When An Icon Passes , April 23, 2012 Issue 291

April 23, 2012, Issue 291
When An Icon Passes
Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Davy Jones, Levon Helm,
Dick Clark. Each was a cultural touchstone of varying degrees, with
varying relevance to country music and its audience. How a Country
station responds when an out-of-format icon
passes can be an important part of deepening
connections with the listener.
“Lifestyle always trumps genre,” says WQDR/
Raleigh Station Manager/PD Lisa McKay.
“These are monumental events.” WGSQ/
Cookeville, TN PD Philip Gibbons says failure
to acknowledge the passing of a superstar is
Michael Jackson “inexcusable. “Our target demo had a healthy
dose of these personalities. Country radio should
always inform its listeners when a pop icon dies.”
News coverage, certainly. But how much
further can and should a station take things? “In
this day of ‘come and gone’ celebrity, the merits
of those that actually changed how we moved
culturally should be celebrated,” argues KKGO/
Los Angeles PD Tonya Campos.
The late Dick Clark is the most directly
Whitney
Houston
connected to country among those listed above,
but also the only one who was not an artist.
For KKGO, celebrating Clark was personal,
as the station’s Shawn Parr has voiced Clark’s
ACM Awards show for almost two decades.
“Shawn was on the air when the news came in,”
Campos explains. Coming out of Garth Brooks’
“The Dance,” Parr announced that Clark had
passed away and dedicated the song to him.
DIck Clark
(continued on page 6)
Best. Job. Ever: KKWF/Seattle’s Mike Preston isn’t wearing
a Santa suit, but it sure looks like Christmas with Show DogUniversal’s Lisa Owen (l) and newcomer Jessie James.
Remote In Your Pocket
“We first used iRig at the end of last year during a live
broadcast where we were giving away a Toyota Tundra,” says
WQYK/Tampa OM/PD Mike Culotta. He’s talking about a
relatively new and indispensable tool in his station’s arsenal – an
iPhone app. “Our jock walked around, grabbed actualities and
edited them down. When we did get a winner, he sent the file to
the studio and within seconds had them on the air. The humorous
thing is there’s no big box, no ISDN line. All that other stuff we’re
used to carrying and dealing with is gone. And it’s a $5 app.”
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One of many audio-related products from IK Multimedia,
iRig Recorder comes in limited-functionality free and fullfunction paid versions ($4.99) from the iTunes App Store. More
than a simple recording app, iRig provides common editing
tools and filters. Record an interview using the iPhone’s built-in
mic or available external models ($39.99-$59.99), edit the clip,
adjust volume, adjust tone, brighten or smooth the voice, adjust
the speed or shift the pitch. “’Optimize Volume’ seems to be the
function we use most,” Culotta says.
“If that’s not enough, when you have the audio where you
want it, there’s an export button,” he continues. “You can email it,
iTunes file share it, send it to an FTP upload or send it to the sound
cloud. If you email it, it automatically pops up with your email
address, file name, day, time and location. A Quicktime file in
m4A format is attached and you’re ready to rock.”
Cheap to buy and easy to use, iRig might be most
indispensible for always being at hand. “If their phone is with them
they can just pop it on,” Culotta says.
“Let’s be real. When you walk into
a party or an event with a mic and
recording device, you look pretty out
of place. You’re the geek. But nobody
questions an iPhone. Dave McKay was
riding his motorcycle the day after
Thanksgiving, saw a big line outside
a mall, pulled up and recorded 10
interviews for the next day’s show.
“Steve Austin went to St. Jude and had
done all the basic tracking of his show
before he left, but he wanted to give some specifics like weather,
and there were some live reads, etc. So he excused himself for
30 minutes and cut everything, then sent it back to the studio via
individual tracks. We also use it a lot when we’re backstage.
“If you see a star, an artist or local celebrity, you instantly have
an interview. If you’re in radio right now, you’d be hard-pressed
to convince me you shouldn’t have this. Every jock I have has an
iPhone and they all use this.”
–Chuck Aly
News & Notes
SESAC EVP Dennis Lord has joined T.J. Martell’s 2012
National Board of Directors and SESAC VP/Corporate Relations
Ellen Bligh Truley has been appointed to T.J. Martell’s 2012
Southern Board of Directors.
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PAGE THREE PIC
Barry Friendly: WTHI/Terre Haute, IN’s Barry Kent ([email protected]
emmis.com) visits with Reba backstage in this shot from the ‘90s.
Send your vintage photos to [email protected]
Thomas Rhett will support Toby Keith’s
Live In Overdrive Tour, launching June 14 in Salt
Lake City.
Tracy Lawrence’s Golf & Concert For A
Cure will be held April 29-30 in Lebanon, TN.
LPGA’s Angela Stanford, Kristy McPerson and
Gerina Piller, along with NFL All-Star Glenn
Streno are among the April 30 golf tournament
Thomas Rhett
participants. Lawrence, Ira Dean, The Roys,
Lorrie Morgan, Joanna Smith and Rick Huckaby will
perform at the April 29 concert, with WSIX/Nashville’s Anthony
Allen hosting. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen, Greater
Nashville and Lace Up 4 Kids.
