Fall is officially here, September is over, which means country fans will have a whole new slew of great releases of which to look forward.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or just don’t have a lot of time to discover new music, you’re in luck. These 10 songs, picked from mainstream favorites and alt-country acts, are tracks you’ll want to download right now.
10. “When I’m Holdin’ Her” – Chris Janson
On the heels of his successful self-released single “Buy Me a Boat”, Chris Janson supplies a heartfelt ode to his wife with “When I’m Holdin’ Her”.
9. “Boomerang” – Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer’s latest single channels the rebellious sound that’s usually found in a Miranda Lambert track. It’s a more aggressive and risky sound that shows off Kramer’s artistic versatility without swerving too far outside the mainstream.
8. “Jealous Love” – Noah Gundersen
Noah Gundersen’s gorgeous voice will draw you into his earnest plea for love that’s true and undemanding. Have your tissues handy for this one.
7. “Pain Killer” – Little Big Town
This upbeat and insanely catchy track from Little Big Town keeps the carefree summer vibes going and will likely be another addition to their impressive list of hits.
6. “Rodeo” – Futurebirds
Georgia’s own Futurebirds mixes soothing acoustic indie with hard-edge southern rock in this cut all about a relationship that’s hard to handle in all the best and worst ways.
5. “The Driver” – Charles Kelley
With a track that sounds like a sequel to Dierks Bentley’s “Riser”, Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum takes his first hit at a solo career with “The Driver”. Bentley and Eric Paslay join in on harmonies for the reflective track.
4. “Run Home” – Findlay Brown
British singer-songwriter Findlay Brown provides a soothing and melodic track with “Slow Light”, which is backed by hints of dreamy steel guitar.
3. “Amnesia (Act 5)” – Josh Abbott Band
Plucky banjo guides listeners through Josh Abbott Band’s new track, which is all about the struggle of trying to forget someone who left you brokenhearted.
2. “Nowhere Fast” – Old Dominion
1. “Part Time Lovers (Full Time Fools)” – Andrew Combs
Nashville, Tennessee’s own Andrew Combs supplies a pensive follow-up single to this year’s full-length release “All These Dreams”.