RaeLynn Releases ‘Merry Christmas’ – Two Holiday Songs

RaeLynn gets right to the point this holiday in new song “Jingle Bell Drunk” and takes some of the edge off with her take on a classic, “Silent Night”.

RaeLynn Merry Christmas

RaeLynn: Merry Christmas dropped Wednesday, November 25th, with two songs: an original song by RaeLynn, “Jingle Bell Drunk”, and her version of “Silent Night”. 

In an Instagram post announcing the double release, she shares that “one’s a little naughty, one’s a little nice, just like me!” The statement couldn’t be more true as the two perfectly show off the two sides of RaeLynn that we love so much. One that just wants to have fun and one that’s classic with its own unique spin. 

She wrote “Jingle Bell Drunk” with Corey Crowder, Ernest Keith Smith, and Rocky Block, and both songs were produced by Corey Crowder. The original song is a fun and energized track that aims to get fans in the holiday spirit and even more importantly, the drinking mood. It’s filled from start to finish with witty play-on-words that reference several classic Christmas songs. From the first line, “all I want for Christmas…”, to the last “…jingle bells, jingle bells, drinking all the way”, you’ll be wishing you could fast-forward to Christmas with a drink in your hand. 

“ I’m getting jingle bell drunk this Christmas / I don’t give a jingle bell what, who isn’t / Listen, I’ve been naughty, I’ve been nice / Made my list and checked it twice “

RaeLynn: Merry Christmas follows her BAYTOWN EP release in August, her first release with Round Here Records, Florida Georgia Line’s label. The EP is named after her hometown and has six tracks, all of which she co-wrote, including the hit single “Me About Me”.

Keeping in the Christmas Spirit, RaeLynn made her Film Debut this past Saturday, November 21st, in the Hallmark Channels “A Nashville Christmas Carol”.

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“Jingle Bell Drunk” and “Silent Night“ 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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Devin Dawson’s New Song “He Loved Her” Honors His Grandfather

The third of six new songs off new The Pink Slip EP from the Dark Horse singer, “He Loved Her” honors the simplistic life of the man who ‘lived life like a country song’, who Dawson hopes to follow the path of.

Devin Dawson He Loved Her

Devin Dawson “He Loved Her”

 

Devin Dawson just released another track “He Loved Her”, off of his upcoming EP,  The Pink Slip, set to release on January 15th. The song is a tribute to Dawson’s grandfather, who he says is “one of the most important people I’ll ever know.” He describes it as “one of the most important songs I’ve ever written or released.”

“He Loved Her” speaks to the simplistic lifestyle of Dawson’s grandfather, how much he admires the life he lived, and how he aspires to live a life like his. He hopes he can follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps, and he will know he has made it if he lives a life like his. He was “just a small town simple man, lived his life like a country song”.

“People like to talk about / what they’re gonna leave behind / and how they’re gonna change the world / what’s gonna define their lives / I guess I set my sights on / a different kind of legacy”

Dawson wrote the song with Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds. Galyon was behind Keith Urban’s “We Were Us” and Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic”. Reynolds was behind Dan + Shay’s “10,000 hours” and “Speechless” as well as Thomas Rhett’s “Life Changes”. The two worked together on Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” and “All to Myself”.

Dawson has toured with superstars Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill and with fellow label-mates, Dan + Shay and Brett Eldredge. “I Got A Truck”, another song off the EP, was actually inspired by a conversation with McGraw while on tour, that Dawson wrote as the story of McGraw’s path to success in the industry.

Dawson is still admiring the successes of his current feature on HARDY’s Top 5 single “One Beer” alongside Lauren Alaina, as well as the hit single “God’s Country”, the Grammy-nominated, ACM and CMA Single of the Year and multi-week No.1 that he co-wrote for Blake Shelton. Coming off of a largely successful year, Dawson returns to solo releases with The Pink Slip, after his 12-track 2018 album, Dark Horse, which he co-wrote every song on, including the Platinum-hit “All on Me”.

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Garth Brooks ‘FUN’ and ‘Triple Live Deluxe’ Album Review

Old and new Garth Brooks songs have been released through two albums, Triple Live Deluxe and FUN, that provide listeners with the idea that the “If Tomorrow Never Comes” singer is not straining away from the contemporary spotlight while, still, remembering his roots and past success. Learn more about both releases below.

