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Centricity Update 7/15

Posted July 15, 2011 by in Uncategorized

So many things are happening here at Centricity. We turned in the final packaging for On The Alter of Love from Downhere and This is What We Believe from Aaron Shust. Joanna finished up the packaging for the 32 page special editions that we are doing for Aaron and Jason Gray. The prereleases came in on the projects. I love this time of the marketing when we can cross off items on the white board.
One of the exciting events this week was the debut of the video for “Let Me Rediscover You,” the single from Downhere. I personally think it is a pretty cool video, but I was involved in it so am a tad biased. Let me know what you think. Here is the link.
Next week we will have the Aaron Shust video for you.
Other big news is the continued movement of Aaron Shust at Christian radio. My Hope Is In You received two major adds this week – Dallas and Minneapolis!!  This is one of our faster rising radio singles ever, so we are really excited about the response. We have a top 30 AC Monitored and top 20 AC Indicator hit after 4 weeks.
It is also pretty nice to see all three of our new singles on the radio charts.
On to the updates…

Chart Positions:

AC Mon: “My Hope Is In You” Aaron Shust –  #27, up 3. This is after 4 weeks!

“Let Me Rediscover You” Downhere – #31, up 2

“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray New & Active (#38), debut

AC Ind: “Let Me Rediscover You”  Downhere – #21, same

“My Hope Is In You” Aaron Shust -  #20. up 2.

“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray New & Active (#36), debut

CHR: “Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #12, up 2.

INSPO: “My Hope Is In You” Aaron Shust –  #12, same


National Christian Audience Chart (this is a combination of CHR and AC monitored stations)-:

“My Hope Is In You” Aaron Shust –  #36

“Let Me Rediscover You” Downhere – #35, up 1

“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray – #54,  debut

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #41, up 2


“Let Me Rediscover You” Downhere

• Currently on 44 Stations

• AC Monitored- New & Active (#31) On 15 of 58 stations, +31 spins

• AC Indicator- #21, on 21 of 35 stations, 1 adds this week +33 spins.

• CHR- on 4 of 20 stations , -13 spins

• Inspo- on 4 of 19 stations, +8 spins

• National Christian Audience – #35  Total audience increase +115,500, total audience 871,600.

“My Hope Is You” Aaron Shust

Currently on 61 Stations

AC Monitored: 3 adds- #27 - 21 of 58 stations on, +57 spins.

AC Indicator:  5 adds- #21, 25 of 35 stations on-  + 72 spins

CHR: 0 adds- No chart position yet.  2 of 20 stations are on.

INSPO: #12 – 12 of 19 stations on. + 34 spins

National Christian Audience – #36, up 2, with an audience increase of + 124,600 for a total audience of 832,600.



KLTY/Dallas, TX

KTIS/ Minneapolis, MN

WCQR/Johnson City, TN

KSLT/Rapid City, SD


WHJT/Jackson, MS


“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray

Currently on 15 Stations

AC Monitored: 3 adds- New & Active (#38) - 7 of 58 stations on, +20 spins.

AC Indicator:  5 adds- New & Active (#36), 6 of 35 stations on-  + 72 spins. 2 adds

CHR: No chart position yet.  - 1 of 20 stations  on. +26 spins. 1 add

Inspo: No Chart position yet. 1 of 19 stations on.

National Christian Audience – #36, up 2,  with an audience increase of + 124,600 for a total audience of 832,600.



WCVK/Bowling Green

KAMB/Merced, CA


WHJT/Jackson, MS


Downhere                                www.downhere.com
• On The Alter of Love releases 8/23/11
•  The video for “Let Me Rediscover You” is HERE

• The song is available on iTunes or at the Downhere store

• The band is out on tour check ‘em out..

7/15                 Bluefield, WV

8/06                 Decatur, IL
8/20                 Menominee, MI
8/27                 Geneva, OH
9/16-17            McDounough, GA
•  Downhere will be heading out on The Called To Love Tour with their label mates Jason Gray and Aaron Shust starting Oct. Here are the current dates:
10/01              Abilene, TX
10/02              Jourdaton, TX
10/05              Iowa Falls, IA
10/06              Pierre, SD
10/07              Dickenson, ND
10/08              Minot, ND
10/12               Neenah, WI
10/13               Benton, KY
10/15               Wausau, WI
11/04               Lancaster, PA
11/05               Lewisburg, PA
11/06               Kentwood, MI
11/11                Syracuse, NY
11/12               Woodbridge, VA
11/13               Wilmington, NC
Aaron Shust                www.aaronshust.com

• This Is What We Believe streets 8/23/11

• Check out Aaron’s EPK right HERE

• The video for “My Hope Is In You” premieres on Hear It First on Tues. Be watching for it next week.

