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Who Is Josh Kiser? The Story Behind His Journey to Country Music

Who is Josh Kiser? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about his journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…

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The Beginning:

Today our spotlight shines on a Tennessee-born artist, Josh Kiser. Growing up just outside of Chattanooga, Kiser’s path to music is an interesting and heartwarming one. Always inspired by music, it is clear that the singer-songwriter is living in his passion.

“What really inspired me to get into music was my uncle, he played bass in Nashville and stuff like that,” Kiser shares. “He gave me my first record, which was ‘The Eagles: Greatest Hits,’ and I just started kind of dove right in to all of that stuff, and I really stuck with the 80s, 90s, music and stuff like that.”

Music was something that his whole family was interested in. From a young age, Kiser recalls trying to get his hands on as much music as he could. “Music was a real hobby. I would sit there and listen to a record,” begins Kiser. “I really didn’t listen to any current music whatsoever, it was always like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and The Eagles, and Travis Tritt, and things like that.”

That rhythmic, throwback sound followed him throughout his life and even into his career; however, he did not know that at the time. “I never actually thought music was going to be in the cards. I always loved it, but I never thought I’d be doing it for a living now.”

The Turning Point:

Growing up, Kiser never sang in front of anyone, but he credits the church for helping him craft his vocals and his guitar skills. “I grew up in the buckle of the Bible Belt, so naturally the youth group heard that I was playing guitar and stuff, so I ended up doing that whole thing,” shared the singer.

Despite a love for music, it was a friend of his, who really believed in his talent. Kiser recalls a funny story that truly started it all for him.

“I was doing engineering through the road department [as a job],” begins Kiser. “I was actually doing that and a buddy of mine, I was working out at the gym one day, he was like ‘hey man I heard you sing this song, will you sing it for my birthday party?!’.” Kiser agreed.

This led to the singer being recognized by producer, Nathan Chapman, after his friend’s wife posted him singing online. He was subsequently invited to take a meeting in Nashville and earned himself a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.

“I moved to Nashville and quit my job. I went down on Broadway and I knocked on every single door that I could to try to take every opportunity I could […] It’s one of the biggest blessings I have had in my entire life.”

Today:

With a little over two years under his belt, Kiser continues to make a name for himself in country music. Staying true to himself, the artist creates music that is both meaningful and captivating. “I want to write songs that mean something,” shared Kisser, adding, “When I started the songwriting thing, I started studying really really hard, songwriters like Dean Dillon and people like that who paved the way of striking a chord of a melody to a memory.”

Currently, Kiser has released a few songs with “Whiskey Wins” being the most recent. According To Kiser, “That was the first song that I ever really got to be honest and vulnerable with myself in my songwriting.” Written by Kiser with Trent Fisher, “Whiskey Wins” is a true standout, honest, and gritty song.

“I wrote that song to try to touch people’s hearts and for somebody who has an issue with drinking or it could be any vice, I just wanted to speak directly to that and say ‘hey you are not alone and you are able to overcome that kinda stuff.’”

Fans can look forward to more honest and raw music coming from Kiser real soon. The singer-songwriter has an EP in the words, perfectly titled, When Kountry Was, as well as, more new music on the horizon.

The upcoming EP is truly just the start for the singer. “These songs that we’re putting out are the first songs that I ever wrote in Nashville. And kind of just paving the way and building the blocks of the foundation that we’re trying to build a house up on. I’m just really looking forward to that.”

Keep your eyes and ears pealed for the singer. He is the real deal!

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Josh Kiser’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Jordan Davis & Luke Bryan’s Song “Buy Dirt” Goes Number One

Jordan Davis’ song with Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt” goes number one on the country charts. Learn more below about the feat.

As soon as Jordan Davis released “Buy Dirt,” featuring Luke Bryan, it was clear that the song was special. From the moment it was released, “Buy Dirt” has won the hearts of fans everywhere. The song is a true backdrop to all of our lives. It was just a matter of time before Davis and Bryan’s song went number one!

“Buy Dirt” marks Davis’ fourth number one single of his career, while Bryan now has 28 number one songs to his name. Although unexpected, the collaboration is one of our current favorites. “Buy Dirt” is a country song that is going to elevate Davis’ career.

