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Megan Moroney Debuts New Song “Man On The Moon”

Megan Moroney’s new song “28th of June,” is out now, March 22nd, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

Roaring in like a rocket headed straight into the stratosphere, Megan Moroney is back with her new song, “Man On The Moon.” The new track, out now, is a sneak peek into her sophomore album, Am I Okay?, out July 12.

Written by Moroney along with Ashley Gorley, Casey Smith, and David “Messy” Mescon, the pop-tinged country-rock twanger is a surefire hit. Moroney is fed up with a noncommittal dude, beginning with “Houston, he’s the problem…”

The kiss-off track is punctuated with a peppy, hand-clapping beat as she ejects an ex quite literally out of her atmosphere, luring him into space with the promise of “a bar up there” and “blondes for days.”

“Yeah but he’s the kind of man I’d like a hundred thousand miles from here // ‘Cause he wants me and he needs space // Someone take this cowboy away // Somewhere far, let him fly // Out of this world and off my mind // C’mon there’s gotta be a rocket somewhere taking off soon // I think it’s time we put another man on the moon”

“Man on the Moon” is just a glimpse of what’s to come from Moroney, whose new album is due out July 12. Check back here then for our full album review.

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Megan Moroney shares new song, “Man On The Moon,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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

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“Man On The Moon” is now 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.

Tracy Lawrence: ‘Out Here In It’ – EP Review

Tracy Lawrence shares brand new EP, Out Here In It, out now, June 7th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the new project here.

For country legend Tracy Lawrence, his new EP has been years in the making. With almost four years since his last studio release, the retrospective Hindsight 2020, this new project reflects the beginning of a new chapter.

Out Here In It, out now, allows the acclaimed singer to put his timeless voice on some new tunes, making his own brand of traditional yet modern country. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio,” shares Lawrence in a statement. “I always have a blast working up new songs so it felt so good to cut new music. My last project, the 30th anniversary album Hindsight 2020, was the closing of a chapter of my life. With this new project, I really wanted to freshen things up a bit. A little bit more contemporary but still very country. I’m very proud of it and hope you all really enjoy it.”

With over 13M albums sold and 18 number 1 hits, it would be easy for Lawrence to ride off into the proverbial sunset and rest on his laurels. Instead, he enlisted some of Nashville’s best songwriters, including ERNEST, Rodney Clawson, Jacob Durrett, Wyatt McCubbin, Devin Dawson, Lee Thomas Miller and more, to create something new.

The EP opens with ““Pretty Dang Good,” which may be the most unique sounding track on the album, combining Lawrence’s familiar voice with varied instrumentation as he celebrates the fact that every day is a good one. Here, he’s ready to seize the day over a driving guitar riff as he celebrates all the dang good things in his life. “It’s a dang good life I’m living, even if it ain’t going like it should, it ain’t always easy, but it’s always pretty dang good.”

Likewise, the collection’s title track sends a similar message, finding the icon rolling with the punches and dealing with whatever life sends his way.

“Good or bad, when the jury’s in // I hope they know I did it // When a rumor is I said it //  You can bet I probably meant it I’ve been drunk and I’ve been sober // Hit the under and the over //  Been caught between the praying and the sinning //  I may be losing, I may be winning // Life’s for the living // So I’m out here in it I won’t run, I won’t hide // No one gets out of here alive”

“A Cowboy Would,” “I Could Use One,” and “Gulf of Mexico” are both 90’s tinted ballads that sit right in Lawrence’s musical wheelhouse. On “Gulf,” he’s a heartbroken balladeer, musing that Gulf of Mexico full of whiskey or a Grand Canyon full of wine wouldn’t be enough to mend his broken heart. Alternately, “A Cowboy Would” has him offering to be the mender, as he saddles up to a broken-hearted lass in a bar, promising that a cowboy could treat her right.

“Honky Tonk Up” concludes the EP on a high note, leaving listeners wanting more. It’s a catchy uptempo invitation to hit the honkytonk and throw down for a good time. “It’s high time to get a good time off the ground, honky tonk up when the sun goes down?”

While Tracy Lawrence may be a country icon known for hits like “Paint Me a Birmingham” and “Time Marches On,” his new EP proves he’s still as good as they come.

