By Aaron Wagner
Carly Pearce released her latest album 29. The seven song project has Carly being as vulnerable as she’s ever been, holding nothing back. The title track is the best example of that, give it a listen.
Tenille Arts is watching her current single “Somebody Like That” continue to climb the charts, on its way to reaching Top 10 or higher, hopefully. This week she dropped a new single with the no-bull “Give It To Me Straight.”
One of my favorite artists that I wish more people were familiar with is Lainey Wilson and she is out with her debut full-length album. There’s so much to like about it, but I’m really digging the title track “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.”
Walker Hayes released a new song that I think is really interesting from a production standpoint. While we’re use to his songs having some funky and progressive songs, “I Hope You Miss Me” certainly has some of that, but not as much as we’re use to.
Some other tunes to check out this week is Adam Hambrick’s “Broken Ladder”, Niko Moon’s “NO SAD SONGS”, and Ashley Monroe’s “Drive.”
Favorite Songs from Country Risers:
“Sunday Best” – Smithfield: Both Emily and I believe in these two so much and have been huge fans of the duo for a few years now, but we both legitimately think this is their best song to date. That’s saying something given how much we like their music. While Trey takes the lead vocals on “Sunday Best”, when Jennifer joins in, their harmonies are truly something special. Also, I can’t gloss over how much I love this song’s message too. Must listen.
“Sawin’ Logs” – Dillon Carmichael: Dillon’s baritone voice that sounds so much like his uncle’s (Eddie Montgomery) is what country music is missing at the moment. With a clever song title that will intrigue you, once you get into the song you realize how damn funny it is and how much fun this had to be writing it.
“I Know a Girl” – MaRynn Taylor: This song is my official introduction to this young riser but her voice and this song stood out to me because it reminded me so much of Kelsea Ballerini’s early music. Her voice is just so smooth, it’s easy to want to keep listening to her. Add this song to your playlist and keep your eye on MaRynn in the coming years. She can be the real deal.