Garth Brooks FUN

One of the most influential, respected and noteworthy country music performers has released not one, but two albums. A live collection filled with Garth Brooks’ most iconic hits titled Triple Live Deluxe acts as a 2020 alternative to a concert with the 7-time CMA Entertainer of the Year. And, each production carries through the energy and passion that Brooks consistently executes in his performances. The adjoining project, his 12th studio album FUN, has been highly anticipated after months of promotions and talk regarding the first full-length release from the “Ask Me How I Know” singer since his 2016 Gunslinger album.

Brooks, who has been inclined to perform medleys all throughout his career such as the 1994 ACM award show in which he acknowledged all artists who influence him such as George Jones, Glen Campbell and George Strait or, most recently, during the 2020 BBMA’s where he was awarded with the Icon Award before laying down vocals from a handful of his greatest numbers, provides listeners with a permanent, always accessible blend of classics with Triple Live Deluxe. The 30-track album is a true, virtual experience of the record-breaking “Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” along with additional tracks from his 2019 Stadium Tour. With the noise of the audience and dialogue from the world-famous headliner between songs, Triple Live Deluxe emphasizes the strength in raw and unfiltered moments in a way that makes it known that Brooks shines through live performance.

An unexpected yet highly moving track lives among these timeless, never-gets-old hits. “Guy Goin’ Nowhere” is one of the only exceptions throughout the entire piece that highlights a separate artist. Ashley McBryde released “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” in March 2018 which essentially put her on the map in country music after her debut single “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”. Brooks’ rendition of this vulnerable, steadfast number is a telltale sign that these lyrics, written by McBryde and Jeremy Bussey, quiet a room and add sentiment, empathy and courage to all listening whether it be in a concert venue or not. However, similar to the way Brooks has his finest moments in a live setting, this song, whether sung by McBryde or Brooks, soars in the same setting where an audience is directly impacted by the fragility of the environment where the chords and words fly delightfully unpolished.

FUN takes on a different path. It includes previous releases such as the cover of “Shallow” with Trisha Yearwood as well as the well-known collaboration with Blake Shelton “Dive Bar”, plus his 2018 releases “All Day Long” and “Stronger Than Me”. Though it triggers a separate part of the brain to listen to the new music after a walk down memory lane with Triple Live Deluxe, this new studio album is everything familiar, compelling and energizing.

The intro song, “The Road I’m On”, shines a light on Brooks’ career in the music industry thus far. The words sung depict everything this double album release suggests: this firm, immovable act in country music, who has stood on many stages, is not straining away from the contemporary spotlight any time soon. The track incorporates an attractive beat that touches upon a bit of a country-rock crossroad while maintaining the Brooks style.

“From the honky-tonks to the big stage, I’ve played ’em the same way / And I’m left to stand where I stand / All of the places and all of the faces / Who make me who I am / Thanks for makin’ me feel like bein’ home on this road I’m on”

“The Courage of Love”, written by John Martin and Brooks, resembles the wearing-my-heart-on-my- sleeve type discography of the #1 selling solo artist in US history in the best way. It acts as a message to men to act human; to show fear and regret. Lyrically, the evolution of man and what it takes to be one is diminished with the simple truth that being able to love in a courageous way is the challenge.

“The hardest thing you’ll ever do is tell someone you’re sorry / You’ll never be the bravest man if you can’t admit you’re scared / What you do, in what you say / The strength it’s gonna take to stay / Comes from somewhere high up above / That’s the courage of love”

“Where The Cross Don’t Burn” is a tender-hearted melody among meaning-of-life lyrics (Troy Jones and Phil Thomas) regarding racial difference. Charley Pride lays his words and soul down alongside Brooks in this production which makes for an incredibly moving and powerfully gripping story.

“In the land where the cotton grows / In a time when change came slow / Just beyond the point of no return / A young boy and a black old man / On the tracks walkin’ hand in hand / That’s where I come to understand and learn / Where the cross don’t burn”

This double album release is an inspirational and heart-wrenching reminder of the power that music holds. Triple Live Deluxe not only brings nostalgia to the table, but it simultaneously carries notes of joy, excitement, anticipation, and loss. It is a reflection of who we were in relation to who we are now. FUN, follows that idea with growth, strength, pain, and the courage of love. Together, the projects produce a variety of emotions in which every listener can identify and understand after this year alone.

After thirty years in music, Brooks holds the title of reigning champion on difficult topics while delivering grace, trust, faith, and honor.

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Swon Brothers: ‘Nashlahoma’ – Album Review

The Voice’s most successful duo, The Swon Brothers, have released their sophomore album Nashlahoma which features eight previously released tracks including “Travelin’ On”, a collaboration with Vince Gill. Read more about the project below.

