Here are some of our top new releases on the week of 25/03/2019…
Sam Outlaw – Love Is On A Roll
Sam adds a little more tempo to this Don Williams track, and it suits both him and the song. A little organ here, a bit of pedal steel there, a splash of west coast guitar now and again, add in Sam’s signature vocal style and a funky backbeat and it’s a winning combination.
Midland – Mr Lonely
Another bar room stomper with all the Midland hallmarks. “Some want to dance, some want to party, whatever they need they call me, Mr Lonely”. Sure to be a crowd favourite, it even comes with its own line dance video – retro-style, of course!
Randy Rogers Band – Hell Bent On A Heartache
This new song ahead of their forthcoming album release is a late-era Guy Clark cover. The band switch up from the original’s stark lament and deliver it in a more defiant, anthemic style.
Kassi Ashton – Pretty Shiny Things
A stark, powerful, defiant cry against the emphasis on perfection as felt by women. The lines,“Pretty shiny things, I’m sure that there’s more to us” and “Ain’t nothing pretty about a perfect life” pretty much sum up the message of the song that showcases Kassi’s vocal prowess, as well as her songwriting.
Jake Owen – That’s On Me
Jake’s new album “Greetings from….Jake Owen” is released today, and this is the latest single from it. It’s a smooth, sultry number between Jake and his woman.
Blake Shelton – God’s Country
Lead-off single from an anticipated new album, this is a moody, rootsy stomper with rock and bluegrass accents. Devin Dawson has a co-write credit on the song.
Jack Ingram – Desperados Waiting For A Train
Guy Clark is a touchpoint for Texas country music, and this is a cover of another of his songs. Ingram sticks close to the original’s overall mood, but with a slightly cleaner sound.
Danielle Bradbury & Parker McCollum – Shallow
How many cover versions of the most well-known song from the soundtrack of “A Star Is Born” does the world need? Well, this one is at least a little different, having a fuller arrangement than most. The vocals are top-notch, of course, and it all works – but does the song lose some of its effect when separated from the film?