Jon Pardi is getting ready to release a new set of tunes. The “When I’ve Been Drinking” singer has been busy out on the road the past few months and hasn’t had the time to cut new tracks in the studio. However, both Pardi and his management company are well aware of the demand for new music. It’s been 14 months since Pardi released his debut album, Write You a Song and it’s been even longer since Pardi found himself as a regular member of the charts. The five track B-Sides EP is due out on May 19 and features songs that just missed the cut for that debut, but if we learned anything from Cole Swindell’s EP, Down Home Sessions, there’s sure to be some hidden gems found here. Pardi wrote or co-wrote the entirity of the record, which explains why his biggest fans are likely to be familiar with some of the songs.
1. “Fightin’ The Fool”
2. “Over My Head”
3. “Drinkin’ With Me”
4. “Back on the Backroads”
5. “Rainy Night Song”
6. “Borrowed Time”
This week is highlighted by Luke Bryan’s final spring break album Checkin’ Out. Additionally, Eli Young Band has new music out this week with their new EP Turn It On. As for singles we’re listening to what will be Raelynn’s next radio single “For a Boy” and the title track off Montgomery Gentry’s forthcoming album “Folks Like Us.”
As for radio singles, there were a number of big names with adds this week. Eric Church’s new single “Like a Wrecking Ball” impacted radio this week along with Trisha Yearwood’s “I Will Remember You.” The title track off Eli Young Band’s new EP has been added to national country radio and the same can be said for the aforementioned Montgomery Gentry single “Folks Like Us.” This week also marks the additional of Logan Mize’s debut single “Can’t Get Away From a Good Time” and Ashley Monroe’s “On To Something Good.”
Jackie Lee is another member of the new crop of country singers that are looking to make a name for themselves in the coming year. A football standout in high school, Lee left the storied Alcoa (TN) Tornadoes program during his junior year to pursue a future in music. After going through a failed record deal with Republic Nashville, Lee was signed on to the independent label, Broken Bow, where the 22 year old has released his debut single, “She Does.” Continue reading Jackie Lee Shines on ‘She Does’→
If you were to have bought Chris Young’s third album when it was released in 2013, then you might have already known about the masterpiece that is Lonely Eyes. For those of you who didn’t, well then you have been missing out for the better part of a year and a half. Lonely Eyes is one of the best, if not the best, song on the album, which is impressive considering hits like “Aw Naw” and “Who I Am With You” were also included on the record.
It’s a slow week in country as Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album is the only new release. The two disc compilation features her biggest hits as well as two new songs, the Grammy nominated “Something in the Water” and the power ballad “Like Toy Guns.” Additionally, Blake Shelton’s most recent release Bringing Back the Sunshine is now available in video format on iTunes. It features all twelve songs in video format.