The Swon Brothers Nashlahoma

The Swon Brothers latest album, ‘Nashlahoma’ is available now

The Swon Brothers, a country duo from Oklahoma who are best known for their single “Later On”, which reached over 11 million streams on Spotify, have released a second studio album Nashlahoma to break the gap following their 2014 self-titled debut album. Despite consistent single and EP drops, these musicians are, in a sense, reintroducing themselves with this new collection of music that they produced entirely themselves.

Evan Hutchings, who has played various roles with artists such as Keith Urban, Justin Moore and Jimmie Allen, offered a hand in the production of previous releases “This Town” and “Travelin’ On” that are now featured on Nashlahoma. The former captures a scenario in which a town has changed since you’d last visited with a hint of regret and nostalgia for a past relationship that seemingly was the reason for leaving the town altogether. The latter, a collaboration with Vince Gill, tugs at sentimental strings and showcases The Swon Brothers’ softer vocal abilities. Similarly to “This Town”, “Travelin’ On” involves the desire to rewind and relive all moments shared whether they’re good or bad.

“So let’s hit rewind, and replay the times we’ve had together / Laugh ’til we cry, raise ’em up high to the best night ever / Life’s just a song you sing ’til you’re gone / Until then keep travelin’ on, travelin’ on”

Alternately, “Get It On”, which falls on the tracklist at #7 yet is the first unreleased song in the lineup, is an entertaining and lively narrative that utilizes a playful approach through lyrics. Written by Nicholas Baum, Robyn Collins, Quint Collins, Seth Costner, Colton Swon, and Zach Swon, the phrases referred to are twisted and meshed into flirty, shameless revelations.

“Good On Me” (Rodney Clawson, Corey Crowder, Tyler Hubbard, and Chris Tompkins) follows in suit both physically in the set as well as in a content fashion whereas the message translated through the melody is lighthearted in its country-style insinuations.

One of the last productions that is sandwiched between two presented versions of “Travelin’ On”, is as organic as it gets. Colton and Zach Swon wrote, produced, and performed “Get On Down The Road” without the hands or notions of outside sources. With a heavy handful of country twang and gentle instrumental elements, the indirect closing song provides listeners with a sense of The Swon Brothers’ individuality and musicianship.

Nashlahoma is an eclectic blend of qualities that The Swon Brothers bring to the table, not only to country music but to music as a whole.

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Nashlahoma 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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Tim McGraw ‘McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019’ – Album Review

Tim McGraw is celebrating his career with Big Machine Records and Spirit Music Group with his new greatest hits album, McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019, and what an iconic career he’s had.

Tim McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019

Tim McGraw’s McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019 is available now

The album starts off with a bang by highlighting tracks from McGraw’s Damn Country Music album which was released in 2015. This includes “How I’ll Always Be” and “Top of the World”. The iconic “Humble and Kind” is also featured, which is probably the most memorable song from the album. Written by Lori McKenna, it’s an important message, and became a popular mother/son dance at weddings.

Next up McGraw highlights tracks from Sundown Heaven Town which was released in 2014. McGraw included “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”, “Meanwhile Back at Mamas”, and 2x Platinum “Shotgun Rider”.

The final album highlighted is the iconic 2013 Two Lanes of Freedom. The 2x platinum “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Keith Urban and Taylor Swift was just one of the hits to come from this album. McGraw also chose to include “Nashville Without You”, “Southern Girl”, “One of Those Nights”, and “Truck Yeah”.

It must have been a hard choice to decide which songs were going to be included which is why the greatest hits album finishes with three bonus songs, “Drive”, “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line, and a never before heard cover of “Redneck Girl” featuring Midland.

It’s no secret that McGraw has had an incredible career that deserves to be celebrated. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

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McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019 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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Lady A: ‘Ocean Deluxe’ – Album Review

Lady A’s Ocean Deluxe Edition is available now, November 20th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the release, which includes six brand new tracks.

Lady A Ocean Deluxe Album

Lady A’s Ocean Deluxe Album is available now, November 20th.

Lady A captivated fans with the release of their eighth studio album ‘Ocean’ last fall, and now the deluxe album is here! Featuring three new songs plus three reimagined tracks from the original record, the multi-platinum trio is excited to offer a new way for listeners to experience the project. 

“It’s crazy to think this album is only turning a year old because it has already been part of so many moments for us as a band,” Hillary Scott said in a press release earlier this month. “We wanted to share a couple of never-released tracks and put a spin on some others that have been fun to play around with during quarantine.”

