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New Country Music Friday – The Playlist 7/24/20

New Music Friday! This week we get new music from Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani, HARDY, Noah Schnacky, Levi Hummon, Tim McGraw, Caylee Hammack & Alan Jackson, Mickey Guyton, Lindsay Ell and more!

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New Country Music Friday – The Playlist 7/17/20

New Music Friday! This week we get new music from CAM, LANCO, A Thousand Horses, The Chicks  and more!

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New Country Music Friday – The Playlist 7/10/20

New Music Friday! This week we get new music from Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Brett Eldredge, Avenue Beat, Lakeview, Lauren Davidson, Brinley Addington, Ross Ellis, Laine Hardy, Drew Green and more!

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New Country Music Friday – The Playlist 7/3/20

New Music Friday! This week we get new music from Mitchell Tenpenny, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Ingrid Andress, RaeLynn, Jaden Hamilton, Josh Kerr and more!

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Up Close & Virtual Featuring Tenille Townes

Tenille Townes

Ahead of her debut album release, we virtually chatted with Tenille Townes to discuss the process behind creating her album, what she has been up to during quarantine and her expectant plans for the remainder of the year.

Watch the full interview above and head to our First Impression of The Lemonade Stand here. 

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The Lemonade Stand 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: Tenille Townes ‘The Lemonade Stand’

Tenille Townes Lemonade Stand

It has been a long journey, but we have finally arrived at The Lemonade Stand, emerging country artist Tenille Townes’ debut album. Produced by Jay Joyce, the Canadian musician continues to showcase her creative songwriting skills with five new songs compiled with previous tracks from her Road to the Lemonade Stand EP and Living Room Worktapes, including the emotional “Jersey on the Wall” and her Billboard-charting hit “Somebody’s Daughter.” The virtual video interview below, Townes talks to us about what fans can expect from the record.

“The Lemonade Stand is a collection of songs that mean so much to me and are the way I see the world in this season of my life right now,” Townes shared. “I want this music to be like a gathering place, where people can come and be filled up. I hope this record reminds people of who they are, that they are not alone, and reminds them of their dreams.”

“Jersey on the Wall” and “Somebody’s Daughter” touch on two themes that we have never heard on country radio before. “Jersey on the Wall,” tells the story of a high school student who passed away in a car accident, which compels the singer to question God on tragedy and other aspects of life. In “Somebody’s Daughter,” which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts, she sings about a homeless woman on the corner of the street. That woman is a person too, just like herself, which makes Townes wonder how that woman got there and why she’s the one driving by in her car and not the one holding the cardboard sign.

 As for the rest of the album, love is a major theme and it is expressed in various ways. It could be as simple as “The Way You Look Tonight” featuring Keelan Donovan, where the two just describe how looking at the other person makes them feel. In “Lighthouse,” Townes explains that the two people in any given relationship need to be there for each other to guide them through hardships. In one of the previously released tracks, “White Horse,” she explains how your love story doesn’t have to be one out of a fairy tale; love comes in all different forms.

“Maybe not the way I was dreaming of / But you rode in and won my love / And now I’m finally on the right course / Who needs a white horse?”

As those songs describe love in relationships, there are songs about trying to find love as well, which is represented in “Find You,” “Where You Are,” and “Holding Out for the One.” In both “Find You” and “Where You Are,” Townes describes how relentless she would be and all the things she would do to find love. “Holding Out for the One” is a fun, upbeat song where she turns down every guy trying to pick her up at the bar because she knows none of them are “the one” and she is saving her heart for that person.

“I’m not the girl with her high heels in her hand / In last night’s little black party dress / Yeah, maybe I’m a little bit different I guess / But I ain’t giving my heart to just anyone / No, I’m holding out for the one”

“I Kept the Roses” is a vintage sounding ballad and the lone break-up song on the record. In this song, Townes sings about physical things from her former relationship that she has gotten rid of or given up, like the pictures, his t-shirts, the bar they went to, and even the friends they hung out with, to erase certain memories they once shared. However, the one thing she kept was the roses he bought her to show that there was good that came from it. Relationships, good or bad, shape the person you are today and she doesn’t want to forget what love feels like.

Townes touches on faith in ballads, “The Most Beautiful Things” and “When I Meet My Maker.” The latter is a Townes solo write and is not your typical song in terms of structure; it’s more of a poem. In it, she talks about the day she arrives in heaven and what her first conversation with God will be like. To hear more about “When I Meet My Maker”, check out our exclusive interview below. In “The Most Beautiful Things,” she lists things in life such as sunsets, shooting stars, and diamonds that are visually stunning. However, she states the things in life that are the most beautiful are the ones we cannot see, like love and faith.

“So why do we close our eyes / When we pray, cry, kiss, dream / Maybe the most beautiful things in this life are felt and never seen”

One of our favorite songs on the record, “Come As You Are” goes in its own category. Conveniently placed in the middle of the record, “Come As You Are” serves as the feel-good, party track to break up all the different emotions Townes makes us feel throughout The Lemonade Stand. This song is a reminder that it’s okay to let your worries go once in a while, let loose and just be yourself.

“Life is a party on a rooftop / So just go ahead and let your heart stop / All you gotta do is bring what you got / ‘Cause this elevator only goes up”

“This record is the dream that I had when I was a seven-year-old kid singing along in the backseat of the car,” Townes admitted. “She would really be freaking out right now.”

And the “freak-out” is well deserved. This album is a true reflection of Townes and her craft. Listeners can easily tell she poured her heart into this record by how genuine each and every lyric is. We understand how difficult it can be to honestly express yourself as a female in a male-dominated genre. We hope that young and talented musicians like herself motivate others to tell their stories and follow the same path. If Townes is the source of inspiration for aspiring female country artists, then the industry is in very good hands.

