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The Best Deep Cuts from Blake Shelton

Follow along as we dive into Blake Shelton’s career catalog and pin our favorite deep cuts from each of his collection of songs. Here are some of our favorite deep cuts from his incredible catalog…

“Small Town Big Time”Based on a True Story

“Somebody’s having a small town big time night // Somebody’s rocking the Main Street with red tail lights // Somebody’s cranking it up or falling in love”

Shelton’s 2013 record featured five top five hits, but “Small Town Big Time” is a song that could have made it on radio. The song is fun, gritty, and shows off the singer’s one of a kind, spectacular personality.

 

“You Can’t Make This Up”If I’m Honest

“You rolled your eyes but you laughed and your song came on // I begged you for a dance and we danced”

Another song that has hit songwriter Ashley Gorley all over it – “You Can’t Make This Up” is story-telling at its finest! The song was also co-penned by incredible songwriters Zach Crowell and Rodney Clawson. Shelton swoons listeners with this love song, and we just can not get enough of it!

 

“Corn”body language

“Yeah, it ain’t no wonder why you love it // You got your first kiss in a barn full of it // Drank your first beer, learned to play guitar”

Shelton’s newest record body language is full of songs that fans will love! “Corn” is one of the standouts on the record. The nostalgic tune is a look back into all our childhoods, no matter where we grew up.

 

“That’s What I Call Home”Blake Shelton

“There’s a house that’s a little run down // This city ain’t never found // It’s miles and miles from a paved road // That’s where we grew up”

The singer’s debut self-titled record is officially twenty years old, but we still like to listen to it today. Although “Austin” is the clear fan-favorite, “That’s What I Call Home” is a deep cut worth mentioning. Right out of the gate, Shelton showed fans who he is and where he comes from with this song.

 

“Ready to Roll”Red River Blue

“We got some laid back country tunes on the radio // We gonna burn all afternoon like it’s something to smoke // We gotta whole lot of nothing to do and nowhere to go // So baby I don’t know about you but I’m ready to roll”

This 2011 jam is a hidden gem! “Ready to Roll” is all about loving on your person and preferring to be with them, over anywhere else. It’s fun, sexy, and such a bop – all in one! Shelton nails it with this track.

 

“Just South of Heaven”Bringing Back the Sunshine

“Yeah, she was taking me under // I might have lost my innocence // But she was saving my soul that summer // I don’t know much about eternity // Or where somebody like me’s gonna wind up going”

We wrap up our list with this pensive, existential song. “Just South of Heaven” showcases Shelton’s vocal chops, as well as, his ability to deliver a heartfelt message in his music.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini,  Luke Combs, and Luke Bryan here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Blake Shelton releases in the coming weeks.

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The Best Deep Cuts from Luke Bryan

With seven studio albums since his entrance into country music in 2007 with his debut album, I’ll Stay Me, ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan has given us a collection of nearly 100 songs including 26 #1’s. Here are a few of our favorite Deep Cuts from him…

“You Don’t Know Jack”Tailgates & Tanlines

“So brother just be glad // and tonight hold your kids, kiss your wife // and when you talk to God // Count up all your blessings // And thank the good Lord that // You don’t know Jack”

When we talk about the storytelling aspect of country music, this is a prime example of what we mean. The way Bryan is able to tell the story of these two men as if we know them or are them is beautiful, as is the play on words of not knowing Jack – as in nothing about the situation as well as the bottle. It’s the unique way of saying that you’ll never know someone’s whole story or what they’re going through.

 

“We Run This Town”Crash My Party

“We thought we made the world go ‘round // Nothing but a bunch of time to kill // Sit up on a hill // Make a toast, drink it down // Say, yeah, man, we run this town // high-five and look around // Damn right we run this town”

Bryan definitely has a good amount of nostalgic songs, but this is one of our favorites. It perfectly embodies the feeling of being seventeen again, hanging out with your friends every day, and having no worries in the world. 

 

“Dirt Road Diary” – Crash My Party

“It’s right here in my dirt road diary // It ain’t a book underneath my bed // Just a dusty memory lane burned in my head”

There are too many great songs to choose from on this album, but “Dirt Road Diary” is one of the most raw and honest songs from Bryan – he is quite literally saying that he is an open book. He shares his story and says he simply is where he came from- which means it also has the perfect amount of nostalgia. 

