Here’s this week’s collection of our favourite new country tunes, featuring great new songs from Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, RaeLynn and more! Check it out:
TYLER FARR – ‘COVER GIRL’
It’s been seven years since Tyler Farr hit the top spot with ‘A Guy Walks Into a Bar’ and there has been a change of record label in the intervening period. He parted ways with Sony Music Nashville in 2018 and signed with Night Train Records, who operate under the Broken Bow umbrella, in 2019.
His new single ‘Cover Girl’ highlights the issues relating to domestic violence. Written a few years ago with Blake Bollinger and Ben Stennis, it’s a raw, lyrically-graphic description accompanied by a powerful video.
TRACY LAWRENCE FT. EDDIE MONTGOMERY – ‘PRICE OF FAME’
This is a taster from Tracy’s forthcoming ‘Hindsight 2020 Volume 2: Price of Fame’ project, set to be released August 13th. The album project is one that will span over three volumes with 30 tracks celebrating his 30 years in country music.
‘Price of Love’, written with Brad Arnold and Rick Huckaby, is intended as guidance for anyone who seeks fame in the spotlight.
RAELYNN – ‘MADE FOR ME TO LOVE (DEMO)’
This song is dedicated to her baby daughter, due in September. RaeLynn and her husband Josh Davis made the announcement that they were expecting their first baby at the beginning of May.
She recently posted on social media that ‘Made For Me To Love’ was a special song for her to write, and the reaction from her fans inspired her to release the demo version.
MICHAEL SHYNES – ‘CALIFORNIA IN THE SPRING’
Michael Shynes wouldn’t define himself as a country artist per-se. His influences include R&B and Jazz, but if he produces songs as good as ‘California In the Spring’, he’s a worthy addition to our weekly list.
This track was first released in September last year, but is being given a new push alongside ‘The People We Knew Then’, a song that Shynes collaborated on with Andrew Schibilla of Ambient Endevours.
ASHLEY COOKE – ‘UNDER’
We featured Ashkey’s ‘Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night’ in our weekly list in March, and she’s back with another worthy entry, ‘Under’, which has been scoring heavily on TikTok this week.
It’s a break up song written with Rocky Block and John Byron. It’s also the second song released from her forthcoming untitled album, produced by Jimmy Robbins. Her profile is set to be elevated even higher when she joins BRELAND on tour this September.
AARON GOODVIN – ‘BOY LIKE ME’
Aaron moved from his native Alberta, Canada to Nashville in 2019, where he hooked up with Warner Chappell Music where he penned ‘Out Like That’ for Luke Bryan and songs for Cole Swindell and John Pardi.
‘Boy Like Me’ is a certain live crowd favourite with a great hook that might just create a similar level of success that he enjoyed in Canada, where he had 5 top 10 singles on the Canadian Country Charts.
CHANDLER STEPHENS – ‘SUNSHINE STATE’
Chandler’s from Florida, so it’s clear where the reference originates, but she’s also dedicating the song to her husband to let him know how much he means to her.
We’ve featured her music previously, and love the vibrancy she brings to her music. She teamed up with Kane Brown a couple of years ago with ‘Can’t Stop Love’, a song they penned together.
ERNEST – ‘AMERICAN RUST’
Ernest wrote Sam Hunt’s ‘Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s’ and has penned songs for Morgan Wallen, Granger Smith, Chris Lane, Mitchell Tenpenny, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen and many others, but to date he hasn’t found fame in his own right.
That may all change as ‘American Rust’ has all the qualities that it takes to cross over. It pays homage to small town life and was written with Rodney Clawson and Jordan Reynolds.
GARY ALLAN – ‘SEX’
We finish this week’s selection with a track that has been released as a taster from Gary Allan’s new album ‘Ruthless’, set to be released June 25th, his first album for 8 years.
The album features a collection of Nashville producers including Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman and Jay Joyce, and the writers include some of Music City’s finest including Nicholle Galyon and Shane McAnally, who wrote ‘SEX’ with Matt Jenkins.
It’s good to have Gary Allan back.
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