New Songs You Need To Hear Right Now From Tyler Booth, Tiera Kennedy, Brandon Davis, Colbie Caillat, & More

Elevate your playlist with these new tunes.


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 21, 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 nine new country songs you need to hear right now.

Jo Dee Messina – “Just To Be Loved”

Jo Dee Messina delivers an empowering message of self-love with her brand-new single, “Just To Be Loved.” The bubbly tune, written by Messina with Jess Cates, Jordan Mohilowski, and Tim Nichols, was inspired by watching her two boys grow within a society that weighs in so heavily on a person’s appearance. Messina shares an uplifting take as she unveils a storyline that centers around a young girl who falls into the trap of comparing herself to others and feeling the need to change who she is to fit the images she sees on social media. 

Messina shared, “The gist of the song is, don’t change who you are just to be loved because God made you perfect. He made you priceless and He already loves you with a perfect love.”

Stream the track HERE.

Colbie Caillat – “Wide Open”

Multi-platinum-selling, GRAMMY-winning artist, Colbie Caillat is encouraging fans to listen to their heart and take a leap of faith every now and then with her latest release, “Wide Open.” Written by Caillat alongside multi-genre hit songwriter Alysa Vanderheym and singer-songwriter Jordyn Shellhart, the Jamie Kenney-produced track showcases a true taste of Caillat’s musical talent as it comes to life among the dreamy guitar licks. The tune’s soulful and endearing sound is elevated by the idea that life is best lived in the moment, as opposed to worrying about what’s next. 

“I think we forget to live in the moment sometimes. Especially with relationships, we’re always so worried about where it’s going to end up and we miss the journey that it’s taking us on,” Caillat shared of the song. “Wide Open’ is about how people are ever-changing, so being open to what life has to offer you or what relationships can complement your life in that specific season becomes freeing.”

Stream the track HERE.

Tyler Booth – “Different Kind of Blue”

Tyler Booth finds himself feeling a “Different Kind of Blue” in his new song that hits close to home with the ultimate form of sadness coming into play. The melancholic tune showcases Booth’s Kentucky-born twang as he paints a hazy picture of the emotional turmoil that comes from having to face the bittersweet memories of a lost love. Co-written by Booth alongside Forrest Finn and Rob Pennington, “Different Kind of Blue” prepares listeners for more new music to come from the singer this year, who has been working on a project set for release this fall

“I wrote ‘Different Kind Of Blue’ with Rob Pennington and Forrest Finn, and it came from a place where I was feeling pretty sad and wanted to make something cool of it,” Booth shared honestly. “It’s about how no matter where you go, everything you see reminds you of somebody. Instead of it being a good feeling like comfort or being in love, it’s the total opposite.”

Stream the track HERE.

Josh Ross – “Ain’t Doin’ Jack” 

Josh Ross is “running up the tab” over a broken heart that cuts so deep that even the strongest whiskey “Ain’t Doin’ Jack.” The rising singer/songwriter originally penned the new song alongside Benjamin Stoll, Mason Thornley, and Sam Martinez with the intention of it being an emotional ballad. However, throughout the writing session that took place in the Smoky Mountains, he was inspired to transform it into an upbeat country-rock anthem after learning he’d be joining acclaimed rock band, Nickelback, on tour this summer. The final product of “Ain’t Doin’ Jack” is a hard-hitting country-rock jam that leans on Jack Daniels to try and get over the heartache. 

“But it ain’t doin’ jack / To forget the door, slamming out the drive / Tearing up the gravel, saying she ain’t coming back / Left me on the porch, thinking I should be drinking / She don’t love me anymore,” Ross sings on the chorus. 

Stream the track HERE.

Caroline Jones – “Million Little Bandaids” feat. Zac Brown Band

Caroline Jones has teamed up with her bandmates, Zac Brown Band, for their first collaboration since she joined the group last fall. The new song titled, “Million Little Bandaids” features an upbeat tune paired with emotionally-charged lyrics that aim to uncover Jones’ journey of learning to love her vulnerabilities and imperfections. The country singers trade off delivering the verses before coming together in delicate harmonies on the chorus that was penned solely by Caroline Jones. 

