Tuesday, May 18, 2010
STILL CLIMBING "UP"
This week, Dierks Bentley's "Up on the Ridge" moves up 3 more spots to #37 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. On Billboard's small-market chart, Indicator, it's already up to #25! Over on Mediabase, it's slowly inching upward, to #39 this week. However, on Mediabase's small-market chart (Activator), it's already up to #30. Clearly, the smaller markets are loving the song! Hopefully the small-market success will prove to be foreshadowing for how it does on the major markets, too.
The good news is, it seems to be gaining traction over the past few days. It's been getting syndicated plays on Whitney Allen's show and Cody Allen's CMT Countdown, and hopefully in the next two weeks it will be on the countdowns as well.
Does your local radio station have a daily countdown that listeners can vote on? Local countdowns are a GREAT way to garner extra spins with higher audiences. (And the Congress is more than happy to help you vote, too!) Otherwise, keep up the good work texting, emailing, calling, and tweeting your local DJs! Let them know how much you love hearing this great, 'different' song on the radio (and be sure to thank them when they do play it)!
PS. The video for "Up on the Ridge" went to CMT and GAC this week. Let's get ready to get the awesome video on the countdowns there, too!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter-NC)