Friday, 18 August 2017

Country Billboard Chart News August 14, 2017

Country Billboard Chart News August 14, 2017

Multi-Platinum = 2,000,000 plus units
Platinum = 1-million units
Gold = 500,000 units
Note: For ALBUM certifications the RIAA base their figures on the number of units SHIPPED together with, track sales and on demand audio/ video stream units and NOT based purely on traditional retail sales.
1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams = 10 track sales = 1 album sale.
150 on-demand streams = 1 track download

Platinum singles:
Kelsea Ballerini Dibs released July 20, 2015 certified Gold on April 6, 2016 | certified Platinum August 8, 2017 1 Million units

Gold singles:
Russell Dickerson Yours released July 23, 2015 | Gold August 8, 2017 0.5 Million units
Thomas Rhett Craving You released March 27, 2017 | Gold August 14, 2017 0.5 Million  units

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of August 26, 2017)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (1 week) BRETT ELDREDGE Brett Eldredge
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (27 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
Country Airplay ** No.1 (3 weeks) “Do I Make You Wanna” Billy Currington
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (27 non-consecutive weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of August 26, 2017)

The Billboard 200 chart measures multi-metric album consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. returned to No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200), notching its fourth total week atop the tally. Lamar’s DAMN. climbed 2-1 on the latest Billboard 200, clocking a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1, and its first since the May 20-dated tally. The set earned just under 47,000 equivalent album units (down less than 1%) in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 11,398 were in traditional album sales. The bulk of DAMN.’s figure came from SEA units -- 31,000.

At No. 2 on the Billboard 200 was Brett Eldredge’s SELF-TITLED album, which bowed in the runner-up slot with 45,000 units (36,195 in traditional album sales). It was the highest charting album yet for the country singer, surpassing the No.3 peak of his ILLINOIS album in 2015. In total, the new album marked his fourth charting effort; he also visited the list with the 2016 Christmas album GLOW (peaking at No. 29) and his debut album BRING YOU BACK (No. 11 in 2013).
Brett Eldredge is the fourth country album to debut at No. 2 in 2017, following Zac Brown Band’s Welcome Home (June 3), Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 (May 27) and Brantley Gilbert’s The Devil Don’t Sleep (Feb. 18).
So far, however, no country albums has hit No. 1 in 2017 (all those No. 2-debuting sets peaked in the runner-up slot). The last country album to be No.1 was Jason Aldean’s THEY DON’T KNOW, when it bowed at No.1 on the Oct. 1, 2016 chart. (It spent one week at No. 1.)
With 36,000 copies sold, Eldredge’s new album was also the top selling album of the week, and debuted at No.1 on the Top Album Sales chart.
Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart  issue week of August 26, 2017)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

Brett Eldredge notched his second No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated Aug. 26), as his self-titled third full-length (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville) arrived at the summit, earning 45,000 equivalent albums in its launch week, ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music. With 36,195 copies sold, Eldredge’s new set is also the top-selling album of the week across all genres and therefore debuted at No.1 on the Top Album Sales chart.
This is such an exciting accomplishment, and we’re going to celebrate it big,” Eldredge told Billboard after hearing the news. 

We always celebrate and relish these special moments, because they don’t come along every day. I’m so proud of this album. Thanks to everyone who has busted their tail to get this music out there, and thanks to the fans for buying and streaming and coming to the shows. This is for you.”

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Eldredge earns his highest arrival and rank (No. 2), besting his 2015 album Illinois, which opened and peaked at No.3.
Illinois was Eldredge’s first Top Country Albums No.1, launching atop the chart dated Oct. 3, 2015, with 44,000 in first-week sales.