Out Here In It EP Track List:

  1. Pretty Dang Good (Wyatt McCubbin, Bobby Pinson, Carson Chamberlain)
  2. I Could Use One (Brent Rupard, Brad Hutsell, Kyle James, Anthony Olympia)
  3. A Cowboy Would (Jacob Durrett, Ernest Keith Smith, Devin Dawson, Rodney Clawson)
  4. Gulf of Mexico (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bubba Strait)
  5. Out Here In It (Trey Lewis, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Utley)
  6. Honky Tonk Up (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Thomas Archer)
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Tracy Lawrence shares new EP, ‘Out Here In It,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Tracy Lawrence, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Out Here In It is now 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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Kameron Marlowe: ‘Keepin’ The Lights On’ – Album Review

Kameron Marlowe shares album, Keepin’ The Lights On, out now, May 31st, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below.

With a powerfully deep baritone that immediately grabs a listener’s attention, Kameron Marlowe is ready to make a statement. His sophomore album, Keepin’ The Lights On, is the followup to 2022’s We Were Cowboys, and it’s truly a jump forward in musicianship, lyrics, and subject matter.

Produced by Dann Huff, the collection features 16 new songs, 7 of which were co-penned by Marlowe. “When I was thinking about this project, I really wanted to say something beyond break-up songs and love songs,” shares the North Carolina native. “I wanted to throw life songs in there as well. These are all real things that I’ve gone through, and there’s a lot of pain, there’s a lot of love. It really tells the story of these past two years.”

One such moment comes in the form of the poignant, “I Can Run,” which finds the singer-songwriter trying to outrun his vices. Here, he’s at his lowest, admitting that “I can’t outrun myself,” as he returns to his sense of self.  “I had some low spots, and I had to find myself again,” Marlowe says. “And it felt like I lived every word to that song,”

Equally poignant is “On My Way Out,” which finds the Columbia Nashville artist grappling with his own mortality and what life will be like at its end. Here, he stretches himself vocally, his passionate voice soaring above the music in what may be his best performance on the album.

“And I hope the road to heaven is backed up to my hometown // And I get to hug the ones I love on my last lap around // I wanna redo all the regrets and relive all the times // I took for granted in this good Lord-handed life of mine // Yeah, only God knows when // Yeah, but there ain’t no doubt // That’s how I wanna make my way in…On my way out”

“Never Really Know” was a turning point for the artist when making the album. “That song fired me up so much, because it was so personal and so special, and something that I hadn’t written before,” he says of the song that reminds us not to think we know what’s going on in other’s lives. “That really started shaping this album to be what it was. It’s almost a folky kind of production, which really made the lyrics shine and made you want to keep listening to the story — that was a challenging thing to do, but probably the most rewarding once we finally got it right.” 

There are fun moments here, including the roaring album opener “911,” which is a 90’s-tinted stomper, perfect for a honky tonk. Likewise, “Lock Me Up” is a swampy and gritty ode to his hometown, that he cleverly compares to a prison. “Don’t ever set me free, lock me up in a small town,He growls. “Yeah, throw away the key.”

Marlowe examines new love on songs like the romantic “Leaning On You,” the ethereal “Quit You,”  and the Marc Broussard-esque “Nothin’ Slowin’ Us Down.” While the latter is a bluesy and sexy midtempo, “Will It Be There in the Morning” is a stunningly sweet and sparse ballad.  The song starts with his emotive voice over a lone acoustic guitar before building into a musical love letter, punctuated with gorgeous female background vocals. “Will it be there in the morning or will we just get this one night?” He asks, voice laced with hope. “Either way I’m gonna love you, like it’s my first and my last time”

Of “Quit You,” Marlowe reveals that it was somewhat of a bridge between a current and previous relationship. “I wanted to start ‘Quit You’ by rehashing that, because ‘Quit You’ is the ending chapter of that book for me. I finally found the love that I was looking for. People get hopeless about relationships and stuff like that, and I was that way, too — I thought I was hopeless, but then my fiancée came along, so I wanted to make sure that I included that piece by using those same lines.”

That heartbreak is evident on songs like “One That I Don’t Call,” “High Hopes,” “Smaller,” and “Strangers.” On “One That I Don’t Call,” he’s desperate to wipe someone’s number from his mind, singing “I know I should forget it, ‘Cause we don’t talk at all,  I know that number pretty well for one that I don’t call.” Likewise, “High Hopes” is a moving ballad that has him optimistic but realistic about moving on after a breakup. “I’ve got high hopes but low expectations, my glass is half empty and that old county station is playing our songs and it’s hurting just right,” He croons. “I’ve got low expectations but my hopes are high.”

