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Brad Paisley’s “River Bank,” “Nashville” Song Score at Country Radio

ACM Awards watchers–and iTunes shoppers–might have been lukewarm on Brad Paisley’s “River Bank,” but radio programmers are definitely excited to give the song a chance.

“River Bank,” the first song off Paisley’s upcoming new album, was country radio’s most-added song this week (and its 40th-most-played tune).

Added by at least seventy stations according to an early report by Mediabase, “River Bank” convincingly distanced itself from the rest of the genre’s pack. Love & Theft’s “Night You’ll Never Forget,” the week’s next-strongest addition, earned 40 new adds.

Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” (18), Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At” and Blake Shelton’s “My Eyes (featuring Gwen Sebastian)” (16) round out the weekly top five at country radio.

While not in the top five, the “Nashville” soundtrack song “He Ain’t Gonna Change,” performed by Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, had a strong week with twelve station adds. Lucy Hale’s “You Sound Good to Me” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Keep it to Yourself,” both slow risers, received eleven and seven adds, respectively.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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