The album’s lead single in 2019, “What If I Never Get Over You” skyrocketed to the top of the country airplay charts, becoming the band’s first number-one song since 2014. The deluxe version was recorded live from Nashville music venue, 3rd and Lindsley. The at-home version of ‘Let It Be Love’ is beautifully simple with only piano accompaniment. 

‘Champagne Night’, the single that came from NBC’s Songland, is new to the project but not to listeners. The deluxe album features both the original song and a tiki bar version that will seemingly transport you from your house straight to an imaginary beach. 

The two brand new tracks, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Underwater’ match the pure harmonies and deep lyrics that made Ocean such a departure from the trio’s more recent sound. ‘Heroes’ featuring fellow BMLG recording artist, Thomas Rhett is a homage to the country legends we have lost. 

“All of my heroes have died / but lord may they rest in peace / oh so here’s to the songs that will always live on / from now until eternity”

Band member Charles Kelley sings the melody line in ‘Underwater’, a haunting ballad about relying on those we love to pull us through. 

“Hear the silence / hear them screaming / you’re the only one who can hear it / I’m a whisper / I’m a secret / and you’re the only one who can keep it / you just know me like you know nobody else can / you just understand me underwater”

One thing that country music fans can rely on during these trying times is that their favorite artists continue to write, record, and release some incredible music that we can all lean on.

Ocean Deluxe Edition Track Listing

  1. “What If I Never Get Over You” (Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz)
  2. “Pictures” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder)
  3. “Crazy Love” (Charles Kelley, Nathan Chapman)
  4. “You Can Do You” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Corey Crowder, Jordan Schmidt)
  5. “What I’m Leaving For” (Sam Ellis, Micah Rayan Premnath, Laura Veltz)
  6. “Be Patient With My Love” (Charles Kelley, Dave Barnes, Ben West) 
  7. “Alright” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Justin Ebach)
  8. “Let It Be Love” (Hillary Scott, Jordan Reynolds, Amy Wadge)
  9. “On A Night Like This” (Dave Barnes)
  10. “Boots” (Charles Kelley, Ross Copperman)
  11. “The Thing That Wrecks You” feat. Little Big Town (Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, Kate York)
  12. “Mansion” (Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller)
  13. “Ocean” (Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa)
  14. “Heroes” ** feat. Thomas Rhett (Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Joe London)
  15. “Champagne Night” ** (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Patricia Conroy, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Tina Annette Gemza, Shane McAnally, Madeline Rae Merlo, Ryan Tedder, Dave Thomson)
  16. “Underwater” ** (Jon Green, Corey Sanders, Laura Veltz)
  17. “Let It Be Love (At Home Version)” ** (produced by Dave Haywood)
  18. “Champagne Night (Tiki Bar Version)” ** (produced by Dave Haywood and Dave Thomson)
  19. “What If I Never Get Over You (Live from 3rd and Lindsley)” ** (Produced by Lady A)**New Tracks 

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Lady A releases.

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Ocean Deluxe is available everywhere you buy or stream music now. 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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Lee Brice: ‘Hey World’ – Album Review

Country singer-songwriter, Lee Brice released his fifth studio album, Hey World today, November 20th. The 15-song project touches on many themes from love, death, heartbreak, drinking, and the current state of the world. Keep reading below as we dig deeper into each track.

Lee Brice new album Hey World

Lee Brice’s new album ‘Hey World’ is available now, November 20th

Lee Brice has been a powerhouse in country music since his 2010 debut album Love Like Crazy. In that time, he has had eleven top-10 hits, seven of which reaching the number one spot. His newest album, Hey World, out today, already has two number one songs in “One of Them Girls” and his collaboration with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” The former of which is also his highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the number 17 spot on a pop-dominated chart.

Hey World is just my next step in life. Where I am, who I am, what I love, and what I feel,” Brice said in a recent press release. “From the songs to the production to the order they play in, I always have and still do make it my goal to get better and better at what I do. Short of my family, my wife, and friends, my music is the deepest part of me. So, I am overjoyed to say that I think I have made my best project to date.”

As stated before, there are a variety of different topics covered throughout the album, making each of the 15 tracks its own short story. This is noticeable right out of the gate within the first five songs. “Atta Boy” is sung for a father who raised his children the right way and for the friends who take other friends’ keys when they had too much to drink.

