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March 18, 2019, Issue 644

CRS Dive: Continuous Measurement

by Sue Wilson Confession time: The mysterious and intimidating ratings system almost kept me from a career in programming. That may have been an unexpected reflection to have as I sat in on the CRS panel “Programming In An Always On World,” but as my radio life progressed, I realized I was not alone in that thinking. Having met many programmers along the way – and for the many who are new to programming now – understanding diary methodology and how it compares to PPM can be a challenge. As 200 diary markets begin a three-phase transition to Nielsen’s “Continuous Measurement” monthlies Jon Miller in August, the company’s Jon Miller led a crucial session for any programmer facing this significant methodology change and hoping for a better handle on a slippery system ... before it’s too late. (Ed. Note: No less than iHeartMedia Chairman/ CEO Bob Pittman recently suggested that radio ratings could be phased out in less than 10 years.) Poll Position: But first, a story. It was the love of music, first and foremost, that drew me toward a career in radio. I quickly became more fascinated with the medium’s behind-the-scenes operation over the behind-the-mic stuff. How does a station pick which songs to play and how often? Why are some songs moved up in rotation and some moved out? Clearly those decisions made much of the difference between stations with good ratings that everyone listened to and those with low ratings. But not being a numbers person (heck, I chose radio because I thought it required very little math!), I felt alone in my understanding of ratings methodology and felt dumb asking too many questions. (continued on page 6)

Through The Looking-Class: The Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2019 at this morning’s (3/18) press conference (available here). Pictured (l-r) are Ray Stevens (Veteran Era Artist), Jerry Bradley (Non-Performer) and Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks (Modern Era Artist).

Big Yellow Dog Lets Music Lead

Conventional thinking would have Big Yellow Dog Music drawing a straight line from their successful development of Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris and Tenille Townes to Logan Mize and beyond – perhaps even status as the next upstart record company. After all, co-owners Kerry O’Neil and Carla Wallace have a label services staff and recently contracted established promotion pros to work Mize’s single “Better Off Gone.” Conventional, however, isn’t their style.

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Started 20 years ago as a publishing company, Big Yellow Dog was different from their very first signing. “Kerry brought in a truck driver who drove chickens around in a semi,” Wallace says. “Do you like this? I was like, okay.” Phil Lee was more Americana artist than songwriter. “Both of our tastes were probably with artists,” Wallace continues. “We probably didn’t realize that, as we were built to pitch songs and get cuts, but Phil wasn’t going to have songs anyone in Nashville was likely to cut.” With that proclivity noted, the company explored other outlets for music. “It helped us open the doors to film and television [sync licensing],” Wallace says. “We were able to find opportunities for music beyond these two streets, which led to finding more artists we could work with in that way.” Supplying music to Hollywood meant Big Yellow Dog was in the master recording business. “Sync took us into all different genres,” O’Neil says. “When Carla signed Meghan, there wasn’t a question about what to do. In Nashville there was no fit, but our approach wasn’t pointed only to Nashville, it was to point wherever the talent was. Carla was spending weeks and weeks in LA building it out even though the music was mostly written here.” Trainor’s signing with Epic preceded similar journeys for Morris and Townes, who also moved on from BYD development to label deals. “There was a concerted effort to sign and do everything for artists,” O’Neil says. “We’d be the manager, then fire ourselves. We’d be the label, then fire ourselves and get them up-streamed.” Like those artists, Mize has long been in the BYD fold, eventually signing with Arista for a time. What’s different is the company’s recent decision to work his music to radio directly. “The beauty of it is we can afford the time it takes for artist development, to make mistakes and find the right songs,” Wallace says. “Artists go through different phases and we’re able to move when they move. We’ve worked 10 years or more with each of these people.” Adds O’Neil, “Teddi Bonadies is running promotion with Skip Bishop. That gives us seasoned veterans and the flexibility to keep amping up as opportunities present themselves.” Also on the project are promotion vets Heather Propper, Kim Stevens and Pat Surnegie. Positive response on streaming services cemented the decision to approach radio. Typically, independent labels hope to convince programmers that their investment in airplay will lead to long-term mutually beneficial relationships (or at least counter notions to the contrary from their competitors). “That’s the predictable messaging,” O’Neil admits. “We’ve got a song we think will stick, we’re staying, we’re putting up all this money. I’ve watched businesses

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They Were All Yellow: Manager Charly Salvatore, O’Neil, BYDM’s Meaghan Campbell, Mize, Wallace and BYDM’s Kara Wintergrass (l-r) celebrate 100 million streams for Mize’s album Come Back Road.

do that, and that’s not what makes it work. What makes it work is a hit record and a great artist. If you’re going to succeed as an indie, that’s what you have to have. That’s what we’re invested in.” Business dynamics may be working in their favor. If the traditional model of adding staff to support an artist launch meant eventually adding more artists to amortize those costs, perhaps the shift away from physical product and its costs makes the standard label product pipeline less crucial. Having an elite batting average probably helps, too. “From Maren to Tenille to Logan, our commitment to artist development is about trying to get the right culture for these artists to put it all together,” O’Neil says. “And they all do it differently. We are devoted to that. This is not a oneoff, it’s a continuation of what we’re doing in [multiple genres].” “It’s about the music,” Wallace says. “It’s about believing in something, even if everyone else is doing something different. We never know what’s going to walk in our front door.” –Chuck Aly

