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Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland to Host CMT Music Awards

The CMT Music Awards have revealed their first pair of hosts for the show, Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland.

Save-The-Date: Fan-Voted CMT Awards to Air on October 21, 2020

CMT announced today (October 8th), that the 2020 CMT Music Awards show will have multiple hosts including the first set to be revealed, country superstar Kane Brown and actor, musician, and producer Sarah Hyland. This marks first-time hosting duties for both stars.

In a recent press release, CMT producers shared “From our first conversations about this year’s show, we knew we wanted multiple hosts who reflected both our artists and our audience. Kane and Sarah are young stars on momentous career rolls:  Sarah is an award-winning, sought-after Hollywood actor who’s been a familiar face to millions of TV households for over 10 years; and Kane is a self-made success story who has skyrocketed to country music fame by crossing musical genres and delivering history-making hits. We’re thrilled to welcome them both to their first-time hosting duties at the CMT Music Awards.”

As previously announced, Brown will also be performing on the show along with special performances by fellow nominees Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Luke Bryan, and Maren Morris. Each one-of-a-kind performance will take place from outdoor spaces in and around Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, breakout stars Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Riley Green, and Travis Denning will each perform on the Ram Side Stage with even more surprises to come.

The annual show is the only entirely fan-voted award show in the country music world honoring the genre’s best and most fan-favorite artists. Fan voting has already begun and will continue through Monday, October 12th at 12PM EST. Visit vote.cmt.com to cast your votes.

Up for awards are Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, and Thomas Rhett who lead with three nominations each. Blanco Brown, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and The Chicks also racked up multiple nominations. While many rising stars received their first-ever nominations for the special accolades. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Set to air on Wednesday, October 21st at 8PM ET / 7PM CT on CMT, the 2020 CMT Music Awards will be a celebration country music fans will not want to miss. The show will honor country music’s biggest stars bringing next-level energy and unique performances from Music City.

Fans can tune in from home on several different networks who will be broadcasting the show including CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.

 

HERE ARE THE 2020 CMT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show.

  • Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • Keith Urban – “Polaroid”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Little Big Town – “Sugar Coat”
  • Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
  • Old Dominion – “Some People Do”
  • Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
  • Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”
  • The Chicks -“Gaslighter”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Maren Morris – “The Bones”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Jason Aldean – “Got What I Got”
  • Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
  • Luke Combs – “Even Though I’m Leaving”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Chasin’ You (Dream Video)”
  • Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Lady A – “Champagne Night”
  • Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • Midland – “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)”
  • Old Dominion – “One Man Band”
  • The Chicks – “Gaslighter”
  • The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brothers Osborne – “All Night (Studio Performance)”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
  • LOCASH – “One Big Country Song”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Die From A Broken Heart”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
  • Caylee Hammack – “Family Tree”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Ingrid Andress – “More Hearts Than Mine”
  • Riley Green – “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
  • Travis Denning – “After a Few”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
  • Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
  • Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”
  • Kane Brown featuring Nelly – “Cool Again”
  • Marshmello and Kane Brown – “One Thing Right”
  • Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi – “Beer Can’t Fix”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs – “Brand New Man”
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young – “Drowning”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini – “Graveyard”
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt – “Fancy”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton – “Tell Me When It’s Over”

 

Don’t forget to cast your votes! Voting is open now at: vote.cmt.com.

Although it is sure to be different, this will definitely be a night not to miss. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on October 21st and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with CMT, follow along here on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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RECAP: Kane Brown and Wife, Katelyn on ‘Get Organized’ with The Home Edit

Netflix’s brand new show ‘Get Organized’ with The Home Edit was officially released today. Focused around organizer-extraordinaires Clea Sherer and Joanna Teplin, the dynamic duo works to revamp and organize spaces in the homes of everyday people and celebrities, like Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn.

This specific episode showcases Shearer and Teplin stepping into the Brown’s gorgeous home tasked with making their pantry the best room in the house, and of course, baby-friendly to little Kingsley. It is an ultimate pantry makeover by the top organizers in the game, who just so happened to be Nashville-based.

