career change, Boesen had worked in the radio ­business
for more than 25 years, landing his first full-time job in the ­industry in 1988.
He left WKIS in June 2015. And while he loves flying, calling the c­ areer change
“an exciting, new thing to me,” there’s still plenty he
misses about radio, most notably the ­relationships and
camaraderie. “It’s no secret radio folks can be a colorful bunch, and I have dozens and dozens of lifelong
friends,” he says, ­noting that he misses those vibrant
characters “on a daily basis,” along with the relationships with­­country artists.­
Unsurprisingly, he says flying for a living bears
no resemblance whatsoever to Dierks Bentley’s
­party-on-board “Drunk on a Plane” music video. “You
climb up in the cockpit, and you close the door,” he
says. “You talk to the passengers, but there’s not much
two-way communication unless the flight ­attendant
calls. You are in a state of concentration up there.
There’s very specific rules that you’ve got to follow
from before you start the engine to the m
­ oment you
pull into the gate: how you fly, exactly what path and
how fast, and how everything works is exact every
time.”
From his new perspective in the cockpit, Boesen also offers some advice
for nervous fliers. “When you get in turbulence [and are] bouncing around
a bit and people start wincing and grabbing onto the arms of the seats and
getting scared, [remember that] it’s a roller coaster. It’s not going to break, so
smile and enjoy the ride. If you feel so inclined, put both arms in the air and
go, ‘Whoo.’ Aviation in the United States, especially, is so safe. There’s double
and triple redundancy on the systems, the airplanes are so well-maintained,
the ­t raining is so good, and we practice every contingency over and over until
every person gets it down exactly right every time. So it’s safe. It’s really safe.”
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Country Indicator
THIS
WEEK
LAST
WEEK
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CHART
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HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & LOVIN’ EVERY DAY C apitol Nashville
3
4
5
TITLE Imprint/LabelArtist
AUDIENCE
(IN MILLIONS)
PLAYS
THIS WEEK
+/–
THIS WEEK
HH No. 1 (4 weeks) HH
Luke Bryan
4749
+33
9.023
18
T-SHIRT V alory Thomas Rhett
4609
+29
8.660
20
HUMBLE AND KIND M
cGraw/Big Machine Tim McGraw
4459
+10
8.473
5
10
WASTED TIME H
it Red/Capitol Nashville Keith Urban
4245
+175
7.737
2
13
CAME HERE TO FORGET W
arner Bros./WMN Blake Shelton
4003
-637
7.580
6
l
7
11
NOISE B lue Chair/Columbia Nashville Kenny Chesney
3706
+139
6.759
7
6
21
MY CHURCH C olumbia Nashville Maren Morris
3642
-143
7.005
3562
+185
6.498
HH Most Increased Plays HH
Jason Aldean
3549
+400
6.463
+300
6.300
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RECORD YEAR EMI Nashville Eric Church
11
10
LIGHTS COME ON B roken Bow
12
10
CHURCH BELLS 1 9/Arista Nashville Carrie Underwood
3424
10
38
HEAD OVER BOOTS C apitol Nashville Jon Pardi
3294
+67
6.056
14
6
H.O.L.Y. R epublic Nashville Florida Georgia Line
2866
+372
5.299
13
14
AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG R CA Nashville Jake Owen
2682
+42
4.774
15
46
NIGHT’S ON FIRE M
CA Nashville David Nail
2429
+44
4.566
17
17
FROM THE GROUND UP W
arner Bros./WAR Dan + Shay
2425
+123
4.418
16
31
YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK V alory Justin Moore
2422
+105
4.371
18
29
IT ALL STARTED WITH A BEER W
arner Bros./WAR Frankie Ballard
2349
+80
4.384
20
33
RUNNING FOR YOU M
CA Nashville Kip Moore
2280
+141
3.972
19
19
26
FIX B ig Loud Chris Lane
2250
-17
4.010
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25
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MAKE YOU MISS ME M
CA Nashville Sam Hunt
2117
+127
3.563
22
12
PETER PAN B lack River Kelsea Ballerini
1989
+138
3.337
24
4
WITHOUT A FIGHT A
rista Nashville Brad Paisley Feat. Demi Lovato
1719
+262
3.146
26
8
CASTAWAY S outhern Groud/Varvatos/Republic/Dot Zac Brown Band
1495
+193
2.886
25
10
ROCK ON D
ot Tucker Beathard
1406
+80
2.346
28
19
IT DON’T HURT LIKE IT USED TO M
ercury Billy Currington
1203
+85
1.913
27
31
I MET A GIRL W
arner Bros./WMN William Michael Morgan
1185
+47
2.064
30
21
UNLOVE YOU B ig Machine Jennifer Nettles
1115
+38
1.922
28
29
21
LOVIN’ LATELY B $R/New Revolution Big & Rich Feat. Tim McGraw
1067
-29
1.792
29
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34
5
MIDDLE OF A MEMORY W
arner Bros./WMN Cole Swindell
998
+147
1.586
31
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MAYDAY A
rista Nashville Cam
982
+21
1.595
20
BILLBOARD COUNTRY INDICATOR PANEL — 106 STATIONS
Abilene, Texas
KEAN
Alexandria, La.
KRRV
Amarillo, Texas
KGNC
Asheville, N.C.
WKSF
Atlantic City, N.J.
WPUR
Beaumont, Texas
KYKR
Beckley, W. Va.
WJLS
Biloxi, Miss.
WZKX
Bloomington, Ill.
WIBL
Bluefield, W. Va.
WHKX
Burlington, Vt.
WOKO
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
KEZS
Charleston, W. Va
WKWS
WQBE
College Station, Texas
KAGG
Columbia, Mo.
KCLR
Columbus, Ga.
WKCN
WSTH
Cookeville, Tenn.
WGSQ
Dothan, Ala.
WTVY
Duluth, Minn.
KKCB
Eau Claire, Wis.
WAXX
Elizabeth City, N.C.
