New country artist Catie Offerman may have just written one of the most interesting cheating songs of the last couple years.
A little later than usual, but here is your June music roundup, featuring the best music by women of country that I've been listening to over the last month. There were very few records released last month, so this roundup is exclusively songs.
2016 was a year of great achievement for Canadian singer/songwriter Madeline Merlo. She released her debut album Free Soul, scored her first Top 10 single with "Whatcha Wanna Do About It" and much more. She took the time to chat with Queens of Country about her debut record, new music, and summer plans.
This is the first song since Kelleigh Bannen's "Church Clothes" that has completely stopped me in my tracks. Ashley McBryde was recently named a Highway Find with her song "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega," and is working on her full length debut album with Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town.) But on June 16, she released one of the best songs that has been released so far this year, "Girl Goin' Nowhere."
A little bit more than halfway through the year, and the women of country music are already putting out some of the best music I've heard in a while. Even though this is a list of strictly female artists, I firmly believe that even if the men were included, these are still five of the best records released this year. In no particular order, here we go.
As Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell gears up to perform at Cavendish Beach Music Festival on July 9, she took the time to answer some questions about her newest songs and plans for the upcoming months.
You might know Cheyenne Goss from her cover/re-write of Sam Hunt's song "Drinkin' Too Much" that has amassed over 130,000 views on her YouTube Channel. Or maybe you've never heard her name before. If you haven't, it's a good thing you're reading this article. Cheyenne Goss's brand new single, "Done," which was released to iTunes in early June, is a new, interesting take on country music. It proves that she knows her sound and she's ready to see where it takes her.
The newest song that's caught my attention enough for me to want to go in depth with it is "Lifeboat" by Melanie Meriney. Meriney released her EP, Up in Lights in May, featuring this song. "Lifeboat" is a catchy, pop-country track that has some deeper meaning behind the carefully crafted lyrics. Read on to learn more about the inspiration behind the song, the process of writing it, and the sound of the song straight from Melanie Meriney herself.
It's been a long road for Danielle Bradbery. In 2013 (has it really been four years?) she became the youngest person to win The Voice, and went on to release her debut record that same year. But since then? Bradbery has been a question mark. She released "Friend Zone" in 2015, which was panned by critics and fans alike. That brings us to now, as Danielle Bradbery has FINALLY released the first single off of her new project, a song she wrote titled "Sway," indicating the direction of her sophomore record.
Country music is in.
Whether we like it or not, country music has reemerged as one of the most popular genres of music all over the world. Teenage girls flock to Luke Bryan concerts like they do to Justin Bieber concerts. Sales of certain country artists are higher than many major pop acts. But with that, comes the bleeding of popular culture into country music, resulting in very pop and hip-hop-influenced tracks being marketed as country.