Fans will learn pretty quickly that Katelyn is eager to be an organizer and a cook in the kitchen, so it’s clear that she is the perfect client for The Home Edit women. Although on the quiet side, Brown is always supportive of his wife, which comes across perfectly in this lighthearted and silly episode.

In the same episode, Shearer and Teplin also organize and design a special kid’s bedroom for a young child, Quinn, and his foster brother, Eli. The feel-good and special story is just as heartwarming as Brown’s pantry transformation.

Fans can watch the entire episode and along with the show’s full season on Netflix. If you are loving the ladies of The Home Edit, make sure to get your hands on their brand new book The Home Edit Life: The No Guilt-Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything too.

To keep up with The Home Edit, follow them on Instagram or visit their website.

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

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

For your new country music, visit our ‘New Country Music‘ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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TUNE IN: Kane Brown on ‘Get Organized’ with The Home Edit

Kane Brown The Home Edit

Debuting on Netflix today, Kane Brown and wife, Katelyn are featured on brand new series ‘Get Organized’ with The Home Edit

Debuting today, Netflix’s brand new show ‘Get Organized’ with The Home Edit is sure to have everyone doing their spring cleaning a little early! Organizer extraordinaires Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin boast over one million followers on their Instagram, (@thehomeedit), are best-selling authors of their book The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals, as well as, organizers to the stars and everyone in between. Their second book The Home Edit Life: The No Guilt-Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything is also available for pre-order now.

Their brand-new show features celebrities and everyday people alike getting spaces in their home organized. Country superstar Kane Brown and his wife, Katelyn are featured on one of the episodes, making the show a must-see for country music fans. The new trailer features a clip of the Brown’s home as Clea and Joanna revamp their pantry.

The episode with Kane Brown is available to watch today, Wednesday, September 9th as the series debuts on Netflix. Other stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Khloe Kardashian, and Neil Patrick Harris will also make an appearance on the show. We are sure you’ll be binging the entire series with us!

To keep up with The Home Edit, follow them on Instagram or visit their website.

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

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

For your new country music, visit 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: Kane Brown MixTape Vol. 1

Kane Brown Mixtape

Country superstar, Kane Brown dropped his highly anticipated Mix Tape Vol. 1 today (August 14). It contains seven tracks, all of which co-written by Brown, and includes singles “Cool Again” and “Be Like That” as well as three brand new songs. This is his first multi‐song project since his Platinum‐certified sophomore album, Experiment.

Cool Again,” his current single on country radio, was inspired by a chilly night on a songwriting retreat. The song was originally about missing warm weather, but Brown and his writing team–Josh Hodge, Lindsay Rimes, and Matt McGinn—turned into a song about a relationship that recently fell apart. The singer just wants him and his ex to be ‘cool again’ and get back to last summer when they were happy together. Brown released a remix to the song with Nelly last week. Watch the video below:

Be Like That,” his collaboration with Swae Lee and Khalid, is his current single to pop radio. Debuted back in February during his Worldwide Beautiful Tour but officially released on July 10th, this song is about someone contemplating whether or not they want to continue their relationship. The protagonist has a lot of negative things to say about this woman, but can’t understand why he’s not himself when she’s not around. “Be Like That” was the #1 most added song on top-40 radio the week after it was released on stations all across America, including New York’s own Z100.

