DYLAN SCHNEIDER – ’21 AND OVER’
We start this week with the the latest release from Dylan Schneider, who many will recall from his breakthrough record ‘Lost In a Small Town’ and an appearance at Nashville Meets London a few years ago.
He’s been concentrating on his songwriting over the last couple of years, and penned Dustin Lynch’s top 5 hit ‘Momma’s House’ in 2020.
’21 and Over’ was written with long time co-writers Gabe Foust and Nate Kenyon in a log cabin just outside Nashville, and shows a developing maturity to his music.
COLE SWINDELL – ‘SOME HABITS’
Extremely mixed personal and professional emotions for Cole Swindell, who has sadly lost his mother this week and we all offer our sympathies and condolences.
His new single ‘Some Habits’ is the follow up to ‘Single Saturday Night’ and ‘Love You Too Late’, both of which reached #1 on the Country charts, confirming that he does little wrong when recording radio-receptive singles.
The song was written by established songwriter Scooter Carusoe with Josh Miller and Chris LaCorte. Swindell is currently on the road on Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road Tour.
CHARLES WESLEY GODWIN – ‘LYIN’ LOW’
He first emerged as a member of Union Sound Treaty band and released a solo album in 201, ‘Seneca’ He is now gearing up for the release of another solo album ‘How the Mighty Fall’, which will be released on November 5th.
‘Lyin’ Low’ is a taster from the album which will be his first release under the umbrella of his new management company True Grit, who also manage Cody Jinks and Sunny Sweeney.
STERLING DRAKE – ‘BEST OF TENNESSEE’
A new name on our list, and he’s an original singing cowboy. He splits his time performing traditional country music with ranch work, riding horses in Montana.
He’s releasing his debut album on 1st October. The title track ‘Roll the Dice’ has already been released and ‘Best of Tennessee’ is the second taster from the album, and relates to his experiences trying to forge a music career in Nashville which he describes as “daunting”.
LUCIE SILVAS FT. BRANDI CARLILE, JOY OLADOKUN – ‘WE DON’T KNOW WE’RE LIVING’
The plethora of mobile phones that record live performances is the perfect example of ‘not living for the moment’ which is the subject of the new record from Lucie Silvas.
It’s a song that her fans will have heard her perform live as ‘We’re Living’, and the new version features Grammy award winner Brandi Carlile and Joy Oladokun.
LEWIS BRICE – ‘THAT’S A GIVEN’
The relationship with his fiancé Denelle Manzer is certainly paying dividends for Lewis Brice’s musical career. His song ‘It’s You’ was his biggest release to date, garnering over 17 million streams, and ‘That’s a Given’ is part 2. He describes it as a “continuation of our story”.
He’s had his fill of break-up and drinking songs and states that he is “in a happier headspace these days”.
LUKE DICK – ‘SOME THINGS HAPPEN’
Probably Nashville’s most eccentric songwriter Luke Dick has seen his songs recorded by Nashville’s A-listers. Miranda Lambert recorded ‘Bluebird’ , Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne ‘Burning Man’ and Eric Church ‘Round Here Buzz’.
He’s also a screenwriter, producer and actor, so his diary rarely enables him to record his own songs.
‘Some Things Happen’ is a song that takes a while to worm its way into your head, but certainly finds a way to remain lodged in place. A real grower.
DIERKS BENTLEY, MATT STELL, HARDY – ‘HOMETOWN BOYS’
We may be featuring a number of tracks from Hardy’s new project in our weekly lists. He’s releasing one a week from ‘Hixtape Volume Two’, the latest collaboration album bringing together 33 artists over 14 tracks.
Hardy himself features on 6 tracks, including this one with Dierks Bentley and Matt Stell, which is the debut track from the project. Other artists include Morgan Wallen, Justin Moore, Jake Owen and Brantley Gilbert. Expect some unexpected pair-ups!
LARRY FLEET – ‘LIFETIME GUARANTEE’
The buzz is building for the release of Larry Fleet’s new album ‘Stack of Records’, which is due on September 24th.
He’s signed with Big Loud Records and ‘Lifetime Guarantee’ is the second preview from the new album, written with Brett James and Chris Gelbuda.
The album also includes collaborations with Jon Pardi, Jamey Johnson and Bryan Sutton.