“One of Them Girls” is about a guy at the bar who is infatuated with this particular girl and he tries to gauge what she is all about. “More Beer” is a fun, drinking anthem that will bring listeners back to their college football tailgate days; comparable to previous Brice hits “Drinking Class” and “Parking Lot Party.” The singer in “Memory I Don’t Mess With” contradicts himself by saying he does not want to reminisce about a certain girl but then discusses very specific moments he has shared with her. This former love interest was clearly the one who got away from him. Rounding out the first five, “Save the Roses” is very similar to Chris Janson’s “Hawaii on Me,” as the recently deceased man in the song tells everyone at his funeral to stop wasting their time mourning him and get out there and go fishing or do something they love. “Take it from me in my brand new point of view, the biggest regret of your life won’t be what you did, but what you didn’t do.”

The next three songs, “Don’t Need No Reason,” “Do Not Disturb,” and “Soul” all touch on love, but different aspects of it. In “Don’t Need No Reason,” the singer shows his vulnerability towards a woman and admits he does not need it to be a special occasion as his love for her is year-round. As this song shows admiration for a woman’s heart, “Do Not Disturb” shows admiration for a woman’s body. In this R&B-inspired track, the singer tells his lover to meet him at a hotel for some “do not disturb time” as he needs an escape from the rest of the world for a little while. “Soul” is a combination of both. At the beginning of the song, he calls her “Mozart in the sheets” and says she makes a sinner out of him, but then in the next verse he says “You don’t need to be undressin’ to feel like you’re impressin’. Must’ve died and gone to heaven.”

This album can get very deep at times, touching on current world issues like tragedy, mental health, and prejudice. In “Sons and Daughters,” Brice states his displeasure with all the hate in the world. People are quick to judge the stereotypical southerner–who is just trying to grow crops to feed their family–or police officer–who puts their life on the line to protect his/her community. Brice reminds us that everyone’s life is bigger than their own. They are someone’s child, someone’s brother or sister, and maybe even someone’s mother or father; the hate you give to them impacts not only them but their friends and family’s lives as well.

“Lies” is a message for all those struggling with self-image who don’t think they are good enough or worth anything. Brice reminds them that “the cruelest lies of all the lies we tell are the ones we tell ourselves.” The title track serves as Brice’s letter to the universe, telling it to stop with all the tragedies. He can longer turn on the television without hearing bad news. Between COVID-19, racial discrimination, and political division, Brice’s heart has “had all it can take.” This track features former The Voice contestant, Blessing Offor, who takes the second verse and provides beautiful harmonies in the final chorus.

To contrast the social messages, there are several light-hearted, pure-country tracks sprinkled throughout the album. Along with “More Beer,” there’s “Good Ol’ Boys” and “If You.” “Good Ol’ Boys” is an ode to the southern man who works hard, closes a bar down, and finishes a good fight. “If You” is pretty much a big middle finger to everyone who disrespects the southern lifestyle. Brice expresses how he is accepting of everyone, but if they got a problem with him and his friends he “don’t give a f**k.”

We agree with Brice in that this may be his best project to date. This album has a little something for everyone: for those trying to get in their feels, those trying to seduce their lover, and for those just trying to have a good time. Whether you’re a Lee Brice fan or not, one has to commend his courage for tackling issues such as these. Brice says “I stand by everything I have ever done, but pull from it as well to help me exceed my own expectations. Because of my team, my co-producers, my engineers, my label, I was able to make what I hope will be my most successful album to date.”

NYCS Picks

  1. Lies
  2. Atta Boy
  3. Save The Roses
  4. Memory I Don’t Mess With
  5. Hey World

 

Hey World TrackList:

  1. “Atta Boy”
  2. “One Of Them Girls”
  3. “More Beer”
  4. “Memory I Don’t Mess With”
  5. “Save The Roses”
  6. “Good Ol’ Boys”
  7. “Don’t Need No Reason”
  8. “Do Not Disturb”
  9. “Soul”
  10. “Sons and Daughters”
  11. “Country Knows”
  12. “Lies”
  13. “If You”
  14. “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
  15. “Hey World (featuring Blessing Offor)”

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Hey World is available now everywhere you buy or stream. 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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Chris Young and Kane Brown Collaborate on “Famous Friends”

Chris Young released a new song today, November 20th, with fellow country star, Kane Brown titled “Famous Friends,” available to buy, stream or download now.

