Sweetwater Rain - “Pray For Me” (Curb):
Emotionally stirring, harmonies are sublime, and lyrics are haunting. It’s heavy, but it’s real.
Ann Marie - “Cowboy Up” (Independent):
Plenty of attitude. Plenty of swagger and personality. She sounds like she is having fun!
Erin Enderlin - “I Let Her Talk” (Independent):
The gem of the week. A song that will restore your faith that Traditional Country still exists. A classic story song that will make your jaws drop!
Listen to “I Let Her Talk” here
Chris Janson - “Cut Me Some Slack” (Bigger Picture):
Really cool groove, and Chris’s enthusiasm is infectious throughout the track.
Listen to “Cut Me Some Slack” here
Dierks Bentley - “I Hold On” (Capitol Nashville):
One of the deepest singles of his career. I have a feeling that his upcoming Riser album is going to surprise a lot of people with its’ depth.
Watch live “I Hold On” video here
Green River Ordinance - “Flying” (GRO):
Harmony drive, the track is a sonic delight, and instrumentally, they’re on as well!
Hunter Hayes/Jason Mraz - “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me (Atlantic):
Bouncy and fun, this collaboration is money in the bank!
Listen to “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” here
Kellie Pickler - Little Bit Gypsy (Black River):
Pickler strikes a flirtatious tone on her new single, which – thanks in part to the breezy chorus, soars into the stratosphere.
Tracy Lawrence - “Footprints On The Moon” (LMG/Tenacity):
A little bit of an updated sound for Lawrence, who breezes through the arrangement with ease. Hopefully, radio will take notice!
Listen to “Footprints On The Moon” here
Rascal Flatts Feat. Alabama - “Old Flame” (Show Dog-Universal)
For their contribution to the Alabama & Friends project, Rascal Flatts slows the tempo down just a touch, and scores one of the album’s highlights. Gary LeVox’s vocal is particularly touching. *note: not an official single, just a highlight track from the upcoming album.