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Carly Pearce Gets Vulnerable on New Album “29”

By Aaron Wagner

To say that 2020 didn’t go according to plan for Carly Pearce would be an understatement. Between COVID shutting down touring, going through a public divorce, and losing one of her closest friends in her producer busbee, it was a year to forget. But it also brought her another #1 song in “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and she spent the year channeling all of those emotions into new music, which she revealed with her latest album 29.

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New In Nash: This Week in New Music

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.

New in Nash: This Week in New Music

By Aaron Wagner

Dan + Shay just keep their momentum going this week with their new release “Glad You Exist.” It’s a song about being grateful for the special people in our lives: friends, family, and for the duo – their fans. While Luke Bryan dropped a new album last August, that’s apparently not stopping him from releasing new music. His new song this week “Country Does”, falls in line with the sound of his recent stuff.

Carly Pearce is hitting her stride and this week announced her new project 29 will be out in two weeks. “Should’ve Known Better” jumps out just based on the song title, but the whole sound is such a rich country sound that would be playing in the mid-2000s. Then there’s the legend Eric Church who released “Lynryd Skynyrd Jones”, a song that you must listen closely to the lyrics to get the impact of the song.

An artist that has in a pretty good grove as of late is Matt Stell and his new song “That Ain’t Me No More” is proof that he’s got no intention of going away. Canaan Smith is out with a new release this week with “Mason Jars & Fireflies” and LANCO drops another new one with “Near Mrs.”

Luke Combs discussed wanting to make a bluegrass album and while it may be a few years off, we got a preview of that sound with his collaboration with Billy Strings on “The Great Divide.” And lastly, a few years after most artists released renditions of the hit song “Shallow”, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood released their version this week.


Favorite Songs from Country Risers:

“Heart Shut” – Alex Hall and Tenille Townes: Alex released a six song EP that features collabs with artists like Brad Paisley and Vince Gill, but this song hits different. It’s so special. Their voices together just creates something so magical as cheesy as that may sound. I’ve had it on repeat all weekend.

“Everything I Love” – Temecula Road: This young trio of a band has incredible harmonies and you’ll be hearing a lot from them in the coming years. They signed with Warner Music Nashville in December and if this is a sign of what’s to come we’re in for a treat. I’ve been a fan of their music up until this point, but this song sounds like the real deal. It’s that good.

“A Home” – Levi Hummon: I like to think of this song as a love letter and man does Levi deliver a phenomenal performance. You come away know that this song means something super special to him and that he put his whole heart into it. I think this is a beautiful love song for young couples that just know each other.

New In Nash: This Week in New Music

By Aaron Wagner

Russell Dickerson’s sophomore album Southern Symphony has officially arrived and the 10 track album is filled with some great songs, none better than “Forever For a Little While.”

Carly Pearce is out with yet another new song in which she wrote with the late busbee in mind, but “Show Me Around” is a song that anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to. It’s a lovely song concept that you can tell Carly poured her heart into.

It’s been 10 years since Chase Rice made a killing when he wrote “Cruise” with FGL and he recently teamed up with the duo again on a feel good song in “Drinkin’ Beer. Talking God. Amen.” I don’t know if it’s going to be a radio single but I think it could do well.

Chuck Wicks is back to making new music, releasing “Old with You”, which is inspired by his recent marriage to his wife Kasi.

Then there are two collaborations this week you should take a listen to. Husband and wife Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black come together on “Til the End of Time” while Carrie Underwood joins Latino artist David Bisbal on “Tears of Gold.”

My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:

“You Heard Right” – Lexie Hayden: This is such a lovely song, from the lyrics to Lexie’s voice. Singing about getting over someone, but inevitably running into them again in the future, Lexie brings the confidence of this character being content out in her voice. I would love if country radio would give this song a chance.

“Catch Myself” – Taylor Edwards: Taylor is one of my favorite risers as everything she touches is so damn catchy. That’s once again the case this week with her new release as she cleverly sings about not running back into the comfort of a previous relationship.

“Broken Castle” – Linde LaChance: This is my official introduction to Linde and her voice absolutely blew me. It’s one of those songs that grabs your attention but also makes you want to hear her sing it live. Big fan of this song.