“Strangers” with Ella Langley is a surefire hit, exemplifying the classic country duet as the pair trades verses over their shared heartbreak and the fact that they’re bad for each other.

“We can’t be friends, we can’t be lovers // We can’t be weekend drinking, leaning on each another // We can’t be falling off the wagon // Talking ’bout what happened // Where does that leave you and me? // There’s too much love // There’s too much anger // We can’t be friends and we can’t be strangers // We can’t be strangers”

While many artists save filler tracks for the latter half of the album, there’s none of that here as Marlowe shines on “Broke Down in a Truck” and the LP’s title track, “Keepin’ The Lights On.” While the former is your atypical truck song, written like a love letter to his trusty vehicle for all it’s seen him through, the latter is a sparse ballad about all of the sacrifices his family made while he was growing up and those he makes to pursue his dream.

“My family was never rich, we’ve always just made it by,” he shares of his inspiration for the tune. “And for the first time ever, I saw my dad kind of be humbled when he lost his job of almost 20 years working in a magnet factory. He came to me and was like, ‘Man, I really don’t know how I’m gonna keep the lights on.’”

While Kameron Marlowe may have been through a lot to find his way to his sophomore album, the offering is a solid mix of introspection, love, heartbreak, and hope  that is sure to be keeping the lights on brightly for years to come.

Keepin’ The Lights On Track List:

  1. 911 (Wyatt McCubbin/John Pierce/Micah Wilshire)
  2. Nothin’ Slowin’ Us Down (Kameron Marlowe/Mitchell Tenpenny/Rob Williford/Dallas Wilson)
  3. On My Way Out (Michael Hardy/Ben Johnson/Hunter Phelps/Taylor Phillips/Bobby Pinson)
  4. Never Really Know (Kameron Marlowe/James McNair)
  5. Tennessee Don’t Mind (Charles Kelley/Daniel Tashian)
  6. Leaning On You (Kameron Marlowe/Erik Dylan/Wyatt McCubbin/Taylor Phillips)
  7. I Can Run (Tucker Beathard/Oscar Charles Gnaedig/Ben Roberts)
  8. High Hopes (Josh Osborne/Trevor Rosen/Brad Tursi)
  9. One That I Don’t Call (Wyatt McCubbin/James McNair/John Pierce)
  10. Lock Me Up (Ben Johnson/Jordan Minton/Hunter Phelps/Taylor Phillips)
  11. Will It Be There in the Morning (Kameron Marlowe/Mitchell Tenpenny/Dallas Wilson)
  12. Quit You (Kameron Marlowe/James McNair/John Pierce)
  13. Smaller (Erik Dylan/Wyatt McCubbin)
  14. Strangers (with Ella Langley) (Kameron Marlowe/Ella Langley/Will Bundy/Chase McGill)
  15. Broke Down in a Truck (Taylor Baynum/Nathan Justis/Dave Michael/Colby Williford)
  16. Keepin’ The Lights On (Kameron Marlowe/Kendell Marvel/Phil O’Donnell)

Country Swag Picks:

  1. On My Way Out
  2. Will It Be There in the Morning
  3. 911
  4. Never Really Know
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Kameron Marlowe shares new album, ‘Keepin’ The Lights On,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Kameron Marlowe, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Keepin’ The Lights On is now 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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Georgia Webster: ‘SIGNS’ – EP Review

Georgia Webster shares brand new EP, SIGNS, out now, May 31st, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below.

Every now and then there is an artist that speaks to the universal feelings that young girls and women go through. Artists like Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks transcend generations for that reason. Georgia Webster is an artist that fits into that category with her relatable songwriter and honest lyrics. Much like old-school T-Swift, Webster has a knack for singing about her personal experiences, while giving fans something to relate to. Her newest EP, SIGNS features eight tracks that proves that Webster’s stardom has no limits.

“My third EP, SIGNS, is the best music I’ve made to date and I’m so excited for it to finally be out in the world,” shared the singer in a recent press release. “King Henry is one of my dream producers so being able to collaborate with him on the whole project was such a surreal experience—and I think we really created something special. These songs are straight from the heart!!”

