By Aaron Wagner
While fans of Eric Church will have to wait until April for his triple album to be released, he continues release a new song ever few weeks. This week’s is the downright fun and uptempo “Heart On Fire” which will put you in a good mood.
Logan Mize released a new album Still That Kid, which is littered with songs that are Logan Mize through and through. Give it a listen and start with “Practice Swing.” Then there’s the new one from Rodney Atkins called “A Little Good News.” I really enjoy the message of needing to see more good news and to focus on the good, rather than the bad.
Only a few weeks after giving fans a 30-song double album, Morgan Wallen drops two bonus tracks this week with “This Side Of A Dust Cloud” and “Bandaid On A Bullet Hole.”
Hailey Whitters is releasing the deluxe version of her 2020 album The Dream in February, properly titled Living The Dream, which will feature 5 new songs, all collaborations, some of which she’s released already. This week she’s releasing “Glad To Be Here” with Brent Cobb which is just a damn good country song.
We’re fans of Lakeview and the rising duo, released “Message in a Bottle” which is the opposite of most of their raging songs, but it works really well. Walker Montgomery released “She Don’t Know”, arguably his best song to date. The song was written by proven hit makers Dallas Davidson and Kyle Fishman, as well as Michael Ray.
Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus honors his late father with a solo song called “Music Man.”
Favorite Songs From Country Risers:
“Come Here to Talk” – Kelsey Lamb: Huge fan of Kelsey as I think she’s flying under the radar, but hopefully not for long. Everything about this song just fits – her vocals, the production, and the straightforward but heartfelt lyrics.
“You Go Girl” – Derek Austin: While the subject matter has been covered before, I love the cleverness of the lyrics and song title in this one which has Derek singing about a love leaving town and chasing her dreams. But at the same time, he’s also her biggest cheerleader. Keep an eye on this guy.
“She’s Mine” – Lauren Weintraub: I think this be my favorite song this week, country riser or otherwise. It’s her debut song and it’s been blowing up over the weekend and TikTok in the weeks prior, but you just know this is only the beginning. To me this song stood out now only because of the real lyrics, but how real and vulnerable Lauren sings the song. Smash the repeat button for this new tune.