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Label Clients Earn Memorable Week on the Charts

June 15, 2021

Wrapping Week 24 of 2021 (June 6-12), Syntax Creative label clients Mountain Home Music Company, Organic Records, Horizon Records, Sonlite Records (all part of Crossroads Label Group), Pinecastle Records, and Mountain Fever Records reached multiple top spots on several national airplay charts. Highlighted here, these chart positions include five #1’s, six #2’s, and a top-five debut position, among others (links below will take you to STREAM/BUY each title).

Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart: Six Top-Tens (Sweeping the Top-Three), and Ten out of Twenty in Total
With yet another career #1, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers (Mtn. Home) grab the top spot with “Whither You Roam” on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. Balsam Range‘s latest, “Santa Barbara” (Mtn. Home) follows at #2, with client Dark Shadow Recording artist Rick Faris rounding out the top-three with single “Deep River.” Syntax clients earn three more spots on this chart’s top-ten, plus more:
#5: Seth Mulder and Midnight Run (Mtn. Fever), “One More Night”
#6-t: Unspoken Tradition (Mtn. Home), “California”
#7: Jason Davis w/Dan Tyminski (Mtn. Fever), “Modern Day Jezebel”
#13: Carley Arrowood (Mtn. Home), “My Kind of Nightlife”
#16: Aaron Burdett (Organic), “Arlo”
#18: Justin Moses w/Del McCoury (Mtn. Fever), “My Baby’s Gone”
#20-t: Dale Ann Bradley (Pinecastle), “L.A. International Airport”Bluegrass Today, bluegrass, airplay, radio, music chart, Syntax Creative - image

More success on the Bluegrass Today Charts
In anticipation of his forthcoming album Dream Rich, Dirt Poor (Jul. 9, Organic) Aaron Burdett’s “Arlo” lands the #1 spot on Bluegrass Today‘s Grassicana Chart. Travianna Records (Mtn. Fever) artists Summer & Bray are at #4 with “Heartbeat,” and mandolinist Mark Stoffel rounds out the top-five with his ’20 hit, “Shadowbands” (Mtn. Home) from the album Coffee & Cake.

Pinecastle’s Merle Monroe hits #1 on the Gospel Weekly Airplay Chart with “God’s Still in Control,” their debut hit from last week’s album release of Songs of a Simple Life. Mtn. Home newcomer Jaelee Roberts follows at #2 with “Still Waters,” and two-time GRAMMY-winner, Dark Shadow artist Becky Buller w/The Fairfield Four comes in at #6 with “Tell the Truth (Shame the Devil).”

Additionally, Merle Monroe earns the #2 spot on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay Chart with former chart-topper, “I’m Leaving Town Tonight.” Interestingly, Merle Monroe’s Tim Raybon is playing second fiddle to his own brother on the chart this month, as Marty Raybon garnered the #1 position with “Walking the Floor”—however, brother Tim double-dips as the song’s writer. Overall, Syntax label clients receive eight out of the twenty chart positions for June.

Roots Music Report
Justin Moses (Mtn. Fever) continues to impress with album Fall Like Rain, as it remains #1 on both the Bluegrass Album Chart and Contemporary Bluegrass Album Chart. Notably, Dale Ann Bradley’s Things She Couldn’t Get Over (Pinecastle) lands at #4 and #3 respectively on both charts.
Traditional Bluegrass Song Chart: Balsam Range “Rivers, Rains & Runaway Trains” (Mtn. Home), #2
Contemporary Bluegrass Song Chart: Debut #5, Lonesome River Band “Cumberland River Shore” (Mtn. Home)
Americana Country Song Chart: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters jump 17-spots from #26 to #9 with “Open Up Your Door” (Organic)
Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart: 7-total songs with “Lonesome is the Price I Pay” (Bluegrass at the Crossroads, Mtn, Home) at #6, Balsam Range with two songs in the top-ten, and two debuts from Williamson Branch (“Which Train,” Pinecastle) and Lonesome River Band (“Cumberland River Shore”)


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Singing News
Top 80 Southern Gospel Music Chart (last published, May): #4, Down East Boys “What Love” (Sonlite), #10 11th Hour “I Know it’s Mine” (Sonlite), 21-total entries on this chart
Bluegrass Chart (last published, May): #2 Bluegrass at the Crossroads “Lift Your Voice, Bow Your Head” (Mtn. Home), #5 Balsam Range “Grit and Grace” (Mtn. Home), #6 Zoe & Cloyd “That Home Far Away” (Organic), #7 Williamson Branch “Walking in the Spirit” (Pinecastle)

Rounding out the weekly highlights, the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 features Dale Ann Bradley’s “Falling Down” (Pinecastle) at #2. Twelve songs from label clients in total are on this month’s chart, including five of the top-ten and two songs from Merle Monroe making the top-30.

KEVIN SPARKMAN

VP of Communications and Marketing at Syntax Creative.