Chart Chat

Double congrats to Luke Combs, Steve Hodges, Shane Allen and the Columbia promotion team on landing a second week at No. 1 with “Beautiful Crazy.” The song is

Luke Combs

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MY TUNES: Mike Harris UMG/Nashville COO Mike Harris discusses his most influential music: 1. Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately”: This is my wife and I’s wedding song – how can it not be on the list? 2. Eric Church’s Mr. Misunderstood: When I was trying to decide to if I should take the job in Nashville, I had to do work on my house in Mike Harris NY. While I worked on my house, I played that album over and over and over and over. At the end of the day, I said to myself “How the fuck could I not to be part of this?” 3. The Beatles’ “In My Life”: I lost a couple of good buddies in 9/11, and that song is one of the things that always reminds me of friends lost. 4. George Strait: I was fortunate enough to get down to Gruene Hall to see Strait’s 2017 surprise show, and I was completely blown away. I’ll never forget looking around when he played “Troubadour” and seeing every single person in the room singing along with him like George asked them to duet. 5. Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: When I was in grammar school, I went to a battle of the bands and the winner played “Prove It All Night.” From that point on, I was hooked. I remember buying the album and listening to it over and over again. Growing up in NY, I lost count of how many times I saw Springsteen live. And, I was never disappointed. • Highly-regarded song or album you’ve never heard: I might be the only New Yorker who hasn’t listened to Jay Z’s The Black Album. • “Important” music you just don’t get: I’ll be honest – I never really got prog rock – especially Yes. I tried to like them, but I just couldn’t get through a song. Even today when I hear “Owner of a Lonely Heart” on the radio, I have to turn it off. • An album you played incessantly: Radiohead’s The Bends. I always loved the album, but it also helped put my son to sleep when he had colic as a baby. When he would cry nonstop, I would put him in his car seat in the back of our minivan and crank it up… three or four blocks later, he was out cold. Listen to that record and try to figure that one out. I also have Brothers Osborne’s Port Saint Joe on repeat in my office – day and night (ask Brian Wright in the office next to me). • An obscure or non-country song everyone should listen to right now: I ran an independent distribution company for years…obscure was normal. Not sure if it is so obscure, but listen to City and Colour’s “Lover Come Back.” That’s a song that sticks in my head. (Listen here) • Music you’d rather not admit to enjoying: I won’t deny being one of the 228k followers of Spotify’s Yacht Rock playlist. the fifth chart-topper from his debut album This One’s For You. Songwriters are Wyatt Durrette, Robert Williford and Combs. And kudos to Lee Adams, Shelley Hargis Gaines and the Broken Bow reps on notching 16 adds for Jason Aldean’s “Rearview Town,” topping this week’s board.

News & Notes

Tejas Broadcasting LTD/Amarillo, TX and Clovis, NM has sold its seven stations to High Plains Radio Network, including Classic Country KKNM/Bovina, TX. Former A&R executive Dorothy Carvello will discuss her new book, Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry, with Change the Conversation March 20 at 6pm CT at Nashville’s Analog At Hutton Hotel. The event is free and open to the public; RSVP here. Spotify Global Head of Country Programming John Marks and UMG/Nashville VP/Marketing-Digital Accounts Annie

Tiny House Of The Rising Sun: KKBQ/Houston’s Christi Brooks and Cactus Jack (waving) at the station’s new Rodeo Radio Broadcast Booth, a tiny home that housed station staffers during RodeoHouston.

Ortmeier will be featured speakers during the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD)’s “Breaking Artists” Speaker Series March 26 at 6pm CT at Nashville’s MA Event Space, Level One. The event is free for NATD members; others may purchase tickets here. SESAC is hosting a songwriters’ night benefiting Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee April 17 at the SESAC/CMA building that will feature Tony Arata, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rivers Rutherford. Details here. Reviver’s Tenille Arts received six Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards nominations. Full list here.

CRS Dive: Continuous Measurement (continued from page 1)

By the mid ‘90s I was a few years into my first programming job at AC WDOK/Cleveland – then a four-book diary market – when I met Edison Research’s Larry Rosin. Though new to radio, his company had a proven track record in political research. He probably doesn’t know this, but in a 20-minute conversation he changed my life with a brilliant analogy for understanding the ratings. Here’s how I remember it: In political research, Larry said, it was important that a candidate determine the difference between what issues the general public cares about, and what the registered voter cares about. If, for example, a general community poll showed education was a top concern, it would be easy for the candidate to see that as the hot button. However, if the poll only targeted registered voters, you may find something different – perhaps infrastructure – was the big issue. So the candidate should focus on making crumbling roads his platform, as that would lead to actual votes. In radio, we may not know who the diary keepers are, but we can approximate the mentality of those who would agree to do that and target them. Who cares if general listener Jane doesn’t like a bunch of blather? If a morning zoo was getting strong ratings, clearly the people holding diaries preferred that! A light bulb went on for me, and I know other young or wouldbe programmers have had similar revelations. Imaging, stopset positioning, promos, contesting, marketing – everything a diary market programmer does is run through that filter. Among the core frustrations, of course, have been the time lag in getting that diary data and that it is only provided four times a year (or twice!). That’s about to change, however. Let Me Explain: As Nielsen’s VP/Audience Insights, Miller offered his own analogies in opening the CRS session. “This is a big sea change,” he said. “This is the biggest measurement change Nielsen has made in a decade. We are transforming the way our markets are measured and reported to monthly reporting.”

