Traditionalist Gummersall's latest began as an ode to Merle Haggard, but feels incredibly timely with the current state of affairs in the world.
The New Respects "Trouble"
This Nashville-based quartet's new one is fire. A blazingly soulful anthem. You'll press the repeat button more than once.
Mitch Rossell "Any Girl"
This mid-tempo number from Rossell's Raised By The Radio is a charming, sincere, and cleverly written ballad about the one who stole his heart and changed his ways,“I’m never gonna change my ways for any girl/Yeah I swear I’ll never fall too far for any girl/But you’re not any girl.
The Buffalo Ruckus "Hills and Valleys"
The opening track to Peace & Cornbread is a shuffling, soaring, piano-laden, emotionally packed tune.
Jackie Darlene "Why Do I Cry"
The singer-songwriter's new single (from her upcoming EP, Diamond in The Rough), relates the all too familiar story of returning to a relationship that you know is not good for you. The lyrically impactful song is brought to new heights by Darlene's perfectly weathered, and passionate vocals, making it one powerful track.
Alex Stern "Runaways"
An infectious mid-tempo love song that finds one wanting that all-important time with a significant other, shutting out the world and placing the relationship front and center.
Elise Davis "I Go To Bars and Get Drunk"
The closer on Davis' stellar album, The Token, is a painstakingly honest, raw, gut-punch of emotion...and I love it.
Reckless Kelly "Forever Today"
This track, nestled in the band's latest, Sunset Motel, can be the perfect wedding song...or break your heart. Either way, it's a standout.
Jesse Dayton "Take Out The Trash"
A fun, humorous, hook-filled tune from Dayton's recently released, The Revealer.
Jim Lauderdale "We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This"
Recently bestowed with the Americana Music Association's WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award, Lauderdale's dance hall ready tune (which gave George Strait a Top 5 hit back in 1968) can be found on his latest, This Changes Everything.