As Seaforth’s Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson hit the road on tour with Jordan Davis this fall, we caught up with the duo to learn about their new music and what to expect next in our exclusive interview below.
Quarantine was not easy for anybody last year – especially for musicians who are always entertaining. For Seaforth, the Australian duo took that time to create their best work yet. We chatted with the singer-songwriters about everything from producing bedroom pop-country to touring the country.
Seaforth’s latest singles, “Breakups” and “Close Enough” were both produced by Tom Jordan of Seaforth. Most country acts work with outside producers when making music, but to see the band do this themselves helps create a completely new take on their sound.
“We’ve worked with a lot of amazing producers since moving to Nashville, and through that, you learn how production works. Last year, through quarantine, it became more difficult to work with other people, because no one could go anywhere. So we decided to do it ourselves,” Jordan shared.
It’s incredible to see the duo grow into their new sound. Since they’re producing the music themselves, it truly has mixes of all of their own influences and the songs they have on repeat like Keith Urban (Thompson’s pick) and John Mayer (Jordan’s pick). There are hints of country, indie, and 80s pop throughout their tracks.
“We’re going to do it all ourselves now. It’s really fun to do it like that, because you have full creative control over what you do and how it sounds. It feels really authentic when you’re putting it out.”
When it comes to collaborating with other artists, (like their smash hit with Mitchell Tenpenny, “Anything She Says”), Thompson shared, “we have songs that we think would be perfect for other people, so we are trying to figure out what makes the most sense. Nothing is locked in yet, but we have a song that we want to get a woman in country on that we think would be amazing. Stay tuned.”
Seaforth joins Jordan Davis on his Buy Dirt Tour, which kicked off earlier this month and runs through December. To find out if they’re playing a show near you, click here. The duo has put in a lot of work to get to where they are, and it’s paying off.
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We chatted with country artist Larry Fleet about his brand new album Stack Of Recordsdue out this Friday, September 24th. Here are five things to expect from the project.
Larry Fleet believes in the power of a song, which is evident on this new record.
“You gotta have something you want to say, and my thing was I just always wrote honest stuff, and tried to keep it simple and honest, I think that has inspired people.”
The singer co-wrote all fourteen tracks off Stack of Records, but it was not intentional.
“A good song is a good song. There’s so many good songwriters in Nashville, and my thing is, you don’t have to write every song, but it just worked that way. Because I have a different type of writing style and what I’m trying to do is put out honest, simple songs that mean something and connects with people.”
Fleet did not initially intend to become an artist, but this record puts his artistry out on full display.
“I’ve been writing songs for a long time. I never wanted to be an artist. I just wanted to be a songwriter. That’s where my passion is in the songwriting, so I always take a lot of time and a lot of pride in writing a good song, that’s where it all begins.”
One of the songs off the record features his now friend and old tour mate, Jon Pardi.
“When I wrote “In Love With My Problems,” I sent it to him and he liked the song. […] When we recorded the song, he was like ‘this song is awesome,’ and I was like come sing it with me.”
Jamey Johnson also lent his voice to Fleet’s record after a Zoom write led the two to create an incredible song called “Highway Feet.”
“Johnson said, ‘let’s just write a song about going back out on the road.’ […] This is kinda our “On The Road Again” [Willie Nelson].”
Larry Fleet’s new album Stack Of Records is due out this Friday, September 24th.
Check back here on Friday, September 24th for our full review of Larry Fleet’s new record Stack Of Records.
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RaeLynn collaborates with Mitchell Tenpenny on new song “Get That All The Time” out now, September 22nd, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig into the track.
As we all await for new mom, RaeLynn’s full length album BAYTOWN, due out this Friday, (9/24) fans can enjoy a brand new song off the record. The songstress teams up with one of our favorites, Mitchell Tenpenny on a killer new track. Together, RaeLynn and Tenpenny drop “Get That All The Time.”
The playful new track is the perfect addition to RaeLynn’s catalog of songs. “Get That All The Time” features the two artists trading pick-up lines back and forth. It is both flirty and captivating. Written by the songstress with Kane Brown, Corey Crowder, and Tyler Hubbard, the song is one you cannot help, but to smile, while listening to.
