January 2024 – New Music Roundup


Country music fans, rejoice! The new year is bringing us some amazing new albums and songs from some of the genre’s finest artists. Whether you’re looking for some traditional twang, some modern pop-country, or something in between, there’s something for everyone in the 2024 country music scene. Here are some of the highlights of the new country music releases that you don’t want to miss.

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In a world filled with cookie-cutter music and formulaic lyrics, Eleyet McConnell stands out as a refreshing, genre-defying force. Comprising two distinct talents and creative minds, this dynamic duo is rewriting the rules of music expression with their unique fusion of raw emotion, introspection, and unapologetic originality. And now, they are back with their highly-anticipated new single, “Surrender,” the second release from their debut album, “Crazy World.”

“Surrender” is a powerful and emotionally charged track, written by lead singer Angie McConnell, Rick Schutte and JD Harris. Drawing upon her own personal experiences and struggles, Angie delivers a moving and honest performance that will resonate with listeners of all backgrounds. The track’s message of turning to faith and finding strength in surrender is both relatable and inspirational, making it a standout on their debut album.

Listen to “Surrender” on Spotify

Australian Born Artist and Co-Founding Member of Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Makes Solo Debut Stateside with “Overthinking”

Now based in Nashville, Amy holds the distinction of being the most-played Australian female artist on country radio between 2022 and 2023.

Amy shares about the single, saying: “‘Overthinking’ is my biggest and boldest single to date; it’s country but with a big serve of pop-rock swirled in the mix. I continue to be inspired by my musical heroes – The Chicks, Taylor, Shania, and Maren Morris, and I wanted to write a song that was equal parts heartbreak and belt out in the car with your friends.”

An official music video for “Overthinking” is available here

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New Album Grow by Emma Jane

Glasgow based Americana singer/songwriter Emma Jane has been writing songs since the age of seven and performing since late 2005. She has been described as having one of the most distinctive, rich, bluesy voices you’ll hear this side of Nashville, a songwriter with the capability to move the hardest of souls.

Emma has a new album Grow out Now which is a collection of songs that have real personal meaning and connection. The majority of the songs on this long player have grown from personal experiences and emotions or the experiences of those around her.

Listen via www.emmajaneofficial.com

Like My Whiskey from Rising Country Star Jessie G

Co-written by the talented duo Jessica Goergen and Matthew Hundley, ‘Like My Whiskey‘ is a song that encapsulates the essence of country music with its themes of strength, resilience, and the complexities of love and relationships. The song cleverly uses whiskey as a metaphor, brilliantly conveyed in the chorus, ‘I like my men like I Like my whiskey, A shot of him and I’m feeling frisky,’ which sets a tone that’s both playful and poignant.

“Like My Whiskey” follows Jessie G.’s self-titled EP, released in 2019 to critical acclaim, and fan-favorite singles including “Timeless” and “You Lit a Fire.” After wrapping a national tour in 2023 that saw Jessie traversing the country and hitting classic country music venues, the new year will see the singer releasing her next album.
For more information on Jessie G., visit jessiegmusic.com.

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“Set In Stone” Acoustic Album by Ewelina Borkowska

Ewelina Borkowska, the acclaimed Polish singer-songwriter, commemorates the second anniversary of their debut album “Set In Stone” with the release of a special acoustic edition, “Set In Stone Acoustic,”. The album explores themes of self-belief and self-love, reflecting the artist’s own transformative experience in the music industry.
The album is a testament to Ewelina’s resilience and dedication to their musical path. It narrates her personal journey from a timid sparrow to a songbird soaring freely.
“I started working harder than I have ever done before so I could improve. I learnt to believe in myself, no matter what others said. I learnt to love myself and embrace my progress,” says Ewelina. “I realised that the only person I should compare myself to is the person I was yesterday.”

Watch the video on YouTube and follow on Facebook.

Earl Jam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs

When banjo extraordinaire Tony Trischka opened his mail one afternoon during the height of the Covid lockdown, he certainly wasn’t expecting to get a visit from his old pal, the late great Earl Scruggs. Of course, it wasn’t Earl at the door, but a mysterious thumb drive full of rare recordings of Scruggs jamming with John Hartford, mostly taken from private gatherings at Earl’s house during the 80s and 90s.

Naturally, Trischka couldn’t wait to get his friends and colleagues together to flesh out this new material in the studio, and it wasn’t long before Earl Jam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs—a brand-new album to be released late spring via Down The Road—came to be.

Fans can stream or purchase “Brown’s Ferry Blues” here and pre-order or pre-save Earl Jam ahead of its late spring release on Down The Road right here.

 Earl Jam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs
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