Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Garth Debuts At Billboard's #1

He ranks #4, last I looked, in pure SPINS on the monitored BDS chart, but when Country Charts Editor Wade Jesson factors in the cume audience numbers, Neil Haislop says that will give Garth another piece of history!

Some historical background and other country news from the Nashville A-Man:

Garth's "More Than a Memory" debuts at #1 this week BDS, becoming the first song to debut at the top of the charts since RAY PRICE's "City Lights" did so in 1958.

RODNEY ATKINS' "These are My People" slips out of the top spot to #2, RASCAL FLATTS' "Take Me There," takes 3rd place, the REBA/KELLY CLARKSON duet, "Because of You," slips to #4 and BROOKS & DUNN's "Proud of the House We Built," marks time at #5.

Keith Urban extends his tour with concert dates slated well into the fall. The North American leg of the tour, which originally kicked off on June 8th in Phoenix, has now had an additional twenty cities added.

This second leg of the “Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour” will continue in Columbus, Ohio after its last “summer performances” in Edmonton, Alberta on September 21st and 22nd.

A 56 foot wide by 28 foot high-def video wall projects pre-recorded imagery, including recently added footage direct from the fans playing during Urban’s performance of “Days Go By”. Combined with live footage from six cameras in high-definition (including a flying rail camera), the concert production, with two stages, fully complement Urban’s reputation as one of the industry’s best live performers.

Gary Allan, one of country music's most independently creative, and emotionally powerful artist/poets, is opening for Keith for the final 20 dates.

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