WRSF
Erie, Pa.
WTWF
Eugene, Ore.
KKNU
Evansville, Ind.
WKDQ
Fargo, N.D.
KBVB
WSTH
Fayetteville, N.C.
WKML
Flagstaff, Ariz.
KAFF
Flint, Mich.
WFBE
Florence, Ala.
WXFL
Florence, S.C.
WEGX
Ft. Collins, Colo.
KUAD
Ft. Smith, Ark.
KTCS
Frederick, Md.
WFRE
Fredericksburg, Va.
WFLS
Green Bay, Wis.
WNCY
Hagerstown, Md.
WAYZ
Hot Springs, Ark.
KQUS
Huntington, Ky.
WDGG
Huntington, W. Va.
WTCR
Idaho Falls, Idaho
KTHK
Jackson, Miss.
WMSI
WUSJ
Janesville, Wis.
WJVL
Jonesboro, Ark.
KDXY
Joplin, Mo.
KIXQ
Kalamazoo, Mich.
WNWN
Kalispell, Mont.
KDBR
Kingmah, Ariz.
KFLG
Lafayette, Ind.
WKOA
Laredo, Texas
KRRG
Lansing, Mich.
WITL
Laurel, Miss.
WBBN
Lebanon, N.H.
Lincoln, Neb
Longview, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Lufkin, Texas
Mason City, Iowa
Medford, Ore.
Meridian, Miss.
Montgomery, Ala.
Morgantown, W. Va.
Muskegon, Mich.
New London, Conn.
Odessa, Texas
Palm Springs, Calif.
Pensacola, Fla.
Peoria, Ill.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Rapid City, S.D.
Rockford, Ill.
Rocky Mount, N.C.
Saginaw, Mich.
St. Cloud, Minn.
Salina, Kan.
Salisbury, Md.
San Angelo, Texas
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
WXXK
KFGE
KYKX
KLLL
KYKS
KIAI
KRWQ
WOKK
WLWI
WKKW
WMUS
WCTY
KHKX
KPLM
WXBM
WXCL
WRWD
KOUT
WXXQ
WDWG
WCEN
KZPK
KYEZ
WKTT
KGKL
KKJG
Santa Barbara, Calif.
KRAZ
Santa Maria, Calif.
KSNI
Sheboygan, Wis.
WBFM
Savannah, Ga.
WJCL
WUBB
Shreveport, La.
KXKS
Sioux Cty, Iowa
KSUX
South Bend, Ind.
WBYT
Springfield, Ill.
WFMB
Springfield, Mo.
KTTS
Terre Haute, Ind.
WTHI
Topeka, Kan.
WIBW
Traverse City, Mich.
WTCM
Tupelo, Miss.
WWZD
Utica, N.Y.
WFRG
Victor Valley, CA.KATJ
Waco, Texas
WACO
Wausau, Wis.
WDEZ
Wheeling, W. Va.
WOVK
Williamsport, Pa.
WILQ
Yakima, Wash.
KXDD
Youngstown, Ohio
WQXK
WWGY
Westwood One
HOT COUNTRY
MAINSTREAM COUNTRY
Music Choice
TODAY’S COUNTRY
Sirius XM
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Country Indicator
AUDIENCE
(IN MILLIONS)
THIS
WEEK
LAST
WEEK
WKS
ON
CHART
THIS WEEK
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THIS WEEK
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976
+43
1.409
32
24
LIVIN’ THE DREAM D
ot Drake White
974
+14
1.730
35
18
I KNOW SOMEBODY R eviver LoCash
843
+48
1.518
36
14
IF THE BOOT FITS W
heelhouse Granger Smith
708
+41
1.103
37
6
PARACHUTE U
niversal Music Canada Chris Stapleton
706
+64
1.081
40
9
SLEEP WITHOUT YOU R epublic Nashville Brett Young
664
+83
0.987
39
10
BLUEBONNETS B IG Label Aaron Watson
640
+37
1.024
38
22
MAKE MY OWN SUNSHINE B ig Spark Olivia Lane
628
+17
0.914
50
2
HH Most Added HH
Dierks Bentley Feat. Elle King
613
+355
1.067
41
16
USED TO LOVE YOU SOBER Z one 4/RCA Nashville Kane Brown
573
+9
0.838
43
5
A LITTLE MORE LOVE C urb Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice
518
+93
0.825
42
12
HEALING HIGHWAY B lue Light Brian Collins
485
+13
0.747
46
3
WANNA BE THAT SONG A
tlantic/WAR Brett Eldredge
439
+86
0.646
45
12
SONG NUMBER 7 S toney Creek Randy Houser
414
+4
0.658
45
44
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CA Nashville Clare Dunn
412
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OUTSKIRTS OF HEAVEN R ed Bow Craig Campbell
327
+8
0.509
48
16
SOUTHERN BOY B roken Bow Jordan Rager with Jason Aldean
286
+13
0.390
49
6
ROOTS S toney Creek Parmalee
281
+13
0.487
51
4
FRIENDS WITH BOATS K eith Walker Keith Walker
246
+21
0.346
53
10
MAKE YOU MINE A
tlantic/WEA High Valley
234
+12
0.446
54
13
GIRL NEXT DOOR W
arner Bros./WMN Brandy Clark
230
+15
0.280
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CA Nashville Vince Gill
225
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0.322
0.327
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PLAYS
HH Hot Shot Debut HHChris Young
223
+115
55
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LONELY GIRL C apitol Nashville Charles Kelley
213
0
0.312
60
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HOLDIN’ HER W
arner Bros./WAR Chris Janson
191
+29
0.367
57
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SPIN ME R yan Broshear Ryan Broshear
191
+13
0.271
HOMETOWN GIRL M
CA Nashville Josh Turner
190
+68
0.281
SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN T hird Floor Diana Upton-Hill
189
-7
0.263
NEW
ARE YOU WITH ME M
ercury Nashville Easton Corbin
180
+51
0.230
NEW
I’LL BE HOME SOON B lack River Craig Morgan
178
+44
0.322
SOBER SATURDAY NIGHT R CA Nashville
NEW
NEW
5
CHARTS LEGEND
RANKINGS
Country Airplay is ranked by
total audience impressions
for the week ending Sunday
based on monitored airplay of
151 stations by Nielsen BDS.
