Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This week on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, Dierks Bentley's latest single, "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" took an unexpected leap over Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" to land at #7, inching ever-so-closer to the Top 5! It beat out "Fifteen" by a mere 16,000 audience impressions!

On Billboard's Indicator Chart (which, you'll remember, is the smaller-market's chart) it's already up to #5 ... I wonder if that chart will continue to be a sign of things to come?

Next week, I expect IWMYCYE to stay at #7. It's growing at roughly the same pace as the songs in front of it, and it's going to be at least 2-3 weeks before "Cowboy Casanova" and "Need You Now" fall enough in audience for it to surpass them. That, coupled with the Holiday weekend and a propensity for radio to start playing Holiday music, will likely be enough to hold things as they are currently for probably the next week.

I'm sorry I don't have more information to share with you this week, but I hope each and every one of you who is celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday has a wonderful and safe holiday. Please know that I am thankful to be part of such an amazing and awesome community -- I'm blessed to know each of you and thankful that our Prez brought us all together!

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


  1. Thanks for this good news and happy Thanksgiving Carrie and everybody.

  2. Thank you Carrie! Wow! Surpassing Taylor--that's incredible! Totally understand about CC and NYN and the holiday music and that it may cause "eyes" to stall a while. I figure it will be a great xmas present to give dierks a third consecutive #1 by Dec. 25th!

  3. This is great! I'm with you Ronna, passing Taylor is quite impressive!! I love this song and hopefully we can help make it #1 soon! Heard it just this morning and the DJ was talking about missing Dierks at the CMA'a and how he should have been nominated... I called him right up and said I couldn't agree more!! Then I requested he play the song again!!!

  4. Awesome news. Thank you Carrie for such a wonderful job. Happy Thanksgiving!