RACHEL REINERT – ‘SOME KIND OF ANGEL’
Ex-Gloriana singer Rachel Reinert’s solo material has been extremely high quality to date, and the latest sample from her forthcoming album, ‘Into The Blue’, maintains the standard.
‘Some Kind of Angel’ is a tribute to her husband, Caleb Crosby, and will feature on her new album which will be released on 13th March.
LUCAS HOGE – ‘THIS OLD FLAME’
We’ve featured Lucas Hoge previously on our new release lists. He originates from Nebraska but now resides in Nashville.
We anticipated a breakthrough might be happening in 2017 when his album ‘Dirty South’ hit the top 15 in Billboard’s Country Albums chart, but he is still striving for that important life-changing song.
Let’s hope ‘This Old Flame’ will be that song.
LAURA OAKES – ‘BETTER IN BLUE JEANS’
So far, 2020 has been a good year for our very own Laura Oakes. German shows with Kane Brown, and an inclusion on the Radio 2 playlist. She also recently headlined at Nashville Nights.
‘Better In Blue Jeans’ will be very familiar to anyone who has attended any of Laura’s live shows over the last couple of years, and it was one of the tunes that was included on her acoustic EP.
It’s now been given a full-band makeover and still sounds great. Catch her on upcoming UK tour that kicks off on the 6th March.
TRAVIS DENNING – ‘ABBY’
Universal Music Group Nashville have big plans for Travis Denning. His last single ‘After A Few’ has reached the top 20 on the Country Airplay Chart, and the hope is that this current new tune ‘ABBY’ will do even better.
It’s a stepping stone to the release of his debut album, which is in the works, and he has already announced a headlining ‘Stay Country’ tour which gets started on 1st March.
BRENNLEY BROWN – ‘ONE MORE HALLELUJAH’
Sometimes a song will immediately hit that special spot. Great production, lyrics, vibe, and a very talented singer.
Brennley Brown was introduced to the US TV audiences on 2017’s ‘The Voice’. She finished 5th but her singing career was already being formed before she went on the show. She has an interesting CV. She sang the national anthem at the US Open Tennis championships for three years running and has contracts with Nickelodeon, Disney, Dreamworks and Netflix.
‘One More Hallelujah’ was written by Caitlyn Smith, Bobby Hamrick and James Slater. It’s awesome.
LUKE BRYAN – ‘BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE’
Luke Bryan has consistently sold hundreds of thousands of singles in a chart career stretching back to his chart debut in 2007 when ‘All My Friends Say’ hit the top 5.
However he hasn’t had a number one in the Hot Country chart since 2015’s ‘Strip It Down’, and the choice of material that he releases is often ‘marmite’ to many country music followers.
‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ is the title track from his next album which will be with us on 24th April. It’s his 7th studio LP, and the track was written by Jake Mitchell, Jameson Rodgers and Josh Thompson. We give it the YLIAS thumbs up!
BRINLEY ADDINGTON – ‘CHANGING MY MIND’
He’s opened for FGL, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and Chris Young, and his new single ‘Changing My Mind’ is a worthy addition to this week’s highlights list.
He’s an unsigned Tennessee native who sings traditionally solid country music, and this is the first of a series of “old songs that no one has ever heard of”.
RUSSELL DICKERSON – ‘LOVE YOU LIKE I USED TO’
Welcome new music from Russell Dickerson. This one’s an ode to his wife, Kailey, and was written with his friends and regular writing partners, Casey Brown and Parker Welling.
He admits that the first incarnation of this song was rejected by Mrs Dickerson, who thought that he hadn’t “nailed it”, causing a complete re-write and a clever lyrical twist in the first chorus. This sealed the deal.
Another chart hit on the way for sure.
CROSS PARALLEL – ‘NONETHELESS’
We regularly extend the search for entries on our highlights list into Canada and this week we feature a duo comprising of Danielle Marie and Jordan Aaron who have been working with each other since 2015, but not as ‘Cross Parallel’.
The duo was launched a year ago, and ‘Nonetheless’ is their fourth single release, so it’s still early days and the support is building. Great harmonies and a sweet song.
TWO WAYS HOME – ‘BROKEN HEARTS CLUB’
To complete our list, we stay local with the new single from Two Ways Home, who will be releasing their album ‘Break The Silence’ on 28th February.
‘Broken Hearts Club’ is an up-beat radio-friendly banger that will be a definite stand-out in their live shows. The official album launch event is at The Water Rats in Kings Cross London on Tuesday 31st March. It’s a full band event with special guests expected. Well worth checking out!
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