Since his recent divorce from country superstar Kelsea Ballerini, Morgan Evans has been releasing hands-down his most vulnerable music to date.

As a part of this week’s New Music Friday, the Australian singer-songwriter released his highly-anticipated EP, Life Upside Down, featuring hits like “Over For You” and “On My Own Again,” as well as two brand new songs, “Hey Little Mama” and “All Right Here.” He even threw in a live version of “Over For You” that is sure to tug on your heartstrings 💔

 

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Yesterday (April 20th), Evans took to Instagram to open up about the meaning behind the EP, sharing the cover art with an extremely authentic caption.

The Life Upside Down EP drops tomorrow!!! It’s a collection of songs that could only have come from this time in my life,” he wrote. “After the heaviness of ‘Over For You’ and ‘On My Own Again,’ the two new tunes coming this Friday, ‘Hey Little Mama’ and ‘All Right Here’ are, quite possibly, the two most joyful sounding records I’ve ever made.”

“They’re about finding light in the dark and finding gratitude in the little things, which as we all know are actually the big things,” he concluded passionately.

The five-track collection highlights the ups and downs of a breakup, beginning with heartbreak and ending with “self-rediscovery [and] new beginnings.” The project itself juxtaposes negativity with positivity, creating a very interesting angle that you need to listen to for yourself.

Aside from Morgan Evans, more of today’s biggest country crooners released music that we are seriously obsessed with — Riley Green, Jimmie Allen, Old Dominion, Tenille Townes, Brantley Gilbert, Jameson Rodgers, Hunter HayesLuke GrimesCatie OffermanCorey Smith and more.

The singer-songwriter behind the 2007 smash hit “Bubbly” even came out with a brand new tune! “Worth It” is available now on all music streaming platforms, and this Colbie Caillat revival was exactly what we needed on this week’s New Music Friday playlist 🫧

Aside from solo releases, this week’s collaborations are truly unmatched — Tyler Hubbard and Keith Urban with “Dancin’ In The Country – Demo,” Niko Moon and Zac Brown with “HEAVEN HAS A BAR,” Rvshvd, Willie Jones and Blanco Brown with “For My Dawgs,” Ella Langley and  Koe Wetzel with “That’s Why We Fight,” Scotty McCreery and Gusi with “Why She Gotta Be Like That” and more.

The queens of country music joined together for a Spotify single that is truly like no other! Alanis Morissette, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards and Morgan Wade released “You Oughta Know (Spotify Singles),” and we seriously could not imagine a better group of badass women 👑

After listening ALL of this week’s incredible releases, we created a list of some of our favorite tracks…

Keep scrolling to see it for yourself, and be sure to let us know which song you like the best by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.

Morgan Evans – “Hey Little Mama”

Morgan Evans – “All Right Here”

Riley Green – “Raised Up Right”

Riley Green – “God Made A Good Ol’ Boy”

Jimmie Allen – “be alright – 15 edition”

Tyler Hubbard & Keith Urban – “Dancin’ In The Country – Demo”

Old Dominion – “I Should Have Married You”

Tenille Townes – “Home to Me”

Brantley Gilbert – “Bury Me Upside Down”

Jameson Rodgers – “Built for Heartbreak”

Hunter Hayes – “Feelings”

Niko Moon feat. Zac Brown – “HEAVEN HAS A BAR”

Rvshvd feat. Willie Jones & Blanco Brown – “For My Dawgs”

Colbie Caillat – “Worth It”

Luke Grimes – “Hold On”

Catie Offerman – “I Just Killed A Man”

Corey Smith – “Learning To Drive”

Ella Langley feat. Koe Wetzel – “That’s Why We Fight”

Adam Doleac – “Coulda Loved You Longer – Acoustic”

Erin Kinsey – “Bet My Heart”

Teddy Robb – “Question The Universe”

Julia Cole – “Better Liar (Acoustic)”

Brandon Ray – “On My Way”

Jana Kramer – “Let It Burn”

Landon Parker – “Your Baby Girl (Acoustic)”

Amy Jack – “God Has His Little Ways”

Marie Wise-Hawkins – “Somewhere In Mexico”

Jordana Bryant – “Wholly”

Anne Wilson – “Still God”

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  • Melanie Rooten

    Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country as an intern in May of 2022, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Now, Country Chord, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).