Another week means another New Music Friday! SO MANY of our favorite artists dropped new songs today and we aren’t lying when we say that they’re all bops and no skips.
There’s no denying that Country music has a deep-rooted storytelling tradition, and HARDY and Lainey Wilson are tackling every part of the human experience with their new single “wait in the truck.” The 2022 ACM Songwriter of the Year’s dark country fable employs a barren acoustic guitar pluck, a brazen gospel choir, and a devastating tone. To no surprise, this game-changing duet is ultimately topping our New Music Friday playlist today (August 26).
“’wait in the truck,’ my next single, is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written – probably the best song I’ve ever written to be honest,” HARDY admits. “It hit me so hard the first time I heard the demo back, and no other song had done that before. Very excited for the world to hear the song, excited for the song to give people a platform to maybe speak out about stuff that might be going on in their own homes. Thank you to Lainey Wilson for doing this song with me – she crushed it, she crushed the music video, I just can’t wait for the world to see this and I can’t wait to play it live.”
“I always love working with HARDY, but this track is extra special,” Wilson shares. “I am so proud to be part of ‘wait in the truck’ because it’s such a powerful song and story, and I really do think it will change lives.”
This week was definitely the week of star-studded duets, as Kenny Chesney and Old Dominion, Kip Moore and Morgan Wade, and Cheat Codes and Russell Dickerson all released new collaborations. We’re also loving songs off Ingrid Andress, Kameron Marlowe, A Thousand Horses and Alexander Ludwig‘s new albums, along with hot new earworms from newcomers like Conner Smith, Sean Stemaly, Tayler Holder, Temecula Road, Jenna Paulette, Austin Burke and more.
It was a suuuuper hard decision, but 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 by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.
HARDY & Lainey Wilson – “Wait In The Truck”
Kenny Chesney & Old Dominion – “Beer With My Friends”
Ingrid Andress – “Feel Like This”
Kip Moore & Morgan Wade – “If I Was Your Lover”
Conner Smith – “Orange and White”
Walker Hayes – “That Dog’ll Hurt”
Sean Stemaly – “Outskirts”
A Thousand Horses – “When I Hear Your Name”
Alexander Ludwig – “Like She Wanted To”
Tayler Holder – “It’s You”
Seaforth – “What I Get For Loving You”
Temecula Road – “By You”
Mitchell Tenpenny – “Good and Gone”
Cheat Codes feat. Russell Dickerson – “I Remember”
Dylan Marlowe – “Why’d We Break Up Again”
Jenna Paulette – “Slow Drawl”
Kameron Marlowe – “Ain’t Enough Whiskey”
Austin Burke – “When I’m Drinkin'”
Ben Gallaher – “Still A Few Cowboys Left”