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!”

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“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.

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Mitchell Tenpenny Gets Honest On New Track “Broken Up”

Mitchell Tenpenny Broken Up

We have been championing Mitchell Tenpenny, since before his record deal, before his number one hit, and before his headlining tour, and we are so proud to continue to do so. Tenpenny has made quite the career for himself, while still maintaining his integrity and his own sound. Today, the singer-songwriter released his newest track entitled “Broken Up.”

One of the most intriguing things about Tenpenny is the distinct tone of his voice, which resonates throughout all his music. “Broken Up” has that special quality, where you know, instantly, that it is Tenpenny singing. Lyrically, the song is about a guy who feels that he has made the wrong decision by breaking up with his girlfriend. In a unique twist on a traditional break-up song, Tenpenny finds a way to evoke honesty, pain, and reality by telling the story of the person, who does the breaking up rather than the other way around.

But baby I’m still broken up about it / Yeah, I’ve had it up to here, had enough about it / Maybe I will up about it / Yeah, but only if I drink until I’m drunk about it / I wish that I could say that I’ll be fine / But baby I’m still broken up about it”

The new song follows suit with the likes of tracks from his debut record Telling All My Secrets, but this one elevates Tenpenny’s unique talent and vocals. We suspect that this new single is going to be another big hit with the fans!

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“Broken Up” 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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Chris Young Releases Next Single “If That Ain’t God”

If That Ain't God Chris Young

These last few months have been tough, but Chris Young reminds us of the positive to come out of every situation with his new single “If That Ain’t God”.

Written by Young, Matt Roy, Mitchell Oglesby, and Greylan James, the song has beautiful acoustics, putting you instantly in a tranquil setting. “If That Ain’t God” has a beautiful message of hope, as it starts out with a child hitting a home run after beating cancer. The Tennessee native then sings about his own struggles and how grateful he is for where God led him in his career. It’s the perfect reminder that we all go through tough times, but it’s what makes us who we are today. We are all on a path, and God will steer us to where we are supposed to be.

“If that ain’t God if that ain’t Him / If that ain’t the man upstairs somewhere looking down on us again / Don’t it make you wanna pray, don’t it make you wanna live / Oh, if that ain’t God, if that ain’t God, I don’t know what is”

This is Young’s first release in over a year after releasing “Drowning” in 2019, and he has hit out of the park again. The singer-songwriter teased the song on his Instagram on May 27th and after an overwhelming response from fans, he decided it would be his next single. We can’t thank him enough for deciding to release this song. It’s a song that we all need to hear, especially now.

To keep up with Chris Young follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“If That Ain’t God”  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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Teddy Robb Reminiscences in New Track “Heaven On Dirt”

Teddy Robb Heaven on Dirt

Teddy Robb is a country newcomer who is wrestling in conventional country offerings. Featured in one of our NYCS Swag Sessions and NYCountry Swag Country Brunch alumni, the Akron, Ohio native has released a new nostalgic single “Heaven On Dirt.”

“Heaven On Dirt” looks back at all of Robb’s sentimental memories growing up in the heart of the country and the little things that made life super special and still continues to offer him comfort. The song opens up with a twangy, catchy guitar line and light percussion. He pays tribute to his father in the first verse and his rebellious years. The second verse is a tribute to his first love, good friends, and his first car. He makes an interesting revelation: sometimes you don’t realize how good you have it until you don’t but in a good, cherishable way. He sings, “The beer was cold, the trucks were old, the dust was gold…It was heaven on dirt”

Robb shared a glimpse of this on his Instagram page sharing a golden photo of the singer + songwriter as a child, posed with a hunting prize, and a Father’s Day post with his father.

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“Heaven On Dirt” 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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Russell Dickerson Continues to Shine with “Home Sweet”

Russell Dickerson Home Sweet

Our of our all-time favorite artists and one of our day ones, Russell Dickerson continues to have one of the most exciting careers in country music. Last year, he accomplished a rare feat as his first three singles to country radio achieved the number one spot on the charts. This year, he released his first song off his upcoming sophomore record entitled “Love You Like I Used To,” and now he has gifted fans with another new song, “Home Sweet.”