Audience totals on the chart are
derived, in part, using certain
Arbitron Inc. copyrighted
Persons 12+ audience
estimates (under license ©
2016, Arbitron Inc.) Country
Indicator is tabulated using
reported playlists and Nielsen
BDS-monitored airplay at 106
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.
© 2016 Prometheus Global Media, LLC
BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
TITLE P ublishing-Licensing Org.
(Songwriter) C hart Position
21 SUMMER W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Trampy McCauley, ASCAP/
All The Kings Pens, ASCAP/Songstein Publishing, ASCAP/Big Loud
Shirt Industries, ASCAP (J. Osborne, T.J. Osborne, C.Wiseman) 3 5
A AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG EMI
Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree
Publishing, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Combustion Engine Music,
ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Harmony, ASCAP/
Texa Rae Music, ASCAP (R.Copperman, A.Gorley, J.Johnston) 16
ARE YOU WITH ME P retty Woman Publishing, LLC, BMI/
Super Phonic Music, BMI/BMG Platinum Songs, BMI/Orbison Music,
LLC, BMI/Turn Me On Music, BMI/Crazy Water Music, ASCAP/Little Blue
Egg, ASCAP/Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP (T.L.James,
T.McFadden, S.McAnally) 4 6
B BEER CAN IN A TRUCK BED Sonic Geo Music,
ASCAP/Calhoun Enterprises, ASCAP/Music Of RPM, ASCAP/HoriPro
Entertainment Group, Inc., ASCAP/Smacktown Music, ASCAP/
ReHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/Wrensong Publishing Corp., ASCAP/Unfair
Entertainment, ASCAP/External Combustion Music, ASCAP/WB Music
Corp., ASCAP/Who Wants To Buy My Publishing, ASCAP (M.Ramsey,
T. Rosen, M.Jenkins) 5 9
C CAME HERE TO FORGET R ound Hill Songs BLS JV,
ASCAP/Big Loud Proud Songs, ASCAP/Red Toe Rocker, ASCAP/WB
Music Corp., ASCAP/Doc And Maggie Music, SOCAN/Thankful For This
Music, ASCAP (C.Wiseman, D.Ruttan) 2
CASTAWAY Day For The Dead Publishing, SESAC/Southern
Ground, SESAC/Life On Fire Music, SESAC/Poppsolotamus Music,
BMI/Brighter Shade Publishing, BMI (Z.Brown, N.Moon, W.Durrette,
C.Bowles, J.D.Hopkins) 2 4
CHURCH BELLS External Combustion Music, ASCAP/Songs
Of Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Who Wants
To Buy My Publishing, ASCAP/Atlas Music Publishing, ASCAP/WB
Music Corp., ASCAP/Songs Of Brett, ASCAP/HillarodyRathbone Music,
ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP (Z.Crowell, Brett James, H.Lindsey) 10
D DANCE WITH YA W
arner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
BMI/THiS Music, BMI/Goes Something Like THIS Music, BMI/Songs of
Sunset Beach, BMI/SONGS MP Publishing, BMI (D.Baldridge, C.Yarber,
J.Mitchell) 4 9
DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Smack Hits, GMR/Kobalt Music
Group Ltd., GMR/Songs Of SMP, ASCAP/Mighty Seven Music Publishing
LLC, ASCAP/Heavy Metal Disco, ASCAP (S.McAnally, J.T.Harding) 3 8
F FIX R ound Hill Works, BMI/Big Loud Proud Crowd, BMI/Bux Tone
Music, BMI/Rio Bravo Music, Inc., BMI/Telemitry Productions, BMI/Year
Of The Dog Music, ASCAP (S.Buxton, J.Frasure, A.Stoklasa) 15
FROM THE GROUND UP W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/
Beats And Banjos, ASCAP/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI/
Shay Mooney Music, ASCAP/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/CDS Words
And Music, ASACP (D.Smyers, S.Mooney, C. DeStefano) 18
G GIRL NEXT DOOR H ighway 508 Songs, ASCAP/House Of
Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP/Nettwerk One B Music, BMI/Revelry Music,
BMI/Jay Gatsby Music, BMI/Nettwerk One Music Limited Canada,
SOCAN/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP (B.
