Chase Rice feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen”
On their first collaboration since 2012’s “Cruise,” which broke the world open for FGL, Rice, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have deep ideas over a number of — or a number of dozen — brews. Their world slows down as they ponder what heaven seems to be like, and the way, in a world gone loopy, simply hanging with mates is about nearly as good because it will get.
Jameson Rodgers feat. Luke Combs, “Chilly Beer Calling My Title”
Coming off his first No. 1 single, “Some Women,” Rodgers is joined by labelmate Combs to have a good time the upcoming beer imbibing positive to come back on this low-key charmer. It’s purposefully senseless — as a result of who needs to suppose too exhausting when there’s a chilly libation ready to place “a chill within the weekend”?
Carly Pearce, “Present Me Round”
Pearce co-penned this poignant ballad for busbee, her former producer, who died final 12 months. Pearce talks on to busbee as she imagines what he’s going by in heaven, or “up there,” and appears ahead to the day he can present her round his “new place.” “I heard that there’s no rising outdated and now you’ll solely stroll down streets of gold,” she sings, as she desires of a time when they’re reunited, by no means to be separated once more. “I hate how a lot dropping you hurts/ I hope you left your mark on this world” is a line that resonates in a 12 months the place dropping somebody you’re keen on has change into all too widespread. Candy and mawkish with out ever crossing over into maudlin.
Gary Allan, “Waste of a Whiskey Drink”
Within the video for Allan’s present single, he serves because the narrator making an attempt to waive off a poor sap in a bar who’s going to put all of it on the road for a girl who will depart him worse for put on in each means. The video captures the chaos of the rollercoaster experience the protagonist is about to take, with far more lows than highs.
Granger Smith, Nation Issues
The second half of Granger‘s tenth studio album, Nation Issues, follows the primary half launched in September. Highlights from the eight new tracks embrace the autobiographical “Six Strings,” a mild recounting of the important thing moments of his life, and “That’s What Love Appears Like,” a candy ode to realizing that acts of affection usually come from the only gestures. The set additionally contains extra songs from his redneck alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. — the most effective of which is the catchy “Workaholic,” which exalts placing in additional time on such pursuits as fishing and looking.
Kalie Shorr, Open E book: Unabridged
Shorr expands final 12 months’s Open E book with 4 new tracks that proceed her dedication to telling the reality in her songs, even when she finally ends up wanting worse by her bracing truthfully. Greatest is the beautiful pop-leaning “Mendacity To Myself,” the place her feathery vocals float above the melody as she questions if a failed relationship is a consequence of her ex mendacity to her or was she mendacity to herself. Her slight recrimination there may be nothing in comparison with the cruel “Eighteen,” a searing accounting of a relationship with an older man, which she opens with “Which one did you f–k tougher, my finest pal or my vanity?” She additionally takes no prisoners on “My Voice,” on how she won’t be silenced by radio or anybody else.
Luke Dick, Pink Canine (Music from the Documentary)
In-demand nation songwriter Dick, who has written hits for such artists as Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, and Miranda Lambert, releases the soundtrack to final 12 months’s documentary, Pink Canine, which chronicled his upbringing round a strip membership in Oklahoma, the place his mom was a stripper. Whereas he could write a few of nation’s high hits, this album is extra rock and funk primarily based: “Oklahomie,” that includes the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, appears like one thing from Beck’s Odelay, whereas “Tattoo”’s beats ricochet off the partitions and “Plain White” has a ZZ High stomp. “Polyester,” with Lambert, wouldn’t be misplaced musically on nation radio — although lyrically it seemingly stretches too far past conventional boundaries, as they cinematically describe the life he escaped: “Million to at least one I wouldn’t hit a gold file, there it’s hanging on the wall,” Lambert sings as Dick’s kin warn to not get above his elevating. Bentley additionally makes an look, on the groove-laden, enjoyable “Blazer.”