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OFF THE RECORD: Ashley McBryde Atlantic/WAR’s Ashley McBryde puts an industry spin on the artist interview: I grew up listening to KAMS/Mammoth Spring, AR. The first time I heard myself on the radio, I had just begun radio tour and was at KMLE/Phoenix. My radio rep came out and told me we got the add, then we went and sat in Ashley her car and all of a sudden, I heard, “Up next McBryde we have Ashley McBryde with ‘A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega.’” I just looked at my rep and grinned ear-to-ear. We listened in silence until the song was over. Then, I asked if we could go get tacos for lunch. This memory is both funny and scary. When I was in Bakersfield performing at Crystal Palace, I needed to go change for a show. The PD had his 10-year-old son take me to a room to change – he tells me to walk up a flight of stairs, down another three steps, and go into the room on the other side, because it had a mirror. Then he tells me that if the lights go out, run, because it’s supposedly haunted. I go in there, and have maybe one boot off and the pipes start rattling. I run back out and end up changing in another person’s room, because I wasn’t taking any chances! My dog Banjo was always my favorite road companion, until she lost the ability to control herself when she smelled beef jerky. Now, I’d say my favorite is Dayna Johnson. Dayna does my hair and makeup on the road, and when someone is constantly that close to you, you get to know each other pretty well. She’s always in such a good mood and, when I’m nervous, she can always center me. She is also the co-founder of my Instagram “All Faked Up” stories. (Watch in her Instagram story highlights) I can’t go in a truck stop and not get boiled peanuts. You can’t find them everywhere though – usually you can only find them in the South and the Southeast! If I see a crockpot of them when we walk in, I will get a gallon bag and eat them until I’m sick and have to take my jewelry off because my hands are swollen. I wish I could have dinner with Doc Holiday, and we would order streak rare. That’s the most cowboy thing you could possibly eat. Girl Going Nowhere opens not softly, but carefully so that you want to listen to the entire first track, then you go for this ride – did she just say that, why did the guitar do that, what’s happening, why is this record now over? My last impulse buy was a tube of little plastic animals at a truck stop. I couldn’t resist. I like to hide them in places we play. I have a workshop in my barn and it was flooding the other week, so we got up on top of the roof to see what was going on. One of the pieces that was supposed to deflect water was up too high, so we took a hammer and beat the crap out of it until it was low enough for water to run off of it. That’s the most redneck thing I’ve done lately. I wish I had written “Hold My Hand” by Brandy Clark. When I heard that song and the line “to reach out with your fingers and get ‘em tangled up with mine,” it was the most soothing and infuriating feeling, because I hadn’t thought of it first! My road essentials are pistachios and a little soccer ball I carry everywhere I go. My least favorite interview question is “So tell me a little bit about yourself…” I hate that question, because it means the interviewer didn’t do any research about you previously – they haven’t listened to your stuff, and I’m basically doing their job for them. I’d be okay with being stuck in Chicago. It’s the greatest city – the food is amazing, the sports teams are great (if I liked sports). Some of the nicest people I’ve met in the last few years have been from Chicago. I just finished episode 10 of Netflix’s You, and I’m so rooting for that psychopath. I just love him.

Roo-mates: River House/Columbia’s Luke Combs, SiriusXM’s Storme Warren, the festival’s Jeremy Dylan, Valory’s Thomas Rhett, singer/songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley and Deluge Music’s Kylie Sackley (l-r) at the CMC Rocks Festival in Australia.

He started by contrasting the primary ratings systems. “We know that in the diary world, durations, or long periods of listening occasions are the norm,” Miller said. “PPM has proven for a decade that that’s not quite how people use radio. People tend to use more stations more often in short bursts.” Next he looked at Starbucks, which he said measures coffee consumption in two ways: the size of the cup purchased and the number of cups purchased. Starbucks is not concerned about upselling on size of cup, preferring its customers return multiple times for a new cup. In fact, 70% of its revenue comes from those who visit Starbucks four or more times per week. PPM is similar, with programmers in those markets seeking repeat (return) listeners. Leaving that as background, Miller turned to continuous measurement – monthly rather than quarterly books in diary markets. Stations are already accustomed to monthly data in the form or Arbitrends, so what’s different? Arbitrends are three-month rolling averages. The new books will offer updated weighting, complete demographic information and can be used as “currency,” meaning presented to advertisers as “sellable” data, unlike Arbitrends. No, There Is Too Much: With companies and advertisers in particular used to seeing a real time and overnight data on which to base decisions, diary market radio stations have been at a disadvantage. Miller asserts CM begins to close that gap while offering programmers a more timely look at what’s working and what isn’t. And, significantly, programmers won’t have to live with a “bad book” as long. “While I’m not saying here that wobbles will cease to exist, spreading out the sample and reporting each month will actually bring more stability,” Miller said. Other key points: • Sample sizes are not changing, but will be allocated across 12 months. • Nielsen is working to improve representation in the key 18-54 sample. • CM will begin in July 2019 with the first month release in August. • The goal is to have at least a 1,000 in-tab sample. • There will be no holiday book. • PD Advantage will not change but will have monthly refreshes. • Nielsen has begun work for two-book markets; rollout TBD. With every report on the growth of other media platforms, a sense of dread for radio can be exacerbated. While competition for audience is fierce and TSL is declining, radio still reaches more Americans than any other media. Better, more timely data will hopefully be a more useful tool for improving content, reacting to the audience and making better decisions. Reach Sue Wilson here.