Twenty-two international country artists from Australia, the
UK, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland will perform during CMA
Music Festival Week in Nashville. Hosted by O’Shea, the June
4 Chevrolet Presents The E CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage
(6:00-10:45pm) offers artists including Canada’s Emerson
Drive and Australia’s Adam Harvey, special guest Gene
Watson with Ireland’s Lisa McHugh, plus eight more. CMA
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Presents The Aristo Global Show June 5 (12:30-3:45pm) at the
Second Fiddle features a free lunch while enjoying Canada’s
Adam Gregory, Australia’s Baylou, the UK’s Raintown
and seven more. Organized/produced by AristoMedia’s Jeff
Walker, the shows will be viewable online at CMAworld.com and
AristoWorks.com, among other sites.
Digital music distributor AirPlay
Direct and Songsinc have partnered to
allow Songsinc members to feature their
music through AirPlay Direct’s services.
Conversely, AirPlay Direct’s members
gain access to Songinc’s collaboration,
mentoring, music supervision placements
and music sales offerings.
Pepsi has signed on as the
headlining sponsor of BamaJam 2012
June 14-16 in Enterprise, AL.
Parnassus Books will host the
launch of Greg Allman’s memoir My
Cross To Bear May 10 at 6:30pm at BMI’s Nashville offices (10
Music Square East). Allman will autograph copies at the event,
and the book streets May 1.
Dustin Lynch, Even Stevens, Paul Overstreet, Hugh
Prestwood, Kostas and Leslie Satcher will perform at the
Coeur d’Alene Songwriters Festival May 25-26 in Coeur d’Alene,
ID. BMI, KXLY Radio Group, Idavend Broadcasting, Inland
Northwest Broadcasting and the Coeur d’Alene Resort have
partnered to host the event.
The Week’s Top Stories
Full coverage at www.countryaircheck.com.
• Entertainment mogul Dick Clark passed away at age 82.
(CAT 4/18)
• Universal Music Group President/COO Zach Horowitz was
appointed Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing
Group. (CAT 4/19)
• Sony/ATV’s $2.2 billion purchase of EMI Music Publishing
was approved by the European Union’s competition regulator.
(CAT 4/19)
• R&J Records promotion team was retained to continue working
Andy Gibson’s music by Curb, the artist’s new home, as R&J
suspended label operations. (CAT 4/23)
• Cumulus’ AC KBEE/Salt Lake City PD Shawn Stevens was
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MY TUNES: MUSIC THAT SHAPED MY LIFE
Stoney Creek’s MW/SW regional
Shelley Hargis discusses her most
influential songs, albums and concerts:
1. Michael Jackson’s Thriller: I.
Love. Michael. I grew up listening to/
rocking out/doing a cheerleading
routine to nearly every Michael song;
especially from the Thriller album.
2. Reba/Fancy: It wasn’t until my
Shelley Hargis junior year in high school that I really
started listening to country and fell in
love with Reba. I loved everything about her, and “Fancy” is
my all-time favorite.
3. Craig Morgan/That’s What I Love About Sunday:
I will never forget this for many reasons: This was the first
No. 1 record I ever worked as a regional; it was a five-week
chart-topper; it was Craig’s first No. 1; and we did it on an
indie label before indie labels were on the map.
4. Epic Alley Rally: I was with Epic/Nashville for six years,
and this event was our label showcase during CRS when
it was still at Opryland. One year, we packed the Bourbon
Street Blues & Boogie Bar with all our artists – Collin Raye,
Joe Diffie, Ty Herndon, The Kinleys, Sons of the Desert and
Patty Loveless. Tanya Tucker crashed the party, and it all went
crazy from there.
5. Jason Aldean, Academy of Country Music Awards,
2005: That’s when Jason won Top New Male Artist. The BBR
staff was sitting way up in the top seats, and we went nuts
when he won! We cried, screamed and cried again. I’ll never
forget that night.
• A highly regarded song or album you’ve never
heard: I am almost embarrassed to say, but I have never
actually listened to a complete album by Elvis Presley or
Miles Davis. Obviously, I know the songs.
• An “important” piece of music you just don’t get:
Anything by Radiohead and Widespread Panic.
• An album you played or listened to incessantly:
Radney Foster’s See What You Want To See.
• One obscure or non-country song everyone should
listen to right now: The Swell Season’s “Falling Slowly.”
Reach Hargis at [email protected]rds.com.
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named PD/middayer at Country clustermate KUBL (The Bull).
(CAT 4/20)
• Former Clear Channel KUSS/San Diego PD/morning personality
Cindy Spicer was named PD for the company’s WQIK/
Jacksonville. (CAT 4/23)
• Former KNIX/Phoenix and WMZQ/Washington morning co-host
Brian Egan joined West Virginia Radio’s WKWS/Charleston,
WV for mornings. (CAT 4/23)
• Former WZZK/Birmingham Dir./Digital Ron Chatman joined
Cumulus’ WPCK & WPKR/Green Bay, WI as PD/afternooner.
(CAT 4/18)
When An Icon Passes
(continued from page 1)
Parr mentioned he’d be mourned and missed, noting that his
career would never have been the same had he not met Clark.
He then wished the Clark family best wishes on
behalf of the Go Country family. Hear more here.
Gibbons reports, “Our personalities each
did a tribute of some kind – a story, montage of
his audio and what he meant to the industry.”
