‘Summer Job Money’ - Chris Lane
Big Loud Records
Everyone can relate to those part-time summer jobs when you blew your entire pay-cheque on concert tickets and overpriced beers. Chris Lane brings back those memories in his nostalgic new track “Summer Job Money”, inspired by the one and only Kenny Chesney.
“I'm a huge Kenny Chesney fan,” Lane tells ET Canada. “I love summertime nostalgic throwback kind of songs and he's the king of those and I feel like this song, ‘Summer Job Money’, does exactly what I want it to do.”
Along with “Summer Job Money”, the singer kicks the dust up in his other recent release “Fill Them Boots”.
"It makes me think of how my wife and I first met, so I hope it's a song people can easily relate to as well," shares Lane.
‘Throw It Back’ - BRELAND Feat. Keith Urban
Warner Music Group
BRELAND and Keith Urban have turned into the perfect duet partners. After recently collaborating on Urban’s fiery “Out the Cage”, they joined forces again on the rising star’s energetic new track “Throw It Back”.
The new song offers listeners a hip-hop influenced sound while still mixing in guitar twang.
‘What The Truck’ - The Reklaws Feat. Sacha
The Reklaws Music
The Reklaws first gave fans a glimpse of their foot-stomping banger “What The Truck” on TikTok and it quickly turned into a viral sensation.
After asking followers to write the next verse of the song, the brother-sister duo invited fellow Canadian country artist Sacha to add her vocals. Following its release. “What The Truck” became the fastest-rising Canadian country song in history to earn over 1 million Domestic streams.
‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ - Elle King Feat. Miranda Lambert
Sony music entertainment
Former tourmates Miranda Lambert and Elle Kings dropped the energetic “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, marking their second collaboration since their CMA Award-winning “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”.
“The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship,” said King in a statement. “Miranda is someone I have looked up to as a songwriter, musician, performer, and human being for a long time. So our tumbleweed snowball story of getting to know each other is the ultimate real deal kinda thing. Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert.”
‘Buy Dirt’ - Jordan Davis Feat. Luke Bryan
MCA Nashville/Universal Music Canada
Jordan Davis’ musical catalogue is only getting better. After the massive success of his recent single “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot”, Davis did not disappoint with his eight-track EP Buy Dirt.
The album’s title track definitely serves as a highlight and has the listener hooked on every lyric. The addition of Luke Bryan further proves Davis is poised to be one of the next leading male stars in the genre. “
Other notable tracks on the album are “Drink Had Me”, “I Still Smoked”, “Trying”, and he’s previously released hits “Need to Not” and “Almost Maybes".
‘Waves’ - Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan’s nostalgic “Waves” will have listeners looking back on that summer fling you just didn’t want to end. The sun-soaked song brings us right back to his third studio album Tailgates & Tanlines and we can’t get enough.
“Don't let go, baby let this summer / Just keep on coming in waves,” sings Bryan in the romantic track.
“Waves” is featured on the deluxe edition of Bryan’s seventh studio album Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, which also features his chart-toppers “Knockin’ Boots” and “One Margarita”.
'Thinking ‘Bout You' - Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter
BBR MUSIC GROUP
Dustin Lynch and Canada’s own MacKenzie Porter are making waves with their brand new collaboration on Lynch’s previously released “Thinking ‘Bout You”. After asking up-and-coming female country artists to submit MP3s of their vocals on the track, Lynch revealed all signs pointed to Porter, saying “I fell in love with her tone -- it was effortless and honest.”
Porter recently caught up with ET Canada about teaming up with the superstar, telling us it was a highlight of her professional career.
“I definitely feel like the place that I'm at right now with music, I've never been here before,” she gushed. “A lot of opportunities are coming in.”
‘Tequila On A Boat’ - Dustin Lynch Feat. Chris Lane
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Tequila on a boat? Sign us up! Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane dropped the ultimate party anthem and it's perfect to listen to while enjoying a few too many margaritas.
“Tequila on a Boat” sees the country stars singing about the most desirable summer day, consisting of blue skies, an extra strong cocktail, a party on the water, and of course “a girl with a smile.”
“Tequila on a Boat” marks the first collaboration for Lynch and Lane and we can’t wait for more.
'I Was On A Boat That Day' - Old Dominion
Sony Music Entertainment
Old Dominion keeps the boat theme going with their feel-good “I Was On A Boat That Day”, marking their first new release since 2019.
While the upbeat track gives will quickly put you in a good mood, the lyrics will soon remind you it’s actually a break-up song, when frontman Matthew Ramsey sings, “Is she gone for the summer, gone for the night? Gone for the weekend or the rest of my life?”
‘More Time Fishin’’ - Thomas Rhett
Big Machine Records
Thomas Rhett has gifted us with 11 new tracks on the first half of his highly anticipated fifth studio album Country Again: Side A'. The project features a roster of nostalgic and reflective tracks, detailing what it means for the Grammy winner to be “country again.”
Rhett does not shy away from singing about his Georgia roots, especially on the track “More Time Fishin’”, where he sings about the simple things in life. The catchy track will have you itchin’ to kick off the weekend on the water.
Some of our other favourites on the album include the title track “Country Again”, the nostalgic “What’s Your Country Song”, and another summer anthem, “Put It On Ice” featuring HARDY.
Side B of the double album is set to arrive this fall.
‘Beach Cowboy’ - Brian Kelley
Warner music nashville
Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley is here with his first solo project, suited perfectly for the summer season. Giving us similar vibes to Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney, Kelley’s album Sunshine State of Mind was made for those long hot summer days. Whether you’re sitting on the beach or jumping off the dock, “Beach Cowboy” will instantly have you forgetting about all your worries.
With other songs like “Made By The Water” and “Party On The Beach”, it would be rude not to have this album on full blast all summer long.
‘Bucket List’ - Mitchell Tenpenny
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What better way to spend summer than checking a few things off your bucket list? Mitchell Tenpenny’s eye-opening track will have you reflecting on what was lost during the pandemic, while also have you looking forward to brighter days when he sings: “love a little more, dream a little deeper.”
“‘Bucket List’ is about trying to live everyday like it’s your last. You never know how long you have on this earth, so you need to try and live it to the fullest,” shared Tenpenny.
You’ll definitely want to check out the music video for the track, which sees Tenpenny and his girlfriend, Canadian country singer Meghan Patrick, enjoying a five-day trip in Arizona while visiting Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Lake Powell/Antelope Canyon.
As for what’s still on Mitchell’s own bucket list for he and Patrick, he tells us, “We definitely want a family...we're gonna spend the rest of our lives together.”