With her new single "Every Little Thing" blowing up, Carly Pearce is definitely one of the best new artists right now. This song was a surprise song off of her upcoming record, and while it is interesting that she chose to release another ballad rather than an uptempo, I'm not complaining. This song is killer, and Pearce's unique perspective and simple, but eloquent songwriting shines just like they do on "Every Little Thing."
"Love Someone" by Honey County
The country-pop trio recently released this new song, and it's a surefire hit. The title seems a little cliche, but the idea of the song is far from it. "You can't love someone into loving you," the women sign, echoing an idea that doesn't get spoken about in songs. There are a lot of songs about unrequited love and figuring out how to make someone love you, but Honey County faces facts: if someone doesn't love you, chances are they never will.
"Liar Liar" by Aubrie Sellers
Sellers has not gotten nearly enough recognition for her groundbreaking debut New City Blues, but this bluesy song may be what boosts her into the mainstream. It's a dark, gritty song about a man who doesn't tell the truth about his feelings. The rhyming in the chorus is very impressive, when Sellers deftly accuses, "liar liar / womanizer / bargain bin romanticizer." This song isn't for the faint of heart, but it's also meant to be heard by a wider audience because it's so damn good.
"A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" by Ashley McBryde
I rambled about how much I love McBryde's most recent release "Girl Goin' Nowhere" in a recent post, but this is the song that's been getting some traction. It's an Eric Church-style uniting anthem, with a healthy overuse of "we." She sings, "here's to the breakups that didn't break us," celebrating the resiliency of people and how we can get through the difficult times. It's a solid country song that should resonate with many country fans.
"Doin' Fine" by Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina's follow up to her first number one could be a game-changer for her, potentially solidifying her spot on country radio. "Doin' Fine" was an excellent choice. It's a catchy pop-country song about Alaina's life, and is brutally honest like her whole record. Having this song on the radio will raise the quality of radio country by a considerable margin.