At KFKF/Kansas City, PD Dale Carter played
the Mike Curb-composed theme to American
Bandstand in tribute to Clark,
much as he had the late
Lisa McKay
Michael Jackson’s “Rock With
You” after his 2009 death. “It
sounded a little odd on KFKF,” he admits. “It’s
rare when these things happen, but I don’t think
you can ignore it.”
Carter went further with last year’s passing
Dale Carter
of Whitney Houston, acknowledging her biggest
hit’s connection to Country through Dolly Parton.
He alternated the two versions of the song every
hour throughout the day. McKay’s reaction to Houston’s death
was muted by the news having broken during
NASCAR coverage on a weekend. “Monday,
the morning show was rightfully all over it with
montages and memories,” she says.
That contrasts with ‘QDR’s treatment of
Jackson’s demise. “I immediately put together
a quick MJ montage and took calls about how
Michael touched listeners’ lives. It became a
Tonya Campos powerful shared experience.”
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CHECK OUT
Josh Abbott Band Small Town Family Dream (PDT)
The Josh Abbott Band split time between
the road and the studio to record their third
album with producer Erik Herbst. Abbott
wrote or co-wrote seven songs including the
lead single “Touch” and “Idalou,” which is
about his hometown. “It’s a concept album
that glorifies a simple way of life that a lot of Americans live,”
Abbott says. Kacey Musgraves provides background vocals on
five tracks. Pat Green guests on “My Texas.”
Lee Brice Hard 2 Love (Curb)
Lead single “A Woman Like You” is Brice’s
first No. 1 hit as a solo artist. Brice co-wrote
eight tracks including “See About A Girl,”
while Johnny Bulford, Phil Barton and Jon
Stone co-wrote “Woman.” Jessie Alexander,
Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary cowrote “I Drive Your Truck.” Eric Church, Jerrod Niemann and
Thomas Rhett are among the other songwriters. Brice, Stone,
Kyle Jacobs, Doug Johnson and Matt McClure co-produced.
Kip Moore Up All Night (MCA)
Moore co-wrote every song on his 11-track
debut album including the Top 10 single
“Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.” “I want people to
be emotionally connected to this album like
the records I gravitated to when I was younger
by Jackson Browne, Bob Seger and Bruce
Springsteen,” Moore says. “I feel like it’s a very honest record.”
Collaborators include Dan Couch and Thompson Square’s
Keifer Thompson. Brett James produced.
May 1
Carrie Underwood Blown Away (19/Arista)
May 8
Pat Green Songs We Wish We’d Written II (Sugar Hill)
May 15
Willie Nelson Heroes (Legacy)
May 29
Chris Cagle Back In The Saddle (BPG)
Album release info to [email protected]
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Though some artists register lower in
audience consciousness, five Country stations
gave The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” at
least one spin in memory of Jones’ passing. No
airplay was cited for Helm or The Band, though
WQDR did take at least one call from a listener
remembering his contributions.
While each cultural icon and situation
Philip Gibbons
will be different, there does seem to be some
general consensus on how programmers
should respond. “Country partisans have
values associated with artists where they are
held in high regard,” says WCOL/Columbus,
OH PD John Crenshaw. “That extends to
artists in other formats even though that music
may not be their first choice.” A key point, he
adds, is considering the Country core’s familyfriendly bent. “Don’t scrape the gutter for
details,” he says.
John Crenshaw
Albright & O’Malley VP/Consulting Partner
Becky Brenner offers a playbook of sorts:
“Audio clips in short spurts are well-received and help listeners
mourn the passing while reliving personal
memories,” she says. Social media can be
implemented, too. “Website, Facebook and
Twitter postings from air talent will make the
station real and empathetic to how listeners are
feeling.” Utilize tasteful imaging that contains
messages of sympathy and air callers sharing
their own stories about the artist. “Everything
needs to be edited and presented in an
Becky Brenner
entertaining and compelling way,” Brenner
sums. “Acknowledge their passing and create
the appropriate opportunities to celebrate the successes and
contributions of these icons.” –RJ Curtis
Lon Helton, [email protected]
Chuck Aly, [email protected]
Jeff Green, [email protected]
RJ Curtis, [email protected]
Lauren Tingle, [email protected]
(615) 320-1450
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O F F T H E R E C O R D : J essie J ames
Show Dog-Universal’s Jessie
James puts an industry spin on the
artist interview:
What station did you grow up
listening to? WKHX/Atlanta.
Do you remember the first time
you heard yourself on the radio?
I was getting out of the shower and
Jessie James
getting ready for a show in Atlanta
when my first single “Wanted” came
on. I was wrapped in a towel, and my friend was in the room
with me. We both started jumping up and down, screaming
and crying. If the people across the street at the other
hotel saw us through the window, they would have thought
something else was going on.
How do you adjust to all the travel on the radio tour?
I take lots of vitamins and try to sleep as much as I possibly
can. I learned to get ready in 20 minutes.
Which regional is the most interesting driver? Greg
Sax. One time, we were heading to KBEQ/Kansas City when
he stopped the car, got out in the middle of the street and
danced to Snoop Dogg’s “Sensual Seduction.” We got it all
on video. It was beautiful.
Who takes the longest to get through airport security?
My guitarist Gordon Brown. He’s a total rock star with all his
silver jewelry. But his nipple piercings trigger the metal detectors.
