Open Road Recordings – Year End 2013


Wishing everyone a happy & healthy holiday and a rockin’ new year! We are looking forward to a ground breaking 2014, its going to be an amazing year for Canadian country music. Look out for announcements coming early in the new year. In the spirit of the season, Open Road Recordings and RGK Entertainment have made a donation to Habitat For Humanity Foundation Canada & Youth Encouragement Services of Nashville. Be safe!

2013 STATS

2013 Airplay – Stats
#1 Independent Country Label – Airplay (Mediabase)
#1 Country Imprint – Airplay (BDS/Billbaord)
#1 Most Played Canadian Country Artist – Dean Brody (#3 Overall)
#1 Most Played Country Artist – Florida Georgia Line
#1 Most Played Debut Artist of 2013 – Tim Hicks
#1 Billboard Emerging Country Artist – Tim Hicks

2013 CCMA Awards
2013 CCMA Record Company of the Year – Open Road
2013 CCMA Management Company of the Year – RGK
2013 CCMA Male Artist of the Year – Dean Brody
2013 CCMA Interactive Artist of the Year – High Valley
2013 CCMA Roots Artist of the Year – Corb Lund
2013 CCMA Songwriter of the Year – Dean Brody “It’s Friday”/”Bob Marley” (Nominee)
2013 CCMA Record Company Person of the Year – Ron Kitchener/Brianne Deslippe (Nominees)

2013 #1 Singles – Airplay
Florida Georgia Line – “Round Here”
Florida Georgia Line – “Get Your Shine On”
Dean Brody – “Bounty” Feat. Lindi Ortega
**Dean becomes the first Canadian male artist in history to have two #1 singles at Country Radio

2013 #1 Videos – CMT
Florida Georgia Line – “Round Here”
Florida Georgia Line – “Get Your Shine On”
Tim Hicks – “Hell Raisin’ Good Time”
Dean Brody – “Bounty” (2 weeks)

2013 Top 10 Singles – Airplay (Mediabase)
Tim Hicks – “Get By”
Emerson Drive – “Let It Roll” Feat. Doc Walker
Tim Hicks – “Hell Raisin Good Time”
Tim Hicks – “Buzz, Buzz, Buzzing”
Dean Brody – “Dirt”

2013 Sales – Highlights
Tim Hicks – #1 Highest Selling Canadian Country Artist of the Year (Digital)
Certified Platinum – Blackjack Billy “The Booze Cruise” (Single)
Certified Platinum – The Road Hammers – Self-titled (Album)
Certified Gold – Dean Brody “Dirt” (Album)
Certified Gold – Dean Brody “It’s Friday” (Single)
Certified Gold – Tim Hicks “Get By” (Single)
Certified Gold – Emerson Drive “She’s My Kind of Crazy” (Single)

DEAN BRODY
• FIRST CANADIAN MALE TO CHART TWO #1 SINGLES IN MEDIABASE & BDS HISTORY!
• EARNS SECOND #1 SINGLE AT RADIO WITH “BOUNTY”
• CROP CIRCLES DEBUTED #1 ON ITUNES CANADA COUNTRY ALBUM CHART
• NATIONAL HEADLINING ARENA TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 2014
• New single “Crop Circles” released Tuesday, December 10
• Crop Circles – Debuted #3 on the Canadian Country Album chart (#1 non-holiday album) (Nielsen Soundscan)
• “Bounty” – #1 Most Added (All formats) upon release
• “Bounty” – #1 selling Country singles at iTunes Canada
• “Bounty” – Multiple weeks at #1 on CMT Canada’s Top 20 Countdown
• Reigning Male Artist of the Year at the 2013 CCMA’s
• Dirt is an official certified GOLD record in Canada!
• Dirt nominated for 2013 JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year
• “Dirt” the 5th single and title track from ‘Dirt’ is the #1 Most added at radio
• Selected as HELLO! Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars
• nominated for 7 CCMA Awards and an honourable mention

TIM HICKS
• #1 SELLING CANADIAN COUNTRY ARTIST OVERALL – 2013 YEAR TO DATE (SOUNDSCAN DIGITAL SALES 2013 YTD)
• #1 MOST PLAYED DEBUT CANADIAN ARTIST – 2013 YEAR TO DATE (MEDIABASE COUNTRY)
• 100 MILLION AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS TO DATE
• THROWDOWN TOUR – 16 SOLD OUT SHOWS
• 137,306 Single sales to date
• New single “Got A Feeling” Featuring Blackjack Billy ships January 7th!
• Throw Down – debuted as the #1 Canadian album across all genres
• Throw Down – #1 selling Canadian album overall and #1 Canadian Country album on the Neilson SoundScan Album Chart
• “Buzz, Buzz, Buzzing” – in Top 10 at radio, Video #9 on Chevy Top 20
• “Buzz Buzz Buzzing” – spent 7 weeks in the top 10 on Billboard, the top new entry at Country radio upon its release and the highest debut on the chart since May of 2011
• Over 136,000 paid digital downloads to date and rising steadil
• Over 84 million audience impressions at radio and over 1.3 million YouTube channel views
• Over 100,000 paid digital downloads to date and rising steadily
• 2013 CCMA ‘Rising Star’ Nominee
• “Get By” – Certified Gold in Canada
• “Get By” – #1 Selling Canadian Country single for 17 weeks
• “Get By” – #1 Canadian song at Country Radio for 4 weeks
• “Get By” – Top 10 Canadian Country radio for 4 weeks
• “Get By” – 45 Million audience impressions at radio to date
• “Get By” – Top 5 Video on CMT’s Chevy Top 20 countdown
• “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” – Top 15 at Billboard
• “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” – #1 Selling Canadian Country single for 6 weeks
• “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” – Top 5 Video on CMT’s Chevy Top 20 countdown
• “Stronger Beer” – 450,000 YouTube views. 12,000+ paid downloads; #2 highest Canadian country single
• Summer dates include: Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Boots & Hearts, Country in the Woods, Boothill Jamboree and more
• Tim Hicks EP #1 selling Canadian Country Album/EP for 5 weeks in 2013
• 2013 CCMA Rising Star nominee Tim Hicks was all the buzz at this year’s CCMA industry events

ONE MORE GIRL
• New single “Love Like Mine” in rotation at CMT
• “Love Like Mine” now TOP 40 at Canadian Country Radio!
• New EP coming in the new year

BLACKJACK BILLY
• “The Booze Cruise” certified Platinum in Canada with over 80 thousand singles sold!
• “The Booze Cruise” #4 on the Country singles chart with over 30,000 downloads and is top 50 at Canadian radio
• New single “Get Some” at radio now! Currently Top 60 in U.S.

THE ROAD HAMMERS
• New single “Get On Down The Road” #15 at radio and #15 on CMT Chevy Top 20 Countdown
• New album on there horizon for Spring 2014!

HIGH VALLEY
• New video for “Rescue You,” Now top 25 at radio
• CCMA Interactive Artist of the Year for 2013

DOC WALKER
• “Put it into Drive” went to #12 on the country radio charts and #13 on Chevy Top 20 CMT video charts
• CMT Hitlist Tour Across Canada March 6-25 with Emerson Drive

EMERSON DRIVE
• New lyric video for “We Are This Town” on YouTube
• CMT Hitlist Tour Across Canada March 6-25 with Doc Walker