 

“Land of a Million Songs” What Makes You Country

“So you packed up your pickup and crossed that Tennessee line // You’re always searching for a little something different to say” 

This song is unique compared to the types of tracks that we’re used to hearing from Bryan. I feel like a lot of times people can generalize Bryan’s songs to being your basic country songs about girls, beers, hunting, fishing, and trucks. Not to say that’s not part of his identity either (I mean isn’t that what makes you country?), but I think that can make fans overlook songs like this one and the others on this list that hold a deeper meaning.

Much like Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music”, “Land of a Million Songs” flips the script on the thrill of making it in the industry and highlights the struggles to get there, all that is given up to make it possible, how slim the chances of making it really are and how all of that circles back to writing and playing music because make it or not, that’s what you’ll always do – whether others are listening or not. 

 

“For A Boat” – Born Here Live Here Die Here

“And Daddy saying ‘son, don’t they bite just fine right here?’ // He’d say, “Love what you got, buddy, not what you ain’t’ // And just about then that bobber would sink // And that outboard dream of mine would disappear // I grew up pretty lucky as far as lucky goes // Too broke for a boat”

About a shared love for fishing, and the relationship and memories that it created, this song is simply about appreciating what you have over hoping for things that you don’t and realizing that you don’t need the fancy things in life to be considered one of the lucky ones. Rather, looking back on it, that’s precisely what made you one of the lucky ones.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Combs here.

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

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The Best Deep Cuts from Kelsea Ballerini

Already a bonafide superstar, Kelsea Ballerini has given us an amazing catalog of songs with her records. Here are some of our favorite deep cuts from her collection…

 

“High School”- Unapologetically

“But this ain’t high school // Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool”

Off her sophomore record, Unapologetically, “High School” has always been one of my personal favorites. Reminiscent of old-school Taylor Swift, Ballerini learned early how to tap into her vulnerability and knack as a storyteller.

 

“First Time”- The First Time

“Like nothing’s changed except the time that’s passed // And that’s why goodbye should mean goodbye // The first time”

The (almost) title track of Ballerini’s debut record is one of the standout tracks in her impressive catalog of songs. The song is a simple tune about love and heartbreak at its core, and honestly, it never gets old. The expressiveness and the emotions that soar through the track are why it makes our list!

 

“love me like a girl”- Kelsea

“I wish you could get inside my head // Baby, maybe then you’d understand // Why I wish you could love me like a girl”

A reflective song about knowing your worth and setting boundaries, “love me like a girl” has always been a standout on Ballerini’s third studio album, properly named Kelsea. Her vocals soar, as she shows her storytelling side on this mesmerizing song.

 

“Music”- Unapologetically

“When I wake up, and lay down an stay up and make out // When I say nothing // But it’s feeling something like music”

We cannot help but resonate with a song that compares love to music. This track is swoon-worthy, romantic, and fun to listen to. Ballerini may have grown as a singer and a songwriter on her newest albums, but we will always look back to this song as a representation of simpler times for the artist.

 

“la”- Kelsea

“It’s hard to grow and time to go // But some days I wanna stay // I got a love and hate relationship with L.A.”

A solo-write by Ballerini, “la” is a poem set to music. The personal anecdote is all about Ballerini’s love and hate relationship with the city of Los Angeles. Despite how deeply personal the song is, it is a universally relatable story about struggle.

 

“a country song”- Ballerini

“Whether it’s right or wrong // I stay up all night // Done it my whole life // Sometimes you gotta write // A country song”

Although this song made its premiere on the ‘A’ side of Ballerini’s record, it’s the ‘B’ side version that really made us stop and listen. The stripped-down version of “a country song” written by the songstress with two of our favorite songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins is one that speaks to our soul.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, and Luke Combs here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Kelsea Ballerini releases in the coming weeks.

To keep up with Kelsea Ballerini, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

The Best Deep Cuts from Old Dominion

As Old Dominion continues to entertain with new music, we’re looking back at their incredible catalog and highlighting some of our favorite deep cuts. Check out the full list below and give the playlist a listen.