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AVAILABLE JOBS MIDWEST

Cumulus/Detroit has a Dir./Digital Content opening for its three-station cluster, including Country WDRQ (NASH FM). Apply here. Marshalltown Broadcasting KXIA/Marshalltown, IA is searching for a morning co-host. Airchecks and résumés to PD JD Justice here. Townsquare/Grand Rapids, MI is searching for an OM. Airchecks and résumés to Rick Sarata here. Bliss WJVL/Janesville, WI has an opening for a part-time weekender. At least one year on-air experience is required. Airchecks and résumés to PD Justin Brown here. KSE Radio Ventures/Denver is searching for an engineer. Apply here. The cluster is also looking for a full-time traffic coordinator; details and application here. Entercom WUSN/Chicago is seeking part-time on-air talent. Apply here. Midwest Communications is currently recruiting future programming leaders. Ideal candidates should be able to coach and grow talent, excel at music scheduling and creative imaging, possess good social media skills and be able to collaborate in maximizing sales opportunities and digital platform growth. Submit résumés and airchecks here. NRG/Lincoln, NE is looking for an OM for the cluster, which includes Country KFGE. Send résumés and airchecks to Market Manager Ami Graham here. Cumulus/Youngstown, OH is seeking a cluster OM and Country WQXK PD. Complete job description and application here; résumés and airchecks to Market Manager Bill Kelly here.

NORTHEAST

Aloha Station Trust WFRE/Frederick, MD has an opening for a weekend/fill-in talent. Those living in the Frederick, MD, Washington, DC and Baltimore MD area can send airchecks and résumés to PD Brian Mo here. Binnie/Portland, ME has an opening for an on-air Promotions Assistant. The cluster includes Country WTHT. Send airchecks and résumés to OM Stan Bennett here. Binnie Media/Maine is searching for a Dir./ Traffic and a part-time Sales Assistant in Portland, for its stations which include Country WTHT and WBQQ. Send materials here. Townsquare/Hudson Valley, NY has openings for part-time on-air talent and digital contributors. The cluster includes Country WKXP & WZAD as well as Hot AC WCZK & Classic Rock WPDH. Materials to OM Joe Limardi here. iHeartMedia/Dover-Wilmington, DE is seeking a Board Op to support on-air talent. Applications here.

SEEK & EMPLOY

Here’s a list of job seekers and open gigs. Not listed? Send info here and we’ll include you in a future update. SOUTHEAST

Beasley WQYK/Tampa PD Travis Daily is seeking an experienced afternoon drive producer. Materials to Daily here. Max Media’s WGH/Norfolk has a morning opening. Airchecks and résumés to VP/Programming Rusty James here. Cumulus’ WSM-FM (Nash Icon)/Nashville has an opening for a part-timer. Duties will also include the Icon Network. Flexibility and on-air experience is required (no beginners). Materials to VP/Country Charlie Cook here. Cumulus’ WSM-FM (Nash Icon)/Nashville is in search of on-air traffic reporters. Materials to VP/Country Charlie Cook here. Guaranty WTGE/Baton Rouge has an opening for a middayer. Three to five years experience in Country is required, along with strong production, digital and social media skills. Airchecks and résumés here. Cumulus WKDF/Nashville is seeking parttime air talent for weekends and fill-ins. Three years of on-air experience and residing in the Nashville area are required. Airchecks and résumés to PD John Shomby here. Bristol WXBQ/Johnson City, TN is still searching for a PD to succeed Bill Hagy. The right candidate will also have on-air responsibilities. A minimum of five years as a Country PD is required. Airchecks and résumés here. Entercom WPAW/Greensboro, NC has an opening for an afternoon jock. Apply here. Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting has an immediate PM drive opening at a legendary east coast Country station. Send airchecks and résumés to “Country Jobs” here. Entercom WUSY/Chattanooga is on the hunt for a midday on-air personality. Apply here. Summit WCYQ/Knoxville is looking for a PD. Send airchecks and résumés to Summit/Knoxville OM Rich Bailey here. Hubbard WIRK/West Palm Beach is searching for a PD to succeed Sammy Cruise, who is stepping down to focus on his air shift. Interested candidates may apply here.

SOUTHWEST

Cumulus KSCS/Dallas is searching for a morning co-host for Hawkeye In The Morning. Airchecks and résumés to PD Mac Daniels here. Cox Media Group/Houston is searching for a Digital Media Sales Specialist. Apply here. Cox/Houston is also on the hunt for an IT Systems Manager. Apply here. LCKM KTFW/Dallas has an unspecified parttime on-air opening for an experienced talent. Contact PD Mike Crow here. Entercom KILT/Houston has immediate openings for part-timers. Only applicants living in the

Houston area are being considered at present. Send airchecks here; apply here. Entercom KILT/Houston is looking for a PD to succeed Bruce Logan. Résumés and airchecks to Country Format Captain Mike Moore here.

