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!
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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.
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”
Maddie and Tae are up there as one of my favourite artists to see live. I’ve seen them three times now and they never disappoint. I was at their Manchester gig at the O2 Ritz, and while at first I thought that it was a shame that the venue was smaller than last year at the O2 Academy, it became quickly obvious that it made no difference to the energy in the room. They walked on stage to Brothers Osborne ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ playing while the whole crowd sang along, and opened with the upbeat ‘Your Side of Town’.
I’ve been waiting for new Maddie and Tae music to be released since that performance of ‘Water In His Wine Glass’ in Manchester last October. From this perspective, their set couldn’t have been better with an even split of old and new songs which a few covers thrown in. I’m a huge fan of Right Here, Right Now and the harmonies on ‘No Place Like You’ and the empowering sentiments behind ‘Girl in a Country Song’ and ‘Sierra’ never get old. It’s for exactly those reasons, the harmonies and storytelling, that I need new Maddie and Tae music in my life ASAP. Continue reading “Gig Review: Maddie and Tae “
Thomas Rhett announced some big album news today! Following the success of first single (and blog title inspo), ‘Craving You’ featuring Maren Morris, Rhett has shared the title, release date and track listing for his new album Life Changes.
On Monday Rhett teased a new single ‘Unforgettable’, with a cute gif of him and his wife hinting the inspiration for the song, out 28th July.
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Country Music Week begins Monday October 2nd but the opening act is yet to be announced. The week is made to show off artists are having a big impact on today’s country music scene. Country Music Week is exciting for UK country fans as it shows that country is growing here as more artists are coming over to perform for English crowds. It makes the wait until C2C seem slightly easier!
While we know that the week takes place over 2nd-8th October 2017, we do not yet have a complete line up.
Continue reading “More New Artists For Country Music Week “
Like the rest of the world, I fell in love with Chris Stapleton’s voice the first time I heard it. Willing to listen to anything new that’s classified as ‘country’, I listened to Traveler as soon as it was released, not knowing what to expect. We all know how that one turned out, so here I am to praise From A Room: Volume 1 to the highest degree.
The album pairs country and blues perfectly, as he tells a variety of stories through the harmonicas and instruments making up the country twang. Search Stapleton’s name on Twitter and there is nothing but love for the album, the voice and the man himself. Despite his extraordinary talent, he remains humble, particularly when performing live – when we are most in awe. Also needing a shoutout is Stapleton’s wife, Morgane who in her own right is a brilliant singer/songwriter. She can be seen standing right there next to him on stage, singing those perfect harmonies. Continue reading “Album Review: From A Room: Vol 1”
After changing all his profile pictures to ’10 days’ we knew there had to be something exciting following and it’s about time, too! During a Facebook Live video, Chris Young announced that in 10 days, on May 12th, he will release a new single. He then posted on Twitter & Instagram so that no one missed the news.
Continue reading “New Chris Young Single Next Friday!!”