How do you keep things loose on the road? I’m such a
prankster. I was meeting one of my guitarists for the first time,
and my road manager decided that we were going to draw
a fake mustache and unibrow on me for the meeting. She
prefaced him by saying, “Look, Jessie has some facial hair
problems. We’re trying to get her to shave it. Just don’t look
directly at her.” At one point I asked, “Do you think I’m pretty
even though I have facial hair?” He wouldn’t even look at me!
He was just like, “Yeah! Sure!”
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March PPM Scoreboard
Country Aircheck’s monthly PPM ratings scoreboard takes on a
different look beginning with the March 2012 results due to Arbitron
no longer permitting publication of audience estimates for nonsubscribing stations. As a result, 23 of the 98 stations which posted
a 1.0 share or higher in February are not included in this month’s
report. Additionally, share rankings are no longer posted because only
certain stations in each market participate in the ratings.
Station/City
Feb. Share
WKHX/Atlanta
WUBL/Atlanta
KASE/Austin^
KVET/Austin^
WPOC/Baltimore
WKLB/Boston
WKKT/Charlotte
WSOC/Charlotte
WUSN/Chicago
WUBE/Cincinnati^
WNNF/Cincinnati
WYGY/Cincinnati^
WGAR/Cleveland
WCOL/Columbus, OH
WHOK/Columbus, OH
KSCS/Dallas^
KPLX/Dallas^
KYGO/Denver
KWOF/Denver
WYCD/Detroit
WPAW/Greensboro
WTQR/Greensboro
WWYZ/Hartford
KKBQ/Houston^
KILT/Houston
KTHT/Houston^+
WFMS/Indianapolis
WLHK/Indianapolis
WQIK/Jacksonville
KBEQ/Kansas City^
WDAF/Kansas City
KFKF/Kansas City^
KWNR/Las Vegas
KCYE/Las Vegas
KKGO/Los Angeles
WGKX/Memphis
WKIS/Miami
WMIL/Milwaukee
KEEY/Minneapolis
KMNB/Minneapolis
WKDF/Nashville^
WSIX/Nashville
WSM-FM/Nashville^
WUSH/Norfolk
WGH/Norfolk
3.7
3.2
6.0
3.2
6.6
6.2
7.1
6.2
4.0
7.3
1.8* 1.0
6.9
9.4
2.4
4.3
4.1
5.0
2.0
7.2
6.7
7.0* 7.5
3.6
3.6
1.5
8.1
6.3
6.1
4.2
4.8
4.3
3.2
3.7
2.9
5.6
3.1
8.9
6.7
5.0
4.7
4.9
4.4
5.2
4.4
March Share
3.6
3.1
6.5
3.0
6.6
6.4
7.1
6.8
3.6
6.8
1.7
0.9
7.0
9.4
2.2
4.2
4.4
4.9
2.1
6.6
6.5
6.4
7.0
4.2
3.5
1.6
9.4
5.7
5.8
4.4
4.4
4.1
3.7
3.2
2.9
5.8
3.0
9.3
7.2
4.9
5.1
4.8
4.0
5.2
4.4
Feb. Cume
718,100
644,100
356,200
255,000
470,600
738,900
482,800
540,800
1,251,100
457,400
214,500
159,700
378,800
352,300
166,600
894,600
1,073,700
480,400
240,000
775,700
293,400
289, 600 264,100
1,013,400
888,200
508,600
346,200
316,400
265,700
314,100
316,800
337,900
217,300
202,200
1,138,800
226,300
422,100
456,400
696,400
645,500
315,900
245,900
268,500
254,300* 218,000
March Cume
670,100
655,700
361,700
271,600
520,200
754,400
544,600
517,100
1,251,200
461,400
222,400*
154,800
406,400
371,500
170,600
944,700
1,096,100
497,400
274,500
837,000
310,900
327,200*
277,800
1,200,200*
968,900
536,500
362,400
311,300
263,500
325,700
347,900
299,600
247,000
222,200
1,202,500
237,600
411,100
462,700
784,700
625,200
335,100*
272,200
291,500
242,500
235,000
Of the 75 subscribing stations that posted a 1.0 share or higher in
March, 41 decreased, 27 increased and seven remained flat. With
23 stations excluded, drawing month-to-month comparisons of total
audience and cume is not possible.
Legend: A “+” indicates a Classic Country outlet; a “^” designates
co-owned Country stations in the metro; “t” indicates a tie; and a “*”
indicates a station best in that statistic.
