The Corona crisis keeps me buzy – and thus, it again took me quite a while to have a new edition of my Country Music Picks, songs, which I feel should present on this website explicitly. Here is my early April 2020 edition, mainly featuring songs released in February and March.
Redeye Caravan – El Muerto
After I reviewed the fascinating album Nostrum Remedium by the Greek Dark Country band Redeye Caravan, I really got a focus on the band. They still did not manage to be on Amazon Music and Spotify, but they are releasing more and more videos from that album – El Muerto is definitely worth watching.
Olivia Lane – The Quarantine Song
I just cannot argue against that I have a certain crush on Olivia Lane. Great artist, a very interesting Instagram feed – and her show in Hassocks near Brighton in February was also a great memory. She was one of the first artists in the country music scene releasing a Corona / Quarantine song – a self-cover of her song You Got Me. The ironic about this track: about a week later, Olivia disclosed that she was tested for Covid-19. Get better soon!
Buddy Brown – The Coronavirus Song
Of course, there are numerous Corona virus songs – this one by Buddy Brown made me smile quite a lot. Maybe you need a laugh as well.
Twinnie – Type of Girl
I feel that much with Twinnie – she is definitely not a person to be locked in – especially not in the weeks before her Hollywood Gypsie album release.
The Australian country artist Zoee, who is residing in the United Kingdom, released the lovely song Nashville. It is not just a nice musical love letter to Music City – the profits run into charity.
Sara Evans – If I Can’t Have You
I did not have this track too much in focus – but Sara Evans again delivers a great song. Superb country music artist.
Luke Bryan – One Margarita
Luke Bryan is also not too far away from his next album release. One Margarita is a typical Luke-party song. We might not have that many occasions to play it in summer 2020 – but the more we should enjoy these moments.
Hot Country Knights – Asphalt
One of the acts I was hoping to see badly during the CMA Fest 2020 is Dierks Bentley’s party music combo. The album The K is Silent to be released on 1st May is definitely promising. Here is one of their pre-released songs, Asphalt.
Tyron Hapi & Jordi Ireland feat. Cassadee Pope – Make You Mine
The last two songs feature two artists with other bands. Cassadee Pope playing together with Tyron Hapi and Jordi Ireland lead to a lovely country song.
Kesha feat. S. Simpson & B. Wilson – Resentment
This collaboration of Kesha and Sturgill Simpson is not that much on the country routes – one of my favorites when I reviewed her album High Road.