Happy New Music Friday, country fans!
It’s time to turn your weekday frown upside down because it’s officially the weekend and we have some bangers for you. So, stir up your favorite cocktail because our favorite country stars just released your next go-to happy hour jam!
Coming in first and claiming number one on our New Music Friday playlist is the award-winning country trio Lady A with their potential chart-topping track “Like A Lady.” The girl-power anthem features Hillary Scott upfront and center showcasing her powerful chords, as Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood add guitar flourishes and background vocals. In honor of “Women Appreciation” month, Scott penned the track with Dave Barnes, Michelle Buzz, Martin Johnson, and Brandon Paddock.
“I feel my most confident when I’m not trying too hard,” says Scott in a statement. “I love getting glammed up and all the fancy clothes, but when I feel the most ‘me,’ it’s a lot more laid back – and I think that’s a lot of us. You are your most authentic self in blue jeans with a tequila drink, ya know? As we were writing it, I was like ‘ It’s always been my dream to do a song that combines the things I love about Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ and Shania Twain’s ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!’ – two of the most strong, powerful female songs ever,” she adds.
“Like A Lady” is out now! 🎉 We’ve written a lot of songs together over the last year that we can’t wait to share, but when Hillary sent us this one, we knew we wanted to lead with it. We hope this song makes you want to get up, let loose and dance!! https://t.co/ENPxrO6aYV pic.twitter.com/GN4qITZBKl
— Lady A (@ladya) March 12, 2021
Next up we have the man, the myth, the legend – Kenny Chesney, and his recently released music video for “Knowing You.” His pure and honest lyrics were brought to life in a breathtaking clip shot by respected director and longtime creative Shaun Silva in New England and St. Croix. Silva used imagery to help tell Chesney’s love story.
“If you listen, you can find the people you love in it. I wanted the video to have that, too. It’s not about being on a fishing boat freezing, but this pain you feel – and also finding gratitude for knowing someone who changed your life,” shared the icon about his moving motion picture.
The Knowing You music video is out. One thing about this video I love is the way you can feel the settings. Whether in Gloucester, Mass. or the Virgin Islands, each location was selected because it feels the way these emotions actually feel. Watch here: https://t.co/7JzfAjfisH pic.twitter.com/2NiHOpynOS
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) March 12, 2021
Many other musicians caught our eye and immanently earned high placement on our list – Darius Rucker’s new single “My Masterpiece,” Carrie Underwood’s “Nothing But The Blood of Jesus,” Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man” featuring Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Some big names like Blake Shelton, Shy Carter, and Ingrid Andress dropped music videos for “ Minimum Wage,” “Good Love,” and “Lady Like.” We also have several ear-worm tracks from emerging musicians including Jordan Davis, Caroline Jones, Triston Marez, Amanda Cooksey, Nicky James, Travis Tritt, Flo, Tiera and Exit 216 featuring Nikki Williams.
Keep scrolling to see our picks and let us know what you think of them by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or tweet us your fav hit at @CS_Country.
Lady A – “Like A Lady”
Kenny Chesney – “Knowing You” ( Music Video)
Blake Shelton – “Minimum Wage” (Acoustic)
Darius Rucker – “My Masterpiece”
Ingrid Andress – “Lady Like” (Music Video)
Carrie Underwood – “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus”
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall – “Tin Man”
Shy Carter – “Good Love” (Music Video)
Joey Hendricks – “Going Home”
Jordan Davis – “Need To Not”
Caroline Jones – “Come In… But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable”
Triston Marez – “Where The Neon Lies”
Tiera – “Not Your Girl”
Amanda Cooksey – “In Denial”
Exit 216 Featuring Nikki Williams – “Robbery”
Nicky James – “Your Name On It”
Travis Tritt – “Smoke In A Bar”
FLO – “In My Mind”
Lyssa Coulter – Alone with U (Acoustic)