Slowly but surely, "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" is moving up the charts at country radio. It looks to land at #32 on this week's Billboard chart, but is just barely out of the top 30. Quite a few songs ahead of it are falling down the charts, which will certainly help it out, as well.
It's on 136 of 226 stations, so there are *still* 90 stations that have yet to add it to their playlist. It's a good sign for future growth, and also could be a clear indicator that radio is still playing more up-tempo songs to try to hold on to the last vestiges of summer.
The Program Director at WTNR/Grand Rapids, MI is the "Programmer of the Week" over at Mediabase, and one of his "Hot Picks" is "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes." Hopefully the remaining Program Directors will follow suit!
So, Congress, we know what we need to do. Let's hit the phones and make sure radio knows we want to hear some Dierks! Every phone call helps! If you can't call, email the program or music directors (you can usually find their names on the station's website). And, of course, there's always Yes.com. Hopefully I'll see you there in the coming week!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter - NC)