Webster’s signature country-pop sound is on full display through all eight tracks on the project. The record kicks off with two mid-tempo, honest songs called, “Attention” and “Delusional.” Both speak to the complicated feelings of not feeling good enough in a relationship.

Webster continues to lament about a situation-ship in her viral song, “This Ain’t A Breakup.” While arguably all of the songstress’ music reads like a journal-entry, “This Ain’t A Breakup” feels straight ripped from the pages of the singer’s diary. The heartbreaking song depicts how it feels to be heartbroken, even though it was not a full-blown relationship. On track 8, Webster gives new life to the song, collaborating with Nightly to add new dynamics (and lyrics) to the already stellar song.

“‘Cause this ain’t a breakup and we never dated // No this ain’t a breakup, heard that you’re sayin’ // We wouldn’t have lasted, I’m overreactin’ // So why am I askin’? // If this ain’t a breakup and we never made love // Then why is your body on mine on my mind when I wake up? // If this ain’t a breakup, then why ain’t I coping? // If this ain’t a breakup, then why am I broken?”

While Webster is clearly gifted at opening up about heartbreak, she also has a confident vibe about her. Both her sons, “Jupiter” and “Town Talks” showcase that signature sass, while still keeping the honesty.

“I don’t gotta talk // I don’t gotta talk // I don’t gotta talk about you // ‘Cause you’ve already lost // I don’t gotta gossip when you leave the room // Woah Nashville will hurt you more than I will // You know it’s true that // I don’t gotta talk // I don’t gotta talk // Baby ’cause this town talks so I don’t have to”

“Wedding Song” is one of the standout tracks on the record. Heartbreaking and haunting, the song talks about all the what could have beens about a relationship that did not make it to the altar. Throughout the song, Webster candidly shares that she would have done anything to make this broken relationship work.

SIGNS is truly Webster’s best work to date. Each of the eight tracks display a new-found maturity in her music, while still keeping the signature honesty that fans have come to love from the songstress.

SIGNS Track List:

  1. Attention
  2. Delusional
  3. This Ain’t A Breakup
  4. Jupiter
  5. Town Talks
  6. Wedding Song
  7. Life Before You
  8. This Ain’t A Breakup (feat. Nightly)
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Georgia Webster shares brand new album, ‘Signs,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Georgia Webster, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. 

SIGNS is now 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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Tiffany Woys: ‘I’m Your Woman – EP Review

Tiffany Woys shares brand new EP, I’m Your Woman, out now, May 31st, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below.

When we first introduced you to Tiffany Woys, she was a powerhouse singer who believed in championing the songwriter by only releasing outside cuts. While she is still a huge champion for songwriters, Woys is now embarking on her own songwriting journey in hopes that people may find songs that they relate to. Woys’ new project, I’m Your Woman may have been out of heartbreak, but each of the eight songs are truly her best work to date.

The project takes the listener through a journey of pain and healing. The first song, “The Only One I’ve Got” sets the tone for the record, reminding suitors to be gentle with her heart because she only has one. Woys’ voice continues to shine through on “Fool Me Once” and “You and Country Music.” On the former, the songstress showcases her vulnerability, while on “You and Country Music,” Woys brings the heat. The song displays the anger behind heartbreak in a way that feels strong and in your face in the best way.

Woys’ vulnerability shines through, yet again, on possibly the best song on the project called, “Took Back.” Written by the singer with Cameron Newby and Tammi Kidd Hutton, the songstress provides an anthem for women who were promised the world, but did not quite make it to the altar. While obviously heartbreaking, the song is both clever and honest – two qualities every great country song has. The songstress continues that same energy on “Chasing Storms,” drawing fans deeper into her heartbreak. On “Last Time I”ll Cry” and “Only Thing It Does,” fans start to feel the resilience part of Woys’ personal story.

If the previous seven songs depict the journey, “I’m Your Woman” is the battle cry that embodies resilience. On the title, and final, track, Woys lays it all out on the line, giving listeners an absolute anthem for hope. Overall, I’m Your Woman is a beautiful and cohesive project that truly takes the listener through a gut-wrenching story that ends in hope. Woys is at her best on this EP.

