You really haven’t met Danielle Bradbery until you take a listen to her sophomore record. Forget everything you know about Bradbery from her first record: the traditional country sounds, the fiddles, the slightly-too-old-for-her lyrics. Bradbery’s second album, but in actuality the first album dictated by her, is a rebirth of her as an artist.
I wish. But since the Grammy committee failed at recognizing a lot of the great country music that’s come out over the last year, here’s my edited list of the 2018 Country Grammy Nominations.
SoundCloud is an incredible platform for sharing music. It's filled with demos, worktapes, and imperfect songs, some of which are actually quite perfect. It's traditionally known as a hub for rappers, but the country community has a considerable presence on SoundCloud. Here are some of the best country songs of the last month on the streaming service.
Melanie Meriney dropped her music video for "Lifeboat" on October 26, 2017. The song, featured a couple months back on this website, was written by Meriney alone. The video depicts the relationship described in the song beautifully, but ends on a little bit of a twist. The whole music video rewinds and ends up back where it started, and shows the woman choosing to decline the call from her ex, rather than picking it up.
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.