WEST COAST

Cherry Creek/St. George, UT has an opening for a Dir./Production. The cluster includes Country KCIN and KIYK, and the job comes with co-host responsibilities on cluster AC KREC. Materials including production and imaging samples here. Redwood Empire KBBL/Santa Rosa, CA PD Carey Edwards tells Country Aircheck that the station is looking for a new on-air talent to add to its existing lineup. Applicants interested in this newly created position should send airchecks and résumés to Edwards here. Buck Owens KUZZ/Bakersfield, CA is seeking part-time on-air talent. Candidates must be local, have weekend and holiday availability, and a minimum of one year of on-air experience. Résumés and airchecks to PD Brent Michaels here. Buck Owens/Bakersfield, CA is looking for a full-time receptionist. Résumés here. Bonneville KNCI/Sacramento is searching for a PD to take the day-to-day reins from Group Dir/Programming Chad Rufer. Apply here. Sonoma KFGY/Santa Maria, CA is on the hunt for a new morning co-host. Airchecks and résumés to PD Dan Weir here.

OTHER

Westwood One has a full-time on-air opening for Mainstream Country announcer/music scheduler. Apply here. Consultant Joel Raab is looking for a Brand Manager for a Top 75 Market. Raab is also on the hunt for morning talent fro two different Top 50 Market stations. Send materials here. Summit is currently seeking on-air talent and programmers for all formats, including their Country properties. Send résumés and airchecks to Summit VP/Programming Beverlee Brannigan here; apply for current Summit openings here. The Music City Music Council has an opening for Manager, reporting to the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development. Duties include acting as liaison between the city and music industry. Strong working knowledge of local government practices and the music industry are required, as well as budget development and oversight experience. Cover letters and résumés to Economic & Community Development Mgr. Audra Ladd here. 

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SEARCHING •Jeremy Guenther Formerly with Riser House, Capitol and KSSN & KMJX/Little Rock jguenther01@gmail.com 501-590-4878 •Chris Matthews Formerly with KBEB/Sacramento, KMLE/Phoenix, KAWO/Boise chrismatthewsdj@gmail.com •Terry Cooley Former Radio Mankato Dir./Programming Sinjin62@gmail.com

•Bo Matthews Former WIL/St. Louis PM Drive Host now offering voiceover services 1BoMatthews@gmail.com 636-575-6222 •Mike Nelson Former Riverbend/Idaho Falls, ID OM MikeEZ1@gmail.com •Cash Williams Former KTTS/Springfield, MO APD/MD CashOnRadio14@gmail.com •Fritz Moser Former WLHK/Indianapolis PD MoserFritz@hotmail.com

317-413-0185 •Steve Albertsen Former NGR/Lincoln, NE OM SAlbertsen@Neb.RR.com 402-332-7666 •Andy Roberts Former WIXY/Champaign, IL PD AndyRoberts@gmail.com 217-637-4407 •Matt Gapske Former WMAD/Madison, WI APD/ midday host MGapske@gmail.com

•Bill Fox Former WOKQ/Portsmouth, NH morning host BFoxRox@gmail.com •Cactus Jack Former Entercom/Phoenix Dir./Production GoGoJack@msn.com 602-430-5908


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Artist/Title (Label)

LUKE COMBS

Total Points +/- Points Total Plays +/- Plays Audience +/- Aud Stations ADDS 2nd Week at No. 1

Beautiful Crazy (River House/Columbia)

28959

121

8914

43

57.126 1.002

156

0

2

CHRIS STAPLETON/Millionaire (Mercury)

23582

701

7452

314

45.723 2.632

154

0

5

3

RILEY GREEN/There Was This Girl (BMLGR)

21190

1004

6727

233

39.299 2.164

156

0

7

4

BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR) ✔

20925

1776

6362

635

38.705 3.857

156

0

6

5

MICHAEL RAY/One That Got Away (Atlantic/WEA)

20317

1058

6377

359

37.928 2.882

156

0

8

6

OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA) ✔

19163

1589

5819

550

1.856

156

0

10

7

JAKE OWEN/Down To The Honkytonk (Big Loud)

17539

526

5569

143

30.962 1.574

155

0

11

8

CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow) ✔

17502

2198

5302

672

31.631 4.167

153

0

4

9

JORDAN DAVIS/Take It From Me (MCA)

16173

-4439

4993

-1323

30.961 -10.29

156

0

12

10

CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Love Wins (Capitol)

14860

-144

4542

-21

27.607 -0.709

154

0

13

11

JON PARDI/Night Shift (Capitol)

14836

254

4639

87

27.855 0.708

155

0

14

12

KELSEA BALLERINI/Miss Me More (Black River)

14427

833

4369

302

25.584 0.991

156

0

16

13

ELI YOUNG BAND/Love Ain't (Valory)

13381

540

4215

171

23.106 1.115

154

1

15

14

CODY JOHNSON/On My Way To You (CoJo Music/WMN)

13247

-50

4016

66

26.013 0.897

155

0

17

15

KANE BROWN/Good As You (RCA)

13158

775

4063

219

24.219 1.905

156

1

2

16

MIDLAND/Burn Out (Big Machine)

11703

-3755

27.933 -17.454

155

0

18

17

MORGAN WALLEN/Whiskey Glasses (Big Loud)

11455

643

3497

217

20.164 1.823

152

2

19

18

BRETT ELDREDGE/Love Someone (Atlantic/WMN)

11168

803

3337

237

19.663

151

0

21

19

LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb) ✔

9883

1268

2989

420

16.487 1.611

149

3

24

20

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory) ✔

9185

2076

2627

633

17.384 4.395

152

9

22

21

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Talk You Out Of It (BMLGR)

8611

987

2613

304

14.099 2.148

147

0

20

22

TYLER RICH/The Difference (Valory)

8210

-900

2668

-269

14.121 -1.192

145

0

23

23

RODNEY ATKINS/Caught Up In The Country (Curb)

