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FEBRUARY 24, 2016


Dustin Lynch - Small Town Boy

Dustin Lynch

Small Town Boy

 Dustin is on a major roll, as four consecutive #1's will attest, and this smooth mix of romance and country living has #5 written all over it.








Trace Adkins—Watered Down

Trace Adkins

Watered Down

 Trace is at his best when he's singing about life's biggest, most poignant moments, and he's found a great one here.




Brook Eden—Act Like You Don’t

Brook Eden

Act Like You Don’t

 Sometimes you do know what you had when it's gone, and you're glad to be rid of him. Brook brings plenty of passion to this tale of warning from one woman to another.




Big and Rich—California

Big and Rich


 Tim McGraw loved it enough to cut it himself, but the single belongs to The Technicolor Cowboys, and they tinge their heartbreak with a terrific groove.




Carly Pearce—Every Little Thing

Carly Pearce

Every Little Thing

 She's toured with FGL and Hunter Hayes, and Carly is looking for that breakthrough country single with this arresting blend of passion and regret.



kip Moore—More Girls Like You

Kip Moore

More Girls Like You

 The first single from his upcoming third album finds Kip's believable rasp making the wild-to-wed journey believable.




Frankie Ballard - You’ll Accomp’ny Me

Frankie Ballard

You’ll Accomp’ny Me

 Frankie tackles a Bob Seger classic, building the track from a smoldering beginning to a fiery conclusion.




Kristian Bush - Sing Along

Kristian Bush

Sing Along

 He's one of country's best songwriters, and he's sure hit that sweet spot with this one, a terrific tune written to a lost love.




Caroline Jones - Tough Guys

Caroline Jones

Tough Guys

 The title may focus on the guys, but this is a case where the singer's the tough one. Terrific uptempo bit of empowerment.




Kane Brown - What Ifs

Kane Brown

What Ifs

 Two of music's strongest young voices combine in this uptempo plea for taking a chance in the face of doubt.




jackielee-Getting Over You

Jackie Lee

Getting Over You

 Looking for that breakthrough hit, Jackie brings a big sound and great pipes to this passionate tale of loss.




Mo Pitney - Everywhere

Mo Pitney


A smooth and believable song about love, life and meaning from one of country's brightest young acts.



Candi Carpenter—Burn The Bed

Candi Carpenter

Burn The Bed

You can hear her backstory in the ache and power of her voice, as Candi hits the airwaves with a song that deals with the devastating emotional consequences of cheating.



Seth Ennis—Woke Up In Nashville

Seth Ennis

Woke Up In Nashville

Love and music intersect in this song about dreams and desire, sung by a young man whose own dreams of a record deal came true just three months ago.





Drinkin' Problem

The Texas trio revisits classic country territory--hardcore drinking to get over "her"--with a single that is mournful and tuneful at the same time.



Drake White—Makin’ Me Look Good Again

Drake White

Makin’ Me Look Good Again

A welcome and wonderfully sung bit of blue-eyed soul to follow up last year's "Livin' the Dream."



William Michael Morgan-Missing

William Michael Morgan


He hit the top his first time out of the chute and WMM saddles up again with a song that has that "classic country" written all over it.




Forever Country

Various Artists

Forever Country

Talk about a major event! This celebration of 50 years of the CMA Awards brings together 30 major stars for a not-to-be-missed medley and video!




 Morgan Wallen-The Way I Talk

Morgan Wallen

The Way I Talk

A Tennessee-born alum of "The Voice," Morgan brings truth-in-advertising to this song about the place where language and lifestyle intersect.