Alex Hall Drops New Track “Whiskey On The Table”

Alex Hall Whiskey On the Table

We don’t know about you, but New Music Fridays are one thing that has helped our mood during these strange times, and this week is no different. One of our NYCS Swag Spotlight Alum is back with new music! Alex Hall just released his first song of 2020, “Whiskey on the Table.”

Written by AJ Babcock, Pete Good, and Hall, “Whiskey on the Table” is a powerful song about a relationship ending. The way it is written and how the singer-songwriter delivers the lyrics, you feel as if you are going through the breakup in real-time.

Starting with a guitar solo, the Georgia native isn’t afraid to show his rocker side. He then goes into telling the story of someone willing to give up their records, a shirt, even their whole town to the person who broke their heart. Their only request is to keep the whiskey so they can deal with the heartbreak. We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

While we are all uncertain about the postponement of shows, Hall is scheduled to have a busy spring and summer. He is scheduled to tour the southeast in conjunction with Sofar Sounds and attend a few major festivals, including Shaky Boots, Trailblazer, Tailgate Fest, Hometown Rising, and C2C. Pending schedule changes, you can also catch him on tour with Brandy Clark.

If you are like us and impatiently waiting to see Hall live, you can catch him this Saturday on our Instagram for our virtual country brunch.

To keep up with Alex Hall follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Whiskey on the Table”  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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Exclusive Premiere: baker grissom Drops New Song & Video “workin’ man”

baker grissom workin' man

“Nothin’ left of me, I’m just beer and bones, corner booth cliche, playing jukebox drinkin’ songs”

Last year when songwriter and artist baker grissom released his debut EP Saturdays and Sunday we were immediately hooked on his clever lyrics and polished delivery. Much like “You Are Who You Listen To” and “Right Bar Wrong Stool” which envelope the listener with brilliant songwriting, released today, “workin’ man” does the same.

When the title of a song gives one impression, yet the actual storyline is different than you expected, you know you’ve got a great one coming through your speakers. Written by grissom along with Ben Stennis and produced by Stennis and Jeremy Stover,  “workin’ man” chronicles getting through a breakup and all of the measures you can try and take to dull the pain.

The official music video, premiering exclusively on NYCountry Swag today, showcases the singer-songwriter working on cars, sitting in a quiet bar, and performing the track, all while regretfully realizing that nothing is working to help with the heartache. Whether it’s time or someone new, getting lost in the same old routine doesn’t seem to be changing things. In the chorus he laments: ” I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts / Pullin’ overtime getting over this, raise ’em up, knock ’em back, line ’em up again, ah but it ain’t workin’ man…this neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on, but I’m doin’ the best I can, but it ain’t workin’ man”.

The talented newcomer is building his catalog of music, one brilliant song at a time and we look forward to continuing to champion his career. Check out our Swag Session from last fall below and be sure to follow baker grissom on Instagram and Facebook.

 

“workin’ man” Lyrics

Always clockin’ in, ain’t no clockin’ out
The days drag on, till the long nights come around
Hit me harder than the last one
And the last one was a bad one was a bad one

Man I’d love to quit, but it ain’t quittin’ time
She’s still hangin’ on to every thought up in my mind
I just can’t just can’t shake this heartache
This heartache no it don’t take no break

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
Pullin’ overtime, gettin’ over this
Raise ’em up, knock ’em back, line ’em up again
Ah but it ain’t workin’ man
Her memory holds on like a first truck summer
And them days of gold
That missin’ her bad kinda spell I’m under
It won’t let go
This neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on
But I’m doin’ the best I can
Aww but it ain’t workin’ man

Nothin’ left of me, I’m just beer and bones
Corner booth cliche, playin’ jukebox, drinkin’ songs
Quarter by quarter, and shot by shot
Tryin’ to get her gone with all I got

