I remember the first time I heard this song incredibly clearly. A video of Danielle Bradbery singing a new song, “Potential” at a ‘Girls of Nashville’ event in Nashville got re-tweeted onto my Twitter timeline, and as someone who’s been looking forward to new Danielle Bradbery music since the day she put out her debut, I listened. I was struck instantly by the change in her delivery. She’s always been an incredible singer — there’s a reason she won The Voice.
With Friday marking the official last day of summer, here's some music that you should listen to before we get full into the swing of fall music releases. Check out a playlist, full of all the music mentioned at the bottom of the post!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, making it the perfect time to shine some light onto a country song that speaks about just that.
Emily Hackett beats Kelsea Ballerini at her own game of creating fun, confident pop country songs. Hackett's "Nostalgia" rivals some pop hits in catchiness, while holding onto the lyrical tradition of country music. The video is a fun, somewhat symbolic end to summer.
Shelby Darrall's debut single, "Swim" was released earlier this month, but she's quickly following it up with an EP full of original material. The EP, titled Don't, drops on iTunes tomorrow, but today, you can stream the title track exclusively on Queens of Country.
Liz Anne Hill burst onto the music scene in June with her rock-tinged single, "The Fish Ain't Biting." She took the time to answer some questions about this quirky, but utterly relatable track.
Sarah Darling's record Dream Country was released last December, but here's a chance to get a new look into the making and inspiration behind the record. From Darling herself, we go song by song through Dream Country.
There's new music out every Friday — look at Spotify's "New Music Friday" playlist for a whole list of songs released yesterday. But if you listen to just one new song today, it should be this one.
If Kelsea Ballerini succeeds in country music with a pop album, where does traditional country belong?
Unapologetically is such a perfect name for Ballerini's second record. She released The First Time, dealt with all the 'not-country' criticism, and made it to the other side of that battlefield with three number one singles. So safe to say, she should feel unapologetic about her sound and her music, because it's working. She's found success.
The opening shot of Camille Rae's music video for her song "I Need Me" is an almost uncomfortably close shot of her face. The camera slowly zooms out as her eyelids open, her eyes showing a glimpse of the immense grief of lost love explored in the video. "My videographer, Jacob Long, was the brilliant mind behind this shot," Rae said. "It was so vulnerable! I did feel completely exposed and raw. It also wasn't the most flattering shot, but that didn't matter to me."