First Country is a compilation of the best new country songs, videos and albums released this week.
Dierks Bentley, “Gold”
Dierks Bentley returns with a jam op vibe on his latest release, and his raucous tone lends grit to songs that find sunshine even in the midst of life’s darkest storms, or as Bentley sings, “It’s Not an Easy Ride It’s a winding road / Yes, it may be gravel but it feels like gold.” Bentley produced Ross Copperman, Luke Dick and Ashley Gorley with Bentley, John Randall, Copperman and F. Reed Shippen “Gold” is also the first release from Bentley’s upcoming 10th studio album.
Chris Shiflett, “Long Long Years”
Longtime Foo Fighters member Chris Shifflett continued to add to his stellar list of original, alt-country solo songs with this endlessly sung-worthy track, introduced by a sparse-yet blazing drum line. The track was produced by Vance Powell, and recorded during a trip to Nashville. “It’s been a long, long year, hasn’t it,” Shiflett sings in the chorus, as the track simmers with relief and hope. The song also featured musicians including The Raconteurs Jack Lawrence, as well as vocals from Ace Mandolin and Sierra Hull.
Shania Twain, “Not Just a Girl”
Twain, nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, returns to her pantheon of girl power anthems on her latest release, using the best of Joe Twain with an uptempo, pop-powered track and a staccato vocal Does the lower register. Twain co-wrote the song with Wayne Hector and Mark Ralph.
Wade Sapp feat. Colter Wall, “The Boys We Were”
On this highly personal track from newcomer Sapp’s debut album, the powerful lyrics chronicle lingering nightmares that relive the night Sapp’s brother went to prison. “Like a snake, life bends and shakes and fate isn’t always kind / When your mouth is filled with deadly fangs and your mind is poisoned,” he sings. Sonically, the song’s train-like rhythm brings back classic ’60s country sounds, while he welcomes Colter Wall’s arresting baritone to give the track more gravity. The song is featured on Sapp’s debut album, radio check, Get out Almost every song on this 11-track album is a solo writing by Sapp.
Noah Thompson, “Stay”
this secret American Idol The winning cover songs by Carrie Underwood and Larry Fleet during a talent contest. Here, he turns this 2013 pop hit from Rihanna into a smoldering ballad that blends elements of country, rock, and R&B, and fits Thompson’s full vocals perfectly.
ONE The Duo, “Stuck in the Middle” (Video)
This mother-daughter duo seeks clarity in their romantic relationships in this pop-country track, fueled by irresistible melody, lush family harmony, and the tension of fiddle and steel guitars. The recently released video, produced by Rebecca Adler and directed by Ford Fairchild, is set at a beautiful garden party, drenched in pastel pinks and blues, as both Takeita and their daughter Pran Supreme have been together for some time. Join us for a host of fashionable friends. Sharing and chatting around a beautiful outdoor table setting.
Ingrid Andres, “Blue”
This stunning piano ballad showcases Andres’s calm intimate voice at its best, as she notes how past notions of blue—Bud Light neon signs, California swimming pools, Colorado skies—have been conveyed to her love. Looking in the eyes has been changed. , Andres co-wrote the song with Sam Ellis, Shane McAnally and Derrick Southerland, and produced the song with Ellis. “Blue” is from Andres’ upcoming album, good personWhich is releasing on 26 August.
Chase Rice, “Key West and Colorado”
A long journey serves as a perfect vehicle for a man who wants to leave behind the last remnants of heartbreak, as he traverses not only physical miles, but also emotional ones. “Somewhere between that sand and snow/Salt in the air and Salt on the road, I finally let it go,” he sings, offering his most earnest vocal delivery on the track he wrote with Brian Kelly, Corey Crowder. , Blake Pendergrass, John Byrne and Hunter Phelps.
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