Clark, J.J.Dillon, S.McAnally) 3 9
H HEAD OVER BOOTS G olden Vault Music, BMI/The Song
Factory, LLC, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative Nation Music,
BMI (J.Pardi, L.Laird) 13
HOLDIN’ HER R ed Vinyl Music, Inc., BMI/Buckkilla Music, BMI/
Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Eldorotto Music Publishing, BMI/WarnerTamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI (C.Janson, J.Otto) 5 0
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 19 OF 21
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H.O.L.Y. B MG Platinum Songs, BMI/Pulse Ventures, BMI/
BRRCOFFEE, BMI/IDAP Music, ASCAP/BMG Rights Management
Scandinavia AB, STIM (busbee, N.Cyphert, W.W.Larsen) 12
HOMETOWN GIRL D owntown DLJ Songs, ASCAP/Son Of
Ron Songs, ASCAP/Diver Dann Music, ASCAP/International Dog Music,
BMI (M.Beeson, D.Tashian) 5 8
HUMBLE AND KIND Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Hoodie
Songs, BMI (L.McKenna) 4
HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & LOVIN’ EVERY DAY
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Peanut Mill Songs, BMI/EMI Blackwood
Music Inc., BMI/Two Chord Georgia Music, BMI/Brooks County Boy
Music, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Tar-Cam-Knox Music, ASCAP/
Thankful For This Music, ASCAP (L.Bryan, D.Davidson, R.Akins,
B.Hayslip) 3
I IF THE BOOT FITS Tree Vibez Music, LLC, ASCAP/Major
Bob Music, Inc., ASCAP/We-volve Music, ASCAP/Downtown DLJ
Songs, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Countryside, BMI (J.M.Schmidt, A.Albert,
M.Tenpenny) 4 4
I KNOW SOMEBODY EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/
Brooks County Boy Music, BMI/Songs By Red Room, BMI/EMI April
Music, Inc., ASCAP/ole Songs Of Countrywood, ASCAP (R.Akins,
R.Copperman, J.S.Stover) 3 2
I MET A GIRL R eHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/Smacktown Music,
ASCAP/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/Three Mules Music,
ASCAP/Smack Ink, ASCAP (T. Rosen, S.Hunt, S.McAnally) 2 7
IT ALL STARTED WITH A BEER Sony/ATV
Harmony, ASCAP/Texa Rae Music, ASCAP/Nettwerk One B Music, BMI/
Revelry Music, BMI/Nevada House Music, BMI/Ole Red Cape Songs,
ASCAP/Real Big Red Tunes, ASCAP (J.Johnston, N.Mason, J.S.Stover) 2 0
IT DON’T HURT LIKE IT USED TO Coconut Hut
Publishing, ASCAP/Castle Bound Music, Inc., SESAC/We Be Pawtying,
SESAC/BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd., PRS/You Want How Much
Of What Publishing, BMI/Worldwide EMG Music B, BMI/BMG Platinum
Songs, BMI (B.Currington, C.R.Barlowe, S.Carter) 3 1
L LIGHTS COME ON B ig Loud Mountain, BMI/Round Hill
Works, BMI/Pranch Ringle Music, BMI/T Hubb Publishing, BMI/Tree
Vibez Music, LLC, ASCAP/Freshy Music, ASCAP/Major Bob Music, Inc.,
ASCAP/We-volve Music, ASCAP/Round Hill Songs Jimmy Robbins,
ASCAP/Jammy Rabbins Music, ASCAP/Extraordinary Alien Publishing,
ASCAP (B.Kelley, T.Hubbard, J.M.Schmidt, J.Robbins, B.Warren,
B.Warren) 8
LIPSTICK M
agic Mustang Music Inc., BMI/Warner-Tamerlane
M MAKE YOU MINE Centricity Music Publishing, ASCAP/
Bluenort Records, SOCAN/CentricSongs, SESAC/2 Hour Songs, SESAC/
Pickin Publishing, BMI/Songs Of Kickingbird, BMI (B.Rempel, S.Mosley,
B.Stennis) 4 2
MAKE YOU MISS ME U niversal Music Corporation,
ASCAP/Three Mules Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/
Sonic Geo Music, ASCAP/Calhoun Enterprises, ASCAP/RPM Global
Publishing, BMI/Hori Productions America, ASCAP (S.Hunt, J.Osborne,
M.Ramsey) 19
MAYDAY M
arvelous Oaks Records, ASCAP/One Year
YesterdayPublishing, BMI/Creative Pulse Music, BMI/These Are Pulse
Songs, BMI (C.Ochs, T.Johnson) 3 6
MIDDLE OF A MEMORY Sony/ATV Tree Publishing,
BMI/Colden Rainey Music, BMI/Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/
Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/External
Combustion Music, ASCAP/Atlas Music Publishing, ASCAP/Songs Of
Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Who Wants To
Buy My Publishing, ASCAP (C.Swindell, A.Gorley, Z.Crowell) 3 4
MY CHURCH International Dog Music, BMI/BMG Platinum
Songs, BMI/Hello I Love You Music, BMI/7189 Music Publishing, BMI
(busbee, M.Morris) 9
N NIGHT’S ON FIRE Super Big Music, ASCAP/Jett Music,
ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Doc And Maggie Music, SOCAN/
Thankful For This Music, ASCAP (J.Singleton, D.Ruttan) 17
NOISE Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Basuare Music, BMI/EMI
Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room, BMI/Smack Hits,
GMR/Kobalt Music Group Ltd., GMR/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/
Jon Mark Nite Music, ASCAP (K.Chesney, R.Copperman, S.McAnally,
J.M.Nite) 11
O SLEEP WITHOUT YOU Super Big Music, ASCAP/Caliville
Publishing, ASCAP/Downtown DMP Songs, BMI/Stars And Stripes
And Maple Leaf Music, BMI/Wordspring Music, LLC, SESAC/W.B.M.
Music Corp., SESAC (B.Young, K.Archer, J.Ebach) 3 3
SNAPBACK Carrot Seed Songs, ASCAP/Smackville Music,
ASCAP/Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP/ReHits Music,
Inc., ASCAP/Smacktown Music, ASCAP/Unfair Entertainment, ASCAP/
Songs Of Big Deal, ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP/Wooden Ships,
ASCAP (M.Ramsey, T. Rosen, B.Tursi) 7
SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH P eermusic III, Ltd., BMI/
Peertunes, Ltd., SESAC/Jaron Boyer Music, SESAC/BMG Silver Songs,
SESAC/Fuego Songs Publishing, SESAC/David Ryan Music, ASCAP/The
Real Brain Publishing, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Music Of The Corn,
ASCAP (M.Tyler, J.Boyer, A.Palmer, D.Kuncio, J.Mirenda) 5
SONG NUMBER 7 Legends Of Magic Mustang Music,
SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Thankful
For This Music, ASCAP/Red Vinyl Music, Inc., BMI (J.Wilson, B.Hayslip,
C.Janson) 4 8
SOUTHERN BOY Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative
Nation Music, BMI/These Are Pulse Songs, BMI/Creative Pulse Music,
BMI/Pulse Nation, BMI/ole Songs Of Countrywood, ASCAP/EMI April
Music, Inc., ASCAP (L.Laird, B.Dean, J.S.Stover) 4 1
T THINK A LITTLE LESS EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Jon
Mark Nite Music, ASCAP/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Cricket On The
Line, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative Nation Music, BMI/
Country Paper, BMI/Pulse Nation, BMI/Extraordinary Alien Publishing,
ASCAP (J.M.Nite, Thomas Rhett, B.Dean, J.Robbins) 5 2
T-SHIRT External Combustion Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Southside
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/
Atlas Music Publishing, ASCAP/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative
Nation Music, BMI/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/Smack Ink,
ASCAP (A.Gorley, L.Laird, S.McAnally) 1
OUTSKIRTS OF HEAVEN Legends Of Magic Mustang
TUXEDO B MG Gold Songs, ASCAP/Leer Jet 87 Publishing, ASCAP/
Music, SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/Ole Red Cape Songs, ASCAP/
Full Of Bulls Music, ASCAP/Ole Ole, ASCAP (C.Campbell, D.Turnbull) 4 7
WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Songs Of Brett, ASCAP/BMG Platinum Songs,
BMI/For The Kids Platinum, BMI/Legitimate Efforts Music, BMI (C.Dunn,
Brett James, B.West) 5 7
P PARACHUTE W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Ken Tucky Music, ASCAP/
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Dontcallmebrett Musicm, BMI (C.
