Starting 2018 off the right way, with new music announcements and releases! We’ve got new singles, new collaborations and new promises from some of the hottest names in country.
Dan + Shay
It’s about damn time for some new Dan + Shay. The vocal duo teased their new music by posting Continue reading “New Year, New Music”
Starting the new year off right with some new music from Brothers Osborne! Many of us fans over in the UK were lucky enough to hear the new single, “Shoot Me Straight” before it’s official release when they performed it on tour with The Cadillac Three in November. It was obvious then it would be an instant hit and so exciting that new Brothers Osborne music is here so soon!
“Shoot Me Straight” is an impressive 7 minutes of everything we’ve hoped for and more. Don’t be put off by the length, every second is country gold. The single is true to their rough around the edges, outlaw sound and reminiscent of their third single “Stay A Little Longer”, with more grit and a better guitar solo. Half of the single showcases TJ’s deep vocals and the other half is pure unapologetic guitar.
The new single is available to download and stream on Friday, January 5th.
With only a couple of days until the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, Chris Young has been releasing sneak peeks of his new tracks on his Instagram page @chrisyoungmusic. It’s shaping up to be a pretty great album, check out the previews below!
Continue reading “Losing Sleep sneak peek!”
The wait is over! Carly Pearce’s debut album is here and it is amazing. Such a bluesy feel to this album, I love it.
While women in country are having to contend against everyone for recognition, it’s exciting to see Pearce’s album being received so well on social media and by critics alike. Some elements of Pearce’s album could be compared to Miranda Lambert or Maren Morris, like “Hide The Wine” and “Color”, but regardless of this, Pearce is smashing it all by herself, doing women in country proud.
While the album is true to her Kentucky roots, some songs ere more on the side of pop country, not that this makes it any less of a great country album. Tracks like “Color” and “Careless” have more of a pop-based feel to them, but the guitars and Pearce’s southern voice bring them right back to country.
“Hide The Wine” and “Catch Fire” on the other hand are evidently bluegrass inspired with the … and arguably two of the best on the album lyrically, along with “Every Little Thing”. The title track has been a serious hit and it’s not hard to see why. The arrangement makes it stand out from other songs in the country chart, with Pearce’s strong into soft vocals, against a gentle instrumental background of the piano and dobro. It’s musical perfection and a song that will create a legacy for Pearce, similar to Morris’ “My Church” and Cam’s “Burning House”.
It’s really tough to name the best song, so I’ll name a few that I think really define this album: “Hide The Wine”, “Everybody Gonna Talk”, “Every Little Thing”, “I Need a Ride Home”. As though there was any doubt, Every Little Thing proves Pearce is a true country artist, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her.
Yesterday, Kacey Musgraves became Mrs Kelly 10 months after Ruston Kelly proposed on Christmas Eve. The couple both took to social media yesterday confirming it was their big day with Kelly saying he’d ‘finally found the real thing’. Too sweet!!!
While we’re impatiently respectfully waiting for wedding dress pictures – who isn’t dying to see what Musgraves chose – there have been a few snaps shared. Songwriter and good friend of the happy couple, Shane McAnally posted adorable pictures of his sweet babies at the wedding with his son as a ring bearer and daughter, a ‘glitter girl’. Continue reading “Kacey Musgraves Weds Ruston Kelly”
Woke up to the best news this morning, during the first of his two sold out shows in Nashville this weekend, Stapleton shared the exciting news that From A Room: Volume 2 would be released on December 1st. For someone still playing Volume 1 on repeat, and choosing a new favourite every week this is HUGE news, I had no idea it would be so soon.
Let’s hope there will be a few pre-release tracks before December 1st, as I can barely wait.
While I understand that the issue of gender equality, and the need for an ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ is far bigger than country music, we have to start somewhere. Women in country have been a minority for a while now in terms of recognition. You could probably think of plenty of amazing female country artists… Continue reading “Day of the Girl “
The days are getting shorter, nights longer and it’s getting colder outside. I thought I’d share with you 10 songs that are perfect for autumn days and nights, for listening while getting cosy with a cup of tea or marshmallows round the bonfire with some good ol’ country music.
Continue reading “On Repeat This Autumn”
The line up for C2C 2018 has been announced on stage at the Shepherds Bush Empire tonight by Whispering Bob Harris.
Headlining across the 3 days are Kacey Musgraves, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Little Big Town. Kelsey Ballerini, Luke Combs, Kip Moore, Midland and Margo Price are also set to perform on the main stage at some point Friday-Sunday. There have been very mixed reactions following this announcement, with many saying Kacey Musgraves isn’t headline material and that Little Big Town performed a few years ago and therefore shouldn’t appear again. Okay so here’s my take on it… Continue reading “Why The C2C Line Up Is Nearly Perfection”
Another Friday, more amazing music releases. This week has been big for new music!
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – ‘Dear Hate’
A beautiful track Morris released to raise money for the Last Vegas victims and their families. The track addresses hate and many of it’s actions over the years, before fighting back with the uplifting message that ‘love’s gonna conquer all’.
Luke Bryan – ‘What Makes You Country’
Arguably the best Luke Bryan track yet. It preaches a sentiment I have been living for so long as a UK country fan who loves all styles of country. Falling in love with songs like this is exactly what makes me country. Continue reading “New Music Round-Up”