Sam Hunt released his debut album today. The album entitled Montevallo, features ten songs including the four previously released on his debut EP X2C and the previously released single “Raised On It.” It’s an album true to who Sam is. He’s always stated that despite growing up in the Georgia, it wasn’t the country lifestyle that influenced him. Instead it was sports¹ and a blend of hip-hop, pop, and R&B. Those influences come out in full force on Montevallo.
Eric Church brought his Outsiders World Tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena last night. The show which featured Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam as opening acts offered a fun night of great country music.
Justin Moore released a third single entitled “This Kind of Town” off of Off the Beaten Path to radio today. The song follows his cover of “Home Sweet Home” which failed to crack the top 25. However, Moore is a perfect two for two with his first two singles on the album as both have reached the peak position on the charts. “This Kind of Town” has a different sound. It’s far less party and far more slow drive down a backroad. Hometowns are at the center as Moore sings of all the things we have to be thankful for. “In this kind of town people stay together, nobody leaves unless they leave forever,” sings Moore as the song opens and again numerous times in the chorus. Overall, it has a song message, one similar to “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” a song that went number one. It’s somber, yet not too somber that people won’t want to listen. When it’s all said and done Justin Moore should be looking at his third top 15 hit with “This Kind of Town” and that’s something he can rest his hat on.
The wait for Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album is finally over. The wildly popular duo released their sophomore album entitled Anything Goes today. Packed with twelve hits, the album is everything we could have asked for and more. Whether the duo is kicking off a party with title track “Anything Goes” or sneaking off with their girl and “Bumpin the Night” FGL certainly hasn’t disappointed.