Station/City
Feb. Share
WWKA/Orlando
5.7
KNIX/Phoenix
3.5
KMLE/Phoenix
3.3
KSWG/Phoenix
1.5
WXTU/Philadelphia
4.3
WDSY/Pittsburgh
5.9
KWJJ/Portland
6.4
KUPL/Portland
5.3
WCTK/Providence
10.0* WQDR/Raleigh
10.6
KFRG/Riverside
4.5
KNCI/Sacramento
5.5
KNTY/Sacramento
3.2
KUBL/Salt Lake City
4.3
KEGA/Salt Lake City
2.3
KCYY/San Antonio^ 6.6
KAJA/San Antonio
5.8
KKYX-AM/San Antonio^+
KSON/San Diego
KRTY/San Jose
KKWF/Seattle
KMPS/Seattle
WIL/St. Louis
KSD/St. Louis
WFUS/Tampa
WQYK/Tampa
WMZQ/Washington
WFRE/Frederick, MD
WIRK/West Palm Beach
1.0
5.7
5.0
4.5
4.0
6.7
5.7
4.4
4.4
3.8
1.3
6.0
March Share
Feb. Cume
March Cume
5.2
4.1
3.1
1.4
3.7
6.7
6.9*
5.2
10.5*
9.0
3.5
5.7
2.8
4.2
2.4
6.3
6.0
283,100
578,800
498,800
111,300
724,100
487,500
435,800
381,100
346,400
391,400* 319,000
389,500
243,100
337,800
241,100
584,100
548,900
311,900
595,000
499,800
128,800
740,800
507,800
461,100
381,300
371,200
391,900*
298,100
390,900
247,300
344,100
249,200
646,700
550,500
1.0
6.1
4.5
4.0
3.9
7.0
5.8
4.2
4.7
4.5
1.2
5.4
72,800
475,500
177,900
559,700
570,800
585,600
567,500
461,200
401,300
560,900
159,600
199,400
69,200
539,000*
182,900
592,500
562,400
621,400
606,300
484,200
433,500
606,500
164,700
189,100
C ountry ’ s T op C uming S tations ( 6 + )
1. WUSN/Chicago (CBS Radio)
2. KKGO/Los Angeles (Mt. Wilson)
3. KKBQ/Houston (Cox)
4. KPLX/Dallas (Cumulus)
5. KILT/Houston (CBS Radio)
6. KSCS/Dallas (Cumulus)
7. WYCD/Detroit (CBS Radio)
8. KEEY/Minneapolis (Clear Channel)
9. WKLB/Boston (Greater Media)
10. WXTU/Philadelphia (Beasley)
11. WKHX/Atlanta (Cumulus)
12. WUBL/Atlanta (Clear Channel)
13. KCYY/San Antonio (Cox)
14. KMNB/Minneapolis (CBS Radio)
15. WIL/St. Louis (Hubbard)
1,251,200
1,202,500
1,200,200
1,096,100
968,900
944,700
837,000
784,700
754,400
740,800
670,100
655,700
646,700
625,200
621,400
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Chart Page 1
LW
TW
Artist/Title (Label)
Total Points+/- Points Total Plays +/- Plays Audience +/- Aud Stations ADDS
1
1
BLAKE SHELTON/Drink On It (Warner Bros./WMN)
19532
-436
6145
-232 48.822
-1.209
139
0
3
2
LADY ANTEBELLUM/Dancin' Away With My Heart (Capitol)
19035
700
6083
216
47.384
1.456
139
0
4
3
RASCAL FLATTS/Banjo (Big Machine)
18510
675
5931
193
45.776
1.575
139
0
5
4
MIRANDA LAMBERT/Over You (RCA)
18118
568
5833
229
45.577
1.485
139
0
2
5
LEE BRICE/A Woman Like You (Curb)
17928
-1937
5811
-543 45.662
-3.891
139
0
6
6
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow) 4
17443
1203
5678
346
42.912
3.438
139
0
9
7
ZAC BROWN BAND/No Hurry (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG)
14335
727
4555
224
35.031
0.859
138
0
8
8
CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Good Girl (19/Arista)
14243
371
4529
134
34.825
0.819
139
0
10
9
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA)
14022
784
4436
287
35.994
2.151
139
0
11
10
TIM MCGRAW/Better Than I Used To Be (Curb)
13930
709
4596
291
34.909
0.057
138
0
12
11
ERIC CHURCH/Springsteen (EMI Nashville)
13650
698
4337
249
33.213
1.322
139
0
15
12
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA) 4
11868
1783
3703
574
29.361
4.909
139
2
13
13
BRANTLEY GILBERT/You Don't Know Her Like I Do (Valory)
11350
410
3643
128
27.984
1.053
132
2
14
14
LUKE BRYAN/Drunk On You (Capitol)
11331
739
3641
230
28.174
2.171
139
1
16
15
CHRIS CAGLE/Got My Country On (BPG)
9599
302
3088
84
23.909
1.576
130
0
17
16
CRAIG MORGAN/This Ole Boy (Black River)
9266
43
3196
19
23.296
0.23
133
1
18
17
ELI YOUNG BAND/Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Republic Nashville)
9187
302
2908
98
22.675
1.233
131
1
19
18
JOSH TURNER/Time Is Love (MCA)
8485
38
2773
35
19.402
-0.116
128
0
21
19
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal) 4
7398
1084
2373
335
17.595
2.2
131
3
22
20
GLORIANA/(Kissed You) Good Night (Emblem/WAR)
6742
573
2141
172
18.535
2.276
117
3
20
21
CASEY JAMES/Let's Don't Call It A Night (19/BNA)
6518
-33
2148
-16
16.094
0.733
132
0
24
22
THE BAND PERRY/Postcard From Paris (Republic Nashville)
6090
775
1892
273
14.708
1.918
131
6
23
23
RODNEY ATKINS/He's Mine (Curb)
5483
-55
1851
-27
14.369
0.448
114
0
25
24
JANA KRAMER/Why Ya Wanna (Elektra/WAR)
5444
130
1659
27
13.457
0.506
119
1
26
25
DUSTIN LYNCH/Cowboys And Angels (Broken Bow)
4704
196
1450
29
10.266
0.183
118
4
Air bor ne indicates songs that have been added to 60% of the Countr y Aircheck/M ediabase repor ting panel.