“I know that you could have anyone in here tonight // But you’d be better off mine // I bet you get that all the time // All the time // You’re probably getting pretty used to me // I bet you memorize the lines // And this ain’t nothing new to ya”
RaeLynn’s upcoming record will include the six songs from the BAYTOWN EP and this new single, as well as, a handful of over brand new tracks. Check back this Friday for our full review of the record!
RaeLynn and Mitchell Tenpenny’s new song “Get That All The Time,” is out now.
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future RaeLynn and Mitchell Tenpenny releases.
“Get That All The Time” 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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Jackson Michelson’s new EP Back To That Summer is out now, September 17th on all streaming platforms. Check out our full review and listen to the brand new music below.
A few months ago we fell in love with emerging artist, Jackson Michelson. The singer-songwriter’s knack for crafting a catchy, yet heart-centered song is unparalleled. After introducing himself with his single, “Tip Jar,” Michelson is back with a brand new project. His new EP Back To That Summer is officially out.
The record features six original songs. Kicking off with “Tip Jar,” the singer catches listener’s attention right away. The song is all about using a night out with some live music to get over a break-up. Laced with pop-rock influences, the track is heartfelt yet still an absolute jam.
“I’ll toss a 20 in the tip jar // I gotta keep ‘em playing all night long // Tell all my buddies I won’t miss her // If I just keep ‘em playing all our songs // Ain’t reckless behavior, I gotta replace the // Memories we made here in this bar // And if the band can fix my broken heart // I’ll toss a 20 in the tip jar”
Michelson continues to keep the energy up on the next two songs, the title track, “Back To That Summer” and “Amplifier.” The former is a nostalgic tune all about reminiscing on a young-love romance. It is also one of our favorites off the project. “Amplifier” is a song primed for the stage. The singer professes his love for a one-of-a-kind lady on the upbeat track.
Similarly, Michelson expresses the buzz you get from falling in love on “Love High.” The previously released song compares love to all the things that get us feeling warm and fuzzy inside. It features cleverly-strung together lyrics that really paint a picture for listeners throughout the track.
“I don’t ever want to come down // Caught up in your blue eyes // I can’t even see the ground // Don’t need no shot of something // There ain’t nothing stronger than your kiss // I’m long gone and drunk off your lips // Girl you got me love high”
On “Call Me No One,” the singer slows down the beat to share an honest and truthful anecdote about love. The vulnerable song expresses to a girl that if no one is going to treat her the way she deserves to be treated, he will change that. Michelson creatively utilizes the idea of ‘no one’ and flips it on its head, creating a new, romantic meaning of the word.
“If no one is going to drive you home // If no one is going to kiss you all night long // If no one knows how to love you right, I’ll be no one tonight”
The record ends with “Stay Over.” Arguably, the most relatable song on the track, Michelson digs in to the messiness of break-up. Although the ex’s know that the last thing they should do is get back together, they are fighting to stay away from each other. Despite that, they “never stay over.” The song would make a great radio single for Michelson, and is one of our favorites.
Overall, the artist delivers an EP that has something for every music lover. Each of the six songs are easy and fun to listen to. At the same time, you are sure to find hidden meanings within the lyrics after each listen. Congrats to Michelson on a great project!
Back To That Summer Tracklist
Back To That Summer
Call Me No One
Jackson Michelson’s new EP ‘Back To That Summer’ is out now.
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Jackson Michelson releases.
Back To That Summer 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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For Columbia Nashville/River House Artists rising star, Jameson Rodgers, his debut album has been a long time in the making. The singer-songwriter moved to Music City from Mississippi over a decade ago, and has been waiting on this moment ever since. “Being from a small town in Mississippi, I’m well aware that not everyone gets to do music for a living,” says Rodgers. “I’ve been waiting to announce and release my debut album ever since I moved to Nashville 11 years ago. I’m extremely grateful for this day to be here and I can’t wait to see and hear how people react to these songs and this album.”
