Chris Sligh from season six has had some success in the Christian field and the Christian Dove Awards has rewarded him with a Song of the Year nomination for “Empty Me.” He’s also up for New Artist of the Year. Mandisa was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. (Her second album is out next month.)
Check out Ruben Studdard’s “Together” song. It’s a love ballad, of course. Ruben is sticking to his strength. His album “Love Is” comes out in May.
A status update of Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Will Suck Without You” on the top 40 charts. The song is up to 7 from 8 last week, with 1,000 more spins than a week before and about 2,000 spins behind the No. 1 song “Circus” by Britney Spears. This means I expect she’ll hit No. 1 in two or three weeks at this pace.
Jennifer Hudson’s “If This Isn’t Love” is at No. 24 on the urban chart. Carrie Underwood’s “I Told You So” is still increasing spins and is up to No. 15 but a top 10 spot is not 100% assured. Kelllie Pickler’s “Best Days of Your Lives” is at No. 30. Not sure if it’s going to get much higher. Josh Gracin’s “Telluride” appears to have peaked at 33 and is falling. Sligh’s co-written Rascal Flatts song “Here Comes Goodbye” is moving up steadily and is at No. 12.