In a few days the new albums from George Strait, LOCASH, and Jake Owen are set to drop. Anytime an artist, especially one as talented as these artists, release new music it’s an exciting time. Three new full albums in one weekend? New music overload.
Honky Tonk Time Machine is George Strait’s 30th studio album. That’s one heck of an accomplishment. There’s a track on the album that he sings with Willie Nelson called “Sing One With Willie” that we’re very curious to listen to. The King released “God and Country Music” earlier this winter which was written by star songwriter Lori McKenna and features his grandson, Harvey, on support vocals. With 13 songs on the album, we couldn’t be more thrilled that The King is back with new music.
LOCASH’s highly anticipated album Brothers is also out this week. The thing that jumps out immediately is the talent that was involved with this special project. Co-produced by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Schmidt, Corey Crowder, and Lindsey Rhimes the album features a star studded lineup of songwriters getting songwriting credit. Notable songwriters on the project include:
- Ashley Gorley – “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” and “T-Shirt”
- Michael Hardy – “Up Down” and “Simple”
- Rhett Akins – “Dirt on My Boots,” “Boys ‘Round Here,” and “Get Me Some of That”
- Corey Crowder – “Hangin’ On” and “I’m Comin’ Over”
- Ben Hayslip – “It Goes Like This,” “When She Says Baby,” and “Honey Bee”
- Jordan Schmidt – “What Ifs,” “If The Boot Fits,” and “You Make It Easy”
Oh and Russell Dickerson is a songwriter on one of the songs. Preseton and Chris are awesome songwriters themselves so there is a ton of buzz about this new album. Our expectations are sky high.
Greetings From … Jake is the latest album due out from Jake Owen this week. Jake is teaming up with Joey Moi who happened to produce some of his biggest hits including “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Alone With You,” and “Beachin’.” The last year has been a successful one for the singer with top hits “If I Was Jack” and “Down to the Honkytonk.” Building off his momentous year, this album is shaping up to be his best project to date.
Jake told Taste of Country that the album is “a pure representation of who I am, where I’ve been, what I love, and where I’m going. I feel so comfortable and fulfilled.” The 14 track album sets Jake Owen up to build off of the banner year he had.