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Brett Sheroky Releases Brand New Song “Everybody Wants”

Brett Sheroky’s new song “Everybody Wants” is out now, January 14th on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the new track below.

There are singer’s and then there are artists, and Brett Sheroky is the latter. The songwriter turned artist continues to release music that both speaks to his experiences and his fanbase. His songs “Better On Paper” and “Ain’t My Place” are emotive, while “4 Goodyears” is storytelling at a top-tier level. Today, the singer-songwriter releases a brand new song, “Everybody Wants,” to add to his impressive collection of music.

The new song is upbeat and fun. Still, the song teaches us all a lesson in just a three-minute track. “Everybody Wants” depicts human nature and our desire to want something, but not be willing to fight for it. It is the wake-up call we all need when we are feeling sorry for ourselves.

“Everybody wants to be the king of the hill but nobody wants to have to climb it // Everybody wants 15 minutes of fame but nobody wants to put the time in // Working for tomorrow’s a hard pill to swallow and nobody wants to take it // Everybody wants to have it made but nobody wants to have to make it”

Clearly a man with a lot of fight, Sheroky shares his strength and integrity with us through his music. It is especially evident in this new song. We continue to love every song that the singer gives to his fans, and this song is no different!

To read more about Brett Sheroky, his triumphant battle with cancer, and his incredible songwriting skills, check out our spotlight interview.

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Brett Sheroky’s new song “Everybody Wants” is out now, January 14th

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“Everybody Wants” 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.

Brett Sheroky Releases Captivating New Song “4 Goodyears”

Brett Sheroky’s new song, “4 Goodyears” is available now, March 19th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Songwriter turned artist, Brett Sheroky is one of the most impressive vocalists and lyricists in the country music genre today. His previous songs “Better On Paper” and “Ain’t My Place” are emotive, captivating, and story-telling at it’s finest. His latest song, out today, “4 Goodyears” is another song that you cannot help but simply appreciate.

“4 Goodyears” is another example of why Sheroky is an exemplary songwriter and talent. His knack for telling the truth and sharing stories in songs reminds us exactly why we love this genre. The song takes us through the journey of a whirlwind love story, “going wherever the wind blows.”

Sheroky uses clever wordplay as he reminisces about a summer fling and the truck that sat on four goodyear tires that played a major role in those 3 memorable months together.

“Headlights off in an empty field // July moon in the windshield // Handprints and fogged up glass // God, I wish I could just reach back // to that rearview mirror // to those 3 good months // on those 4 goodyears”

Lyrically, the song is a masterpiece, and the nostalgia that the tune embodies is almost palpable. The love the song portrays feels hopeful, young, and innocent, even though the couple did not prevail in the end. These feelings are hard to articulate when the end isn’t what you hope for, but the singer does it effortlessly.

Overall, Sheroky is one of those singer-songwriters that truly is an artist at his core. There is no one like him in the genre, and we applaud his continuous individualism and overall impressive talent.

To read more about Brett Sheroky, his triumphant battle with cancer, and his incredible songwriting skills, check out our Swag Spotlight interview.

Brett Sheroky's new song, "4 Goodyears" is available now, March 19th

Brett Sheroky’s new song, “4 Goodyears” is available now, March 19th

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

To keep up with Brett Sheroky, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“4 Goodyears” 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.

Brett Sheroky Reflects In New Emotional Single “Ain’t My Place”

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Last year, songwriter turned artist Brett Sheroky pulled at our heartstrings when he released “Better On Paper”,  chronicling a relationship as it falls apart, where the pictures and post-it notes declaring love quickly turned into divorce papers that they both had to sign. Now, as he is set to kick off a tour run opening for Phil Vassar, Sheroky continues the story with “Ain’t My Place”.

A simple production allows for the story to continue to unfold, as the singer stares at the house that used to be his home and takes in all of the physical outside changes that his ex has made. Your emotions are immediately awakened when you hear the opening lines “I drove by the house today, almost didn’t recognize it,” and the simple change from saying ‘our house’ to ‘the house’ kicks off the somber narrative. “I see you made room for a garden, by cutting down our tree / That ain’t what I would have wanted, but you ain’t asking me,” he sings, surveying the death of ‘their’ tree, making room for new life, new relationships in her garden and in her world. “Cause it ain’t my place to say what you should change and what you shouldn’t  / It ain’t my place to say what to do with all the space you were given when, when I’m the one who took those steps that lead to walking out the door / It ain’t my place to say, it ain’t my place anymore”

When it comes to country songs telling the truth, lyrics that have duel meaning are some of the best and “Ain’t My Place” does that brilliantly. Written by Sheroky with Charley Woods the track subtly highlights physical changes while the metaphor showcases the way the relationship has changed.

