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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

Luke Combs announced 5 new songs will be coming on his deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get in October and released one of them this week. “Without You” is so fantastic as he sings about honoring his parents and family for all of their sacrifices.

Keith Urban released his new album this week which features a collaboration with P!nk called “One Too Many.” Country crooner Adam Doleac is also back with new music this week. The “Famous” singer’s new release this week is a fun uptempo “Meet Me in the City.”

We’re big fans of Brandon Lay and are always excited when he’s dropping new music. This week his new song is about perspective in life and wondering how things turned out “Startin’ Young.” Another country act that continues to put out great music is Muscadine Bloodline. “Nothing Much to Do” is that song we can all relate to as it takes us back to a different time when we had less responsibilities and worries.

Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles are teaming up once again. They join forces on a fun one this week with “Do What You Can.” Speaking of duos, The Swon Brothers also have a new release this week with “Somewhere San Diego.”

My 3 Favorite Songs from Country Risers:

“She Got That” – Drew Green: Drew released his debut EP DIRT BOY Vol. 1 this week. Mixing sounds of R&B with country, Drew is always bringing a fresh sound to the genre. This song in particular strikes a great balance between the two influences, creating a really nice sounding song.

“Then There’s You” – David James & Genevieve Fisher: One of the things I love most about country music is when a male and female signer come together on a duet to blend their voices. David and Genevieve are two rising acts in the Canadian country scene. This song has them singing about all of the worlds great wonders, but nothing can come close to that one special person. This is a must add to your playlist.

“Say It Again” – Kelsey Lamb: When it comes to rising artists, considering how weird of a year it’s been, Kelsey is one riser who has gone full speed ahead with great new release after another. “Say It Again” is such a fun, young-loving, full of energy song that puts you in a great mood. I’m excited to see where the rest of this year and 2021 takes Kelsey.