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Post Malone Teases Collab With Luke Combs!

Posty is going all in on his Country Music career!

First off, he was definitely giving that Country sound during his performance of “America the Beautiful” prior to the Superbowl last week.  And now he’s teasing a collab with Country superstar Luke Combs!

And you know what? It’s sounds like it will be pretty good:

 

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Not too shabby, right?

I can’t wait for the full song to drop. I’m sure it won’t be long since he’s teasing it.

Honestly, I’m not mad at about artists in other genres trying their hand in Country music.  I wish people could be more open-minded about it. Country isn’t just about beer, trucks, heartbreak, and tan legs in cutoff jeans… ok that’s a lot of it, sure. But it’s a story. It’s genuine emotion and a lifestyle… three chords and the truth and all that.  You don’t have to be a redneck from the hills of Kentucky to get it right. And what if someone wants that lifestyle later on?  If they choose the country over the city like my parents did in 1992? Is that not ok?

Keep an open mind, kiddos.

Anyhow, I’m looking forward to “Country Posty”.

If nothing else, he may bring a whole new fanbase to the genre, and that’s not a bad thing.

 

Lainey Wilson “Country’s Cool Again”

Lainey Wilson is on FIRE and there ain’t no hosing that girl down.

Fresh off of winning her first Grammy, Lainey just dropped a new song called “Country’s Cool Again”, and it’s catchy, Country perfection!


Lainey can’t miss right now, and I loved that song as soon as I hit play.  It’s fun, autobiographical, and factual… Country IS cool again. In fact, I don’t think it’s ever been hotter, except in the early 90’s when Garth Brooks was setting the world on fire. Country music is HUGE right now, and being a “country girl” myself,  growing up on the genre, and working in Country Radio, I couldn’t be happier. And I am so proud that we have amazing artists like Lainey on the forefront.

Lainey is hitting the road this year, and she’s hella good live. Get info and dates at http://laineywilson.com

Speaking of live music, here’s Lainey debuting “Country’s Cool Again” at Red Rocks last Fall:

Hot Damn, Ya’ll!

Beyonce Goes Country!

In case you missed it with all of the excitement of the Super Bowl last night, Beyonce announced her Country album- yes, a Beyonce Country album- due out March 29th.

It’s Part 2 of her “Renaissance” project, which started back in 2022 with her dance album.

Queen Bey released two songs off of the project, and you know what?

I’m kind of digging it.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” is definitely my favorite of the two:


This has been in my head all day since I heard it his morning, and yeah, I think it’s a hit. Will it end up on Country Radio?

Hmmmm… that’s a tough one.  We’ll see.

I personally love it, but it seems like I have more of an open mind when it comes to music than a lot of traditional Country fans.

I think that it’s a really cool, unique song, and I would like to see it go somewhere. Again, we’ll see.

 

Here’s her other single “16 Carriages”:

Personally, I like “Texas Hold ‘Em” Better. But, still, solid effort from Beyonce, and honestly, I’m looking forward to hearing her Counry album “Act II” out March 29th.

 

Yeah, totally did not have this on my 2024 Bingo Card.

Kacey Musgraves “Deeper Well”

I’ve been waiting on this for a minute.

Kacey Musgraves- one of my favorites- just put out a new song, and it’s soooo good.

It’s called “Deeper Well” and it just dropped an hour ago.

It’s pretty, haunting, and is basically an update on Kacey’s life lately.

Apparently, she doesn’t wake and bake anymore. That’s probably a good call.

Ok, the video, as per usual with Kacey is a bit acid-trippy, but I really like the song, and the fact that she is returning to her Country roots (Yay!).

What I find interesting is that Country legend Emmylou Harris also has a song called “Deeper Well”, and I’ve always felt like Kacey is a modern-day EmmyLou.  Am I wrong here?

Kacey also announced her new album by the same name (“Deeper Well”) and it will be out March 15th, so we don’t have to wait long!

More info on the album and what’s going on in Kacey’s world at http://kaceymusgraves.com

Gabby Barrett Feat. Luke Combs “Dance Like No ones Watching”

Country singer Gabby Barrett released her new album “Chapter & Verse” yesterday, and after hearing songs off of it like her latest single “Glory Days” and “You’re My Texas”, I was really looking forward to hearing her latest effort.

I’m definitely NOT dissapointed in the least!

She’s worked with so many great artists on this album, including Luke Combs who wrote “Dance Like No Ones Watching” and even gave his voice to the project:


Welp. My heart just melted.

You’re going to hear that song at ALL the weddings this year.

How amazing is Gabby’s voice on that song? And I love that she’s staying true to herself as an artist. She says that her music reflects her life, as a wife, mother, and Christian, and I love that.

Family values, people. It’s a good thing.