Co-writing 14 of the album’s 15 tracks, the newlywed singer explores themes of love, loss, small towns, and drinking beer, but manages to cover each of those tropes in a way that is new and unique.
The album opens with the anthemic “One Day,” a tongue-in-cheek ode to that feeling of never quite getting over a breakup. With its driving guitars, the well-written and perfectly crafted mid-tempo, the song is a fantastic introduction to the album. “One day I’ll get over you,” Rodgers muses of his attempts to move on. “One day I’m gonna die.”
Other highlights of the album include “Merle Haggard,” “Missing You,” and “You Won’t. On “Merle Haggard,” we find Rodgers reminiscing about someone that his mama warned him about. “You’re the leaving story // You were good but no good for me // Mama tried to warn me // That you’d break my heart in two // Merle Haggard would’ve wrote songs about you.”
Meanwhile “You Won’t” is about accepting a breakup, while “Missing One” is a perfectly-crafted, radio-ready breakup-moving-on-missing-someone-track that we can’t get enough of. “I wanna want somebody else,” Rodgers admits. “The girls in here can’t help tonight // Because I’m missing one.”
The theme of small town life weaves its way through the album, which is fitting considering the LP’s title. While the title track is another standout country anthem, songs like “Bars Back Home” and “Porch With a View” continue that vibe. On “Bet You’re From a Small Town,” Rodgers is truly celebrating life in a small town without being too cliche. “If you got a buddy that’s always got your back // If you’ve got a mama who prays for you no matter where you’re at // If you don’t give a damn how fast the world spins around // I bet you’re from a small town.”
Rodgers also explores topics of the opposite sex on songs like “Girl with the Broken Heart,” “Girls That Smoke,” and his chart-topping “Some Girls.” On the former, he encourages those dealing with a breakup, reminding them to “drink that wine // It’s gonne be fine.” Meanwhile, “Girls That Smoke” is about those girls who are just a bit too dangerous, wrecking hearts and weekends in one fell swoop.
Just as the album starts strong, it also closes strong with some of the best songs coming on the album’s second half. There’s “Cold Beer Calling My Name” featuring Rodgers’s labelmate, country superstar, Luke Combs. “Good Dogs” is a beautiful love song to the beloved pets that are gone too soon, while the album’s final track, “Desert,” is a sparse yet twangy song of hope about getting through tough times. “‘Cause life’s kinda crazy // Can’t predict the weather // But the cold and the rain and the pain don’t last forever,” he reminds us. “You know the lows sure make the highs so much better // Yeah sunshine all the time just makes a desert.”
It may have taken Jameson Rodgers over a decade to release his debut album, but after a few listens, we can absolutely say that it was well worth the wait.
Bet You’re From a Small Town Tracklist
One Day (Jameson Rodgers/Smith Ahnquist/Will Bundy/Lynn Hutton)
Merle Haggard (Rodgers/Hutton/Jake Mitchell)
Close to Anything (Rodgers/Brent Anderson/Mitchell/Hunter Phelps)
Bet You’re from a Small Town (Rodgers/Ahnquist/Bundy/Hutton)
Missing One (Rodgers/Ahnquist/Phelps)
You Won’t (Rodgers/Ahnquist/Bundy/Hutton)
Girl with the Broken Heart (Rodgers/Michael Hardy/Mitchell)
Bars Back Home (Rodgers/Ahnquist/Ashley Gorley/Phelps)
Porch with a View (Rodgers/Anderson/Mitchell/Phelps)
Bringing It Back (Rodgers/Mitchell)
Girls That Smoke (Rodgers/Ahnquist/Anderson)
Cold Beer Calling My Name feat. Luke Combs (Rodgers/ Phelps/Brett Tyler/Alysa Vanderheym)
Some Girls (Hardy/Mitchell/C.J. Solar)
Good Dogs (Rodgers/Anderson/Mitchell/Phelps)
Desert (Rodgers/Ahnquist/Josh Miller/Mitchell)
“Cold Beer Calling My Name”
Jameson Rodgers’s debut album ‘Bet You’re From a Small Town’ is out now.
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Jameson Rodgers releases.