4=Top
5 point gainers.
April 23, 2012
Chart Page 2
LW
TW
Artist/Title (Label)
Total Points +/- Points Total Plays+/- Plays Audience +/- Aud Stations ADDS
27
26
THE FARM/Home Sweet Home (All In/Elektra/New Revolution)
4330
73
1485
57
28
27
ANDY GIBSON/Wanna Make You Love Me (Curb)
4234
-1
1382
9
29
28
LOVE AND THEFT/Angel Eyes (RCA)
4141
358
1339
127
33
29
THOMPSON SQUARE/Glass (Stoney Creek)
3538
458
1169
32
30
ALAN JACKSON/So You Don't Have To Love... (ACR/EMI Nashville)
3381
267
31
31
RONNIE DUNN/Let The Cowboy Rock (Arista)
3378
34
32
THOMAS RHETT/Something To Do With My Hands (Valory)
30
33
8.982
0.163
103
1
11.504
-0.005
103
0
8.818
0.93
101
6
128
8.342
1.389
114
5
1146
98
9.003
1.065
96
0
6
1204
6
6.443
0.135
106
1
3300
223
1061
91
7.672
1.594
94
2
LAUREN ALAINA/Georgia Peaches (19/Interscope/Mercury)
2754
-720
891
-251 5.653
-1.413
96
0
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol) 4
2715
986
908
377
5.131
1.766
92
20
35
35
JOSH THOMPSON/Comin' Around (RCA)
2609
108
858
34
6.681
-0.175
88
5
36
36
EASTON CORBIN/Lovin' You Is Fun (Mercury)
2371
91
821
20
5.194
0.794
90
5
37
37
KIX BROOKS f/JOE WALSH/New To This Town (Arista)
2070
264
690
77
3.871
0.506
73
5
42
38
HUNTER HAYES/Wanted (Atlantic/WMN)
1954
350
664
115
3.539
0.678
80
6
44
39
KELLY CLARKSON/Mr. Know It All (19/RCA)
1858
520
484
196
3.821
1
39
22
43
40
CHRIS YOUNG/Neon (RCA)
1714
263
613
67
3.043
0.366
71
9
41
41
PHIL VASSAR/Don't Miss Your Life (Rodeowave)
1703
98
621
27
2.958
0.159
70
5
Debut 42
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol) 4
1431
1047
422
299
3.4
2.384
59
27
45
43
JT HODGES/Goodbyes Made You Mine (Show Dog-Universal)
1377
79
485
29
1.705
0.086
62
0
47
44
DAVID NAIL/The Sound Of A Million Dreams (MCA)
1340
407
453
106
2.431
1.012
58
3
46
45
JUSTIN MOORE/Til My Last Day (Valory)
1213
153
455
43
1.906
0.185
63
8
48
46
JERROD NIEMANN/Shinin' On Me (Sea Gayle/Arista)
1188
299
448
132
1.857
0.343
63
8
49
47
TYLER FARR/Hot Mess (BNA)
843
-23
323
-11
0.924
-0.011
56
2
EDENS EDGE/Too Good To Be True (Big Machine)
726
163
239
71
1.033
0.116
52
15
MARTINA MCBRIDE f/PAT MONAHAN/Marry Me (Republic Nashville)
695
23
241
18
1.138
-0.096
37
7
JON PARDI/Missin' You Crazy (Capitol)
636
18
234
16
0.647
-0.023
47
11
Debut 48
50
49
Debut 50
Air bor ne indicates songs that have been added to 60% of the Countr y Aircheck/M ediabase repor ting panel.
4=Top
5 point gainers.
April 23, 2012
Country Aircheck Add Leaders
Chart Page 3
Activator Top Point Gainers
Adds
1275
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol)
27
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
KELLY CLARKSON/Mr. Know It All (19/RCA)
22
ZAC BROWN BAND/No Hurry (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG)
840
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol)
20
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal)
825
EDENS EDGE/Too Good To Be True (Big Machine)
15
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow)
782
GREG BATES/Did It For The Girl (Republic Nashville)
11
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol)
722
JON PARDI/Missin' You Crazy (Capitol)
11
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol)
645
KELLIE PICKLER/100 Proof (19/BNA)
10
RASCAL FLATTS/Banjo (Big Machine)
573
CHRIS YOUNG/Neon (RCA)
9
THE BAND PERRY/Postcard From Paris (Republic Nashville)
518
JERROD NIEMANN/Shinin' On Me (Sea Gayle/Arista)
8
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA)
474
JUSTIN MOORE/'Til My Last Day (Valory)
8
ERIC CHURCH/Springsteen (EMI Nashville)
445
Country Aircheck Top Point Gainers
4
4
4
4
4
Activator Top Spin Gainers
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
1783
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow)
1203
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal)
1084
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol)
1047
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol)
986
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA)
784
THE BAND PERRY/Postcard From Paris (Republic Nashville)
775
LUKE BRYAN/Drunk On You (Capitol)
739
ZAC BROWN BAND/No Hurry (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG)