Upon listening, fans can tell almost instantly that this song is clearly a Dickerson anthem. Somehow, the artist has mastered the art of creating music that always feels like him. All of Dickerson’s songs feel authentic, bouncy, and passionate, and “Home Sweet” fits the bill perfectly.

That doormat says welcome home / But I think it’s wherever I’m with you / It’s more than some bricks and stones / No there ain’t nothing like home sweet / You and me / Ain’t got much, but we got all we need”

This particular jam is another ode to the beautiful love that he and his wife, Kailey share together. “Home Sweet” is both fun and romantic. Dickerson pays homage to the notion that when we are with our better half, anywhere can be home. As a recording artist, the singer is often living on a tour bus or a hotel room, but when Kailey accompanies him, it feels like he has home with him.

In other words, home is a person, not a destination. Dickerson manages to remind us of that sentiment, yet, we feel like it’s the first time we ever heard it. He never disappoints! Cheers to another hit and his growing family, the pair is expecting their first child later this year!

To keep up with Russell Dickerson follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Home Sweet” 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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Eric Church Preaches Honesty in “Stick That In Your Country Song”

Stick That in your Country Song Eric Church

Country music fans can rejoice because ‘The Chief’ himself, Eric Church released a new song earlier today. “Stick That In Your Country Song” is both in your face and empathetic, but ultimately brilliant.

Church is not one to shy away from uncomfortable situations, and this song embodies just that. The lyrics reflect the country’s current climate, making mentions of Detroit, our filled jails, unjust deaths of young people, and people who do not get the recognition that they deserve for their work, like teachers. Church encourages other musicians to write about the ‘real stuff’ in their music. A rare outside cut for the usual songwriter, “Stick That In Your Country Song” was written by Davis Naish and Jefferey Steele is heading to country radio this Monday, June 29th.

Drop me off in Baltimore / Where every other window got a plywood board / Where dreams become drugs and guns / The only way out is to shoot or run / Stick that in your country song, yeah / Take that one to number one, yeah / And get the whole world singing along, yeah / Stick that in your country song, yeah”

In this song, he uses his platform to spotlight the horrors and the discrimination that Americans face day after day currently. Ultimately, this song is just another example of Church’s bravery, as he is never afraid to speak his truth. It is a true rally cry for the disenfranchised. It also happens to hit hard both lyrically and sonically.

According to Church, “Stick That In Your Country Song” is just the start of more to come. “It’s gonna be the tip of the spear for what’s coming after, and it’s a big spear. I believe it’s the best we’re ever been in our career.” We cannot wait for more!

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“Stick That In Your Country Song” 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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Swag Spotlight Alumni Rayne Johnson Releases “Last Name”

Rayne Johnson Last Name

Rayne Johnson took over the radio airwaves with his single, the heartfelt “Front Seat.” We learned a little bit about the process for that song and others in our Swag Spotlight feature back in October. Today, Johnson is premiering a new song entitled “Last Name.”

Fans are sure to be smitten with the singer-songwriters cheeky and romantic new single. “Last Name” is the song for people, who find it hard to share their feelings with the ones they love. The upbeat and groovy tune is a clever way of telling your loved one that you want to marry them in a roundabout kind of way. Johnson is a pro at cleverly weaving together intricate and diverse lyrics, keeping fans guessing with ambiguity.

“Oh you got it going on from head to toe/ There’s just one thing about you girl you gotta know / I don’t like your last name / I think you need a new one / And I’ve been holding on to mine/ Baby if you want one”

Vocally, Johnson appears to be having a blast on the song. His influences span from the classics in country to R&B and everything in between and “Last Name” showcases those inspirations perfectly. We especially love how Johnson chooses to end the song. Take a listen to find out for yourself. So far, the singer has proven that he is the real deal and that he will continue to keep fans entertained and excited for his music.

