Summertime is officially here, which means there’s a whole new batch of country jams to turn up loud. Let’s take a look at some of the new summer anthems hitting radio and streaming services this month. Turn up your speakers and check out these new country songs for July 2017.
The Cadillac Three, “Dang If We Didn’t” (July 10)
This laid-back party anthem is another in a long line of “what the hell did we do last night” songs, but dang if it doesn’t make your toe tap. It’s the first new song off next album Legacy, due out on Aug. 25.
Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends” (July 10)
Kelsea Ballerini gave her fans a taste of this new song last week, but it’ll hit the radio for the masses to hear in July. In line with the sound that helped her land an amazing three No. 1 singles (and a fourth making it to No. 3), “Legends” maintains Ballerini’s brand of artful pop country.
Sam Outlaw, “Trouble” (July 10)
California’s Sam Outlaw is building a national fan base the right way. With hints of neo-traditional country wrapped around Outlaw’s easy-listening voice, “Trouble” shows just why so many people are getting hip to Outlaw’s brand of country music.
Andy Velo, “Wake Up, Boat, Drink, Repeat” (July 11)
When it came time to release new record North Georgia Pines, independent artist Andy Velo opted for the unique one-song-per-month release strategy. He chose the best possible month to release this day drinkin’ summer tune, which carries strong Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney undertones.
Brett Young, “Like I Loved You” (July 17)
Brett Young is well on his way to country stardom thanks to his two massive singles “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Sleep Without You.” Now, his new single “Like I Loved You” is sure to do the same. His laid-back, R&B-driven style is all the rage in country music right now. Combine it with his heartfelt lyrics and good looks, well, Brett Young’s got a promising future on country radio.
Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos” (July 17)
It’s a little ironic listing this tune as one of the new country songs this month. “Broken Halos” is actually one of Stapleton’s older songs, but it gets new life on his new album From A Room: Volume One. The beautiful tune is an ode to those who have passed on, but not before changing our lives.
Dan + Shay, “Road Trippin'” (July 17)
If you liked Dan + Shay’s previous singles, you’ll love “Road Trippin'”. It’s probably one of the best summer anthems, thanks to its catchy, poppy vibe with lyrics like “Road trippin’, summertime livin.'” They’re hoping it becomes their third No. 1 single off 2016’s Obsessed.
Joe Nichols, “Never Gets Old” (July 17)
Joe Nichols is back with a new song that feels much more George Strait than whatever it was he was doing when he released “Yeah.” Nichols is already making his way towards elder statesman status and “Never Gets Old” really suits him. His new album of the same name comes out July 28. Although it’s new, it already feels like a well-worn classic.
Michael Ray, “Get To You” (July 24)
The singer, whose first song was predictable bro country fare, opts for more heart in new single “Get To You,” the new single off his upcoming sophomore album. His first record produced two No. 1 singles (“Kiss You In The Morning” and “Think A Little Less”).
Dave McElroy, “Without You” (July 24)
You probably don’t know Dave McElroy, but this is just a darn good song. He doesn’t have much else out, but this is still worth giving a listen.
Randy Rogers Band, “Meet Me Tonight” (July 31)
The next single off the Randy Rogers Band’s excellent album Nothing Shines Like Neon, “Meet Me Tonight” is about as classic country as it gets from national touring acts today. And then the chorus kicks in and feels like something out of 90s country gold.