It was just last week that Kelsea Ballerini posted to social media that she had a new song on the way today.
"HEARTFIRST" was co-written by Kelsea, Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, and Alyssa Vanderheym, and describes how it feels when you may have met "the one". There is always that risk of a broken heart, but when you meet that person who makes you follow your gut and lead with your heart, it's worth the risk. This will be the first single off her upcoming new album (we'll keep you updated on that), and Kelsea will be performing "HEARTFIRST" this coming Monday, April 11th, at the CMT Music Awards which she will also co-host!
Tonight's 'New Song Spotlight' is a song from country newcomer Jelly Roll called "Son Of A Sinner". Although he is new to country music, the Nashville native has released over two dozen albums and averages about 200 shows a year, and his lyrics are always raw and real.
There's a fun backstory to this song and how Russell Dickerson and Jake Scott ended up on this track together. "She Likes It" was made available in the fall, but before Russell released the song he posted a video to Tik Tok singing the chorus, explained he had just written it and asked if someone would write a verse for it. Jake accepted that challenge, wrote a verse, and these two had a song!
The song is about the small gestures in a relationship and remembering eachothers quirks and preferences. It's the little things!
Ben Gallaher has released a new single called "Country, Boy" and it's tonight's New at 9 'New Song Spotlight'. This is a feel good song and can Ben play the guitar or what?!? Take a listen and let us know what you think on our Facebook page!
Chris Stapleton's next single will be "Joy Of My Life" from his album Starting Over. It was written by John Fogerty to his wife Julie, and appeared on his solo album Blue Moon Swamp. It's easy to hear why Chris would cover this song when you listen to it!
Chris will be singing this one at Blossom Music Center on Thursday, July 7th with special guests Elle King and Madeline Edwards, click here for tickets!
Last week, Carrie Underwood posted a picture of herself in the studio to social media, which could only mean one thing, right? New music was coming!
So, I did a thing… pic.twitter.com/2SnECo5IkA— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 10, 2022
Then on Monday, after a weekend of celebrating her birthday, she gave us the gift of the official announcement that she would be releasing a new song on Friday. That song is "Ghost Story", which Carrie describes as "a different take on a revenge song" in a press release. "Instead of smashing headlights, this scorned lover is letting her ex know that she will continue to haunt him no matter how hard he tries to forget her.”
Jimmie Allen shared a little bit of his new single "Down Home" to Instagram last week and just that much was just enough to tell you how moving and beautiful this song is. Jimmie performed it last night for the first time at the ACM Awards, which he also co-hosted. "Down Home" is a tribute to his late father and is the lead single from his upcoming third album. In the song, Jimmie reminiscences, but also tells his father about everything that has been going on with him.
Caitlyn Smith took to social media yesterday to announce that her next single will be "Downtown Baby", and announced an upcoming album High due out on April 8th!
Let’s talk about tomorrow… my brand new album HIGH will be available for preorder & I have a new single coming out called DOWNTOWN BABY! Can’t wait for you to hear it! ? pic.twitter.com/vCEBx4y9QQ— CAITLYN SMITH (@caitlynsmith) March 3, 2022
We played the new song for you tonight as the New at 9 'New Song Spotlight' to see what you think of her follow up to "I Can't"!
Tonight's 'New Song Spotlight' may sound familiar to you if you are a fan of the show "The Bachelor". Restless Road performed "Growing Old With You" on an episode in January during one of the special date nights. You'll most likely hear this romantic ballad at an upcoming wedding you're attending!
Ray Fulcher announced that his next single will be "Anything Like You Dance"! It's tonight's 'New Song Spotlight' and we want to know what you think, so take a listen!
Here is a "did you know" about Ray, he co-wrote 8 songs on Luke Combs' This One's For You album.