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New in Nash: This Week In New Music

By Aaron Wagner

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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

Eric Church continues to give us a new song every month or so and while “Hell of a View” is my favorite so far, his new one “Doing Life With Me” is my second favorite. It’s a very stripped down song, with just him and his guitar, with very minimal production.

Halle Kearns has cemented her status for me as the artist who has had the biggest introduction this year. On Friday she released her debut EP Finally, a 5 song collection, which includes the two new songs “Whatever You Do” and “Before He Could.” Stay tuned for a full EP recap later this week.

Also out with a new project this week is the talented Lexie Hayden. She released a 7-song album You Heard Right and in addition to the title track, one of my early favorites is “Don’t Take Your Time.” We’ll also have a full recap later in the week on her new project.

My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:

“The Fall” – Golden West: Of course I’m a sucker for the male-female collab and this rising duo has captured my attention. I love the harmonies between the two and particularly the range of Brittany Knott on the chorus.

“Cheers” – Ernest: This guy had been pounding the pavement as a songwriter cranking out songs and hits for artists like FGL (“I Love My Country”), Morgan Wallen (“More Than My Hometown”), Sam Hunt (“Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s”), and Chris Lane (“Big, Big Plans”). Now he’s continuing to release music on his own including this new one this week. It’s a song that I think it perfectly describes those bonfire nights with your best buds.

“Nothin’ like This” – Hudson Moore: I’ve been enjoying the music Hudson’s been putting out this year and this one might just be my favorite. I love how it’s equal parts groovy and seductive as he sings about those first moments when you realize a connection is different.