Country newcomer Kelsea Ballerini released her debut self-titled EP last week on Black River Entertainment. The five song sample includes her rising hit “Love Me Like You Mean It” and a number of other teenage friendly songs. The EP serves as a strong coming out party for an artist that some have gone as far to call the next Taylor Swift.
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.”
Fans of Cole Swindell were treated to a nice little pre holiday treat today with the release of his new EP Down Home Sessions. Five previously unreleased tracks make up the EP and give fans a taste of what’s to come from Swindell in the future. Highlighted by “Ready” and “The Way You’re Lovin’ Me Now,” Swindell is able to show his progression as an artist in just five songs.
Dierks Bentley brought his Riser Tour to Mohegan Sun last night and gave the sold-out crowd a performance to talk about with some help from his buddies Eric Paslay and Randy Houser. It was Paslay who set the tone, opening the show with seven of his most successful songs. An under the weather Randy Houser was next to the stage, who didn’t let his health get in the way of his typical country rock performance. And Dierks bentley closed the show, giving the crowd everything he had as he navigated his way through a hit heavy setlist.
Maddie & Tae released their debut self-titled EP today. It’s a four track record that showcases the girls tremendous potential, while ensuring they don’t step too far out of their comfort zone. In just four songs the duo shows they’re ability to sing both up and down tempos songs, something that’s crucial for the success of female artists.