Keith Urban announced the release of a new studio album yesterday. After scoring a number one with “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” a couple weeks back he sent a second single off Ripcord to radio last week. “Break On Me” is slower than nearly all of his songs in recent memory. You’d have to go all the way back to “Only You Can Love Me This Way” in 2008 to find something with a similar sound. Because of such, Urban has the chance to capture fans who might have been tuning into country radio five years ago and grab them with something that really doesn’t sound all that different.
Nothing makes us happier than some new music, especially when it comes from some of the most talent artists in the genre. When those artists team up the excitement can reach all time levels. That’s exactly what happened on the release of Chris Young and Cassadee Pope’s duet “Think of You.” They lead the way in a star-studded crop of new music out now that features the likes of Old Dominion, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and more!
Jordan Rager has released his first single as a part of BBR Music Group with “Small Town Skyscrapers.” The track details how no matter where he goes he will always “look up to those small town skyscrapers.” It is something like a Jason Aldean song in its production with its mid-tempo heavy guitar sound, and showcases Rager’s pronounced twang. For a debut single, this was a good choice in that it does not fall into the cliche party category yet is still a fun listen. Congrats to Jordan and check it out on Spotify or buy it on iTunes now!
There’s no recorded version available to listen to on YouTube yet, so this live performance off of Jordan’s official YouTube page will have to do. Take a listen:
Also check out our interview with Jordan Rager when he talks about his new music and the bond he’s forged with Justin Moore here!
This isn’t a new song per se, rather one that’s newly available for download. The Cadillac Three have quietly become one of the most respected young artists in Nashville. Lead singer, Jaren Johnston, is one of the hottest song writers in all of country music having penned tracks like Jake Owen’s “Beachin'” Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” and now this track. They’ve been performing the track live for the better part of the past year, but it’s release to iTunes gives it the potential to be the band’s first mainstream hit. “The South,” despite it’s numerous vocal event nominations, was more of a novelty track to get their name out there, “White Lightning” is different. It’ll make you feel something, make you step back and think about the special person in your life who’s your white lightning.
When Brett Eldredge’s career kicked off then quickly fell flat on it’s face back in 2010, few would have thought he’d be releasing what has the potential to be his fourth straight number one hit. Now with the release of “Lose My Mind” that’s exactly where we stand. Eldredge has developed a unique sound that shines through perfectly here. The chorus is reminscent of Gnarles Barkley’s “Crazy” from way back when, but the verses are clearly Brett. There’s added production here, which is a good sign for his upcoming album. His debut, Bring You Back, was as simple as debut albums come and it paid off, but it’s nice to see that Brett and his team aren’t afraid to push the boundaries as he looks to make the leap from rising star into permanent star.