This week is highlighted by two new EP’s from up and coming artists. Dallas Smith released his first United States country EP, Lifted, and Kelsea Ballerini released her six track debut self-titled EP. Love and Theft has a new single out this week as well. “Whiskey on my Breath” is likely the second single off of their to be released album. This week also marks the beginning of the holiday season. That means lots of country artists are releasing their own versions of classic holiday tunes.
Dallas Smith released his third country EP to iTunes today. The highly anticipated release comes on the heels of his debut US single “Wastin’ Gas” and five straight top ten hits in Canada. For Smith Lifted is the culmination of five years of hard work, and it shows. The seven song EP features six new tracks and a live version of the rock heavy hit “Tippin’ Point.”
The American Music Awards air tonight on ABC at 8/7c. The awards highlight the best in American music over the past year and despite concentrating heavily on pop music, there will be country artists represented. Here are the country acts that will take to the stage as well as those that have been nominated for an AMA.
This week is highlighted by new music from Cole Swindell, who released a new EP entitled Down Home Sessions. Jake Owen added four songs, two unreleased, to his previous album Days of Gold making it a deluxe version. Both Kalleigh Bannen and Colt Ford have new singles out. Ford’s “Crank it Up” features Jason Aldean’s drummer Rich Redmond and Bannen’s “Smoke When I Drink” is her next radio single. Finally, Trisha Yearwood’s greatest hits album Prizefighter is available in stores and on GhostTunes this week.
This week is highlighted by the return of Garth Brooks. His new album Man Against Machine is available for download on Ghost Tunes and can also be purchased in stores. Additionally Zac Brown Band released their first greatest hits album which includes their 14 biggest hits to date. George Strait released the deluxe version of The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium which includes bonus footage from the concert. Finally, Big & Rich released their Greatest hits album which includes a variety of songs throughout their career.