Your Hottest Country Playlist: October 9th


How’s that C2C announcement working out for you? We have collated this playlist before the announcement of the full line up so we hope that you have found enough on the bill to please and delight? Tim & Faith is a huge pick – but all thoughts are now on the Saturday headliner after LBT self confirmed for the Sunday.

Will it be Keith Urban, everyone’s hope? Will it be Luke Bryan after he was confirmed for Australia the week after C2C or will it be someone else out of left field?

Our playlist this week is a mix of C2C acts and Country Music Week artists.

The first two acts, Tim & Faith and Luke Bryan all released new songs on Friday so they are always worth checking out. ‘The Rest of our Life’ is a better song than ‘Speak to a Girl’, which wasn’t bad so Tim & Faith are riding high in anticipation of the album release in November. Luke’s ‘What Makes You Country’ is a big farmer song that won’t win him any new fans but won’t lose him any either.

Levi Hummon, Temecula Road, Randy Houser and Lindsay Ell have all been in the UK this week as part of Country Music Week. A mix of new songs and old songs from those artists on the playlist.

Carly Pearce continues to release songs in advance of her album, which is out Friday. ‘Hide the Wine’ is another fun, quality song that only serves to increase anticipation of said album release.

Granger Smith and Murphy Elmore also make our list for the first time this week. Smith released the more traditional ‘Still Holds Up’ on Friday whilst Elmore’s ‘Call it a Night’ is a more modern sounding, Cole Swindell-esque track that builds nicely to a strong, sing-a-long chorus.

The final word, this week however, has to go to Chris Janson. When I first heard ‘Humble and Kind’ and ‘Girl Crush’ I called ‘Song of the Year’ on both of them. I’m calling it again with Chris Janson’s ‘Drunk Girl’ – this is simply song of the year for me. It has the song of story that Country music was made for, great lyrics, super melodies and makes me want to holler it out loud overtime I hear it. Song of the year contender, surely?

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