Before Maren Morris was taking over both country and pop radio, she was a songwriter. She had a couple major cuts before she focused on her artist career, but so many of the songs she's written will never be officially released. Lucky for us, some of them live on Soundcloud. Here are 8 of Morris's best unreleased songs.
Songwriters in Nashville scene often write a variety of music — not just country music. Take a look at Natalie Hemby. She’s written some of Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town’s biggest hits, but she’s also written songs that have been cut by Kelly Clarkson and Labrinth. Songwriters are songwriters first, and genres don’t matter when you’re in the writing groove.
Half-way through July, and SoundCloud is bursting with great new songs and demos. Read more to listen to our favorites of the month and quick little descriptions of the songs.
You may recall a couple years back, Queens of Country did a feature on an up and coming country singer with soul sensibilities named Abbey Cone. Today, Abbey Cone is a blossoming songwriter, who recently got a cut on the Lindsay Ell record. She’s tapped into the pop/soul side of her artistry more than the country side in recent years, but her writing is detailed and compelling, as you can find in the songs on her SoundCloud page.
Welcome to 2018! This little monthly playlist post is something I’m going to be continuing all year, and it will continue to cover artists on SoundCloud. It’s easy to find great Spotify playlists, but great country music on SoundCloud is a little harder to find. To keep updated on all of my favorite songs on SoundCloud over the next year, keep an eye on the website at the beginning of every month, and follow me on the streaming service. Without further ado, here is the January Playlist.
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.
Singer and songwriter Carly Burruss put out one of the best EPs of the year in January, emerging as one of the more traditional and classic new country songwriters out there right now. Since that project, she's been writing a lot and occasionally putting out worktapes or demos on her Soundcloud page. This song, "Whitewash" is one of those worktapes.
Natalie Hemby. Nicolle Galyon. Liz Rose.
These three women are some of the most successful songwriters today, with Hemby best known for her work with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, Liz Rose with Taylor Swift, and Nicolle Galyon with RaeLynn. By themselves, they are responsible for some of the best country songs today. But what happens when they all come together? This song proves that the result is simply magical.
This is a rough worktape. Mickey Guyton didn't even know it was being recorded, proved by her adorable, "Are you recording? Oh sh*t!" at the end of the track. There's background noise, and both busbee and Guyton don't completely know the words or the melody. Even with all of those factors making this not the best recording ever, this tiny song buried in SoundCloud is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time.
Anna Vaus recently made headlines when she was named the first recipient of the Miranda Lambert 'Women Creaters' Scholarship. Vaus is a songwriting student at Belmont University, and she's a worthy recipient of the scholarship, as shown by this week's spotlight song on Soundcloud.