DIERKS BENTLEY – ‘GOLD’
The highest profile on this week’s list is the new release from Dierks Bentley, who has been taking a back seat in his solo career since the release of ‘The Mountain’ in 2019.
He recently featured on Hardy’s ‘Beer On Me,’ but ‘Gold’ is his first post-pandemic release and will feature on his next studio album, which is not expected until early 2023.
The video, filmed backstage at one of his recent gigs, also features Charlie Worsham, who is currently on the road with Dierks in his band.
BO ARMSTRONG – ‘HE THINKS HE’LL KEEP HER’
One of our most anticipated albums is the new collection from Bo Armstrong. The album ‘If Your Tired Heart Is Aching’ won’t be released until November 18th, but the taster tracks are certainly building the anticipation nicely.
‘He Thinks He’ll Keep Me’ is his interpretation of the 90’s classic from Mary Chapin Carpenter, who was played on country radio as he listened in the backseat of his Dad’s car.
He said that he’s been with his wife for thirteen years, and the lyrics to songs like this inspires him to never take her for granted.
CHASE RICE – ‘KEY WEST AND COLORADO’
Chase shared songwriting duties with a group of friends – Brian Kelley, Hunter Phelps, Corey Crowder, Blake Pendergrass and John Byron. It was written whilst they were hanging out on a boat, and Chase is very confident that it may just be the biggest song he has recorded.
The song may also herald a shift in musical style. Gone are the click tracks – only true instruments are to be used on his next album project.
CALAMITY JANE – ‘THE BIG SKY AND ME’
A song that starts with a solo haunting violin and builds to a cinematic vibe, it feels like it’s awaiting the end credits to a western.
Calamity Jane are violinist Lucy Cantley and vocalist Camille Rae.
Lucy moved to Nashville having gained experience playing classical violin in New Jersey. She formed the band and recruited Camille, an old friend and former bandmate in another enterprise.
Their first release was a cover of ‘Devil Went Down To Georgia,’ which helped to open a few doors and led to support gigs for acts such as Maddie and Tae and Travis Denning.
CHRIS CANTERBURY – ‘HEARTACHE FOR HIRE’
Chris is based in Nashville and hails from Louisiana, and will be releasing a new album titled ‘Quaalude Lullabies’ on September 23rd.
He’s from blue collar roots and his music reflects the struggles experienced by the working man in these challenging times. The new album contains songs that have their fair share of trials and tribulations including addiction, depression and loneliness, and ‘Heartache For Hire’ sets the tone.
The new project is his first for five years and follows ‘Refinery Town’.
INGRID ANDRESS – ‘BLUE’
We had the pleasure of chatting to Ingrid last week and we are loving the new track, the fourth preview from ‘Good Person,’ coming August 26th.
‘Blue’ was written with regular collaborator Sam Ellis. Derrick Southerland and Shane McAnally also share co-writing credits on the album, amongst others.
Her current single with Sam Hunt ‘Wishful Drinking’ is currently heading towards the top 10 in the US Country Charts, and she is also opening for Keith Urban at his 52-date US tour.
DYLAN SCOTT – ‘LAY DOWN WITH YOU’
His album ‘Livin’ My Best Life’ will be released tomorrow, and the ballad ‘Lay Down With You’ is the last of a series of tracks that have been previewed from it.
The album contains 16 songs with an all-star list of co-writers including Morgan Wallen, Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard and Thomas Rhett.
CHRIS SHIFLETT – ‘LONG LONG YEAR’
Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shifflett has dropped another Americana-style release that was recorded in Nashville and produced by legendary producer Vance Powell. Steel guitar was provided by Luke Schnelder.
It’s not his first venture into this genre. Albums ‘West Coast Town’ and ‘Hard Lessons’ were also fully embraced by the Americana devotees.
JOSIAH SISKA – ‘THREE CHORDS AT A TIME’
We conclude our picks this week with the new single from former ‘American Idol’ favourite Josiah Siska.
Since appearing on the show, he’s signed a recording and publishing deal with Black River Entertainment and released his debut single ‘World Gone Mad’ earlier this year.
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