Friday means new music and this week CMT is showcasing new songs from Jake Owen, Hailey Whitters, Walker Montgomery and Jessica Willis Fisher along with many extra together with Jon Pardi, Brandon Lay and George Birge in The Roundup playlist.
Jake Owen, “Fishin’ on a River”: Don’t let the title idiot you – this tune isn’t about fishing. “Fishin’ on a River” is a mid-tempo heartbreak tune that reminds nation music followers Owen possesses one of many style’s most distinct, genuine voices and a higher understanding of the way to use phrase play, melody, tempo and dynamics to inform a narrative than lots of nation radio’s new mainstays.
Written by Drew Parker, David Fanning and Cole Taylor, lyrics embody: My good rods and a greater day lined up|I used to be able to go|And it turned out she was too|So now I’m sitting in a bar as an alternative of fishing on a river.
Jessica Willis Fisher, “Gone”: Fisher is an adept fiddle participant with an angelic voice and iron will, all of which she artfully showcases in her new tune “Gone.”
“Gone,” from her upcoming debut solo album “Model New Day,” was written after Fisher was informed she wasn’t adequate to succeed as an artist within the music enterprise.
“I can see now I used to be promising myself that I’d rise up and survive, that I’d discover a strategy to make music and make a life alone phrases at some point,” she stated. “After I sing the tune now, I do know I’ve stored that promise, and it’s encouraging and highly effective. Every time I face challenges now, I can replicate on simply how far I’ve come.”
Hailey Whitters, “The Neon” – Hailey Whitters exploded onto the scene together with her 2019 smash hit, “Ten 12 months City,” an anthem that acknowledges the tough actuality of climbing the ranks within the music trade. Whereas the message hit dwelling for a lot of, it was her witty storytelling and charming nation twang that rapidly cultivated the profession of her desires. Since her arrival, the budding songstress has paved her personal path inside music metropolis by merely staying in contact together with her Midwest roots and testing her private musical boundaries.
Whitter’s most up-to-date launch, “The Neon” exemplifies her progress as a vocalist, because it showcases her spectacular broad vocal vary and daring method to songwriting. The breakup ballad penned alongside Rodney Clawson and Lori McKenna effortlessly delivers a heart-wrenching narrative a few lady struggling to select up the items of her damaged relationship beneath “The Neon” lights of a sticky bar.
“It was our first time writing collectively, and Lori introduced within the title. I feel the subsequent line that got here out of the room that day was ‘right here comes the unhappy half’, and we immediately knew it was this ‘tear in my beer’ kind lyric,” she beforehand defined in an announcement. “I like attending to faucet into this tune emotionally each time I sing it. Every time I’m feelin’ blue, there’s no damaged coronary heart a barstool and a chilly beer (or shot of tequila) can’t repair.”
The best way she intertwined conventional nation instrumentals with trendy musical components – makes the heartbreak anthem “The Neon” arena-ready. The thrill-worthy hit serves because the second single from her extremely anticipated third album, “RAISED” set to drop on March 18.
– Tiffany Goldstein
Walker Montgomery, “Blue Eyed Blue Jean Gone” – Simply weeks away from releasing his six-track EP, “Rust” – Montgomery blessed followers with “Blue Eyed Blue Jean Gone.” The high-energy tune serves as a teaser and offers followers a sign of what to anticipate from his extremely anticipated venture.
The 22-year-old artist has hit the jackpot with the free-spirit anthem. His contagious southern sound paired completely with the beat-driven melody is destined for achievement and can immediately show that he’s a rustic music mainstay. The love-centric lyrics penned by Jameson Rodgers, Ben Hayslip, and Jessi Alexander additionally give off hometown vibes – which can encourage any listener to show up the quantity, roll down the home windows, and hit the again roads with their vital different.
– Tiffany Goldstein
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