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Hand Annotated Lyrics: Ryan Beaver's "Dark"

Ryan Beaver’s “Dark” is one our favorite new releases this year, and we’re so excited to share an extra look into the song, which he wrote with Matt …

Hand Annotated Lyrics: Haley & Michaels "One More Night to Break"

Earlier this month, Haley & Michaels released “One More Night to Break” as the second single off of their self-titled debut EP. Their annotated …

Hand-Annotated Lyrics: Lacy Cavalier's "Put You Down"

<b>Hand-Annotated Lyrics: Lacy Cavalier’s “Put You Down”</b><p>Lacy Cavalier recently released her slow-burning jam “Put You Down” to iTunes and Spotify, and …

Annotated Lyrics: Olivia Lane - "Make My Own Sunshine"

Texas native Olivia Lane is gearing up to release a 16-song acoustic EP, <i>Hearts Unlocked.</i> Leading up to the project’s October 9th release date, Olivia …

Jillian Jacqueline ft. Vince Gill "Overdue" : Hand Annotated Lyrics

Jillian Jacqueline is one of our favorite rising artists, and we’re incredibly excited to share her hand-annotated lyrics to the vocally gorgeous and …

Brent Cobb’s Debut Artfully Showcases Layered Lyrics and Organic Country Themes

Brent Cobb has long been part of the Nashville songwriting scene, but today marks the release of his exquisite debut solo album. Produced by Dave …

March Must-Listens

<b>Natalie: “Makin’ Me Say” by Brett Young</b><p>I literally cannot. stop. playing. this track off of Young’s debut self-titled LP. It’s hooky and bouncy, from …

Must-Listens for December

<b>Lydia: “Love in a Bar” by Ryan Hurd</b><p>I recently stumbled across the YouTube videos “Ryan Hurd: Volume 1 & 2” in which the tag line reads, “What’s the …

Must-Listens for October

<b>Lydia: “Perfect Time” by James Dupré</b><p>James Dupré’s “Perfect Time” embodies a seemingly perfect but short-lived relationship, lyrically capturing a …

Must Listens for September

<b>Lydia: “Song For Another Time” by Old Dominion</b><p>We’ve all been there… a song comes on the radio and instantly sparks a memory of another time and …

Must-Listens for February

New year, new music! Check out our February favorites, including Brett Young, Jennifer Nettles, and more.<p><b>Christina: Whitey Morgan & The …

Must-Listens for April

<b>Lydia: “Mercy” by Brett Young</b><p>Brett Young’s “Mercy” is hauntingly beautiful. Co-written with Sean McConnell, the song is stripped down to a piano and …

Must-Listens for July

Check out our July favorites, from a tried-and-true Patty Griffin tune to rising star Carly Pearce’s latest release and a new one from “Hurricane” …

Three Must-Listens from 'Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams'

Some of country’s biggest stars came together to produce an album covering one of the genre’s all-time bests, Don Williams. While you should honestly …

Must-Listens for May

May’s picks include both new and past releases from veteran artists and newcomers alike. Check them out below:<p><b>Natalie: “Shine On Me” by Dan …

Must Listens for July

<b>Annie: Playing With Fire by Jennifer Nettles</b><p>I’m not sure how this album escaped my radar but I’m kicking myself for letting it. Aside from “Unlove …

Must Listens for June

<b>Christina: Deconstructed Studio Sessions by Ryan Kinder</b><p>Released earlier this spring, Ryan Kinder who has been a favorite artist of mine for a few …

Must Listens for August

<b>Markus: Fighter by David Nail</b><p>A contender for album of the year, David Nail has delivered his finest album to date. In what is mainstream country’s …

Must Listens for November

<b>Annie: “Call Me When You Get There” by Dan Layus</b><p>The former Augustana frontman turned Tom Waits-ian on his recent solo debut album <i>Dangerous Things</i> and …

Hidden Gem: Kip Moore's "That Was Us"

If you happened to tune into Sirius XM The Highway the morning of April 6th, you may have caught Kip Moore singing his underground hit “That Was Us” …

Hidden Gem: Jason Isbell's "Elephant"

Jason Isbell is probably as close to a superstar as you’ll find in Americana, and rightfully so. He’s an absolutely stellar songwriter with the vocal …

Hidden Gem: Billy Currington's "Give It To Me Straight"

Billy Currington’s most recent album, <i>Summer Forever</i>, may have charted “Don’t It” as the singer’s latest #1, but one of the standouts on this album is …

Hidden Gem: Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams' "Heaven"

One of our favorite country artists and one of our favorite rock artists getting together to perform a personal favorite of mine, Bryan Adams’ …

Hidden Gem: Chris Young covers Eric Clapton's "Change the World"

Chris Young lends his beautiful voice to this powerful nineties hit during his live shows and it can now be found on Youtube. This 3 time Grammy …

Hidden Gem: Carrie Underwood's "Sometimes You Leave"

Carrie Underwood’s song catalogue has received some extra love this week with the release of her “Greatest Hits: Decade 1” album. While the album …

Hidden Gem: Tim McGraw's "Last Turn Home"

“Last Turn Home” can be found on Tim McGraw’s 2014 <i>Sundown Heaven Town</i> album. Written by Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris and Eric Arjes, the song’s subject …

Hidden Gem: Lydia Loveless Covers Justin Bieber's "Sorry"

Alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless released her new single “Desire” last week, accompanied by an unusual B-side track: an emotive, …

Hidden Gem: "Look At Us" By John Prine Featuring Morgane Stapleton

John Prine gave a new twist to a tried-and-true Vince Gill song, “Look At Us,” earlier this year, turning the romantic tune to an almost-duet with …

Hidden Gem: Kenny Chesney's "Where I Grew Up"

Released on Kenny Chesney’s 2010 album <i>Hemingway’s Whiskey</i>, “Where I Grew Up” ranks among the most impressive of his catalog. Written by Ashley …

Hidden Gem: Maren Morris' "I Wish I Was"

Maren Morris has had an absolutely fire 2016, capped most recently by her nomination for the 2017 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist. Though hits like …