There have always been Country songs on other format playlists. We haven't seen this kind of surge since 1999-2000 when Shania Twain, Lonestar and Faith Hill had multiple pop hits. This week Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are making noise on the pop charts. Sirius Hits One is also playing Zac Brown "Toes" and Glorianna "Wild At Heart".
Lady A is moving up the Hot AC, CHR and AC charts. Taylor Swift is #1 on the AC chart this week, Keith Urban "Kiss A Girl" is on the charts along with "Then" Brad Paisley. We will continue to see the 18-34 anchoring of younger sounding, Pop Country with CHR stations playing these tunes. We have always seen Country songs on the pop charts back to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley and through the 60's, 70's and 80's. Will we ever see Pop songs on Country?