7866

570

2558

191

13.778

133

0

25

24

GEORGE STRAIT/Every Little Honky Tonk Bar (MCA)

7509

470

2275

125

14.175 1.108

139

4

27

25

MAREN MORRIS/Girl (Columbia)

7186

439

2090

208

11.787 0.333

134

3

-12251 3543

36.26

0.86

1.3

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March 18, 2019 LW

TW

Artist/Title (Label)

Total Points +/- Points Total Plays +/- Plays Audience +/- Aud Stations ADDS

26

26

RUNAWAY JUNE/Buy My Own Drinks (Wheelhouse)

7135

122

2303

44

29

27

B. GILBERT & L. ELL/What Happens In A Small Town (Valory)

6505

852

1991

322

9.806

28

28

LOCASH/Feels Like A Party (Wheelhouse)

6261

25

1985

-9

30

29

RANDY HOUSER F/H. LINDSEY/What Whiskey Does (Stoney Creek) 5904

266

1811

31

30

CHRIS YOUNG/Raised On Country (RCA)

5692

181

32

31

ERIC CHURCH/Some Of It (EMI Nashville)

5624

34

32

RASCAL FLATTS/Back To Life (Big Machine)

35

33

33

11.416 0.254

136

2

0.961

142

6

9.033

0.128

130

0

64

8.662

0.125

131

2

1603

66

11.39

0.795

127

8

435

1766

174

10.169 1.305

130

4

4905

481

1481

130

6.244

0.727

146

1

CARLY PEARCE/Closer To You (Big Machine)

4852

436

1419

94

6.765

0.757

139

1

34

MADDIE & TAE/Friends Don't (Mercury)

4428

-349

1337

-105

7.075

0.099

126

0

41

35

KACEY MUSGRAVES/Rainbow (MCA)

4092

761

1166

172

5.646

1.411

114

10

36

36

MORGAN EVANS/Day Drunk (Warner Bros./WEA)

4051

283

1169

71

7.232

0.843

113

4

37

37

COLE SWINDELL/Love You Too Late (Warner Bros./WMN)

3986

228

1108

47

7.197

0.575

98

1

38

38

TENILLE TOWNES/Somebody's Daughter (Columbia)

3772

44

1265

19

6.451

0.088

92

0

DAN + SHAY/All To Myself (Warner Bros./WAR)

3611

458

951

123

7.024

1.246

95

8

39

40

RUSSELL DICKERSON/Every Little Thing (Triple Tigers)

3582

107

1087

41

5.939

0.366

110

0

40

41

JUSTIN MOORE/The Ones That Didn't Make It.. (Valory)

3433

49

1010

39

6.316

0.287

92

8

JASON ALDEAN/Rearview Town (Macon Music/Broken Bow)

3107

423

969

165

4.571

0.45

106

16

4.65

0.101

99

5

43

43

BROTHERS OSBORNE/I Don't Remember Me (Before..) (EMI)

2892

13

820

2

44

44

LAUREN ALAINA/Ladies In The '90s (19/Mercury)

2886

59

894

37

3.503 -0.056

101

5

45

45

TIM MCGRAW/Thought About You (Columbia)

2858

134

827

51

3.539

0.085

100

4

48

46

CHRIS LANE/I Don't Know About You (Big Loud)

2762

89

772

20

4.152

0.026

76

4

46

47

DYLAN SCOTT/Nothing To Do Town (Curb)

2756

56

813

27

3.312 -0.079

102

2

HARDY/Rednecker (Tree Vibez/Big Loud)

2511

314

747

114

3.776

0.32

79

13

2377

77

745

7

2.843

0.023

95

2

140

824

18

3.32

0.696

74

1

Debut 48 49

49

JIMMIE ALLEN/Make Me Want To (Stoney Creek)

50

50

DYLAN SCHNEIDER/How Does It Sound (Placer Music/Cold River) 2361

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March 18, 2019 Country Aircheck Add Leaders

Activator Top Point Gainers

Adds

JASON ALDEAN/Rearview Town (Macon Music/Broken Bow)

16

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory)

2063 ✔

HARDY/Rednecker (Tree Vibez/Big Loud)

13

BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR)

1062 ✔

KACEY MUSGRAVES/Rainbow (MCA)

10

LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb)

1027 ✔

CHRIS JANSON/Good Vibes (Warner Bros./WAR)

9

CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow)

1020 ✔

DIERKS BENTLEY/Living (Capitol)

9

OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA)

963 ✔

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory)

9

KANE BROWN/Good As You (RCA)

764

CHRIS YOUNG/Raised On Country (RCA)

8

JASON ALDEAN/Rearview Town (Macon Music/Broken Bow)

658

DAN + SHAY/All To Myself (Warner Bros./WAR)

8

ELI YOUNG BAND/Love Ain't (Valory)

650

JUSTIN MOORE/The Ones That Didn't Make It.. (Valory)

8

BRETT ELDREDGE/Love Someone (Atlantic/WMN)

570

ZAC BROWN BAND/Someone I... (ZB Collective/BMG/Wheelhouse)

7

MORGAN WALLEN/Whiskey Glasses (Big Loud)

558

Country Aircheck Top Point Gainers

Activator Top Spin Gainers

CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow)

2198

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory)

2076

BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR)

1776

OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA)

1589

LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb)

1268

MICHAEL RAY/One That Got Away (Atlantic/WEA)

