This Week’s Hot Country Hits: Kelsea Ballerini, Homegrown Trio, Jen Mize & More

28 June 2024 | 1:14 pm | Ellie Robinson

The latest update to Countrytown’s ‘Hot Country Hits’ playlist also features scorchin’ new jams from legends like Bailey Zimmerman, Tyler Childers, Cassidy-Rae and The Wet Whistles.

Kelsea Ballerini / Homegrown Trio / Jen Mize

Kelsea Ballerini / Homegrown Trio / Jen Mize (Supplied)

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Gosh dang, what a week it’s been for scorchin’ new country tunes! Not only were we blessed with spicy new releases from some of Australia’s finest up-and-comers, like Homegrown Trio (who just dropped Call It Magic), Jen Mize (who went all out with My Buzz) and Cassidy-Rae (whose new cut Good Night is destined to be a hit), but the international heavyweights were out in full force: Kelsea Ballerini came in guns blazing with her wicked new collab with Noah Kahan, Cowboys Cry Too, while Bailey Zimmerman delivered another instant classic in New To Country, and Yung Gravy got his fans going absolutely mental with Lone Ranger.

With all of that in mind, now seems like as good a time as any to remind you – or clue you in, if you didn’t know already – that we have our very own playlist dedicated to bringing you the best new music from all corners of the country music landscape, fittingly named Hot Country Hits Australia. We update it every Friday with more than a dozen of the brand new tracks we simply can’t get enough of, giving you the ultimate soundtrack to fuel your weekend.

You can listen to the Hot Country Hits Australia playlist on Spotify (here) and Apple Music (here) – and make sure to hit us up on Instagram or Facebook to let us know what songs you’ve been loving!

Here are just a few of our personal favourites from this week’s update to the playlist...

Kelsea Ballerini – Cowboys Cry Too (with Noah Kahan)

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WHAT SHE SAYS: “So proud and excited to release this first song in a new chapter of music.”

Homegrown Trio – Call It Magic

WHAT THEY SAY: “Working with this incredible team of people was a dream come true. Never did we think we’d get the opportunity to be in a room with Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman and Joy Williams, let alone getting to work alongside them. This group of people are so kind, passionate and caring, and made this entire process so special! We are so proud of this record, and so excited for you to blast Call It Magic.”

Jen Mize – My Buzz

WHAT SHE SAYS: “I was at a party, having a few chats and unfortunately reminded myself of that [Saturday Night Live] sketch character Debbie Downer. I was in the middle of a conversation, taking a seriously bleak look on the world and realised what a buzzkill I was being... I was embarrassed, and took note later to write this song to myself as a reminder to be a little less like Debbie Downer and Chicken Little, running around saying the sky is falling when it really isn’t. My Buzz is about the power of perspective... the type of ‘don’t bring me down’ kind of message that the world could use a little more of at the moment! Here’s to living the best life one ‘busy little honeybee’ can!”

Also featured in this week’s Hot Country Hits playlist:

  • Bailey ZimmermanNew To Country

  • Tyler ChildersSong While You’re Away

  • Ella HartwigHometown

  • Cassidy-RaeGood Night

  • Michael WaughWe Are Here

  • SaralynI Hope That You’ll Remember

  • Yung GravyLone Ranger

  • The Wet WhistlesDo A Little Damage

  • Liam BrewBrand New Truck

Listen to the full playlist on Spotify below – or head here to save/follow on Spotify, and here to save/follow on Apple Music.