GLOW (Atlantic Nashville) his 2016 holiday set released October 28, 2016 debuted at #29 Billboard 200 (#2 Country) selling 14,080 copies. As of Jan 3, 2017 it had sold 94,800 copies and was the second best Top Selling Country Christmas Album last year.
ILLINOIS (Atlantic Records Nashville) released on September 11, 2015 debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 (#1 Country) selling 43,670 copies. Its lead single, "Lose My Mind", was released to country radio on May 4, 2015.
BRING YOU BACK (Atlantic Nashville) released on August 6, 2013 debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200 (#2 Country) selling copies 21,000 copies. The album included singles "Raymond", "Don't Ya", "Beat of the Music" and "Mean to Me". "Don't Ya", "Beat of the Music" and the Country Airplay No.1 "Mean to Me".

Promoting the album Atlantic/WMN's Eldredge appeared on NBC-TV's "TODAY" (Aug 7) for its CITI CONCERT SERIES. To start, show host HODA KOTB led Eldredge into the sea of fans to snap a few selfies before his performances. Watch the moment here. ELDREDGE then took the stage to perform "Somethin' I'm Good At" and "The Long Way" from his newly-released self-titled album. Eldredge is definitely here to stay, according to the streets of Nashville. Along with the launch of his self-titled album, Eldredge also celebrated mosaic installations promoting the project. Eldredge teamed up with artist Jim Bachor to fill in potholes across the city with his logo, lyrics from his new song, "No Stopping You," and a mural of his pup, Edgar.
“I’ve got my name, my dog, and my lyrics all over Nashville, and it’s there to stay,” said Eldredge. “It’s crazy. I used to wander those streets as a kid dreaming about making music, and now it has really come true."

Critical reception for Brett Eldredge’s self-titled Brett Eldredge:
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:50 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -

Allmusic: (Rating: 4 STARS) ….One of the appealing things about Brett Eldredge -- maybe his chief attribute, really -- is his easy touch. Eldredge never pushes a lyric or melody, a signature that nicely melds with the cool soul undercurrents that run throughout his music.... If anything, Brett Eldredge showcases the singer's softer side more than its predecessors...His love songs may not be quite as incisive, but they're well-crafted, from their melodies to their sumptuous productions, which borrow as much from soft rock as they do from modern R&B or country. Such fusions sound as appealing on the sunny pop tunes as they do on the ballads, and that is why Brett Eldredge succeeds: It's a smooth, easygoing good time.

Roughstock (Rating: Positive) The rising star delivers 12 new tracks which showcase growth in every phase while remaining true to the artist fans have come to love.....For all of his crooner tendencies, Brett still knows his way around some crowd-pleasing, radio-ready fare
like “Love Someone,” “Heartbreaker” and “Superhero.” the first pair are conventional in that they feel like they could’ve been hits in any era from 1980 to now while “Superhero” is defiantly different....These songs perfectly sum up Brett Eldredge as both an album and an artist. They show off uplifting, spirited personality juxtaposed with emotive balladeer. As his career evolves, Brett Eldredge has figured out what makes his music get even better and better: Personal vulnerability mixed with passionate performances.

Sounds Like Nashville (Rating: Very Positive) ....The burgeoning superstar flexes his songwriting muscles, co-writing all 12 of the album’s tracks....One of the most unique songs on the album comes in the form of “Brother.” While the CMA New Artist of the Year winner typically pours his heart out to a female love interest, “Brother” finds him calling out to a longtime friend, reminiscing about special childhood memories...Charming, emotional and diverse are descriptions that suit Brett Eldredge, but predictable certainly isn’t with its eclectic mix of sounds, proving that Eldredge has grown as an artist. Like any strong project, Eldredge can create an upbeat, crowd-participation song, but knows how to pull at the heartstrings at the same time. Fans already in love with the singer are bound to feel the same about the album and those new to his work will no doubt be converted with just one listen.