Stapleton, J.Beavers) 4 0
PETER PAN Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/KNB Music, ASCAP/
ole Purple Cape Music, BMI/Honey Lee Music, BMI (K.Ballerini,
F.G.Whitehead, J.Lee) 2 3
R Publishing Corp., BMI/Little Duchess Music, BMI/Songwriters of
RECORD YEAR Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Longer And
Platinum Pen Publishing, BMI/Legends Of Magic Mustang Music,
Louder Music, BMI/Little Louder Songs, BMI/Mammaw’s Fried Okra
SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/Thunder Cookie, SESAC/Hatchoo
Music, BMI (E.Church, J.Hyde) 14
Music, SESAC/Music Of Platinum Pen, SESAC/Hannah Mulholland
Publishing, BMI/Hyper Hobby Music, SESAC/Tri Star Sports and
ROCK ON B ig Music Machine, BMI/Fayde 49 Music, BMI/Sony/
Enterainment Group, SESAC/Fabulicious Music, SESAC/Do Write Music,
ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Six Ring Circus Songs, BMI/Scrambler
LLC, BMI/Round Hill Works, BMI/Music From Riding Songs, BMI/Songs
Music, ASCAP/My My My Music, ASCAP (T.Beathard, C.Beathard,
of Colton Entertainment, BMI (J.Wayne, N.Cooke, H.Mulholland, C.Hobby,
M.Cannon-Goodman) 2 5
E. Hoffman, R.L.Howard) 6 0
ROOTS M
usic Of Big Deal, BMI/The Stennis Mightier Music, BMI/
A LITTLE MORE LOVE Smack Hits, GMR/Kobalt Music
Songs Of Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., BMI/Dead Aim Music,
Group Ltd., GMR/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room,
BMI/Young Guns Publishing, LLC, BMI/ Parallel Music Publishing, LLC,
BMI/HappyGoWrucke, BMI/Creative Pulse Music, BMI/These Are Pulse
BMI (J.Mullins, B.Stennis, B.Bollinger) 5 6
Songs, BMI/Hello Jerry, SESAC (S.McAnally, R.Copperman, N.Hemby,
K.Neumann) 4 5
RUNNING FOR YOU M
usic Of Stage Three, BMI/Songs
Of Cornman, BMI/Roll Through Music, BMI/BMG Platinum Songs,
LIVIN’ THE DREAM Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Songs From The Engine Room,
Tomdouglasmusic, BMI/Sony/ATV Harmony, ASCAP/Texa Rae Music,
BMI/Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC, BMI/Internal
ASCAP/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative Nation Music, BMI (T.
Combustion Music, BMI/Kickin’ Grids Music, BMI (K.Moore, T.Verges,
Douglas, J.Johnston, L.Laird) 3 0
B.Daly) 2 2
LONELY GIRL W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/House Of Sea Gayle
S Music, ASCAP/ClearBox Rights, ASCAP/Rio Bravo Music, Inc., BMI (C.
Stapleton, J.Frasure) 5 5
SHE’S GOT A WAY WITH WORDS W
estern
Legend Music, BMI/Downtown DLJ Songs, ASCAP/Son Of Ron Songs,
LOVIN’ LATELY B ig Love Music, BMI/Songs Of Kobalt Music
ASCAP (W.Earp, A.Albert, M.Beeson) 5 4
Publishing America, Inc., BMI/J Money Music, ASCAP/Kobalt Music
Publishing America, Inc., ASCAP/StyleSonic Music, LLC, BMI (W.K.Alphin, SIERRA Super Big Music, ASCAP/Big Machine Music, BMI (M.
J.D.Rich, T.McGraw) 2 9
Marlow, T.Dye, A.Scherz) 5 3
U UNLOVE YOU Jennifer Nettles Publishing, ASCAP/House
Of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP/Highway 508 Songs, ASCAP (J. Nettles,
B.Clark) 2 8
USED TO LOVE YOU SOBER Songs Of Universal,
Inc., BMI/Kane Brown Music, BMI/EMI Foray Music, SESAC/Write 2 Be
Free Music, SESAC/B Frank Entertainment, BMI/Songs Of Kobalt Music
Publishing America, Inc., BMI/Song House Publishing, ASCAP (K.