1058

RILEY GREEN/There Was This Girl (BMLGR)

1004

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory)

378

LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb)

232

BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR)

217

CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow)

212

OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA)

193

KANE BROWN/Good As You (RCA)

149

ELI YOUNG BAND/Love Ain't (Valory)

149

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Talk You Out Of It (BMLGR)

987

JAKE OWEN/Down To The Honkytonk (Big Loud)

140

B. GILBERT & L. ELL/What Happens In A Small Town (Valory)

852

BRETT ELDREDGE/Love Someone (Atlantic/WMN)

125

KELSEA BALLERINI/Miss Me More (Black River)

833

JASON ALDEAN/Rearview Town (Macon Music/Broken Bow)

119

Country Aircheck Top Spin Gainers

Country Aircheck Top Recurrents

Points

CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow)

672

JASON ALDEAN/Girl Like You (Macon Music/Broken Bow)

19053

BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR)

635

SCOTTY MCCREERY/This Is It (Triple Tigers)

17594

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory)

633

LUKE BRYAN/What Makes You Country (Capitol)

15139

OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA)

550

JIMMIE ALLEN/Best Shot (Stoney Creek)

13188

LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb)

420

LUKE COMBS/She Got The Best Of Me (River House/Columbia) 12225

MICHAEL RAY/One That Got Away (Atlantic/WEA)

359

THOMAS RHETT/Sixteen (Valory)

B. GILBERT & L. ELL/What Happens In A Small Town (Valory)

322

DAN + SHAY/Speechless (Warner Bros./WAR)

9824

10345

CHRIS STAPLETON/Millionaire (Mercury)

314

DUSTIN LYNCH/Good Girl (Broken Bow)

9787

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Talk You Out Of It (BMLGR)

304

DAN + SHAY/Tequila (Warner Bros./WAR)

8950

KELSEA BALLERINI/Miss Me More (Black River)

302

RUSSELL DICKERSON/Blue Tacoma (Triple Tigers)

8047

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March 18, 2019

COUNTRY AIRCHECK ACTIVITY TIM MCGRAW/Thought About You (Columbia) Remains at 45* 2,858 points, 827 spins 4 adds: KKWF, KSON, *KWEN, WYNK CHRIS LANE/I Don’t Know About You (Big Loud) Moves 48-46* 2,762 points, 772 spins 4 adds: KMLE, KNIX, KVOO, WWKA DYLAN SCOTT/Nothing To Do Town (Curb) Moves 46-47* 2,756 points, 813 spins 2 adds: KTEX, WDXB HARDY/Rednecker (Tree Vibez/Big Loud) Debuts at 48* 2,511 points, 747 spins 13 adds including: KCYE, KDRK, WAVW, WCTQ, WGNA, WKML, WOGK, WRNS, WSOC, WSSL JIMMIE ALLEN/Make Me Want To (Stoney Creek) Remains at 49* 2,377 points, 745 spins 2 adds: WDXB, WGTY DYLAN SCHNEIDER/How Does It Sound (Placer Music/Cold River) Remains at 50* 2,361 points, 824 spins 1 add: *W1HC DIERKS BENTLEY/Living (Capitol) 2,027 points, 600 spins 9 adds: KAJA, KBQI, KCCY, KKGO, KWJJ, *W1MC, WBCT, WTGE, WXBQ ASHLEY MCBRYDE/Girl Goin’ Nowhere (Atlantic/WAR) 1,858 points, 583 spins 1 add: WUSN

A D D DAT E S March 25

DUSTIN LYNCH/Ridin’ Roads (BBR) HUNTER HAYES/Heartbreak (Atlantic/WMN) BRAD PAISLEY/My Miracle (Arista)

April 1

AARON GOODVIN/Bars & Churches (Reviver) SCOTTY MCCREERY/In Between (Triple Tigers)

April 8

RACHEL WAMMACK/Enough (RCA) QUEEVA/How Do You Know (--)

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March 18, 2019 LW

TW

Artist/Title (Label)

Points

1

1

Beautiful Crazy (River House/Columbia)

2

2

CHRIS STAPLETON/Millionaire (Mercury)

10482

145

2349

5

52

0

4

3

BRETT YOUNG/Here Tonight (BMLGR) ✔

10021

1062

2155

217

53

0

3

4

RILEY GREEN/There Was This Girl (BMLGR)

9931

36

2165

-7

52

0

5

5

MICHAEL RAY/One That Got Away (Atlantic/WEA)

9193

369

2039

74

52

0

9

6

OLD DOMINION/Make It Sweet (RCA) ✔

8729

963

1873

193

52

0

8

7

LUKE COMBS

3rd Week at No. 1

11409

+/- Points

-237

Plays

2573

+/- Plays Stations ADDS

-21

52

0

JAKE OWEN/Down To The Honkytonk (Big Loud)

8449

546

1876

140

49

0

11 8

JON PARDI/Night Shift (Capitol)

7395

166

1555

15

53

0

12 9

CODY JOHNSON/On My Way To You (CoJo Music/WMN)

7303

181

1548

59

53

0

10 10

CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Love Wins (Capitol)

7240

-102

1524

-11

52

0

13 11

KANE BROWN/Good As You (RCA)

6792

764

1381

149

53

0

15 12

CHASE RICE/Eyes On You (Broken Bow) ✔

6710

1020

1424

212

51

2

14 13

KELSEA BALLERINI/Miss Me More (Black River)

