Here are some of our top new releases for the week of 20/05/2019…
Jon Pardi – Heartache Medication
The first track released from a forthcoming album of the same name. A classic honky-tonk sound for a classic “gettin’ over you” song, co-written with Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby.
Josh Abbott Band – Little More You
With new EP “Catching Fire” ready for release next month, this is the lead-off single from the Texas country band. An up-beat love song with a great singalong chorus that lists all the things the world could do with a little more of – cups that need a little more whiskey, weeks that need a little more weekend, that kind of thing – including a little more one-on-one time (presumably in this case for Josh and his wife Taylor). The video features Jep & Jess Robertson from TV’s Duck Dynasty.
Aaron Watson – Old Friend
New album “Red Bandana” is due for release on 21st June, and this is the latest track to be issued ahead of that. It’s a rousing, up-tempo song about men being real with each other, with some great lyrics and a rousing chorus.
Emma White – Ten Year Town
A touchingly frank account of how life can be in Nashville for an aspiring recording artist. It’s generally understood that it can take on average 10 years to break through in Music City (hence the title of the song). “Pay your dues, wait your turn | No guarantees, is all I’ve learned | After 12 years in a 10 year town”.
American Young – Seminole Wind
Stylish update to the John Anderson 1992 classic. Trademark vocals over a contemporary sound, with banjo and fiddle hand-in-hand with a harder, faster, driving beat that keeps the spirit of the original intact. Sure to go down well at Buckle & Boots festival this weekend.
Tracey Lawrence – Made In America
Country veteran Lawrence returns with this track saluting the various qualities that make America, America. It’s got an essentially traditional style, but doesn’t shy away from a little hard rockin’ guitar and heavy drum in the mix, alongside the fiddle and the steel.
Matt Stell & Jimmie Allen – Home In A Hometown
Matt and Jimmie trade verses on this great duet in praise of what makes a small town “home” – not just the places and the landmarks, but the people too. It has a very radio friendly sound and should do well. 2019 is looking like a breakthrough year for Matt Stell.