This week’s Country Release Round-Up features some great new songs from the likes of Tenille Townes, Thomas Rhett, Muscadine Bloodline and many more!
Check out our picks below:
TENILLE TOWNES – ‘WHEN’S IT GONNA HAPPEN’
The first release of the year for Tenille Townes, who has recently collected another Female Vocalist of the Year Award in her native Canada. It’s her third in succession and she has also bagged the Canadian CMA award for Album of the Year for ‘The Lemonade Stand’.
She is embarking upon her first headlining tour of the US, and the gigs begin this week in Maine. She’s already made her way across the pond to play for us in the UK, and will be returning for C2C in March.
MUSCADINE BLOODLINE – ‘DISPATCH TO 16TH AVENUE’
It’s the title track of their new album, coming February 4th. The guys have been giving us a couple of pre-release tasters from the project, and released ‘No, Pedal Steel’ last week.
Muscadine Bloodline are Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton, who formed the band back in 2015 and made their Opry debut in 2018.
To date they have released a couple of EPs which were well received and the expectation for the album is high.
LIDDY CLARK – ‘MADE ME’
Liddy spent her formative years in Texas but is now based in L.A. where she has been building an impressive reputation as a singer-songwriter since her debut in 2018.
The opportunities that social media provides have been invaluable – she’s gained over 200k followers on TikTok and her music has over 2.5 million likes.
‘Made Me’ is her new single and she plans to release a full album this year. She said that Covid has been overwhelming and she hopes to be back out playing shows soon.
AARON LEWIS – ‘EVERYBODY TALKS TO GOD’
Aaron’s new album ‘Frayed at Both Ends’ will be released on 28th January and ‘Everybody Talks To God’ is the latest pre-release track.
He was due to be out on tour this week but the tour was postponed after he posted a picture on social media of him in a hospital bed, having had emergency appendicitis surgery. He’s hoping to be back at the end of the month when he can resume promoting his fourth solo album.
CLAY WALKER – ‘CATCHING UP WITH AN OL’ MEMORY’
This is a track from the acclaimed ‘Texas to Tennessee’ album that Clay Walker released late last year, and it’s the stand-out track for his fans at his live shows and on social media.
He wrote the song with Jaron Boyer, George Birge and Lalo Guzman but it was always intended as a tribute to Keith Whitley’s ‘Between An Old Memory and Me’.
He’s going out on the road this year with Tracy Lawrence for 9 dates, starting in North Carolina at the beginning of March.
MARY HEATHER HICKMAN – ‘BAPTIST PARKING LOT’
Written with Alex Schofield and Stefanie Joyce, ‘Baptist Parking Lot’ is gritty, sassy and southern, and needs to be heard live. Mary was raised in Texas and has been performing since she was 10 years of age at her local festivals.
She performed on series 6 of ‘The Voice’ and moved to Nashville in 2018 where she is gearing up for the release of her debut EP. Definitely one to watch out for.
HAILEY WHITTERS – ‘EVERYTHING SHE AIN’T’
Hailey’s releasing her new album ‘Raised’ on the 18th March. It’s the follow up to 2020’s ‘The Dream’ which set her career on the trajectory that has led to her signing with Big Loud Records and touring with Maren Morris and Little Big Town.
She describes the new project as a “concept album” and urges her fans to listen to all 17 of the tracks from top to bottom.
The first taster is ‘Everything She Ain’t’, written with Bryan Simpson and Ryan Tyndall, and we look forward to hearing her perform it live at this year’s C2C festival.
DOLLY PARTON – ‘BIG DREAMS AND FADED JEANS’
It’s not often that we get to highlight new music from country music legend Dolly Parton, but she’s releasing an album of new material on 4th March. ‘Run, Rose Run’ is a collection of songs to accompany her fictional novel of the same name.
‘Big Dreams’ is the first track released from the album, and portrays the moment when a woman decides to leave her home to embark on a career as a musician.
THOMAS RHETT – ‘ANGELS’
TR announced details of his sixth studio album ‘Where We Started’ this week and released two further tracks, ‘Angels’ and ‘Church Boots’.
The album isn’t released until April 1st and comes between ‘Country Again’ volumes 1 & 2, with part two being released in the Autumn.
He’s teamed up with a bunch of co-writers for the 15 songs that make up the new project, including Lori McKenna, Russel Dickerson, Tyler Hubbard and Katy Perry.
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