Several Papa and Mama Root songs charting in Top 100 Americana airplay listings

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Aug. 26, 2013 - PRLog -- Oldies rock and roll, and southern rock tribute, and Americana original music artists, Papa and Mama Root, (  from Grand Island, NY, are finding themselves in some heady company these days.

The International Airplay Top 100 Americana charts of airplay spins from Record World Magazine ( lists Papa and Mama Root among familiar names such as Kenny Chestney, Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Scotty McCreery, Mavis Staples, James Taylor, Carole King and a host of other stars.

Papa and Mama Root’s “Cold Morning in Hell” off their recent CD, “Second Helpings” ( is charted at number 71, the highest ranking the duo has achieved.  

But, that lofty song listing is not the most startling thing.  In total, the duo has 17 songs off both “Second Helpings” and another CD, “Home Cookin’” ( on the National Airplay Top 100 for Americana music category.

The other charted songs from Papa and Mama Root are  (72)“I’ll Always Be Your Friend”, (73) “Messin’ 'round”, (74) “What’s My Name”, (79) “Come On and Love Me One More Time”, (80) “Hold Me Tight Tonight”, (81) “I Still Know How to Do My Stuff”, (82) “Love Ain’t No Super Highway”, (88) “Bar Stool Queen”, (89) “I Wish I Could Love You Like I Used To”, (90) “Maybe, Maybe, Maybe”, (91) “You Gave Me Everything that I Need”, (95) “Down In The Keys”, (96) “Hold Me Tight”, (97) “Three Sheets In the Wind”, (98) “You are the One”, (99) “Get Back Home to You”, (100) “I Left the Seat UP”.

Record World Magazine was founded in 1946 under the name Music Vendor. The name was changed in 1964 to Record World. For parts of five decades,Record World magazine was one of the three main music industry trade publications in the United States along with Billboard and Cash Box. The original Record World ceased publication in April 1982. Many music industry personalities, writers and critics had started their careers there in the early 1970s to 1980s.

In 2012, a book detailing the history of Record World (and it’s predecessor publication, Music Vendor) was released.

In early 2013 Cash Box's Bruce Elrod started a new chapter in Record World magazine's long legacy by re-launching the magazine with a mission to serve solely independent artists and labels.  

The National Airplay Top 100 charts from Record World Magazine ( are compiled and calculated by Digital Radio Tracker for the Exclusive Use of Record World Magazine Inc.

Digital Radio Tracker ( is a radio airplay broadcast monitoring service which tracks radio airplay of songs on more than 5000+ radio stations worldwide. These stations include major FM terrestrial, college, commercial and non-commercial as well as thousands of streaming internet radio stations.

The company monitors radio airplay detections of songs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.   Digital Radio Tracker  compiles the data and produces a DRT Report which lists airplay detection information.

Papa and Mama has been taking their music on the road show performing pre-game concerts for baseball teams in five different professional leagues. 2013 was the sixth year of their annual “Rockin’ to the Roots” baseball park tour.

In addition, Papa and Mama also perform at various other community events,‭ ‬fundraisers,‭ ‬and festivals throughout WNY, and the northeastern United States, during the April through October time frame.  They also perform on the Gulf Coast of Florida based out of the Punta Gorda, Fl area.

Papa and Mama Root features Papa on acoustic electric guitar, harmonica and lead vocals.  Mama adds backing vocals.   Papa and Mama Root have released two roots rock CDs entitled “Home Cookin’”, and “Second Helpings.” Both CDs are available at most major online retailers and at    

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