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Centricity Update 7/22

Posted July 22, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Hello from the third floor. We are on the top floor of the old house that is our office and in the afternoon the room gets a tad warm when its hot outside. So if there are sweat marks on this update its my fault.
Things are jumping here on the third floor. Tasks are being crossed off the white board. Videos are completed, singles being worked, promo tours planned, reviews started to emerge. Fun.
On to the updates…

Chart Positions:

AC Mon: “My Hope Is In You” Aaron Shust –  #24, up 3.

“Let Me Rediscover You” Downhere – #28, up 3

“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray New & Active (#37), up 1

AC Ind: “Let Me Rediscover You”  Downhere – #20,  up 1

“My Hope Is In You” Aaron Shust -  #18. up 2

“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray New & Active (#35), up1

CHR: “Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #13, down 1

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 –  #34. Up 2

“Let Me Rediscover You” Downhere – #36, down 1

“Eye of the Hurricane” Me In Motion – #45, down 4


“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 71 Stations

AC Monitored: 7 adds- #24 - 28 of 58 stations on, +91 spins.

AC Indicator:  1  add- #20, 26 of 35 stations on-  + 66 spins

CHR: 0 adds- No chart position yet.  3 of 20 stations are on.

INSPO: 2  adds #12 – 14 of 19 stations on. + 34 spins

National Christian Audience – #34, up 2, with an audience increase of + 254,200 for a total audience of 1,086,800


WFFH/ Nashville
WMHK/Columbia, SC
WCDR/Dayton, OH
WLGH/Lansing, MI
WDBX/Chattanooga, TN
KVMV/McAllen, TX
KBNJ/Corpus Christi, TX
WAMB/Merced, CA


WECC/Brunswick, GA
WLBF/Montgomery, AL

“Remind Me Who I Am” Jason Gray

Currently on 20 Stations

AC Monitored: 1 add- New & Active (#37) - 8 of 58 stations on, +8 spins.

AC Indicator:  2 adds- New & Active (#35), 8 of 35 stations on-  + 29 spins.

CHR: 1 add No chart position yet.  2 of 20 stations  on. +26 spins. +3 spins

Inspo: 1 add No Chart position yet. 2 of 19 stations on, +13 spins



Sirius XM

KJIL/ Meade, KS

KYTT/Eugene, OR


WBVM/ Tampa, FL


WOLOW/Traverse City, MI

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

•  Downhere will be playing a free concert here in Nashville, at Fellowship Bible Church, next Friday evening at 7 pm. Love to see anyone and everyone come on out. Here is a link to more information.

•  The reviews for this record have started coming in as the first one came in this week. Here is what Jesusfreakhideout.com says in their Preview Review:

Downhere‘s sixth major studio album On the Altar of Love is not one that fits the lightweight stereotypes of pop music. Instead, they build an anthemic sound that is layered and musically diverse, while keeping their straightforward, ministry-focused lyrics fresh and sincere.

Here is the complete review.

• The band is out on tour check ‘em out..
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 is out. It premiered on Hear It First . You need to check it out. It is HERE

• Go see Aaron if you have a chance:

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

•   We are finalizing a street week promo tour for Aaron. Right now it is looking like the tour will lead him to Seattle, Kansas City, Dallas, Winston-Salem, Ft Wayne, Chicago and Atlanta. Be watching for details next week.
•  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 Who I Am,” the new single from Jason Gray, is available on iTunes HERE

•  The video for  “Remind Me Who I Am”  will be available next week. Be watching for it.

•  We are finalizing the plans for Jason’s promo tour. Look back next week for dates and locations.

•  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:

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

•  Did you miss the announcement last week? Yes, Andrew Peterson will be joining Steven Curtis Chapman this fall on the Songs and Stories tour. The press release about the tour is HERE

•  Andrew on tour:

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 (Memphis)

10/01               Alma, AR (Fort Smith)

10/02               Brandon, MS  (Jackson)

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 (Denver)

10/25               Eagle, ID 

10/26               Twin Falls, ID

10/28               Vancouver, WA

11/01               Roseville, CA (Sacramento)

11/01               Roseville, CA (Sacramento)

11/02               Valencia, CA
 (Los Angeles)

11/03               San Bernadino, CA  (Los Angeles)


Me In Motion              www.meinmotion.com

•  “Eye of the Hurricane” is #13 on the CHR Chart. The songis holding on! It has had nearly 7500 spins to date.
•  The single was played 64 times on  WAY FM last week. WOW!
•  Make sure you go see Me In Motion if you have the chance. Here are their dates:
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
Sixteen Cities                          www.sixteencities.com
•  There is a nice video of Sixteen Cities leading worship at a church in WA. Here is the video of them leading “Our God”
Music listened to while writing this – Nikki Jean, a really cool Dianna Ross feeling pop record and Foo Fighters


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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