Your Life In A Song Katie Hutchinson (Rating: Very Positive) The vulnerable masterpiece, is not overproduced or cluttered. It is as it should be; honest, simple and raw… Between the somber tones, hard-hitting lyrics and shadows of hope, Brett is admitting he is ready to be more settled and let love back in....I could go on forever and pick every single track apart to give you my opinion… but I honestly think, that this is one of those albums that needs to be experienced for oneself.
There is not a single song on this body of work, that I don’t LOVE… Brett and his team have officially outdone themselves. Now, if you’ll excuse me…. I’m going to go and put this 12-track masterpiece on repeat…LOUDLY!

Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) fell slipped 1-2 (38-36 Billboard 200) selling 6,553 copies (up 2%, 119-week total 2,036,500).
Stapleton’s follow-up, From a Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) fell 2-5 (40-45 BB200) selling 8,324 copies (down 10%; 14-week total 482,600).

Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) held at #3 (#42-40 BB200) selling 4,555 copies (down 3%; 10-week total 84,587).

TRIBUTE Glen Campbell, who died Aug. 8 after a long, well-chronicled battle with Alzheimer’s disease, re-entered Top Country Albums at No.4 with 20 GREATEST HITS (Capitol Nashville), up 2,009% to 11,000 units (5,177 pure sales). The package spent a prior week on the April 8, 2000, chart at No.71 and, more than 17 years later, becomes Campbell’s 21st top 10 on the list.
His farewell studio set, ADIOS, became his 20th when it debuted at No.7 on the July 1 chart; it re-entered at No.20 on the Aug. 26 ranking (6,000, up 315%; 5,137 pure sales).
Glen Campbell’s sublime version of Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman” was his top-selling track in the week that he died. It sold 11K copies. The single rose to No. 3 on the Hot 100 and was a 1968 Grammy nominee for Record of the Year. The rest of Campbell’s top five tracks in the week of his death: “Rhinestone Cowboy” (10K), “Gentle on My Mind” (8K), “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (5K) and “Galveston” (5K).

Glen Campbell Music Sales Soar Following His Passing
Digital activity led the way, with a more than 4,000 percent increase in digital album sales, led by "20 Greatest Hits," "Adios," "Greatest Hits," "Icon," and "All The Best."
On Country Catalog Albums 20 GREATEST HITS re-entered at #1, Greatest Hits (Capitol Nashville) re-entered at #2 and Icon: Glen Campbell re-entered at #9.
Campbell moved 28,000 albums during this time, an increase of 833% from the prior week. Digital track sales increased 2,000%.
CAMPBELL's passing also triggered 8.8 million streams, which included 4.3 million audio and 4.5 million video streams. And, there were solid airplay increases, too, as radio and special programming honoured the Country Music Hall Of Famer; CAMPBELL's tunes saw a 450% increase in airplay spins, which NIELSEN said led to a more than 1,000% increase in projected airplay audience. Interest in CAMPBELL was also widespread on social media, with substantial gains in FACEBOOK likes and comments; nearly 5,000 new TWITTER followers; and more than one million views of his WIKIPEDIA page.

Dylan Scott with Dylan Scott (Deluxe)(Curb) moved 44-7 (#56 Re-entry BB200) selling 5,098 copies (16-week total 41,600) with this expanded version.
Keith Urban with RIPCORD (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville) fell 6-8 (#53-57 BB200) selling 3,626 copies (down 0.8%; 66-week total 639,300).

Brett Young with self-titled debut (BMLG) fell 7-9 (#57-59 BB200) selling 3,399 copies (down 1%; 26-week total 117,900).
Florida Georgia Line with DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG) fell 8-10 (#60 non-mover BB200) selling 1,707 copies (up 14%; 50-week total 414,500).

Outside the Top 10
Jon Pardi with California Sunrise fell 9-11 (63-66 BB200) selling 1,979 copies (up 8%; 60-week total 171,500).

Kane Brown with self-titled KANE BROWN (Zone 4/RCA Nashville) climbed 11-10 (#78- BB200) selling 2,586 copies (36-week total 178,700).
Lady Antebellum with HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville), fell 11-15 (85-112 Billboard 200) selling 4,224 copies (down 21%; 9-week total 113,384).

