A round up of new Country Music released this week
Colter Wall Releases Brand New LP Little Songs
Beloved Western Canadian songwriter Colter Wall released his new LP, Little Songs, today via his longtime label home La Honda Records in a new joint venture with RCA Records. Blending wit and jest with more serious topics—depression and hardships surrounding Wall’s rural community are common threads throughout Little Songs—Wall puts on a masterclass of making music that gives those who need it a chance to smile. The album’s title track lays the overarching theme out, clear as day: “You got to fill the big empty with little songs.”
Fans can now stream or purchase Little Songs in its entirety at this link
Milwaukee-Based Folk-Rockers Listening Party Announce New LP, Been A Long Time Comin’, Out August 25th
After years of cutting their teeth on many a midwest stage, Wisconsin-based folk-rock duo Listening Party—Jacob Wood and Weston Mueller—found themselves staring down a pandemic, down a band member, and contemplating whether to keep on track or give it up altogether. Fortunately for the group’s rabid and quickly growing fanbase, Wood’s and Mueller’s passion won out and the pair entered the recording studio with a catalog full of new stories to tell.
Fans can hear “Same Ol’ Problems” right now at this link
MJ Lenderman Signs To Anti- And Shares New Single “Rudolph”
“Rudolph” marks Lenderman’s first new music following the release of his breakthrough 2022 LP, Boat Songs, which was released to a wealth of praise and deemed one of the year’s best records by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Paste and many others. Lenderman comments, “‘Rudolph’ was the first song I wrote after the release of Boat Songs.
Watch video for “Rudolph” here
Bluegrass Legend Colin Gordon-Farleigh re-releases single “Second Chances”
Colin says “It was written by Sandy Smolen (pronounced as Pollen), a friend of mine in Nashville, and is the title track for my album of the same name recorded in Nashville and released in 2018.”
Listen to Second Chances here
HALF STACK release new single from forthcoming album “Sitting Pretty”
Half Stack’s work thrums with an expansive Western energy, the perfect soundtrack to a drive down a wide-open desert highway. Singer / guitarist Peter Kegler was raised by a bluegrass musician father, who taught him the music from a young age and encouraged him to get involved with bands.
Album release: November 3rd 2023. Watch/Listen to Sitting Pretty here.
Forget it – Cherokee Redmex
“Originally I tried to imagine a song that Dolly Parton would write. Something accessible that possibly many would be able to relate to. The theme is about how so many of us feel held back by self doubt at times. This song addresses moving on from this and away from the controlling individuals who often instil the negative beliefs that can adversely affect our lives. I’d written this quite a while back but shelved it. Maybe some of those very same self doubts were creeping in at the time. So there you go. Time to move on!”
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Singer songwriter John Greene presents his latest single I Wish
Americana Musician John Greene sings his own song ‘I Wish’. This latest remix is one of his favourite songs, and was written in 1998 about his father who had recently passed.
“This song is gonna be my only chance to say goodbye / And tell you that I’ll miss you so much”
The video of ‘I Wish’ can be seen here
Diamond Rio Announces New Video “The Kick” With Two New Members
Known for making timeless country music for over thirty years, Diamond Rio is thrilled to announce the release of their latest video and song, “The Kick.” The highly anticipated instrumental track not only showcases the Grammy award-winning band’s talents, but also signifies a new chapter in their distinguished career with the introduction of two new bandmates.
Listen/Watch “The Kick” here
Justin Champagne Reflects On Fatherhood In Powerful New Track “Without A Dad”
Born and raised in south Louisiana, Justin Champagne makes genre-blending music rooted in good storytelling and the swampy swagger of his home turf.
His brand new song, “Without a Dad” is dedicated to his son, telling him how he will work as hard as he can to prevent him from growing up the way he did. Justin’s dad passed away when Justin was a kid and he’s promised Liam (his son) that he won’t have to endure that life.
Watch the powerful video on Youtube