Rising artist and singer-songwriter, Josh Kerr continues to make a name for himself in the industry as a solo artist. After penning songs for many successful artists, he is finally delivering music of his own. Last month, Kerr premiered his smooth and catchy debut single “Still Our Town.” Earlier this week, he proposed to his girlfriend Taylor Dye of the duo Maddie & Tae, and today, he released another stellar track, simply titled “Oklahoma,” featuring songstress Heather Morgan.
According to Kerr, the idea for the track initially started as a love song to his now fiancé, who is from Oklahoma, but as the songwriting process continued, the once happy idea, turned into a heartbreaking ballad about losing your love to their hometown. Kerr explained via his social media that the song “Became a rip your heart out heartbreak song about someone moving back to where they love,” adding, “@heathereleven’s [Heather Morgan’s] vocals on this song transformed it and brought it to a whole nother level, so we decided to feature her and she is pure magical sunshine. I hope you listen and love this song as much as I do.”
“What’s worse is that I didn’t lose you to a person / I lost you to a place / Don’t want to hate you Oklahoma / But you’re why she had to leave / Truth is that I don’t even know ya / Just know she loves you more than me”
Penned by the singer with one of his idols, Sean McConnell and the talented Jacob Davis, “Oklahoma” shows another side of Kerr’s multi-faceted personality. The new track tactfully expresses how it feels to lose someone you love because of geography. Although Kerr is happily in love, he delivers the vulnerable lyrics in the most authentic manner. It’s clear he knows what heartbreak feels like. Morgan also lends her voice to the track, which both elevates the song and adds a special element to an already beautiful tune. The song is raw and relatable, everything a country ballad should be.
“Oklahoma” 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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