The 26-year-old country and Americana artist Tyler Childers with his 10-track debut set PURGATORY (Hickman Holler | Thirty Tigers) made a debut at No.17 (#120 BB200) selling 5,529 copies. It also made a bow on Americana/Folk Albums at No. 4, earning 6,000 equivalent album units in its first week. It the 5th best selling country release this frame.
Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that’s simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold.

The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers’ growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There’s catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky.

Critical reception for Tyler Childers’ Purgatory:
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Saving Country Music (Rating: 1.3/4 Guns Up (8/10)…You do get a sense similar to the Brent Cobb album from last year that despite being consistent throughout and delivering some really excellent songs, this isn’t one of those records sticks to your bones eternally. It lacks a cohesive expression, and originality in musical approach. But it does put Tyler Childers in the place he belongs right here right now, which is alongside a stellar group of new, if not young artist who are giving hope to the future of country music and happiness to our ears in the here and now.

Wide Open Country (Rating: Positive)…Tyler Childers wears his eastern Kentucky roots with pride on his debut album Purgatory (out Aug. 4). The Lawrence County native pays tribute to his homeland, taking cues from the washed-in-the-blood ballads that have emanated from Appalachian hollers for centuries.....But while Childers’ music is rooted in tradition, his lyrics speak to the experience of the modern American, particularly those in the rural areas similar to where Childers was raised. With Purgatory, Childers joins the ranks of Sturgill Simpson, Angaleena Presley and Kelsey Waldon as a Kentucky export doing the Bluegrass State proud. The rest of the country music- loving nation should be lining up to give thanks.

Various Artists with Now That's What I Call Country Volume 10 (Universal Music Group) fell 14-18 (#119-122 Billboard 200) selling 6,028 copies (down 0.5%; 9-week total 82,316).

Miranda Lambert with THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS (Vanner/ RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) fell 16-19 (134-132 BB200) selling 2,202 copies (down 7%; 38-week total 378,800).

Outside the Top 25
In his third frame Lucas Hoge with DIRTY SOUTH (Rebel Engine) fell 5-27 selling another 4,819 copies (down 51%; 3-week total 21,833). It was the weeks best-selling country album.

In his second week Joe Nichols with his 12-track NEVER GETS OLD (Red Bow Records) fell of the top 50 selling 1,820 copies (down 62%, 2-week total 6,647)

On the Country Album Sales list (pure sales; old methodology)

Summer Brooke And The Mountain Faith Band with Small Town Life: Special Acoustic Version (Mountain Fever) debuted at #44 on country sales selling 700 copies.

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of August 26, 2017)
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Sam Hunt with “Body Like a Back Road” led Hot Country Songs for a record-extending 27th week. It also topped Country Digital Song Sales for a record stretching 27th week (37,000 downloads sold, down 8%) and Country Streaming Songs for a (second-best) 27th frame (15.6 million U.S. streams, down 3%).

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (27 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
** Airplay Gainer” No.15 “Unforgettable” Thomas Rhett
** Digital Gainer ** No.23 “Somethin' I'm Good At” Brett Eldredge
** Streaming Gainer ** No.34 “Like I Loved You” Brett Young

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of August 26, 2017)

After setting the record last week for largest audience lead for a No.1, Billy Currington with “Do I Make You Wanna” (Mercury) led Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for a third straight week, declining 11% to 42.1 million audience impressions in its 38th week on the tally.
In Currington’s second week at No.1 on the Country Airplay chart dated Aug. 19, the audience haul for “Wanna” for the week was the second-largest of 2017 (behind Luke Combs’ “Hurricane” at No.1 on the May 27 chart with 47.6 million). Further, the 9.49 million audience lead of “Wanna” over the No.2 song the list (Cole Swindell’s “Flatliner,” 37.9 million) was the largest since the chart began using audience measurement in January 2005.
Currington, who has banked 11 Country Airplay No.1s, earned his second three-week leader, following “Good Directions,” which tripled up at No.1 starting on the chart dated May 26, 2007. “Wanna” is the first three-week chart-topper by any artist since Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA), which began its reign on May 6. No song has led Country Airplay longer since Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” dominated the first six weeks of 2016.

