Charley Crockett’s “I Feel For You” + 5 Other New Songs We Love

Every week the wide open country The team brings together our new favorite country, folk, bluegrass and Americana songs. Here are six songs we currently have on loop.

“Strange”, Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert shares a message of hope in difficult times on “Strange,” which she wrote with frequent collaborators Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick.

“The song ‘Strange’ came together in a really cool organic way,” Lambert told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick and I were writing on my farm and Natalie had this really cool idea and melody and just the title of the song Strange. And we were talking about all the weirdness that was going on in the world at the time. We wrote in 2020. And so we kind of wrote it to tackle some heavy stuff, but mostly we want people to take away from this song to be lighter on their feet and take a breather and play a song and do a dance and maybe fly somewhere fun, just kind of an escape from a reality that’s not too good. So I hope people like this song, and I think that we really brought it to life on the record. When I hear it, it makes me feel good and it has such a chorus. So I hope you feel good.

The song is the lead single from Lambert’s upcoming album. palomino.

— Bobbie Jean Sawyer

“Praise the Lord”, BRELAND ft. Thomas Rhett

Rising country star Breland has teamed up with Thomas Rhett for a true gospel jam “Praise the Lord,” in which the artists give thanks to family, home, and the good Lord above.

“Praise the Lord ’cause I’ve got all I want and need and more / I might arrive Saturday, but first thing Sunday morning, I praise the Lord,” Breland sings.

Breland says the song is a nod to her strong faith and a reminder to be grateful for life’s lessons and blessings.

“As someone who grew up in church and has a religious background, I think it’s really easy to forget where you come from and think you did it all on your own, and I I’m not someone who believes that,” Breland said. Country Radio Today with Kelleigh Bannen.

“I really feel like a lot of it, if not all of it, was divinely orchestrated. And so, I always praise the Lord for different things that are happening, good and bad, because you’re learning lessons. on both sides. But I think being able to do what I love in life and not always having been able to do it is something that I’m extremely grateful for. And I hope that what people take away from this song is that it doesn’t matter, as I say in the before the chorus, win or lose, praise the Lord. It’s a song about gratitude, being thankful.

— Bobbie Jean Sawyer

“Hotel Baker”, William Clark Green

William Clark Green dives into the strange Texas lore on “Baker Hotel”, written about a real historic abandoned hotel in the town of Mineral Wells. The epic eight-minute video for the song, directed by Billy Cano, is a homage to ’80s horror classics and was filmed at the actual Baker Hotel.

“Baker Hotel” is the title track from Green’s upcoming album (out March 25).

— Bobbie Jean Sawyer

“I Feel For You”, Charley Crockett

Jerry Reed’s “I Feel For You,” an “I Told You So” from one local heartbreaker victim to another, stands the test of time. Still, it’s barely covered, with a reliable source Used songs listing Reed’s daughter, Seidina Reed, as the first (and until very recently, only) noteworthy singer to put her own spin on the classic country weeper.

Charley Crockett recently paid tribute to the deep Reed family cut. As fans of the prolific singer-songwriter would surely expect, Crockett’s smooth baritone delivery and mastery of injecting his own creative voice without muddying the source material does “I Feel For You” justice. “.

This is an overview of Lil’ GL Presents: Jukebox Charley “I hope it rains at my funeral”), Willie Nelson (“Home Motel”) and George Jones (“Out of Control”).

-Bobby Moore

“Baptist Parking Lot”, Mary Heather Hickman

Mary Heather Hickman and “Baptist Parking Lot” co-writers Alex Schofield and Stefanie Joyce paint a more believable picture of small-town life than you’re likely to hear on country radio. Hickman reads the same page as Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson and other truth-tellers while portraying young love as a reason to sneak out to avoid the still inevitable gossip, not a one-dimensional source of wistful warmth and fuzziness.

Hickman’s mix of warts-and-everything storytelling and hard-hitting ’90s-inspired instrumentation has racked up nearly half a million Spotify streams since the song’s January 14 launch.

-Bobby Moore

“11 Beers”, The Reklaws and Jake Owen

Canadian country duo The Reklaws have recruited Jake Owen for their latest single and it’s the perfect combination of their strong vocals and Owen’s signature airy twang. The song is an interesting concept, centered around a man reflecting on who got away…kind of like a 12-pack of beers missing one.

“We know our fans are going to relate to this track because we all lost something before we felt it was over,” said Jenna Walker, who includes The Reklaws with her brother Stuart. Looks like Nashville. “We’re so honored that Jake Owen, an artist we’ve partied with and inspired us since changing all of our lives with ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night,’ has agreed to join us and bring his signature easy-going, upbeat melodies to take this fun love song over the top.”

Courtney Fox

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