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Country Release Round-Up: Caitlyn Smith, Maddie & Tae, The Shires & More!

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DILLON CARMICHAEL – ‘SON OF A (ACOUSTIC)’

It’s rare that an acoustic version of a song has such an impact, but we have to say that Dillon Carmichael’s version of the title track from his sophomore album is a definite improvement on the original.

It was always one of the stand-out tracks from the album, but the stripped back edition focuses more on the lyrics that send out a strong message to all the parents who are trying their hardest to provide for their kids.

IAN MUNSICK & CODY JOHNSON – ‘LONG LIVE COWGIRLS’

We’ve been closely monitoring the rise of Ian Munsick and have been regularly featuring his music in our weekly new release picks and it’s clear that the buzz is definitely building.

He has teamed up with Cody Johnson for ‘Long Live Cowboys,’ a song that Munsick himself penned, and it maintains the traditional vibe that encompasses both artists.

It’s been described as a “good ole western ballad” and has the fiddles to add authenticity to the claim. Munsick has been opening for Cody Johnson on his current tour.

CAITLYN SMITH – ‘HIGH’

It’s the first preview from her third album that currently is unnamed, and has no definite release date. ‘High’ was written with Jennifer Erin Decilveo and Miley Cyrus and the song featured on Miley’s 2020 ‘Plastic Hearts’ album.

Amanda Shires appears on this new version, and the fiddle inserts and strings add to the expansive production.

Caitlyn’s currently on the road with Reba McEntire on Reba’s ‘Live In Concert Tour’ and will be appearing at the CMA Songwriters Series in the UK in March.

MADDIE AND TAE – ‘THE OTHER SIDE’

The new album ‘Through the Madness Volume 1’ was released last week, and we just have to highlight the quality of their songwriting which extends throughout the 8-track project.

The album title reflects the’madness’ that the last couple of years have been for the world in general, but also highlights the positivity for the girls who have both married in this period and continue to produce high quality music.

‘The Other Side’ was written with Lori Mckenna and Josh Kerr, and we reckon it’s up there with the best that they have recorded to date.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW  – ‘BOMBS AWAY’

They were due to appear at C2C 2020, but we all know that this didn’t happen. Sadly they are not part of C2C 2022 as they are touring in the US. Maybe one for future years, perhaps.

They are due to release their seventh studio album ‘Paint This Town’ on April 22nd through ATO records, and ‘Bombs Away’ is the first single release from the new project.

Check out the lively performance video here, featuring Molly Tuttle on banjo.

CHAD COOKE BAND – ‘I JUST WANT YOU’

Chad Cooke, together with Dallas McGilbery, Kevin Pool and Mike Neyra, have been making music together in Houston Texas since 2016 and first became an integral part of the Texas music scene with the release of their debut album ‘Easy Way Home’ and the single ‘Oil Man’.

Since then, they have split their time between their native Texas and Nashville. ‘I Just Want You’ was pitched to the band by songwriters Andy Albert, Jordan Walker and Marc Beeson and was vetted by Chads wife, who “fell in love with it”.

They have been hitting top spot on the Red Dirt charts with their last couple of releases, so will be hoping the trend continues.

THE SHIRES – ‘I SEE STARS’

Their new album ’10 Year Plan’ will be released on 11th March, and the first preview from the new project is ‘I See Stars,’ written by Ben Earl and Jeff Cohen, who also penned ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ and ‘A Thousand Hallelujahs’.

The new album will mark their tenth anniversary as a duo. They are also beginning a nationwide tour in April that will culminate in a performance at The London Palladium on 24th May.

RALEIGH KEEGAN – ‘NEW TO NASHVILLE’

Another of our regular weekly picks is Raleigh Keegan, who released his debut album ‘Clocks Roll Forward’ last October and is due to release a 7-track EP ‘A Tale Of 7 Cities’ shortly.

‘New To Nashville’ is the first of the ‘cities’ and is the location where he is now based. He states that it is “a place where dreams are made, but no shortage of dreams don’t come true also. This song tells both sides of that story.”

STEVIE O’CONNOR – ‘WHITE FEATHERS’

Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing our very own Stevie O’Connor live will understand the common belief that UK Country Music is better for his inclusion. His energetic performances have been the highlight of festivals over the last couple of years, but his new single ‘White Feathers’ finds him in a more reflective mood.

The song is a tribute to his Dad Stephen O’Connor Snr, who passed away on 27th January 2021, and relates to the feathers that he would often leave for Stevie whenever he was near.

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