Kalie Shorr’s latest project is a complete reinvention of her sound. Her last project, Slingshot and the Y2k Mixtape before that both embraced the pop-country sound that’s fairly popular right now among young artists. But Awake sounds unlike anything country singers are releasing these days. A couple years ago, Shorr’s little slogan was ‘A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.’ Awake is her return to that, and the first time she’s fully embraced all of her influences on a project.
I have to say, I didn’t think I would be writing about Taylor Swift again so soon.
Name a more iconic duo than Lori McKenna’s songwriting and Natalie Stovall’s vocals. I’ll wait.
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.
When JoLivi went into a session to write her single, “Crooked Crown,” all she knew about the song was that it had to had a specific guitar lick she had thought up in her head. “I came in with a guitar hook I wanted to use, the one’s that’s on Crooked Crown now,” she said in an interview recently. That guitar lick led to the creation of her new single, “Crooked Crown,” that is bound to be one of her most successful songs yet.
Despite what people may be saying these days about full-length records not making sense in the streaming world, there is still no greater art in music than an album. These ten albums were the best albums created by women in country music this year, and they're all worth a thorough listen.
First came the songs, second comes the demos. Here is my list of the best songs by women singing country music that were uploaded to SoundCloud over the last year.
The end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on the best and most important music of the last twelve months, so that's what this website will be doing until the end of the year. Here's the first one: Queens of Country's Best Songs of 2017.
As a general rule, this website doesn’t cover Christmas music, or any kind of holiday music for that matter. But for every rule there is an exception, and “Christmas Eve” by Betsy Lane is that exception.
Jess Taylor recently dropped the video for her dark new song, “Crooked Roots,” and it’s definitely a video worth watching.