Tyler Farr is somewhat of an outlier in country music. His gravelly voice wouldn’t suggest it, but the Missouri native is a classically trained opera singer who spent his senior year of high school singing tenor in Missouri’s All-State chorus. His first single, “Hot Mess,” had virtually no success despite being cowritten by Rhett Akins, while “Redneck Crazy” was almost universally disliked by critics before becoming his breakout hit. All in all it has been an unlikely rise for Farr who today released his sophomore album, Suffer in Peace.
It’s spring break for some colleges this week and even more kids will venture down south next week. We learned in mid-January that 2015 would be the last time Luke Bryan headed down with thousands of college co-eds. After spending six years performing – partying – in Panama City, Bryan decided 2015 would be a good time to call it quits.
We knew going into last night’s Anything Goes Tour stop in Manchester, NH that it was going to be a hell of a night. After snowy weather in Nashville postponed the show from last Wednesday to last night, it was clear just from the walk into the arena how excited the fans were to watch their favorite artists perform. A lineup that featured three of the hottest young stars in country music and the singers of the two most recent number one radio singles offered a night fun of singing, dancing, and screaming.
Country’s hottest duo scored another number one this week. Their second radio single, “Sun Daze,” off their sophomore album Anything Goes reached the top spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts. It’s a track that continues to push the boundaries of pop country and one that’s received mixed reviews. Some are hesitant to praise a song that seems to revolve solely around getting high and drinking beers, while others continue to push FGL as the future of country. Whatever your take, there’s no denying their success.
Kristy Lee Cook wasn’t loving the lack of true cowboys and cowgirls in today’s country music. So she decided to do something about it. Her most recent single, “Lookin’ for a Cowgirl” and is exactly that. A track that Rolling Stone Country said,” [Paints] a picture of a woman who isn’t planning on laying seductively in the back of her bro-country boyfriend’s pickup truck. She’s going to drive the thing herself, full-throttle,” shows Cook’s true cowgirl side. We talked to the BBR Music Group singer about that song, what’s coming next, and her thoughts on the lack of women in today’s country music.