New Songs You Need To Hear Right Now: Kameron Marlowe, Hannah Ellis, Adam Doleac, & More

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Madeleine O’Connell

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June 13, 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.

Dylan Scott – “This Town’s Been Too Good To Us”

Dylan Scott is reminiscing on his youthful days when he “raised hell on the weekends” as he tributes the best memories from his hometown of Bastrop, Louisiana on “This Town’s Been Too Good To Us.” The new country/pop tune written by Scott with Ashley Gorley, Ryan Vojtesak, John Byron, and Taylor Phillips finds the country singer/songwriter facing the nostalgia of his past while also realizing that the place he spent so many years trying to run from may not have been so bad after all. 

“Yeah, we sure painted it up / Tore down them old two lane roads / We either stole every sign or left ’em in bullet holes / It wasn’t nowhere as bad as we all said that it was / Yeah, looking back at it now this town’s been too good to us / Raised hell on the weekends, yeah / Man, what were we thinking when we said we’d leave it in a cloud of dust / This town’s been too good to us,” he delivers on the chorus. 

Stream the track HERE.

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Hannah Ellis – “Wine Country”

Hannah Ellis has proved that it’s possible to be classy and country at the same time in her new song, “Wine Country.” As she raises her pinky and sips on some “Cabernet in a solo cup,” the Kentucky native confidently boasts about her expensive taste while also revealing that her country roots will always be a part of who she is. Sitting down to write with Clint Lagerberg and her husband, Nick Wayne, the uplifting tune serves as the perfect soundtrack to a drive down the backroads or a visit to Napa Valley for some wine tastings and stunning views.

Taking to social media to promote the new song, Ellis wrote, “This song is about the idea that you don’t have to be ‘this OR that’ you can be ‘this AND that’. Boujee AND back roads. You don’t have to choose one lane; drive ‘em all.”

Stream the track HERE.

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Restless Road – “Last Rodeo”

Zach Beeken, Colton Pack and Garrett Nichols, the trio known as Restless Road, have once again put their powerhouse harmonies to the test for their latest release, “Last Rodeo.” Letting their hard-hitting storytelling skills take the lead, the band adds a bit of fuel to the fire in a post-breakup tune that doubles as a fresh summertime anthem. Co-penned by each of the band members along with Lindsay Rimes and Trannie Anderson, “Last Rodeo” signals a fresh start. Despite hitting some bumps along the way, they’re determined to put their heartache behind them and prepare for a new “sunset to run into.” 

“Sometimes life throws you into the dirt,” Beeken shared in a press release.  “So we wrote Last Rodeo from a place of empowerment and not letting anyone or anything get you down. We’re all about perseverance and this song gets that message across in a really exciting way.”

Stream the track HERE.

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Kameron Marlowe – “I Can Lie (The Truth Is)”

Kameron Marlowe battles the want for love while also holding a fear of commitment in his new honky tonk anthem, “I Can Lie (The Truth Is).” The singer/songwriter’s baritone vocals are accompanied by the traditional sounds of pedal steel and the fiddle, taking listeners back to that traditional country sound that’s been passed down from generation to generation by the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and more. Co-written by Marlowe with Jordan Fletcher and Shane Minor, his latest offering delivers the message of how easy it is for one to have the conflicting mindset of “I can love you and hate you at the same damn time.”

“‘I Can Lie’ is a song about a toxic relationship that talks about the battle of loving and hating someone who’s just not good for you,” Marlowe said of the new tune in a press release. “When people hear it, I want them to be taken back in time to the 1970s when western outlaw country was taking over.”

Stream the track HERE.

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King Calaway – “Tennessee’s Waiting”

In honor of finding peace and comfort in the place they now call home, the band known as King Calaway has rolled out the title track to their upcoming album, “Tennessee’s Waiting.” The mid-tempo track eludes a smooth delivery of precious harmonies laced with profound instrumentals and a warm welcome into the southern state. Produced by Zac Brown, the 16-track album is set to feature collaborations with GRAMMY nominee Marcus King as well as ACM winner Hailey Whitters. The project will be unveiled across all streaming platforms on August 4.

“It’s been 4 years now since the release of our debut album, in that time, we’ve experienced a lot of change and growth as individuals and as a band,” said King Calaway bandmates. “Our style and approach to music has evolved. We became stronger songwriters and performers, and we’ve finally made Tennessee feel like home. It felt right for us to name this record ‘Tennessee’s Waiting’ because of the connection we’ve made to our new home and the communities within. This album tells our stories the best way we can, and we’re excited to finally share it with the world,” they added.

Stream the track HERE.

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Adam Doleac – “Biggest Fan”

Adam Doleac is putting his heart on display as he lets the world know why each and every day, he continues to be his wife’s “Biggest Fan.” The highly-anticipated new single quickly became a viral hit for its catchy tune, soothing piano keys and heartfelt words that serve as a reminder for his fans to find that one person who will always be there for support. Doleac’s charming vocals celebrate love, commitment, and nothing but admiration for his other half, Mackinnon. 

 “Biggest Fan” is a love letter to my wife, Mackinnon,” Doleac explained.  “She’s always telling me that she’s MY biggest fan. This song is an ode to her making sure she knows I am hers too. She’s been in my crowd long before there was even a crowd to be in and has believed in me at times that I didn’t even believe in myself. I know that kind of love isn’t easy to find, but I hope everybody looking for it out there finds it. We all need a “Biggest Fan” cheering us on in this crazy little thing called life.”

Stream the track HERE.

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Jon Langston – “Whiskey Does”

Jon Langston offers his fool-proof solution for mending a broken heart in his new track, “Whiskey Does.” Co-written by Langston with Brad Wagner, Cole Taylor and Jordan Gray, the painful tune dissects the healing power of whiskey on those desperately lonely nights. The Georgia native’s pleading vocals and unmistakable southern twang places an emphasis on his drink of choice, which lends a taste of company in the midst of misery. 

“’Cause she don’t love me anymore / And I don’t think she’s coming back,” Langston sings throughout the soul-stirring chorus. “Yeah, all I know to do is pour / A broken heart in an empty glass / Yeah, ever since she’s been done with me / My misery needs company / And my company has been a black label buzz / She don’t love me anymore but whiskey does.”

Stream the track 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.