Entries by Nicole Piering

Lady Antebellum Release Another Track From Upcoming Album, “Boots”

With just weeks left until the November 15th release of their debut album with Big Machine Label Group, Ocean, Lady Antebellum has released yet another preview track, “Boots.” Co-written by Charles Kelley and Ross Copperman (“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Love Ain’t”, “Get Along”), the track is a rocking uptempo to contrast with the […]

NYCS First Impression: Ernest ‘Locals Only’

While you may not be familiar with Ernest just yet, chances are you’ve heard a song or two that he’s had a hand in writing. With cuts by Florida Georgia Line (“Dig Your Roots”), Chris Lane (“Big, Big Plans”), Jake Owen, LoCash, Mason Ramsey, and more, he’s been making a name for himself in Nashville […]

NYCS First Impression: Steve Moakler ‘Pocket 1’ EP

Steve Moakler is back with new music, releasing his new EP Pocket 1, today. The three-song collection comes in advance of his forthcoming album, Blue Jeans, due out in 2020. The songs show Moakler as more mature and yet more vulnerable, reflecting on fatherhood, marriage, and all of the changes that come with growing up. […]

Lady Antebellum Release “Ocean” and Announce Next Studio Album

Opening with a stirring and solo piano melody, Lady Antebellum’s “Ocean” immediately sweeps listeners away. Much like the tide, the song ebbs and flows musically, cresting over the piano and the group’s unmatched harmonies. Featuring Hillary Scott on lead vocals and Dave Haywood on piano, the song is a lush and harmonic, showing the trio […]

NYCS First Impression: The Highwomen Self Titled Debut Album

On paper, The Highwomen might not seem to make much sense. You have pop-country’s reigning “It Girl,” a superstar songwriter, an Americana queen, and a Grammy winner who’s always deserved more attention than she’s received. Yet, somehow, the diverse foursome of Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, Amanda Shires, and Brandi Carlile is one of the best […]

Canaan Smith Releases An Ode to “Country Boy Things”

For singer-songwriter Canaan Smith, it’s the perfect time to celebrate being a country boy. On his new song “Country Boy Things,” released today, August 23, he’s doing just that, with an up-tempo ode to all of the things that makes country boys special. Just last week, Smith released the rollicking summer anthem, “Beer Drinking Weather,” […]

Country Songs for a Rainy Day

 You know the feeling: It’s the middle of summer and you’re ready for sunrise, sunset, sunburn, repeat. However, sometimes the weather has other ideas and the skies are gray. While you’d like to believe that “rain is a good thing,” it’s not always the easiest mindset when your pool parties and barbecues are getting […]