Jameson Rodgers will be headlining New York City’s Bowery Ballroom as part of his Cold Beer Calling My Name tour on October 13. Tickets are available here.
Bet You’re From a Small Town,is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here 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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Carly Pearce’s third studio album, 29: Written In Stone is available today, September 17th. Take a look below as we dig into the record.
Carly Pearce has had a whirlwind of a year to say the least, she’s experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Some might choose to only acknowledge the pretty, but on 29: Written In Stone, Pearce embraces her pain with grace and it has resulted in what will be a career-defining album.
The project is undeniably country, and the Kelsea Ballerini co-write “Diamondback” is the clever opener where fiddles fly and diamond ring promises die.
“Take the bed where you used to lie // Keep the friends I never liked // And the happy-ever-after welcome mat // But you ain’t gonna get this diamond back, no never ever ever getting this diamond back”
It’s an empowering message to people everywhere that they shine brightest when they stay true to themselves. “I hope [this] shows you can stand in your truth and stand confidentially in whatever life gives you and to accept that”, Pearce shared with us in a recent interview.
“What He Didn’t Do” is one of the strongest moments on the record both vocally and lyrically: it’s honest in the most dignified way. Pearce proves why less can be more, even if “we both know I could run him out of this town”. Her voice shines beautifully on the chorus and establishes such composure and class that runs deep throughout the rest of the 14 songs.
There are two duets on 29: Written In Stone, one with the iconic Patty Loveless and one with the incomparable Ashley McBryde. “I’ve never been somebody that’s been like ‘I have to be in my own lane and you stay over there and we can’t collaborate’”, Pearce told us. “I think it’s super fun to collaborate with [other artists].”
The aching waltz that is “Dear Miss Loretta” has Pearce and Loveless asking Loretta Lynn for some advice. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” is one of the more modern-sounding songs on the album, and it’s a welcomed difference. It’s not an overdone-feminist anthem, but the story never puts blame on either woman, refreshing to hear in a cheating song. Their voices blend so wonderfully together and it is bound to be a huge hit. On how the duet came to be, Pearce tells us, “I just asked her if she wanted to write a song, and she did! And we got in the same room and I was hoping that she would want to write a duet and she later told me that she was hoping the same.”
Closer “Mean It This Time” is a stunning letter-to-self that truly encapsulates the project and its finality. This is where fans will get to understand the title of the album on a new level. Pearce shares what the writing process was like of the song. “It was almost like I didn’t even notice that I was ready to think about that kind of hope. I certainly had not thought about dating at this time, and was just like “I know what this means to me” and we wrote it so fast, and when we were trying to do the demo, we were all laughing because I could not physically sing it.”
“When I say forever, I’m gonna write it in stone // 100 years wouldn’t be long enough, it would never get old // And when I give my heart away, and lay it all on the line // When I tell the world I’m yours and baby you’re mine // I wanna mean it this time”.
Throughout all of 29: Written In Stone, Carly Pearce brilliantly and sincerely tells a story while still taking the high road. This is an album that will be listened to by country fans for years to come. This chapter sets Carly Pearce on the road to be one of country music’s greats.
29: Written In Stone,is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here 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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Alana Springsteen’s new EP, History of Breaking Up (Part 1) is out now, September 17th on all streaming platforms. Check out our full review and listen to the brand new music below.
We have been huge fans of up and coming artist, Alana Springsteen since we first featured her in our Spotlight Series. Her ability to craft a lyric paired with her beautiful voice keeps us in awe of her talent. Today, Springsteen released her brand new EP, History of Breaking Up (Part 1). Simply put: it’s everything we hoped it would be.
The new EP features seven perfectly crafted tracks, all co-written by the songstress. She even co-produced five of the seven songs. The poetic project uncovers the layers of emotions as one falls in love and experiences heartbreak. Although some may call love messy, Springsteen says, “isn’t it miraculous.” She later calls all her experiences “magic” in the co-title of the project.
The record kicks off with her previously released song “California.” The track is one of those songs that makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud. Between the effortless lyrics and the smooth quality of Springsteen’s voice, you truly feel at ease. Through the song, the singer expresses how it feels to have that spark with a person that sometimes blinds us from the truth that the relationship is not meant to be. It adds a double play element as a love letter to California, a place she has always felt called to.
