Country duo Dan + Shay caught the genre by storm in late 2013 with their debut single “19 You + Me.” The track eventually became the lead single off their debut album Where it All Began, which was released in April of last year and has sold over a hundred thousand copies. As the duo, comprised of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney make their way across the country on their first headlining tour they’re showing fans just what their brand of country is all about.
The wait for new music from Zac Brown Band is officially over. The Grammy winning group released the debut single off their fourth LP this morning. Entitled “Homegrown” the track speaks to the beauties of living a slow paced life in some small southern hometown. Brown sings of having everything that you need and not wanting a thing that you don’t, a sentiment that many of us should adapt as we move forward in 2015. For the Zac Brown Band it’s always been about doing things the right way, which is heard in their songs. They’re not your typical country act. You won’t find them singing of partying in the sticks, or drinking beer in the back of a truck bed. Instead, they’ve created a brand of country for the average folk as heard here on “Homegrown.” “Feels so good to be taking it easy, how could I ever leave,” sings Brown as he exits the first verse and moves into the catchy chorus.
Carrie Underwood released her first Greatest Hits album yesterday. The 23 song compilation features her biggest hits plus recently Grammy nominated “Something in the Water,” however it’s the other new track that has us buzzing. “Little Toy Guns” is nearly part two to “Blown Away,” except that it’s better – more relatable. Instead of wishing for it all to go away, Underwood has changed her tune. This time she wishes words were “little toy guns.”