“Caroline did a beautiful job writing this song. I’m always looking for new ways to say things, and these lyrics really resonated with me. I wanted to be a part of it the moment I heard it. Very excited for our fans to hear it,” said Zac Brown, reflecting on the impactful message. 

Stream the track HERE.

Landon Parker – “Back At The Bar”

Landon Parker prepares listeners for a weekend of fun and celebrations with his next single, “Back At The Bar.” The carefree party anthem serves as an intoxicating new soundtrack to a honky tonk kind of night with its infectious electric guitar, top-shelf drum beats, and Parker’s traditional country vocals. Co-written by the North Carolina native with Carlo Colascacco and produced by Blake Chancey, “Back At The Bar” tributes those ready to hit the dance floor and create memories that most likely won’t be remembered when the sun comes up. 

“This song has been killing it in our set for years, and I’m so excited to finally have it out,” shares Parker. “‘Back At The Bar’ is a story about good times with good friends and all those crazy nights you wouldn’t trade for anything, no matter how painful tomorrow’s gonna be.”

Stream the track HERE.

Tiera Kennedy – “Jesus, My Mama, My Therapist” 

Rising singer/songwriter Tiera Kennedy is kicking things up a notch with her new single “Jesus, My Mama, My Therapist.” Released via The Valory Music Co., the infectious track showcases Kennedy’s candied vocals as she pays tribute to the three people who are trusted with her best-kept secrets and her heart. The Alabama native’s faith-filled lyrics and piercing up-tempo track offer fans a sneak peek of what’s to come on her forthcoming full-length debut album. Kennedy’s personal touch comes through her songwriting skills, as she sat down to write the song with her friends Emily Falvey, Joe Fox, Trannie Anderson and Emily Landis.

“If you’re from a small town, you know you can’t trust everybody with your business. But, we all have that one group of people we can confide in when times get rough and for me, it’s Jesus, my mama and my therapist,” shared Tiera Kennedy. “They always give me sound advice, don’t ever judge me and I know they’ll love me unconditionally. They’re the best sounding board a girl could ask for.”

Stream the track HERE.

Brandon Davis – “Pretty”

Brandon Davis offers fans a piece of his heart through his sentimental song, “Pretty.” Throughout the sing-along-ready lyrics, the rising country crooner displays a different take on beauty while touching on the strong value society places on looks versus what truly matters on the inside. His smooth vocals and tender message paint a picture of how he sees beauty in others using examples inspired directly by his wife. “Pretty” was written by Davis alongside Clay Mills and Kendal Elizabeth Conrad, and produced by Daniel Agee.

“The idea behind ‘Pretty’ immediately struck me and made me think of my wife, Destiny,” says Davis. “I knew this was one that I wanted to write in a way that showed her exactly how I see her through my own eyes. Anyone that knows her knows that this song describes her to a T. From remodeling the house to cooking dinner, this woman is the epitome of lovely, tough, and all I’ve ever dreamed of. Yes, she is absolutely the most beautiful woman in the world to me, but she’s also the strongest, most patient, and bravest as well. This woman has been through more than anyone realizes, and I admire her every single day and hope this song shows her just that.”

Stream the track HERE.

Kolby Cooper – “Kill Me”

Kolby Cooper taps into his country-rock sound for his new, hard-hitting single, “Kill Me.” The stark title matches the chaos-filled lyrics and up-tempo instrumentals as the rising singer/songwriter’s vocals ignite a fiery passion in his addiction to the things he craves. Throughout the song penned by Cooper with Michael Whitworth and producer Andrew Baylis, listeners are greeted with a dose of heart-pounding passion between two people stuck battling a fiery tension that leaves them wanting more every time. When announcing the new song on social media, he revealed that “Kill Me” is “the beginning of a new chapter.”

“‘Kill Me’ is a song about addiction – love, drugs, or life in general,” Cooper explained of the new song. “Everyone is out here chasing a cheap thrill and that’s what this song is about. The struggle to keep it all balanced.”

Stream the track HERE.

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