Here are five new country and Americana songs we have on heavy rotation.
Christian Lopez, “Swim the River”
Americana singer Christian Lopez mixes West Virginia-born folk with a pop spirit on his latest album Red Arrow. “Swim the River” is an emphatic ode to young love laced with a soaring fiddle.
Billy Strings, “Meet Me at the Creek”
Guitar prodigy Billy Strings brings the reckless energy of a rock show to bluegrass music. “Meet Me at the Creek,” from Strings’ newly released album Turmoil and Tinfoil, finds Strings and company polishing off a nine minute bluegrass song at breakneck speed.
Dori Freeman, “If I Could Make You My Own”
Dori Freeman is gearing up to release her sophomore album Letters Never Read (out Oct. 20) and the Virginia singer is giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come with the gorgeous and hopeful waltz “If I Could Make You My Own.” Freeman recently released the video for the song, which was filmed on a sunny day at the 82nd Annual Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Va.
Kendell Marvel, “Lowdown and Lonesome”
Kendell Marvel has spent years in the Nashville songwriting trenches, penning songs for everyone from Gary Allan to George Strait. Now the Music City favorite is stepping into the spotlight with his upcoming album Lowdown and Lonesome, out Oct. 13. The title track, written by Marvel, Keith Gattis and Randy Houser, is a bluesy, southern stomp that will appeal to fans of classic rock and country alike.
Willie Nelson with Lukas and Micah Nelson, “Mind Your Own Business”
The Red Headed Stranger teams up with two of his talented offspring for Willie’s Stash Vol. 2: Willie Nelson and the Boys, which drops Oct. 20. Willie, Lukas and Micah tackle the classic 1949 Hank Williams song “Mind Your Own Business” and the result is pure country family fun from one of the most talented families in the business.