HUDSON MOORE – ‘CAN’T WASTE WHISKEY’
We have been following the musical output of Hudson Moore for some time, and his single ‘Coming Home’ was included in our 10 best singles of 2019. He’s back with another quality release, ‘Can’t Waste Whiskey’, that combines the usual high production values and pop-country vibes that are consistent in his music.
ADAM DOLEAC – ‘MEET ME IN THE CITY’
We had the pleasure of chatting to Adam Doleac when he released his EP ‘Famous’ in May.
He’s now released ‘Meet Me In The City’, a high octane foot-tapper which features Sarah Buxton on backing vocals.
His stock is certainly rising. He’s signed with Sony, and his last EP amassed 100 Million on-demand streams. We reckon we might all be hearing lots from Adam Doleac soon.
ANDREW HYATT – ‘NEVERLAND’
Another artist that we have been keeping a close eye on is Canadian Andrew Hyatt, who came to our attention in 2018 with his EP’s ‘Cain’ and ‘Abel’.
‘Neverland’ is his new single, and it’s a song that he has been performing in his live shows for some time.
He started his musical career whilst working at a mine in Sudbury, Ontario (his home town) and released his debut album, ‘Iron and Ashes’, in 2017.
BRANDON LAY – ‘STARTIN’ YOUNG’
Brandon Lay is with EMI Nashville and has been writing with Ross Copperman and Eric Dylan. ‘Startin’ Young’ is his follow-up to ‘Crazy Like You’, which added to his 150 million streams.
He’s another up and coming potential star who has recently toured with Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion and Kenny Chesney.
COLTON VENNER – ‘ROCK BOTTOM’
A new name for us. Colton Venner is from Dallas, Texas, and has been releasing music since 2013 as an independent artist.
‘Rock Bottom’ is 1 of 4 songs that he plans to release this year, and if this song is the bench mark, we look forward to the follow-ups.
KALSEY KULYK & ERIC ETHERIDGE – ‘BREATHE AGAIN’
This is a song that has been adopted by the Canadian Lung Association to celebrate their 120 year anniversary, and all proceeds will be donated to help fund research for those struggling to breathe.
Married couple Eric and Kalsey are no strangers to us here on YLIAS – check out our interview with them from a few months back here on the site.
LUKE COMBS – ‘WITHOUT YOU’
You just know from the first listen that this song will quickly dominate the country airwaves, and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.
Featuring the fiddle accompaniment of Amanda Shires, it’s 1 of 5 bonus tracks on the upcoming ‘What You See Ain’t Always What You Get’ deluxe album, and is described by Combs as a tribute to his wife, family and fans.
The song was written with Wyatt Durrette and Dan Isball, and we expect it to follow ‘Lovin’ On You’ to the top of the country charts.
BON JOVI & JENNIFER NETTLES – ‘DO WHAT YOU CAN’
At the early stage of the coronavirus pandemic, Jon Bon Jovi recorded a solo version of this song, which he penned with the assistance of his fans. He’s now invited Jennifer Nettles to collaborate and re-record this new version.
It’s the second time they have teamed up to record music. Their 2006 hit ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ won a Grammy award.
We love the song and the music video – check it out below…
MAMADEAR –‘SPEED OF LOVE’
We discovered and highlighted the music of MamaDear last month when we expressed our love of their single, ‘Hold On’. The quality continues with ‘Speed Of Love’, their latest release.
They seem to be able to combine the radio friendly appeal of pop-country with traditional instrumentation. Another catchy tune from a new fresh country threesome.
IAN MUNSICK – ‘LONG HAUL’
Ian Munsick has now signed with Warner Music Nashville and his music is destined for a wider audience.
He’s been based in Nashville since 2017, and released his debut self-titled EP that year. We are awaiting his debut album, ‘Coyote Cry’, and ‘Long Haul’ is the first taster from it.