 

The Lemonade Stand Track List:

  1. Holding Out for the One (Tenille Townes/Marc Beeson/Daniel Tashian)
  2. Where You Are (Tenille Townes/Daniel Tashian/Keelan Donovan)
  3. Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking) (Tenille Townes/Tina Parol/Gordie Sampson)
  4. Lighthouse (Tenille Townes/Dan Agee)
  5. White Horse (Tenille Townes/Jeremy Spillman/Daniel Tashian)
  6. I Kept the Roses (Tenille Townes/Dustin Christensen/Chris Gelbuda)
  7. When I Meet My Maker (Tenille Townes)
  8. Come as You Are (Tenille Townes/Marc Beeson/Daniel Tashian)
  9. The Way You Look Tonight (Tenille Townes/Daniel Tashian/Keelan Donovan)
  10. Find You (Tenille Townes/Sacha Skarbek/Daniel Tashian)
  11. Somebody’s Daughter (Tenille Townes/Luke Laird/Barry Dean)
  12. The Most Beautiful Things (Tenille Townes/Gordie Sampson/Josh Kear)

 

NYCS Picks:

  1. Jersey on the Wall
  2. Somebody’s Daughter
  3. Holding Out for the One
  4. Come As You Are

Keep up with Tenille Townes by following her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

The Lemonade Stand 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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New Country Music Friday – The Playlist 6/26/20

New Music Friday! This week we get new music from Tenille Townes, Russell Dickerson, Ryan Hurd, Teddy Robb, Cassadee Pope, Robert Counts and more!

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Tenille Townes Says “The Most Beautiful Things” Aren’t Seen

Tenille Townes The Most Beautiful Things

This song has a message that could not have come at a better time. Gordie Sampson, Josh Kear and the artist herself wrote these lyrics with delicacy and a tender-heart in mind. On top of the poetry, Tenille Townes holds a gorgeous, vulnerable tone to narrate the tangled way of the world. “The Most Beautiful Things” acknowledges that what we feel and what we see may not always correspond with one another. Instead, our ability to feel will always surpass the strength in sight.

“So why do we close our eyes / When we pray, cry, kiss, dream / Maybe the most beautiful things in this life / Are felt and never seen”

While most of us are staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19, not able to see much of the world, this new release is a nice reminder that our souls, hearts, and minds are still with us. A lot has changed within the last month and a lot has been taken from us, but those moments of joy, love, and adoration have not left.

“The only way I know any of this / Can be true / Is the love I feel for you”

Though, this track comes at a time where the intent may be molded into something a little different, the concept remains the same. “We were all once a little kid, full of wonder, and seeing the beauty in anything. We were unafraid to be ourselves, relentlessly willing to dream the craziest of dreams because we weren’t scared of failing, or of what anyone else thought,” Townes explains as the inspiration behind the song. The contrast between being a child and an adult is extreme, though it’s important to rekindle the authenticity that comes with being a child since, through the years, it fades before our very eyes.

“I hope this song helps people remember what that felt like. Holding on to the love we have for each other and the most beautiful things around us, even in hard times, is what keeps that feeling alive. It makes me so thankful to get to put out this song right now in the times we are in.”

To go along with that notion, this beloved Canadian native filmed and edited a video to add a candid, first-hand glimpse of childhood. Townes’ cousin Evvy is captured on a playground in a park, doing things kids do.

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“The Most Beautiful Things” 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.

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Tenille Townes & Friends Release Virtual Cover of “Lean on Me”

As we are all utilizing apps such as FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom to stay in touch with our friends during this time of social distancing, music artists are no different. Rising country-star, Tenille Townes gathered friends such as Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton, Keelan Donovan, Alex Hall, Adam Hambrick and Caylee Hammack for a group video chat/collaboration for the classic feel-good, Bill Withers tune, “Lean on Me”. Watch the video below:

The video starts with Townes on her couch, alone with her guitar. When she finishes the first verse, the screen breaks into seven sections. Hammack then appears and begins singing the next verse. Shortly after, the other five artists join the call. Each artist individually sang their own verse, but when the chorus comes around, in perfect harmony, they create a stunning rendition of the popular 1972 song, symbolizing that even in times of isolation, we can all come together to make something beautiful.

“These crazy times right now make me so grateful for my friends, for music, and the way we are still all connected,” Townes admitted. “It brought me so much joy hearing everybody’s voices come together on this song, and it’s my hope that it brings people a little joy and comfort out there when they hear it. We really all do need somebody to lean on, especially right now.”

The video ends with the seven artists’ screens cutting to black. After everyone has signed off, a quote from fellow Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen is revealed. It reads: “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how light gets in.” This quote must really speak to Townes, as she has used it previously to caption one of her pictures on Twitter.

Earlier this year, Townes joined NYCountry Swag for a Swag Session in New York City, performing two songs and chatting with our Managing Editor, Christina Bosch. Check out the full performance and interview in the video below.

Keep up with Townes by following her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

 

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The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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NYCS Swag Session: Tenille Townes

Tenille Townes

Last week we hosted Tenille Townes for a Swag Session and the incredible singer-songwriter took time to share the stories behind “Jersey on the Wall” and “Somebody’s Daughter”. After her stellar performance, we discussed her latest EP, The Road to the Lemonade Stand as well as the tour that she heads out on this spring.

Watch the full performance and interview below.

To keep up with Tenille Townes follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

For more music from artists we’ve featured during our LIVE Swag Sessions, check out our Sessions Playlist below and give it a follow for updates.

 

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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