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“Last Name” 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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NYCS First Impression Nick Wayne American Original EP

Nick Wayne EP

Nashville is filled with a plethora of unsigned and ridiculously talented artists, and one of the most striking in Music City would be Nick Wayne. Wayne is one of the few born and raised in Nashville, cultivating a unique and soulful sound that’s resulted in projects like his new EP, American Original.

The title track and the first on the EP was written by Wayne, Bob DiPiero, and Jason Grant. It’s the most country-rock of the collection and has the same vibe production-wise as “Ex To See” by Sam Hunt. Lyrically, it’s a foot-stomping, feel-good song about his love for fiancé and fellow singer-songwriter Hannah Ellis. “That needle hits the groove/And she moves/In her own direction”, Wayne sings on the first verse, before sailing into the chorus, where he declares that his love is “an American original”. Melodically, there are a lot of effortless note changes that come when you least expect them to. It’s a song made to be played in the car with your friends, sung at the top of your lungs.

Next is the soulful and groovy “Just Getting Started”, written by Wayne, Trent Harmon, and Mark Trussell. Dispersed throughout the entirety of the song are some really great samples of concert crowds, a busy bar, and glasses clinking. Rhythmically, it’s the most pop/r&b of the bunch, almost sounding like a Niall Horan cut. Something that Wayne does seamlessly is he combines multiple different sounds and genres together, making for something distinctive that sounds like him. The harmonies in this song hit you out of nowhere, and it showcases his vocal versatility.

The closer is the upbeat, almost traditional country track, “Hang On, My Wife’s Calling”, written by Wayne, Jason Massey, and Mark Trussell. It’s made to sound like it was performed outside during a party of some kind, intentionally casual. The guitar is cool rhythmically and melodically. Wayne sets the scene, describing the party he’s at and the shots he’s about to drink with his friends when he pauses from “the buzz in his pocket…/Woah, hang on my wife’s calling”, to which his friends laugh. He continues to answer his phone throughout the whole night, because “guys like me/don’t get girls like her”. There’s tambourine that hits by the second chorus that makes it even hookier. It’s a breezy, fun way to end the EP.

Nick Wayne has released other projects before, and each time he does, he raises the bar even higher than before. He’s got an incredible, smooth voice, and a real ear for hooks and rhymes, and continues to challenge himself and his fans sonically. There are big things ahead of Wayne, and it will be exciting to see and hear what happens next.

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American Original 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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Tyler Rich Surprises Fans With New Track “Feels Like Home”

Tyler Rich Feels Like Home

One of our favorites, Tyler Rich has been keeping busy throughout all of quarantine. Between hosting his weekly virtual ‘Leave Her Wild’ Sunday Brunches, talking with radio stations, and even joining our own virtual brunch back in April, Rich is keeping fans excited for his music. Just last week, the singer-songwriter announced via his social media platforms that a new song was slated to come out. Today, “Feels Like Home” has finally been released!

The song has already proven to be a hit in live shows, but finally having a recorded version is a moment both fans and Rich can simultaneously rejoice in. “Exploring new cities, meeting strangers, and finding pubs or dive bars that make you feel like home inspired this song,” he shared in a recent press release, “I hope this song makes people feel nostalgic and reminds us all of our favorite people and places when we need the feel of community even more.” The message could not come at a better time.

“I came here tonight to forget why I’m here / If you’re with me then why don’t you raise up a beer / Dance with a stranger that you’d like to know / Cause it feels like home / This hole in the wall has a hell of a view”

Rich penned the track alongside Andrew DeRoberts and Jon Nite, but it’s clear that the fans had a huge inspiration for the tune. Rich ironically recorded the song at home in Los Angeles, which adds to its nostalgia. John Mayer’s drummer, Aaron Sterling, lent his skills to the record as well. The song is definitely in Rich’s wheelhouse, effortlessly blending country music with California charm.

To keep up with Tyler Rich follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Feels Like Home” 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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