Brown, M.McVaney, J.Hoge) 3 7
W WANNA BE THAT SONG Sony/ATV Countryside, BMI/
Paris Not France Music, BMI/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By
Red Room, BMI/Scrambler Music, ASCAP/Abbott’s Creek Music, ASCAP
(B.Eldredge, R.Copperman, Scooter Carusoe) 4 3
WASN’T THAT DRUNK Thankful For This Music,
ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP
(M.J.McGinn, N.A.Medley, E.L.Weisband) 5 1
WASTED TIME Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Mary Rose Music,
BMI/Firehouse Cat Music, ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP/360 Music,
SESAC/Ray Daniels, SESAC/Jayded Ink Publishing, SESAC (K.Urban,
G.Wells, J.Abrahart) 6
WITHOUT A FIGHT N ew House Of Sea Gayle Music,
ASCAP/ClearBox Rights, ASCAP/Making The Turn Music, ASCAP/The
Country And Western Music, BMI/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,
BMI (B.Paisley, K.Lovelace, L.T.Miller) 2 6
Y YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK R ound Hill
Works, BMI/Farm Town Songs, BMI/Big Loud Proud Crowd, BMI/
Round Hill Songs BLS JV, ASCAP/Big Loud Proud Songs, ASCAP/
HappyGoWrucke, BMI/Creative Pulse Music, BMI/These Are Pulse
Songs, BMI (R.Clawson, M.Dragstrem, N.Hemby) 2 1
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Hot Country Songs Index
TITLE P ublishing-Licensing Org.
(Songwriter) C hart Position
21 SUMMER W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Trampy
McCauley, ASCAP/All The Kings Pens, ASCAP/
Songstein Publishing, ASCAP/Big Loud Shirt
Industries, ASCAP ( J. Osborne, T.J. Osborne, C.Wiseman) 3 5
A AMERICAN COUNTRY LOVE SONG
EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room,
BMI/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/WB Music
Corp., ASCAP/Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/
Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Harmony,
ASCAP/Texa Rae Music, ASCAP ( R.Copperman, A.Gorley,
J.Johnston) 1 7
B BLACK B ig White Tracks, ASCAP/EMI Blackwood
Music Inc., BMI/Songs By Red Room, BMI/Combustion
Engine Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite Songs, ASCAP/
WB Music Corp., ASCAP ( D.Bentley, R.Copperman, a.gorl)
46
C CAME HERE TO FORGET R ound Hill Songs
BLS JV, ASCAP/Big Loud Proud Songs, ASCAP/Red
Toe Rocker, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Doc And
Maggie Music, SOCAN/Thankful For This Music, ASCAP
(C.Wiseman, D.Ruttan) 4
CASTAWAY D ay For The Dead Publishing,
SESAC/Southern Ground, SESAC/Life On Fire Music,
SESAC/Poppsolotamus Music, BMI/Brighter Shade
Publishing, BMI ( Z.Brown, N.Moon, W.Durrette, C.Bowles,
J.D.Hopkins) 2 8
CHURCH BELLS E xternal Combustion Music,
ASCAP/Songs Of Southside Independent Music
Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Who Wants To Buy My
Publishing, ASCAP/Atlas Music Publishing, ASCAP/
WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Songs Of Brett, ASCAP/
HillarodyRathbone Music, ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs,
ASCAP (Z.Crowell, Brett James, H.Lindsey) 9
D DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS S mack Hits, GMR/
Kobalt Music Group Ltd., GMR/Songs Of SMP, ASCAP/
Mighty Seven Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP/Heavy
Metal Disco, ASCAP (S.McAnally, J.T.Harding) 2 1
F THE FIGHTER S ongs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/
Mary Rose Music, BMI/7189 Music Publishing, BMI/BMG
Platinum Songs, BMI (K.Urban, busbee) 4 0
FIRE AWAY W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/New Sea
Gayle Music, ASCAP/Ole Ole, ASCAP/Black In The
Saddle Songs, ASCAP (C.Stapleton, D.Green) 3 7
FIX R ound Hill Works, BMI/Big Loud Proud Crowd,
BMI/Bux Tone Music, BMI/Rio Bravo Music, Inc., BMI/
Telemitry Productions, BMI/Year Of The Dog Music,
ASCAP (S.Buxton, J.Frasure, A.Stoklasa) 2 2
FROM THE GROUND UP W
B Music Corp.,
ASCAP/Beats And Banjos, ASCAP/Warner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp., BMI/Shay Mooney Music, ASCAP/EMI
April Music, Inc., ASCAP/CDS Words And Music, ASACP
(D.Smyers, S.Mooney, C. DeStefano) 1 6
G GO AHEAD AND BREAK MY HEART
Break Out My Cocoon, LLC, BMI/Sony/ATV Tree
Publishing, BMI ( G.Stefani, B.Shelton) 4 1
H HEAD OVER BOOTS G olden Vault Music,
BMI/The Song Factory, LLC, BMI/Songs Of Universal,
Inc., BMI/Creative Nation Music, BMI (J.Pardi, L.Laird) 1 3
H.O.L.Y. B MG Platinum Songs, BMI/Pulse Ventures,
BMI/BRRCOFFEE, BMI/IDAP Music, ASCAP/BMG Rights
Management Scandinavia AB, STIM ( busbee, N.Cyphert,
W.W.Larsen) 1
HUMBLE AND KIND S ongs Of Universal, Inc.,
