Emily’s Top 10 Songs From The 1st Quarter

By Emily Wagner

We’re three months into the year so I wanted to share my 10 favorite songs that have been released so far in 2020.

TOP 10

Hard To Forget, Sam Hunt

Hunt will always be the first to do something fresh and organic, pushing the limits of country music, and this song is a perfect example of that.

Thinking ‘Bout You, Dustin Lynch ft. Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina turns every good song into a great song. 

Ruled the World, Adam Sanders and Friends

This song is pure FUN, and gives us a look at the next class of country music stars.

This Bar, Morgan Wallen

Wallen instantly takes you back to your favorite college or hometown bar.

Hang In There Girl, Ashley McBryde

A breath of fresh air after Ashley’s first two songs released prior, McBryde hits it on the head with this female encouraging, ‘you can get through anything’ attitude song.

You Kissed Me First, Carly Pearce

Fun, light, flirty- it’s easily the best non-ballad song off Carly’s latest album

Neon Fools, Adam Doleac

I love the word play in this song; Doleac continues to prove his songwriting talent in this R&B infused country songs.

Janice At The Hotel Bar, Hailey Whitters

There is not one note, word, or phrase that I would change about this song. It’s like a giant hug from your grandma.

This Is Us, Jimmy Allen and Noah Cyrus

I was not expecting to like, let alone love this duet, but once it reaches the refrain and their harmonies combine, it feels like something special was created.

Fly Away, Caitlyn Smith

It’s impossible to choose just one song from her late album, but I love the more up tempo, light & breezy love song that Smith creates with “Fly Away.”