Recently released country albums to add to your playlist
Country music, regardless of its release date, has that timeless quality that makes it endearing to fans everywhere. With simple accompaniments and the generally soothing voice of its performers, it’s no wonder people can’t help but listen to it.
If you’re looking for the latest country albums to spice up your playlist, here are a few projects you might want to get your hands on.
Ronnie Dunn’s fourth solo studio album features 24 covers that explain why the country artist called it his passion project. It was released earlier this year under his Little Will-E Records label.
Relax with classics such as Terry Stafford’s 1973 “Amarillo by Morning”, Johnny Rodriguez’s “That’s the Way Love Goes”, Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, country rock band Pure Prairie League’s “Amie” And much more.
For music fans looking for a more experimental approach to country music, Brandy Clark’s third studio album “Your Life is a Record” is a perfect addition to your playlist. Praised for the country rockstar’s songwriting versatility, Clark and music producer Jay Joyce deliberately eschewed the conventional country sound.
Besides the tough take on country music, Brandy Clark also features the contribution of other country music stars, including Shane McAnally, Troy Verges, Jonathan Singleton, and Luke Laird.
Sam Hunt continues his successful 2014 debut “Montevallo” with the second studio album “Southside”. The twelve-track album features songs co-written with country stars John Thompson, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Josh Osbourne, Jerry Flowers, and more.
The long six-year wait is well worth it for fans, as “Southside” spawned country hits such as “Kinfolks”, “Body Like a Back Road”, “Downtown’s Road”. The works of Sam Hunt are essential for all country music. lovers.
Ashley McBryde returns with her second major-label album, “Never Will,” and her fourth overall. She first released “One Night Standards” in August 2019, followed by “Martha Divine” and “Hang in There Girl”.
The eleven songs on “Never Will” are perfect for lazy afternoons at home or long evenings in the car. Fans gave the album rave reviews, especially “Hang In There Girl” and “One Night Standards”.
Another treat from a rising country singer, Ingrid Andress’ debut ‘Lady Like’ is backed by lead hit single ‘More Hearts Than Mine’, which was last year’s highest charting single. Country Airplay by a new female artist last year.
With a ripe country-pop sound with a heartfelt lyricity reminiscent of Taylor Swift, Ingrid Andress is definitely proving to be a country singer-songwriter to watch. “Lady Like” cracked the Billboard 200 and landed in the top ten for best country albums.
The ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ artist is back with his self-titled third album ‘Kelsea’. Hear Kelsea Ballerini deliver the thirteen-track project, all of which she co-wrote or wrote herself. It features guest artists Halsey, who collaborated with her on the intriguing track “The Other Girl,” while Kenny Chesney provides harmony vocals for “Half of My Hometown.”
“Kelsea” also contains the single “Homecoming Queen?” was released in September 2019 and performed at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards two months later.
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