Tuesday, December 15, 2009


In its 21st chart week, Dierks Bentley's "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" moves up another spot to #4 this week! Capitol Nashville and Country Radio appear to be giving it a rather healthy push again, as well, because it's spin increase numbers are among the top in the genre, and they haven't been that high since October! Yesterday, in fact, it had higher increased spins than Carrie Underwood's brand-new single, "Temporary Home." As long as the increased plays continue, it's audience impressions will continue to grow as well. There are roughly 6 million impressions separating IWMYCYE and #3 "Do I," so it's difficult to say if there will be much chart movement next week. However, I believe IWMYCYE will move to #2 in two weeks ... SO CLOSE!

This week, Billboard also posted their year-end charts. Here is where our Prez stacked up!

Year-End 2009 Singles:
#6 "Sideways"
#31 "Feel That Fire"
#69 "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
*(Note: Billboard compiles the year-end singles chart based on total audience impressions over the course of the song's chart run.)

Top 50 Country Artists:
#6 Dierks Bentley

Top 50 Country Albums:
#26 "Feel That Fire"

Top Songwriters:
#10 Dierks Bentley

And people associated with Dierks include:

Top Label & Top Imprint:
#1 Capitol Nashville

Top Producers:
#10 Brett Beavers

So there you have it, folks -- 2009 wrapped up in a neat little bow! I am confident that Capitol Nashville will seek to continue it's chart-dominating ways by getting a quick #1 hit in 2010, so I think we'll be able to see our Prez get his 8th #1 and 3rd in a row!

~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)


  1. Thank you Carrie, this is great news!

  2. Glad to see FTF the album at #26! Considering I have not seen it in the top 30(weekly) chart in months! And wow! top 10 in songwriting--YES!

  3. Wow - "...Close Your Eyes" has been on the charts for 21 weeks? Doesn't seem like that long, & I'm certainly not tired of hearing it!