Actor/musician Chris Carmack, who plays singer Will Lexington on ABC’s “Nashville,” gains traction at country radio with “What If I Was Willing,” a song he performed on the show’s Oct. 9 episode. Carmack has previously built familiarity with fans through roles on TV series including “The O.C.” and “Related.” His single is promoted by Big Machine’s Valory imprint (Reba McEntire, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett).
Atlanta newcomer K Camp closes in on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart with breakout hit “Money Baby” (Dat Real/427), featuring Kwony Cash. WJMH Greensboro, N.C., is championing the track with 69 plays during the Oct. 21-27 Nielsen BDS tracking week and 831 spins to date since its debut on the station on April 21 — more than any other station on both counts. Camp already boasts one chart appearance, as a featured artist on Mykko Montana’s “Do It,” which peaked at No. 26 in September 2012. The new song’s official video arrived Oct. 28.
Parade Of Lights Shines
Los Angeles-based Parade of Lights is marching toward a debut on the Alternative airplay chart with its single “We’re the Kids.” The upbeat, electro-tinged tune is receiving its greatest support at radio from KKDO Sacramento, Calif. (51 plays last week), SirusXM’s Alt Nation (31) and KXTE Las Vegas (24). The band signed with Astralwerks earlier this year and is working on its debut EP for the label, due in early 2014.
Lobo Heats Up
Puerto Rican urban artist Lobo stokes “Fire” (Pina), his first single on his own, under the Latin Rhythm airplay ranking. He previously charted with “Diosa de los Corazones,” a collaboration with Ken-Y, Zion, Lennox, Arcangel and RKM. The track topped the tally on Nov. 3, 2012. A prominent songwriter, Lobo is commonly referred to as “La Amenaza Detras del Lapiz” (the Threat Behind the Pencil).
Reporting by Keith Caulfield, Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal and Rauly Ramirez.