First Play Fridays – Aug 16
MEGHAN PATRICK – CHASER
In addition to the new music, Meghan is celebrating her latest wins at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. She took home five awards, including Fans’ Choice, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year. This marks the second consecutive year that Meghan has received the Fan’s Choice Award, and her third consecutive Female Artist of the Year win.
BLAKE SHELTON – HELL RIGHT FT TRACE ADKINS
Blake Shelton will try to score the 27th No. 1 single of his career with the release of “Hell Right.”
was written by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy, who is one of the co-writers behinds Blake’s most recent No. 1 hit, “God’s Country.”
“The first time I ever heard ‘Hell Right,’ [producer] Scott Hendricks sent it over to me—and we had pretty much decided that we were finished recording for a while, and I wasn’t even thinking about it,” says Blake. “But he said that Hardy had written a song and he wanted me to hear it, so with the success of ‘God’s Country’ and just knowing how talented that guy is, I thought, ‘Man, I better at least listen to it even though I don’t see myself going in and recording.’ About three-quarters of the way through the song, I decided, ‘Oh, my god, I’m not done recording. I’ve gotta go cut this song.
KAYLEE ROSE – WAGON
Kaylee Rose’s distinct blend of country and hip-hop influences are heard throughout her infectious new single “Wagon.”
The Florida native wrote “Wagon,” written from the perspective of a star looking back on her early days of struggle.
The country newcomer spent much of her childhood as a hip-hop dancer before she began performing around St. Augustine, Florida, in her teens. Upon relocating to Nashville in 2015, Rose played on Broadway several nights a week at Rock Bottom Brewery and The Row as well as worked at the Johnny Cash Museum.
“I say what most people think but don’t want to say out loud,” she says. “My music is me as a person. What you hear is what you get.”
CROSS ATLANTIC – EVERYBODY’S LOOKIN FOR LOVE
Energetic and honest, the duo also a couple draws on their own experience of those first moments when you feel so alive with someone new, that you want to hold onto that night forever.
CANAAN SMITH – BEER DRINKIN WEATHER
Canaan Smith savors the feeling of a summertime throwdown in his easygoing new song “Beer Drinkin’ Weather,” released on Thursday.
The track is the first release under an agreement with Round Here Records, a new label launched by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.
“Beer Drinkin’ Weather” seems to be about being in the right frame of mind to let a new suds-sipping event develop organically, no matter the location, time of day!
ADAM MAC – BAD DECISION