727
TIM MCGRAW/Better Than I Used To Be (Curb)
709
Country Aircheck Top Spin Gainers
4
4
4
4
4
226
158
156
145
137
130
127
110
92
80
80
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow)
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol)
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal)
ZAC BROWN BAND/No Hurry (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG)
RASCAL FLATTS/Banjo (Big Machine)
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol)
THE BAND PERRY/Postcard From Paris (Republic Nashville)
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA)
ERIC CHURCH/Springsteen (EMI Nashville)
JERROD NIEMANN/Shinin' On Me (Sea Gayle/Arista)
Country Aircheck Top Recurrents
Points
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
574
JAKE OWEN/Alone With You (RCA)
12193
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol)
377
TAYLOR SWIFT/Ours (Big Machine)
8452
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow)
346
MONTGOMERY GENTRY/Where I Come From (Average Joes) 7001
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal)
335
CHRIS YOUNG/You (RCA)
6660
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol)
299
DIERKS BENTLEY/Home (Capitol)
6609
TIM MCGRAW/Better Than I Used To Be (Curb)
291
KEITH URBAN/You Gonna Fly (Capitol)
6608
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA)
287
LUKE BRYAN/I Don't Want This Night To End (Capitol)
6225
THE BAND PERRY/Postcard From Paris (Republic Nashville)
273
ZAC BROWN BAND/Keep Me... (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG)
6164
ERIC CHURCH/Springsteen (EMI Nashville)
249
RODNEY ATKINS/Take A Back Road (Curb)
5750
LUKE BRYAN/Drunk On You (Capitol)
230
ERIC CHURCH/Drink In My Hand (EMI Nashville)
5735
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April 23, 2012
Country Aircheck Activity
JOSH ABBOTT BAND/Touch (PDT)
546 points, 150 spins
1 add: WFUS
GREG BATES/Did It For The Girl (Republic Nashville)
501 points, 167 spins
11 adds, including: KBEQ, KNCI*, KUZZ, KWOF, WBEE,
WFUS, WGNE, WSIX, WWYZ, WXCY
SCOTTY MCCREERY/Water Tower Town
(19/Interscope/Mercury)
481 points, 151 spins
5 adds: KJUG, KTEX, KUAD, WNOE, WRNS
JAMES WESLEY/Walking Contradiction (Broken Bow)
469 points, 205 spins
No adds
AARON LEWIS/Endless Summer (--)
385 points, 129 spins
No adds
DARRYL WORLEY/You Still Got It (Tenacity)
371 points, 148 spins
No adds
ERIC PASLAY/If The Fish Don’t Bite (EMI Nashville)
351 points, 131 spins
1 add: WKKT
MATT STILLWELL/Ignition (Average Joes)
313 points, 107 spins
1 add: KXKT
Aircheck Activity includes songs that rank 45-50 on this week’s
chart and/or are not charted and have a minimum of 300 airplay
points and have shown growth in two of the past three weeks.
(*indicates auto adds)
Chart Page 4
ADD DATES
APRIL 30
Little Big Town/Pontoon (Capitol)
Montgomery Gentry/So Called Life (Average Joes)
George Strait/Drinkin’ Man (MCA)
Kristen Kelly/Ex-Old Man (Arista)
Jason Sturgeon/Time Bomb (Toolpusher)
May 7
Bucky Covington/I Wanna Be That Feeling (eOne/New Revolution)
Randy Houser/How Country Feels (Stoney Creek)
Lewis Copeland/She’s Got It Going On (Phull/Jeff McClusky/Turnpike)
May 14
Due West/Things You Can’t Do In A Car (Black River)
Jessie James/Military Man (Show Dog-Universal)
Lee Brice/Hard To Love (Curb)
CMT
VIDEO ADDS
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
CMT PURE
Carter’s Chord/Love A Little Bigger (Show Dog-Universal)
Justin Moore/Til My Last Day (Valory)
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
LAUREN ALAINA/Georgia Peaches (From Listen Up) (19/Interscope/Mercury)
LEE BRICE/A Woman Like You (Live In Nashville) (Curb)
STEEP CANYON RANGERS/Long Shot (Rounder)
TRAIN & MARTINA MCBRIDE/Marry Me (From Crossroads) (Republic Nashville/Sony)
GAC
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA)
KELLY CLARKSON/Mr. Know It All (19/RCA)
Carter’s Chord/Love A Little Bigger (Show Dog-Universal)
The Country Network
No new adds
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Chart Page 5
LW
TW
Artist/Title (Label)
TW Points
2
1
BLAKE SHELTON/Drink On It (Warner Bros./WMN)
