TIM MCGRAW – ‘7500 OBO (ACOUSTIC)’
Tim’s latest album ‘Here On Earth’ hasn’t received the plaudits that it deserved, as far as award shows are concerned. It’s packed full of great songs, and ‘LA’ is one of our tracks of the year.
He’s re-released ‘7500 OBO’ as an acoustic version which is a fine addition to the collection, and the video features daughter Audrey making her acting debut.
SARAHBETH TAITE – ‘SUMMER AFTER SUMMER’
A new artist on our weekly list. Sarahbeth is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She’s based in Nashville these days, having relocated as a teenager and signed a couple of publishing deals.
‘Summer After Summer’ brings the joy that reflects the year she’s had, including her wedding and a nomination as National Spotlight Artist of the Week on the Bobby Bones Show, which included a spot on the BobbyFest shows with Seaforth and Russell Dickerson.
CHASE RICE – ‘IF I WERE ROCK & ROLL’
We are loving the total re-emergence of Chase Rice in the country charts. Two of his last three singles have hit #1 on the US Country Airplay chart, and 2018’s ‘Eyes On You’ was a platinum seller.
‘If I Were Rock & Roll’ is the first single release that he has written entirely alone. He has incorporated everything in the lyrics that mean something to him, including his military buddies, Johnny Cash and his grandfather.
It’s the first release from his album ‘Intertwined’, coming November 5th.
RANDY ROGERS BAND – ‘PICTURE FRAMES’
Written by front man Randy Rogers with singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy, this track will be featured as part of a collection celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary.
The album is scheduled for early 2022 and will be produced by their original producer Radney Foster, who hasn’t worked with the band since they released their self-titled project in 2008.
JAMES BARKER BAND FT. DIERKS BENTLEY – ‘NEW OLD TRUCKS’
Their association goes back to 2016 when Dierks joined the Canadian band on stage in Boots and Bourbon bar Toronto for an inpromptu jamming session and has now resulted in a new track that fans of both will relish.
James Barker band are one of Canada’s hottest properties in country music with three CCMA awards to their name.
The track celebrates the bond that develops between a truck and it’s owner. Dierks has already made his affection for his ’94 Chevy’ well known in the past.
CANAAN COX – ‘BREAK IT’
Canaan Cox rarely fails to tick all the boxes when releasing new music. Bobby Bones is now a fan, and his exposure levels are on the rise.
He’s no stranger to the UK, having toured extensively. ‘Break It’ was co-written with Walker Hayes and Emily Falvey, and it follows a string of top-drawer releases from one of the genre’s most promising rising stars.
HALLE KEARNS – ‘HAPPY IN THIS BAR’
Halle’s been out on the road with Seaforth in the States, and we are loving the new track from an artist who continues to stack up impressive TikTok views.
‘Happy In This Bar’ was inspired by her personal experiences of going through the motions to meet other people’s expectations of who she is. A great track.
MITCH ROSSELL – ‘HIGHLIGHT REEL’
He’s probably best known as the writer of Garth Brooks’ ‘Ask Me How I Know’ in 2017, which hit #1 on the Country Airplay Chart. That song led to him opening for Garth at his live shows. He followed this up with ‘Dive Bar’, which was recorded by Garth as a duet with Blake Shelton.
Rossell is considered to be Garth’s protege, and has also recorded a duet with Trisha Yearwood titled ‘Ran Into You’. His new track ‘Highlight Reel’ is one of the best releases of the week – well worth checking out.
ZACHARIAH MALACHI – ‘LOCAL BAR OPRY STAR’
As traditional as it gets. Zachariah will be feted by the traditionalists.
‘Local Bar Opry Star’ is his debut single but he has already made his mark in Nashville, attracting some of the heavyweights to contribute with instrumentation and production.
The late Opry legend Jimmy Capps played guitar on this track, and also produced along with his family. There is a who’s who of Nashville legendary musicians backing Malachi, and you can bet he’s going to get a regular Opry slot as a result.