Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Country Billboard Chart News April 10, 2017

Country Billboard Chart News April 10, 2017

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of April 22, 2017)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (3 non-consecutive weeks) ** THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS Miranda Lambert
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (9 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** "Road Less Traveled” Lauren Alaina
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (10 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of April 22, 2017)

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

There was no stopping Drake at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200), as MORE LIFE spent a third straight week atop the list. The set earned 136,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen Music. That sum was a decline of 40% compared to its second-week earnings: 226,000 units.
More Life is the first album to spend its first three chart weeks at No. 1 since Drake’s own Views, back on June 4, 2016. (Views spent its first nine weeks at No. 1, following its debut atop the tally dated May 21. Views then later returned three more weeks in the penthouse from July 30-Aug. 13, and then one further frame at No. 1 on Oct. 8.)
More Life is still powered greatly by its streaming activity, as 111,000 of its units are SEA (equalling 167 million streams of songs from the album in the tracking week). The album also tallied 16,252 in traditional album pure sales, and 9,000 TEA units.

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of April 22, 2017)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

THE POWER OF TV & AND AWARD SHOWS
Country Sales Surge After ACM Awards

Country music sales increases for the week ending Thursday April 6, 2017 underscored how impactful a live TV awards show performance can be. Last week, NIELSEN MUSIC shared impressive percentage bumps (April 4) following “The 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards.”

Miranda Lambert, who won Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS (Vanner/ RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville), returned to the Top Country
Albums summit as the set, which initially bowed at No.1 in December, vaulted 35-1 (192-12 Billboard 200), with sales up by 663% to 31,000 equivalent album units. Miranda’s album sales jumped from 2,170 copies the previous week before the ACMs, to 22,708 (946% increase). LAMBERT’s double album collection was named “Album of The Year” during the ACM telecast.
Lambert sang new single “Tin Man” at the festivities; which re-entered Hot Country Songs at a new No.5 high.

2nd WEEK FALLS: By contrast RaeLynn headed in the opposite direction with her debut LP WILDHORSE (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville). Last week’s #1 in its second frame it fell 1-32 (20-152 BB200) selling 3,234 copies (down 80%; 2-week sales 19,681). Lindsay Ell with debut EP WORTH THE WAIT fell off the top 50 following a #28 debut.

Keith Urban with RIPCORD (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville) held at fell #2 (#25-13 BB200) selling 17,364 copies (up 87%; 48-week total 525,900). Urban performed three songs from that album during the ACM broadcast: “Wasted Time,” “The Fighter” (with Carrie Underwood), and “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”
Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) was a non-mover at #3 (#35-32 BB200) selling 8,584 copies (up 42%; 101 week total 1,886,600).
Florida Georgia Line with DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG) held at #4 (#38-33 BB200) selling 4,454 copies (up 53%; 32-week total 372,000).

Trace Adkins with SOMETHING’S GOING ON (Wheelhouse/Broken Bow Music Group) made a debut at No.5 (#35 BB200) selling 13,442 copies (the week’s 15th best seller in America). It marked his 14th top 10 and highest rank since 2011.
Chart History: Adkins landed his sixth top 20 album when LOVE WILL (released May 14, 2013) debuted No.6 (#14 Billboard 200) selling 24,769 units (17,683 Physical + 7,086 Digital). Adkins has climbed as high as #3 twice, with 2006’s DANGEROUS MAN and the August 2, 2011 release PROUD TO BE HERE which opened with sales of 46,562 copies.

Critical reception for Trace Adkins’ Something’s Going On:
12 Tracks/ Time: 43:01 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

Roughstock (Rating: Mixed) ..Now with Wheelhouse Records, Trace Adkins has selected a collection of songs which suit his rich voice and overall style. There are a few moments of modern country radio influence in “Gonna Make You Miss Me” and “Ain’t Just The Whiskey
Talkin’” But they’re still very much Trace Adkins songs even if they feel like they could have been sung by anyone.....Trace Adkins has nothing to prove to anyone yet he’s still out there making the kind of records fans have long admired from him. While there are a few misses on the record, the majority of Something’s Going On works and makes for the best record he’s released since the height of his Capitol days.