I’m Your Woman Track List:

  1. THE ONLY ONE I’VE GOT (Hannah Ellis, Riley Roth, Cameron Jaymes)
  2. FOOL ME ONCE (Tiffany Woys, Lynn Hutton, Tammi Kidd Hutton)
  3. YOU AND COUNTRY MUSIC (Josh Jenkins, Sarah Turner)
  4. TOOK BACK (Tiffany Woys, Cameron Newby, Tammi Kidd Hutton)
  5. CHASING STORMS (Tiffany Woys, Cameron Newby, Tammi Kidd Hutton)
  6. LAST TIME I’LL CRY (Tiffany Woys, Lynn Hutton, Tammi Kidd Hutton, Cameron Newby)
  7. ONLY THING IT DOES (Tiffany Woys, Cameron Newby, Tammi Kidd Hutton)
  8. I’M YOUR WOMAN (Tiffany Woys, Lynn Hutton, Tammi Kidd Hutton, Cameron Newby)

Country Swag Picks:

  1. “Took Back”
  2. “You and Country Music”
  3. “I’m Your Woman”

Tiffany Woys shares new EP, ‘I’m Your Woman,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Tiffany Woys, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

I’m Your Woman is now 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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Here Is Shaboozey’s Album ‘Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I’m Going’

Shaboozey shares brand new album, Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I’m Going, out now, May 31st, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below.

There is nothing quite like unique talent in the music industry. Viral hitmaker, Shaboozey, whose song “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” is one of the most biggest songs in music right now, is a unique talent. Today, the singer-songwriter releases a brand new album. The 12-song project, Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I”m Going features the hit song, as well as, many other tracks that are sure to resonate with fans across music genres.

“I put together this body of work over the past 2 years, and even as I’m writing this post, I struggle to put into words how much these collections of songs mean to me. In them is heartbreak, in them is truth, in them are happy memories, and painful ones, in them is strength, but also my biggest fears,” shared the singer via Instagram. “Those that know me know how much I’ve lost and sacrificed to continue to do what I love and that’s to pour every last bit of what I have into everything and anything I create to make sure it’s the best possible thing I can make, and its taken me a long time to realize it, but I’ve done that with these songs…”

Listen to the new album ASAP!

Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I’m Going Track List:

  1. Horses & Hellcats
  2. A Bar Song (Tipsy)
  3. Last Of My Kind ft. Paul Cauthen
  4. Anabelle
  5. East Of The Massanutten
  6. Highway
  7. Let it Burn
  8. My fault ft. Noah Cyrus
  9. Vegas
  10. Don’t Need No Mix ft. BigXthaPlug
  11. Steal Her From Me
  12. Finally Over
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Shaboozey shares brand new album, ‘Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I’m Going,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Shaboozey, follow him on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. 

Where I’ve Been, isn’t Where I’m Going is now 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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Kolby Cooper Shares New Song “Mama” Out Now

Kolby Cooper shares brand new song “Mama,” out now, May 31st, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the new track below.

Country-rock rising star, Kolby Cooper continues to deliver high-energy and vulnerable music. The singer-songwriter is building a name for himself in the country music genre with his growing catalog of music, one song at a time. Today, Cooper is sharing his newest anthemic song to date. His brand new track, “Mama” is officially out now.

According to the singer, this track pays homage to the people that keep you upright. “To me, ‘Mama’ is about always having people in your corner fighting for you and wanting what’s best for you even when you don’t deserve it,” shared Cooper in a recent press release.

“I could blame it on a memory // I could blame it on my blood // But as soon as that poison hits me, I can’t ever get enough // I know I need some saving // Been driving with one headlight // I’ll get around to changing // But I ain’t gonna change tonight // So don’t put that on me Mama // I talked to God before // It feels like he don’t wanna hear from me no more // This devil in the bottle don’t wanna let me go // There ain’t no holy water gonna save my soul // Those prayers you sent through the ceiling // No they ain’t worth a heart like mine // God knows my shoulders don’t need the weight of the world tonight // Don’t put that on me Mama”

“Mama” is the perfect blend of catchy lyrics an a fiery sound full of guitar riffs and a killer beat. It is quite possibly his best song to date. Throughout the song, Cooper grapples with the desire to be saved or to continue his reckless ways. The story encapsulates a true crossroads moment, while remaining enticing and fun to listen to. “Mama” is a song the listener must listen to again and again!

2024 is looking to be a huge year for Cooper. Fans can catch him singing songs like “Mama” on tour this summer, as well as, at various shows and festivals all season long.

