You Really Need to Read the Lyrics of Kanye West’s “Lift Yourself” (Like, Really)

If you weren’t concerned about Kanye West’s social media presence of late and the impact it has had or will have on his career, that’s fine. I was there once too. Then, I listened to his new song, “Lift Yourself.” West released the tune on the heels of a series of tweets showing support for … Read more

Sugarland’s “Babe” Sounds Like Sugarland Singing a Taylor Swift Song, But That’s A Good Thing

If you, like many people, listened to Little Big Town’s “Better Man” upon its release 2 years and thought, this is a little Taylor Swift-ish, you weren’t wrong. I actually said it sounded a lot like the Red area, but couldn’t make sense of it because at the time, that didn’t make a ton of sense. … Read more

Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” is An Emotional Look Back at the Last Year and You’ll Like It

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Carrie Underwood last released new music in 2016 with the single, “Dirty Laundry,” from her 2015 album, Storyteller. To say new music from Underwood is a welcomed-listen would be an understatement to most fans and the superstar’s new tune, “Cry Pretty” almost serves as an apology for the delay. Prior to releasing the song, written … Read more

You Have to Hear Ryan Hurd’s Wedding Gift to Maren Morris– “Diamonds or Twine”

When a songwriter marries another songwriter, it’s only natural that at least one of them would write a song for the other as a wedding gift and that’s exactly what Ryan Hurd has done for his bride, Maren Morris. One the eve of his wedding, Hurd has released “Diamonds or Twine,” which is a sweet … Read more

Kacey Musgraves’ “High Horse” is a Literal Country Disco Tune That’ll Put You On a Groove Train

Holy crap– Kacey Musgraves literally just created an entirely new genre of music that can only be defined as Country-Disco-Goodness. “High Horse” is the third release from Kacey’s upcoming Golden Hour album and as promised, it’s different, but lyrically still very true to Kacey. Kacey told Beats1, “It was a freaking blast to do ‘High … Read more

Walker Hayes’ New Single “Craig” is the Most Encouraging, Uplifting Song You’ll Hear This Year

Walker Hayes’ path to country music stardom hasn’t been typical by any means– he had a deal, lost it, worked at Costco, got sober, started releasing songs for free, got a new deal and there’s that whole thing with the six kids (another one on the way). All of this to say, Hayes’ newest single, … Read more

Kelly Clarkson’s New Video for “I Don’t Think About You” is Her Most Empowering Yet

Kelly Clarkson has entered a new phase of her career that we’ll look back on as the DGAF phase. Online body shamers? Done. Critical record label execs? See ya. Twitter trolls? Move on. And arguably, it’s the best phase for her and her fans, as the music she’s delivered is empowering, soulful and just really, … Read more

Kacey Musgraves’ New “Space Cowboy” is the Best Sad Song You’ll Hear This Year

As promised, Kacey Musgraves has dropped two new songs off her upcoming Golden Hour album and they’re exactly like she said– different than anything she’s done before. “Space Cowboy,” is a sad breakup song that’s full of Kacey’s classic wit and wisdom, but also pangs of sadness that listeners haven’t really heard before. You look … Read more

11 Romantic Country Love Songs That Will Make Your Heart Skip

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Who doesn’t love good romantic country songs? Whether you’re looking for the perfect playlist for Valentine’s Day or you’re just a sap for good country love songs, these 11 hits have proved themselves to be some of the best country love songs of our time. Some are old and some are new, but they all … Read more

Keith Urban’s “Parallel Line” is Sweet, Sexy and Subtle

After announcing a brand new tour with Kelsea Ballerini and a new album, GraffitiU, Keith Urban has released a brand new tune for fans, “Parallel Line.” The tune is a slow love song that is as sexy as it subtle– something Urban has long been good at. It is an interesting approach for him though, … Read more

Justin Timberlake’s “Supplies” is Another Non-Country Track About Taking Care of His Woman

I will be the first to tell you I don’t really know what Justin Timberlake‘s latest track from Man of the Woods is about. “Supplies,” produced by the Neptunes references meeting a girl, who needs him and he has the “supplies” to take care of her. Maybe. I think. Ain’t no need of stopping, girl … Read more