Ingrid Andress’ ‘Both’ + 6 More New Songs You Need to Hear [LISTEN]
Country stars had a wide range of new music to share this week, from scorching breakup anthems to uplifting love songs, and everything in between. Read on to get to know all your new favorite tracks!
Ingrid Andress, "Both":
Country newcomer Ingrid Andress’ new song is about attempting to navigate the casual dating world. In "Both," Andress sings about how hard it is to make sense of her informal relationship with someone who is more than a friend but less than a significant other. "Both" was penned by Andress with Derrick Southerland and Jordan Schmidt. -- CC
Abby Anderson, "Fearless":
Abby Anderson is jumping head-first into the inspiring message of "Fearless," her latest song, which is featured in the upcoming movie, A Dog's Journey. The anthemic track was written by Jayson DeZuzio and Jillian Strauss, and Anderson tells Billboard that she was thrilled to contribute to the hopeful message of the film.
"This movie had me in tears, laughing and walking out of the theater with joy in my heart," the singer says. "I'm just happy to have been involved with even a small part of Universal's uplifting, positive and inspiring message." A Dog's Life follows the adventures of beloved family dog Bailey and his favorite people. -- CL
Riley Green, "Numbers on the Cars":
Riley Green offers a touching and personal perspective on Alzheimer's in his newest track, "Numbers on the Cars," a song that the singer says was inspired by his grandfather's battle with the disease. "Growing up near the Talladega Superspeedway, I used to go over to my Granddaddy's house as a kid and watch the races," Green explains in a press release. "He knew every driver's name, number and sponsor, and so as the racing season kicks into full gear, it seemed like the perfect time to debut this song."
"Numbers on the Cars" is included on the singer's forthcoming Get That Man a Beer EP, which is due for release on June 14. -- CL
Caylee Hammack, "Just Friends":
Newcomer Caylee Hammack goes full-throttle in her grunge-inflected new release, "Just Friends," the follow-up to "Family Tree," her debut. "'Just Friends' is my absolute favorite song to play live, because it starts off super, super sad, and slow and sweet...and about that second line is when everyone kinda looks at each other like, 'Should we go get a beer?'" The singer says. "And then all of a sudden we kick in, and it's like, full band, electric guitars pop out of nowhere.
The singer goes on to say that she thinks that her female fans in particular will relate to the story the song tells. "All of us have found someone that was a very good man, and maybe a great friend, but was really bad at being a boyfriend," she explains. -- CL
Tenille Arts, "Call You Names":
In Tenille Arts’ latest single, the singer reflects on the sometimes-complicated relationships between mothers and their daughters. Arts talks about how she used to resent her mom for setting curfews and being an authority figure -- but the song quickly changes its tune when she talks about moving out on her own and needing her mom to help her navigate life as an adult. "Now I call you all the names I can think of / I paint you in the most beautiful light / I call you mama, my best friend / My everything ‘til the end / I call you my angel / I call you a saint / Yeah, I call you names,” Arts sings. -- CC
Haylee Orrantia, "If I Don't":
In the emotional “If I Don’t,” actress and singer Hayley Orrantia reflects on how hard it can be to trust your intuition when you’re in love -- even when something doesn’t feel right. “I pushed down the feelings and questions I had and told myself, ‘He would have no reason to lie me.’ All the while, I was lying to myself,” says Orrantia of an ex in a press release. “We often want to seem ‘nice’ and never want to be ‘psycho,’ so we’ve learned over time to suppress the little voice inside us in order to be liked and compliant.” "If I Don't" was written by Orrantia along with Robyn Collins and Mike Miller. -- CC
Colt Ford, "We the People":
Colt Ford's scorching new single, "We the People," calls for unity in troubled political times. “When I first heard this song, I knew it was the right song to record and release considering all the division in our country right now,” Ford explains to Sounds Like Nashville. “’We the People’ is not a political song – it’s a song about enjoying one another, finding a way to get along, finding a way to have fun, finding a way to continue to build this country and this world into a better place. Music has a way of bringing people together and that’s what this song is all about.”
The new track, written by Corey Crowder, James McNair and Brandon Kinney, marks the first taste of an upcoming full-length album. -- CL