New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now

Alana Springsteen, Jon Langston, Lily Rose, Randall King (1)
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Alana Springsteen, Jon Langston, Lily Rose, Randall King

The dog days of summer are here, which means people all over are trying their best to stay out of the heat. But, those who are spending time outdoors, at country festivals, summer barbecues, and on the water are likely amping up the party with their favorite music playlists.

There, of course, are plenty of songs to choose from to add to that summer music rotation, but luckily country fans don’t need to surf the internet to find them. Country Now counts down another list of new songs that deserve to be heard.

Here are eight songs you need to hear right now.

“Over Drinkin’ Under Thinkin’” – Drake Milligan

Country music is chock-full of drinking songs. And Milligan proves that there is always room for more with his catchy traditional-leaning track entitled, “Over Drinkin’ Under Thinkin’.” Calling to mind the sounds of Midland’s famous hit “Drinkin’ Problem,” Milligan flaunts his Texas-rooted baritone voice on the light-hearted beer-guzzling tune, making it a perfect summer playlist addition.

“Over Drinkin’ Under Thinkin’” is the first taste of music from the rising singer/songwriter and is featured on his self-titled debut EP. The five-song project also includes songs “Don’t Look Down,” “Kiss Goodbye All Night,” “She,” and “Sounds Like Somethin’ I’d Do.”

Stream the track here.

“Lying With You” – Chase Wright

Wright gets brutally honest in his sincere country song, “Lying With You.” The tune, which blends traditional sounds with pop-rock chords, finds the singer/songwriter doing his best to move on from a relationship, yet imagining what it would be like if he could have his way and still be with his ex.

Written with Will Bundy and Zach Dyer, “Lying With You” follows Wright’s previous successful releases like “Why Should We,” “Wish You’d Miss Me,” “Drive.”

Stream the track here.

“Try Missing You” – Jon Langston

Living the life of a country star may seem glamorous, but it is not always easy. Often times it means being out on the road and away from family members and loved ones for long periods of time. Langston paints a picture of just that in his lonesome country ballad called “Try Missing You.”

“I don’t know where I’m gonna be tomorrow / Truth is I’m a little lost right now / The smoke and whiskey, it don’t fix me / Like you always do / If you think you’re missing me, try missing you,” Langston sings throughout the chorus of the song, which he wrote with Jody Stevens.

Stream the track here.

“Record High” – Randall King

King looks at a glass half full in his uptempo, heartbreak song “Record High,” written by Rodney Clawson, John Pierce, and Drake Milligan. In the song, the modern traditionalist turns to the honky tonks and free-flowing drinks to bring his spirits up, as he invites listeners to sing along with the catchy hook, “I’m about to go from an all-time low to a record high.”

“Record High” is sure to get people on the dance floor with its steel guitar, saw-toothed fiddles, and punchy, hard rocking rhythm. The tune follows King’s major-label debut EP, Leanna, which dropped in 2020.

Stream the track here.

“Know My Way Around” – Lily Rose

Lily Rose may know her hometown like the back of her hand, but she doesn’t know much about the stranger that just walked in the door. In her latest single, “Know My Way Around,” she admits her curiosity and puts the ball in her love interest’s court.

“Ever since you walked in / Only thing that I’ve been thinking ’bout is my next move / Then we got to talkin’ / Told me that you’re single / Baby, that’s some damn good news / Yeah, the night’s still young / And I got nothin’ else to do / Except maybe catch a buzz / Maybe fall in love / Baby, you can choose / I just wanna know my way around you,” she sings.

Stream the track here.

“Paying For It” – Levi Hummon featuring Walker Hayes

When Levi Hummon took on a writing session with Eric Arjes and fellow country artist Walker Hayes, the trio came up with “Paying For It.” The song, which showcases vocals by both Hummon and Hayes, brings attention to the aftermath of a breakup and the cost of moving on.

“I’m so excited to partner up with Walker on a song,” Hummon said of his new duet partner in a press release. “I’ve been a fan of his for a long time, and this is the first song we ever wrote together. I brought in the title, and he did his Walker thing to it. I think this song is really special, and I’m excited for the world to hear it. Also, a big shout out to my producer Eric Arjes for killin’ it on this one.”

Stream the track here.

“Hometown Tonight” – Restless Road

Restless Road captures romantic electricity in their new song “Hometown Tonight.” In the song, the artists promise to bring a love interest back to her roots by painting a picture of an old memory they once shared.

“Hometown Tonight,” written by the country trio, made up of members Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, and Garrett Nichols, is set to be featured on the group’s upcoming project, due out at a later date.

Stream the track here.

“Zero Trucks” – Alana Springsteen

Springsteen kisses off an old romance with her sassy new single, “Zero Trucks.” Loaded with clever wordplay and an infectious beat, Springsteen half-heartedly wishes her ex good luck with his new love and tells him she’ll be busy having fun in the club with her friends.

“I’ve always relied on music to get me through. Sometimes you want to sit in the sadness, and other times, you want to escape. What I love about ‘Zero Trucks’ is that it’s a lighthearted reminder that endings can bring freedom – nudging you closer to the person you want to be and the people you want to be with,” Springsteen previously told Country Now. “The whole process of creating this song, from writing with Walker [Hayes] and Joe [Clemmons] to producing with Jerry [Flowers] and Jared [Keim], plus shooting the music video with all of my friends brought me so much joy. I can only hope it brings that same happiness to others.”

Stream the track here.