“Life isn’t always drinking beers on a tailgate, there is real stuff that happens in life and it is easy to lose sight of that being a writer in Nashville, you are under pressure to write singles,” Sheroky told us in our most recent interview.

To read more about Brett Sheroky, his battle with cancer and his triumphant songwriting skills, check out our Swag Spotlight.

To keep up with Brett Sheroky, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Ain’t My Place” 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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NYCS Swag Spotlight Featuring Brett Sheroky

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Sometimes you hear a song, and even if you can’t necessarily relate to all of the lyrics, it stops you in your tracks because of the raw honesty the singer conveys.  Our Swag Spotlight this week, Brett Sheroky’s “Better On Paper” did exactly that for our Managing Editor, Christina. In their most recent interview, the songwriter turned artist talked about his influences, his decision to move to Nashville and the support he lovingly receives from his wife.

Growing up in St. Louis, there wasn’t a huge music scene for Sheroky to gravitate towards however music was always a staple in his house.  The classic country music artists, as well as The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet, were some of the greats he names as music that inspired him when he was young.  He learned to play guitar and started listening to classic rock and even credits his two sisters for getting him to experience 80’s pop.

He met his wife while they were both in school to become speech therapists, and just one day after they got married, they moved down to Nashville so he could pursue his dreams of being a songwriter. “It was drilled in my head that I had to have a career even though I always wanted to do the music thing, so I went to school for speech therapy and that is where I met my wife,” Sheroky tells us.  “I never really wanted to be a speech therapist but it was a means to an end, there were a lot of opportunities that let you pick your own hours and schedules so I could work that around music so I went with it.”

Just a few short months after moving to Nashville, Sheroky was diagnosed with cancer, a battle that he had to face head-on with aggressive chemotherapy and surgery.  “I do remember thinking, I just got here, I don’t even know if I’ll ever be able to give this thing a shot,” Sheroky says of songwriting.  “It was one of those things, I definitely thought about music a lot, it was a motivating factor, you’ve gotta beat this because you have to go do this thing.”  Currently, he is in remission and wakes up every day grateful for the chances he is given.

His journey as a songwriter and now an artist is unique and he continues to pursue the dream with the incredible support of his wife, whom he calls his hero.  “We have 3 little kids and she plays the part of a single mom a lot, we have to sacrifice time as a family since this business demands that and I can count on one hand in all of the years that we’ve been together that she has said it’s been too much for her and she’s complained,” he thoughtfully explains.  “She is an incredible person and I am very lucky and blessed to have her in my life and her support is everything, honestly.”

When discussing his current single, “Better On Paper” which was one of our September Picks, we are glad to hear that the story of a broken marriage and divorce is not based on actual events, rather an honest depiction of a real-life struggle many have to face. “I am super proud of that song, It is an important song, a lot of people experience that and even though I haven’t gone through it personally, life isn’t always drinking beers on a tailgate, there is real stuff that happens in life and it is easy to lose sight of that being a writer in Nashville, you are under pressure to write singles.”  The video for the track premiered exclusively on NYCountry Swag last month and you can watch the simple yet heart-wrenching visual above.

Striving to blend the commercial with substance in his songs, Sheroky explains that for now, he only will record songs he has written because he wants to convey realness in what he was feeling when he put the pen to paper then ultimately records and releases music.

“My journey has been a slower one but in a way, I feel like, I know it sounds cliche, I feel like it was supposed to be that way. I appreciate every step forward I take in this business,” Sheroky says, looking ahead to the future.  He plans to continue to release music as an independent artist and follow the path set before him, always remaining genuine and pursuing the dream he set out when he moved to Nashville.

Be sure to follow Brett Sheroky on social media for any and all updates – Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and listen to “Better On Paper” on our ‘What We’re Listening To: Team Picks’ Spotify Playlist below.

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NYCS Exclusive Video Premiere: Brett Sheroky “Better On Paper”

Nashville singer-songwriter, Brett Sheroky is premiering a video for his latest single “Better On Paper” exclusively with NYCountry Swag today.  The lyrics are honest and raw, outlining a relationship that’s falling apart and the emotions one feels during that tragic time.

The video which is entirely in black and white is simple, no frills but allows for an uncomplicated listen to the lyric.  Sheroky sits at a table, fumbling through a box of old keepsakes and reminiscing on when things were not as difficult. With each item he tosses into the garbage, a memory goes with them, as his left hand is prominently featured, still wearing his wedding band.  Ultimately and reluctantly he signs the divorce papers, struggling with every pen stroke and leaves his wedding band on top.  “Better On Paper” is also one of our September Picks: “What We are Listening To”.

