New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now

There’s absolutely no shortage of new music right now. With tour schedules halted due to the ongoing pandemic, artists have…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 28, 2020


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Adam Doleac, Walker County, Elvie Shane

There’s absolutely no shortage of new music right now.

With tour schedules halted due to the ongoing pandemic, artists have returned to the studio, creating an influx of new tunes.

It can be a bit overwhelming to sift through all of the new music releases, so let Country Now do it for you. Here are five new songs you need to hear right now.

“Meet Me In The City” – Adam Doleac

Adam Doleac’s new track, “Meet Me in the City,” is three minutes of pure fun. Written by Doleac, Sarah Buxton and Andy Skib, the feel-good track takes listeners on an adventure, painting the picture of a spontaneous night on the town through descriptive lyrics and an infectious beat.

You’ll have this one on repeat for days.

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“Shovel” – Walker County

Talk about girl power! Sisters Ivy Dene and Sophie Dawn are poised to have their breakout hit with “Shovel.” This unapologetic anthem finds the talented duo pursuing a cheater as word gets around about him around their small town.

Don’t skip this one. It’s a game-changer.

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“My Boy” – Elvie Shane

Elvie Shane’s incredible debut single went viral on TikTok and is sure to warm the hearts of people everywhere. Written as a tribute to his stepson, “My Boy” is an emotional ballad that finds Shane professing his love for his bonus son and highlighting the unique bond that they share.

“He ain’t my blood, ain’t got my name/ But if he did, I’d feel the same/ I wasn’t there for his first steps/ But I ain’t missed a ball game yet/ And that ain’t ever gonna change/ I could never walk away/ Yeah, he’s my son and that’s my choice/ He ain’t my blood but he’s my, he’s my boy,” Shane sings on the chorus.

Grab the tissues before you listen.

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“Do What You Can” – Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles

Fifteen years after teaming up on the massive hit “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles have joined forces yet again on the pandemic-inspired “Do What You Can.” The inspiring song is resonating with fans everywhere and serves as a tribute to those working on the frontlines.

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“Talk About” – Seaforth

Talk About,” the latest release from Seaforth, is a total earworm. The flirty tune features clever wordplay and brings the duo’s signature sound to life.

You’ll want to add this one to your playlists ASAP.

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.