Jon Pardi with “Heartache on the Dance Floor” (Capitol Nashville) reached the top 10 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, rising 12-9 on both surveys and increasing 13% to 28.1 million in audience on the latter list. “Heartache” is his third top 10 on Country Airplay. Pardi’s previous two singles, “Dirt on My Boots” and “Head Over Boots,” topped Country Airplay.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (3 weeks) *** "Do I Make You Wanna” Billy Currington 42.142 million audience (-5.325 million) / 7,292 radio plays (-876)
** Most Increased Audience/ Most Added ** No. 23 “Unforgettable” Thomas Rhett
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.58 “I Should Go To Church Sometime” Tyler Farr
Debut No.59 “Sway” Danielle Bradbery
Debut No.60 “For The First Time” Darius Rucker

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of August 26, 2017)

Sam Hunt with Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) held at No.1 (#6-8 Digital Songs; 37,000 sales; down 8%; 28-week total 1,508,000) leading the chart for a 27th non-consecutive week.
It was seven places behind Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber with "Despacito" which extended its record rule on the Digital Song Sales chart to 15 weeks at No.1, with 82,000 downloads sold (down 3%) in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music.

Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina with “What If’s” climbed 3-2 (#27-21 Digital Songs; 19,000 sales; 13-week total 236,000).
Dustin Lynch with “Small Town Boy rose 4-3 (#30-29 Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; 24-week total 293,000).
Midland with “Drinkin’ Problem” rose 8-4 (#41-38 Digital Songs; 12,000 sales; 17-week total 256,000).

Thomas Rhett with “Unforgettable” (Valory) fell 2-5 (#10-39 Digital Songs; 12,000 sales; 2-week total 42,000).
Brett Young with “In Case You Didn’t Know” held at #6 (#38-40 Digital Songs; 12,000 sales; 45-week total 849,000)
Jon Pardi with “Heartache On The Dance Floor” (Capitol Nashville) rose 9-7 (#44-41 Digital Songs; 12,000 sales; 8-week total 127,000).
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris with “Craving You” fell 5-9 (#34-46 Digital Songs; 11,000 sales; 19-week total 328,000).

Following his death Glen Campbell with his signature tune “Wichita Lineman” was new at #10 (#47 Digital Songs; 11,000 sales)    with a historical total of 352,000. The late country great also charted at #12 with “Rhinestone Cowboy” 10,000 sales (Total 364,000) and at #20 with “Gentle On My Mind” (8,000 sales; total 248,000)

Outside the Top 10
Keith Urban with “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville), fell 7-11 (#39-49 Digital Songs; 10,000 sales; 32-week total 747,000).

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

14 Aug 2017
Cole Swindell Is #1 With 'Flatliner'
Chart Chat Congrats to Cole Swindell, Kristen Williams, Chris Palmer, Katie Bright and the WMN promotion team on securing this week’s No.1 with “Flatliner.” The song is Swindell’s seventh-consecutive No.1 single. Songwriters are Jaron Boyer, Matt Bronleewe and Swindell. This marks Swindell's seventh consecutive career chart-topper.