The song and video are certainly not for tailgating at a concert, but something about the truth in the lyrics and the storytelling is what country music is based upon.  Watch the video for “Better On Paper”  below and follow Brett Sheroky on social media, on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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What We’re Listening To: September Picks

We recently welcomed a team of writers to the NYCountry Swag Squad. With that, we’re excited to share a new monthly feature with our “What We’re Listening To” playlist, where we’re highlighting the wide range of our team’s favorite songs and artists when it comes to the country music genre.  At the end of the day, we are all fans first with a passion for country music and are eager to share with you all what we’ve got on repeat each month.

Find below each of our team member’s favorite songs and why in our September picks. Then be sure to give our Spotify account a follow and listen to our favorite tracks!

 

SEPTEMBER PICKS:

 

Stephanie Wagner, Founder

Pick: “Prayed For You” – Matt Stell
Songwriters: Matt Stell / Allison Velos / Ash Bowers

It’s funny how music hits you. Sometimes you listen to a song just because you want to, sometimes a friend tells you to listen, and sometimes a song randomly comes on and stops you in your tracks. That was the case for me with Matt Stell’s “Prayed For You” who also joined us for a Live Swag Session to play the song. The beautiful track evokes the idea of praying for that special person that you just know is your soulmate before ever even meeting them. “Every single day, before I knew your name / I couldn’t see your face, but I prayed for you.”  

Holding on to the faith that your one true love is out there, the hopeful love song goes on to paint a picture of the characteristics in the heart’s desire: “For Someone to love me like you do / Graceful eyes to see me through / A smile that steals me, a heart that heals me / A touch that kills me too”.

Whether single or a couple in love, the lyrics are relatable and meaningful, making this one of the best love songs in country music right now.

 

Christina Bosch, Managing Editor 

Pick: “Better On Paper” – Brett Sheroky
Songwriters: Andrew Peebles / Brett Sheroky

“Songwriter turned artist, Brett Sheroky released his latest single “Better On Paper” earlier this summer and the song stopped me in my tracks at first listen. This song is not primed for radio nor will you hear it blaring from speakers as you walk to the venue at a concert during a tailgate but for anyone who has dealt with the disintegration of a relationship, these lyrics will hit you harder than you can imagine. “Better On Paper” refers to the pictures you look back on, the post-it notes that served as love letters and ultimately the divorce papers that have to be signed.

“Oh here we are, the end of us is all typed out in ink / I never thought it’d get to where we couldn’t even speak,  it’s hard to believe / the worst of us would wind right here later, better on paper, a couple of strangers, just better on paper.”

I can’t help but hope that more songwriters take a note from Sheroky and write songs that mean something rather than chasing the commercial dream.  Check back tomorrow when New York Country Swag exclusively premieres the video for “Better On Paper”. “

 

Kelly Cunningham, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Here Tonight” – Brett Young
Songwriters: Ben Caver, Brett Young, Charles Kelley, Justin Ebach

“The song just dropped last weekend, but Brett Young’s been playing “Here Tonight” on the road this past month and this song perfectly shapes his new album Ticket To LA, coming out in December. It has a fall vibe attached to it just in time for the season. The lyrics and upbeat tempo reflect the different place he is in life right now in contrast to his last album. His self-titled album Brett Young was more about heartbreak and love gone wrong and now his new album, Ticket To LA, is giving us a more “life is good” side of Brett’s music.”

 

Crystal Fenton, Contributing Writer

Pick: “First Time Again” – Jason Aldean feat. Kelsea Ballerini
Songwriters: Blake Bollinger, Jaron Boyer, Ben Stennis, and Michael Tyler

“Lately, I’ve been listening to First Time Again on repeat. This song tears at my heart; I especially love/cry when you can actually hear the twinge of despair in her voice when she sings “Begging baby please just stay”. Also, I can relate to pretty much every lyric line in this song, as I’ve had a similar experience. Plus, it’s been rainy here in NYC making it the perfect weather to listen to a song where the emotion really resonates through each word.”

 

Molly Holmberg, Contributing Writer

Pick: “One Shot” – Molly Holmberg
Songwriters: Hunter Hayes

“Hunter Hayes has been out of the scene the last few years focusing on songwriting while playing a few shows here and there. Although in the last two months Hayes has come back full swing with honest lyrics and a vulnerable side that we’ve been waiting for. In the new track “One Shot,” it’s clear that Hayes is having a blast. Musically, he blends the new and old, incorporating elements of pop, country, and even a bit of jazz making “One Shot” feel like the total package. In the chorus of “One Shot,” Hayes sings about something that most people can relate to: “I started with one shot / To have a good time / Everybody knows how easy one can turn into five / Don’t judge me, ’cause it ain’t nobody’s life but mine / And I only get one shot / So I take it one shot at a time.”

