Swag spotlight alum, Travis Denning finally released new music on Friday! His new song “Heartbeat of a Small Town,” follows his infectious single, “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs” and the clever, “After a Few.”
Denning takes a softer approach in his new track. The slow burn relies on a catchy hook and chorus with lyrics that personify a hometown. Similar to Brandon Ratcliff’s “Slow Down Hometown” and Riley Green’s “Outlaws like Us,” Denning glorifies small town living, showing his appreciation for Friday night lights at football games and the American flag. Although the song could have been generic, relying on clichés, Denning makes it personal to his own experience growing up. The personalization is both emotive and touching, making the listener want to spin it again and again.
“Southern wind blowin’ through pine trees / Coke can poppin’ in the backseat / Nothin’ like that middle-of-nowhere sound / Heartbeat of a small town / Heartbeat of a small town.”
Denning’s new song is a staple at his live shows, probably because of how important it is to the artist. Last week, he captioned an Instagram picture of the cover art with a short, but meaningful sentiment, “I love where I come from. Plain and simple. It’s one of the biggest parts of who I am. I’m excited to share a big part of that story,” adding a reminder to fans that the song would be out today.
Denning may not be a frills and production type of guy, but what you will get from him is heartfelt vocals, genuine lyrics, a whole lot of pride in his hometown and of course, country music. Catch him on tour with Riley Green, when the tour stops in New York City in December. For tickets and more information, head to travisdenning.com.
“Heartbeat of a Small Town” 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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