SUNNY SWEENEY FT. PAUL CAUTHEN – ‘A SONG CAN’T FIX EVERYTHING’
A song that epitomises country music’s mantra, ‘three chords and the truth’.
Written with Lori McKenna and the first single from her forthcoming album ‘Married Alone’, ‘A Song Can’t Fix Everything’ is a songwriting powerhouse that is both uplifting and emotive.
She’s joined by the album’s producer, Paul Cauthen, who has been forging an impressive career in his own right in his native Texas.
We have to wait a little while yet for the album. It’s not out until 23rd September.
PAT GREEN – ‘STEADY’
We have welcomed the return of Pat Green to the recording studio and continue to relish his latest output. ‘Steady’ maintains the quality that was evident in ‘Miles and Miles Of You,’ which we featured in January.
The album is due soon, but we have been treated with another pre-release, a tribute to his wife Kori.
“‘When everything I know crumbles all around me, she’s steady’
KRISTIAN BUSH – ‘WHEN THIS SHIRT WAS NEW’
Just when you thought that Kristian Bush would bask upon the release of his latest album ‘ATLxBNA,’ news breaks that he has released another two tracks and will release another three albums this year to celebrate his 52nd birthday.
The idea is to release 52 tracks in 52 weeks. ‘When This Shirt Was New’ is accompanied by ‘Everybody Needs A Somebody’.
He said that he is frustrated that he has so many songs that nobody gets to hear, and was determined to rectify this by mass-releasing his music.
BROOKE EDEN – ‘LEFT YOU FOR ME’
It’s another track from her forthcoming 5-track EP ‘Choosing You,’ and maintains the momentum that seems to be building in the industry for Brooke Eden.
The video was premiered on CMT, and iHeart Country are also featuring her heavily.
The song deals with moving on from an unhealthy relationship.
“Sometimes there’s shame in staying in relationships for too long. I wanted to write a song that celebrates leaving whatever toxic situation you might’ve been in so you can be the best version of you”
BRENT COBB – ‘WILD AND BLUE’
It’s a cover of John Anderson’s longest running #1 hit record which spent multiple weeks at the top of the Country charts in 1983.
It’s also the second preview from the forthcoming ‘Something Borrowed Something Blue’ tribute record which pays homage to Anderson’s music and career, releasing on August 5th.
Cobb said that ‘Wild and Blue’ was one of his favourite Anderson songs, written by one of his favourite writers, John Scott Sherrill.
ANNA VAUS – DIDN’T EVEN DATE’
She’s becoming a regular on our weekly highlights lists, and it’s surely only a matter of time before she breaks into the mainstream.
She’s part of the Black River Publishing roster that includes Kelsea Ballerini and Abby Anderson, and news has broken this week that Black River and Sony Music (Publishing) have agreed a deal to expand their talents globally.
This should develop new opportunities for the companies’ songwriters, and having enjoyed the output from Anna Vaus in recent times, this can only be a positive development for her.
KASSI ASHTON – ‘I DON’T GO BACK’
Kassi has a recording deal with MCA Nashville and Interscope, and has released a new track written with Nashville heavyweight’s Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey.
She’s currently promoting her first radio single, ‘Dates In Pick Up Trucks,’ which we featured on our weekly list in February, and she will be appearing on the Chevy Vibes Stage at this week’s CMA Fest in Nashville.
TWINNIE – ‘WELCOME TO THE CLUB’ EP
A four-track EP from Twinnie that is described as a project that explores the importance of mental health advocacy through country-inspired pop music.
Twinnie wrote the songs during lockdown when mental health issues were brought to light, and her music was intended as an uplifting therapy.
She’s flying the UK flag at CMA Fest next week. She’s appearing on June 11th and will also be performing at Nashville Pride on June 25th.
STEVEN LEE OLSEN – ‘THE WOODS’
He’s likely to be Canadian Country Music’s next hottest export, judging by the buzz that is building in Nashville for the Toronto native.
He’s been in Nashville since 2004 so has certainly paid his dues. He’s developed an impressive reputation as a songwriter – ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ for Keith Urban and ‘More Girls Like You’ for Kip Moore.
Those of you in Nashville for CMA Fest can catch him at Ole Red on 11th June.
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