This week it was announced that Keith Urban debuted at #1 on both the US and Canadian all genre album chart.
More good news for Keith is that “Fuse” has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart as well…and more than doubled the sales on the #2 album.
This marks the first studio album #1 debut in Oz – his second including his previously released Greatest Hits package “The Story So Far.”
In the same week, the WMN promo team chalked up two separate No. 1’s. On Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, Brett Eldredge marks his first No. 1 with “Don’t Ya,” while Hunter Hayes tops Country Aircheck’s Mediabase chart with “I Want Crazy”. This marks Hunter’s third consecutive No 1. In addition, WMN celebrated having three albums in the Top 5 on SoundScan’s Top Current Country Albums chart with Brett Eldredge’s Bring You Back, Blake Shelton’s Based On a True Story… and Hunter Hayes’ (ENCORE).
Charlie Worsham also celebrated his first Top 20 hit this week on Country Aircheck’s Mediabase chart with “Could It Be” and Sheryl Crow continues to celebrate success with her first Top 20 country hit “Easy,” adding to her combined 40 Top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, Triple A (with the most No.1 singles among women in the chart’s 17-year history) and Hot Country Songs charts.
In celebration of his new album Headlights, Taillights and Radios, Country music superstar Tracy Lawrence will unveil his new music in a world premiere weekend event on SiriusXM’s “Prime Country” channel 58.
The three-day world premiere event starting on Friday, August 16 will run through the entire weekend that will feature a special SiriusXM Live performance from Lawrence in front of a studio audience as he performs the new music along with some of his greatest hits of all time.
Listeners will hear the singer as he shares his personal stories behind the songs off the new album Headlights, Taillights and Radios. Headlights, Taillights and Radios set to release on August 20th.
RCA Nashville singer-songwriter Sara Evans is giving her fans a first-listen to her highly-anticipated new single, “Slow Me Down.” The follow up to her last studio album, Stronger and her hit No. 1 single “A Little Bit Stronger,” “Slow Me Down,” produced by Evans and Mark Bright, is the lead single off her upcoming studio album.
“I wanted a way to say thank you to my fans who have always been so supportive by sharing this new track with them first. And I wanted to do it in a fun way, so I loved the idea of giving them the chance to “speed up” the reveal to hear ‘Slow Me Down,’” said Evans.
Currently on tour, Sara made stops at “EXTRA” and CBS’s “The Talk” in July to talk about her next project, sharing “I am more excited about it than anything, especially the single that’s coming.”
To check out Sara’s new single, fans can go tohttp://slowmedown.saraevans.com
Keith reacted, “I’m trilled to be back on American Idol with my pal, Ryan Seacrest…and I’m dying to know who the other judges well be!”
When Chris Young glanced at Bulllseye Research numbers, he saw that his current hit, “Aw Naw” is #1 Favorite with Young, adult Listeners 18-24. In fact it’s a favorite in every category of 18-24 listeners among, men and women in the key demographic of fans 18-24. That is one of the groups that power hit records to the top.
KELLIE PICKLER RELEASES NEW SINGLE
Kellie Pickler releases “Little Bit Gypsy” and delivers the perfect vocal for her new single. It’s a sweet cautionary tale from a gal to a lover saying that he better pay attention or she could slip away if he’s doesn’t because she’s a ‘little bit Gypsy’ in spirit and might just disappear.
Garth Brooks recently announced the birth of his first grandchild, Karalynn, who was born to his daughter August earlier last week. We send Garth and family warmest wishes for this new member to their clan. Garth announced he'd like to thank everyone "for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K's arrival." Garth has been in sef-imposed, semi-retirement that he entered so that he could be a hands-on dad participating in person his daughters grew up in Oklahoma. He'll have another girl around the house now. August was the second to graduate from high school and Brooks says he's considering a full-time return to recording and performing when his youngest, Allie, graduates from high school next year. Garth summed up with a statement: "Our children's lives have always been extremely private and they have been endlessly encouraged to be their own people," he said in the statement. "We have always wanted them to be individuals and not be known as `someone's daughters. "I have been amazed and grateful how the press has always respected this. I now ask that respect to please continue as this young family begins the greatest days of their lives." ”
Carrie Underwood will bring her sold-out “Blown Away Tour” to DVD with the August 13 release of The Blown Away Tour: LIVE, and in the wake of today’s exclusive reveal of the DVD cover on Vine (https://vine.co/v/haY7IrHBrhM), additional details of the DVD content are also being revealed.
Filmed in concert this past March, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE features nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, including a dozen of Carrie’s #1 singles, with such favorites as “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and the album title track that inspired her tour name, “Blown Away.” The live concert was directed by Christian Lamb and produced by Domenic Potter.
Available now is a complete DVD concert track listing as follows:
“I Told You So”
“Two Black Cadillacs”
“Jesus, Take the Wheel” / “How Great Thou Art”
“Get Out of This Town”
“Nobody Ever Told You”
“One Way Ticket”
“Leave Love Alone”
“Flat on the Floor”
“See You Again”
“Cupid’s Got a Shotgun”
“Before He Cheats”
“I Know You Won’t”
ABC Television’s “Good Morning America” aired a sneak peek of Kellie Pickler’s new music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” Wednesday, July 3. The video reunites Pickler with her “Dancing with the Stars” Mirrorball Trophy-winning partner, Derek Hough. Once the sneak peek has aired on “Good Morning America,” the full music video will be shown exclusively on www.GoodMorningAmerica.com for the next 24 hours.
“Someone Somewhere Tonight” is the first single from Pickler’s upcoming album on Black River Entertainment