Newcomer Brinley Addington released his brand new EP, Songs From a Bar, on Friday (April 20) and he’s exclusively sharing with One Country, a behind-the-scenes look at his creative process.
“Recording this EP is the most fun I’ve ever had in the studio,” Brinley tells One Country. “I feel like my producer (Aaron Eshuis) and I came in with such a clear vision for the kind of record we wanted to make that it kind of freed us up to enjoy the process more and just have fun with it. I think that comes through in the songs and I hope people have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.”
The five track EP, with a sound staying true to 90s country, contains his latest single, “No Thanks.” Brinley, who hails from Kingsport, Tenn., grew up being influences by such 90s acts as, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and George Strait.
“We knew immediately that we wanted it to be fun and we wanted it to be country. And we wanted it to be like 90s country,” Brinley said. “That’s my favorite kind of music. I like all kinds of stuff, but 90s country is my absolute favorite—my favorite to sing, my favorite to listen to. It was just such a powerful point in my life.”
Brinley has been making a name for himself in country music by opening for some of country’s hottest acts, including Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett and more. The singer-songwriter also penned Tyler Farr’s single, “I Should Go To Church Sometime.”
Songs From a Bar, is available now. Check out Brinley as he takes us behind the scenes of his new EP.
Songs From A Bar Track Listing
1. “Those Kinds of Songs”
2. “No Thanks”
3. “Better on a Barstool”
4. “Another Heartache”
5. “If It Don’t Have a Honky Tonk”