Country Standard Time (Rating: Mostly Positive)..Trace Adkins' wonderful low singing voice can be a little deceptive because he could easily sing utter crap and still somehow sound great. It's why the critical ear must pay close attention to specifically what he's saying in his songs whenever evaluating his work. Adkins doesn't write his own songs, so he's entirely dependent upon stellar writers. Thankfully, "Something's Going On" is a better than average collection of songs, especially good for Adkins, as he sings them all so well… The something that's always going on with Adkins is his God-given singing voice. And God's also granted some fine songs to use it for on with this release.

Digital Journal (Rating: 2 STARS) Trace Adkins flops on new album 'Something's Going On' SPECIAL: Country singer Trace Adkins is back with his new album, "Something's Going On," and there are a lot of misses on this new CD.
It opens with the mid-tempo yet mediocre "Ain't Just the Whiskey Talkin'" and his Top 45 single "Jesus and Jones." The only highlight track in the first half of the album is the ballad "Watered Down," which has a retro vibe to it...."I'm Gone" is another filler track, that will only please his fans that enjoy"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk." Equally lackluster is "Country Boy Problems" and his single "Lit" failed to chart on the Billboard country charts entirely, and rightfully so....Overall, Trace Adkins' new album Something's Going On has many misses. It sounds rushed, overproduced and the majority of the songs are forgettable. Out of the 12 songs on this project, only four tracks are remarkable

Saving Country Music (Rating: 1.1/2 Guns DOWN (2.5/10) Give Trace Adkins credit for cutting more personal material with “Jesus and Jones,” and “Watered Down.” But that’s about where the positivity for Something’s Going On begins and ends. “Whippoorwills and Fright Trains” is fine. “Gonna Make You Miss Me” would have been a good premise, but like most of this record, it suffers from this list-tastic approach to B-level Bro-Country songwriting and production that makes this record forgettable, or at least you’d like to forget it unless you’re scarred from listening and you can’t....Let this be a lesson for artists in this aging demographic: Don’t even worry about the radio. Just do you. It’s not going to be commercially successful anyway, so you might as well greet the twilight of your career in control, and with some of your dignity still in tact. Trace Adkins tried to do this in Something’s Going On, talking about sobriety and slowing down. But he ultimately fell back into his old habits

ACM 2017 New Female Vocalist of the Year and performer Maren Morris with HERO (Columbia Nashville | SMN) lifted 14-6 (92-39 BB200) selling 7,298 copies (up 146%).
Reba McEntire with Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope (Rockin' R/Nash Icon | BMLG) advanced 19-7 (112-43 BB200) selling 10,053 copies (up 80%; 9-week total 145,700).

ACM 2017 Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett with TANGLED UP (Valory) rose 11-10 (#64-46 BB200) selling 3,433 copies (up 63%; 80-week total 561,300).

Outside the Top 10
Brett Young with self-titled debut (BMLG) fell 5-11 (#41-51 BB200) selling 4,188 copies (up 1.5%; 8-week total 47,500).
ACM 2017 Group of the Year Little Big Town with THE BREAKER (Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville) fell 9-12 (#61-53 Billboard 200) selling with 6,135 copies (up 12%; 6-week total 88,900).
Jon Pardi with CALIFORNIA SUNRISE fell 7-13 (#45-55 BB200) selling 3,920 copies (up 2%; 42-week total 134,800).

ACM 2017 Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean with THEY DON'T KNOW (Macon/Broken Bow) slipped 13-14 (#91-60 BB200) selling 4,291 copies (up 56%; 30-week total 361,800).
Brantley Gilbert with THE DEVIL DONT SLEEP (Valory) fell 10-17 (#62-75 BB200) with 4,487 copies sold (down 2%; 10-week total 148,300).
Kane Brown with self-titled set Kane Brown fell 16-21 (#99-103 BB200) selling 4,194 copies (up 8%; 18-week total 132,100)
Josh Turner with DEEP SOUTH (MCA Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville) fell 18-25 (#111-132 BB200) selling 3,272 copies (down 13%, 4-week total 31,000).

