Another month is upon us, and you know what that means … bills are due! It also means a whole four weeks of new country music releases premiering on radio. This month boasts some major label heavy hitters, as well as some small or independently represented acts. Regardless of who is assisting the artist in the release of the song, February 2016 is giving us a lot of music to look forward to and celebrate.
Here are some of the most anticipated February 2016 releases in country music:
Feb. 1, 2016
Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”
Off his Damn Country Music album, Tim McGraw releases his new single “Humble and Kind”, a song that is creating quite a positive buzz in the industry. It is safe to presume that the first song to be released in February 2016 will also be the first in this group to hit No. 1 on the charts.
Feb. 8, 2016
Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”
Fresh off a tour with Mr. Humble and Kind, Billy Currington is releasing his third single off new album Summer Forever. Following a No. 1 hit and a Top 40 charting track, “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” will certainly be a fan favorite as Currington heads out on his 2016 headlining tour.
Feb. 15, 2016
“Mayday” – Cam
Arista’s most recent No. 1 female artist, Cam, just came off a noteworthy run with her official debut single, emotional ballad “Burning House”. Her sophomore single off album Untamed, “Mayday”, remains slow in tempo and strong in vocal prowess, leaving country music fans wondering if lightning can strike twice for this bright artist.
“Southern Boy” – Jordan Rager’s
Welcome to the big leagues, Jordan Rager! The Broken Bow Records artist isn’t taking his debut to country music radio lightly. In fact, he called in big dog and label mate Jason Aldean to join him on the track, ensuring that Rager will storm on to the scene and make as much noise as a night train.
“Girl Next Door” – Brandy Clark
Grammy nominee Brandy Clark may have headed to Los Angeles under a Warner Bros. recording contract, but you know what they say. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. In typical Clark fashion, the singer-songwriter lays it all out on the line in her new single, “Girl Next Door”, with snarky, comical, and incomparably intelligent lyrics.
Feb. 22, 2016
“Daddy’s Money” – Brooke Eden
Brooke Eden might have never had Daddy’s money, but she was blessed in other ways. Eden’s unique, gravelly vocals and enormous range are two things she can attribute to Daddy (and Mommy), and with the release of her first Red Bow Records single to radio, it is likely her talent will translate into a gold mine anyway.
“I Know Somebody” – LOCASH
A name change and new record label deal did LOCASH wonders, as the duo made up of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust soared up the charts with its last single, “I Love This Life”. Now, the two are releasing their next soon-to-be hit, “I Know Somebody”, staying true to the raw LOCASH sound that has led to today’s successes.
“Tuxedo” – Clare Dunn
Following a stint on the road with country music megastar Miranda Lambert, Clare Dunn is releasing her debut country-pop single, “Tuxedo”, to radio. Sharing with the industry that she is a simple girl who isn’t all about the finer things in life, Dunn proves to be far from simple with her immeasurable vocal and musical talent.
“Neon Blues” – Randy Rogers Band
“Neon Blues” is the first single off the Randy Rogers Band‘s forthcoming album, Nothing Shines Like Neon, and the track is delivered as a true traditional country song. Hailing from Texas, the Randy Rogers Band makes a go at mainstream radio, vying for a deserved spot in an industry that has recently opened its arms to a more authentic sound.
“Someone to Take Your Place” – Tara Thompson
Currently surrounded by empowering females on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour, Valory Music’s new addition, Tara Thompson, is bringing her string-picking, folk sound to country music radio. The confident and sassy Thompson, who shares DNA with Loretta Lynn, doesn’t fit in any particular mold; and that is big plus in this evolving genre.
Feb. 29, 2016
Chase Rice‘s “Whisper” has been teased on social media and will be released this Fri., Feb. 5.