Chart Roundup – Week of March 30th, 2013

Country pop is sneaking up on the charts this week as Blake Shelton reigns with ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’, at #1 on Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay and…

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Chart Roundup – Week of March 16th, 2013

This week Hot Country Songs has remained pretty static at the top, with Blake Shelton’s ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’ holding onto the top spot, both there and on…

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Casey James and Florida Georgia Line to join Taylor Swift on tour

Red tour
Big, big news for Georgia Florida Line and Casey James! They're going on tour with Taylor Swift this year. 

Country Aircheck is reporting that Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia LineCasey James, Austin Mahone, as well as the already announced Ed Sheeran will be joining her for various dates during her The Red Tour, which begins March 13 in Omaha.

The tour will include 58 shows in 45 cities with nine being stadium dates. Crouse will join Taylor for 11 shows, Casey and Brett will be there for 14 shows, Florida Georgia Line will be there for 7, and Austin Mahone will be there for the stadium dates. 

Dates and openers after the jump:

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Chart Roundup – Week of February 23rd, 2013

Wanted

After the chaos of Grammy weekend, it appears my predicted shake-up of the country charts has occurred.
Following a successful mini-performance on the Grammys and 3 nominations, Hunter Hayes’ super-hit of last year, ‘Wanted’
has hit #1 again on Hot Country Songs in its 51st week, his
self-titled album leaping up to #5 on Top Country Albums. His latest single, ‘Somebody’s
Heartbreak’ meanwhile, is trailing back at #11 on Hot Country Songs and #16 on
Country Digital Songs, but at least is up to #10 on Country Airplay.

Last week’s #1, The
Band Perry’s ‘Better Dig Two’ drops to #2 for their 15th successive
week on Hot Country Songs, whilst it tops Country Airplay but is down to #6 on
Country Digital Songs. But Hunter Hayes isn’t the only one to have two tracks
on the charts this week. Tim McGraw’s ‘One Of Those Nights’ leaps to #3 on Hot
Country Songs, #3 on Country Airplay and #3 on Country Digital Songs. In
addition to that an album track of his, ‘Highway Don’t Care’ (featuring Taylor
Swift and Keith Urban), that has been a huge hit with fans, debuts at #1 on
Country Digital Songs. It also made #13 on Hot Country Songs because of its
digital popularity, despite the impressive fact that it’s not even been
released as a single (although I think it probably will after this). Tim’s
accompanying album ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’ goes straight in at #1 on Top Country
Albums, making for a pretty awesome comeback
from the 45-year-old superstar.

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Florida Georgia Line named ACM’s new vocal duo or group of the year (from the mailbag)

Florida Georgia Line
The good times keep coming for Florida Georgia Line – and just this morning – the rising country duo has been awarded the Academy of Country Music's 2013 New Vocal Duo or Group honor, marking their first ACM win. FGL also scored nominations in the New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl's and Vocal Duo of the Year categories. The award show will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 on CBS at 8:00 PM ET / PT.

"We used to tell each other how fun it would be one day to actually attend an award show," shares Brian Kelley. "This last year has been a whirlwind and we've had the opportunity to go to a few. With that said, we never dreamed we would win an award or receive multiple nominations. This is an unbelievable honor!"

Tyler Hubbard adds, "thank you to our fans for letting us play for you out on the road and giving back in such a cool way. This award and these nominations couldn't have happened without you!"

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Chart Roundup: Week of February 9th, 2013

Gary allan

Gary Allan’s had a
great week
with his hugely successful single ‘Every Storm (Runs Out Of
Rain)’ jumping up to #1 from #2 on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay
charts, with it shooting from #4 to #1 on Country Digital Songs. Overall this
song has been on the chart a respectable 22 weeks with seemingly many more to
come. If that isn’t enough, his newly released album ‘Set You Free’ that the
aforementioned hit is from has debuted at #1 on Top Country Albums, making for
a clean sweep from the 45-year-old California native.

‘Better Dig Two’ from
The Band Perry is continuing to do well
, up to #3 on Country Airplay and #2
on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs. While there is still two months
to wait until their as-yet-untitled sophomore album is released on April 2nd,
we can be sure with the success of the lead-off single that it will dominate
the charts in a similar way. Randy
Houser’s also enjoying a successful time
with the release of his album ‘How
Country Feels’, going straight in at #3 on Top Country Albums, the title track moving
up to #6 on Hot Country Songs and #4 on Country Airplay (on the chart for 40
weeks!), shooting, surprisingly, from #15 to #6 this week on Country Digital
Songs.

Other key figures on
the chart this week
include Hunter Hayes, whose mega-hit ‘Wanted’ is still
sitting pretty at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #4 on Country Digital Songs, his
self-titled album dropping to #8 on Top Country Albums. Florida Georgia Line
also aren’t looking too shabby, ‘Cruise’ remaining at #4 on Hot Country Songs
but dropping to #5 on Country Digital Songs. Their album, ‘Here’s To The Good
Times’ drops from #2 to #4 on Top Country Albums. As for climbers, ‘The Only
Way I Know’, the country/rap release from Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Luke
Bryan, is making its way up all charts, the album it’s taken from, Jason’s ‘Night
Train’, remaining at #5 on Top Country Albums for its 15th week on
the chart.

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Florida Georgia Line Cruised to Fox & Friends last Thursday (from the mailbag)

Last Thursday (12/13), hot country duo Florida Georgia Line stopped by FOX & Friends in New York to play their Platinum-certified debut single, "Cruise," which has spent three consecutive weeks…

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