It’s another friday so that must mean it’s time for us to discuss 10 new singles and what we think of their chances of radio airplay (opinions that are often different from our fuller-length single reviews for some of these songs).
Luke Bryan - Roller Coaster” (Capitol Nashville)
The superstar’s fifth single is most-certainly going to be another big hit. It may actually be the closest thing he’s recorded to the songs from his debut album I’ll Stay Me and that’ll have longtime fans at radio who aren’t necessarily fans of his more ‘edgy’ hits happy.
Sam Hunt - Leave The Night On” (MCA Nashville)
Perhaps no singer has been more ready for instant stardom from a musical standpoint than this newcomer. If he’s not a big star in short order, we’d be absolutely shocked.
Old Dominion - Shut Me Up (ReeSmack Records)
The indie band features talented musicians who know how to write hits and are working with Shane McAnally to craft their upcoming album. Currently featured on SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” this song is easily likable and has a melodic flow to the lyrics that just screams ear worm.
RaeLynn - “God Made Girls” (The Valory Music Co.)
RaeLynn has been working hard on her craft since being a member of Blake Shelton’s team on the second season of the Voice and this song proves that the wait was worth it as this song easily deserves to be one of the summer/fall’s biggest hits from a newcomer.
Joey Hyde “Get It On” (Capitol Nashville)
This newcomer’s single may not be the most original in sound or lyric but it does show Hyde’s potential as an artist.
Kenny Chesney - “American Kids” (Blue Chair/Columbia)
The superstar is back with one of his most likable groove-y singles since the mid-tempo groove fest that was the #1 hit “Come Over.”
Keith Urban - “Somewhere In My Car” (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville)
The new radio remix of the single is a pure delight as it accentuates everything about the song which makes it feel like a fresh take on what can only be described as the “classic Keith Urban sound”.
Logan Mize - “Can’t Get Away From A Good Time” (Big Yellow Dog)
This singer oozes charm throughout the likable single. He’s yet to release a bad single or even song.
Randy Houser “Like A Cowboy” (Stoney Creek Records)
The powerhouse vocalist blends his traditional-leaning tendencies with a modern flair on this tune he co-wrote. The fourth single from the breakout album How Country Feels, “Like A Cowboy” should easily help continue Randy’s momentum with Radio and be a nice bridge single to his second album for Stoney Creek (and fourth overall) which will likely hit sometime in early 2015.
Josh Thompson - “Wanted Me Gone” (Show Dog-Universal)
Josh has been talented for years but there may not be a more perfect example of why the singer deserves to have continued success than this little ear worm of a single. It’s that good (and look for a full-length review of this one soon).