First Country is a roundup of new country songs, videos and albums released this week.
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Reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, HARDY has made a name for himself as one of Nashville’s top songsmiths, writing hits for everyone from Florida Georgia Line to Morgan Warren, with songs like “One Beer.” is leading the radio charts. His latest album, released on Big Loud/Big Loud Rock, half his country/half rock his project, finds HARDY completely owned around his musical range, the canon. A breakthrough, unbridled 17-track set. His quite a bit of country on tracks like “Happy” and “Wait in the Truck” His songcraft lends itself to the unrestrained grunge of “Sold Out” and “I Ain’t in the Country No More.” collide. Featuring Jeremy McKinnon, the artistic defiance of “Radio Song” undoubtedly defies industry restrictions (“Do this/That shirt, this hat/Don’t forget to smile/Kiss the ring once in a while Please”)… well, f**k you with that”). He concludes the album with the anthemic “The Redneck Song.” This country-his melody, in favor of muddy trucks, saliva on collars, and Walmart Earnhardt shirts, is intertwined with a rising, arena-ready chorus.
Dolly Parton “Don’t Make Me Had The Come Down There”
Danceable melodies are paired with Parton’s breezy yet maternal vocals on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s latest. The song details a dream Parton had, seeing a higher power looking down on the world in despair, seeking greater reconciliation, love and peace (“Why would you listen?”). Can’t we learn to learn, love and share?”). As the world rages on with wars, pandemics, politics and hatred. The song ends with a quirky chorus that incorporates Parton’s airy, angelic voice into her own circle of harmony.
Jordan Davis “No Time Soon”
Davis’ “Buy Dirt” (featuring Luke Bryan) Wins Song of the Year at 2022 CMA Awards, Davis Takes First Place billboard‘What My World Spins Around’ has made it to the Country Airplay Chart of the Week. With lines like “My heart’s like a matchbox and your kisses are the fuse,” Davis’ voice builds with anticipation as he pierces through with his latest, romantic fervor. Raise the heat with a sensual song. Davis’ next album, bluebird dayswill be released on February 17.
Mandy Segal “One Less Broken Heart”
“If you faced demons in the dark/There would be one less heartbreak in this world,” Sagar states here. I am doing the hard work of healing. Instead, she spills over to a stranger sitting across from her, grappling with the aftermath of an emotionally battered relationship.
Chapel Hart “Days of Glory”
The family trio’s latest song, “Glory Days,” was written by the group’s sisters Danica and Devin Hart, and cousin Trea Swindle (along with songwriter Jim Beavers). Characteristic rustic and smooth harmonies. The new track chronicles the countless miles, concerts, rejections and breakthroughs they’ve faced on their journey so far, demonstrating their determination and appreciation for the music that brought them to the stage of is showing. america’s got talent And the Grand Ole Opry.
Megan Patrick: ‘She’s not right for me’
This swirling, exuberant track bubbles with youthful energy, yet draws listeners into Patrick’s space of self-analysis and emotional evolution. Here, she looks back at the girl she once was and her reality is fueled by “Marlboro smoking her lights and running my tabs again” her repeated heartbreak and endless nights. I am grateful that I am no longer with one of the So, I soiled my pillowcase. Another strong outing of hers from this Canadian native who won multiple Canadian Country Music Association awards.
Kaitlyn Smith “Recently”
This lush piano ballad showcases Smith’s charming and peerless vocals while channeling her myriad ways to distract from the thoughts of an absent lover. The song’s cozy, laid-back production only heightens the feelings of longing and loneliness contained in the lyrics. Smith is well known for her top song crafter and captivating performer, and this song is another testament to her enduring talent.Smith’s high and low The album will be released on April 14th.
Willie Nelson “Busted”
on his next album know nothing about love The legendary singer-songwriter pays tribute to another talented author, Harlan Howard, by performing 10 of Howard’s compositions. Written by Howard in 1962, the song was previously recorded by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family, Ray Charles and John Conley. Nelson himself has a history with the song, having performed it live with Charles, whose 2005 duet was included in his project. Genius & FriendsHere, in this solo performance, his voice is just right for all the right moments, spirited and weathered in a sparse honky-tonk fusion of guitar, harmonica and bluesy rhythms.