Outside the Top 25

Alison Krauss with former #1 WINDY CITY (Capitol), fell 23-42 (#125 BB200) selling 3,739 copies (down 30%; 7-week total 90,400)

Rodney Crowell with CLOSE TIES (New West) made a debut at #28 (#138 BB200) selling 5,143 copies the 8th best selling country album of the week.
It’s his first CD since TARPAPER SKY (#168 Billboard 200, #25 Country debut 3,000 copies). He gets help from ex-wife Rosanne Cash and Willie Nelson harmonica player Mickey Raphael on the disc along with Sheryl Crow.

Critical reception for Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties:
10 Tracks/ Time: 43:38 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Rodney Crowell - "It Ain't Over Yet (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)" [>> Official Video]

Slant Magazine (Rating: 4.1/2 STARS) ....Crowell understands that a memoir can encompass any number of topics—relationships, career, deaths, and departures—but that it's always fundamentally about memory itself. That's critical on a song like “It Ain't Over Yet,” which leverages its perspective to make it one of the sharpest, funniest, and most affecting songs Crowell has ever written....Close Ties tells the story of a life, and it does so unflinchingly. There's gratitude in the moments of triumph, grace in the stories of defeat, and wisdom born from each misstep along the way. Crowell gives these songs the color they deserve, and both as a writer and a singer he approaches them with total honesty. The album is a reckoning with his own prickly memory, and it's a bounty of weathered emotion and hard-won wisdom.

American Songwriter (Rating: 3.1/2 STARS)...Crowell’s brutally honest musings on his life and loves is a case-study that makes the reflective Close Ties a poignant and emotionally affecting portrait of one of American music’s most captivating, talented and honest artists.

Allmusic (Rating: 4 STARS) In his song "Nashville 1972," Rodney Crowell looks back on his early days in the music business, meeting heroes and legends such as Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall, and Harland Howard, and occasionally making a fool of himself, as men in their early twenties are likely to do. That song closes out Crowell's 2017 album Close Ties, and it's a fitting footnote to an album by an artist who, in his own way, is as much of a hero as any of the artists he cites in the song 45 years later. .......Close Ties shows that it's possible to be an experienced professional and still make music that's emotionally urgent and immediate; it's also a reminder that Rodney Crowell was and remains a talent to be reckoned with, and this album shows he's a long, long way from used up.
Pop Matters (Rating: 8/10) ..The excellence of Close Ties lies in Crowell’s ability to tell stories about himself and others that ring fresh and true. After more than 50 years as a recording artist, he’s still able to create evocative songs that linger in one’s head long after the disc has finished playing.

The Mavericks with BRAND NEW DAY (Mono Mundo) made a debut at #31 selling 4,908 copies the 10th best country seller of the chart frame and 44th top selling album in the US.
The Mavericks release an independent studio disc six months after putting out a live recording. The 10 songs cover rock, Cuban jazz, folk, blues and rockabilly. It’s their first independent studio album on their own label Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers. After years on major labels, The Mavericks chose to set a new course with the founding of Mono Mundo and the release of their first live album, 2016’s captivating All Night Live, Volume 1.

Critical reception for The Mavericks Brand New Day:
10 Tracks/ Time: 38:11 Rock Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

American Songwriter (Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars) ...From the jaunty, grin-inducing, accordion and banjo propelled opener “Rolling Along” that wouldn’t be out of place in a Western saloon, to the honking sax of the bouncy night clubby “I Think of You” (with its opening “A moonlight serenade” crooning lyrics) to the sprawling, Phil Spector enhanced “Brand New Day” and “I Wish You Well,” this is the Mavericks in full bloom. Unencumbered by commercial suits’ expectations of sales or radio play, the band is free to follow its own “non-gen” (as drummer Paul Deakin describes it) path.
There’s nothing “brand new” about the Mavericks’ music; yet in this era of by-the-numbers, narrowly pigeon-holed playing, the group’s inclusive, adventurous vision is refreshingly unconventional and truly alternative. And just try to get through this album without breaking out in a huge grin.