Other previously released songs on this mixtape include “Worldwide Beautiful,” his song about acceptance and racial equality, and his collaboration with John Legend, “The Last Time I Say Sorry.” The latter, released on March 27th, is a love ballad in which the two display their vulnerability, regret, love, and compassion while, at the same time, showcase their strength and masculinity. The former of which was released ahead of schedule, as Brown used this song to express his thoughts on the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. He leaned heavily on his R&B influence for this track and all proceeds from the song are being funded to the Boys and Girls Club. He performed it at the BET Awards on June 28th. Watch it below:

“Didn’t Know What Love Was” sounds like nothing Brown has ever done before. With prevalent electric guitar, this track brings a 70s rock-sound to the EP. In the song, Brown states that he didn’t believe in love until he met this particular woman who changed his outlook on it. “Worship You” is another love song with a much different vibe. Brown blends a variety of string instruments with a backing bass beat, as the singer praises his significant other and describes her traits in religious terms; her kisses have a higher power, her body is divine and her smile makes him see the light. He teased this track on Instagram on May 15th. The video he posted features Brown and his wife, Katelyn dancing in the kitchen, singing to their daughter, Kingsley.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m a God-fearing Christian man / but if you were a religion then, damn / I don’t know what I’d do / I might have to worship you”

Just when you think Kane Brown is about to go fully pop, he drops a song like “BFE” to show he’s still country. BFE essentially means “middle of nowhere” (look up the actual definition on your own time) and this 90s country-sounding anthem praises the south and smalltown living. The fiddle and steel guitar on this track make it the perfect tailgate jam.

“I’m talkin’ Florida, ‘Bama, Georgia, Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas to Tennessee / So raise your beers, cheers, here’s to BFE”

Blending the genre line is what Kane Brown does best, and this mixtape is the epitome of that. Using his abundance of influences, he continues to showcase his creativity and shape the next generation of country music.

 

Kane Brown’s Mixtape Vol. 1 Track Listing:

  1. “Cool Again” (Kane Brown, Josh Hoge, Matt McGinn, Lindsay Rimes)
  2. “Be Like That” (Kane Brown, Khalif Brown, Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo, Khalid Robinson, Ryan Vojtesak, Mike Will)
  3. “Worship You” (Kane Brown, Alexander Izquierdo, Ryan Vojtesak, Matt McGinn)
  4. “BFE” (Kane Brown, Sam Ellis, Matt McGinn, Taylor Phillips, Will Weatherly)
  5. “Didn’t Know What Love Was” (Kane Brown, Shy Carter, Matt McGinn, Lindsay Rimes)
  6. “Last Time I Say Sorry (Kane Brown, John Stephens, Matt McGinn, Andrew Goldstein)
  7. “Worldwide Beautiful” (Kane Brown, Shy Carter, Ryan Hurd, Jordan Schmidt)

 

NYCS Picks:
1. BFE
2. Worship You

To keep up with Kane Brown follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Kane Brown’s Mix Tape Vol. 1 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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Kane Brown Enlists Wife, Katelyn Brown for New Song “Mad At This World”

Kane Brown and Wife, Katelyn

Kane Brown and Wife, Katelyn [Photo via @kanebrown_music on Instagram]

Country superstar, Kane Brown has previously teased a forthcoming collaboration with wife, Katelyn, but this morning (July 23) the singer-songwriter shared more to the news while calling into SiriusXM’s The Storme Warren Show on The Highway. Confirming the duet, Brown claimed, “She’s my secret weapon that I am waiting to unleash.” of his wife.

“Usually, I always just write my songs. This was actually a pitch that I heard that immediately caught my ears and caught my attention, and it’s not ‘Worldwide Beautiful,’ but it’s basically a song pulling out everything else that’s happened in 2020. It’s called ‘Mad at This World,’ but it’s basically saying, ‘How could I be mad at this world, when this world gave me you?'” Brown says of the project.

 

No official word on when the song will be recorded and released.

In the meantime, fans can enjoy Brown’s latest track, “Be Like That” with Khalid and Swae Lee. The highly anticipated song was released on July 10th, but fans have been eagerly waiting for it since videos of him performing the pop-friendly collaboration at his shows back in February surfaced the internet. When we saw it live at the Atlantic City stop on his Worldwide Beautiful Tour, he said it would be his next single to pop radio and teased possible guest features. Watch it below:

Keep up with Kane Brown by following him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Be Like That” 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.