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Kolby Cooper shares new song, “Mama,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Kolby Cooper, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

“Mama” is now 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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Kelsey Hart: ‘Life With You’ – Debut Album Review

Kelsey Hart shares debut album, Life With You, out now, May 31st, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below.

With fifteen new tracks, Kelsey Hart’s debut album, Life With You, is a glimpse into the country newcomer’s life and upbringing. For the Kentucky native, the collection takes listeners on a journey through love and loss and everything in-between.

Signed to Curb Records, the singer-songwriter will make his Opry debut on June 28, and it’s only a matter of time before his songs are blaring from every radio station in the U.S. From the opening notes of the earwormy “Burn My Summer” to the closing notes of the anthemic “Country in Business,” Hart is ready to make a name for himself.

“Burn My Summer” is an immediate standout, a catchy mid-tempo ode to summer love, which finds him realizing that his relationship is fleeting, but accepting of that fate. It’s an earwormy summer anthem, as he sings “Baby, burn my summer // Take my time // Put a match to it // Set it on fire // Kiss by kiss // Night by night // ‘Til we kiss the whole thing goodbye // Baby, burn my summer.”

The album’s title track is another clear favorite, as evidenced by its huge viral streaming success. On his breakout track, which is dedicated to his wife, he proclaims his love for now and forever, making it a perfect wedding song. In fact, we think it’s about to give “Yours” by Russell Dickerson a run for its title of top country wedding song.

Hart shines on love songs, as evidenced by the “You Look Good in My Shirt”-esque “Flannel” and “Without You In It.” The latter is a gorgeous ballad that finds him wondering what life would be like without someone special in it.

While the singer-songwriter may be happily married, heartbreak is a theme on tunes like “4×4,” “Man Down,” and “Zebco.” Each of these is a clever up-tempo, finding him dealing with a broken heart. “Man Down” is lyrically one of the album’s best moments, as he drinks his sorrows away, admitting “that girl knows how to take a man down.”

“Better By the Beer” may be a breakup song, but it’s a fun up-tempo that has him feeling better with each cold one that passes his way. Likewise, “6-Pack Gone” is more of a ballad, with each beer in his 6-pack dedicated to a memory or moment with someone who got away. “Zebco” also provides a moment of levity, Hart’s vocals on full display as he spends some time on the lake, fishing away an ex.

“Put It On the Map” is a celebration of his hometown and the fact that it still remains just that, while “My Daddy’s Fault” is a poignant ballad about the way he was raised that made him the man he is today. “It ain’t my fault I don’t own a 3-piece suit,” He sings. “‘Cause I’m a little more Carhartt and boots.”

“Missin’ You” also provides another special moment, much in the vein of Lee Brice’s megahit, “I Drive Your Truck.” Here, Hart recalls all of the ways in which he remembers and keeps in contact with someone who’s passed away, and the result is a stirring and relatable moment.

On Life With You, Kelsey Hart introduces himself as a singer, a songwriter, and a rising country star that is sure to be a huge name in the genre.

Life With You  Track List:

  1. Burn My Summer
  2. 4×4
  3. Without You In It
  4. Flannel
  5. Man Down
  6. Drink About Me
  7. Life With You
  8. Zebco
  9. Better By The Beer
  10. My Daddy’s Fault
  11. Like You Leaving
  12. Put It On The Map
  13. 6-Pack Gone
  14. Missin’ You
  15. Country In Business

Country Swag Picks:

  1. Burn My Summer
  2. Without You In It
  3. Missin’ You
  4. Man Down
  5. Life WIth You
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Kelsey Hart shares debut album, ‘Life With You,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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Life With You is now 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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Travis Denning: ‘Roads That Go Nowhere’ – Debut Album Review

Travis Denning shares debut album, Roads That Go Nowhere, out now, May 24th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below.

With songs like “After a Few” and “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs,” Travis Denning has already made quite the name for himself, establishing himself as a rising country star. He continues that trajectory with the release of his debut full-length album, Roads That Go Nowhere, out now.

On the fifteen track collection, the Georgia native stretches himself lyrically, musically, and vocally. Denning wrote or co-wrote twelve of the album’s tracks, enlisting songwriters like Josh Kerr, Jon Nite, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill, Paul DiGiovanni, and more.

A self-proclaimed “guitar player moonlighting as a metalhead in country music,” Denning favors rock-leaning guitars and driving percussion. However, he’s much more than a wannabe rockstar, leaning into acoustic guitars, 90’s influences, bluesy guitar riffs, and airy love songs.

