[Listen] Newcomer Jaden Hamilton Drops Two Songs

Jaden Hamilton

New Music Fridays continues to be something to look forward to each and every week. We genuinely appreciate country artists continuing to release music that we all love, during this unprecedented and chaotic time in our country. Last Friday, newcomer, Jaden Hamilton released two brand new songs entitled “Long Night Letting Go” and “Found Myself in a Country Song.”

Both songs showcase Hamilton’s unique perspective as a songwriter, as well as, his vocal ability. The Louisiana native has a knack for telling stories and delivering catchy lyrics. “Long Night Letting Go” is a sensual and vulnerable track, where Hamilton explores the intricacies of a dwindling romantic relationship. Although the singer did not co-write this tune, it’s clear he knows what heartbreak feels like.

On the contrary “Found Myself in a Country Song” was co-written by Hamilton with fellow songwriters, Carlton Anderson and Matthew McVaney. This new jam is a fun and enticing ode to country music. It’s relatable and embodies exactly how we all feel about music. After all, music is healing and feeling, and story-telling is at the heart of the genre.

First time I cranked that Strait, I couldn’t turn it down / On that front porch swing, blaring through the house / Amarillo By Morning, I can hear it now / First time I cranked that truck, I drove way too fast / Liked up a cloud of dust, had the radio blasting / Red dirt road, it made me who I am / I found myself in a country song”

Hamilton blew up via his social media channels, specifically on TikTok, and will be interesting to see how his diehard fanbase and social media marketing skills continue to help him blossom into music stardom. We look forward to more releases by the singer-songwriter.

To keep up with Jaden Hamilton follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Long Night Letting Go” and “Found Myself in a Country Song” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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5 Unreleased Cuts From Instagram That We Are Loving

Maybe it’s just us, but it seems that lately, country artists are giving fans a taste of what’s to come via Instagram. We are noticing that so many singer-songwriters are previewing unreleased materials and even demos to fans via their social media just to keep fans excited. Whatever the reason, we are absolutely loving it! Check out five of our favorite unreleased cuts below.

 

  1. “For As Long As I Can Remember”- Devin Dawson

Devin Dawson is one of the most underrated voices and songwriters in country music right now. His debut record Dark Horse was a true masterpiece, and we are itching for another new project. Until then, Dawson gave fans a taste of this song, a special song he wrote and gifted to his dad for Father’s Day. Let’s hope he cuts it!

 

  1. “Wonderin’ About The Wind”- Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen has basically been the king of keeping fans on their toes lately. As he gears up for his sophomore record, Wallen continues to ask fans their opinions about some of his unreleased cuts; however, this one is our current favorite.

 

 

  1. “That’s What I’ve Been Told” – Riley Green

Another artist who just can’t wait to release new music, Riley Green grabs his acoustic guitar at least once a week and performs unreleased tracks. This one is more of a list of all of the facts he believes to be true including “…girls don’t like a kiss that tastes like Skoal, at least that’s what I’ve been told”. Fans will continue to consume these great songs in anticipation of his sophomore project.

 

 

  1. “What’s Your Country Song?”- Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett and his beautiful family have been some of the most entertaining and vocal on social media since the music industry essentially halted a few months ago. Between this unreleased jam and the touching “Ya Heard,” (also unreleased) Rhett is keeping fans entertained. This particular song is lyrically genius, and we cannot get enough of it!

 

 

5. “Cold As You”- Luke Combs

Luke Combs has clearly been using quarantine time to write music, and we are sure glad he is. After breaking our hearts, yet making us feel heard with “Six Feet Apart,” Combs shares another unreleased new song with fans. The new track is quintessential Combs, and despite the fact that the clip is acoustic, we know it is going to hit hard if it is recorded!

 

Keep up with NY Country Swag, as we will be sure to late you know ASAP if any of these songs are released!

 

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NYCountry Swag – Stories Behind the Greats: Charlie Daniels

Country music is a genre that has a wide variety of singers and songwriters, and everything in between. With so much new talent in the industry, it is hard to forget the people that have made the genre what it is today and paved the way for the industry. In all of our interviews with artists, one thing has remained consistent across the board, the influence that old-school artists have had on her respective music journeys.

The late Charlie Daniels is one of those artists who deserves recognition in both life and in death for his work as an influential singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Daniels is recognized for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. His number-one song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” is one of the most iconic songs out there and is often covered by more modern-day country music artists, though no one can do it quite like the original.