“Buy dirt // Find the one you can’t live without // Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground // Do what you love but call it work // And throw a little money in the plate at church // Send your prayers up and your roots down deep // Add a few limbs to your family tree // And watch their pencil marks // And the grass in the yard all grow up”

We look forward to seeing how the song continues to do on the country charts, as well as, with fans across the globe. Congrats to Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan’s team on an incredible number one song!

Join our Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan announcements and releases.

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“Buy Dirt” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Thomas Rhett Announces 2022 Tour with Parker McCollum and Conner Smith

Thomas Rhett returns to the road with Parker McCollum and Conner Smith. Check out the full list of dates and ticket information below.

Thomas Rhett is gearing up for a big 2022 on the Bring The Bar To You Tour and he’s beinging along Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

The dates launch June 17th with tickets on sale this Friday (1/28) at 10A local time via thomasrhett.com.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

THOMAS RHETT BRING THE BAR TO YOU TOUR DATES:
6/17/2022 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/18/2022 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/23/2022 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6/24/2022 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
6/25/2022 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
7/14/2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
7/15/2022 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/16/2022 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
7/21/2022 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
7/22/2022 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/23/2022 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
8/11/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/12/2022 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/13/2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/18/2022 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/19/2022 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/25/2022 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/26/2022 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
9/22/2022 – Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
9/23/2022 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
9/24/2022 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
9/29/2022 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
9/30/2022 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
10/1/2022 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
10/6/2022 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
10/7/2022 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
10/8/2022 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center
10/13/2022 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
10/14/2022 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center
10/15/2022 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Thomas Rhett releases.

To keep up with Thomas Rhett, follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Thomas Rhett’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Brothers Osborne: ‘Skeletons Deluxe’ – Album Review

Brothers Osborne’s new album Skeletons Deluxe is out now, January 21st on all streaming platforms. Listen to the new record below.

Originally released in October 2020, the Brothers Osborne third album, Skeletons, featured twelve tracks of the pure southern country-rock sound that fans have come to know of the duo. With TJ’s signature raspy growl paired with John’s incredible guitar skills, their unique sound shines on Skeletons.

Including the likes of “All Night” and “I’m Not for Everyone,” the Jay Joyce-produced Skeletons was a masterpiece in its original form. Today, however, the GRAMMY-nominated duo released a deluxe version of the album, featuring three new tracks, including the highly acclaimed “Younger Me.”

Nominated for the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, “Younger Me” was inspired by TJ’s coming out in February 2021, making him the first major-label country artist to be openly gay. Written as a letter of reassurance to his younger self, the stirring ballad is one of country music’s most heartfelt tracks released in recent years.

“Younger me // Overthinking, losing sleep at night // Contemplating if it’s worth the fight,” TJ sings. “If he only knew he’d be alright // Yeah, younger me”

While “Younger Me” is arguably the most important track that the brilliant brothers have ever released, it should not completely overshadow the other two tracks released on this deluxe edition. There’s “Headstone,” a driving, guitar-driven uptempo track that reflects what the Brothers Osborne have become known for. Meanwhile, “Midnight Riders Prayer” received Willie Nelson’s personal blessing to include snippets from “On the Road Again.”

Featuring an incredible guitar solo at the halfway point, “Headstone” is sure to be a face-melter during live shows, as they extoll their own perfect imperfections, TJ proudly proclaiming “Write that on my headstone.” Meanwhile, “Midnight Riders Prayer” is an ode to the life of a touring musician. Sampling “On the Road Again” in a way that comes off completely organic, they meld Nelson’s classic rift into their own haunting chorus.

“When your night is ending // Ours is just beginning // On the road again,” They sing. “Like a band of gypsies, we roll down the highway… Brothers ‘til the end // Insisting that the world keep turning our way.”

While Skeletons was already an exemplary album, the three new tracks added to the deluxe album just make it all the more perfect.

Skeletons Deluxe Tracklist:

  1. Lighten Up (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk)
  2. All Night (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Andrew DeRoberts)
  3. AAll the Good Ones Are (TJ Osborne, Lee Miller and Craig Wiseman)
  4. I’m Not for Everyone (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby)
  5. Skeletons (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Andrew DeRoberts)
  6. Back On The Bottle (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Hayes Carll)
  7. High Note (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Casey Beathard and Dustin Christensen)
  8. Muskrat Greene (John Osborne)
  9. Dead Man’s Curve (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Lee Miller)
  10. Make It a Good One (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Stephen Wilson Jr.)
  11. Hatin’ Somebody (John Osborne, TJ Osborne and Casey Beathard)
  12. Old Man’s Boots (John Osborne)
  13. Younger Me (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Kendell Marvel)
  14. Headstone (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Kendell Marvel)
  15. Midnight Rider’s Prayer (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Paul Moak, Willie Nelson)
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Brothers Osborne’s new album ‘Skeletons Deluxe’ is out now, January 21st.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Brothers Osborne announcements and releases.