We all know how easy it can be to keep going along with the motions while having a great time with friends! It’s fun, infectious, yet also conveys a solid message at the same time.  Hayes delivers all around with his amazing singing, songwriting, production, and with his charismatic personality. It is the perfect upbeat song to add to any playlist and I know that my friends and I have been playing it since the moment it came out!”

 

Nicole Piering, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Bittersweet” – Paul Brandt featuring Lindsay Ell
Songwriters: Ben Stennis, Brad Rempel, Paul Brandt, Seth Mosley

“Although I’ve heard the name Paul Brandt thrown around for years, I only recently discovered his music. The Canadian artist has a huge catalog of phenomenal songs, including “My Heart Has a History” and “All About Her,” but it’s his newest release, “Bittersweet” that I can’t stop listening to. Featuring fellow Canadian Lindsay Ell on electric guitar and co-written with High Valley’s Brad Rempel, “Bittersweet” is an up-tempo country song that you can’t help but tap your feet to. The lyrics touch on life and the moments that you don’t want to forget, but that are bound to only become bittersweet memories. “From the moment to memories, this life is bittersweet,” Brandt sings, and I couldn’t agree more. “We’re living and dying and laughing and crying, and finding the beauty between.” If you haven’t heard Paul Brandt’s music just yet, I highly recommend “Bittersweet” as the gateway into his vast catalog.”

Pick: “Miss Me More” – Kelsea Ballerini
Songwriters: Brett McLaughlin, David Hodges, Kelsea Ballerini

Last weekend I saw Kelsea Ballerini on the Graffiti U World Tour at Mohegan Sun. Since then her song, “Miss Me More,” has been stuck in my head on repeat; naturally, I had to choose it as my September pick. It’s one of my favorite songs off her sophomore album, Unapologetically, because of her sassy lyrics and ear-catching beat.

“I miss me more / I miss my own beat of my own snare drum / I miss my own sheets in the bed I made up / I forgot I had dreams, I forgot I had wings / Forgot who I was before I ever kissed you / I thought I’d miss you, but I miss me more,”

At the show I couldn’t help myself, shouting at the top of my lungs, singing the lyrics right back to her and of course dancing like nobody was watching. What I love about Ballerini is how relatable her music is and this song, in particular, she sings with such confidence, belting out the lyrics. “Miss Me More” is an empowering song that every girl should listen to at least once. I can’t wait to see her again when the tour comes to the Barclays Center next month!”

 

Danielle Tornatore, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Tragic” – Jillian Jacqueline
Songwriters: Andrew DeRoberts, Bob Dipiero, Jillian Jacqueline

“Back in May, I was lucky enough to see Jillian Jacqueline perform at Nash FM 94.7 Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 where she performed a new song by introducing it as one of the few off of her next EP Side B. As soon as she sang the first chorus, I knew I NEEDED the studio version. I was counting down the days until Side B was released just for this very song. After waiting a long four months, I finally have “Tragic” on repeat. The lyrics “Bottom line, I survived. Spent all year being so dramatic. It was sad and I was lonely, but I’m standing here alive in this moment, so why’s it gotta be, why’s it gotta be tragic?” are something I believe everyone should hear.”

 

Shanna Vitaliano, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Heart Like A Wheel” – Eric Church
Songwriters: Eric Church

“One of the songs I have on repeat as of late is Eric Church’s “Heart Like A Wheel.” Church slows things down with bluesy vocals and unique flair to bring to life a romantic story about opposites attracting. Opening lyrics such as “She’s caviar and mascara, I’m corduroy and leather It’d take one hell of an imagination to ever paint us together” set the tone for the gospel sounding ballad.  “Heart Like A Wheel” is almost like a seductive follow up to another fan favorite “Like A Wrecking Ball.” Give this song a listen as we look forward to Church’s new album Desperate Man which will be available out October 5th.”

 

Erica Zisman, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Hell or High Water” – Ben Danaher
Songwriters: Ben Danaher / Maren Morris

“Earlier this month, we published a First Impression reviewing country singer Ben Danaher’s debut album, Still Feel Lucky. I really related to the entire vibe and raw emotion throughout all the tracks; however, my favorite song (right now) is “Hell or High Water” by the singer This song is such a jam! The track, co-written by country star, Maren Morris, is one of those songs that can translate across multiple genres of music. It embodies soul, country, and rock all in one. Not to mention, “Hell or High Water” features killer guitar riffs. I encourage you to go listen to Danaher’s radio-friendly tune because soon you will be loving the entire album as much as I do.”

 

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