Jake Owen is back with a bang for this week’s New Music Friday, dropping his seventh studio album, Loose Cannon, on all music streaming platforms 💥

Upon the release of his highly-anticipated project, the country crooner took to Twitter to express his excitement, sharing with his two million followers, “These songs are all over the map, which is really what a loose cannon is, and sort of who I am. Anytime you make something creative it’s scary, but also fulfilling and interested to see what songs y’all get stuck on.”

According to a recent press release, “the 16-track album give[s] fans a collection of summertime staples, with sunshine-soaked lyrics that tip their hat to classic country rhythms audiences of all generations can crack a cold one too. With 10 number one singles and over 2.5 billion streams across his decorated career, Owen continues to share his unique blend of laid back, feel-good country,” and we wholeheartedly agree.

Fans already know and love four of Loose Cannon‘s beloved tracks, “On The Boat Again,” “Solo, Solo,” “Nothing” and “Hot Truck Beer,” given that the talented singer-songwriter released them as a teaser of the full-length project back in May — You can read all about it HERE.

We can guarantee that the other 12 tracks are equally as incredible, gearing you up for a fun-filled summer with the perfect country playlist!

Photo Credit: www.jakeowen.net

With Jake Owen aside, TONS of our favorite country stars released new music this week that we seriously can’t stop streaming — Old Dominion, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Brett Young, Tenille Arts, Tigirlily Gold, Travis Denning, Taylor Austin Dye, Niko Moon, Shelby Darrall and more.

Shania Twain even released the Royal Edition Extended Version of her hit album Queen Of Me, featuring two brand new songs. “On Three” and “Done & Dusted” are available to stream NOW on all platforms, and we are absolutely obsessed 😍

This week, some of today’s top country artists came together for some phenomenal collaborations as well. Diplo and Elle King released “Without You,” Ashley Cooke and Colbie Caillat released “mean girl,” Michael Ray and Meghan Patrick released “Spirits and Demons” and more.

With a one-of-a-kind New Music Friday playlist filled with must-listen tracks, we managed to pinpoint some of our absolute favorites…

Keep scrolling to our picks, and be sure to let us know which track you like the best by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.

Jake Owen – “Loose Cannon”

Old Dominion – “Some Horses”

Tim McGraw – “Hey Whiskey”

Brad Paisley – “So Many Summers”

Willie Nelson – “You Left Me A Long, Long Time Ago”

Shania Twain – “On Three”

Diplo & Elle King – “Without You”

Ashley Cooke feat. Colbie Caillat – “mean girl”

Michael Ray feat. Meghan Patrick – “Spirits and Demons”

Brett Young – “Back To Jesus”

Tenille Arts – “Summer Don’t Go”

Tigirlily Gold – “Move On”

Travis Denning – “Things I’m Going Through”

Taylor Austin Dye – “Bible Belt”


Shelby Darrall – “Three Words”

Naomi Cooke Johnson – “Girls Of Summer”

Shaylen – “Closest thing to Closure”

Turnpike Troubadours – “Chipping Mill”


Reyna Roberts – “Country Club”

MaRynn Taylor – “’01”

Charles Esten – “In a Bar Somewhere”

Charly Reynolds – “Top Off”

CB30 – “Golden Days”

Jordana Bryant – “New Friends – Acoustic”

Caleb Seth – “West Tennessee”



  • 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).