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
Pullin’ overtime, gettin’ over this
Raise ’em up, knock ’em back, line ’em up again
Ah but it ain’t workin’ man
Her memory holds on like a first truck summer
And them days of gold
That missin’ her bad kinda spell I’m under
It won’t let go
This neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on
But I’m doin’ the best I can
Aww but it ain’t workin’ man

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
And I ain’t slowin’ down till her memory quits

I got them whiskey doubles shootin’ double shifts
Pullin’ overtime, gettin’ over this
Neon ain’t nothin’ to lean on
But I’m doin’ the best I can
Aww but It ain’t workin’ man
Aww but It ain’t workin’ man

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Lakeview Sings of Missing Obvious Red Flags in “Eyes Closed”

Lakeview Eyes Closed

We’ve all been there, all of the people in your life are telling you to stay away from someone but you are blinded by love. In their brand new song, “Eyes Closed”, dropped today (3/27) new country duo, Lakeview is personifying those sentiments. Combining a unique blend of country, rock, and pop, the Pittsburgh natives are fresh on the scene.

The track chronicles a small-town love story gone awry and all of the missed signs that could have helped prevent heartbreak. Written by Lakeview bandmembers Jesse Denaro and Luke Healy along with Kevin Baird, “Eyes Closed” is the second offering from the new group, the first being “Poor Me”, which video has garnered over 170 thousand views. When the chorus drops, the realization hits: “Looking back, I wish I would’ve known not to kiss you with my eyes closed.”

In conclusion, when you feel like the wool is being pulled over your eyes in a relationship, always trust your mama, she knows best.

To keep up with Lakeview follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Eyes Closed” 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: Dan Smalley ‘If I’m Being Honest’

Dan Smalley - If I'm Being Honest

At NYCountry Swag, we pride ourselves on bringing you the freshest and newest voices in country music. Today, one of Big Machine Label Group’s newest signees, Dan Smalley released his debut EP entitled If I’m Being Honest. The singer has written songs for the likes of Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael, but today fans get to see exactly what Smalley is made of as a solo artist.

The four-song EP is an impressive collection of songs that truly gives fans and country lovers some insight into Smalley’s voice and style. The new EP is a confessional record that focuses on story-telling and song-writing, two qualities we look for in any country record.

The record opens up with “Till Country Comes Back.” The lyrics are accompanied by both banjos and steel guitar, making the song feel both familiar and nostalgic. Smalley’s smooth vocals are easy to listen to as he sings about love.

According to the singer, the song is about, “a guy who’s willing to put his life on hold and wait for the love of his life.” Happily married, Smalley admits that he would “wait [his] whole life” for his wife.

“Lucky” is next up. The song begins with an impactful vocal and simple instrumentation. Written by the singer with talented songwriter, Brian Kolb, the rising artist sings about going through hardships, only to find his way back to his love. The happenstances can only be attributed to one thing, luck. It is a true confession in song form.

“I was some kind of crazy, wild out, and out of my mind /
Til you came and saved me from spinning off the end of the line /
I was livin’ like I didn’t have nothin’ to lose /
‘Cause I only knew what livin’ was like without you /
Now here you are lovin’ on me / Yeah, talk about lucky”

Continuing to bare his heart through song, the title track is the stand-out tune off the project. Smalley reveals his truth and his demons in this story-telling song, which he shares was written as a confession to his wife, his confidant. With an Eric Church feel and honesty that feels instantly country, the singer nails it with this song.

“Truth is I’m most of the time just shootin’ from the hip / So I tell folks I’ve moved on from the bones locked in why closet / Truth is it’s just easier to lie / If I’m being honest”

Rounding out the project is the song “Rich and Famous.” Smalley shows off his funky, country-rock side in the mid-tempo jam. Once again, the singer’s wife remains his muse for this song, as well as for the overall project.

Smalley’s debut project is a smash. He delivers a little bit of everything to country fans, while showing country lovers exactly who he is, which is a hard feat to accomplish through only four songs. The singer is the full package, and we are excited to continue championing his career, as he navigates the ever-evolving country music industry.

