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Blake Shelton Erupts at Country Radio, Gentry, Kelleigh Bannen Follow

Blake Miranda [ABC]

Blake Shelton’s new single “Neon Light” might possess a formal radio impact date of August 25, but let’s face it. If you’re a radio programmer with the opportunity to add a new Blake Shelton song to your playlist, you’re probably going to add the Blake Shelton song to your playlist.

Made available to radio outlets Monday, Shelton’s new single garnered adds from 58 monitored Mediabase stations to rank as the format’s most-added track.

The strong early reception puts “Neon Light” in great position to keep Shelton’s number one streak alive. Beginning with 2009’s “Hillbilly Bone,” every official Blake Shelton single has reached #1.

“Neon Light” functions as the lead single from his upcoming album “Bringing Back the Sunshine.”

Other top newcomers at country this week included Montgomery Gentry’s “Headlights” and Kelleigh Bannen’s “You Are What You Love.” They scored 34 and 32 monitored adds, respectively.

Tyler Farr’s new “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” landed at 29 stations, while Jake Owen’s “What We Ain’t Got” scored fifth-most-added honors with sixteen new monitored pickups.

Other popular choices for radio programmers included Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” (12 adds, 6th-most-added), Kristian Bush’s “Trailer Hitch” (11 adds, 7th), Chase Bryant’s “Take it on Back” (8 adds, 8th), Darius Rucker’s “Homegrown Honey” (8 adds, 8th), RaeLynn’s “God Made Girls” (8 adds, 8th) and Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna” (8 adds, 8th).

Written by Brian Cantor

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