CARLY PEARCE – ‘SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER’
Carly has announced a seven-track project, ‘29’, due for release on 19th February. Her new material is the culmination of a writing/production project with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, and ‘Should’ve Known Better’ is a preview.
This track was penned with Jordan Reynolds and Emily Shackleton, and reflects upon her recent personal upheaval and the hindsight that she was able to gain from it.
BROOKE EDEN – ‘NO SHADE’
Brooke’s been off the scene since 2017. Her EP ‘Welcome To The Weekend’ and the lead single ‘Act Like You Don’t’ was released before health issues caused her career to be put on hold.
However, thankfully, she is now back and raring to go with the release of ‘No Shade’, which celebrates her relationship with her partner Hilary and the fact that she has been able to reveal the full details of their relationship.
The song is the first of a three-part series which includes ‘Sunroof’ and ‘Got No Choice’, which will be released in the forthcoming weeks.
TRISHA YEARWOOD FT. GARTH BROOKS – ‘SHALLOW’
Unless your streaming service is Amazon Music, the chances are that you won’t have heard very much from Garth’s ‘Fun’ album. This cover was included on that project, but is now available across all streaming platforms.
The song was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, and recorded by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for the movie ‘A Star Is Born’.
The new version arose as a fan request in a Facebook Live Stream, and Brooks/Yearwood also performed it during the CBS special ‘Garth and Trisha: Live by Request’.
MATT STELL – ‘THAT AIN’T ME NO MORE’
Matt’s just had two number one singles on the Country Airplay charts. ‘Prayed For You’ and ‘Everywhere But On’ were huge tunes for the Arista Nashville artist.
His follow-up was written with Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Smith Ahnquist, Jake Mitchell and Nick Donley, and is a fresh take on the regular heartbreak scenario. It’s also his first new music since the release of his ‘Better Than That’ last October.
ALEX HALL FT. TENILLE TOWNES – ‘HEART SHUT’
Alex is becoming a regular on our weekly highlights list, but we don’t make any apologies for including this latest release from his just-released ‘Six Strings’ EP. We have already included his duets with Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and John Osborne, and we now feature the collaboration with Tenille Townes.
The EP is a fine introduction to Alex Hall, who is signed with Monument Records and obviously has a pretty impressive contacts list on his cell phone. He was due to appear at last year’s aborted C2C, and we hope that he will making the trip across to perform for us when the current restrictions end.
JEFFREY EAST – ‘ALWAYS BE MINE’
It’s been a little while since we caught up with new music from Los Angeles-based Texan Jeffrey East, who is a huge talent waiting for the big break in country music.
He moved across to California in July last year for a new chapter to his life and career. He’s also been working with the Home Free guys, and was featured on their recent Christmas single.
‘Always Be Mine’ is a song that he penned four years ago, and we think it’s pretty cool. Check it out.
JACOB BRYANT – ‘ANGELS ON EARTH’
Jacob is releasing an exclusive version of his debut album ‘Practice What I Preach’ in the UK, which will include 5 extra songs. He’s leading the promotion with ‘Angels On Earth’.
The original album was released in the US in 2019 and debuted at #1 on the US iTunes country chart. His prior single ‘Pour Whiskey On My Grave’ had a very impressive 34 million streams.
Jacob is a North Georgia native with bluegrass and southern rock influences, and is now working with Snakefarm Records.
LUKE BRYAN – ‘COUNTRY DOES’
Undoubtably the biggest of this week’s releases will be the new tune from country A-lister, Luke Bryan. ‘Country Does’ is the first taster from the deluxe version of his latest album ‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’, which we loved when it was released last year. The extended version will be released on April 9th and adds 6 new songs to the track list.
He said that the lockdown has meant that he has been able to sit down and write more songs, and the new tracks are the result of the enforced restrictions in touring and performing.
LIDDY CLARK – ‘SORRY MOM & DAD’
We were impressed with Liddy Clark’s last single ‘Wrapped Up In Roses’ in December, and she’s back with another impressive addition to her catalogue, ‘Sorry Mom and Dad’, which reflects upon her latter years of adolescence and her need to apologise for some of those life experiences.
She’s currently attending the University of California but is already finalising her debut album.