Delbert McClinton Sets Recoord: 12 Weeks at #1 on Americana Radio Chart


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June 20, 2001



Exceeds Record for Longevity at #1 Set by Steve Earle

AUSTIN, Tex . -- Delbert McClinton’s critically hailed Nothing Personal album (New West Records) has remained at the #1 position on Album Network’s Americana Roots Airplay chart for 12 consecutive weeks, breaking the record for longevity at #1 set by Steve Earle’s venerable Transcendental Blues album.

In recent weeks, the track has managed to fend off heady competition from such stalwart Americana artists as Lucinda Williams, Charlie Robison, and Whiskeytown.

The Americana Roots Airplay chart appears in Album Network and is compiled from plays per week received from playlists of commercial and noncommercial Americana-reporting radio stations.

Spearheaded by the radio track “Livin’ It Down," and bolstered by appearances on Don Imus and Mitch Albom (both programs also televised on MSNBC), NPR, eTown, World Cafe, Acoustic Café, Voice of America, XM Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio and A Prairie Home Companion (scheduled for October 20), the album has charted not only on the Americana Roots charts, but has crossed over to such radio formats as Adult Album Alternative (AAA) and Adult Contemporary (AC), and receives regular airplay on blues shows around the country.

The album’s second radio track, “Squeeze Me In," ships to AAA on June 26.

After debuting at #1 on Billboard magazine’s blues album chart Nothing Personal has spent 14 weeks in the top 3 of the Blues Chart, and 14 weeks on Billboard’s Country album chart. Additionally, it continues to chart on the Independent Album and Internet Sales charts.

Radio is a critical element in the success of Nothing Personal but by no means the entire story. Delbert is benefiting from a number of key television appearances including “Saturday Night Live" (sitting in), “The Late Show with David Letterman" (sitting in, scheduled for July 24), “Austin City Limits" (taping shortly), CNN “World Beat," Charlie Rose, “Pure Oxygen" (Oxygen Channel, to be scheduled), “The A List," and Mountain Stage (soon to be seen on PBS.)

The album was cited by The New York Times as “Album of the Week" and received 3-1/2 stars in Rolling Stone among literally hundreds of publications running the gamut from People, Entertainment Weekly and No Depression to several other national periodicals, alt-weeklies, dailies and Internet ‘zines.

According to New West Records president Cameron Strang, “This is a career-making album for Delbert McClinton and the response from both inside and outside the music industry is phenomenal. Delbert is one of the great treasures of American music."

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For more information on Delbert McClinton, contact The Baker/Northrop Media Group:

http://www.bakernorthrop.com http://www.delbert.com http://www.newwestrecords.com

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