“Maybe it’s us or maybe I’m just falling in love with California // I can’t decide if it’s in my mind // Or just the way the lights in Santa Monica // Shine on you maybe it’s just the view // Baby I’m confused, I can’t tell // maybe it’s us or maybe I’m just falling in love with California”
Similarly, Springsteen explores the theme of wanting something that’s not meant for you on her duet with Roman Alexander, “Trying Not To.” The song taps into those feelings of when you are trying to stay away from someone, but you just keep getting pulled in. That magnetism you feel is undeniable; despite, what your brain is telling you. “My heart has wanted one thing, but my brain has known better,” shared Springsteen about the song.
On “Girlfriend,” one of our favorite songs on the project, the singer-songwriter gets deeper and even more vulnerable. The heartbreaking, yet relatable ballad explores the idea that although you are with someone, you are not the one. It is full of self-doubt and insecurity, but it feels pure and honest – something country music is all about.
“Cause she’s still the one in your head // I’m just the girl in your bed // She’s got a hold of your heart // I’m just the one in your arms // When you’re with me, you ain’t with me // I feel her name on your lips when you kiss me, it kills me // You’re gonna end up with her in the end // Cause she’s your girl, I’m just your girlfriend”
Springsteen continues to showcase her undeniable vulnerability on the beautiful ballad “God Must Be Mad At Me.” The desperation and the anguish that the artist conveys in this beautiful song is unmatched by any new artist in country music right now. Springsteen finds a new way to convey how it feels to be in love with someone who does not love you back.
The singer continues to tackle that story on “Homesick.” The word usually describes a gut-wrenching feeling of missing a place, but Springsteen flips the term and uses it to describe the ‘home’ you find in a person. On the contrary, “I Blame You” is a more cheerful song that showcases how it feels to see places you love through the eyes of someone you love.
Springsteen ends the collection of songs on a lighthearted note. Having dug through the depths of heartbreak, “Zero Trucks” seems fitting to end the project with. It is clear that she really embodies the message that the song conveys. Sometimes, endings can feel freeing and right, it does not always have to be sad.
Overall, Springsteen outdoes herself on this EP. She perfectly crafted each song on the project. The singer is one to look out for, and we predict that her career is truly just getting started.
History of Breaking Up (Part 1) Tracklist
California (Alana Springsteen, Jerry Flowers, Jared Ray Keim)
Girlfriend (Alana Springsteen, Travis Wood, Pete Goode)
Trying Not To ft. Roman Alexander (Alana Springsteen, Roman Alexander, Jerry Flowers, Jared Ray Keim)
God Must Be Mat At Me (Alana Springsteen, John Byron, Lauren Larue)
Homesick (Alana Springsteen, Andrew Deroberts, Ryan Beaver)
I Blame You (Alana Springsteen, Tyler Filmore, John-Luke Carter, Will Weatherly)
Zero Trucks (Alana Springsteen, Walker Hayes, Joe Clemmons)
Alana Springsteen’s brand new EP ‘History of Breaking Up (Part One)” is out now.
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Alana Springsteen releases.
History of Breaking Up (Part 1) 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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Ray Fulcher’s brand new EP Larkin Hill Mixes is out now, September 17th on all streaming platforms. Check out our full review and listen to the brand new music below.
Ray Fulcher is a name you should take note of! Fulcher is the man behind many hit songs, including many tunes for Luke Combs. Throughout the last couple of years, Fulcher has been establishing himself as an artist in his own right. Back in June, he released a three-song bundle project. Today, he is re-releasing those three songs, as well as, two new tunes in a brand new EP he titled Larkin Hill Mixes.
Keeping with his traditional take on country music, each of the five songs are ones that scream nostalgia. Beginning with the new song, “Compliment,” Fulcher unapologetically stays firm in who he is and the way he was raised. The fun and cheeky song is essentially all about laughing at your haters and just being you. Plus, it is fun and perfect for a live show!