Country star Chris Young pays homage to the people of Rutherford, Hamilton, and Davidson County, Tennessee in his new song “Famous Friends” featuring his good friend, Kane Brown. Written by Young, Cary Barlowe, and Corey Crowder, this fun track shouts out specific individuals that may not be known to the general public, but are big names back in their hometowns. Young and Brown have collaborated in the past with the song “Setting the Night on Fire,” on the deluxe version of Kane Brown’s debut album. This is Young’s first new release since “If That Ain’t God” back in July.

I’ve got some famous friends you’ve probably never heard of / But back in Rutherford County our crowd is second to none  / You might not know ‘em here in this big city we’re in  / But when I go back home I’ve got some famous friends

“This song is a piece of me, and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real-life,” Young shared in a recent press release. “Plus, Kane and I are good friends, and being able to have that history together, it adds a whole other level to the track. ‘Famous Friends’ is one of my favorite songs – it’s personal and it’s a lot of fun, so I’m glad it’s getting out there for people to hear it.”

Aside from this being their second song together, Young and Brown have an extensive history. Growing up, Brown was a huge fan of Young’s, winning his eleventh-grade talent show singing a rendition of Young’s hit song “Getting’ You Home.” His first live concert was seeing Young in support of Brad Paisley on his 2013 Beat This Summer Tour. The two later toured together on Young’s 2018 Losing Sleep Tour. Young performed “Drowning” at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year special in honor of Brown’s drummer Kenny Dixon, who passed away in a car accident earlier that week. He recently won Performance of the Year at the 2020 CMT Awards for that performance.

Young has been slow to drop new music, with his last studio album being released back in October of 2017. However, we believe he is close to a new album, with “Famous Friends” being the fifth single he has put out since Losing Sleep. Others include “Drowning,” “If That Ain’t God,” “This Town Ain’t Big Enough” with Lauren Alaina, and his top-5 radio hit, “Raised on County.”

Chris Young Kane Brown Famous Friends

Chris Young and Kane Brown’s, “Famous Friends” is available now, November 20

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“Famous Friends” 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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Ashland Craft Releases New Song “Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine”

Ashland Craft’s new song, “Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine” is available now, November 20th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Written by Craft with Jonathan Singleton, and Rob Snyder, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Country newcomer, Ashland Craft is a vocalist and a songwriter fans are going to want to pay attention to. After releasing her debut single, “Trainwreck” back in April, Craft has been hard at work to follow up the major-label release. Today, she premieres her new song “Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine.”

Coined by Craft as “the closest I’ll get to a love song, at least right now,” the new jam is a song for the lovers and the dreamers. “Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine” is laced with powerful imagery, that southern-rock flair, and the songstress’s signature gritty vocals. Instead of being a straight-lace love song, Craft wrote a song with songwriters, Jonathan Singleton, and Rob Synder that will resonate with the misfits, the wild ones, and the star-gazers.

“I”ll be all yours and you can be all mine / Just two wildflowers and a box of wine / Just two wildflowers and a box of wine”

Craft is one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters out there right now. Fans of HARDY, Luke Combs, and Morgan Wallen are sure to fall in love with her undeniable charm and talent. She is one to look out for and to keep on your playlists!

Ashland Craft "Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine"

Ashland Craft, “Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine” available now, November 20

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Russell Dickerson Drops “It’s About Time” Featuring Florida Georgia Line

Russell Dickerson’s new song, “It’s About Time” featuring Florida Georgia Line is available now, November 20th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Written by Dickerson with Casey Brown, and Parker Welling, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

If you’ve never been in the audience during a Russell Dickerson concert or more appropriately titled an ‘RD Party’ you certainly have been missing out. One of the highest energy performers out there right now, Dickerson brings a good time every time he steps on stage. Released today, Dickerson surprises fans with a collaboration with his real-life friends, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line. “It’s About Time” is instantly catchy, begging to be performed in front of thousands of dancing fans at a live concert.

The uptempo track lends the perfect backdrop for a Friday night at 5 PM when you’ve had just about enough of a long work week or honestly when you’ve had just about enough of this tumultuous year. The three fellas depict the perfect party song begging you to grab a cold beer and join them.

“It’s about time for a drink, it’s about time for a cold one / It’s about time for a throwback, play me a country gold one, I’ve been waiting on a night like this, it’s about time for a drink”

The brand new dad has steadily been releasing songs from his upcoming album, Southern Symphony, slated for release on December 4th including “Home Sweet”, “Never Get Old” and the current 2-week number one song on country radio, “Love You Like I Used To”.

Russell Dickerson Florida Georgia Line

Russell Dickerson’s “It’s About Time” featuring Florida Georgia Line is available now, November 20

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“It’s About Time” 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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