Welcome to fall on Country Music Radio! This week, we have quite a few new tunes from heavy-hitters such as Lady A, Toby Keith, and Justin Moore. You can also expect to hear new Cole Swindell, Jo Dee Messina, and Dustin Lynch in the coming weeks as labels push for a holiday rush. Here are the new tunes that will be playing this week on country radio:
In her review of 747, #CMchat’s Nicole Piering said “the funky hip-hop inspired ‘Freestyle,’…namedrops everything from Macklemore to McConaughey and proclaims that the trio is going a little ‘wild and freestyle.'” This is Lady Antebellum‘s second release off the the new album, but with seven #1’s in the past, this trio doesn’t need to worry about if this song will do well on radio or not – it’s sure to be an instant hit.
Toby Keith‘s latest single, “Drunk Americans” takes him home to a bar. The song has a unifying message that no matter where you come from, everyone can come together to get drunk at a bar. The song was written by acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark (“Better Dig Two,” “Mama’s Broken Heart”) and her heavy-hitting friends Bob DePiero and Shane McAnally. Give the song a listen and let us know what you think.
Justin Moore – This Kind of Town
After spending some time on radio with label mates Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett in “Small Town Throwdown,” Justin Moore is headed back to radio with his own single. “This Kind of Town” is the third single released from Justin Moore‘s 2013 album Off The Beaten Path. The song is a little slower than his last few releases have been, but I think the subject matter will touch base with country listeners. Give the song a play to determine this for yourself.
Josh Abbott Band – Hangin’ Around
Texas country has been slowly working it’s way into mainstream country and this release from Josh Abbott Band adds to this mix. The band has released three full length albums independently, but got a little help from Atlantic Records (Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes) for their latest EP. “Hangin’ Around” is their first single off of Tuesday Night, but I’m sure it won’t be the last we hear from the Josh Abbott Band on mainstream country.
More songs you will hear on radio this week:
Chris Chitsey – Lonely In Tucson
Denny Strickland – Swerve On
Greg Shirley – Hillbilly Girl
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