By Aaron Wagner
It’s a loaded week in new music.
The biggest song in new music has to be the heavily hyped new song from Eric Church. “Stick That In Your Country Song” is his new one this week that has fans pumped.
“Home Sweet” is the latest Russell Dickerson song you’re going to be listening to over and over again. Then there’s Brett Eldredge who released a very heartfelt song in “Sunday Drive” about how something as mundane as going for a drive can hold so many memories and mean so much.
Good friends Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope each dropped new songs. Ell announced a new album coming this August and released “wAnt me back” which was co-written with Kane Brown. Next, Cassadee sings about heartbreak and wanting to be set free in “Let Me Go.”
One of my favorite songs this week is a collaboration I never saw coming but makes a ton of sense. Country riser Caylee Hammack gets some help from Reba McEntire on “Redhead.” Caylee also announced she’s releasing an album in August.
One of Raised On It’s 2020 Artists To Watch, Brandon Lay continues to drop new tunes this year. “Crazy Like You” is a nice mid-tempo song that highlights Lay’s voice really well. Another one of our favorite artists you’re going to be hearing a lot from in the coming years is Lainey Wilson. “Sunday Best” is her latest and it’s a fun number that is proof of just how high her ceiling can be.
With one of the more unique voices in country music, Tenille Townes released her first full-length album The Lemonade Stand. One of my early favorites on the project is the catchy “Come As You Are.”
My 3 Favorite Songs From Country Risers:
“What Do I Know” – Robert Counts: I’m getting some Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church vibes from Robert’s recent release. I love the message of the song as he sings about not listening to the outside noise of people who think they know better.
“Gone Let Her Go” – Kat Higgins: Quickly making a name for herself as a songwriter, Kat is keeping some of these songs for her. This one is such a great piece of writing as she sings about trying to move on from a relationship. Her voice makes this song easy to listen to on repeat. A must add.
“Summer of Us” – Timmy Brown: If you’re looking for the soundtrack to your summer spent with your crush this is it. Roll the windows down hit play and crank this all the way up.