Photo Credit: Mike Szpot for NYCountry Swag

Photo Credit: Mike Szpot for NYCountry Swag

There is a reason Old Dominion continues to sell out show after show. The group is one of the most beloved country music groups in the industry right now. With three full-length projects already released, their catalog of songs is nothing short of extraordinary. Check out our favorite deep cuts below…

 

“New York at Night”- Happy Endings

“That electric energy / Something tells me you’re gonna keep me going til the morning light / Girl you’re like / New York at night”

Off their sophomore record Happy Endings, “New York at Night” is a hidden gem. We still remember seeing them perform this song at during their dive bar tour at a small venue in Manhattan, and it makes it even more special.

 

“Nowhere Fast”- Meat and Candy

“Breakin’ new ground in my back seat / We had our foot on the gas / Goin nowhere fast”

This is one of those songs that never made it to radio, but had all the appeal. Catchy, fun to listen to, and a certified car-jam, “Nowhere Fast” is one of the best songs off their debut record.

 

“Hear You Now”- Old Dominion

“In the middle of the night, I can / Hear you now, clear and loud, hear you now / Like a wheel in my mind”

Off their newest, self-titled record, “Hear Your Now” is one of my personal favorites. The track speaks about missing the signs and not listening well in the beginning, but then ultimately finally hearing your partner, although it may be too late. The track is personal, yet relatable, a perfect slow-jam.

 

“Wrong Turns”- Meat and Candy

“Watching miles go by / Like she just don’t care / Looking at me with / One thing on my mind / Woah / I guess I’m making all the right wrong turns tonight”

Another song off their debut record, “Wrong turns” is a clever slow-burn that feels so authentic to Old Dominion’s signature sound and style.

 

“I’ll Roll”- Old Dominion

“I’ll roll, I can be a navigator / I’ll roll, I’ll be on my best behavior / I’ll roll, east, west, north to south / I’ll roll, baby, break the good stuff out and I’ll roll”

“I’ll Roll” is a hidden gem off their self-titled record. The song is unlike any other song in country music. It’s smooth, creative, and bouncy, while telling an interesting story. Personally, the chorus is my favorite part.

 

“Still Writing Songs About You”- Happy Endings

“A man like me should find inspiration in anything / But here I am in this hotel room / Still writing songs about / You and sun Santa Monica freeway”

Rounding out our list, “Still Writing Songs About You” may be one of our favorite Old Dominion songs. The ballad is tender, honest, and features lyrics that we just cannot get enough of. Of course, the vocals are just as captivating.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Luke Combs here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Old Dominion releases in the coming weeks.

To keep up with Old Dominion, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

The Best Deep Cuts from Maren Morris

With just two records, Maren Morris has provided us with music that sets our soul on fire. Already a bonafide superstar cross-genres, Morris has music for every phase of life. Check out our favorite deep cuts from her two records Hero and GIRL below.

“Second Wind”- Hero

“You can hate me, underestimate me / Do what you do cause what you do don’t phase me / Just when you think I’m at the end / Any second Ima catch my second wind”

 An anthem on its own, “Second Wind” is one of our favorites off Morris’ debut album. The song is a reminder to take it on the chin, and remember who you are.

 

“Make Out with Me”- GIRL

“I got a heart that don’t beat without ya / Get so jealous when you ain’t by my side / I know it’s selfish, but I need you tonight”

This song is romantic, sensual, and so damn catchy! Morris finds a way to portray female sexuality in this song, while keeping things classy and fun at the same time. Plus, her vocals soar on this one!

 

“Drunk Girls Don’t Cry”- Hero

“That’s like saying / Drunk girls don’t cry / Girl, you must be outta your damn mind”

 Another great one on her debut record, “Drunk Girls Don’t Cry” had so much radio potential! The track is easily relatable to everyone. The clever wordplay, catchy beat, and great lyrics make it a perfect Maren Morris song!

 

“A Song For Everything”- GIRL

“Mixtaped your heartbreak and made you feel holy / For the hits and the misses / For the fire and rain / Close your eyes and listen / ‘Cause there’s a song for everything, yeah”

 Arguably my favorite Maren Morris song ever, this track is an ode to music and all it does for us. This particular song is a stand-out on her sophomore record.

