Roots Music Report, the music chart representing Independent music, recently released its list of the top 100 most played artists of 2014. Approximately 41 KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists were among those receiving the “top honors” across 45 music categories on the Roots charts.
Kerry Patrick Clark received the honor of the most played Folk single in 2014, for his song “In A Perfect World,” from his 2013 album of the same name. Art Podell was ranked third in the top Folk single category for his song “You’ve Heard My Voice (And You Know My Name).” Other KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists ranking in the top 100 played Folk single category included Fiddle Whamdiddle, David Olney, Carey Appel, and Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band.
In the Pop single category, Hilary Scott was ranked 8th of the top 100 most played in 2014 for “Get Your Love,” from her 2014 album Freight Train Love. Also ranked in the Pop category were Carey Appel, Connor Leimer, Pearson Perry, and So Long Solo.
Art Podell’s album From the Village to the Canyon: A Songwriter’s Journey was ranked number 12 in the 100 most played Folk albums in 2014. Other albums in that category included the works of David Olney, The Stray Birds, Carey Appel, Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band, The Wilhelms, Robert Morgan Fisher, and John Batdorf.
In the top 100 Pop album category, Hilary Scott’s album Flowers On Mars was ranked the third most played in 2014. Other albums in that category included works by So Long Solo, Lisa Bell, Marc Platt, Tom Goss, Bill Abernathy, Jeff Campbell, Aaron Childree, Gary Stockdale, Laura Berman, Anna Gutmanis and Robyn.
Other KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists with albums or singles appearing in the Roots Music Report 100 most played in 2014 included: Bridget Kelly Band and Lisa Biales (Blues); Surreal Realm (Electronic); The Enzymes with The Active Ingredients (Rock and Alternative Rock); Monet9, Chad Abernathy, Friends of Emmet and Johnathan Fleig (Alternative Rock); Lucy Billings, John Zipperer, Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements, Folding Mr. Lincoln and Truckstop Honeymoon (Country); Steff Mahan (Hot Country).
Since 1998, Roots Music Report has been collecting radio station airplay data to create its weekly airplay charts. KC Cafe Radio has been a Roots Music reporting station since 2011.