Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"Draw Me a Map" Slips Some, Moves Some
It was a rather strange week on the charts for Dierks Bentley's latest single, "Draw Me a Map." It saw growth on both charts in terms of audience and spins, however, fell back 1 spot to #41 on Billboard, and moved *up* four spots on Mediabase to #39.
The song has been among the most-added at radio for the past three weeks (averaging about 6 per week), but is only on 58 of Mediabase's 128 stations, and is on 104 of approximately 225 country stations nationwide. Yes, that means that LESS THAN HALF of the country music stations in the United States are playing "Draw Me a Map" at least twice per week. That is simply unacceptable. We really need to ramp up our efforts, Congress. We have Reps in each and every state -- each of us needs to commit to contacting at least ONE station in each state and asking for the song, every day, until it's added and played. You can call the station. You can email the DJs. You can get them on Facebook or Twitter. Anyway that you can *directly* contact a station, use it!
Keep voting on your local countdowns, as well. It's #6 on WMZQ's Hot 9 @ 9 as I type this (listening on the computer, thanks to all of you who have been voting!) -- where is it on your local countdown? Every spin counts, and the countdowns are the easiest way to ensure a spin. See the DB Congress Current Campaign page for links and more ideas to spread the word about the song.
We're the DB Congress for a reason. Let's be heard!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)