First Radio Station Airplay

A life of it’s own.

This never happens in the business, but someone at one radio station caught wind of “I Should Go” and added it to their corporate-run radio stations. No label behind me. No manager. No coercing. And it just…took off.

You’ve heard me tell this story in concerts before.

I call my mom up to say, ‘“Mom! My song is in the top 20 on rotation at Adult Contemporary stations! Number 8! Just below Celine Dion and Mariah Carey!” After a pregnant pause, she says to me, “Well, maybe if you didn’t have to air our dirty laundry for all of America, you would have charted above Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. I know, harsh to think about in the moment. (I had come out publicly and this was her time to be reactionary.) But looking back, it was pretty funny.

Found one of the charts! This was the week before it peeked at #8. Mixx 96 in Tacoma, not far from Seattle. And two years later, the station would be running ads for the world premiere of Million Dollar Quartet at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.