By Aaron Wagner
Brantley Gilbert just has a way of getting a meaningful song to hit just right as is the case with his new one this week “Hard Way.”
Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton both released powerful new songs this week. Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful” hits on how we have more in common than we think while Guyton, one of the best voices in country, delivers a power anthem about what being black has meant to her in “Black Like Me.”
Hit maker Trace Adkins puts a fun spin on where his mind is at in “Mind On Fishin'” and one of our favorite artists in Adam Sanders sings about how girls have that unique superpower to make guys want to improve with his latest “Make Em Wanna Change.”
Tyler Farr released a four song EP this week and one of the songs is eerily similar to Riley Green’s “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died.” “I Wish Dogs Could Live Forever” shows of Farr’s identifiable voice that makes him so great.
Thomas Rhett has a new song; kind of. He’s a co-writer on Austin Burke’s appropriately titled summer jam “Young Love.” Canaan Smith is out with a humorous and painfully honest song about getting over a girl in “Colder Than You.”
My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:
“Fall In Love” – Josh Kerr: Kerr is one of my favorite writers in the industry and is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists. This song is all about the highs and lows of a relationship.
“I Would Be Over Me Too” – Tyler Joe Miller: You know when a song is simply just a damn good country song? This is that. Singing about how his former flame is already over him, it’s a nice balance between sad and honest lyrics with a catchy production behind it.
“My Boy” – Elvie Shane: Sometimes a song just completely cuts through all the noise. The lyrics in this song are guaranteed to move you. What a storyline and shoutout to Elvie for singing the heck out of this one.