To keep up with Brothers Osborne, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Skeletons Deluxe is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Walker Hayes: ‘Country Stuff The Album’ – Review

Walker Hayes’ brand new full-length project, Country Stuff The Album featuring “Fancy Like” and “AA” is out now, January 21st on all streaming platforms. Listen below.

When Walker Hayes released his Country Stuff EP in June, he wasn’t yet “the Fancy Like guy.” In fact, the buzz had just begun about the track that would become a viral sensation, inescapable everywhere from live television performances to Applebee’s commercials. Now, Hayes is taking a step forward as an artist, releasing his full-length Country Stuff The Album today, January 21.

“I’ve been waiting so long to put out a project like this,” says the Monument recording artist in a statement. “It has everything I love from the fun of ‘Fancy Like’ to the more personal lyrics in ‘AA.’ As an artist, it’s such a unique thing to be able to share all the different versions of you in a project, and that’s really what I tried to do here.”

The album opens with “Drinking Songs,” an interesting choice for a man who’s faced his own battles with alcohol addiction. Yet, Hayes jokes about it as only he can, quipping on social media, “Who better to write a drinking song than an alcoholic?” On the breakup track, Hayes is rock bottom after a breakup, getting through the tough times supported by a drink and an array of country greats.

Interestingly, Hayes follows up his “Drinking Songs,” with “AA,” revealing the honest truths about his life and his struggles. On the mid-tempo tune, he muses, “I’m just tryna keep my daughters off the pole // And my sons out of jail // Tryna get to church so I don’t go to hell // I’m just tryna keep my wife // From figuring out // That I married up // And she married way, way down… Hey, I’m just tryna stay out of AA.”

Like “AA,” “What You Don’t Wish For” deals with the struggles Hayes has faced on his road to success. “People think I’m crazy // And sometimes I believe them,” He begins. “I ain’t the best singer in the world // But I can’t stop singing.” He dedicates the song to all “the kids with guitars looking up at the stars” with dreams of making music a career. “They say careful what you wish // But I say more // Be careful what you don’t wish for.”

Hayes shows his romantic side on songs like “Life With You” and “Make You Cry.” If you follow him on social media, it’s abundantly clear how much he loves his wife, Lainey. This is even more evident on the album’s more heartfelt tracks. “Life With You” is about how much life changes once you find your person. “I never knew that I was lonely ‘til your love // Didn’t believe in all that one and only stuff //  Only thing that my heart could commit to // Was my commitment issues // Til you came into the picture like whoa // I said ‘y’all i’m finished flying solo’…” Hayes sings.“Baby all I wanna do is life with you.” Meanwhile, on “Make You Cry,” he celebrates the happy tears of life, which were probably caused by these songs. “I know I hit the right emotion,” He sings. “When your eyes fill up with ocean.”

The album also features a handful of collaborations, including “Country Stuff” with Jake Owen, “Briefcase” with Lori McKenna, and “What If We Did?” with Carly Pearce, each of which appeared on his previously-released EP. The new addition here is the re-release of “Craig,” featuring Christian group MercyMe. The song tells the story of a man whom Hayes met at church that changed his life by paying things forward and giving him a van. The inclusion of MercyMe on the choruses here adds a new layer to the song, making it even more powerful.

“Yeah I know, he sounds cool right? // Not your typical kid from Sunday school, right? // Nah he can’t walk on water // Or turn the Napa Valley red // But he just might be tight with a man that did // Now he’s not the light of the world // But I wish that mine was bright as his // Yeah he just might be tight with a man that is”

“Fancy Like” is still one of the album’s standouts, with its inescapable earworminess that we’re somehow not sick of yet. Meanwhile, Hayes continues to drop funky beats like “Fancy Like” on the likes of “U Gurl,” another rhythmic singalong track that’s sure to make the TikTokers happy.

