Here’s this week’s collection of our favourite new country tunes, featuring great new songs from Trace Adkins, Tebey, Kenny Foster and more! Check it out:
MATT JORDAN – ‘BETTER MAN’
We begin this week with a guy who regularly appears on our weekly lists. Matt Jordan’s new single maintains the quality that we have come to expect.
He describes ‘Better Man’ as a song that he was able to write in 20 minutes, as some songs write themselves. He was reflecting upon his own life and personal circumstances, having heard that a friend was going through a divorce.
KRISTEN FOREMAN – ‘CROWN AND COKE’
She describes herself as a traditional country music singer, and ‘Crown and Coke’ will appeal to those who appreciate the inclusion of steel and fiddle in the mix. It’s a personal song that she penned herself, but feels that many others would be able to personally relate to it.
“If you mess up just mix yourself a drink a try again tomorrow”
RON POPE – ‘NOT AS I DO’
Ron Pope is celebrating two million Spotify monthly listeners which somewhat negates the lack of mainstream exposure. There is certainly many more ways of increasing your profile as a musician in the 21st Century.
‘Not As I Do’ is another fiddle-based foot-tapper that will be a treat for the line dancers.
STEVENSON EVERETT – ‘NEVER GONNA SAY GOODBYE’
Nobody blurs the lines between country and soul better in our eyes than Stevenson Everett, who we have featured regularly on our lists since his ‘Last Troubadour’ EP dropped in March 2019.
‘Never Gonna Say Goodbye’ continues the theme of high-quality, laid-back country soul.
TEBEY – ‘SOUND OF THE SUMMER’
Those of us that will making the pilgrimage to Buckle & Boots Country Festival will know that Tebey is the headline act for Sunday. He was also a featured artist on Destination Country earlier this year.
Tebey is based in Nashville but originates from Ontario, Canada, where he regularly features in their charts and awards ceremonies. As a songwriter, he’s had cuts for the likes of One Direction, Pixie Lott and Flo Rida, and achieved a country #1 with Justin Moore’s ‘Somebody Else Will’.
TRACE ADKINS – ‘EMPTY CHAIR’
It was Memorial Day in the US earlier this week, and ‘Empty Chair’ honours fallen veterans who didn’t come home. The narrative focuses on a group of veterans who meet up regularly but always leave an empty chair for those who didn’t make it back.
Adkins is a 90’s hit machine who has been out of the headlines in recent years, but he is gearing up for the release of his 13th studio album which will include ‘Empty Chair’.
TAYLOR RAY HOLBROOK – ‘WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE’
The “Small Town Country Boy” is back with an up-beat track that he wrote in 2020 whilst the pandemic was raging, but has an optimistic outlook.
We have featured Taylor’s music previously. He’s a guy with a pretty cool backstory. From working in a logging crew, to a prison warder, to a country music artist who is now forging his career in Nashville.
TODD CAMERON – ‘SOUL IN THESE BOOTS’
We have always marvelled at the depth of talent that is knocking at the door in Nashville. There are so many up and coming artists that are seeking their big break in Music City. Let’s add Todd Cameron to the list. He’s released a really cool stripped-back acoustic track that ticks all the boxes.
He’s from North Carolina, but unlike the regular tales of country artists that relocate to Nashville and rely entirely on music to pay their way, Cameron works as a district manager for Pepsi and arranged a transfer so that he could combine his work with his music. That’s what you call grafting!
KENNY FOSTER – ‘IT DON’T WORK LIKE THAT’
Written with Melissa Fuller, this is the third song that Kenny has released from ‘The Vintage Collection’. He states that this song was a “sleeper” – one that never really goes away.
If the past year has taught anyone anything, it’s that life doesn’t always ‘work’ how we expect it to! This is another stunner – check it out.