The music’s still coming thick and fast! The quality is as good as ever. Time to examine our picks for this week…
CAITLYN SMITH – ‘DAMN YOU FOR BREAKING MY HEART’
She has a new album ‘Supernova’ in the works, with a release date penned in for March 2020, and this is another release from it.
Her songwriting credits include ‘Tacoma’ for Garth Brooks and ‘747’ for Lady A, and ‘This Town Is Killing Me’ was definitely one of the best tracks of 2017.
LINDSAY ELL – ‘I DON’T LOVE YOU’
She’s currently riding high with Brantley Gilbert, but is wasting no time with the solo follow-up. She’s famous for the frenetic guitar solo’s but this is a heart felt powerful ballad that displays raw emotion.
The reaction has been very positive and another chart-topper may be on the way.
JORDAN DAVIS – ‘COOL ANYMORE’ FEAT. JULIA MICHAELS
He was recently with us in the UK supporting Old Dominion. Check out our interview.
He has the knack of releasing extremely addictive pop country and he’s done it again with this one, featuring Julia Michaels who shared writing duties with Davis, Ross Copperman, Emily Weisband and Nicolle Galyon. This could be huge.
CARLTON ANDERSON – ‘WHEN BABY GETS A BUZZ’
It’s been a good week for the steel and fiddle. Texan Carlton Anderson, who’s signed to Arista Nashville, has released a track that should please the traditionalists.
He’s been touring with Cody Jinks and Josh Abbott Band in the States.
TIMOTHY B SCHMIT – ‘THE GOOD FIGHT’
Eagles bass player Timothy B Schmit has teamed up with Sheryl Crow for this 7-minute jam with a very 70’s funk vibe.
He’s released 6 solo albums, the most recent being ‘Leap Of Faith’ in 2016. There’s no indication yet that this track is likely to precede a new project.
RAELYNN – ‘BRA OFF’
It doesn’t get more sassy than this. The consummate pop-country song that is made for radio.
She’s just joined Florida Georgia Line’s newly formed Round Here Records and her first release for the label is ‘Bra Off’, co-written with Emily Weisband and Josh Kerr.
JACK SCHNEIDER – ‘REMEMBER TO DANCE’ FEAT. VINCE GILL
He’s a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He’s already performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage and has linked up with the Time Jumpers, which we guess helped with the Vince Gill connection.
He’s a young guy forging his career in Nashville. ‘Remember To Dance’ is featured in a new documentary about the Bluebird Café. We’ll be checking that out.
JORDAN RAGER – ‘THE WRONG ONES’
Another new artist that may be gracing the airwaves sooner rather than later. Jordan Rager has been opening for Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Justin Moore and Randy Houser, so he’s getting some healthy exposure.
‘The Wrong Ones’ is smooth mid-tempo country which should add to his very impressive streaming stats.
PETRIC – ‘SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOU’
We often extend our search for quality country music north of the border into Canada. Petric is a Canadian duo consisting brothers Jason and Tom Petric from Winnipeg.
So far the development of the band has been focused in their home country, but this banjo-driven stomper could emulate fellow Canadians High Valley’s Nashville success.
JASON ALDEAN – ‘CHAMPAGNE TOWN’
It’s been a quiet week for the A-Listers on the new release boards, but we do have a new one from Jason Aldean. ‘Champagne Town’ is the 8th release from Jason’s new album ‘9’, which is released tomorrow.
TRAVELLER – ‘BLANK PAGE’ (ALBUM)
‘Blank Page’ is the new album from Scottish three-piece band, Traveller. These guys are an exciting new addition to the British country/americana scene with their intricately-written, emotional stories and influences ranging from Keith Urban to REM.
Check out ‘Us’…