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  1. New Music Friday is basically popular music from any genre that was just released. It will have music from other genres on there. However, IMO that is a good thing. Some of the other genres such as rap & pop have fans that generally stream much more (artists with 500 million+ streams for a song). Scotty being on a playlist like this means more potential for higher streams, people outside the genre to discover his music, etc.
  2. Just a heads up: Pandora does not count towards streaming #'s/certifications according to Billboard. Pandora acts like online radio think iheartradio which doesn't count.
  3. I'm not Kitty. I saw on Twitter Chris Owen, who works for radio tweet it. He also tweeted about Scotty's add date.
  4. Catchy song! Hoping for another #1! I want to mention this. It seems like lately when artists have great sales/streaming for their first couple weeks of release radio is faster to play the singles. This happened with Morgan Wallen & Scotty's labelmate Russell Dickerson whose single is already in the Top 15 after 29 weeks which is very fast nowadays. Russell's single was #1 on iTunes country & #2 all genre when it was released. Both were selling/streaming well in their 2nd week without airplay. Also, generally music is released on Fri. Scotty's team released mid-week. That means a lot of new releases likely will take over soon. Just saying let's buy & stream as much as possible!
  5. "Booyah" is popular in the sports world. The catchphrase was popularized by sportscaster Stuart Scott. I remember him using the catchphrase a long time ago (maybe '90s). Scotty tweeted about him when he passed away a few years ago after his battle with cancer. Stuart also moved to NC at a young age & attended UNC there. He also used to be a sportscaster on Raleigh tv stations. It seems like he was very loved by many people including athletes, celebrities, people from NC, etc.
  6. All Access lists impact date on Oct. 12th.
  7. The new Country Aircheck Fall issue doesn't give an official date, but says "You Time" will impact in early Oct. I assume that's when it should "impact" radio.
  8. Here's another problem with country radio: They rely heavily on callouts (listener feedback). Positive callouts usually means radio will play it. The problem is the listeners polled still generally like males. The current callouts show only 1 female solo song getting positive callouts. There's 1 song with a feature by a woman. All the rest are men receiving positive callouts. The type of audience (young, old, men, women listeners) don't matter. They're usually still giving male artists good consistent callouts compared to female singles. This has been normal for years. The Top 10 positive callouts are usually from male artists. Generally, the female country artists who receive consistent positive callouts for their singles are Maren, Carrie, Kelsea, & Carly Pearce. Those 4 female artists are also the female artists with the most consistent radio success (Top 20 or higher hits). I doubt it's a coincidence. For the past several years, according to yearly industry polls by Mediabase, the #1 factor in determining a radio hit is callouts. I don't like callouts, but radio seems to love using the data. Unfortunately, it seems like for a female artist to have a radio hit positive callouts will need to happen. For example, Maddie & Tae's recent #1 hit had great callouts. That hasn't been the case with their past singles.
  9. I think some of it has to do with the type of country fans like. Like bro-country? Of course, you would like male artists. The new "boyfriend country." Same thing. Neo-traditional country. Probably prefer males. A big problem is a lot of the big sub-genres in country right now are male dominated. Also, I get the feeling country fans are less open to different music than before. I don't think it's just radio that gets fans to stan them. In general, for country artists the one's that have stans seem to have a significant female fanbase & many times also significant others/wives that they lovingly sing about & feature in music videos. Luke Bryan, Blake, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, etc. all do this. It's basically fans falling for the artist & their lives.
  10. Yes, pop music fans can stan for both male & female artists. I generally don't think that's the case for country fans. Many can stan several artists, but generally I find them to be fans of the same gender. That's also a reason males dominate the genre.
  11. I'm not saying that radio isn't a major factor. I've been following country radio for years so I know that's a major issue. There are many issues going on. I was pointing out that the female artists that do have Top 10 hits like Kelsea, Maren, Carrie, Carly Pearce, etc. usually those hits have way less streams than Top 10 hits of male artists including non-A-listers. So I'm not comparing a single that gets low airplay. This shouldn't be happening. It shouldn't be happening for YT videos either of hit singles. I think a factor in why these videos gets many views are because too many people are falling for the artist & basically become fans/stans. Basically, I think some of the country audience does has something to do with it. The power of female fans for instance. Once they fall for these country guys like Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, etc. they're hooked & will buy anything they sell. It's similar to me as talent competitions when a male contestant has a voting bloc (Ex. Team Minivan) that will keep liking & voting even when there's better people.
  12. GG is still her current single. It's still the single being pushed to radio. On GMA, it was said that her "new single" is "Run," but there's no signs that is the official new single. There's no official add date, news, etc. about it being the new single. Also, I don't think that is a great choice for the next single. The label should go with one of the duets.
  13. While I'd like to put the blame mostly on radio, I do think many of the genre's main audience do prefer male artists. When I look at just Spotify streaming for country males compared to country females, there's usually a notable difference. Many A-list male artists have several songs with 100 million+ streams. The A-list female artists generally need a crossover song to reach that # of streams. Many males including non-A-listers get 100 m+ streams with just a big country hit. Maren Morris is the only female artist that consistently has 100 m+ on Spotify for country or crossover hits. Not even Carrie or Kelsea Ballerini does. There's a disconnect with the streaming audience for country females. It makes me think it's the genre's audience because with streaming they can pick what they listen to, unlike radio.
