Country Aircheck
May 3, 2007
                         TODAY'S NEWS

» Where'd They Get The Name? Music Row vets Jeff Teague and Tom Long have formed Artist & Repertoire, LLC, which provides outsourced A&R services for the entertainment industry. The address is 1102 17th Ave S, Suite 306, Nashville, 37212. Phone is 615-613-0420. Email Teague here and Long here. Kristy Bigham has been hired as Executive Assistant. Songwriter Daryl Burgess is the company's first signing.

» Breakfast Burritos & Tang: Albright & O'Malley's pre-ACM personality seminar, set for May 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, features music research from the recently completed second national test of almost 700 songs and a performance by newcomer Joanna Cotten. Warner Bros. and Country Aircheck are co-sponsors. RSVP here or here. Or both!

» Mmmbop: Singer/songwriter Jennifer Hanson has signed with Universal South. Formerly with Capitol, Hanson has penned many notable songs, including the multi-week No. 1 "Leave The Pieces." Her debut single "Joy Ride" is due this summer.

» FYI-CMA on ABC ASAP: ABC will air its two hour CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock special on July 23 at 9pm ET. The special will be filmed during CMA Music Festival set for June 7-10 in Nashville.

» Foundation's Foundation: TJ Martell Foundation founder and music executive Tony Martell will be honored at a luncheon on May 8 in Nashville. The foundation has raised more than $217 million for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia research throughout its 32 years.

» Might As Well Jump: WFUS/Tampa Skip Mahaffey Morning Show producer Melissa Bunting was recently invited to Macdill Air Force Base where she became the first civilian to skydive (in tandem with a US Army Golden Knight) from a V-22 Osprey. Watch here.

» Hangin' Tough: Get well wishes to WQBE/Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA morning co-host Jeff Jeffries who is recovering in the ICU following a serious motorcycle accident. Send well wishes here.

» Country Aircheck Today Top 5: Here are our Top 5 songs for May 2 airplay:

  1. RASCAL FLATTS/Stand (Lyric Street) 2097 points
  2. SUGARLAND/Settlin' (Mercury) 2056 points
  3. BILLY CURRINGTON/Good Directions (Mercury) 1966 points
  4. CARRIE UNDERWOOD/Wasted (Arista) 1831 points
  5. TOBY KEITH/High Maintenance Woman (Show Dog) 1689 points

Country Aircheck Today's Mover: BUCKY COVINGTON/A Different World (Lyric Street) +71 spins (Biggest increase by a previously charted song, 5/1 - 5/2).

All daily airplay data is from Mediabase 24/7.

» Country Aircheck Today Top 5 Downloads: Here are Play MPE's Top 5 for May 2:

  1. TRAVIS TRITT/You Never Take Me Dancing (Category 5)
  2. MARK WILLS/Days Of Thunder (Equity)
  3. JASON MEADOWS/18 Video Tapes (Baccerstick/CO5)
  4. GRETCHEN WILSON/One Of The Boys (Columbia)
  5. STEVE HOLY/Men Buy The Drinks (Girls Call The Shots) (Curb)

» Tube Check Tonight (5/3): Alan Jackson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, (NBC)

Tube Check Tomorrow (5/4): Craig Morgan, ACM & GAC Present…; Jason Aldean, Top 20 Country Countdown, (GAC)

» Tomorrow's Birthdays (5/4): Randy Travis, Rick Barker, George Collier, Tim DuBois, Susan Eaddy, Michael McNamara, Robert Ellis Orrall

Asheville Elvis Sighting: While out promoting their single "Last Train Running," Midas' Whiskey Falls recently hung out at the WKSF/Asheville studio. Pictured (l-r) are WKSF morning host Drew Montgomery, WKSF OM/PD Jeff Davis, WF's Damon Johnson, WKSF MD/middayer Brian Hatfield, WF's Seven Williams, Buck Johnson and Wally Brandt and Midas' Jeff Solima.

Jackson Four: 903's Darryl Worley performed at the 97th annual Pima County Fair in Tucson, AZ recently. Pictured (l-r) are Dena Jackson, wife of KIIM/Tucson PD Buzz Jackson, Worley, Elizabeth Jackson and Buzz.

Got Wood? Primoris/Spinville's Woody Bradshaw visited Country Aircheck's offices this morning and brought an audience with him. Pictured after the performance, which included Bradshaw's single "The Last Thing You Do," are (l-r) Aircheck's Kelley Keith, Lon Helton, Stephanie Keshe and Chuck Aly, Bradshaw, consultants Joe Patrick and Jack Pride, manager Cathy Nakos, WSM-FM (The Wolf)/Nashville Director/Promotions Chris Waters and PD Kevin King.

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