"‘Flatliner” (Warner Bros./WMN) logged 8,306 radio spins (+604) and 52.148 million audience impressions (+3.07 million) with 24189 Total Points from 156 tracking stations for the tracking week August 6 August to August 12, 2017 and published chart August 14th 2017

BMLG Records Staffers celebrate Florida Georgia Line's "Smooth"
Most Added on Mediabase

Florida Georgia Line Is Most-Added With 'Smooth'
Kudos to Matthew Hargis and BMLG Records team on securing 47 adds for Florida Georgia Line’s “Smooth”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label)                                                                        TW       Total Historic Adds
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE/Smooth (BMLGR)                                47        72
CHASE RICE/Three Chords & The Truth (Broken Bow)                42        44
ZAC BROWN BAND/Roots (SouthernGrnd/Elektra/WAR)             42         52
THOMAS RHETT/Unforgettable (Valory)                                        26        145
BRANTLEY GILBERT/The Ones That Like Me (Valory)                19        100
LITTLE BIG TOWN/When Someone Stops Loving You (Capitol)  16         74
WALKER HAYES/You Broke Up With Me (Monument/Arista)       10         75
CHRIS STAPLETON/Broken Halos (Mercury)                               9          84
BRETT ELDREDGE/The Long Way (Atlantic/WMN)                     8          12
BRETT YOUNG/Like I Loved You (BMLGR)                                 7           106
CHRIS YOUNG/Losing Sleep (RCA)                                             7           120
AARON WATSON/Outta Style (Big)                                             6           109
CHRIS JANSON/Fix A Drink (Warner Bros./WAR)                       6           157
DARIUS RUCKER/For The First Time (Capitol)                            6           46
DIERKS BENTLEY/What The Hell Did I Say (Capitol)                  6           70
KELSEA BALLERINI/Legends (Black River)                                 6           95
LAUREN ALAINA/Doin' Fine (19/Interscope/Mercury)                  5           84
LEE BRICE/Boy (Curb)                                                                  5           86
RUSSELL DICKERSON/Yours (Triple Tigers/Sony)                     5           134
FIONA CULLEY/Act Like A Lady (Marro/In2une)                           1           6

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 563 - Aug 14, 2017 [PDF File] Magazine View
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #8
Event Venue City/State: Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Nelly, Chris Lane Wrigley Field Chicago, Ill.
Dates: Aug. 12, 2017 Gross Sales: $3,387,468 Attend: 42,387/ 42,387
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $120, $34.75
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #10
Event Venue City/State: George Strait T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nev.
Dates: April 7-8, 2017 Gross Sales: $2,913,383 Attend: 32,893/ 33,616
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/0 (723 unsold tickets) Prices: $200, $75
Promoters: Messina Touring Group/AEG Presents

Rank Artist: #44
Event Venue City/State: Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Chris Janson Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, Calif.
Dates: Aug. 11, 2017 Gross Sales: $777,433 Attend: 21,284/ 21,284
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $65.50, $26
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #88
Event Venue City/State: Lyle Lovett Chicago Theatre Chicago, Ill.
Dates: July 29, 2017 Gross Sales: $139,954 Attend: 2,024/ 2,500
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (476 unsold tickets) ** Prices: $76, $61.50, $46
Promoters: Jam Productions
Latest Billboard Boxscore Chart

Thursday, 17 August 2017

More acts announced - Country Music Week in London presale tickets available


Broken Bow Records presents Randy Houser, Lindsay Ell & Walker McGuire

Eric Paslay with Temecula Road and Jillian Jacqueline

Sonia Leigh with Megan O’Neill and Sam Wickens

Daytime Hub Saturday & Daytime Hub Sunday at The Borderline
Plus more support acts added!
The organisers of the hugely successful Country to Country (C2C) music festival have announced more artists and events appearing during Country Music Week, the exciting, brand new week-long series of shows taking place from Mon 2 to Sun Oct 8, 2017 in London venues! Check out  for all the details! 
 ** NOTE Shows are STANDING **
PRESALE tickets available now! Aug 17, 2017 at 9AM -
GENERAL SALE Starts Fri August 18, 2017 -

Country Music Week New: CMW/AEG Presale

Get presale tickets for these Country Music Week shows:
by Randy Houser, Lindsay Ell and Walker McGuire, Eri Paslay, Sonia Leigh, Jillian Jacqueline, Temecula Road, Levi Hummon, The Adelaides (UK), Logan Brill, Walker McGuire, Jake Morrell (UK) and more!

