I am a music lover. Every other day I go on looking for some really good music to soothe my mind off the hustle bustle of daily life. This time it’s Country Music!
An American style music, it has its roots in the South and West United States since 1920s. Formerly called Country and Western music or Hillbilly music, the name Country Music was adopted in 1949. In addition, Country Music is a good combination of folk songs, ballads, dance tunes with popular songs of the English, Scots, and Irish community of the South. It mostly features String-band music with banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, dulcimer, electric and acoustic guitars.
So, unwind yourself by listening to the Top 10 best country songs of 2019 (so far).
Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country I Watch Now”
Toppings the charts in the country music genre is Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country I Watch Now. Penned by Devin Dawson, Michael Hardy and Jordan Schmidt, the super hit song was shot in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the birth place of Shelton. Directed by Sophie Muller, it highlights a crisp contrast between the natural beauty of the land and its harsh nature at times.
Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
The North Carolina sensation Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart” bags the second place in the country music genre. The song riffs on life’s many heartaches, with Combs recounting the only thing he can actually trust on, the long-necked ice cold beer. Written by Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs, and Randy Montana, the fan-favorite 4-minute track had hit the charts before being officially released.
Morgan Wallen’s “Whiskey Glasses”
Hitting the charts since its release in 2018, Whiskey Glasses was recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen. The third single from his debut album If I Know Me, the song was penned by Ben Burgess and Kevin Kadish. The groovy breakup ballad has Morgan whisking away the pain of a recent breakup by knocking back glasses of whiskey. Additionally, the track also bagged a CMT Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year.
Thomas Rhett’s “Look What God Gave Her”
The American singer Thomas Rhett has made it to top charts of 2019 with his upbeat pop-friendly song “Look What God Gave Her”. Emphasizing the women in his life, comparing his wife and 2 young daughters to angels, the video features them all. The first single from his upcoming fourth album Center Point Road, Thomas penned the lyrics himself along with his father Rhett Akins, and Julian Bunetta, Josh Ryan, Jacob Kasher, Ammar Malik.
Kane Brown’s “Good As You”
American country music singer Kane Brown opens the love ballad track with sensual electric guitar chords, describing his love and devotion to a sweet-hearted girl. The second single from his major-label album Experiment, “Good as You” was written by Brown, Brock Berryhill, Shy Carter, Taylor Phillips and Will Weatherly. The original video contained his real wedding nuptials with Katelyn Jae. However, Brown filmed a second video for the song, celebrating his mom and grandmother in this one.
George Strait’s “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”
Yet another in the top-charts of 2019 under the country music category is the high-energy track from the King of Country George Strait’s “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”. Strait co-wrote the single with his son, Bubba, along with Dean Dillon. One of the eight tracks of the album Honky Tonk Time Machine, it features fiddles and steel guitar, depicting the feeling of a night spent at a honky-tonk bar.
Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy”
One more chart-topping track from Singer-Songwriter Luke Combs is “Beautiful Crazy”. A track from his 2017 debut album This One’s for You Too, the slow love song depicts his admiration for someone special. Combs penned this track with Wyatt Durrette and Robert Williford.
Lady Antebellum’s “What If I Never Get Over You”
Produced by Dann Huff and written by Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd and Laura Veltz, “What If I Never Get Over You” is a soaring ballad from the American country music group Lady Antebellum. With the three musicians Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood coming together in the chorus, the lead vocals are given by Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott. Additionally, directed by Sarah McColgan, the video depicts how painful and long-lasting a breakup is.
Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More”
Top charts of 2019 in the country music genre unveils another standout track ” Miss Me More” by the bright-eyed American singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini. Released in 2018, the track written by Kelsea with Brett McLaughlin and David Hodges, is still hitting the charts. The third single from Kelsea’s second studio album Unapologetically, the song tells her story of surviving from an unhealthy relationship. Additionally, the video shows her readying up for a boxing match, ending up with a fight between two versions of herself- one during the relationship and one on the other side of breakup.
Luke Bryan’s “Knockin’ Boots”
The Last track on my list in country music genre is retro-influenced rhythmic track “Knockin’ Boots” by the American Idol judge, Luke Bryan. A single from Bryan’s What Makes You Country album, the track is written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite.
- Release Date : March 29, 2019
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