Roughstock (Rating: Positive) ….With the same clarity and sonic pleasures of their past records, with "Brand New Day," the Mavericks have delivered a record that only they can make....These are songs that you (mostly) want to get up and groove to. “Easy As It Seems” and “Rolling Along” feel like the perfect pairing of songs for their live show while “Think Of You” feels like it’s from a bygone era with some horns reminiscent of the roaring 20s blending with a 50s like song. Always in pristine voice, chief songwriter and lead vocalist Raul Malo is without a doubt one of the best vocalists in all of music and he showcases it on this track and on the title track, a song which feels like it was unearthed from a bygone era. It’s hopeful, harmonic and just blissful....With every record they make, The Mavericks distance themselves from the pack as a singular entity on the modern musical landscape. It is the band’s ability to blend sounds of multiple genres into a cohesive sound is what makes Brand New Day such an enticing record.

Allmusic (Rating: 4 STARS) ...On their ninth studio album, 2017's Brand New Day, the Mavericks kick things off with "Rolling Along," a sprightly tejano-flavored number that seems to be a testament to optimism, but on closer inspection turns out to be a ringing endorsement of smoking reefer... In terms of the quality of the songs and performances, and the breadth of the Mavericks' vision, Brand New Day is as good as anything they've done since 1998's ambitious Trampoline. And if this isn't necessarily better than that LP, that's because that album confirmed just how much this group could do, while this one shows they're still doing it. ...They're demonstrating they can write and play as well as anyone in pop and country in 2017, and the album is a rich, thoroughly satisfying delight.

Dailey & Vincent with PATRIOTS AND POETS fell short of the Billboard top 50 Country albums but landed at #44 on Country Album Sales.

Year-To-Date Albums
5,306,000 (Physical sales 3,579,000 (down -11.3%) + Digital sales 1,727,000 (down -18.7%) which is 13.8% down at the same point in 2016 (6,155,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks

19,533,000 down 23.1% at the same point in 2016 (25,391,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of April 22, 2017)
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

ACMs EFFECT
Sam Hunt with “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) topped Hot Country Songs for a ninth week and became the first country hit to reach the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 (revving 12-6) since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” in 2013. It’s also the fourth-best-selling song (616,000 since its Feb. 1 release) among all genres, year to date.
Following Hunt’s performance of the song on the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2 (broadcast live on CBS), “Body” hiked 19% to 70,000 downloads sold and led Country Digital Song Sales for a 10th week. It ruled Country Streaming Songs for a ninth week, up 4% to 13.8 million U.S. streams, while lifting 5-4 on Country Airplay (37.8 million in audience, up 15%).

Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris combined forces at the ACMs to perform their new single “Craving You” (Valory), which soared 46-5 on Hot Country Songs, marking Rhett’s eighth top 10 and Morris’ second; she first hit No. 5 with “My Church” in 2016. “Craving” bows at No. 2 on Country Digital Song Sales (54,000).
Lady Antebellum, who performed “You Look Good” (Capitol Nashville) with backing from members of the UNLV Marching Band, rocketed to its 13th Hot Country Songs top 10 (21-9) and first since 2014, fueled by a 320% sales surge to 41,000 downloads

Hot County Songs

** No.1 (9 weeks)/ Airplay Gainer ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
** Digital & Streaming Gainer ** No.5 “Craving You” Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.49 “California” Big & Rich

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of April 22, 2017)

Alaina Takes ‘Road Less Traveled’ To No. 1 On Country Airplay
Lauren Alaina banked her first No.1 with her sixth entry on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated April 22), as “Road Less Traveled” (19/Interscope/Mercury) ascended 3-1 in its 34th week, increasing 9% to 43.8 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. 
Co-written by Alaina, Meghan Trainor and Jessie Frasure, the song is the title track from Alaina’s second LP, which debuted at No. 3 on Top Country Albums (Feb. 18).

