In ‘Bleeding Out,’ Zach Williams of the Lone Bellow sings with an urgency nearly unmatched in country music. Strip away an arrangement that builds to anthemic levels and you’re still left with an unforgettably passionate performance.
Ronnie Dunn has taken to sampling new songs in progress for his fans, and from the sound of it, his latest one is a potential hit in the making.
Cassadee Pope didn’t rush to release her debut single ‘Wasting All These Tears’ as so many reality show winners do. It’s been six months since she won Season 3 of ‘The Voice,’ and the singer seems to have made the most of the time, as the track is a polished and unique semi-country arrangement.
‘Whatever She’s Got’ represents a new sound — and new look — for David Nail . The ‘Let It Rain’ singer previously relied on a strong voice and bittersweet lyrics to work songs up the charts. The new track is pop-friendly and not nearly as deep.
They say specificity is the soul of narrative, which would mean Kree Harrison ‘s first post-’Idol’ single ‘All Cried Out’ lacks soul, or narrative. The ballad is a showcase for her vocal range and power, but it’s never made clear why the Texan is so bummed.
Dakota Bradley’s debut single ‘Somethin’ Like Somethin” is a mostly charming pop-country love song that showcases the 18-year-old’s spunky personality. He doesn’t run from his Bieber-ness. Instead, he adds just enough steel guitar to keep him on the right side of the radio.
Kellie Pickler delivers an inspired performance with a new single called ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight.’ The song — originally recorded by Kenny Rogers — is a soaring ballad that touches a range of emotions. Few will find nothing relatable on the singer’s first release from an upcoming album.
Perhaps it should be no surprise that after five months spent judging ‘American Idol,’ Keith Urban has delivered his most pop-friendly single to date in ‘Little Bit of Everything.’ The talented singer and guitarist uses tricks in production that a less established singer would be skewered for. The result is a delightful summer jam that’s short on nutritional content.
Meet the new Lauren Alaina . With just a few weeks of her senior year of high school remaining, the singer introduces a grown-up new look, grown-up style and grown-up attitude with her latest single, ‘Barefoot and Buckwild.’ It’s especially difficult to find songs that fit when you’re short on life experience, so the one-time ‘ American Idol ‘ runner-up wrote her own …
Keith Urban premiered a 23-second snippet of some much-anticipated new music — a brand new single, which will be serviced to country radio on Monday, May 13. It’s a short tease, Urban fanatics will find it good enough to tide them over for the time being.