‘I Love My Country’ - Florida Georgia Line
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Leave it to Florida Georgia Line to give us the perfect summer party anthem. “I Love My Country” was made for those endless summer days with its country-rock, fist-pumping beat and booze-inspired lyrics.
The duo released the uptempo track in March to help lift everyone's spirits during these uncertain times, with Brian Kelley telling ET Canada, “We wanted to put something out that allowed our fans and anybody to just kinda get outta the moment of what in the world is going on. Here’s a song to make you dance and get outside your head.”
“I Love My Country” has over 14.3 million global streams since its release and is featured on FGL’s latest EP 6-Pack.
‘More Than My Hometown’ - Morgan Wallen
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Morgan Wallen is giving fans another glimpse at his highly anticipated sophomore album with his latest release “More Than My Hometown”.
Co-written by Wallen, Hardy, Ernest Keith Smith, and Ryan Vojtesak, the mid-tempo anthem sees the singer crooning over his love but comes to terms that her dreams are too big to stay in their small town.
“More Than My Hometown” follows Wallen’s New Year’s surprise release of “This Bar” and his smash hit “Chasin You”, which became the singer’s third consecutive No. 1 in Canada.
‘Cold Beer Calling My Name’ - Jameson Rodgers ft. Luke Combs
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Nothing says summer quite like a cold beer and country music. Jameson Rodgers recruited Luke Combs, his former tour mate and one of the biggest names in country music, to bring fans the feel-good “Cold Beer Calling My Name”. The anthem sees the duo singing about life’s little moments, including cracking open a cold beer and clocking off work on a Friday afternoon.
“It’s a fun, easy song, and I thought it’d be cool to have someone on it and at the time I was out with Luke Combs,” says the rising singer-songwriter. “I asked Luke if he’d like to sing on it – I know he’s a cold beer drinker like myself – and luckily it worked out.”
'Do Si Do' - Diplo ft. Blanco Brown
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It’s never too early to start dancing on the dock, especially when you’re listening to Diplo and Blanco Brown’s new yee-haw anthem, “Do Si Do”. The appropriately titled track might even have you working on your two-step while working on your tan.
‘Hole In The Bottle’ - Kelsea Ballerini
If you’re having a girls night with a bottle of wine, this is the song for you. “Hole in the Bottle” marks Kelsea Ballerini's first-ever drinking-inspired track, released off her self-titled third studio album. The upbeat yet twangy tune sees Ballerini nursing a broken heart with a bottle of red as she sings, “I won’t cry about love gone wrong / ‘Cause tears would water down this ruby red I’m sippin’ on.”
'All Night' - Brothers Osborne
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Brothers Osborne return with a new party-fuelled hit: “All Night”. Giving us a glimpse at their upcoming third studio album, the duo keep the good times rolling in the bluesy party anthem, which will have you singing along all night. And of course, they still make time for a killer guitar solo.
‘Detours’ - Jordan Davis
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To slow things down a bit, turn on Jordan Davis’ “Detours”. The personal new ballad chronicles the singer’s life journey that eventually brought him to meeting his now-wife.
“For me, meeting my wife was a huge thing that straightened up a lot of roads I was going down,” explains Davis to ET Canada. “Even though you might be off the road you need to be on, there can always be something that gets you back on it. Now, here we are, we got a five-month-old and an amazing wife.”
Davis also released an accompanying autobiographical video for the song, which he admits is a real “tearjerker.”
“Detours” is featured on the singer’s newly-released self-titled EP.
'One Beer' - Hardy ft. Devin Dawson & Lauren Alaina
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“One Beer” is just one of the many hits on Hardy’s collaboration album Hixtape Vol. 1. The singer-songwriter, who co-penned Blake Shelton’s hit “God’s Country”, teamed up with 17 of his friends and fellow country artists on the 10-song project.
“One Beer”, the closing track on the album featuring Devin Dawson and Lauren Alaina, reminds us that life can change out of the blue in the best ways possible. The emotional song follows the story of a couple’s unplanned pregnancy, turning their family from two to three. When their baby boy grows up and follows his dreams of becoming a firefighter, he saves his mother from a burning house, proving he was brought into the world for a reason.
'Hard To Forget' - Sam Hunt
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Sam Hunt continues to ride the wave of popularity with his long-awaited new album Southside. Released as single number 4 off the new project, “Hard To Forget” blends old-school country with Hunt’s signature pop sound. Choosing to have Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit “There Stands the Glass” playing off the top, the singer took a risk but we are loving his ode to traditional country music.
Southside also includes Hunt’s down-home “Kinfolks” and his 2018 hit “Downtown’s Dead”.
‘Champagne Night’ - Lady Antebellum
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Lady Antebellum released their new single “Champagne Night” after choosing it as the winning song on NBC’s songwriting competition show “Songland”. The performance of the original song by Canada's own Madeline Merlo impressed the superstar trio and the show’s judges, crowning it the episode’s winner for Lady Antebellum to record.
The light-hearted song is the perfect shot of positive energy and redefines what “fancy” means for a night out at your hometown bar.
‘Cool Again’ - Kane Brown
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Kane Brown’s new single "Cool Again" has assumed a whole new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic, having us reminiscing about last year’s summer filled with concerts and festivals that we can only dream about right now.
The country-pop track, which is destined to be a smash, has Brown reflecting on last summer when he was tangled up with his love drinking vodka sodas with extra limes -- nothing says summertime like that!
‘Where I’m From’ - The Reklaws
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The Reklaws will bring you right back to those summer nights in your hometown with their nostalgic new single “Where I’m From”. Described as their favourite song they’ve ever written, brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker remind fans to reconnect with loved ones and appreciate the little things in the mid-tempo track.
“I think this song will bring some brightness and light to everybody and remind them that this doesn’t have to be a fully negative time,” says Jenna.
‘Beer Can’t Fix’ - Thomas Rhett ft. Jon Pardi
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You know you’re in for a treat when Thomas Rhett teams up with Jon Pardi. These two say it best in the easygoing and laid-back song, simply reminding us there’s nothing a beer can’t fix. Back in March, Rhett released the accompanying video for the feel-good song, which perfectly matches its carefree theme.
“We wrote this song to be fun and uplifting and wanted to take that same energy into the video,” said Rhett in a statement. “Jon and I had a blast filming this a few weeks ago in Key West, and I hope it brings a smile to people’s faces.”
“Beer Can’t Fix” was released as the third single off Rhett’s fourth studio album Center Point Road and recently became his ninth consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's country airplay chart.
‘Gaslighter’ - Dixie Chicks
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The Dixie Chicks’ first new song in 14 years does not disappoint - not that we ever thought it would. The country superstar trio –- Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire – are back with their fiery new single “Gaslighter”, the title track off their highly anticipated fifth studio album.
Although fans will have to wait a little longer to hear the project in its entirety, the trio just released another new anthem “Julianna Calm Down”, a message to young women on how to stand up for themselves in tough relationships.
‘Here And Now’ - Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney reminds us all to live in the present with his new single “Here and Now”.
“This song kind of blew my mind,” says the eight-time Entertainer of the Year. “The chorus is everything I feel about that time onstage with No Shoes Nation…that rush of it absolutely being the best place, best moment in the entire world.”
The catchy new track is featured on Chesney’s album of the same name, which earned him his ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, tying Garth Brooks for the most No. 1 country albums.