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LATEST NEWS
23 April 2017

Edited by Stuart Cameron who writes for
 
Up Country Magazine
 

MO PITNEY BREAKS BRITISH CHART DOMINANCE

Mo Pitney is still at number 1 on the Hotdisc chart this week with "Everywhere" but the big news is that Coffey Anderson has rocketed 18 places from 20 to 2 with his new single "Bud Light Beer" with the video to that song causing great excitement. That move, which only marginally failed to get him to number 1 this week, has sent Denny Strickland back the other way, and after entering at 4 then climbing to 2, he is now down to number 3. His video has not yet appeared, but when it does it should make for a very interesting battle at the top. Coffey has shown what the production of a quality video can do to support a single.

Elsewhere in the Top 10 Timothy Craig is locked at number 5 for another week, Aly Cook also is static at 6 but Kelly&Ellis have moved up two places to rest at 7.  Billy Yates (19-12), Marcum Stewart (18-13) and Royal Wade Kimes (25-19) also have good weeks as their ratings continue to improve.

The Hotdisc Top 20 TV Programme is on Sky TV Channel 389 where people can watch the programmes every Monday night at 6pm, Thursdays at 4pm and on Saturday mornings at 1am.  This means the show hits different audiences, as well as being available to record on Sky Set-Top Boxes and of course being available online in HD. The programme is also on FreeSat Channel 516 and FreeView Channel 87. It's all part of the 24 hour country music channel, "Keep It Country."

Watch the latest edition of the Hotdisc Top 20 here, as well as the archived previous editions.

Our two radio chart programmes are on air. The live transmission times for these shows are as follows:

Sundays at 12 Noon - CMR Nashville Radio - Hotdisc Top 40 Show
Mondays at 8pm -
UKCountryRadio.com - Hotdisc British & Irish Top 10 Show.  To watch the latest Top 20 TV show click here.

The Hotdisc charts are compiled from DJs and industry professionals' ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe as there are no terrestrial country stations in this area. The hundreds of country shows are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it cannot work here.

The Hotdisc charts are therefore put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months' editions of Rush Released. The scores are totalled up and averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry.  The aim is to showcase the songs which the DJs and media people are pinpointing as top quality songs, which is a very useful exercise, particularly to all our clients and DJs as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done on merit!

For a look at the full chart listings click on the Charts button at the top of the page.

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RUSH RELEASED PROMO CD UPDATE

Premier spaces for Hotdiscs are always popular, so if you are interested in a Premier spot (with all the bells and whistles) then please book now to avoid disappointment. The breakdown of all tracks on the April 2017 edition of Hotdisc are listed at the link below while underneath that you can see who is likely to appear on the May 2017 edition.  We feature all Premier acts on the front cover of our colour sleeves as well as including them in colour in our double page spread in "Up Country" magazine.

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LATEST HOTDISC CLICK
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SNEAK PEEK.. ACTS SLATED TO APPEAR ON MAY HOTDISC ...
Few Miles South, Russell Lee, David Wood, Rett Russell, David Starr,
Rich Price, Brenda Burch, Kimber Sparks, Allan Markin, The Murphys,
Reagan Johnson, Shantell Ogden, Penny Jayne Black, Jeremy Michael,
Tony Clarke, Dave Sheriff, Kayla Calabrese and others TBC

 

 

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