On Fridays, Billboard presents Tomorrow’s Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Americana duo Goodbye Blue formed in 2002 after Charlotte Kendrick’s former high school music teacher suggested she pair with Dan Rowe. Not only did the two click musically, releasing three albums, they eventually married. After 2008, however, they focused on raising their three children. Worth the Wait (Wondermore), bubbling under Folk Albums, marks the New Jersey-based act’s return, celebrated at an April 27 show at Boston’s renowned Club Passim. –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Breaking Southwest (Kent Bell, Kyle Gaston and Lauren Hall) bullets at No. 57 on Country Airplay with its debut, country-rock single “Ghost Town” (Hall’s fiddle provides the twang). The Texas group won the maiden Nash Next talent competition, resulting in a deal with Nash Records, the new label launched by Cumulus Media. The trio is working on its first album with producer Julian Raymond. –Jim Asker
M-City J.R. makes his arrival on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 41 with “Addicted to My Ex” (Yacht Club Social Network/C.O.I.N. Handlers). Surging sales (12,000, up 64 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and streams (2.2 million U.S. clicks, up 45 percent) drive the entrance. The song’s comical video follows the emcee making (and eating) his way through his hometown of Detroit. –Amaya Mendizabal (@Amayayayaya)