Similarly, “Girl in It” is primed for success on the stage! The song has become a fan-favorite, and for good reason. Fulcher sings about a guy always having a girl on his mind on the new single. Specifically, it seems that a girl is the reason for almost everything in a man’s life.
“They’re why they make porch swings and half-carat rings // Carolina sunsets and California Kings // If your heart’s on fire // If everything’s spinning // If you’re going out of your mind // I bet there’s a girl in it”
Next up, “Way Out” takes us back to growing up. With clear imagery of the streets we grew up on and the people that made us. The song fits in perfectly with Fulcher’s catalog of music. The singer-songwriter has us all yearning for the good old days on this perfectly executed song.
“Bucket List Beers” is the final previously released song on the EP. It is all about celebrating life’s little moments. Fulcher reminds us that there has truly been a beer for everything, cleverly marking our lives through the years. This is a true-blue country song if there ever was one!
“That’s one of those // That you’ll never forget // That’s one of those // You’ll be glad that you did // One of them once-in-a-lifetime // Drink-em-while-you-can-kind // Six-pack souvenirs // Yeah, so raise ‘em up high // That’s some of my // Bucket list beers”
Finally, the record ends with the second brand new song, “Damn If It Didn’t Hurt.” Continuing to keep us on nostalgia lane, Fulcher shares all the experiences that stung a bit and a hurt a little. Ultimately, the singer wisely shares that things are not worth it if it didn’t hurt a little bit. Anything that is worth having is worth taking the risk.
In just five songs, Fulcher will make you a believer in his talent. Larkin Hill Mixes is a perfect reintroduction to the singer-songwriter’s one-of-a-kind talent and heart.
Larkin Hill Mixes Tracklist
Girl in It
Bucket List Beers
Damn If It Didn’t Hurt
Ray Fulcher’s new EP ‘Larkin Hill Mixes’ is out now, September 17th on all streaming platforms
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Ray Fulcher releases.
Larkin Hill Mixes 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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Laine Hardy’s new album, Here’s to Anyone, featuring “Memorize You” and “Authentic,” is out today, September 17th. Check out our full review and listen to the brand new music below.
On his debut album, Here’s to Anyone, Laine Hardy enlisted some of Nashville’s biggest names. Produced by Michael Knox, the album features songs written by Jessi Alexander, John King, Josh Thompson, Steve Moakler, Erik Dylan, Busbee, and a ton of Music City’s best songwriters. While the liner notes may read like a ‘who’s who’ of Nashville, it’s Hardy’s authentic and impassioned delivery that makes Here’s to Anyone an impressive debut.
In 2019, Hardy endeared himself to TV viewers, claiming the title of American Idol and signing to Buena Vista Records / Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings. Television continued to play a role in his career after an appearance on The Bachelorette included a performance of “Memorize You.” The romantic track immediately became a fan-favorite, garnering over 8.6 million streams since his appearance.
Inspirations for the Livingston, Louisiana native include Luke Combs, Elvis Presley, and Marc Broussard, hints of each are evident on this album. “I’m a down-home guy, from Southeast Louisiana,” he says. “I just want to show all my fans that I’m not going to stray away from who I am, and where I come from. I feel like we really did that with the album and I’m very proud of it.”
Opening with the twangy, blues-tinted “Authentic,” the Louisiana-Broussard-inspiration is apparent on the driving ode to Southern living, which features a bluesy guitar solo. “Well, it’s who we are // It’s what we do // The way the good Lord meant it // It’s in the blood, tires in the mud // It’s just the life that we’re livin’ // It’s tried and true, can’t buy it new // If you think you can, can’t you don’t get it // If it burns your lips when you take a sip // You gonna know that it’s authentic”
The album’s snappy title track continues that vibe, as Hardy celebrates the way he was raised. On the punchy, up-tempo tune, he invites listeners to “Go on raise em’ up // If you were raised up right.” Like “Authentic,” Hardy is staying true to his Southern roots, singing of the things he knows all too well. “Watermelon crawl, small town Saturday night,” he sings, before raising a toast.“Here’s to anyone who knows anything about that.”
