Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Map" Draws Closer to Top 40

In its 4th week on the charts, Dierks Bentley's latest single "Draw Me a Map" creeped ever-so-close to the Top 40, coming in at #41 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and #44 on the Mediabase chart. As its trend has been, the small-market charts continue to outpace their "big sisters," and it came in at #29 (!) on Billboard's Indicator chart, and #31 on Mediabase's Activator chart.

The next few days will tell whether a prestigious Songwriter/Artist of the Year award from ASCAP (congrats, Mr. President!) will help garner additional plays and interest in Bentley's latest single, but I'm confident that either way, "Map" will draw its way into the Top 40 next week. After that, our sights must be set on the Top 30 to get the song added to Rate the Music surveys, Callout America surveys, and various syndicated countdown shows.

Slow and steady wins the race to the top of the charts for us, Congress. Continue to create demand!

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

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