Wait, where have I seen this before? Billboard launches new Twitter chart

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Is there no originality anymore? 

Last Saturday I had written a story about how CMChatLive.com had this nifty music chart they were doing that kept track of what music people were talking about on Twitter and then put the most-tweeted-about music in chart form and rated it from 1-10. It was interesting because the music people were talking about and tweeting about was very different than what was showing up on the regular music charts. 

CM Chat's description of their chart was pretty straightforward: 

This Country Music Chart is based and sourced entirely from Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement that detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists.  It can change even while I am putting this post up because it’s based on artist’s most tweeted about new song.  I keep my eye on the data all week long to see if there are any changes day to day.

Very cool. Jessica over at CM Chat had started playing around with the chart back in December

So guess what Billboard just announced today. 

Go ahead and take a wild guess. 

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Kip Moore’s sophomore album gets a name and a release date

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Update: Kip's people emailed me and said the info Amazon has listed may change in the future and may not be completely accurate so you can take the below info or leave it, it's up to you. Just an FYI.

Kip Moore recently told Billboard that he hoped for a spring release for the follow up to his 2012 album 'Up All Night', and it looks like he's gotten his wish. 

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Everyone is noticing the lack of female solo power in country music…even Carrie Underwood

  Carrie Underwood will go down in history as one of the legends in country music. She's accomplished many chart topping successes, sold out tours, awards, and endorsement deals. But…

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Jason Aldean teases fans with clues to big announcement

Jason Aldean

Is there a new album on the way for Jason Aldean? A new tour? A new single? New marriage? 

Boy, wouldn't that last one be a surprise? 

Jason Aldean has posted two clues to Facebook and says that a "Big announcement coming 1/9/2014! Follow the clues to see if you can guess what it is…" 

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