Throughout his career, Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Since the 70s, he has written songs for iconic artists like Elvis Presley and played guitar, bass, fiddle, and banjo on recordings by artists like Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr. Of course, he is probably most recognized as the leader of his band, simply named the Charlie Daniels Band, where he fused together all of his influences to create a unique sound that newcomers often try to embody and imitate.

Most importantly, Daniels was an icon. He found a way to be unapologetically true to himself, while still resonating with fans for over forty years. We know his legacy will span another lifetime, as he will remain a fixture in the country music scene forever.

Our hearts go out to the Daniels family, and we are hopeful that he will continue to bring a broader audience to the genre through his unparalleled music and talent.

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I Love New York with Walker Hayes

Our ‘I Love New York’ Series features artists in the country music community taking over our Instagram Story each week to give us the Top 5 Things they love most about New York City.

This week, “Trash My Heart” singer-songwriter, Walker Hayes took over to give his Top 5 Picks in the personalized videos here on Instagram Highlights plus a rundown below.

 

#5 – Broadway

Hayes kicks off his Top 5 Picks with Broadway. “I’ve seen Bruce Springsteen do his thing on Broadway and I’ve seen a lot of the musicals and Broadway shows. My favorite would probably have to be Ragtime,” he says.

 

#4 – 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial lands Hayes’ fourth pick calling it, “well done, beautiful, touching, moving, and life-altering.” “It’s just really an exceptional memorial and I think anybody going to New York needs to see that.”

 

#3 – People Watching

Who doesn’t love to people watch? Hayes chose people-watching in his #3 spot, “There’s always somebody up, no matter what hour you wake up. There’s always somebody out doing something,— I love that hustle and that busyness.”

 

#2 – Baseball

We have to agree, there’s not much better than New York baseball. Admitting to being a Braves fan himself, Hayes adds catching a New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox game at Yankees Stadium is one of his favorite New York memories. “It was just phenomenal, — to be around by that many baseball lovers, that diehard…”

 

#1 – Shake Shack

Hayes’ #1 Pick for his Top 5 Things he loves about NYC in our ‘I Love New York’ Series is: Shake Shack. “Every night that I’m in New York, that’s where I end up. That’s where I get my nightcap.”

 

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To keep up with Walker Hayes, you can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“Trash My Heart” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

 

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Acoustic Country Music Wednesdays All Summer At The Beach House

Every Wednesday all summer long, enjoy live acoustic country music from the area’s best singer-songwriters at The Beach House, beginning at 6:30PM.

The Beach House, located in Long Beach, New York is currently open for indoor & outdoor dining (limited capacity), curbside pick-up, and delivery. Stop by on Wednesday evenings and enjoy a brand new crab and cocktail-inspired menu plus your favorite country tunes. 

This Wednesday, July 8th, Willie Lock and Sunrise Highway bring an acoustic country night session to The Beach House. Stop by for live music, dinner, and drinks.

 

 

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Ingrid Andress Releases Party Anthem “Waste of Lime”

Waste of Lime

It’s only been a few months since Ingrid Andress released her debut album Lady Like, and now she’s back with a new, feel-good summer song. This one strives away from her usual musical stories of estranged or distant love. Though, “Waste of Lime” is the most involved and grand production that Andress has been a part of with seven other songwriters being a part of the process, practically guaranteeing another hit after “More Hearts than Mine” climbed to the top of the charts in April.

Perfectly released before the Fourth of July weekend, the track explores a bar scene in which one person has been led on to believe they may be spending the night with someone. However, once the opportunity comes, the individual walks away to revoke any preconceived notions of what the night may hold. And, after a few rounds of drinks, the renegade is simplified to a waste of lime.

“You’re just a waste of lime / Waste of a real good time / I guess I’ll be going home all alone / No Patron Silver lining / Just an empty margarita / Left me and this tequila high and dry / No drunk pickup lines / No “Your place or mine?” / You’re just a waste of lime”

“Waste of Lime” is the start of Andress’ sophomore career and sets up the anticipation for what else this singer-songwriter from Colorado has in store for her fans. This track speaks for itself and showcases the beginning of a versatile artist with bottomless limes.

