Tuesday, May 11, 2010
RIDGE: UP (in) THE TOP 40
As you can see, Congress, "Up on the Ridge" squeaked its way into the Top 40 on Billboard, inching up just one spot to take the 40th spot. On the Country Indicator chart, it's up to #28 (much love to those small-market stations)! And, over on Mediabase, it's up to #41 (though only in its 3rd week there). It should move into the top 40 on Mediabase, and that is precisely what we need it to do. Why? Because many syndicated countdown shows on Country radio use the Mediabase chart (though some use the Top 30), and syndicated shows add up to MAJOR airplay, especially on weekends when additional spins are hard to come by. For instance, Country Countdown USA is heard on 200 stations nationwide. That is 200 extra spins -- just like that!
We are definitely on the right track. I certainly anticipate some strong growth over the course of the week, and I think that the GAC Telethon this weekend should help as well (assuming The Prez decides to play UOTR for the television audience). Keep up the great work, Congress, and let's really start digging!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)