CHARLIE WORSHAM – ‘BELIEVE IN LOVE’
In his recent interview with YLIAS, Charlie said that he was releasing new music which will culminate in an EP later this year. He also said that his ‘angry’ phase which led to the composition of ‘Fist Through This Town’ hadn’t lasted very long.
He has now released ‘Believe In Love’, which was inspired by his wife Kristen and the first time that he told her he loved her.
VINCENT NEIL EMERSON – ‘LEARNIN’ TO DROWN’
Texan Vincent Neil Emerson released his debut album ‘Fried Chicken and Evil Women’ to critical acclaim in 2019 and has been frustrated by the inactivity caused by the pandemic. His touring agenda ceased in 2020 and he retreated to his shed to write new material. The result is a self titled new album to be released on the 25th June.
He has released two taster tracks including ‘Learnin’ To Drown’, a deeply personal reflection on own Father’s suicide that he has struggled to express previously. Also check out ‘Texas Moon’ – two awesome tracks.
TENILLE ARTS – ‘BACK THEN, RIGHT NOW’
Tenille’s certainly taken huge strides in her career with ‘Somebody Like That’ becoming the record that has made her famous in the Country world. She now has to maintain the momentum with her follow-up, and we now have ‘Back Then, Right Now’.
‘Somebody Like That’ was the first single by a Canadian female artist to top the country charts since Terri Clark in 2004.
She describes the new song as a look back to her teenage days and the naivity that she felt about the world and its challenges. She’s looking to recapture some of that naivity now.
KASEY TYNDALL – ‘MIDDLE MAN’
A great slice of country music from newcomer Kasey Tyndall, who tells us all about the 44 miles that she regularly travelled between her estranged parents houses when she was young. In her Dad’s truck she listened to country and bluegrass, and in her Mom’s car, Heart and Pat Benatar.
She’s from North Carolina and she’s hoping to release an EP later this year after she has been on tour with Jamey Johnson next month.
OLD DOMINION – ‘I WAS ON A BOAT THAT DAY’
Hard to believe that this is Old Dominion’s first new music since 2019. It’s their lead offering from a new project and lead singer Matthew Ramsey describes it as a “breakup” song, despite its very up-beat summer anthem vibes.
We all know that it will be a huge hit and a perfect track to perform on their ‘Live At the Ballpark Tour’ which kicks off on 17th July and includes dates through to October.
JESSE DANIEL – ‘THINK I’LL STAY’
One for the dancefloor. It’s traditional, it’s twangy, and we defy anyone to stay still whilst listening to this one. Jesse Daniel gives us a taste of the Honky-Tonk vibe that harks back to 90’s Country.
He’s originally from California but relocated to Texas, and he released an album titled ‘Rollin’ On’ last year. He’s now preparing to release his follow-up ‘Beyond These Walls’ on 30th July. ‘Think I’ll Stay’ is the first taster.
SHELBY LEE LOWE – ‘THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE’
Another from the traditional side of country music. Shelby Lee Lowe released his debut EP back in 2016 and has opened for Brett Young, Michael Ray, Chris Janson and Charlie Daniels.
The song reflects back on the days he spent with his late Grandparents and particularly the memories of his Grandad. The memories that make him smile.
JORDAN DAVIS FT. LUKE BRYAN – ‘BUY DIRT’
Jordan’s just released an 8-track album, and we just had to feature the title track which is awesome and surely a future hit record. It’s a song that reflects on everything that is important in life.
Jordan said that he always wanted Luke to guest vocal, as he epitomises everything that the song represents. He sent him a text asking to share vocals, and Luke responded took up the invitation.
CANDI CARPENTER – ‘THE RIVER KNOWS HOW’
A track from Candi Carpenter’s four track EP ‘When The Asteroid Comes’. The EP features contributions from Brandi Carlile, who produced the project and provided vocals.
Those of you that follow Destination Country may recall Candi’s appearance in January, when her side project Church of Roswell was featured as a guest artist on their regular performance slot. Check out Candi’s EP – it’s very impressive.