To keep up with Dan Smalley, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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

If I’m Being Honest Track List:

  1. “Till Country Comes Back”
  2. “Lucky”
  3. “If I’m Being Honest”
  4. “Rich and Famous”

 

 

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Teddy Robb Releases Brand New Track, “Me On You”

Teddy Robb, a NYCountry Swag  2019 Artist to Watch, dropped his latest track “Me on You” following his previous releases “Tell Me How”“Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You” and his debut song, “Lead Me On”. In the midst of these funky, uncertain times right now, new music from the rising star is perhaps exactly what country music fans need.

Written by Ryan Beaver and Deric Ruttan, the singer-songwriter opens the track painting a picture of what looks like a bothered soul in a dark place causing some small-town speculation as to what could be going on. As the verse builds, listeners come to learn Robb is not speaking of a specific drug, but the power of love.

“This up all night // Ain’t a habit I’m tryin’ to kick // I may be high //
but it ain’t like what they think // all this need a hit, can’t quit, lookin’ for the next fix //
fool I’ve turned into // That’s just me, girl // Me On You”

Back in October 2019, the Akron, Ohio native joined NYCountry Swag for a Country Brunch at IGC Hospitality’s The Boogie Room located inside the Mondrian Park Avenue Hotel. Singing some songs and stellar covers, Robb kept the New York country music fans entertained all afternoon long. Check out some clips from the awesome time below.

Additionally, Robb was featured in one of our NYCS Swag Sessions where he played his then single “Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You” and also premiered glimpses of a few other songs. Check it out in the video below.

To keep up with Teddy Robb follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

“Me on 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 the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Restless Road Stun with Performance of “Take Me Home” ft. Kane Brown

Just days after being announced as Kane Brown’s flagship artist on his new record label, Restless Road not only debuted a brand new EP, but they also joined Brown on the launch of his Worldwide Beautiful Tour. As the tour kicked off, the trio took the stage during it’s opening night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Introducing themselves to Brown’s sold-out audience, the trio stunned the crowd with their impeccable vocals.

The new intriguing tune is a hit in the making, relying on outstanding vocals and a nostalgic feel to entice listeners. The beginning of the song starts with a familiar tune, both lyrically and sonically with “Take me home, take me home / To a place, I belong.” Of course, those lyrics are a modern take on John Denver’s iconic “Take Me Home Country Roads.” The group changes it up, singing about heading home to where a special girl is, rather than West Virginia.

Check it out in the video below from the Atlantic City show.

 

Brown lends his vocals to the second verse, adding some flavor and dimension to the already dazzling song. When we caught the live version over the weekend at the show, we couldn’t help but notice the chemistry the four talented men had on stage and the passion they all share for country music and their fans.

“Lights in my rearview almost gone / Thought I could make it / Man, was I wrong / Out on my own I Could only get so far / Then I realized I needed to be where you are”

Check out more exclusive clips from the show on our Instagram Highlight and a full recap of the sold-out show here. To keep up with Restless Road, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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Kane Brown Previews New Unreleased Song, “Vodka Cranberry”

Saturday, February 29, 2020, Kane Brown kicked off the first night of his Worldwide Beautiful Tour with a sold-out show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. During the country superstar’s high-energy set, Brown surprised fans by debuting some new music including this unreleased track, “Vodka Cranberry”.

Check it out in the video below.

 

The lyrics describe a night at the club and the couple in the song blame their wild night of dancing on the high number of vodka cranberries they consumed. Its sound is reminiscent of Thomas Rhett’s “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time” as it is very funk-influenced and could get the crowd at a disco up on their feet. Its electro beat mixed with Brown southern vocals give it a unique sound.

In addition to “Vodka Cranberry”, Brown debuted a second unreleased track titled, “Be Like That”. Check it out here.

For more exclusive video clips from the show visit our Instagram Highlight and a full recap of the sold-out show here. To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

 

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Kane Brown Debuts Brand New, Unreleased Song, “Be Like That”

During the opening night of Kane Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour, the country superstar debuted a brand new track called, “Be Like That”. Brown prefaced the song, claiming that it would officially be released sometime in March and would be his next single to pop radio.