“It feels very weird, almost surreal,” Alaina, 22, told Billboard of her new leader. “I have been waiting five years for this. I handed in this song four years ago, so seeing it rise to the top feels so good. My goal was top 20 at first, and when it got into the top 10, I wanted to go all the way. Thanks so much to everyone for sticking with me this long.”

Alaina, who finished as the runner-up to Scotty McCreery on the 2011 season of American Idol, previously peaked at No. 28 on Country Airplay with “Georgia Peaches” (2012), her second charted single. She has notched two other top 40-charting songs: her 2011 debut, “Like My Mother Does” (No. 36), and 2012’s “Eighteen Inches” (No. 34).

Lauren Shares Emotional Facebook Live video:




“It’s been amazing and fun to witness this evolution and transformation from a wacky teenager who parlayed her incredible voice and infectious personality into success on a TV talent show to a legit songwriter, artist and star,” says Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/ CEO Mike Dungan.

“I think this is the first really mature song that she’s released,” says KKBQ Houston PD Johnny Chiang. “She’s worked really hard throughout her career,” adds WBWL Boston PD Lance Houston

“After [“Road”] overcame that difficult Nos. 60-30 region of the chart, it seemed that research kicked in.”
Meanwhile, singer-songwriter/pop star Trainor earned her second Country Airplay No.1 as a writer, following Rascal Flatts’ “I Like the Sound of That” (April 30, 2016), another co-write with Frasure — who’s now up to six leaders on the list as a writer — as well as Shay Mooney (of Dan + Shay).

For all the effort to discuss the "women in country music" problem at hand (and lots of lovely "Proud Tomato" tank-tops), little progress has actually been made.....With "Road Less Traveled," Alaina has reached a place where radio came to her. Which is what women, from Lambert to Morris, have often had to do all along: define the terms of their own success. From time to time, country radio may help get them there, but Alaina proved that women don't need approval to make their best art.
What Lauren Alaina's Surprise Number One Song Says About Country Radio - Rollingstone

On Country Airplay, Luke Combs’ debut hit, “Hurricane,” (River House/Columbia Nashville) hits the top 10 (11-9; 27.7 million, up 14%).

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week) *** "Road Less Traveled” Lauren Alaina 43.790 million audience (+3.723 million) / 8,274 radio plays (+696)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.4 “Body Like a Back Road” Sam Hunt 4.906 million audience gain
** Most Added ** No.28 “Craving You” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris (40 ADDS)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.53 “Tin Man” Miranda Lambert
Debut No.56 “Happy People” Little Big Town
Debut No.60 “Own It” Bailey Bryan

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of April 22, 2017)

Sam Hunt with Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) held at No.1 on the Billboard Country Song Sales Chart for a tenth week. On the overall Digital Song Sales chart, it slipped back one place 3-4, three places behind the No.1 “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar (111,000 downloads sold, in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen Music).
As it leds the Hot Country Songs chart for a ninth week, Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" leapt 12-6 on the Hot 100. The track, which Hunt performed at the Academy of Country Music Awards April 2, bulleted at No. 4 on Digital Song Sales (70,000 sales, up 19%) and travelled 32-23 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 16%) and 31-24 on Streaming Songs (13.8 million, up 4%).
It's the first Hot Country Songs No.1 to hit the Hot 100's top 10 but not have crossed over to Pop Songs since Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem" in 2011. And, while Aldean was the last solo male before Hunt to send a Hot Country Songs No. 1 into the Hot 100's top 10, "Back Road" is the first Hot Country Songs leader among all acts to enter the Hot 100's top 10 since another driving song: Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," which led Hot Country Songs for a record 24 weeks in 2012-13 and reached No. 4 on the Hot 100 in 2013.

52nd ACM Awards live performance boost digital sales!
Following their ACM performance Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris with “Craving You” made a debut at #2 (No.6 Digital Songs; 54,000 sales)
Keith Urban with “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville), lifted 5-3 (up 136%; #29-7 Digital Songs; 53,260 sales)

After her stunning solo performance at the 52nd ACMs, Miranda Lambert with new radio single “Tin Man” made a re-entry at #4 (No.9 Digital Songs; 40,000+ sales)

Lady Antebellum with “You Look Good bumped 13-5 (No.11 Re-entry Digital Songs; 41,000 sales) in their 11th week.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with “Speak to a Girl” (McGraw/Arista Nashville) fell 2-6 (8-15 Digital Songs) in their second week.

