Thursday, June 2, 2011

Radio Getting its Good Time On

Dierks Bentley's latest hit single "Am I the Only One" continues its march toward the top 10, landing at #14 on both Mediabase and Billboard after just 10 weeks on the charts (it's one of the "youngest" songs in the Top 15 - only Blake Shelton and Lady A are younger!). This week has seen strong gains on the two songs immediately in front of it on the charts: "Somewhere Else" by Toby Keith and "Country Girl" by Luke Bryan, and it's quite possible it will overtake at least one prior to the next chart run. Additionally, "Heart Like Mine" by Miranda Lambert should fall past AITOO, so #12 is not out of the question heading into Last Call Ball. :)

On the smaller market Billboard Country Indicator chart, it's already passed "Country Girl" and came in at #11 this week, so for all of you smaller market, more rural areas: thank your radio stations because they are getting their good time on for sure!  

And I don't know about you guys, but the DJs here in NC sure do have a good time playing on the title of the song ... for instance, this morning I was driving to work in Durham, NC and listening to 94.7 WQDR. Miranda Lambert is in town tomorrow night, and after playing "Heart Like Mine" they segued into AITOO with "Am I the only one ... who wants to win Miranda Lamber tickets? Here's the latest from Dierks Bentley!" My favorite DJ in Charlotte refers to the song as his new anthem. It's fun to hear positive feedback like that!

For the many of you heading to LCB this week, I hope you have a great time. I'll be there in spirit, but am planning to attend next year -- finally! Can't wait to hear all the stories! 

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

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