Country Music Playlists Log Archive

I felt sad that I every week delete my comments on why I updated the Country Music Playlists with certain songs. Thus, I decided to archive the comments over the last weeks. Just repeating… But I felt that it is a nice log if you just want to look it up (and finally… If you don’t like it… Just skip that page 🙂 ).

I had to move annual tranches of this log archive to dedicated pages. Here are the sub-pages per calendar year (completed calendar years):


My Playlist Update Logs:

Country Music Playlist Update Log (18th September 2023)

It’s just ten days until my wife and I arrive in Japan. Until that, there are “just” two more concerts and two floorball matches on This weekend I loved the show of Randall King in Cologne – and felt he should open my playlist additions this week:

  • Hey Cowgirl by Randall King

Randall King sold out quite a bunch of his German shows – even though they moved some of them to major venues. Songs like Hey Cowgirl from his 2022 Shot Glass album illustrate why people also love him over here

  • On The Road Again by Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson released his album Bluegrass today. The sound is… bluegrass… and it contains one of his most well-known songs in a very new style. I just had to share it with you. Love it!

  • Easy on A Heart by Alex Hall

Another new release is Side Effects Of The Heart. The ten track album by Alex Hall has quite some gems. I went for the eighth song of the ten song compilation.

  • Heaven + Back by Dan +Shay

Overall, I felt that Bigger Houses by Dan + Shay is at least an improvement to the predecessor albums. This track was one of the most striking new songs to me.

  • My Favorite Drink by Tyler Booth

The third new release I feature here is My Favorite Drink by Tyler Booth. It is one of two new songs on his six track EP Keep It Real released this week. Nice one.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Tonight by Kezia Gill
  • Right on Time by Lindsay Ell
  • Countryside Chick by Hailey Whitters
  • Alanis by Morgan Wade
  • More Than a Paradise by Adam Wendler


Country Music Playlist Update Log (11th September 2023)

I am still working a lot on things which lay ahead of me. Unfortunately, some stuff I hoped to cover with the website did not turn out to work. For this week (and maybe the next two or three weeks) I had to decide that I only do reviews of albums I have access to before the release Friday. This unfortunately implied that I did not cover some very important ones and just tease them for this playlist.

  • Rustin’ In The Rain by Tyler Childers

Not only that Tyler Childers announced a European tour this week, he also released a new EP. My favorite song was the opener and title track, Rustin’ In The Rain.

  • Women Ain’t Whiskey by Ashley McBryde

After her concept album Lindeville, Ashley McBryde released The Devil I Know this weekend. The songs are a real treat, not only for fans. I opt for these two country music main topics in one title, Women ain’t Whiskey.

  • Single Problem by Petric feat. Christie Lamb

In addition to three album teasers, I also included two new releases of the week to the playlist. Ain’t this collaboration of Petric and Christie Lamb a beautiful one? I love it!

  • I Could Get Used To This by Cody Cozz

I received a recommendation to listen to the new release by this relatively new artist from Colorado. And I have to agree: I Could Get Used To This by Cody Cozz is a nice listen. Hope you agree 🙂

  • Dirt Roads & Diamonds by Jon Langston

Another really cool album release this week is Heart on Ice by Jon Langston. I really liked the set of fourteen songs. My favorite listen has been Dirt Roads & Diamonds.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Reasons To Come Home by Mason Ramsey
  • Made For This by Ashley McBryde
  • Different by Kaylee Rose
  • Can In A Solo by Scotty McCreery
  • Lucille by Turnpike Troubadours


Country Music Playlist Update Log (4th September 2023)

Honestly, when I went to the Heart To Heart event in Dusseldorf last week, I struggled to believe that it will work out beforehand. The concert proofed me that wrong – it has been an absolute blast. Thus, I praise the even with three songs in the playlist related to it – and some more really good country music.

  • Narcissist by Avery Anna

Avery Anna opened the evening in Dusseldorf. Especially regarding her age, she is so amazing – and already so professional. I enjoyed her much more than other teenage female artists I recently had on stage. Great set – lovely song.

  • Beers On Me by Dierks Bentley, Breland & Harvey

Breland underlined his amazing talent in Dusseldorf. One day later, he even spontaneously performed at a Hamburg country music bar after the show. Great guy. He did not perform Beers On Me at the Heart To Heart – but felt, it is a nice fit to the playlist.

  • Don’t Come Lookin’ by Jackson Dean

I unfortunately struggled with the light on Jackson Dean during the Heart To Heart show photography, but I really loved the stuff he was doing on stage. For the playlist, I went for his most successful song so far.

  • Taking The Long Way by Larry Fleet

21 songs! Larry Fleet released his album Earned It today – and he really went for a full set of songs. The quality is nice as well – I definitely recommend a listen. For the playlist, I went for the eighth song of the loooong play.

