Here are five new country and Americana songs we have on heavy rotation.
Brothers Osborne, “While You Still Can”
After tragedy, music is one of the greatest healers. In the aftermath of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the Brothers Osborne performed their song “While You Still Can” live on the Bobby Bones Show. Written with Travis Meadows, the timely song is about savoring every moment in life and holding your loved ones close.
Lee Ann Womack, “Sunday”
Lee Ann Womack’s The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone, due out Oct. 27, is one of the year’s most anticipated releases. And if what we’ve heard so far is any indication, it’s sure to be a rollicking, gospel-tinged revelation. The latest offering, “Sunday,” finds Womack channeling her bluesy East Texas roots and adding a side of psychedelia for good measure.
The White Buffalo, “Avalon”
Alt-country artist The White Buffalo (the stage name of singer-songwriter Jake Smith) released his album Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights on Oct. 6. The album’s first single, “Avalon,” is a Heartland-born rock and roll saga about the drive to find solace even when you’re going through hell.
Eric Church, “Why Not Me”
Eric Church debuted “Why Not Me” during an emotional Grand Ole Opry performance just days after the Las Vegas shooting. Church dedicated the song to Sonny Melton, a Tennessee man who died protecting his wife during the attack. The powerful and chilling song pays tribute to those who lost their lives and addresses grieving family and friends in the wake of the senseless tragedy.
Becca Mancari, “Good Woman”
Nashville Americana artist Becca Mancari released her fantastic album Good Woman last week. The title track is a gorgeous, gripping and hypnotic country-folk song that sounds like echoes through a lonely canyon.