This week's The Weekly Single Recap features 10 new tracks consisting of a mixture of stars, returning superstars and newcomers. Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley and Trisha Yearwood lead this weekly look into what's new on your local radio dial and as always we give our radio programming friends a hand with the listing of the CDX compilation volume where these songs can easily be found, should they wanna choose to play the song on the radio.
Lady Antebellum - "Freestyle" (Capitol Nashville) [CDX Vol. 606]
The second single from 747 may be even more of an earworm than the Platinum selling #1 "Bartender." The band has got their groove back.
Billy Currington - "Don't It" (Mercury Nashville) [CDX Vol. 606]
He scored two #1s off of his last record and "Don't It" should continue that roll with radio. It could even be a massive seller at radio, even if it's not a song that'll likely be remembered 10 years from now.
Gloriana - "Trouble" (Emblem/Warner Nashville [CDX Vol. 606]
Ripped right from Rachel Reinart's own life and relationship, "Trouble" showcases just how far the trio has come in the past few years. The song is fresh, current and still features a classic-feeling thread in the mix.
Trisha Yearwood Feat. Kelly Clarkson - "PrizeFighter" (Gwendolyn/RCA) [CDX Vol. 604]
The pitch-perfect superstar is back and she brings along Kelly Clarkson with her. "PrizeFighter" may not ever be a huge hit but it's not for a lack of quality. Radio should want more uplifting songs like this coming across their airwaves.
Eric Paslay - "She Don't Love You" (EMI Nashville) [CDX Vol. 605)
Brilliant. This is Real. Genuine. Country. Music. Hopefully radio's love for Paslay continues with this, a song which could become his signature single.
Erica Nicole - "It's Comin' Down" (Independent) [CDX Vol. 605]
A rising star in some markets, Erica Nicole's "It's Comin' Down" showcases a powerful vocalist in the mold of Gretchen Wilson. Kent Wells' production certainly frames Erica Nicole better than any of her previous albums' material.
Smith N' Western - "Fallen Angel" (80 Proof Music Group) [CDX Vol. 606]
This could be a sizeable hit on a smaller radio market radio chart like the Music Row CountryBreakout chart but I doubt it ever is a hit anywhere else. It's pleasant but not memorable.
The Railers - "Kinda Dig The Feeling" (Warner Brothers Records) [CDX Vol. 604]
What a refreshingly fun new act. There's a fun vibe to "The Railers" that has me thinking they could breakout in 2015 with this single.
Dierks Bentley - "Say You Do" (Capitol Nashville) [CDX Vol. 604]
Dierks Bentley's been on a roll of late with a pair of #1 hits from RISER including "I Hold On" and the platinum-selling "Drunk On A Plane." Now, he's back with another strong single in "Say You Do," a song written by Shane McAnally and Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen. It should easily be another #1 for Dierks.
Kelsea Ballerini - "Love Me Like You Mean It" (Black River Entertainment) [CDX Vol. 604]
Cheerful and fun. This single may end up being the breakout hit that Ballerini and her label Black River Entertainment have been looking for.