Gabby’s “Chapter & Verse” is out now, and is worth adding to your 2024 playlist.

More info and tour dates at https://www.gabbybarrett.com/

Keith Urban “Straight Line”

It’s been a couple years since we’ve had new music from Keith Urban, and that all changed this morning.

Keith just dropped his first new song in 2 years called “Straight Line”, and it’s going to be the perfect Spring/Summer jam this year.

Yeah, that’s super catchy.  High energy, feel-good, fast paced, with some good guitar action near the end… I’m sure this will be another big hit for Keith!

I can totally see myself driving down the road jamming out to this one. It’s an instant mood lifter,

It almost sounds like it’s got cross-over potential for Adult Contemporary radio as well.  Look, there’s nothing wrong with genre-crossing. I have a lot of listeners that complain, but I feel that music doesn’t always have to be categorized. If it’s good, it’s good. Who cares?

Plus, anytime a Country artist crosses over, that just brings more attention to the Country genre, which is never a bad thing.

And yes, Keith has a new album in the works.

I’ll keep ya posted!

Morgan Wallen “Spin You Around” 1/24

Morgan Wallen is at the top of his game.

It seems all the controversy from the past few years has only served to propel his to the top- not just of the Country music charts, but the all-genre charts as well. In fact, Morgan Wallen had not only the #1 overall song of 2023 with “Last Night”, he also had the #1 album with “One Thing at a Time”. Again, this is across ALL the genres, not just Country. Not even Taylor Swift could pull that off this past year.

So, of course, some shady people that Morgan used to work with before he hit it big are going to try to capitilize on that.

Here’s what happened, according to Morgan himself:

Yeah, pretty damn shady, but not suprising, sadly.

So, Morgan pulled a Taylor Swift and re-recorded the fan-favorite “Spin You Around” this week:

Again, the song was written a decade ago, when Morgan was just starting out. It’s not terrible, but you can tell  Morgan has definitely grown as a writer since he put out this song. That being said, I’m sure this song will still be streamed like crazy, because, Morgan Wallen.

Oh, and here he is performing it live in 2015:

The hair is just… no.
Also, Morgan said he is hitting the studio next month to begin working on his next project.

Like it or not, Morgan ain’t going anywhere, and I’m totally ok with that.

I remember meeting him and HARDY a few years back at CRS (Country Radio Seminar) in Nashville at the bar at the OMNI hotel. It was right before they hit it big, and they were drunk as hell and just having a good time with their matching mullets. It’s fun to see how far they’ve come since that night in 2019.

That was only 5 years ago. Dang.

Check out the latest tour dates and info for Morgan at http://morganwallen.com

Miranda Lambert Covering Merle Haggard

Ya’ll know I love me some Miranda Lambert, so naturally I get excited over every little thing she puts out musically. Lately she’s been posting acoustic porch sessions of her covering Merle Haggard, and they’re perfection.

Her latest is a cover of “My Own Kind of Hat”.

Enjoy.

 

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Videos like that show why Miranda is a legend already. Her voice and style is absolute Country perfection.

Hopefully she’ll give us some new music this year? I know she’s been writing with Ashley Monroe and Wade Bowen… so you know whatever comes of those session is going to be killer.

Stay tuned!

Cody Johnson “The Painter” Music Video

One of my favorite songs of the past year is Cody Johnson’s “The Painter”, and he just released the music video to it, and it’s basically the love story between he and his wife Brandi, to whom he has been married to for fourteen years.

Of course, the video makes sense, as Brandi is who inspired the beautifully written love song.

Way to up the game for all the guys, Cody!

Ad in case you missed it, here’s Cody’s tribute to his wife at the CMA Awards last November:

I still get choked up watching this.

Check out Cody’s latest double album “Leather” out now, and his 2024 tour dates at http://codyjohnson.com

Megan Moroney “No Caller ID”

Megan Moroney is one of my favorite new artists on the Country scene. She’s got a unique, smoky voice that you don’t hear on the radio these days, as well as mad songwriting skills and smokeshow looks to complete the total package.

She burst onto the airwaves last year with her #1 debut single “Tennessee Orange” and she shows no signs of being a one-hit wonder.

Megan just released a new song yesterday, and it’s another great one- something ALL women (and guysm too, I’m sure) can releate to, as we all have been there.

It’s called “No Caller ID” and it’s really, really good.

I just love how the song flows, and the lyrics are spot on, as again, most of us have been there a time or two. Or three. Whatever.

If you haven’t checked out Megan’s highly lauded debut album “Lucky”, you need to get on that now. You won’t be dissapointed.

Also, Megan is hitting the road this Summer with Kenny Chesney on his stadium tour, which will only raise her profile more.

Get more info and tour dates at http://MeganMoroney.com