For more exclusive video clips from the Worldwide Beautiful Tour visit our Instagram Highlight and a full recap of the sold-out show here.

 

 

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Kane Brown Releases “Be Like That” with Khalid & Swae Lee

Kane Brown Be Like That

Country superstar, Kane Brown finally dropped his pop-collaboration, “Be Like That” with Khalid and Swae Lee today (July 10th). Fans have been waiting for the official release of this song since videos of him performing this at his shows back in February surfaced the internet. When we saw it live at the Atlantic City stop on his Worldwide Beautiful Tour, he said it would be his next single to pop radio and teased possible guest features. Watch it below:

“Be Like That” is a 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. The singer 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.

“I might be better on my own / I hate you blowing up my phone / I wish I never met your ass / Sometimes it be like that”

Swae Lee takes the second verse of the song and joins Brown for the third chorus while Khalid, who has joined Brown on a previous song called “Saturday Nights,” takes the third verses and backups the fourth and final chorus. Brown is no stranger to cross-genre productions as he has featured on songs with Marshmello, Becky G, Camila Cabello, John Legend, and more. Himself and rapper, Nelly, who has been featured on numerous country tracks already, will team up for a “Cool Again” remix coming out soon. The Texas-native teased the track on his Instagram page last month.

We speculate a lot of new music will be coming from Kane Brown in the near future. Keep up with the new music by following him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Be Like That” 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.

For more exclusive video clips from the Worldwide Beautiful Tour visit our Instagram Highlight and a full recap of the sold-out show here.

 

 

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Kane Brown to Release Fan Fave “Be Like That” with Khalid & Swae Lee

During the opening night of Kane Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour, the country superstar debuted a brand new, unreleased track called, “Be Like That”. Brown prefaced the song, claiming that it would officially be released sometime in 2020 and would be his next single to pop radio. Further adding that the song would have a surprise collaboration that he was really excited about.

Although 2020 has had many ups and downs, (let’s face it, mostly downs), fans will be excited to learn that the catchy song is finally being released to all streaming platforms this Friday, July 10th. Brown teased the news on his Instagram with a save the date and announcing Khalid and Swae Lee would join him on the track.

Check out a teaser of the song in the video below from Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour.

 

“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.

The song is set to be released Friday, July 10th. In addition to “Be Like That”, Brown also debuted a second unreleased track titled, “Vodka Cranberry”. Check it out here.

For more exclusive video clips from the Worldwide Beautiful Tour 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 Drops Meaningful New Song “Worldwide Beautiful”

Brown WorldWide Beautiful

County music superstar Kane Brown joins the likes of many other country artists in being a voice for racial equality for Black Americans in the United States. He decided to release a song close to his heart, which also so happens to be his postponed world tour’s namesake, “Worldwide Beautiful.”

“I’m releasing this song early that I’ve been holding onto for a year. I’m hoping it will bring us together during this time and proceeds are being funded to the Boys and Girls Club,” Brown shared on his social media platforms.

Although completely different than anything he has previously released, “Worldwide Beautiful” is special. Brown manages to create a unique vibe and feeling in the new track, clearly leaning on his R&B influences. It speaks to issues that are currently at the forefront of our social climate. Brown talks about how his fanbase consists of a wide group of individuals and pleads for everyone to just come together to support one another. The message is powerful, needed, and appreciated.

“White churches, black churches / Different people, same hearses / It’s kinda hard to fight with each other / Laying down in the ground, six under / At every show I see my people / They ain’t the same but they’re all equal / One love, one God, one family”

If you would like to make any additional donations to the Boys and Girls Club of America, please visit www.bgca.org

To keep up with Kane Brown follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Worldwide Beautiful” 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 Swag Spotlight Featuring Restless Road

Restless Road

This week we spoke with the men of Restless Road, a new trio that continues to rise in popularity across the country music genre. The singers shared with us all about their writing and recording process, their time opening up for superstar, Kane Brown, and of course their journey to becoming a band.

