New Music Friday: Tyler Hubbard Celebrates The Little Things in New Single “Back There Right Now”

We’ve also got new releases from Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Tyler Childers and more.

As we approach spooky season and sad goodbye to summer (heartbreaking), we are blessed to receive another round of brand-new country songs served right to you and we are obsessed.

To kick off this week’s New Music Friday, Georgia native Tyler Hubbard is drinking a toast to the simplicities of life with his brand-new single, “Back Then Right Now,” out via EMI Records Nashville.

Written with Jessie Jo Dillion, Geoff Warburton and David Garcia, the new single is choke-full of nostalgia and focuses on living life in the present. It cherishes life pre-technology and the simpler days of the country star’s childhood. The song encompasses Hubbard’s signature pop-country sound and pulls influences throughout the singer + songwriter’s musical interests growing up.

“I could use a little more wide open / Back when all I wanted was the hand I was holdin’ / Livin in the moment with the good time crowd, makin’ life count / Damn I could use a little more back then right now.”

He says, “I think nostalgia in general is just, a lot of times, it’s good. It’s good feelings and good memories and who doesn’t like that? So I’m hoping that everyone can channel that and that this song kind of takes them to that happy place and that we can sort of infiltrate our current, present-day with things that made us happy.”

The single follows Hubbard’s wildly successful singles “5 foot 9” and “Dancin’ In The Country” and follows his self-titled debut as a solo artist birthed at the beginning of the year.

Alongside Hubbard’s reminiscent single, some of our FAVORITE country performers have released a new song for their catalog including Chris Stapleton with “Think I’m In Love With You,” Miranda Lambert with “Driving Back There in My Mind,” Dustin Lynch with “Killed The Cowboy,” The Cadillac Three with “Young and Hungry,” Dan + Shay with “For The Both of Us,” Justin Moore with “Selfish Man,” Eric Paslay with “Perfect Stranger” and Naomi Cooke Johnson with “Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet.”

Colbie Caillat teamed up with Sheryl Crow for “I’ll Be Here,” Jon Langston teamed up with Travis Denning for “I ain’t Country” off of his brand-new album Heart On Ice  and Levi Hummon teamed up with hip-hop songwriter Sam Tinnesz for “Rock Bottom.”

After releasing a few singles, country rocker Ashley McBryde released album The Devil I Know hosting singles, “Women Ain’t Whiskey” and title track “The Devil I Know.”

Rootsy singer + songwriter Tyler Childers released his seven-track assemblage Rustin’ in the Rain that pays homage to his roots. He describes the release as “a collection of songs I playfully pieced together as if I was pitching a group of songs to Elvis. Some covers, one co-write, and some I even wrote in my best, terrible Elvis impersonation.”

We’re not done yet!

That isn’t all of our new favorites. Our New Music Friday picks also include our beloved newcomers Austin Snell, Seaforth, Clare Dunn, Alex Hall and Drake Milligan.

Keep scrolling to see our picks, and be sure to 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.

Tyler Hubbard – “Back Then Right Now”

Chris Stapleton – “Think Im In Love With You”

Miranda Lambert – “Driving Back There in My Mind”

Dustin Lynch – “Killed A Cowboy”

The Cadillac Three – “Young and Hungry”


Dan + Shay – “For The Both of Us”

Justin Moore – “Selfish Man”


Eric Paslay – “Perfect Stranger”

Naomi Cooke Johnson – “Livin’ Ain’t Killed Me Yet”

Colbie Caillat feat: Sheryl Crow – “I’ll Be Here”

Jon Langston feat: Travis Denning – “I ain’t Country”

Levi Hummon feat: Sam Tinnesz – “Rock Bottom”

Ashley McBryde – “Women Ain’t Whiskey”

Tyler Childers – “Rustin’ In The Rain”

Austin Snell – “Muddy Water Rockstar”

Seaforth – “Loud Music”

Clare Dunn – “Ready for a Fight”

Alex Hall – “Her To Here”

Drake Milligan – “I Got A Problem”


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