To keep up with Ingrid Andress, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

“Waste of Lime” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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NYCS Swag Spotlight: Jacob Bryant

Jacob Bryant

 

Jacob Bryant is quite a unique force in the music industry. Our Swag Spotlight artist is a straight-shooting, singer-songwriter, who has accumulated quite the impressive crew of diehard fans over his decade in the industry.

Growing up and still residing in, Jasper, Georgia, Bryant’s southern roots are laced all throughout his music. Family and truth-telling are two pillars of importance for the singer. “My grandparents had a Bluegrass band,” he tells us about his upbringing, “That’s kinda where I got the itch for music. Just sitting on the front porch on the weekend.”

Those experiences led him to learn how to play guitar and to dabble with the drums, but Bryant admits that singing did not come naturally for him at first, even joking that he failed chorus for being too shy. It wasn’t until later in his upbringing, when he discovered a record that he started to put his effort towards his vocals. “I found a record my grandfather had. It was called Live at the Mac,” he tells us, “I literally tried to make myself play and sing like Russell Moore.” That experience encouraged Bryant to start exploring music by country artists like Keith Whitley, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings.

Despite his love for traditional country artists, Bryant is a musician, who appreciates many different genres of music. “I’m a music lover,” he shares, “I’m a singer. I like playing music that I love. I call it Southern Music. It’s the music that we play in the south.” Bryant and his band are known for playing all different types of music at their live shows, including old-school R&B, blues, and rock. He also credits artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Travis Tritt for his unique sound.

Bryant has created an image and a sound that his fans have fallen in love with. One of those reasons is because of the integrity and honesty within his craft. Calling himself an “open-book,” the singer leans into his past experiences to create music that is impactful and powerful. “I went through some bouts of addiction and some other things, and I’ve always tried to write about that moving forward, trying to help other people going through the same things,” he shared, adding, “I’ve always been just an open book, tried to be the everyday common man to my fans, and it seems to be working.”

Most recently, Bryant released a song that pays to tribute to his new wife, entitled “Can’t Say No To You.” The gritty mid-tempo track is his take on a love song. He admits that he would never do anything that his wife wouldn’t want him to do, but somehow that sentiment comes across as manly, edgy, and very rock ’n’ roll. “I wanted to write an upbeat, a kind of happy-go-lucky, rebellious love song,” shares Bryant, “I wanted to write something that is a little edgier, but at the same time ‘you’re my girl, you’re my rock.’” It is clear that he accomplished that feat.

Heading forward into the next half of 2020, Bryant’s fans can expect more new music and hopefully more shows in the future. Bryant let us in on a little secret that we know fans will be excited for. The singer-songwriter is planning to release his next single sometime soon, called “Baptized by the River.” The song will be very southern-rock, and reminiscent of the fan-favorite “Pour Whiskey on My Grave.” It is safe to say that we have something to look forward to!

To keep up with Jacob Bryant follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Can’t Say No To You” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Country Lyrics for Your 4th of July Instagram Captions

Even in a year such as 2020, 4th of July festivities stay consistent with barbecues, boats, beer, and a lot of good music. Let us begin to find a sense of normalcy in the fireworks, the sparklers, the patriotic popsicles, and the empty calories washed down with a cold, bubbly drink. So, take out the corn hole and enjoy the weekend and when you snap a picture, we’ve got a list of captions for you to choose from.

One cannot come up with the perfect series of words while you’ve got a hotdog in one hand and your phone in the other, and, even then, you can’t focus on anything except the friend who won’t stop yelling you over to play volleyball. This list is provided to avoid any delays through your 4th of July weekend with the most on-brand country lyrics.

“Party all night, yeah, I’m sippin’ on the simple life” – Sippin On The Simple Life – Craig Morgan

“Under that red white and blue still flying” – Stick That In Your Country Song – Eric Church

“Life is a party on a rooftop” – Come As You Are – Tenille Townes

“I got a feelin’, it’s gonna be a good day” – Good Day – Brett Eldredge

“For every reason why you wanna raise one high, there’s a drink for that” – Drink For That – Baker Grissom

“There’s a cold beer calling my name” – Cold Beer Calling My Name – Jameson Rodgers ft. Luke Combs

“Fill up our cups with a little bit of freedom” – We Do – Kenny Chesney

“There’s about to be a lot of beer in you and I” – No I In Beer – Brad Paisley

“We set July on fire” – Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset – Luke Bryan

“I’m gonna raise one up in the air tonight, for all the folks like me” – Born Here, Live Here, Die Here – Luke Bryan

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Raelynn Confesses Details of a Breakup in “Me About Me”

Raelynn Me About Me

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Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee Raelynn is making 2020 her year. Releasing sassy “Bra Off” and “Keep Up”, the country singer + songwriter has just released her latest single “Me About Me.”

