Hear New Singles From Jade Bird, the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and More Country Artists
Country artists released plenty of new music this week. Some songs were smoldering, swagger-filled bangers just as hot as August in the south, while others were tender reflections on the suffering of others. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find in this week's roundup of new country tunes. Read on to check 'em out!
Jade Bird, "Uh Huh":
“Uh Huh,” in Jade Bird's own words, “shows a whole other side to me and is a new shade to my music and songwriting.” She and her band recorded the attitude-filled tune live, the artist explains, to capture the energy with which they play the song during a show. “I have always been obsessed with that raw, band-in-a-room sound,” Bird adds, “and I am so happy with the result. It’s got an attitude that is a big part of who I am and what I write about.” "Uh Huh" follows "Lottery," the smoking single that Bird performed live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The Po' Ramblin' Boys, "Next Train South":
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ first release on Rounder Records, “Next Train South,” is what bluegrass dreams are made of, and the up-and-coming act shows off their instrumental chops by taking on a classic. Heavy on the strings, the song is about a man fleeing a relationship that’s taken a turn for the worse after his partner turns to finding comfort in the arms of another man. “Next Train South” was first recorded in 1974 by Dub Crouch, Norman Ford and the Bluegrass Rounders.
Tenille Townes, "Somebody's Daughter":
Tenille Townes’s first single from her upcoming debut album, “Somebody's Daughter," is packed full of emotion, reflection and empathy. Townes tells the story of a homeless woman she sees on her way home, standing on the side of the road with a cardboard sign: "Bet she was somebody's best friend, laughin' / Back when she was somebody's sister / Countin' change at the lemonade stand / Probably somebody's high school first kiss / Dancin' in a gym where the kids all talk about someday plans,” Townes sings. “Now this light'll turn green, and I'll hand her a couple dollars / Oh, and I’ll wonder how she felt when no one caught her / She’s somebody’s daughter.”
Riley Green, "There Was This Girl":
Riley Green's “There Was This Girl” is all about the power a beloved face can hold. In the fast-moving song, Green talks about a number of things he’s done simply because “there was this girl”: From getting his truck stuck in a ditch, playing guitar to buying a diamond ring, the song is an ode to all the crazy things people do for love. “She's pullin' me in, she's straightenin' me out / And now I know what love is all about,” Green sings. “I'm still out of my mind / She's still out of this world …” “There Was This Girl” will hit country radio on Aug. 6.