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New In Nash: This Week In New Music

By Aaron Wagner

I’m officially on the Morgan Wallen hype train. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed most of his releases and this week he dropped 3 new songs with “Still Goin Down”, “Livin’ the Dream”, and “Somebody’s Problem.” The latter is my favorite song of his to date and absolutely should be his next radio single.

A fun collab this week is Chris Young and Kane Brown joining up on “Famous Friends.” The song is a fun angle on that phrase as they sing about small town folks as their voices actually work really well together. Devin Dawson continues cranking out fantastic songs in anticipation of his new EP in 2021. “He Loved Her” is a feel good song out this week.

Lee Brice is out with his new album Hey World this week including many phenomenal soulful songs, including my personal favorite “Atta Boy.” Then we have Lady A releasing a deluxe album for Ocean, including a collaboration with Thomas Rhett on a song honoring musical legends called “Heroes.”

We should’ve suspected it was only a matter of time before friends Russell Dickerson and Florida Georgia Line teamed up on a collab. This week we get that with “It’s About Time” which will appear on RD’s album in December. 90s country star Collin Raye released a new album this week with Scars, including the heartbreaker of a song “I’ve Got a Lot to Drink About.”

My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:

“Girls Call the Shots” – Hannah Dasher: There are some songs that are just perfection — the lyrics, the production, the vocals. That’s this song. Hannah sings about a fun concept that at the end of the day it’s the girls who call the shots, that even when guys think they’re doing something, it’s to impress the girl. I would LOVE for this song to get a chance at country radio because it’s that good.

“Hot Beer” – Dillon Carmichael: When you see that two of the songwriters on this song are Ashley Gorley and HARDY you know it’s going to be great. This song has all the signs of an anthem that you crank up loud in your favorite bar to sing along. It’s so much fun.

“Pirates Tonight” – Nikita Karmen: Nikita has been working with Walker Hayes a lot lately (co-writer and producer on this song) and you can definitely notice in a lot of her recent releases. And that’s a great thing because this song is so dang catchy. Combine that with Nikita’s beautiful voice and you have something really special. Plus if a clever song title like “Pirates Tonight” doesn’t catch your interest, there’s something wrong with you.

New In Nash: This Week In New Music

By Aaron Wagner

We are two weeks out from Lee Brice officially releasing his next album Hey World but in the meantime, he gives us two great tracks from that project this week by releasing “Soul” and “Do Not Disturb.”

Each week Shenandoah releases a new song from their collaborations album it’s a pleasure to see who we’re going to hear from next. This week it’s Blake Shelton joining them on a timeless sounding song “Then A Girl Walks In.”

MacKenzie Porter should be a household name and hopefully it’s not long before she is. She released a new project this week The Drinking Songs: The Collection, which includes all of her recent releases over the last year or so, including a new song “The One.”

90s Country star Collin Raye is releasing a new album in two weeks and continues to give us sneak peaks, this week by releasing “Loved by an Angel.” New duo Seaforth dropped a groovy and seductive jam this week with their new one “Close Enough.”

The Swon Brothers released one of their best songs to date. Written by Corey Crowder, Jimi Westbrook and Philip Sweet from Little Big Town, and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, “Best of the Best” is absolutely made for country radio. Billy Ray Cyrus released a gritty five song EP this week which includes “99 Single Wide”, written by hit songwriter Casey Beathard.

My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:

“Hey Moon” – Randall King: This dude can sing the hell out of a song. Randall has a timeless voice and pours his heart out in this song as he’s singing to the moon wondering if a girl is also looking at the moon, wondering about him. It’s a sneaky beautiful song that is really sweet.

“Same Dirt Road” – Eric Lee: Some songs just have that catchy X-factor and that’s what Eric has with his debut song. I can’t even describe it properly, but he has this sound that is uniquely him. “Same Dirt Road” has some influences of Sam Hunt production styles but his voice has Lee Brice and Kip Moore sounds. It’s an awesome sound and can’t wait to hear future releases.