Although Restless Road has gone through a few iterations as a band, the trio have finally found their sweet spot with Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, and Garrett Nichols as bandmates. Each brings something unique to the group. Growing up in different parts of the country, each member found their passion for music a little differently.

“I actually didn’t really get into singing until I was a bit older. I was about 15, 16 years old,” Beeken tells us, adding, “I grew up watching American Idol, and I saw Scotty McCreery audition and I thought that was the coolest thing ever.” Nowadays, he gravitates toward country singers with deeper voices like McCreery, Josh Turner, and the late Johnny Cash.

As for Pack, he credits his faith-filled upbringing as a big part of his career. “I started singing in church,” he shares, “I really didn’t start like as an actual thing until I was a freshman in high school and then I started making trips down to Nashville and writing.” He always had that “traditional backbone,” for country greats like Georgia Strait and Garth Brooks, but adds Keith Urban has always been a big inspiration for him and the trajectory of his career.

Growing up in Alabama, Nichols rounds out the trio. He fulfilled his father’s “rock star” dreams, when he fell in love with music, picking up a guitar when he was just 12 years old. He reminisced with us about his infatuation for Tim McGraw’s “Real Good Man,” adding “I would just sing that over and over again. […] I was really influenced by country music, I could not quit singing it.”

The three men finally crossed paths in 2013, after both Beeken and Pack auditioned as solo-artists on X-factor, and again as a band, but the group was not complete until Nichols received a DM via Instagram from the guys, asking for him to join. Interestingly enough, they met their tour mate, superstar, Kane Brown during their original X-factor audition. Little did they know that that relationship was going to help their careers blossom.

After several years in the industry, Restless Road received a text message that changed their lives and their careers. Brown not only invited the trio to open up for his ‘Worldwide Beautiful Tour,” a massive, sold-out arena tour, but signed them to his new label. “Honestly it was really surreal for us,” the men shared, “We have never released music before, and to be able to release music and as soon as we released it to head out on a major arena tour, it was something I just cannot describe,” added Pack, who spoke on the behalf of the group.

Although the tour has been halted, due to the worldwide pandemic and quarantine, Restless Road could not express enough gratitude for the experience and for fans, and added they cannot wait to get out there to play the rescheduled shows. “It will be over the top when we come back. I think we have a few things we have that we’re looking forward to when the tour comes back that we think fans will really enjoy.”

Until then, fans can continue to stream their debut self-titled EP. They worked really hard to cultivate a cohesive record, where each song can stand alone as a single. “All three of us picked songs that we felt stood out to us,” they said, “We always have a universal approach to [writing music] where we feel like anyone, everywhere can put themselves in that song.” The boys accomplished just that with songs that cover the spectrum for music fans.

As Restless Road waits out this chaotic time, they assure fans that they are in for a treat when they return, but send this sentiment to fans, “They can’t expect. That’s the goal.” It is a bit of a mystery of when the trio will put out a full-length project, but we know for sure that they will continue to write and hone their creative sides during downtime, and rest assure, they cannot wait to be the opening act and the first to take the stage when we are all able to get back to going to shows! Keep these guys on your watch list. They are the real deal!

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

Restless Road 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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Here Are The Lyrics to Kane Brown’s ‘Cool Again’

Kane Brown "Cool Again" Lyrics

Thursday (Apr 23.), Kane Brown released a brand new song, “Cool Again” and it’s headed straight for country radio. Check out a review of the track and all of the details here. Follow along with the full lyrics below:

KANE BROWN – “Cool Again” Lyrics

I’ve been thinkin’ about ya lately
Reminiscin’, going crazy
Miss the way your kiss would keep me up

Hey, wish that you were here tonight
Drinkin’ vodka soda, extra limes
And we could just get back to being us

‘Cause I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah

Do you ever think about
The days we couldn’t live without each other
Where the hell did we go wrong

Hey, how’d we go from that to this
How’d we let a good thing slip
Do we really have to go move on

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

“Cool Again” 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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