Roads That Go Nowhere is a culmination of songs and stories that I really believe reflect where I’ve come from, what I’ve been through, and the places I’ve yet to go and where I want to go,” shares Denning. “That’s with love, music, life, everything. I’m at that point in my life where I’m able to look back and reflect on the things that have gotten me here. A lot of them are positive and there are some negatives for sure. But I think that’s kind of everybody’s goal is to be able to look back and just be happy with the progress they’ve made and the potential they’ve still got.”

The album’s opening track “Why I’m Drinking” sets an immediate tone for what’s to come, Denning’s unique rasp gliding over a bluesy guitar riff for nearly 90 seconds before full instrumentation kicks in. It’s an immediate ear-catcher before bursting into a full heartbreak ballad, as he proclaims “I’d rather drown this hurt than let it sink in.”

Following in that vein is “I Know How It Sounds,” a stomping uptempo that kicks off with an intro that recalls Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem.” It’s the perfect song to lace with pyro for an encore of an energetic show, as Denning is unusually self-aware of his country roots, fully embracing his raising with an unapologetic attitude.

The rock aficionado continues to show that side of his personality and his upbringing on the guitar-and-drum-heavy “Southern Rock,” which pairs him with HARDY. “It’s me. I was born and raised in middle Georgia. The Allman Brothers are a damn subject in school, and I just wanted this song to be an absolute fist-in-the-air anthem to where I come from and how I was raised,” Denning shares. “It’s just as much HARDY’s story, and you can only listen to it all the way up to 10.” 

While Denning may consider himself a metalhead, he also shines at heartbreak. The regretful “Add Her to the List” and “Better at Leaving” are clear examples, clever lyrics atoning the fact that a girl left him alone to drown his sorrows at the bar. “She’s a whole lot better at leaving than me,” He sings.

“Someone That Isn’t Me” follows a similar theme, a twangy, waltzing ballad that finds him longing for the one who got away. “It’s heavy. I actually almost didn’t record this song because I’m like, ‘I’m married. How am I going to get up there and sing it?’ But there’s things we wonder about, whether it’s relationships with people we love, our career or just where we are in life. It’s just the reality we face as humans.”

Nostalgia is another theme on the album, weaving its way through the hometown ode, “Going Places” and the early-2000’s Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts-inspired, “Strawberry Wine and a Cheap Six Pack.” 

“A hand me down Tacoma, with a dent in the side // Ten miles over that county line speed limit sign // Black and mild smoke out on the wind // Hot July moon, I swear that I can hear you singin’ again // First taste of love // No, I couldn’t get enough // Girl, that’s where I go, when I go back // Strawberry wine and a cheap six pack”

Denning tries his hand at universal love on “Her and Here” and “Love You Past That,” an acoustic, wedding-ready song perfect for a first dance. “I wrote it thinking of my wife, and it’s very special to me. It’s just a vow essentially – that no matter where we go, I will love you past the challenges. I will love you past the good. I will love you past forever,” He reveals. “And I just love this song. It came out beautiful.”

Both “Thing I’m Going Through” and “Roads That Go Nowhere” are reflective and introspective, the first recalling a conversation with his father, while the title track is an autobiographical ballad about Denning’s own bumpy path to Nashville and success. “I think anybody who pursues their dreams, they always run into the ‘We can’t wait to say we told you so’s’ – and I had a couple of those. But I turned 31 this past December and while I’m still going strong, I can look over the shoulder now and say ‘Damn, some cool things have happened.’ I guess it does feel good to say ‘I told you so’ after all.”

“That’s a road that goes nowhere // But one got me to Music City // One got me a kiss from a pretty smile, shotgun ridin’ // Now she’s wearing a left-hand diamond // Some dead-ended and turned out wrong // Hell, there’s some that I’m still on // But lookin’ back at that rearview, man, I swear // I’ve gone pretty damn far on them roads that go nowhere”

Both “Can’t Find One” and “The Sound of a Beer Getting Cracked” offer moments of levity, the latter a perfect summer anthem. On it, he enlists country newcomer Josh Ross to throw back a cold one, while “Can’t Find One” is a 90’s-tinted kiss-off that he describes as a cross between the Eagles and Shenandoah. 