Broken Bow Records Presents: Randy Houser, Lindsay Ell and Walker McGuire
Mon, 2 October 2017 - 19:00 Bush Hall, London (310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 7LJ) £15 Standing

Eric Paslay Country Music Week with Temecula Road & Jillian Jacqueline
Thurs, 5 October 2017 - The Borderline, London (Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1D 4JB) £12:50 Standing

Sonia Leigh Country Music Week Megan O'Neill (IRE) & Sam Wickens (NI)
Fri, 6 October 2017 - The Borderline, London (Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1D 4JB) £10 Standing

CMW Daytime Hub - Saturday Country Music Week Jillian Jacqueline, Temecula Road, Levi Hummon, The Adelaides (UK) * and more
Sat, 7 October 2017 -   Midday - 5pm The Borderline, London (Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1D 4JB) £12:50 Standing

CMW Daytime Hub - Sunday Country Music Week Logan Brill, Walker McGuire, Jake Morrell (UK)
Sun, 8 October 2017 - Midday - 5pm The Borderline, London (Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1D 4JB) £12:50 Standing

** UPDATE ** The Wandering Hearts will be opening for Marty Stuart at Cadogan Hall on Weds 4th October 2017!

* Who are The Adelaides?

They are a gorgeous UK Country-Pop all female trio (formerly known as DAHLIA) based in the Midlands/ London
They now comprise Paris Georgia, Abi Phillips and new member Singer/Songwriter Alicia Antonietta Albanese (Twitter)
The Adelaides name derives from the musical Calamity Jane, there was a character named >> Adelaid Adams who was a popular showgirl.

They have more announcements very soon along with the release of official photos!
Meet them at the CMW Daytime Hub on Sat, 7 October 2017 -   Midday - 5pm at The Borderline, London | Follow them on Twitter | Instagram

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Country Music Week kicks off with a very special headline show from Randy Houser, performing in the UK for the first time. With an inimitable voice the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year–nominated “Like A Cowboy.” Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with “We Went” from his latest album, Fired Up, and has been tapped to perform at several major country music festivals in 2017. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter/Instagram @RandyHouser.

Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch”, Lindsay Ell is an accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The young Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell’s highly anticipated debut EP, Worth The Wait (produced by Kristian Bush of Sugarland), debuted at No. 8 on the Nielsen Soundscan Country Albums Chart.

Released on Aug 11, 2017) Lindsay dropped her eagerly-awaited 12 track debut album THE PROJECT (Stoney Creek Records; Amazon UK - UK iTunes - )
UK Country iTunes Album Debut #7 (#99 overall UK Albums chart) then #8 (#125) | #1 US Country iTunes Debut
The Project, was produced by celebrated Grammy-winner Kristian Bush (of Sugarland). The album features current single “Waiting On You” which Rolling Stone Country applauds “is a showcase not only for the Canadian’s gifts as a singer but also as a guitarist.” Ell wrote nine of the 12 tracks. Other songs include “Champagne,” “Criminal” and “Always Kiss The Girl.”

Making their first appearance in the UK for CMW, Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire take an opposites-attract approach to their music, fusing electrifying “brotherly” harmonies with a fresh new take on modern country. They met just days after moving to Nashville – Jordan, the “super country” guy, raised in Texas with a love for classics like Keith Whitley and Dan Seals; – Johnny, the quintessential “rootsy” guy, a Kansas City native schooled by left-of-centre icons like Tom Petty and John Prine.  It was a yin-and-yang musical connection that fitted together like puzzle pieces and the duo Walker McGuire was born.

