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Lady Antebellum Lands Eighth #1 with “Compass”

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While most compasses point north, Lady Antebellum’s has pointed them straight to #1! The trio’s current single “Compass” has taken over the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, making it their eighth #1 single.

“When we got the news that ‘Compass’ was number one, we were ironically enough, on a 500 mile detour on the bus in Canada trying to avoid an avalanche,” explains vocalist Hillary Scott. “The timing was actually really funny and fortunately we’re going to make it in plenty of time to see all our fans in Vancouver tonight.”

Scott continued by recognizing the work that others put into making the single such a success. “We’re so thankful for all our friends in radio, our record label but especially to all the fans that are on their feet each night when we start the show with this song. The energy is infectious, and it sets the night off on an unbelievable course!”

In addition to celebrating their latest #1 hit, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood will be honored at the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 2 in Washington DC. The trio will receive the Recording Artists Coalition Award in recognition of their achievements in country music and their philanthropic efforts.

Photo: Official Compass single artwork

Cassadee Pope Scores Her First Top 10 Hit

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Vocalist Cassadee Pope has already experienced a multitude of successes in her young country music career. Add another tally mark to the list, as Cassadee’s first country single, “Wasting All These Tears” (off her debut solo project, Frame By Frame) has broken into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts, after spending thirty-three weeks on the charts. Cassadee’s single, “Wasting All These Tears,” is currently approaching RIAA platinum certification, as it has far exceeded the five hundred thousand copies distributed mark.

Congratulations to Cassadee on another accomplishment in country music! We anticipate reporting on the official platinum certification of her album in the very near future!

Florida Georgia Line Tops the Year-End Charts

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According to Billboard, Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, not only topped several year-end recaps but also brought their record label, Republic Nashville, to new heights. At the close of the year, Florida Georgia Line landed in the Number 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs recap with “Cruise” and placed two more tracks in the Top 20 with “Get Your Shine On” at Number 7 and “Round Here” at Number 16. Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift round out the top five on the Hot Country Songs 2013 Recap.

Florida Georgia Line, which signed with Republic Nashville in mid-2012, also clinched the top spots on the Country Airplay Artists and Country Streaming Songs Artists recaps. Coming in behind the duo on the latter tally are, once again, the combination of Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.

“Cruise” also ended the year in the Number 1 spot on the Country Digital Songs recap while “Get Your Shine On” places at Number 9. Darius Rucker’s remake of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” finishes at Number 2, followed by Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” (featuring Pistol Annies), Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” (with Taylor Swift) and Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party.”

Jake Owen’s “Days of Gold” Album Available Now

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One of my favorite artists is back with new music!

That’s right, I’m talking about Jake Owen. The country star has released his highly anticipated 4th album, Days of Gold.

Days of Gold is the follow-up to Owen’s gold-certified Barefoot Blue Jean Night. Barefoot achieved great success scoring four consecutive number one singles with “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Alone,” “The One That Got Away,” and “Anywhere With You.”

His current release, “Days of Gold,” is the lead single and title track for the new album. It is #22 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and climbing! I know I cannot turn on my local country station without hearing it, and I think it’s on the same track for success as its predecessors.

In an interview with Billboard, Owen had this to share about the album:

“I think it’s different. I don’t know if it’s so out there that people would get offended by it. But, we did take a chance. It’s a risk reward thing. I think that as an artist, sometimes for you to grow, you have to take those risks rather than put out the same song each time. You look back on careers of people who had songs that were just a little bit different, and that’s what we did.”

Days of Gold is available everywhere now so grab your copy asap! FYI – there is an exclusive edition of the album, featuring four bonus tracks, that is available only at Target. Makes for a great Christmas gift!

Jason Aldean Scores 12th No. 1 Single With “Night Train”

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Jason Aldean topped the Billboard Chart in both the U.S. and Canada this week with his single, “Night Train.” Written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney, the song is the title track from Aldean’s platinum fifth album and marks his twelfth number one single! Congratulations, Jason!

“When I first heard this song we were already done looking for material for this last record, but I just loved it and thought it was worth making room for,” said Aldean. “It seems so crazy to say that this is my 12th #1 – I promise you each one is just as sweet as the first one.”

The CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee also recently announced that he will release a live concert film, Night Train To Georgia, on October 15th. The show was recorded in April at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium with a sold out crowd of over 66,000 people.

For more Jason info, visit www.JasonAldean.com.

Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise’ Breaks Billboard Record

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The guys of Florida Georgia Line are unstoppable, breaking another chart record this week. Billboard reports that the duo have officially scored 22 weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart with “Cruise.” The song overtakes Eddy Arnold’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms),” Hank Snow’s “I’m Moving On,” and Webb Pierce’s “In the Jailhouse Now,” each which held #1 for 21 weeks.

The record-break is due partially to Billboard’s new scoring method, which began last fall. While the survey used to rank songs purely on a select group of radio stations, it now accounts for digital downloads, streams and a larger radio panel.

Although “Cruise” cruised to #1 in December, the re-mix featuring Nelly has given it crossover appeal and returned it to the top of the Hot Country Song chart. According to Billboard, “Cruise” has sold 5.4 million downloads, making it the third-best-selling country digital track in history.

Jake Owen Scores 4th Consecutive No. 1 Single

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One of our favorite country stars, Jake Owen, has another number one single on his hands! “Anywhere With You” is the fourth consecutive song from his Barefoot Blue Jean Night album to top the charts.

Owen’s fastest rising single to date, the song is number one on both the Mediabase and Billboard country charts. The track is also record breaking. It has garnered the biggest weekly audience sum with 43.8 million impressions since the Billboard Country Airplay Chart switched to audience based rankings in 2005.

“Anywhere With You” has also been certified gold by the RIAA. It follows the success of the double platinum “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, the platinum “Alone With You”, and the gold “The One That Got Away.”

Jake shared:

“I’m incredibly amazed at what the Barefoot album has done. To have four #1’s in a row … I’m so thankful to country radio and my fans. This wouldn’t have happened without you and I can’t wait to share new music with everyone!”

The Grammy nominated singer has teamed up with producer, Joey Moi, for his upcoming studio album. The lead single is expected to be released this August. We can’t wait!

Congratulations, Jake, on another number 1!

Owen is currently on the road with Jason Aldean for his Night Train Tour.

For tour dates and more Jake info visit: www.jakeowen.net.

Hunter Hayes Celebrates First No. 1 Album With ‘Encore’

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The talented and ever adorable, Hunter Hayes, has his first number one album with Hunter Hayes [Encore]!

Encore is a re-release of his self-titled debut album and sits at the top of the Billboard Country Chart this week.

The album features eight new or re-recorded songs as well as collaborations with Jason Mraz and Ashley Monroe. The album also includes Hayes’ current single “I Want Crazy”, which is quickly approaching the top of the charts. The single sold 100,000 copies just last week alone, and was number one on the iTunes singles chart after his performance on The Voice last week.

The Grammy nominated singer will be hitting the road for his CMT On Tour: Let’s Be Crazy tour this fall. Monroe will be joining Hayes as the opening act, and the tour will kick off in Knoxville, TN on October 10th.

Congratulations, Hunter, on your number one album!

For tickets and more information visit: HunterHayes.com and CMTonTour.com.

Poll: Billboard #1’s – Lady Antebellum vs. Florida Georgia Line

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At the top of this week’s Billboard country charts are Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum!

FGL is number one for Hot Country Songs with “Cruise” and Lady A is at the top of the Country Airplay chart with “Downtown.”

So we bring you the battle of the country Billboard‘s! Which song gets your vote… “Downtown” or “Cruise”?

Billboard #1's Battle: Cruise vs. Downtown

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The Band Perry’s “Pioneer” Goes To No. 1

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The Band Perry topped the Billboard Country Chart this week with their sophomore album, Pioneer. With 129,000 units sold, the sibling trio also landed in second place on the Billboard 200 chart and were just shy of Justin Timberlake’s sales of The 20/20 Experience by 10,000 copies.

TBP were ecstatic and grateful to hear the big news as they took to Facebook & Twitter:

Wow!!! #Pioneer debuts at #1 Top Country Album AND #2 @Billboard 200!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

The album’s lead single, “Better Dig Two,” hit number one earlier this year. On track for seemingly similar success is the current single, “Done,” which jumped from 20 to 7 on the Country Digital Sales chart.

If you have not already, make sure you buy your copy of Pioneer! We promise you will not be disappointed.

TBP will also be hitting the road this summer with Rascal Flatts and Cassadee Pope. That is a show you do not want to miss! Visit www.thebandperry.com for more info and tour dates.

Congratulations to The Band Perry! We are huge fans ourselves and are very excited for them.