There’s a hint of homesickness on Here’s to Anyone, a theme that works its way through songs like “Tiny Town,” “Ground I Grew Up On,” “California Won’t” and “The Other LA.” On the sparse “Tiny Town,” Hardy’s voice is the star, as he sings longingly of the tiny town he loves so much. “What I wouldn’t give right about now,” he croons, “To be back in my tiny town.”
Likewise, “Ground I Grew Up On” continues that theme of missing his small town as Hardy takes a girl on a tour of his home. “Don’t blink, you might miss it all,” he warns his passenger. “Might look like nothin’ but gravel roads // And tractors rollin’ over them fields // And prayin’ that we get a little rain soon // And cuttin’ loose in hand me down wheels // And knockin’ them Friday night beers back // By the train tracks and thinkin’ that // I’d never miss this place when I got gone //But that’s ground I grew up on.”
While much of Here’s to Anyone is a love letter to Hardy’s Louisiana upbringing, there are also songs celebrating the love of someone special, including the aforementioned “Memorize You,” “One of Those,” and “For a Girl.” On the tongue-in-cheek “For a Girl,” Hardy sings of all the things a man does for love, including missing opening day, letting a buck get away, and buying a pawn shop guitar.
Finally, on the album’s closing track “Let There Be Country,” Hardy goes out on a high note. He’s a country boy through and through and he can’t imagine life without all of the things that make him who he is. “Let there be country // Boots kicking up dust // Let there be neon light and a sky full of stars above // Let there be mud tires, bonfires // And hometown girls in shotgun seats // Let there be country // For country boys like me.”
While Here’s to Anyone is the ultimate declaration of love to Hardy’s upbringing, it’s also an uplifting celebration of small towns, Saturday nights, and special someones that anyone can relate to.
Here’s To Anyone Tracklist
“Authentic”(Jessi Alexander/Matt Jenkins/David Lee Murphy)
“For a Girl” (Wendell Mobley/Neil Thrasher/Tony Martin/Johnny Dailey)
“Here’s to Anyone” (Jacob Rice/John King/Derrick Southerland)
“Ground I Grew Up On” (Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers & Brandon Kinney)
“California Won’t” (Mike Busbee, Andrew Dorff & Jon Nite)
“Tiny Town” (Michael Tyler Spragg)
“The Other LA” (Laine Hardy, Erik Dylan Andy Sheridan & Dan Isbell)
“Let There Be Country” (Jason Afable, Steve Mokler & Tim Nicholas)
“Here’s to Anyone”
“Let There Be Country”
Laine Hardy’s new album ‘Here’s To Anyone,’ is out now.
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Laine Hardy releases.
Hardy made his Grand Ole Opry debut on August 28, performing “Authentic” and “Other LA.” He will be headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak tour this fall,with special guests including Chris Bandi, Kylie Frey, and Nick Walsh. Tour dates and ticket information can be found here.
Here’s To Anyoneis available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here 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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Spencer Crandall’s new song “Made” is officially out now, September 17th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig into the track.
Spencer Crandall is an artist to look out for. Get to know the singer-songwriter in our spotlight interview here. With each song or project Crandall puts out, he deepens his connection to his fans and his artistry. On the heels of the release of his EP Lost In The Wild, Crandall premieres his brand new song “Made,” out now.
The romantic track flips a traditional love song on its head. Instead of focusing on the fantasy that fairytales tell us, Crandall brings some realism to love and partnership. The singer-songwriter hones the message that your soulmate is something you create, rather than something you find. “Made” marks the first release off of Crandall’s upcoming 2022 project.
“Made // Yeah, we choose each other every day // Even when we bend we know we won’t break // We just bounce back better // Cause soulmates aren’t found // they’re forged in the same fire // Work at it even when we get tired // Making ups out of downs, doing all that it takes // Cause soulmates aren’t found, they’re made”
Fans are in for a real treat, as Crandall continues to grow his artistry. “Made” is a solid single that country fans will find themselves vibing along to.
Spencer Crandall’s new song, “Made” is out now.
Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Spencer Crandall releases.
“Made” 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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