Here are some of our top new releases for the week of 08/07/2019…
All of this week’s new tracks are also on our New Release Round-up playlist on Spotify, along with every other song we’ve included in this feature during the year so far. The playlist is at the bottom of the page – if you’re a Spotify user, give it a follow!
Kenny Chesney – Tip Of My Tongue
The new track from Kenny is a co-write with renowned songsmiths Ross Copperman and… Ed Sheeran. It’s essentially a downbeat mid-tempo ballad with a sparse arrangement in the verses that manages an uplift to an arena-scale singalong chorus. See what you think!
Midland – Playboys
The boys from Dripping Springs, Texas keep pouring new wine into old wine skins with no sign of bursting anytime soon. If the miracle of time travel allowed you to play this in a 70’s honky tonk, it’d be received just as well as I’m sure it will be today. A new kind of timelessness?
Vince Gill – I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More
A beautiful, tender song the subject of which needs no explanation thanks to the title. Is there anyone around who does this better than Vince Gill? No, we don’t think so either.
Chris Young & Lauren Alaina – Town Ain’t Big Enough
A new song Chris & Lauren performed live during CMA fest last month. The premise is a small town couple who’ve broken up and are finding reminders of their time together around every corner. They’ll be hoping it does as well as Chris’s 2016 duet with Cassadee Pope, Think Of You, which had a similar theme. Shay Mooney (Dan & Shay) co-wrote and also appears on backing vocals.
The Nelson Brothers ft. Gretchen Wilson – The Good In Goodbye
UK duo Simon & Steve Nelson enlist the vocal talents of Gretchen Wilson for this, the first track released from their upcoming album The Nashville Sessions. It’s a perfect combination on a sassy song that could’ve been tailor made for Wilson. “You can bet I don’t regret it. I crossed you off my list. You had my number, now forget it. Baby you won’t be missed. You put the good in goodbye, And the hell in hello”.
Kezia Gill – I’m Here
Beautiful, heartfelt song from UK country artist Kezia Gill. Great voice, simple arrangement. She has used the song as part of a mental health campaign which encourages all to keep the lines open, talk to people who are close to you. We might often say to someone going through a difficult time, “If you need to talk, I’m here” – but how often is the invitation taken up?
Allie Colleen – Work In Progress
A chip off the old block? No, not so much. Allie has seemed keen to downplay her famous father as she launches her own music career, wanting to do her thing her way. This, her first single, was co-written with Marcus Hummon and is gentle and perhaps a little folky. Her famous father? That’ll be Garth Brooks…
Here’s our New Release Round-up 2019 playlist – enjoy!