 

“All My Favorite People”- GIRL

“I don’t know about them, but I know about us / It is what it is and we love who we love / Not everybody gets what we’re going though / But all my favorite people do”

 A collaboration with Brothers Osborne, this song is one of our favorites to hear live. Morris kills it both vocally and lyrically, while the duo adds a much-needed layer to the amazing track.

 

“Gold Love”- GIRL

“But we talked a while ‘bout our dreams / Our lives, our saints / How you like to hear me sing”

 Rounding out our list with “Gold Love,” the song is all about a ‘just for now’ relationship. Despite the nature of the song, the track is one of those songs we always go back to her on her newest record.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, and Luke Combs here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Maren Morris releases in the coming weeks.

To keep up with Maren Morris, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

The Best Deep Cuts from Eric Church

Superstar Eric Church has given us over a decade of great music. Here are some of our favorite deep cuts from his incredible catalog…

“What I Almost Was”Sinners Like Me

“Flipped off that coach, left that school in the dust / For letting my dreams go bust / But I thank God I ain’t what I almost was”

An honest account of Church’s journey to superstardom, “What I Almost Was” is a gem off his debut record. Relatable, real, and authentic, this song is one of our classic Church favorites.

 

“Kill a Word”Mr. Misunderstood

“I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth / If I could only kill a word”

Although technically a single, this song deserves even more recognition for its poignant message. Church, unapologetically, stands his ground, fighting for more positivity and more truth in the world.

 

“Hippie Radio”Desperate Man

“And I’d crank the band, take her hand, and we’d pull off back a road / A boy and his girl in a Pontiac, and the hippie radio”

As soon as this record came out, Church fans fell in love with this cut! The nostalgic tune may be a look back at the singer’s childhood, but it reminds us all of our own in one way or another.

 

“Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” Sinners Like Me

“When it’s time to go, you know you’re welcome back / Where the people pledge allegiance to the Hag”

One of the Chief’s most performed songs, this song is all about Church’s roots. Of course, the featured verse by Merle Haggard himself ups the ante on this unforgettable tune!

 

“Three Year Old”Mr. Misunderstood

“Walking barefoot through the mud, will knock the rust right off your soul / I learned that from a three year old”

This powerful song reminds us that we all can learn a thing or two from the young ones in our lives. We especially love the enticing story-telling nature of this amazing track.

 

“Carolina”Carolina

“Sayin’ honey I miss ya like crazy / Like the sound of a siren song / Oh Carolina, ya keep callin’ me home”

“Carolina,” the self-titled track off Church’s sophomore record is one of those songs you cannot help, but to fall in love with. It’s catchy, yet full of substance. Also, the fact that it was a solo-write by the Chief himself is just another reason why it just had to make our list!

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Combs here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Eric Church releases in the coming weeks.

To keep up with Eric Church, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

 

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The Best Deep Cuts from Thomas Rhett

For several years, Thomas Rhett has delivered music that the modern-day country fan just cannot deny. Securing his spot as a superstar in the genre, Rhett proves his talent as both a vocalist, songwriter, and a human being every day. With four incredible records to look back on, it was difficult to choose our favorites, but here are some of the best deep cuts in our opinion…

“Learned It From The Radio”Tangled Up

“And all the DJ’s in all those little static towns / How to live / How to love / everything I need to know / I learned it from the radio”

Off his sophomore record, Tangled Up, “Learned It from the Radio” is a gem that definitely could have been a radio single. The song is an ode to country music, the radio, and music in general, and we cannot get enough of it.

 

“All-American Middle Class White Boy”It Goes Like This

“I grew up in the heartland USA / I sing it loud and proud and I make a lotta noise / I’m an all-American middle class white boy”

A staple in his earlier live shows, fans go crazy for this classic Rhett tune off his debut album, It Goes Like This. The song introduces us to the singer-songwriter’s upbringing and his roots, which we can all appreciate.

 

“Center Point Road” Center Point Road

“We wrote our own destiny / In parking lots and empty streets / Yeah, we got high on you and me”

The title track off his latest record, “Center Point Road” is an insightful, inside look into Rhett’s roots. The anthemic track takes us on a journey through good ole Tennessee raising, and the addition of Kelsea Ballerini to the song only elevates it.

 

“Sweetheart”Life Changes

“Sweetheart / God could’ve never made two / Nobody quite like you / Woah, sweetheart”

One of the sweetest love songs in country music, “Sweetheart” is the most heartfelt sentiment. Clearly inspired by Rhett’s relationship with his beautiful and talented wife the song is a reminder of how true love can make us all feel.