Brett Young with “In Case You Didn’t Know” fell 3-7 (#19-20 Digital Songs) in his third week.
Florida Georgia Line feat. Backstreet Boys with “God, Your Mama, And Me” held at #8 (No.24 Re-entry Digital Songs).
Keith Urban with “Blue Ain’t Your Color” held at #9 (26 Re-Entry Digital Songs).
Jon Pardi with “Dirt On My Boots” retreated 4-10 (#27-29 Digital Songs) in his 28th frame.

Outside the Top 10
After their duet at the ACMs Reba McEntire & Lauren Daigle with latest country radio single “Back To God” re-entered at #11 (#37 Re-Entry Digital Songs).
Luke Combs with “Hurricane” fell 6-12 (#41 non-mover Digital Songs) in his 19th week.
Little Big Town with “Better Man” fell 7-13 (#49-46 Digital Songs)
Brothers Osborne with “It Ain’t My Fault” made a debut at #14 (#47 Digital Songs).
ACM 2017 New Female Vocalist of the Year winner Maren Morris with her new single “I Could Use a Love Song” was new at #24.

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

10 April 2017
Lauren Alaina Scores First Career #1 With 'Road Less Traveled'
Congrats to Lauren Alaina, Royce Risser, Damon Moberly, David Friedman and the Mercury promotion staff on scoring this week’s No. 1 with “Road Less Traveled.”
The song co-written by Alaina, Meghan Trainor and Jessie Frasure, is Alaina’s first chart-topper.


















The song logged 8,916 radio spins (+789) and 59.692 million audience impressions (+4.13 million) with 26800 Total Points from 158 tracking stations for the tracking week April 2 to April 8, 2017 and published chart April 10th 2017.

Kudos to Dennis Reese and the RCA crew on notching 50 adds for Miranda Lambert’s Tin Man”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

The RCA Nashville staff celebrated this morning with breakfast, courtesy of All Access Nashville. Pictured L-R: RCA Nashville SVP/Promotion Dennis Reese; Sony Music Nashville Dir./National Promotion Lauren Thomas; RCA Nashville Dir./Regional Promotion Matt Galvin, Promotion Specialist Nicole Walden – with Mgr./Midwest Promotion “Flat Bubba,” or David “Bubba” Berry, Dir./Northeast Promotion Dan Nelson, Mgr./West Coast Promotion Larry Santiago, and Dir./Regional Promotion Elizabeth Sledge with RCA mascot Nipper

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 545 - April 10, 2017  [PDF File]
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here - www.mediabase.com

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #2
Event Venue City/State: Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard: Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Keith Richards Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn.
Dates: April 6, 2017 Gross Sales: $1,229,400 Attend: 15,574/ 15,574
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $299.50, $25
Promoters: Outback Concerts
                                   
Rank Artist: #3
Event Venue City/State: Eric Church Staples Center Los Angeles, Calif.
Dates: March 31, 2017 Gross Sales: $1,042,599 Attend: 16,596/ 16,596
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $89, $15
Promoters: Messina Touring Group/AEG Presents
           
Rank Artist: #24
Event Venue City/State: Brantley Gilbert, Tucker Beathard, Luke Combs, Brian Davis Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Dates: April 8, 2017 Gross Sales: $357,269 Attend: 10,079/ 10,079
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $39.75, $29.75
Promoters: Frank Productions/NS2/CMoore Live

Rank Artist: #80
Event Venue City/State: Dwight Yoakam, Walker County Iron City Birmingham, Ala.
Dates: March 16, 2017 Gross Sales: $68,900 Attend: 1,300/ 1,300
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $53
Promoters: in-house/Red Mountain Entertainment

Latest Billboard Boxscore Chart


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