Happy New Music Friday!
Country music megastars are rolling into 2022 HOT, as more than a dozen have dropped fire hits that are destined to be part of the soundtrack of the year. On Friday, January 14, notable names like Thomas Rhett, Dolly Parton, Kane Brown, and Jason Aldean caused an uproar on the internet with their toe-tapping releases.
Thomas Rhett in particular, has country fanatics on the edge of their seats. The multi-platinum artist recently released his heartfelt melody “Angels” and high-energy hit “Church Boots,” which serves as teasers to his forthcoming sixth studio album, Where We Started.
After years building his family and spending more time in Nashville, the Grammy-nominated singer revealed that he pulled inspiration from the thrilling feeling he experienced when he returned back on the road.
“For me, getting into the entertainer headspace and back onstage was euphoria,” Rhett explained in a statement. “When you go a year and a half without it, then feel it for the first time again, it’s the coolest thing in the world. That’s really where my brain has been and where these songs came from – they’re some of my favorite songs that I’ve ever been a part of. I’m just enjoying life so much right now, getting to be a dad, collaborating with incredible artists, playing shows with my friends, and watching people smile from the stage. It has really filled my soul,” he concluded.
WHERE WE STARTED · Album out 4/1, but you can listen to 3 songs now: https://t.co/InK86G2D39. There's something for everyone on this album & I can't wait for you to hear it. Huge thanks to @katyperry, @RileyGreenMusic, @russelled, @THubbmusic & @teddyswims for being a part of it. pic.twitter.com/fRoCPa5fPS
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) January 14, 2022
The upcoming 15-piece LP is expected to drop on April 1 and will showcase Rhett’s unique fusion of traditional country with pop-centric elements. The “Marry Me” singer joined forces with Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, and Matt Dragstrem to carefully produce the record, where they brought his Shakespeare-like writing to life. Fans will also hear some familiar voices within the collection, as the hitmaker called in good friends Katy Perry, Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard, and Russell Dickerson.
Now, we are not just rolling into the weekend only listening to Thomas Rhett, as we have a long list of recently released tracks that you better spread the word about. Starting with the queen of country music Dolly Parton and her anthem “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans,” Kane Brown’s “Whiskey Sour,” “Trouble With A Heartbreak” by Jason Aldean, Brett Eldredge’s “Want That Back,” and “Circles Around This Town” by Maren Morris.
Other buzz-worthy releases that we already have on replay come from Hailey Whitters, Danielle Bradbery, Priscilla Block, Tenille Townes, Joe Nichols, Aaron Lewis, Trey Lewis, Anne Wilson, Jake Banfield, and Ashlyn Marie.
Don’t forget to let us know what your favorite hit on our New Music Friday playlist is by sharing a below or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.