 

“Gateway Love”Life Changes

 “I guess I was your gateway love, I didn’t get you high enough / Kinda like an 8th grade crush that never lasts”

“Gateway Love” is such a cleverly-written tune that it just had to make our list. Off the record Life Changes, the song discusses what it’s like being the guy before the forever relationship.

 

“Dream You Never Had”Center Point Road

“You married the music the day that you married me / Baby, I’m just a singer, and you are the songs that I sing”

Finally, “Dream You Never Had” rounds out our list. This deeply personal song is a thank you and an apology that Rhett wrote for his wife, Lauren. He acknowledges all that she has sacrificed for Rhett’s journey as an entertainer. Catchy, sentimental, and beautifully-written, this song is one of our all-time favorites.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, and Luke Combs here.

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

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

 

 

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The Best Deep Cuts from Miranda Lambert

At this point in her career, Miranda Lambert is a superstar and a staple in the country music genre. She embodies truth, story-telling, and sass in a way that is both humble, yet endearing. In her career, she has given us eight innovative studio albums and counting. Below are our favorite deep cuts from the multi-platinum singer-songwriter so far.

 

“Bathroom Sink” – Platinum

“Everybody is so tired of the drama / We’re still fighting like I’m sixteen / And I guess we always will be / She taught me how to pray and drink / And how to clean the bathroom sink”

Arguably one of the most vulnerable and real songs that she has released, “Bathroom Sink” is a hidden gem. The song talks about everything women go through on a daily basis that many do not realize. Kudos to Lambert for speaking her truth!

 

“Airstream Song” – Revolution

“Unbridled, or tethered in tide / Safety of the fence / Or the daughter of the ride / I’ll always be unsatisfied”

A fan-favorite, “Airstream Song” was written by Lambert and Natalie Hemby. The song is poetic, inviting, and a great reminder of the songstress’ talent as a vocalist.

 

“Keeper of the Flame” – The Weight of These Wings

“I’m the keeper of the flame / The teller of my story / Keeper of the flame”

This concert jam is Lambert’s story of road life. Constantly letting her fans into her psyche, Lambert impresses all of us with this song. We love how thematic and catchy this song truly is.

 

“I Wanna Die” – Kerosene

“Let’s make it up baby / Cause I ain’t gonna fight / If you’re the death of me darlin’ / I wanna die”

A complicated, chaotic love song from 2005 is one of those songs that you cannot help but relate to and think about after you listen. The soulful country tune reminds us of how honest country music is.

 

“All Kinds of Kinds” – Four the Record

“Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning / It takes all kinds of kinds”

This mid-tempo country song is a statement. Lambert does not shy away from standing up for the disenfranchised and the vulnerable. It is a powerful statement about equality and justice.

 

“Tequila Does” – Wildcard

“They don’t love me like tequila does / Nobody can / They don’t give me that border town buzz”

Off her newest record Wildcard, “Tequila Does” is a catchy standout track. With a funky arrangement and fun lyrics, Lambert proves again and again why she will continue to make music for decades to come.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Kane Brown, and Luke Combs here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Miranda Lambert releases in the coming weeks.

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The Best Deep Cuts from Kane Brown

Kane Brown is a bonafide superstar! He has accomplished the unprecedented, including being one of the first country artists to sell out the Staples Center in less than two hours, as well as, continues to break down genre barriers, proving his talent does not fit into a box. With two records and some collaborations under his belt, we decided to look back at some of our favorite deep cuts by the multi-platinum entertainer.

“Don’t Go City on Me” – Closer EP

“Don’t go city on me / Please girl keep it country / Life so different since you cross those tracks / Bring that pretty little accent back”

Back in 2015, this was one of the first songs we had heard by the promising young talent. Before his platinum-hits and his incredible fanbase, “Don’t Go City on Me” was a killer song by a new artist. The track showcases Brown’s vocals, country drawl, and songwriting skills all in just a few short minutes.

