Country music is great, no doubt about that especially for country music fans. This genre, just like other types of music, has an enormous share of fans out there. What is not to love about these tunes? They have pleasant and soulful melodies as well as meaningful and evocative lyrics that many people just cannot do without. Ever since its birth in the 1920s with artists like John Carson, Carl Sprague, and Jimmie Rodgers paving the way for this genre to proliferate in the music industry, country songs truly have gone a long way. Aside from the legendary songs that rocked the airwaves many years ago, new country songs continue to invade the industry, and you would be very glad to hear the latest ones that would surely make you fall in love with this genre a hundred times more.
Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” is a wonderful fusion of country and pop driven by acoustic and electric guitars with some fantastic embellishments of piano in the background. Most vocals come from one of the group’s singers Hilary Scott, who is able to make a fantastic performance that is reserved and calm at the same time. Just like most country songs, this one revolves around sad story about broken love. Luke Bryan’s “Do I” is a soft melancholic ballad that centers around a man’s questions about love. Full of power and angst, this single has become a consistent chart topper ever since it was released.
Another song worth mentioning is Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova,” which although resembles a bit like Shania Twain’s signature tunes, is still one of the best country tunes people have heard this year. It comes with a strong message about women and the melody goes around electric guitar, fiddle and steel guitar. Reba McEntire, a legend in the industry, surprises us with another hit with her latest single “Consider Me Gone,” which centers on a similar theme that has been in her other songs like “Lonely Alone” and “How was I to Know.” Despite this fact, expectations on Reba have been met again with this stellar vocal performance and memorable lyrics.
Craig Morgan’s “Bonfire” is one of those fun and light songs that has become a hit among many country fans. The collaboration “I’m Alive” by Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews is also a common chart topper these days. And we certainly cannot skip the teen sensation, Taylor Swift whose song, “Fifteen” has not left the hit charts since its debut. Other songs you should check out include Dierks Bentley’s “I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes,” Zac Brown Band’s “Toes”, David Nail’s “Red Light,” Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice,” Darius Rucker’s “History In The Making,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar,” Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” and Trace Adkins’ “All I Ask For Anymore.”
New country songs are definitely a must-hear for everybody. If you think you have already heard the best of the best, wait until you get your ears on these ones. Country music will always be timeless and new songs will always continue to intensify the passion and love of fans for this genre.