Here are some of the top new releases for the week of 07/02/2020.
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. If you’re a Spotify user, give it a follow so you can keep up to date!
Brent Cobb – Bar, Guitar and a Honky Tonk Bar
A new album from Brent Cobb? Actually, no. It’s a re-issue of an album from 2016, but such is the timeless nature of No Place Left To Leave that you really wouldn’t know it if we hadn’t told you. And if you think this track sounds like classic Whiskey Myers, well so did Whiskey Myers – they cut it on their 2011 album Firewater.
Tenille Townes -Stupid Boy
Tenille Townes releases her EP Road To The Lemonade Stand today as a lead in to her debut album. The Jay Joyce produced EP draws on songs released during 2018 and 2019, and includes 2 new recordings – new song Holding Out For The One and this, an up-to-date cover of Keith Urban’s Stupid Boy that positions Townes’ distinctive voice where it has room and opportunity to shine.
Brett James – True Believer
Chances are you’ve been listening to Brett James for a long time without actually hearing him. After a long career writing monster songs for the likes of Carrie Underwood (Jesus Take The Wheel, Cowboy Casanova, Love Wins), Kenny Chesney (When The Sun Goes Down, You Save Me, Keg In The Closet), Jason Aldean (The Truth) and others, he’s now releasing his first solo work in almost 20 years. True Believer showcases James’ soulful voice as well as his songwriting. An EP, I Am Now, will follow next month.
The Steeldrivers – Innocent Man
Bad For You is The Steeldrivers first album in almost 5 years. The band have kept to their bluegrass roots and have coalesced this new collection around the gritty vocal of their new singer, the young Kentuckian Kelvin Damrell. Innocent Man draws its inspiration from from the John Grisham novel of the same name, and features the contribution of John Paul White.
Shannon Hynes – Comfort
A lovely traditional feel to this new track from the UK’s Shannon Hynes, with an open, laid back production draped in pedal steel and Shannon’s soaring vocal.
Frank Maroney – Beer Right Here
There’s just a touch of Dierks Bentley in this track from Frank Maroney, a writer from Colorado releasing his first album, Scarecrow. There’s a real wide open feel to the song, inspired by fishing trips taken with his brother. It’s definitely more of a “camping in the woods” song than a “drinking on the front porch” track.