  14. I do think the big news is a new single which we expected soon. Just speculating here. His social media posts about the news includes a prayer emoji. I wonder if this is a clue. There is a song registered as one of his new co-writes on BMI named "Prayed For." Cowriters are Scotty, Ashley Gorley, & Kelley Lovelace who are big names I could see being a good choice for lead single considering their radio track record.
  15. Colbie & one of the other members just recently broke up. I could see her wanting to move on from the band & the music due to that. I don't think it has anything to do with their success. That recently happened with Carly Pearce who broke up & divorced her husband, Michael Ray. She moved on to a new album despite only 1 single released from it (#1 hit) because the album was about her being in love.
  16. Here's the info about Gabby's album/streaming sales according to tonight's Billboard Country Update. The following was a section written about her, the album, etc. CHART RICHES Gabby Barrett’s first LP, Goldmine (Warner Music Nashville/WMN), flies in at No. 4 on Top Country Albums. It starts with 20,000 units in the week ending June 25. It earned 15.98 million on-demand streams for its songs in the tracking week, the largest opening streaming week ever for a debut country album by a woman. The sum also marks the biggest opening streaming week for a debut country set in 2020 and the third-largest debut streaming frame for any such album this year (after Sam Hunt’s Southside, with 36.8 million, and Kelsea Ballerini’s Kelsea, with 16.7 million). The 13-track set includes 12 songs co-authored by the 20-year-old Barrett, who finished in third place on ABC’s American Idol in 2018. First single “I Hope,” which led Country Airplay in April, was the first career opening No. 1 by a woman since Carly Pearce’s “Every Little Thing,” which reigned in November 2017. On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-powered Hot Country Songs chart, “I Hope” holds at its No. 2 high. It leads Country Streaming Songs for a 12th week, with 13.5 million U.S. streams (up 15%). On Country Digital Song Sales, it lifts 5-3 (7,000 sold, up 7%). Goldmine’s sophomore single, “The Good Ones,” pushes 59-56 on Country Airplay (1.1 million, up 34%). Here's an ad from her label.
  17. I like Cam & her sound. Russell didn't release a new single. It's a promo song for the new album & not going to be released to radio (could be later). Think about when Scotty released those other songs such as "Home In My Mind" & others while he still had FMM officially as his single & released to radio. This is a common practice to release promo songs to help gain buzz for the album. I expect a new Gone West single to radio soon since of the survey. I think we could see a new single in late summer as previously stated. However, the album might depend how long the single takes to climb the charts. Usually labels like to release albums when the artist's single is Top 10 or 20. If that's the case, I'm not expecting the new album until probably late this year or early 2021 at the earliest.
  18. I think TT will likely for about the next month or so focus on Russell & a new single from Gone West. There was a survey asking radio to choose Gone West's new single back in May. There was a recent radio interview where Scotty said new single could be late summer. Don't know if that's still true, but TT could want to "space out" the singles to radio.
  19. Mediabase charts AC: #17 For King & Country "TOGETHER ft. Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly) (lw #19) #21 Kelly Clarkson "I Dare You" (lw #20) #22 Gabby Barrett "I Hope ft. Charlie Puth" (lw #23) Christian AC: #9 For King & Country "TOGETHER ft. Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly) (lw #13) #18 Danny Gokey "Love God Love People" (lw #21) #23 Colton Dixon "Miracles" #25 #36 Mandisa "Way Maker" (lw #34) #38 Mandisa "You Keep Hope Alive" (lw #56) Country: #1 Scotty McCreery "In Between" (lw #4) #15 Carrie Underwood "Drinking Alone" (lw #11) #25 Hardy "One Beer ft. Devin Dawson & Lauren Alaina" (lw #26) #37 Lauren Alaina "Getting Good" (lw #34) HAC: #16 Kelly Clarkson "I Dare You" (lw #16) #22 Gabby Barrett "I Hope ft. Charlie Puth" (lw #26) #25 John K "6 Months" (lw #25) #45 For King & Country "TOGETHER ft. Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly) (lw #46) Top 40: #26 Gabby Barrett "I Hope ft. Charlie Puth" (lw #31)
  20. Thanks Deb! My station has played IB at least 4 times today. It's an iHeart station. Hoping that's happening at other iheartradio stations & a great sign for tomorrow's Billboard chart.
  21. While every little bit helps, it wouldn't make a difference for Billboard Country Airplay chart #1. It only counts airplay on Billboard monitored stations (usually major stations). Streaming is counted on the Hot Country chart & the Hot 100 all-genre chart.
  22. According to a radio person on Twitter, the Billboard #1 is still too close between Scotty & Kenny. We still need to make sure our local radio stations are playing it today. Mine played it twice so far today. Let's get the Billboard #1, too! Deb, since Scotty hosted CCUSA is there a big comparative for tomorrow? Does Kenny have a big comparative, too?
  23. Congrats to Scotty & his team on the Mediabase #1! Still crossing my fingers & hoping for the Billboard #1 since charts end Monday for that chart.
  24. Agreed, but I think IB will get #1 for Mediabase. That could be why radio people are more confident. It's the chart radio uses. Billboard will be very tough considering IB is currently at #8 on that chart, Kenny & Luke both were already ahead, etc. Hoping for BB #1, but I could see a peak of #2 or even #3 on that chart. I'm still happy with the single's era. I liked this as a single. There were times I was doubting this could get to Top 10 so I'm happy its done as well as it has. Seasons Change has been a very successful album era.
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