BMI/Hoodie Songs, BMI (L.McKenna) 5
HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & LOVIN’ EVERY
DAY Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/Peanut Mill
Songs, BMI/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Two Chord
Georgia Music, BMI/Brooks County Boy Music, BMI/
WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Tar-Cam-Knox Music, ASCAP/
Thankful For This Music, ASCAP (L.Bryan, D.Davidson,
R.Akins, B.Hayslip) 6
I I KNOW SOMEBODY E MI Blackwood Music
Inc., BMI/Brooks County Boy Music, BMI/Songs By
Red Room, BMI/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/ole
Songs Of Countrywood, ASCAP ( R.Akins, R.Copperman,
J.S.Stover) 4 7
I MET A GIRL R eHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/
Smacktown Music, ASCAP/Universal Music
Corporation, ASCAP/Three Mules Music, ASCAP/Smack
Ink, ASCAP ( T. Rosen, S.Hunt, S.McAnally) 3 3
IT ALL STARTED WITH A BEER S ony/
ATV Harmony, ASCAP/Texa Rae Music, ASCAP/
Nettwerk One B Music, BMI/Revelry Music, BMI/
Nevada House Music, BMI/Ole Red Cape Songs,
ASCAP/Real Big Red Tunes, ASCAP (J.Johnston, N.Mason,
J.S.Stover) 2 4
IT DON’T HURT LIKE IT USED TO
Coconut Hut Publishing, ASCAP/Castle Bound Music,
Inc., SESAC/We Be Pawtying, SESAC/BMG Rights
Management (UK) Ltd., PRS/You Want How Much Of
What Publishing, BMI/Worldwide EMG Music B, BMI/
BMG Platinum Songs, BMI ( B.Currington, C.R.Barlowe,
S.Carter) 3 8
L LIGHTS COME ON B ig Loud Mountain, BMI/
Round Hill Works, BMI/Pranch Ringle Music, BMI/T
Hubb Publishing, BMI/Tree Vibez Music, LLC, ASCAP/
Freshy Music, ASCAP/Major Bob Music, Inc., ASCAP/
We-volve Music, ASCAP/Round Hill Songs Jimmy
Robbins, ASCAP/Jammy Rabbins Music, ASCAP/
Extraordinary Alien Publishing, ASCAP ( B.Kelley,
T.Hubbard, J.M.Schmidt, J.Robbins, B.Warren, B.Warren) 1 0
LIVIN’ THE DREAM S ony/ATV Tree Publishing,
BMI/Tomdouglasmusic, BMI/Sony/ATV Harmony,
ASCAP/Texa Rae Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Universal,
Inc., BMI/Creative Nation Music, BMI (T.Douglas,
J.Johnston, L.Laird) 4 4
LOVIN’ LATELY B ig Love Music, BMI/Songs Of
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., BMI/J Money
Music, ASCAP/Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.,
ASCAP/StyleSonic Music, LLC, BMI ( W.K.Alphin, J.D.Rich,
T.McGraw) 4 2
M MY CHURCH International Dog Music, BMI/BMG
Platinum Songs, BMI/Hello I Love You Music, BMI/7189
Music Publishing, BMI (busbee, M.Morris) 8
N NIGHT’S ON FIRE S uper Big Music, ASCAP/
Jett Music, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Doc And
Maggie Music, SOCAN/Thankful For This Music, ASCAP
(J.Singleton, D.Ruttan) 2 3
NOISE S ony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Basuare
Music, BMI/EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Songs
By Red Room, BMI/Smack Hits, GMR/Kobalt Music
Group Ltd., GMR/EMI April Music, Inc., ASCAP/Jon Mark
Nite Music, ASCAP (K.Chesney, R.Copperman, S.McAnally,
J.M.Nite) 1 5
P PARACHUTE W
B Music Corp., ASCAP/Ken
Tucky Music, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
Dontcallmebrett Musicm, BMI (C.Stapleton, J.Beavers) 4 5
PETER PAN S ongs Of Black River, ASCAP/KNB
Music, ASCAP/ole Purple Cape Music, BMI/Honey Lee
Music, BMI ( K.Ballerini, F.G.Whitehead, J.Lee) 1 8
R RECORD YEAR S ony/ATV Tree Publishing, BMI/
T-SHIRT E xternal Combustion Music, ASCAP/Songs
Of Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC,
ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Atlas Music Publishing,
ASCAP/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/Creative Nation
Music, BMI/Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/
Smack Ink, ASCAP (A.Gorley, L.Laird, S.McAnally) 3
TUXEDO B MG Gold Songs, ASCAP/Leer Jet 87
Publishing, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Songs Of
Brett, ASCAP/BMG Platinum Songs, BMI/For The Kids
Platinum, BMI/Legitimate Efforts Music, BMI (C.Dunn,
Brett James, B.West) 4 8
U UNLOVE YOU Jennifer Nettles Publishing,
VACATION E MI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI/Cricket
BMI/Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI/Six Ring Circus
Songs, BMI/Scrambler Music, ASCAP/My My My Music,
ASCAP (T.Beathard, C.Beathard, M.Cannon-Goodman) 2 9
RUNNING FOR YOU M
usic Of Stage Three,
BMI/Songs Of Cornman, BMI/Roll Through Music, BMI/
BMG Platinum Songs, BMI/Songs Of Universal, Inc.,
BMI/Songs From The Engine Room, BMI/Southside
Independent Music Publishing, LLC, BMI/Internal
Combustion Music, BMI/Kickin’ Grids Music, BMI ( K.
