Look out, Country Music Radio! Summer is right around the corner, so it’s no surprise that this week is busy as artists try to get early adds for summer hits. Heavy hitters Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton, with an assist from Gwen Sebastian brelease new songs this week in addition to Scotty McCreery and Frankie Ballard going for adds.
Brad Paisley – River Bank
‘Mona Lisa’, my favorite song from Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse album failed to jump up the charts so Brad’s camp wasted no time in putting out a new song. This time, picking a song off of a new project. ‘River Bank’ is Brad’s fastest added song to date, so it won’t be long before this is in regular radio rotation. Brad has hit success with these back roads and water songs in the past – I wouldn’t be surprised if this is his first #1 since 2011.
Blake Shelton (feat. Gwen Sebastian) – My Eyes
How do you make Blake Shelton sound even better? Easy question – add Gwen Sebastian. Since her time on the voice, Gwen has been touring with Blake including a gig as opener and background singer. She just released ‘Annie’s New Gun’ to radio, but is also featured on Blake’s latest single. His past 11 singles have gone #1 – it’s only a question of how long until this one does as well. CMchatLIVE.com’s Jen Swirsky recently did a review for this single.
Scotty McCreery – Feelin’ It
Despite great single sales, Scotty McCreery has yet to get a Top 5 hit at country radio. A song about a summer love, ‘Feelin’ It’ is bound to be a hit among his fans. Will it be enough to be a summer hit in addition to his first Top 5? Only time will tell…
Frankie Ballard – Sunshine & Whiskey
The namesake of Frankie Ballard‘s latest album, ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ is a fun song about a magical kiss. With his last single going all the way to #1, Frankie has a lot of pressure with the performance of this song. It’s my favorite song on the disc, so hopefully it will pick up some airplay over the course of the summer.
Other adds this week:
Joe Allen – Can’t Take These Things
Markus Fox – I’m Still Coming Home
Jill & Julia – Wildfire
Brandon Hamilton – More
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