The album ends on a high note with the stirring Carly Pearce duet “What If We Did.” The track finds the pair after a one-night-stand, musing that they may not make it long term, but what if they did? “That only happens never,” Hayes sings as they consider a possible future together, Pearce’s angelic voice adding a beautiful richness of layers to the already dreamy track.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months, you’ve heard and sang along to “Fancy Like.” Yet, there’s so much more to Walker Hayes, as evidenced by Country Stuff The Album. While he can produce a viral hit with a silly dance, Hayes is much deeper than just that, and while it would be easy to simply write him off as “that Fancy Like guy,” we recommend you give him the chance he deserves.

Country Stuff The Album Tracklist:

  1. “Drinking Songs”
  2. “AA”
  3. “Life With You”
  4.  “U Gurl”
  5. “DeLorean”
  6. “Fancy Like”
  7. “Craig” (Feat MercyMe)
  8. “What You Don’t Wish For”
  9. “Country Stuff” (Feat. Jake Owen)
  10. “I Hope You Miss Me”
  11. “Briefcase” (Feat. Lori McKenna)
  12. “Cry”
  13. “What If We Did” (Feat. Carly Pearce)
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Walker Hayes’ brand new full-length project, ‘Country Stuff The Album’ is out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Walker Hayes announcements and releases.

To keep up with Walker Hayes, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Country Stuff The Album is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Restless Road Drops New Song “Growing Old With You”

Restless Road’s new song “Growing Old With You” is out now, January 21st on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the new track below.

Country newcomers, Restless Road released a brand new track today (January 21) titled “Growing Old With You.” The trio has been teasing the song on social media for over a month, and now it is finally available on all streaming platforms.

Restless Road broke onto the scene last March after fellow country artist and good friend, Kane Brown signed them to his record label and collaborated on the track “Take Me Home.” The rendition of the classic John Denver song was the lead single off their debut EP. Since then, they have released four additional songs, including the fun, drinking anthem, “Bar Friends.” They can now put “Growing Old With You” towards a future full-length project.

As far as love songs go, this one bumps it up a notch. It has all the elements of a wedding first dance. Penned by Jordan Minton, Jordan Reynolds, and Lady A’s Charles Kelley, the boys pour their hearts out in harmony and lay out all their plans with their women.

“What ya say we put us down some roots // Find a house up on a hill // Travel ’round the world // Put some pictures on the shelf // Hold you close and keep the faith // Raise some kids with our last name // Well, come on, baby, what you say we do // I feel like growing old with you”

The guys all shared what this song meant to them and their relationships individually on social media. Even though they are all at different points of their romantic lives—Zach is single, Garrett has a girlfriend of three years, and Colton is married—they all feel the weight of this song and express how it symbolizes what true love feels like.

Restless Road is currently on the road with Kane Brown on his Blessed and Free Tour. The group will headline their own tour beginning in April. For tickets, head to their website.

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Restless Road’s new song “Growing Old With You” is out now, January 21st

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Restless Road releases.

To keep up with Restless Road follow them on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Growing Old With You” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Luke Combs and Wife, Nicole, Expecting First Child

Luke Combs revealed to fans today on social media that he and wife, Nicole are expecting their first child, a baby boy, this spring.

Combs shared, “Here we go y’all! Lil dude Combs is coming this Spring! Couldn’t be more excited to start a family with this babe. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride”

Congratulations to Luke, Nicole, and their growing family!

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Luke Combs releases.

To keep up with Luke Combs, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Listen to some Luke Combs’ music below and for the latest new tune, visit our ‘New Country Music‘ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Priscilla Block Drops New Song + Announces Debut Album

Priscilla Block drops brand new song “My Bar,” and announces debut album Welcome To The Block Party. Learn more about the new music below.

One of our favorite rising artists, Priscilla Block has some exciting news for fans! On Friday, (Jan 14) Block released her new song “My Bar” and dropped the news that her debut full-length album is coming! The singer’s upcoming album, Welcome To The Block Party will be released on February 11th.

Featuring twelve tracks, each co-written by Block, the debut album is one to look out for. To celebrate the exciting news, the singer released her new song “My Bar,” accompanied by a lyric video. The new track features Block’s sassy personality and continued genius at crafting a lyric.

