Tuesday, August 10, 2010
"Draw Me a Map" Announced as Next Single
The above full-page ad was featured in both Billboard and Country Aircheck's weekly updates yesterday. (Click on the picture to see a larger version.) It's official: "Draw Me a Map" will be the next single from the critically-acclaimed CD "Up on the Ridge." It was sent to radio yesterday, and the official add date is August 23rd.
I don't know about you, but I am unbelievably excited that this is the next single. I think it's going to perform well at radio, and should certainly outperform UOTR. That being said, it's being released during a virtual barrage of new music from Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and the Zac Brown Band, so don't be surprised or discouraged if the song experiences very slow growth at first. With the sheer number of heavy hitters breaking new songs at radio, the charts will be in a strangle hold for the next few weeks until they peak and move off the charts. Only at that point will newer music from Country's apparent "B list" be truly picked up and promoted. But I'll be here to keep everybody updated week to week!
And just to give a quick chart update for the album itself, Up on the Ridge has been #1 on the Bluegrass Album Chart since its release in June, and it's holding steady at #7 on the Country Album Chart. I don't have exact album sales information, but it seems to be holding its own and the sales remain steady 2 months after the release. (Of course, we all know that when it wins the Grammy for Album of the Year it will sell like crazy!)
Let's get ready, Congress! The song went to radio yesterday -- start asking for it and creating demand! I'll be back next week with adds information!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)