6456

439

1354

97

52

0

16 14

ELI YOUNG BAND/Love Ain't (Valory)

6335

650

1371

149

50

0

7

15

JORDAN DAVIS/Take It From Me (MCA)

6248

-1926

1363

-405

48

0

6

16

MIDLAND/Burn Out (Big Machine)

5712

-2887

1243

-694

45

0

17 17

BRETT ELDREDGE/Love Someone (Atlantic/WMN)

4712

570

988

125

52

0

21 18

LEE BRICE/Rumor (Curb) ✔

4531

1027

949

232

51

6

19 19

MORGAN WALLEN/Whiskey Glasses (Big Loud)

4494

558

924

84

52

2

28 20

THOMAS RHETT/Look What God Gave Her (Valory) ✔

4438

2063

874

378

52

8

18 21

GEORGE STRAIT/Every Little Honky Tonk Bar (MCA)

4320

340

952

61

50

1

22 22

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Talk You Out Of It (BMLGR)

3784

287

753

47

50

2

20 23

TYLER RICH/The Difference (Valory)

3620

-237

779

-62

47

0

24 24

MAREN MORRIS/Girl (Columbia)

3503

440

711

100

51

1

23 25

RODNEY ATKINS/Caught Up In The Country (Curb)

3312

137

681

35

41

0

26 26

BRANTLEY GILBERT & LINDSAY ELL/What Happens In A Small Town (Valory)

2816

412

555

94

48

6

25 27

ERIC CHURCH/Some Of It (EMI Nashville)

2811

66

494

18

42

2

30 28

KACEY MUSGRAVES/Rainbow (MCA)

2478

301

498

53

45

0

27 29

RUNAWAY JUNE/Buy My Own Drinks (Wheelhouse)

2441

53

522

5

43

1

29 30

LOCASH/Feels Like A Party (Wheelhouse)

2370

64

517

3

44

0

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March 18, 2019 LW

Artist/Title (Label)

Points +/- Points

Plays

+/- Plays

34 31

TW

JASON ALDEAN/Rearview Town (Macon Music/Broken Bow)

2347

658

485

119

Stations Adds

40

10

31 32

CHRIS YOUNG/Raised On Country (RCA)

2070

64

429

9

43

2

32 33

RANDY HOUSER f/H. LINDSEY/What Whiskey Does (Stoney Creek)

1724

-12

358

0

42

1

33 34

CARLY PEARCE/Closer To You (Big Machine)

1694

4

344

14

41

1

35 35

TIM MCGRAW/Thought About You (Columbia)

1667

30

335

9

33

3

36 36

MADDIE & TAE/Friends Don't (Mercury)

1457

-79

331

-24

39

0

40 37

DIERKS BENTLEY/Living (Capitol)

1425

262

252

41

19

4

38 38

DAN + SHAY/All To Myself (Warner Bros./WAR)

1412

104

211

25

24

3

37 39

RASCAL FLATTS/Back To Life (Big Machine)

1404

73

276

17

36

0

39 40

ASHLEY MCBRYDE/Girl Goin' Nowhere (Atlantic/WAR)

1248

46

245

5

24

0

41 41

HARDY/Rednecker (Tree Vibez/Big Loud)

1153

64

171

26

15

0

42 42

COLE SWINDELL/Love You Too Late (Warner Bros./WMN)

1110

32

163

4

32

0

46 43

LAUREN ALAINA/Ladies In The '90s (19/Mercury)

994

276

194

61

26

5

44 44

AARON WATSON/Kiss That Girl Goodbye (Big Label)

961

156

190

27

19

0

43 45

TENILLE TOWNES/Somebody's Daughter (Columbia)

922

27

179

1

31

0

52 46

CHRIS JANSON/Good Vibes (Warner Bros./WAR)

795

267

117

35

10

3

45 47

MATT STELL/Prayed For You (Wide Open/Records/GCE)

774

48

105

7

6

0

47 48

DYLAN SCOTT/Nothing To Do Town (Curb)

734

46

161

9

25

0

49 49

RUSSELL DICKERSON/Every Little Thing (Triple Tigers)

726

135

123

24

21

1

51 50

GABBY BARRETT/I Hope (---)

698

118

72

14

6

0

53 51

BROOKS & DUNN w/L. COMBS/Brand New Man (Arista)

630

105

128

21

18

1

48 52

RYAN HURD/Michigan For The Winter (RCA)

620

0

62

0

1

0

55 53

JUSTIN MOORE/The Ones That Didn't Make It... (Valory)

600

94

89

3

9

1

ZAC BROWN BAND/Someone I Used To Know (ZB Collective/BMG/Wheelhouse)

570

119

63

9

4

0

50 55

TRAVIS DENNING/After A Few (Mercury)

544

-40

83

-4

6

0

59 56

MORGAN EVANS/Day Drunk (Warner Bros./WEA)

504

36

81

8

29

0

BROTHERS OSBORNE/I Don't Remember Me (Before..) (EMI Nashville)

499

85

93

16

13

1

ADAM HAMBRICK/Rockin' All Night Long (Buena Vista/Capitol)

491

21

141

3

12

0

Debut 54

Debut 57 58 58

Debut 59 54 60

BACKSTREET BOYS/No Place (RCA)

460

20

46

2

1

1

CHRIS LANE/I Don't Know About You (Big Loud)

441

-65

71

-2

8

1

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