“I Should Be Asleep” – Ian McConnell and Haley Mae Campbell: These two rising artists have been working so hard this year, continuing to releases new music on a regular basis and was happy to see them collaborate together. This new song is a fun song about those early stages of hanging out with someone when you realize you’re catching feelings. Also, there voices go so well together…so more collabs in the future please!

Aaron’s Top 10 Songs from the 2nd Quarter

By Aaron Wagner

2020 has been….well….unique.

While in the last 3 months it became apparent that festivals and concerts weren’t going to happen this year, at least we were blessed with some fantastic new music. We got new albums from Kenny, Kip, Sam, and Gabby along with a ton of single releases from country stars and country risers.

Honestly, I had a list of 40-50 songs I was considering from my 10 favorite from the last three months. That’s how much I enjoyed all the new music.

Below are my 10 favorites so please don’t yell at me. It was hard and it still is 2020 after all.

10. Somebody’s Gonna – SixForty1

This is my favorite song the duo has ever released. It’s such a fun, uptempo song that is perfect for summer and I’m sure would be great at a live show.

9. Thank God – Gabby Barrett

I’ve had Gabby’s album on repeat since it dropped, I enjoy it so much. There’s a half dozen songs I considered but this is my favorite from the album. Love how she weaves in her faith with chasing her dreams and falling in love. It’s so authentically Gabby and that’s why it works so well.

8. Church in a Chevy – Jordan Davis

This dude is quickly becoming a star. Other songs on his EP like “A Little Lime” and “Almost Maybes” are jams, but this song hits different. The songwriting and concept of the song takes me back to my youth growing up in the country and going for drives just to think and enjoy the scenery.

7. Spur of the Moment – Kylie Frey

What a song this is. Again, it’s the unique storytelling around an object as mundane as a spur and relating it to emotions and feelings of a relationship. Kylie’s vocals on the chorus are so pure that it makes it more than just a great song lyrically, but a great song all around.

6. Happy Does – Kenny Chesney

I was fortunate enough to hear this back in early March at The Listening Room as Greylan James, one of the songwriters performed it. It was such a feel good song in the moment and different from a lot of other country songs that it stood out. With what’s happened in the world since that night, I’m so glad Kenny decided to release it as his next single. This one is hitting #1 in a couple months.

5. Paper Airplanes – Taylor Acorn

Sometimes songs just hit you you like a ton of bricks. Taylor sings about torn between chasing her dreams, missing her family and friends, and always wanting to be somewhere else. Emotions that we all go through, myself included when I moved to Nashville last year. This isn’t going to be Taylor’s biggest song, but the powerful thing about music is that it can be a powerful and special song for someone.

4. Southpaw – Kip Moore

I’ll admit, I’m not a diehard Kip Moore fan. But his album is easily going to be my most listened to album this year. There’s not one song on the album one wants to skip. They’re all so great. “Southpaw” stood out for me as Kip’s autobiographical song. He doesn’t follow trends and marches to the beat of his own drum and it’s worked out for him.

3. Here – Mitchell Tenpenny

Similar to Jordan Davis earlier, Mitchell is on the fast track to becoming a bonafide star in country music. EVERYTHING he releases is gold and with his trademark raspy voice it makes his songs stand out even more. This one is so well written as he sings about living in the moment, living each day to its fullest, and to never waste a single thing.

2. Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s – Sam Hunt

I remember looking at the tracklist prior to Sam releasing his new album and this song title stood out so much that I told myself it had to be the best song on the project. I hyped it up so much just off of the title, but I stand by it as the best song on the project. “Hard to Forget” became a #1 and a smash this year, but the storyline and midtempo pace to this is what Sam does best. Only a matter of time before this flies up the chart.

1.One Of Them Girls – Lee Brice

Again, similar to Kip I’m not a diehard Lee Brice fan but the dude can absolutely sing. This song stood out with such an infectious chorus that’s easy to sing along to. It’s racing up the charts now on its way to becoming an absolute smash for Brice. Ashley Gorley and Dallas Davidson are the songwriters on this song, so that’s another hint as to how good this song is. Add a clever and cute music video to the song and you pull me all the way in and have me declare it as my #1.