13176
+/- Points
-112
TW Plays 2505
+/- Plays
-24
3
2
LADY ANTEBELLUM/Dancin' Away With My Heart (Capitol)
13098
-126
2478
-8
4
3
MIRANDA LAMBERT/Over You (RCA)
13006
313
2439
59
5
4
JASON ALDEAN/Fly Over States (Broken Bow) 4
13004
782
2466
158
1
5
LEE BRICE/A Woman Like You (Curb)
12715
-813
2355
-194
6
6
RASCAL FLATTS/Banjo (Big Machine)
12587
573
2410
130
9
7
ZAC BROWN BAND/No Hurry (Southern Ground/Atlantic/BPG) 4
10355
840
1944
137
7
8
CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Good Girl (19/Arista)
10016
130
1913
16
8
9
TIM MCGRAW/Better Than I Used To Be (Curb)
9822
177
1837
32
10
10
ERIC CHURCH/Springsteen (EMI Nashville)
9570
445
1828
80
12
11
KIP MOORE/Somethin' 'Bout A Truck (MCA)
8813
474
1644
92
11
12
LUKE BRYAN/Drunk On You (Capitol)
8522
59
1627
18
13
13
BRANTLEY GILBERT/You Don't Know Her Like I Do (Valory)
8219
236
1543
35
17
14
KENNY CHESNEY & TIM MCGRAW/Feel Like A Rock Star (BNA) 4
8206
1275
1558
226
14
15
ELI YOUNG BAND/Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Republic Nashville)
7288
15
1393
18
15
16
CRAIG MORGAN/This Ole Boy (Black River)
7183
95
1290
5
16
17
JOSH TURNER/Time Is Love (MCA)
6872
-155
1322
-30
19
18
TOBY KEITH/Beers Ago (Show Dog-Universal) 4
6270
825
1216
145
18
19
CHRIS CAGLE/Got My Country On (BPG)
5689
185
1060
22
20
THE BAND PERRY/Postcard From Paris (Republic Nashville)
4750
518
947
110
23
21
GLORIANA/(Kissed You) Good Night (Emblem/WAR)
4434
333
863
57
20
22
RODNEY ATKINS/He's Mine (Curb)
4257
-410
788
-89
21
23
CASEY JAMES/Let's Don't Call It A Night (19/BNA)
4109
-206
769
-37
24
24
ALAN JACKSON/So You Don't Have To Love... (EMI Nashville)
3644
43
700
4
25
25
ANDY GIBSON/Wanna Make You Love Me (Curb)
3494
-22
684
-9
26
26
DUSTIN LYNCH/Cowboys And Angels (Broken Bow)
3096
84
595
13
32
27
DIERKS BENTLEY/5-1-5-0 (Capitol)
2988
645
629
127
27
28
JANA KRAMER/Why Ya Wanna (Elektra/WAR)
2916
-54
546
-10
29
29
THOMPSON SQUARE/Glass (Stoney Creek)
2889
355
573
65
28
30
2583
38
463
6
THE FARM/Home Sweet Home (All In/Elektra/New Revolution)
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Chart Page 6
LW
TW
Artist/Title (Label)
TW Points
+/- Points
TW Plays
+/- Plays
30
31
RONNIE DUNN/Let The Cowboy Rock (Arista)
2562
91
461
22
31
32
PHIL VASSAR/Don't Miss Your Life (Rodeowave)
2348
2
427
-6
33
33
EASTON CORBIN/Lovin' You Is Fun (Mercury)
2318
2
445
-4
34
34
CHRIS YOUNG/Neon (RCA)
2274
65
443
20
35
35
LOVE AND THEFT/Angel Eyes (RCA)
2273
108
398
28
37
36
THOMAS RHETT/Something To Do With My Hands (Valory)
1887
111
367
24
36
37
JOSH THOMPSON/Comin' Around (RCA)
1704
-77
300
-12
42
38
JERROD NIEMANN/Shinin' On Me (Sea Gayle/Arista)
1565
437
287
80
46
39
KEITH URBAN/For You (Relativity/Capitol) 4
1505
722
329
156
39
40
JT HODGES/Goodbyes Made You Mine (Show Dog-Universal)
1414
32
292
11
41
41
JUSTIN MOORE/'Til My Last Day (Valory)
1378
168
244
33
43
42
HUNTER HAYES/Wanted (Atlantic/WMN)
1289
249
294
47
40
43
KIX BROOKS f/JOE WALSH/New To This Town (Arista)
1243
1
247
-7
38
44
LAUREN ALAINA/Georgia Peaches (19/Interscope/Mercury)
1230
-372
226
-64
44
45
DAVID NAIL/The Sound Of A Million Dreams (MCA)
853
-25
166
-4
45
46
MARTINA MCBRIDE f/PAT MONAHAN/Marry Me (Republic Nashville)
797
1
171
-6
47
47
JON PARDI/Missin' You Crazy (Capitol)
753
152
157
20
48
48
AARON LEWIS/Endless Summer (--)
582
49
117
4
60
49
KELLY CLARKSON/Mr. Know It All (19/RCA)
527
326
109
68
49
50
DARRYL WORLEY/You Still Got It (Tenacity)
522
24
98
4
50
51
JOSH ABBOTT BAND/Touch (PDT)
493
15
96
4
SCOTTY MCCREERY/Water Tower Town (19/Interscope/Mercury)
429
233
74
28
Debut 52
52
53
MATT STILLWELL/Ignition (Average Joes)
404
44
72
5
53
54
KRISTEN KELLY/Ex-Old Man (Arista)
358
0
65
0
54
55
ERIC PASLAY/If The Fish Don't Bite (EMI Nashville)
325
15
72
2
57
56
JOANNA SMITH/We Can't Be Friends (Columbia/BNA)
314
64
69
13
59
57
EDENS EDGE/Too Good To Be True (Big Machine)
313
95
73
30
Debut 58
GREG BATES/Did It For The Girl (Republic Nashville)
272
174
65
43
Debut 59
GEORGE STRAIT/Drinkin' Man (MCA)
267
267
54
54
259
-26
48
-5
55
60
MARLEE SCOTT/Train Wreck (Big Ride)
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