“Me About Me” is the latest look off of the singer-songwriter’s EP Baytown coming out via Round Here Records on August 14th; the label created by Florida Georgia Line. Written by Bob DiPiero and Jeff Garrison and the singer herself, the mid-tempo track talks about a one-sided relationship. The chorus discusses all the little things that the singer’s ex could’ve known about her – but never asked. She sings, “Your first ride was a 1990 Wrangler // Your first kiss was a game of spin-the-bottle // When it comes to you I can answer any question // That’s what happens when you just sit back and listen.”

“We were talking about past relationships, and I told her about a situation with an ex where I knew everything about him, but he never asked me about me,” says RaeLynn said in a press release, “It made me realize that I wasn’t alone, a lot of people have probably had the experience of a relationship being one-sided like that.”

RaeLynn’s forthcoming EP Baytown takes the name of her hometown in Texas. It’s full of sass, grit, and her fiery personality that everyone loves. She co-penned every song on the EP while Corey Crowder produced its entirety. She shared the inspiration behind the aesthetics of the artwork of her upcoming work on her Twitter page, “Behind every queen, there’s a group of creative queens who MAKE IT HAPPEN. I came upon the pic of @AliciaSilv on the cover of @RollingStone when we were working on the mood board for the #BAYTOWN photoshoot. I was instantly obsessed & wanted to create the same vibe with baby blue!”

Keep up with RaeLynn on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Me About Me” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

RaeLynn’s BAYTOWN Track List:

“Keep Up” (Racheal Lynn Davis, Corey Crowder, Tyler Hubbard, Steven Lee Olsen)

“Still Smokin’” (Racheal Lynn Davis, Corey Crowder, J.R. Rotem)

“Fake Girl Town” (Racheal Lynn Davis, Cameron Montgomery, Daniel Ross, James McNair)

“Judgin’ To Jesus” (Racheal Lynn Davis, Brett James, Ferras Alqaisi, TJ Routon)

“Me About Me” (Racheal Lynn Davis, Bob DiPiero, Jeff Garrison)

“Bra Off” (Racheal Lynn Davis, Josh Kerr, Emily Weisband)

 

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Josh Kerr Releases A Wistful Song About An Old Love Titled “Arizona”

Arizona Josh Kerr
Last fall, Josh Kerr released a heartbreaking ballad called “Oklahoma”. It’s about losing a loved one to their hometown, and what it feels like to pick up your own pieces. 10 months later, Kerr is back with the second song of 12 to be released later this year, and this time it’s the wistful “Arizona”.

“Arizona” is a nostalgic and reminiscent breakup song co-written by Kerr, Cale Dodds, and Jake Scott about a summer a love that has fizzled out, and suddenly the little things catch you off guard and you remember that person. Specifically, it focuses on a trip that the couple took together before things went south. It’s incredibly descriptive; Kerr still has the polaroids with the dates on the back, the bucket list they wrote, and he sees her in the stars during the summer.

There’s significance in feeling like the world is so vast and unknown when you’re young. Standing on the edge of a place like the Grand Canyon makes you feel like you can do anything and you can taste that freedom. “We were bare feet and red wine/Do you remember how I’d hold ya?” Kerr asks during the chorus. He describes their slow dances to Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova”, their dream of matching tattoos, and her “diamond-back-ballcap” that was worn on the first date. There are hints of regret in Kerr’s intense vocal delivery, but mostly, you can hear the longing for the simplicity of that summer. It leaves the listener wondering if he wants her or that feeling back.

Kerr also produced the track, and an interesting choice he made was not including drums in the song. There’s some tambourine that adds another layer throughout, but what makes this song so powerful is that it’s all about the words, the guitar, and his voice. It’s a true country song: three chords and the truth.

No matter the song or the album, Kerr never holds back being vulnerable. His most upbeat songs will make you think as much as the slower, mid-tempo ones like “Arizona”. Every moment has a purpose, and it’s what makes him such a one-of-a-kind writer, artist, and producer.

To keep up with Josh Kerr, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Arizona is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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