• Go see Aaron if you have a chance:

7/22                 Sewickley, PA

8/06                 Adrian, MI

8/7                   Arnolds Park, IA

8/20                 Philomath, OR

8/21                 Puyallup, WA

8/26                 Chicago, IL

9/9-10              Charleston, IL

9/28                 Erie, PA

• Aaron will be joining Jason Gray and Downhere on The Called To Love Tour starting Oct. The dates are up in the Downhere section
Jason Gray                             www.jasongraymusic.com

•  A Way to See In The Dark releases on 9/13/11

• “Remind Me Of Who I Am,” the new single from Jason Gray, is available on iTunes HERE

•  Jason is featured in the July CCM. Check out his In The Studio feature HERE

•  The video will complete next week with a premiere the following week. Be watching for this one also.

•  Jason will be doing some one off dates over the next few months, if you have the chance go and see him. Here is his schedule:

7/17                 Hampton. IA

7/20                 Lakeville, MN

8/20                 Wilmington, DE

8/26                 Pipestone, MN

8/27                 Marion, IL

9/04                 Peoria, IL

9/10                 Ocean Isle, NC

9/11                 Randleman, NC

• Jason Gray, Aaron and Downhere are heading out on The Called To Love Tour starting Oct. The dates are up in the  Downhere section


Andrew Peterson                    www.andrew-peterson.com

•  It is FINALLY announced. Andrew Peterson will be joining Steven Curtis Chapman this fall on the Songs and Stories tour. The press release  abvout the tour is HERE

•  You must read Andrews blog “Harry Potter Jesus and Me.” It is HERE

•  Andrew played on Music City Roots this week. It was broadcast live on Lightning 100 here in town.

•  Nice blog about Andrew’s performance HERE. It is titled “Not Ashamed: Faith in a Secular World”.

•  The Fox station in Nashville featured Andrew on their evening news. Check it out HERE

•  Andrew on tour:

7/24                 East Peoria, IL

8/10                 Seneca, MO

8/21                 Johnson City, TN

8/28                 Chulouta, FL

9/11                 Nashville, TN

9/15                 Glasgow, KY

9/16                 Louisville, KY

9/18                 Yukon, OK

• Here are the tour dates for Stories & Songs tour with Steven Curtis Chapman, Andrew Peterson & Josh Wilson:

9/29                 Indianapolis, IN

9/30                 Cordova, TN

10/01               Alma, AR

10/02               Brandon, MS

10/06               Lancaster, PA

10/07               Milford, CT

10/08               Barre, VT

10/13               St. Peters, MO

10/14               Valparaiso, IN

10/15               Pewaukee, WI

10/16               Rochester, MN

10/22               Littleton, CO

10/25               Eagle, ID

10/26               Twin Falls, ID

10/28               Vancouver, WA

11/01               Roseville, CA

11/01               Roseville, CA

11/02               Valencia, CA

11/03               San Bernadino, CA


Me In Motion              www.meinmotion.com
•  “Eye of the Hurricane” is #12 on the CHR Chart. Still.
•  The single is still in WAY FM Top 10
•  Make sure you go see Me In Motion if you have the chance. Here are their dates:
7/09-12           Shafter, CA
7/14                 Wilmar, MN
7/15                 Orland Park, IL
7/16                 Seymour, IN
8/05-6             El Paso, TX
8/13                 Muskegon, MI
8/20                 Leitchfield, KY
9/09-11            Madison, CT
9/18                 Johnstown, PA
9/24                 Littleton, CO
Music listened to while writing this – I am trying out Spotify. Listened to Fleet Foxes, David J. Roch, Ray LaMontagne for Joanna’s computer.


About The Author: Steve Ford

Steve Ford started as an engineer at LA's famed Mama Jo's studio before crossing over to the dark side: marketing. After a stint in artist development and A&R at Sparrow working with Steven Curtis Chapman, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Out of the Gray, Ford moved onto Star Song and later Myrrh, marketing records by Newsboys, Fernando Ortega, and Amy Grant. He served as general manager at inpop records, signing Superchic(k) and Shane & Shane; he started INO's rock imprint SRE, where he worked with Skillet, Flyleaf, Disciple, and Decypher Down. At Centricity, Ford oversees all aspects of sales and marketing, including radio, packaging, and hair product endorsements. Ford lists racquetball and "books" as his hobbies, which occupy what free time isn't spent discovering obscuro new music.

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