MIDLAND – ‘SUNRISE TELLS THE STORY (ACOUSTIC)’
They have stripped back the track that many considered to be the stand out from their EP ‘The Last Resort’ and added steel guitar and an accordion.
We reckon that this version will be warmly received, and it comes with a video which can accurately be described as a mini-movie. The video was directed by bassist Cameron Duddy who spent his formative years working in the video production industry.
BROTHERS OSBORNE – ‘MIDNIGHT RIDERS PRAYER’
Their 2020 ‘Skeletons’ album was nominated for a Grammy award and CMA Album of the Year. The guys have now released a deluxe version of the album with two new songs, ‘Midnight Riders Prayer’ and ‘Headstone’, together with their previously released hit, ‘Younger Me’.
The two new tracks reflect the diversity of the band. ‘Headstone’ is a hard rock influenced track with a signature riff from John, and ‘Midnight Riders Prayer’ is a ballad that samples Willie’s ‘On The Road Again’.
PAT GREEN – ‘MILES AND MILES OF YOU’
He’s recorded seven studio albums and is considered a legend on the Texas Country scene. However his last album ‘Home’ was released in 2015, and it’s been a quiet period for the San Antonio native.
However, he sees 2022 as the year that he intends to release a batch of new music, and ‘Miles and Miles of You’ is his new single. It’s a song that relates to travelling across inspiring and emotive landscapes, yet failing to appreciate the beauty because of the special person left behind. Awesome track.
KIP MOORE – ‘CRAZY ONE MORE TIME (REVISITED)’
Fans of Kip Moore will not need any explanation as to why a track that appeared on his 2012 ‘Up All Night’ album has now been given a makeover, and has been released to country radio.
It has remained a huge fan favourite over the last decade and was always the song that was most requested in the set list at his live shows. It deserves the chance to shine, and the only question was whether it needed a re-work.
It doesn’t stray too far from the original, but we reckon the vocals are even better and the instrumentation reflects the way that the song has evolved over the years.
AOFIE O’DONOVAN – ‘GALAHAD’
One of the stand out tracks from her new album ‘Age Of Apathy’, which was released this week, and the track that is being pushed as her next single.
She was due to appear in the UK this week with Donovan Woods, but that tour has been pushed back until later this year.
‘Age of Apathy’ is her third studio album for Yep Roc Records and she has also performed and recorded with her band ‘I’m With Her’, who won a Grammy in 2019 for Best American Roots song ‘Call My Name’.
FOY VANCE FT. ANDERSON EAST – ‘SAPLING’
It’s been a week where re-recorded tracks have been pushed to the fore, and here’s another, this time from Northern Irish singer Foy Vance who has teamed up with Anderson East for a re-working of ‘Sapling,’ which was the lead track released from his latest album ‘Signs Of Life’ .
Anderson East adds vocals and his inclusion is unusual for Vance, who admits that he had never been attracted to duets previously.
Vance is signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records and he is due to kick off an American tour in May.
JULIA COLE – ‘PHEONIX’
She’s been studying at Vanderbilt University which is based on Music Row in Nashville, and has been releasing her own music regularly over the last 12 months. Her latest single is a song that she wrote 3 years ago about a relationship that she knew she shouldn’t be in, that was conducted over a distance.
She’s already opened for established country A-listers Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney, Kane Brown and Dierks Bentley, and her music has had over 50 million streams. She will be back on the road in the Spring and Summer this year.
CHRIS JANSON – ‘ALL IN’
It’s the title track from his soon-to-be-released fourth studio album and is dedicated to his wife Kelly and their family. It’s the second song to be released from the project after ‘Bye Mom,’ and was penned with Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Zach Crowell.
He is due to begin his ‘Halfway To Crazy’ tour on February 10th. The album is expected to include a collaboration with his fishing buddy, Eric Church.
AARON WATSON – ‘UNWANTED MAN’
It’s his first new release of 2022 and a track that he has previewed in his recent live shows.
The song tells us about his life before meeting his life partner and the fear of losing her. He sings “for once in my life I don’t feel like an unwanted man”.
The track is expected to be the title track to his forthcoming album, and he is also touring extensively this year in the States.
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