Check it out in the video below.

 

“Be Like That” is another heavily produced track in which the singer describes his complicated relationship. He hates constantly texting her and thinks he might be better off on his own but at the same time he says he’s not himself without her and he would never be able to move on if they broke up.  This is a common scenario that is not often expressed. The usual situation described in country music involves two people who have broken up but after a few drinks, they make an overnight mistake which leads them to evaluate their status. Brown calls attention to what’s going through the mind of someone in that relationship rather than what that person is doing to get over it.

He raps the bridge of the song and at the show, he teased a possible collaboration for the studio version of this track and mentioned it will be released sometime this month.

In addition to “Be Like That”, Brown debuted a second unreleased track titled, “Vodka Cranberry”. Check it out here.

For more exclusive video clips from the show visit our Instagram Highlight and a full recap of the sold-out show here. To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

 

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Cam Professes True Ride-Or-Die Love In “Till There’s Nothing Left”

Cam Till There's Nothing Left

It’s been two years since country vocal powerhouse Cam dropped “Diane,” her empowering response to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” Today, the Sony/RCA recording artist is back with a brand new single, “Till There’s Nothing Left,” a selfless love song about loving till the end of time.

The mid-tempo, sensual tune is Cam’s profession of her love for her husband, Adam Weaver, and the ends of the earth she’ll go to for him. “My husband and I will go drive and have a quickie in the back of the car. Why am I embarrassed to sing about that? ‘Till There’s Nothing Left’ is a commitment. It’s saying – I am gonna love you with everything I have, physically, spiritually, I’m so in.”

With drum loops, a looming echo and the repetition of “till there’s nothing left,” the nothingness that an end-of-time till-death-do-us-part love could not be conveyed any better.

“Till there’s nothing left / Till there’s nothing left / Me and you in the backseat / Drivin’ me crazy / Killin’ me baby / Till there’s nothing left / Till there’s nothing left / With the windows up / Spendin’ all my love / Prayin’ God don’t save me,” the 35-year-old sings poignantly in this monumental love song.

Penned by Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga), Cam, and her longtime collaborators Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles, Sam Smith) and Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars), the song also received an incredibly stunning and haunting video treatment, courtesy of director Dano Cerney (The Chainsmokers, Elle King).

Shot at the Hitching Post Western Saloon in Portland, TN, everyone in the honky-tonk and car makes an intentional decision to make out like there’s no tomorrow (pretty literally), and if it that’s the final moment on earth, they’re fine with it. Undeniably, the idea of cherishing final moments with the ones you love is at the crux of this cinematic video’s storyline.

“It’s the end of the world and I know a little place in the eye of the storm. Let’s live our last moments dancing together in the neon glow,” says Cam.

In celebration of the release, Cam performed on The TODAY Show this morning and will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight. Her highly-anticipated sophomore record is due for release later this year.

To keep up with Cam, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Till There’s Nothing Left” 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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Brett Young Debuts Brand New, Unreleased Song For His Daughter, “Lady”

In honor of his 3-month-old baby girl, Brett Young debuted “Lady” during his sold-out show in New York City show on The Chapters Tour. Young prefaced his performance talking about how incredible his wife was, and the song that followed brought not only the singer-songwriter to tears, but the fans as well. Although the song is of course, for his daughter Presley, it also is a tribute to his wife Taylor.

“You can always run to daddy, you’ll always be my baby, but look at her baby girl and you’ll learn how to be a lady” 

The touching lyrics were accompanied by beautiful pictures of Presley and Taylor on the big screens, only enhancing the moment.

Check it out in the video below.

 

Check out more exclusive clips from the show on our Instagram Highlight. To keep up with Brett Young, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 


NYCountry Swag’s Stephanie Wagner & Christina Bosch with Brett Young

 

 

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