“Don’t come walkin’ in like you own it, you own it // I hate to break it to you, you don’t, yeah, you don’t // You think you’re such a star but here’s the funny part // No one even knows who you are // This is my bar // Yeah, this is my bar”

Fans of Block’s previously released tracks, such as “Just About Over You” and “Peaked In High School,”, (both included on the upcoming project) will love “My Bar” just as much. Check back on February 11th, for our full review of the debut album.

Block joined us over the summer in New York City for a live acoustic session and interview. Get to know the star in the video below.

Welcome To The Block Party Tracklist:

  1. Welcome To The Block Party (Priscilla Block, Mark Mulch)
  2. My Bar (Priscilla Block, Stone Aielli, Lexie Hayden)
  3. Heels In Hand (Priscilla Block, Robbie Artress, Josh Beale, Sarah Jones, Kate Hasting)
  4. Like A Boy (Priscilla Block, Sarah Jones, Emily Kroll)
  5. I Know A Girl (Featuring Hillary Lindsey) (Priscilla Block, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
  6. Ever Since You Left (Priscilla Block, Sarah Jones, Josh Kerr)
  7. Thick Thighs (Block Party Version) (Priscilla Block, Emily Kroll, Sarah Jones)
  8. I Bet You Wanna Know (Priscilla Block, Stone Aielli, Sarah Jones)
  9. I’ve Gotten Good (Priscilla Block, Liz Rose, Phil Barton)
  10. Wish You Were The Whiskey (Priscilla Block, Sarah Jones, Josh Beale, Kate Hasting)
  11. Just About Over You (Radio Edit) (Priscilla Block, Emily Kroll, Sarah Jones)
  12. Peaked In High School (Priscilla Block, Josh Beale, Sarah Jones, Kate Hasting)
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Priscilla Block’s debut album ‘Welcome To The Block Party,’ is due ou February 11th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Priscilla Block releases.

To keep up with Priscilla Block follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“My Bar” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Chris Lane Has Big, Big Plans For 2022 [Exclusive Interview]

In our exclusive interview, we chatted with Chris Lane all about his upcoming “Fill Them Boots” tour. Read more below!

Chris Lane has had quite the year already, and it’s just getting started. We had the opportunity to chat with him leading up to his “Fill Them Boots” tour.

A lot has changed in Chris Lane’s life since he released his sophomore album in 2018: he got married to his wife Lauren Bushnell, had two life-changing hit songs on country radio, his son Dutton was born, and now, he is embarking on his headlining “Fill Them Boots” tour.

“It’s been so good to be at home, especially these first [seven months] that Dutton’s been born…  I’ve really enjoyed it… I’m very very excited to get back on the road. There’s gonna be quite a few weekends that we bring Lauren and Dutton out, and we’ll still get to be together a lot, so I am very excited.”

Lane has released a plethora of new material in the past year: songs like the current single “Fill Them Boots” to the HIXTAPE collab “Small Town On It” to the latest release “Stop Coming Over”. If fans are excited to finally hear these new songs live, Lane is just as over the moon. “I think as an artist there is nothing like being in front of people. The energy is much different, and hearing them scream the words back to you is honestly the best part about creating music and being an artist. A lot of these songs, I haven’t even been able to play live yet, which is not normal. Usually, you record a song and you’re out on tour and you get to start playing it immediately.”

As his personal life has changed, his songwriting and even touring lifestyle have changed a bit since his last “Big, Big Plans” headlining tour. “When Lauren and I first started dating, it gave me a whole new inspiration to write about and a whole new set of feelings. And when we got married, the same kind of thing. It transitions your mindset a little bit,” he explained to us. “Even more so when you have a child – it all definitely plays into the kind of songs I write. It’s softened my heart a little bit more.”

When it comes to putting together a setlist for this tour, because of streaming analytics, he is able to know where in the world certain fans like certain songs. Using this data, he will be able to customize the setlists on the tour. Additionally, he’s most excited about connecting with the audience again. “I’m a big moments guy – I love having a lot of moments in my set. Whether that’s bringing somebody up on stage, usually a little girl, to sing ‘For Her’… I’ll probably keep that moment in my set.” If you haven’t gotten tickets for Chris Lane’s “Fill Them Boots” tour, it’s a show you’re not going to want to miss.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Chris Lane releases.

To keep up with Chris Lane, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Chris Lane’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.