Moore, T.Verges, B.Daly) 3 0
S SHE’S GOT A WAY WITH WORDS
Western Legend Music, BMI/Downtown DLJ Songs,
ASCAP/Son Of Ron Songs, ASCAP (W.Earp, A.Albert,
M.Beeson) 2 6
SLEEP WITHOUT YOU S uper Big Music,
ASCAP/Caliville Publishing, ASCAP/Downtown DMP
Songs, BMI/Stars And Stripes And Maple Leaf Music,
BMI/Wordspring Music, LLC, SESAC/W.B.M. Music Corp.,
SESAC (B.Young, K.Archer, J.Ebach) 3 9
SNAPBACK C arrot Seed Songs, ASCAP/Smackville
Music, ASCAP/Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.,
ASCAP/ReHits Music, Inc., ASCAP/Smacktown Music,
ASCAP/Unfair Entertainment, ASCAP/Songs Of Big
Deal, ASCAP/BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP/Wooden Ships,
ASCAP (M.Ramsey, T. Rosen, B.Tursi) 7
SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH P eermusic
SOUTHERN BOY S ongs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/
Tree Publishing, BMI/Colden Rainey Music, BMI/
Combustion Engine Music, ASCAP/Sadie’s Favorite
Songs, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/External
Combustion Music, ASCAP/Atlas Music Publishing,
ASCAP/Songs Of Southside Independent Music
Publishing, LLC, ASCAP/Who Wants To Buy My
Publishing, ASCAP ( C.Swindell, A.Gorley, Z.Crowell) 3 1
Publishing, SESCA/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Thankful
For This Music, ASCAP/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/
G650 Music, BMI (H.Scott, E.L.Weisband, B.Herms) 4 3
ROCK ON B ig Music Machine, BMI/Fayde 49 Music,
MAYDAY M
arvelous Oaks Records, ASCAP/One Year
MIDDLE OF A MEMORY S ony/ATV
THY WILL W
.B.M. Music Corp., SESAC/EKT
ASCAP/House Of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP/Highway
508 Songs, ASCAP (J. Nettles, B.Clark) 2 7
Corporation, ASCAP/Three Mules Music, ASCAP/
Songs Of Black River, ASCAP/Sonic Geo Music, ASCAP/
Calhoun Enterprises, ASCAP/RPM Global Publishing,
BMI/Hori Productions America, ASCAP ( S.Hunt,
J.Osborne, M.Ramsey) 1 9
YesterdayPublishing, BMI/Creative Pulse Music, BMI/
These Are Pulse Songs, BMI (C.Ochs, T.Johnson) 3 4
BMI/Goodbye Pants Music, BMI/Warner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp., BMI/Songs From The Rose Hotel,
ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/EMI Foray Music,
SESAC/Write 2 Be Free Music, SESAC ( C.Young, C.Crowder,
J.Hoge) 1 4
Longer And Louder Music, BMI/Little Louder Songs,
BMI/Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music, BMI (E.Church,
J.Hyde) 1 2
III, Ltd., BMI/Peertunes, Ltd., SESAC/Jaron Boyer
Music, SESAC/BMG Silver Songs, SESAC/Fuego Songs
Publishing, SESAC/David Ryan Music, ASCAP/The Real
Brain Publishing, BMI/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Music
Of The Corn, ASCAP ( M.Tyler, J.Boyer, A.Palmer, D.Kuncio,
J.Mirenda) 2
MAKE YOU MISS ME U niversal Music
T THINK OF YOU E MI Blackwood Music Inc.,
Creative Nation Music, BMI/These Are Pulse Songs,
BMI/Creative Pulse Music, BMI/Pulse Nation, BMI/ole
Songs Of Countrywood, ASCAP/EMI April Music, Inc.,
ASCAP (L.Laird, B.Dean, J.S.Stover) 5 0
V On The Line, BMI/BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP/Far Out
Music, Inc., ASCAP/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing
Corp., BMI/Eastman Pond Publishing, BMI/Frederic
And Reid Music, BMI/Songs From The Boardwalk
Music Publishing, LLC, BMI/Sony/ATV Songs LLC, BMI/
BMG Platinum Songs, BMI/The Family Songbook,
BMI/Music Of Big Deal, BMI/Bob Erotik Music, BMI/
Artist 101 Publishing Group, BMI/The Viking Pimp
Music, BMI/Honua Songs, BMI/Nice Life, BMI ( Thomas
Rhett, T.Allen, H.Brown, M.Dickerson, S.M.Douglas, G.Goldstein,
L.L.Jordan, C.W.Miller, L.Oskar, A.Schuller, H.E.Scott, Joe
London, E.Frederic, J.Ryan) 3 6
W WASN’T THAT DRUNK T hankful For This
Music, ASCAP/WB Music Corp., ASCAP/Universal
Music Corporation, ASCAP (M.J.McGinn, N.A.Medley,
E.L.Weisband) 4 9
WASTED TIME S ongs Of Universal, Inc., BMI/
Mary Rose Music, BMI/Firehouse Cat Music, ASCAP/
BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP/360 Music, SESAC/Ray
Daniels, SESAC/Jayded Ink Publishing, SESAC (K.Urban,
G.Wells, J.Abrahart) 1 1
WITHOUT A FIGHT N ew House Of Sea Gayle
Music, ASCAP/ClearBox Rights, ASCAP/Making The
Turn Music, ASCAP/The Country And Western Music,
BMI/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI ( B.
Paisley, K.Lovelace, L.T.Miller) 3 2
Y YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK
Round Hill Works, BMI/Farm Town Songs, BMI/
Big Loud Proud Crowd, BMI/Round Hill Songs
BLS JV, ASCAP/Big Loud Proud Songs, ASCAP/
HappyGoWrucke, BMI/Creative Pulse Music, BMI/
These Are Pulse Songs, BMI (R.Clawson, M.Dragstrem,
N.Hemby) 2 5
YOU SHOULD BE HERE S ony/ATV Tree
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BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE
CODA
19 Years Ago
Tim McGraw &
Faith Hill’s ‘Love’
Led The Way
Their first collaboration
spent six weeks atop
Hot Country Songs
JUNE 6, 2016 | PAGE 21 OF 21
On June 7, 1997, Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill, then 30 and 29,
­r espectively, soared to No. 1 on
Hot Country Songs with “It’s Your
Love.” The love song led in just
f ive weeks, tying for the fastest
f light to the top since 1975 when
C.W. ­McCall’s “Convoy” rolled to
No. 1 in four frames. The Stephony
Smith-penned track from McGraw’s
album E
­ verywhere topped the chart
for six weeks and went on to win
vocal event of the year honors from
the Country Music Association and
the Academy of Country Music.
“Love” reigned after McGraw and
Hill had married on Oct. 6, 1996.
They have three daughters: G
­ racie
Katherine , Maggie Elizabeth and
Audrey Caroline. The couple have
since charted four more collaborations on Hot Country Songs, all of
which reached the top 10; the most
recent, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” hit No. 7 in 2014. McGraw
has earned 52 career top 10s and 26
No. 1s on the chart, with “Humble
and Kind” having led in April. Hill
has achieved 23 top 10s, including
nine No. 1s.
—JIM ASKER
McGraw (left) and
Hill performed together at
the International Country
Music Fan Fair festival in
Nashville in June 1997.
AP PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY
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