Category Archives: Country Music

6 Artists to watch in 2020 spotlight: Jordan Rager

By Aaron Wagner

In the last year or so, Jordan Rager has released a new song every couple of months and every time he releases a new song, it’s better than his previous one we enjoyed.

In 2019 alone, he released five songs that I have no doubt would be Top 10 hits at radio if his name was Cole Swindell or Riley Green. They’re that good.

He kicked off 2019 with “Colorblind,” a song that is so well written but the production and execution vocally take it to another level. “Small Town Talkin'” and “Where You Been All My Life” were the next songs released and are absolute jams whether you’re driving around with the windows down or having a bonfire.

Rager showed that he can do more than just the anthems with “Dirt in My Veins” that pays homage to his roots and “The Wrong Ones” which has him thanking all the previous guys that broke his current girlfriend’s heart. “The Wrong Ones” just might be my favorite and I’m still holding out hope it gets released to radio.

Rager cut his teeth writing songs and getting cuts from the likes of Jason Aldean and Granger Smith. If you’re a country enthusiast and pay attention to other up and comers you’ll recognize his lyrics on Meghan Patrick’s “Wild as Me” and Jon Langston’s “Right Girl, Wrong Time.”

To me, 2019 proved that Rager can write a song and sing the hell out of it, producing a final product that is deserving of significant airplay on radio. Let’s hope he continues his momentum from last year and builds on the success he’s starting to have.

Coming to a radio near you — Jordan Rager.

New Music This Week

Dustin Lynch with Lauren Alaina – “Thinking ‘Bout You”
One of our favorites off of his new album that he dropped on Friday.

Little Big Town “Questions”
LBT dropped their 9th studio album which includes this heartbreaker.

Phil Vassar – “High School”
Our favorite, Phil Vassar, released a new album with 8 songs including this nostalgia tune.

Carly Pearce – “Hearts Going Out Of Its Mind”
This is catchy AF. Only add this one to your playlist if you’re cool with it being stuck in your head. You should be.

Ferranti with Hannah Ellis – “Make It To The Bedroom”
Ferranti surprised fans by dropping a new EP last week including this one that has smash hit written all over it.

Ashley McBryde – “Martha Divine”
McBryde released the sequel song to “One Night Standards.”

Levi Hummon – “Wedding Dress”
Absolutely love the concept of this love song from Hummon.

The Shires – “Lightning Strike”
We’re so glad to hear new music from one of our favorite UK Country artists.

Chris Hamrick – “Nobody’s Stoppin’ You”
We’re digging this groovy little number from Hamrick this week.

Muscadine Bloodline – “Boys”
The rising duo dropped a four-song EP this week and everyone including us can’t get enough out of the title track.

Clayton Anderson – “Tennessee (Take Me Down)”
A well-written seductive song is his latest this week.

Frank Maroney – “Neon & Vinyl”
Maroney sings the heck out of this new release from him. We’re even more pumped to listen to the full project.

Randall King – “Hey Cowgirl”
If you’re looking for that authentic-sounding country song, King’s new one this week is just what you need to hear.

Steve Moakler – “Every Girl”
An artist that everyone in the indsutry raves about, re-released his EP as a full album with additional songs including “Every Girl.”

Sons of Daughters – “I Picture You”
The Canadian duo’s new song gives us a hint of Thompson Square and definitely a song to add to your playlist this week.

Josh Melton – “Everybody Knows Me”
A fun-loving song about being known as your better half’s significant other is the new one from this country up and comer.

Don Amero – “Morning Coffee”
Amero pours out his heart in this ballad.

Some of the best songs in country right now are found on tenille arts new album

By Emily Wagner

Tenille Arts is bringing her very best to Nashville and country music. At a time when the industry is filled with so many up and coming female artists, not getting their due, Arts seems to set herself apart. A lot of that has to do with her sophomore album Love, Heartbreak & Everything In Between.