Two weeks into a new year, it’s time to introduce your ears and your heart to some new tunes. Maybe even some new artists? Trust me, these songs are more than worth your 27 minutes of combined play time.
7 Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now:
1. “Late To the Party” // Kacey Musgraves
If you have always thought Kacey was a little too rebellious or left-wing for your tastes, check out what is probably her most personal tune– “Late To The Party.” It’s a relatable track that’s all about being with the one you love. An added bonus? Those lovely background vocals and harmonies are being sung by the guy she is actually singing about, her band leader, Misa Arriaga.
2. “Record Year” // Eric Church
On an album full of sure-fire, can’t be missed hits, “Record Year” stands out from the crowd.
3. “Peter Pan” // Kelsea Ballerini
Rumor has it that this could be Ballerini‘s next single and if it is, country radio is going to meet a totally different side to the outgoing superstar in the making. “Peter Pan” is one of the smartest songs I’ve ever heard.
4. “Running For You” // Kip Moore
Can a song be super dark and totally hopeful at the same time? “Running For You,” says it’s totally possible.
5. “Suitcase” // Steve Moakler
Moakler is one of the writers behind Dierks Bentley’s “Riser.” His debut single is good. This is it.
6. “Daddy’s Money” // Brooke Eden
Eden is a fierce mix of Carrie Underwood’s vocals and Miranda Lambert’s attitude. “Daddy’s Money” isn’t a song about being born with a silver spoon, but the exact opposite.
7. “Country Ain’t Never Been Pretty” // Cam
If you listen closely to Cam on this one you might think you’re listening to Loretta Lynn back in the day.
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