New Songs You Need To Hear Right Now: Chris Janson, Hannah Dasher, Sam Grow & More

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Madeleine O’Connell

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April 10, 2023

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Country Now is offering a look into some of the hottest new releases. We have selected a list of stand-out tracks that will freshen up your country music playlist and maybe even introduce you to a new crop of artists as they continue rising to the top of their game.

This set of new tunes is updated weekly to provide the latest selection of heart-breaking ballads, windows-down party anthems, steady love stories and more.  

Here are seven new country songs you need to hear right now.

Hannah Dasher – Cryin’ All The Way To The Bank

Hannah Dasher is cashing in her heartbreak as she finds herself “Cryin’ All The Way To The Bank.” The new song penned by Dasher with Benjy Davis and Dave Turnbull takes a classic heartbreak anthem to a new level as she bears her wit while getting some expensive revenge on an ex-husband. The song previews new music to come from Dasher later this year. 

“It was one of those hooks that kinda fell out of the sky, and it was too obvious,” Dasher shared in a press release. “I can’t believe no one else had ever written it before. It was kinda my ‘Buy Me a Boat’ or my ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart.’ It had that kind of an energy to it as we were writing it.”

Stream the track HERE.

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Logan Mize – “Hope I’m Not The Only One” 

Logan Mize is taking a step back to reflect on the all-too-common fears that come with growing up in his new song, “Hope I’m Not The Only One.” This country-rock anthem of full transparency serves as a trip down memory lane as Mize explores his worry-free youth from an adult’s perspective. Written by Jessie Jo Dillon (Toby Keith, Tim McGraw), Jon Nite (Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley) and Jordan Schmidt (Morgan Wallen, Blake Shelton), “Hope I’m Not The Only One” marks the second single from Mize’s forthcoming project, Bloodline, out May 5 via Big Yellow Dog Music.

“’Hope I’m Not The Only One’ is a song that I couldn’t stop listening to for a couple weeks,” Mize said of the new song. “I just had the demo on repeat. The lyric really resonated with me personally about a period of my life and I think it will with others as well. It was something fairly different than my producer Dan and I are used to doing but I was up for the challenge and I think it turned out pretty cool.”

Stream the song HERE.

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Alex Hall – “Side Effects Of The Heart” 

The never-ending cycle of love and heartbreak is a universal experience that Alex Hall dives into with his brand-new track, “Side Effects Of The Heart.” Hall brings a fresh kind of honesty to the studio as he draws from the sounds of both modern and classic country to pen this rollercoaster of emotions alongside A.J. Babcock, Josh Osborne and Pete Good. This song is just a taste of what’s to come from this rising star in 2023. 

“This track sets the tone so well for the new music I’ve been creating that will be rolling out this year, and I can’t wait to share it all,” Hall shared exclusively with Holler. “Until then, remember that ‘we’re all a mess living with the side effects of the heart.’”

Stream the song HERE.

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Chris Janson – Tap That

Just as the days are getting longer and the sun is getting hotter, Chris Janson is ready to “pop the top” on everyone’s favorite summertime partner– beer. In his new song, “Tap That,” the country singer/songwriter turns the volume up and gets the party started with his feel-good energy and signature vocals as he sings, “I’d tap that Twist that cap / Pop the top and let it rock / And throw it back / Dusk ’til dawn / It’s on long as it ain’t flat / Hell I’d tap that.” These clever lyrics and upbeat melody was penned by Janson with Preston Brust, Brandon Kinney, and Chris Lucas.

“This is a hard-rockin’, party-driven, beer-drinkin’ song,” Janson shared in a statement. “I’ve always loved it, and I hope the fans enjoy it as much as I do. Crank it UP!”

Stream the song HERE.

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Sam Grow – “Red Lights”

Sam Grow has unveiled “Red Lights,” his first release of the new year that finds him facing the difficult memories that reside in his hometown. Written by Grow with James LeBlanc, the single soars through a series of raw emotions as Grow leans into gritty vocals and hard-hitting, upbeat melody. These relatable lyrics ring true for all those who know what it’s like to be reminded of their past with something as simple as a stop light on a familiar road. 

Those one-stoplight towns sure can draw up a lot of memories while you’re waiting for it to change to green,” Grow explained of the inspiration behind the new track. “If you’ve ever had a relationship within a square mile place where every memory you made together is painted all over town, you’ll want to hear this.”

Stream the song HERE.

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Jordyn Shellhart – “When Something’s Gotta Give” 

Jordyn Shellhart has dropped the third single from her forthcoming label-debut album, Primrose, which is slated for release on May 19 via Warner Music Nashville. Her new song, “When Something’s Gotta Give” serves as an inside look at a brewing heartbreak. Through the dreamy melody and emotion-filled lyrics, Shellhart sails away on a trip to the realization that the once love-filled relationship is now crumbling around her. The rising star co-wrote the track with Marc Beeson and Allen Shamblin, who also had a hand in penning her debut song “Who Are You Mad At.”

“When you turn around / I am always there / I reach out for you / All I catch is him,” she sings. “I’m the tree and you’re the wind / I’m at your mercy / When something’s gotta give / It’s always me.”

Stream the song HERE.

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Ashley McBryde – The Devil I Know” 

Ashley McBryde’s latest release with Warner Music Nashville titled, “The Devil I Know,” is a fiery take on owning who you are and shutting out the plethora of outside opinions constantly being thrown at you. She embraces a new level of authenticity as she pairs her slick vocals with a high-energy production equipped with a hardy drumbeat, heavy guitar licks and rhythmic hand clapping. Written by McBryde with Jeremy Stover and Bobby Pinson, “The Devil I Know” follows the country superstar’s current chart-climbing single “Light On In The Kitchen.”

“We’re always hearing something from somebody who thinks they know what’s best for us,” McBryde said honestly in a press statement. “Lose weight, your hair’s too curly, change this, change that. Things just seem to go better when you trust your own lens to see what’s good for you.”

Stream the song HERE.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.