Each week we track down the best new music and curate it into our ‘Hot Country Hits’ playlist for all our readers to enjoy. Today, we've selected our top picks of the week to celebrate the songs that stood out in the crowd.
Jeremy Turner has dropped his debut commercial single, She Keeps Comin’ Around. It’s the first of many singles to come from the gritty Southern Queensland-based country artist.
Written by Jason Matthews, Johnny Bulford and Phil Barton, the track was also produced by Phil Barton along with Brad Winters and mastered at Georgetown by Andrew Darby.
She Keeps Comin’ Around has all the earmarks of rocking, modern country, and tells the story of a dysfunctional relationship, where neither party can let it go. Each time he tries to make a break, she opens the door again, and they are drawn back together. As one line in the song states, “Old habits die hard in the moonlight.”
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Penned with Shane McAnally and Pete Good, Carly Pearce serves up a superstar-sized duet, We Don’t Fight Anymore alongside award-winning artist Chris Stapleton.
Carly said, “This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a relationship. The distance that feels heartbreaking, yet you’re also indifferent. I’ve always been a writer who never wanted to shy away from the “uncomfortable” moments in all of our lives, and this song feels too important not to share.”
Sara Berki’s A Boy That’s Into Trucks is another heartfelt, self-penned story-song. It was produced by Nash Chambers and is deeply personal to Sara.
Sara said, “This was an easy song to write because the narrator is me and the subject is my partner, Patrick, but this could be about anyone and any interests. It’s a song of passion, joy, and gratitude, for the one’s we love and all the things that make them who they are.”
In just over twelve months since launching her country music career, Sara has released three Top 20 singles and an acclaimed debut EP, performed at CMC Rocks QLD, sold out her first ever ticketed show and was recently announced as the special guest on Travis Collins’ current Any Less Anymore tour.
Sara also recently signed with country and Americana music agency, Wheelhouse, a joint venture between industry powerhouses Chugg Music, Select Music and Dan Biddle.
Fresh from appearances at the 50th CMA Fest in Nashville, comes the exciting new release from Australian born, Nashville based country music sensation Seaforth.
Co-written with Rocky Block and Jordan Dozzi, Get The Girl features a strong, catchy hook heavy tone, staying true to Seaforth’s signature modern melodic sound. Blending country, pop and ‘80’s elements, the song was born from personal experiences with a twist on love. The self-produced track marks this duo’s first independent release post Sony Nashville, a milestone in their career.
Seaforth said, “We’re more excited and driven than ever with this new chapter of independence. So much has happened in 6 years since we moved to Nashville at 23. Sony was great to us and supported us in tough times, but naturally our ambitions have grown/developed over time. We’ve never wanted to fit a mould, our goal has always been to create the best music possible, as we believe that’s what matters most to people.”
Put two chart-topping Australian country artists together and you have pure magic. Travis Collins and The Wolfe Brothers come together for Runnin’ The Country. The track is Travis’ latest single from his ninth studio album, Any Less Anymore, which dropped on June 16.
Travis said, “Runnin’ the Country is a real highlight for me getting to share the song with The Wolfe Brothers. We wrote the song together as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek look at what it would be like if people that live in our towns, the people that we're surrounded by at home in the country, what if those people were in charge of the entire country. It’s kind of funny when you think about growing up in the bush or regional Australia and country people just have a real no BS way of doing things and what if Parliament House was run the same way. The answers clear, we need a bunch of Farmers running the country.”
You can listen to the Hot Country Hits Australia playlist featuring all the above songs and more on Spotify here.