A breakout country artist signed to EMI Nashville, delivers a powerful musical punch and is a renowned, Platinum-selling hit songwriter and a dynamic performer who has enjoyed five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night”, the big hit from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.  The Temple, Texas native earned nominations for GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Awards.  

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Following up their fantastic UK debut at C2C this year – this rising country music trio, comprises sisters Emma (vocals/mandolin) and Maddie (vocals) Salute together with guitarist and long-time friend Dawson Anderson (vocals/guitar). They have already amassed a sizeable and loyal fan base thanks to their immaculate harmonies and infectious, youthful energy.  With talent far beyond their teenage years, Temecula Road has an impressive online following with their series of song covers.  A recent mashup video of the trio singing portions of 2016’s top 20 country songs in a mere 3 minutes garnered them over 7 million views online and 84,000 shares on Facebook.
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With words and music to live by, the twenty-something singer/songwriter is well sculpted. Real, true and humble, yet admirably confident, the traits resonate in her music. With pop melody sensibility, Jillian takes artistic liberty with her lyrics, but they’re as flat-out and straightforward “honest” as they come. Her new recording project, Honestly, places Jillian’s life under a magnifying glass to reveal unbound, themes of regret, nostalgia, heartache and frolic.  Featuring song titles like “Hate Me,” “Reasons”, “God Bless This Mess”” the emotionally-weighted album spotlights “less is more” tracks that clearly demonstrate a comfortable intimacy to unveil Jillian Jacqueline’s identity—undisguised.

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Nashville to Los Angeles, Atlanta to the UK and back – there is no boundary to Sonia Leigh’s musical reach. From her country upbringing to her rebellious city lifestyle, changes have always been a catalyst for her creativity. She has had past success writing songs for Zac Brown Band, touring across the world with Eric Church, but as an independent artist, she finds comfort in the idea of creating her own opportunity and refining her craft.

An Americana artist hailing from Co. Kildare, Megan O’Neill lived for a period in Nashville before moving to London.  Her song ‘Don’t You’ has featured on the TV Show “Nashville” earlier this year. She released her debut EP Stories to Tell which was recorded at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios with the legendary Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Roxy Music, Mark Knopfler) producing.

A powerful singer and songwriter, gifted with the talent to arouse the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics, Sam, a native of Bangor County Down, recently returned from Nashville, where he performed at the Bluebird Café. Compared to Jeff Buckley, John Martyn, Bon Iver and Paolo Nutini, he is a perceptive writer and performer and a mesmerizing live performer.

Performing in the UK for the first time – Levi Hummon came on our radar after he released his first self-titled EP in 2016 with the Big Machine Label Group, co-writing four of the EP’s five songs, including “Guts and Glory”.  He has collaborated with rock legend Steven Tyler, co-writing his international No. 1 song, “Red, White and You.”  Levi released his current single, “Don’t Waste The Night,” via Iconic Records and has been featured on Rolling Stone Country’s Artists You Need to Know.

A young band, in every sense, The Adelaides hark back to the old time country traditions of talent, truth and integrity. A truly exciting live act, the three girls’ blend of self-penned originals, leavened with a couple of well-chosen covers.  Abi Phillips won her “Hollyoaks” TV role by writing a song called ‘Missing You’ which was broadcast during one of her storylines. Paris Georgia and Alicia Albanese are also both experienced performers and writers who bring the band both passion and incredible vocal talent; and this combination is a magical blend.

Returning to the UK after impressing audiences at C2C earlier this year, Logan continues to define herself as one of the most important young artists in Nashville today. With a stunning voice that goes toe to toe with country music’s finest, the young Knoxville native opts for grit and authenticity over pristine pop in her song choices, drawing comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, and Mary Chapin Carpenter from US press.  Logan has appeared on sold-out bills with iconic artists like Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, & Leon Russell as well as contemporary mega-stars like Gary Allan, Lee Brice, & The Band Perry.

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