The album ends with the poignant and sparse “Ocmulgee River,” Denning’s light vocals coasting over a lone acoustic guitar as he proclaims his love to the land and river that raised him. Of the song, which he penned alone, he says “It’s the river that runs through my hometown. This was the last song we recorded for the project and I knew it would be the last song on the record. I wrote it by myself and it’s just my conversation with where I come from. I have a lot of memories on Westlake Road, which gets name dropped in there, and that’s where I took the album cover. That has just always been a refuge for my soul, and I think everybody gets inspired by the ground they know and they come from. It doesn’t really take explaining, which is good because you really can’t.”  

For Travis Denning, Roads That Go Nowhere is truly a debut that will take him somewhere big. “I still feel like I’ve just barely scraped the surface, but with the love and passion that has gone into this record, I do feel like I’ve taken a next step from a creative standpoint,” he says. “This was a big cohesive group of songs, and I’m just at a point in my life where it made sense to finally do it. I hope people hear it and say, that’s a Travis Denning record – and nobody else could have made it.”

Roads That Go Nowhere Track List:

  1. Why I’m Drinking (Josh Kerr, Jon Nite, Cole Taylor)
  2. I Know How It Sounds (Travis Denning, Will Bundy, Chase McGill)
  3. Better At Leaving (Travis Denning, Jared Hampton, Tripp Howell)
  4. Strawberry Wine And A Cheap Six Pack (Travis Denning, Thomas Archer, Paul DiGiovanni, Jerry Flowers)
  5. Going Places (Travis Denning, Paul DiGiovanni, Matt Mulhare, Jeremy Stover)
  6. Someone That Isn’t Me (Travis Denning, Paul DiGiovanni, Blake Pendergrass, Bobby Pinson)
  7. Southern Rock (Featuring Hardy) (Travis Denning, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill)
  8. Love You Past That (Travis Denning, Bobby Pinson, Chris Stevens, Jeremy Stover)
  9. Things I’m Going Through (Jordan Dozzi, Matt Mulhare)
  10. Add Her To The List (Paul DiGiovanni, Bobby Pinson, Jeremy Stover)
  11. Roads That Go Nowhere (Travis Denning, Ben Foster, James McNair)
  12. The Sound Of A Beer Getting Cracked (Featuring Josh Ross) (Travis Denning, Will Bundy, Chase McGill)
  13. Can’t Find One (Travis Denning, Chase McGill, Chris Stevens, Jeremy Stover)
  14. Here And Her (Travis Denning, Ben Johnson, Cole Taylor)
  15. Ocmulgee River (Travis Denning)

Country Swag Picks:

  1. Strawberry Wine And A Cheap Six Pack
  2. Why I’m Drinking
  3. Love You Past That
  4. Roads That Go Nowhere
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Travis Denning shares debut album, ‘Roads That Go Nowhere,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Travis Denning, Follow him on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Visit his official website for tour dates and more.

Roads That Go Nowhere is now 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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Ryan and Rory Make Their Debut with New Song “Pour Decisions”

Ryan and Rory share their brand new song, “Pour Decisions,” available now, May 24th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

There is nothing we love more than introducing fans to new, fresh, and exciting acts in country music! BBR Music Group’s new signees, Ryan and Rory are an act to pay attention to! The singer-songwriters are bursting on to the scene with a prime summer-ready song called, “Pour Decisions.”

The new single is the first of six songs off their self-titled debut project, slated for release on July 26th. “Pour Decisions” is the perfect combination of enticing production and fun, sing-along ready lyrics. The song pays homage to universal heartbreak, touching on the first night out and the feelings and sentiments we all have been through.

“We’ve both got broken hearts, tried to numb it with some sipping // So how’s about we let the liquor do the heavy lifting // Can only get so far getting over them with drinking // The only way to fix it, is to make some pour decisions // We ain’t about to get over them over night // I don’t need a crystal ball to see me a neon sign // We need a bandaid for the heartache that we can’t change // If we’re on the same page, ain’t breaking up a good thing, baby”

While it may be easy to compare Ryan and Rory to other duos like Dan + Shay and Brooks & Dunn, the singers have their own thing going on. “Pour Decisions” is the perfect introduction to that.

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Ryan and Rory make their debut with their new song, “Pour Decisions,” out now on all streaming platforms.

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

To keep up with Ryan and Rory, follow them on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Pour Decisions” is now 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.