 

“It Ain’t You It’s Me” – Experiment

“But it ain’t you that’s been going through hell / It ain’t you with a heart for sale”

The heart-wrenching song off Brown’s sophomore record, Experiment, is a hidden jam. The song explores feelings associated with dealing with a break-up, truly focusing on the singer’s ability to emote and express vulnerability. The latter is something that we have come to love and appreciate from the innovative artist.

 

“Granddaddy’s Chair” – Kane Brown

“I may not be there now / But I hope one day I’ll be man enough to be sitting in my granddad’s chair”

“Granddaddy’s Chair” is one of Brown’s most personal songs to date. Talking about how he aspires to be the man his grandfather once was, just shows how important family and honest story-telling is to him. This song is one that any Brown fan know all the words to!

 

“My Where I Come From” – Experiment

“There’s a few more churches than there are bars / A hell of lot more trucks than there are cars”

Brown does not shy away from expressing his truth and his journey in his music. “My Where I Come From” is another example of that gift he chooses to share with the world. The singer is clearly indebted to his experiences and his Georgia-raising.

 

“Better Place” – Kane Brown

“Six feet below, you know / I’m gonna make your world a better place / Till we’re both in a better place”

A heartfelt love-song, Brown reminds us that his love for his wife is boundless. “Better Place” is another gem on his debut project. Interestingly enough, a lot of the things he promised in the song, still ring true today!

 

“For My Daughter” – Experiment (Extended)

“And not just say I love you, but show you what it means / Yeah, I grew up without a dad / I’m gonna be the best one I can be”

Our list would not be complete without this incredible cut, “For My Daughter.” An honest song that Brown wrote for his daughter Kingsley, the track embodies everything Kane is as an artist and as a person, honest, loyal, and fiercely himself.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, and Luke Combs here.

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The Best Deep Cuts from Brett Young

It is hard to believe that it has only been three years since Brett Young released his debut self-titled record. In his blossoming career, the singer-songwriter has rocketed to stardom and created a loyal following of fans. We have believed in him from the start, even naming him one of our 2017 Artists to Watch. For fun, we decided to look back at his music and highlight some of our favorite deep cuts. Check out the full list below and give the playlist a listen.

“Chapters” – Ticket To L.A.

“Every page you turn is a lesson learned / Ain’t we all, ain’t we all just tryna get it right?”

If there is any song that shares Young’s story the best, it’s “Chapters.” The song is literally his life-story in 3 minutes. Fans have fallen in love with the track, which also features Young’s musical icon Gavin DeGraw, and it’s hard to believe that it has yet to become a single!

 

“Olivia Mae” – Brett Young

“Olivia Mae, I’ve fallen for you / The past year with you has been the best year of my life”

One of my personal favorites from his debut record, “Olivia Mae” is one of the most heartfelt songs out there. The album cut is a song-writing masterpiece and truly shows Young at his best.

 

“Back On The Wagon” – Brett Young

“All messed up, no matter what / You know I gotta have it / Even though it winds up tragic / Tonight, whatever happens, happens / And tomorrow, we’ll get back on the wagon”

This song is one of the most relatable in Young’s catalog. All about having a hard time shaking an ex, “Back On The Wagon” is a push-pull song that tells its own story but still manages to tell everyone else’s at the same time.

 

“The Ship and the Bottle” – Ticket To L.A.

“I was made for a dive bar / Usually good for the night / I can sure hold my whiskey / I can hold my wine”

Off of Young’s sophomore record, Ticket to L.A., “The Ship and the Bottle” is so piercing and clever. The heartbreaking track, written by Nicolle Gaylon, Chase McGill, and Jon Nite shares the message of not wanting to hold someone back in a relationship.

 

“Left Side Of Leavin’” – Brett Young

“The thing about a breakup / Sometimes you just gotta break down / Coming off a great love / There’s plenty of pain to pass around”

Another song that really checks all the boxes with story-telling and songwriting, this Young track is a special one. “Left Side of Leavin’” is catchy, innovative, and emotive – all adjectives that make up a great country song!

 

“Ticket to L.A.” – Ticket To L.A.

“Doesn’t even know that I missed my plane / Not a single thing I wouldn’t trade / For a ticket to L.A.”

Young’s sophomore record’s title track is one of our favorites! The flirty and romantic song is a much-needed bright spot in Young’s catalog of music. Also, it happens to one of the most fun songs to hear live!

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs here.

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

To keep up with Brett Young, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

 

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