By Aaron Wagner
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released their highly anticipated duet with “Happy Anywhere.” This song sounds so damn good. It’s going to fly up the charts.
HARDY announced a new album is due out this fall and dropped one of my favorite songs I’ve heard this year in “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL.” As the title suggests, you may wanna grab some tissues as it’ll move you. Another one of my favorites is Caylee Hammack and Alan Jackson covering Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.” The vocals on the chorus.
Lindsay Ell continues to impress me. I’m so excited for her album in August and her latest this week “ReadY to love” is more proof of what great music is to come. Tim McGraw sings about how small town life is truly a paradise for many in “Hallelujahville.”
Mickey Guyton is one of my favorite voices in country music that people haven’t heard of yet. But if her latests releases are a preview, the mass country nation is about to, especially with her latest release “Heaven Down Here.”
Superstar songwriter Lori McKenna released her new album this week in The Balladeer. If you love her songwriting style and songs that hit you in the feels, both good and bad, take a listen. Start with “This Town is a Woman” which includes Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town.
My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:
“Gentle Man” – Jasmine Rae: She released her latest album Lion Side this week. This song in particular pulled me in right off the bat with the lyrics and catchy melody that showcases Jasmine’s vocals. Big fan of this.
“Liar Out of Me” – Colton Venner: I just get such a fun vibe when I listen to this song. It’s definitely a great one to listen to while rolling around with the windows down. “Liar Out of Me” has him singing about how one person can change your whole outlook on life.
“Chemical” – Jojo Mason: Inject this song directly into my veins. Written by Mitchell Tenpenny, this Canadian artist absolutely brings this song to life as he sings about there are some people that become addictions…and that’s a good thing.