  • Almost Was by Dakota Ritter

The new album Cocaine, Cabernet & a Rose Tattoo by Dakota Ritter “just” comes with nine songs – but I really loved its sounds while scanning for new releases. I share this song with you.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Ain’t Enough Rocks by Brandy Clark feat. Derek Trucks
  • So Many Summers by Brad Paisley
  • Gold by First Time Flyers
  • First Rodeo by Tyler Farr
  • Goodbye Beer by Lewis Brice



Country Music Playlist Update Log (28th August 2023)

I finally decided to stay at home this weekend. There are a lot of exciting events and trips ahead in the following weeks. I also had a lot of exciting music on my desk, not only the stuff I finally managed to share with you. Hope you enjoy these five song additions to the playlist.

  • Alanis by Morgan Wade

While I chose the song Want as my favorite one in the Psychopath album review, I selected this song by Morgan Wade from the playlist. A very interesting, wide range style of songs in her this week’s release.

  • Devil On The Other by Mason Horne

What could be a better fit to country music than the album The Plowboy Diaries? That’s at least the album title of the new release by Mason Horne. I just had a brief listen and enjoyed it. Here is my favorite song pick.

  • More Than Paradise by Adam Wendler

His promotion agency calls the style of Canadian Adam Wendler’s music surf country. His new album Living The Dream comes with a lot of interesting infuences. This pick is a song which nicely illustrates the style of the artist.

  • Sometimes a Song by Curtis Braly

Sometimes a song can safe you – really nice lyrics and a good song by Texas country artist Curtis Braly. This song is a new release – I just felt it is a great fit in here.

  • Lucille by Turnpike Troubadours

Another album review I had this week was A Cat in the Rain by the Turnpike Troubadours. For this playlist, I went with the song Lucille.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Where Does That Leave Me by Chelsea Berman
  • I Met The Devil Today by Wally West
  • It’s Never Too Late by Dennis Adamus.
  • Easy to See by Zachary Cobb
  • Love the World Away by Chris Brandon feat. Ryan Presley


Country Music Playlist Update Log (21st August 2023)

This week, I ran in quite a lot of good and interesting country music single releases. Thus, there are no classics or album release references this time. Hope you enjoy my set of five song additions.

  • Broadway Cowboy by TracieLynn

The only country music review I did this weekend is the amazing debut EP More Than a Bad Habit by TracieLynn. Not too surprisingly, I share my favorite song with you in here as well.

  • Cab In A Solo by Scotty McCreery

For this week’s edition, I decided to feature four new songs and not have a selection based on other albums and EPs released. One motivation for this has been the outstanding new song by Scotty McCreery. Great one!

  • If I Was Your Cowboy by David Adam Byrnes

One single release which really caught me is If I Was Your Cowboy by David Adam Byrnes. Great sound by the Texas country artist.

  • Patient Wolves by Gasoline & Matches

Glad to have a new release by the British country music act Gasoline & Matches. Felt that the Patient Wolves are just the right entry to this week’s list of song additions.

  • Love the World Away by Chris Brandon feat. Ryan Presley

Presley? As far as I understood, Ryan Presley is the grand-cousin of Elvis, so there is a little bit of “The King” genes in this collaboration. Cool country song with a rock’n’roll touch.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Last Hometown by Logan Mize
  • Holdin’ Onto Something by Jeff Carson
  • Year to be Young 1994 by Stephen WIlson Jr.
  • Girl I Know by Chase Matthew
  • 1988 by Lori McKenna


Country Music Playlist Update Log (14th August 2023)

This week’s picks come with a nice variety of tracks. Some new ones, a classic and a reference to review coverage. Hope you like my selection of country music tracks.

  • River of Love by Ryan Bingham

I started my weekend coverage with the lovely EP Watch Out For The Wolf by Ryan Bingham. Quite unique way to tell stories and quite a unique listen. Here is one of my favorites.

  • Peace, Love, Rock N’ Rollin’ by Parker Barrow

A new album which just did not make it into my reviews is Jukebox Gypsies by Parker Barrow. The album comes with some nice listens. I share the opener with you.

  • He’s Like Tennessee by Presley & Taylor

I added two new single releases to the playlist this week. One of them is this beautiful one by Presley & Taylor. Hope you like it as much as I do.

  • Our Song by Taylor Swift

The Era Tour feels to become one of the most successful global music tour productions of all time. Why not having a bit of Taylor Swift in here? The country music Taylor, not the pop girl nowadays.

  • Give Her That by Carrie Underwood

The second single release I feature in here is the newest track by Carrie Underwood. Nice one!

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Like Her by Lauren Alaina
  • Runnin’ The Country by Travis Collins
  • Down On The Beach by Russell Dickerson
  • Hanover It by Sean Patrick McGraw
  • Country Radio Song by Neon Union


Country Music Playlist Update Log (7th August 2023)

I will never really understand the “release” roller coaster produced by the music industry. This weekend, for example, there were comparably few album and EP releases on the country music side. Of course, this playlist does not suffer from that too much – hope you enjoy my new song additions.

  • Best Thing About Me Now by King Calaway

A really major release this Friday has been the 16 song album Tennessee’s Waiting by King Calaway. I opted to share the opening track with you.

  • Uncomdortable by Brett Young

Brett Young does it significantly shorter: his new album just contains 8 songs. The album title is Across The Sheets, I felt to share the fourth song Uncomfortable with you.

  • Hotel Key by Old Dominion

What about some summer vibe classics? I had Hotel Key by Old Dominion in my mind quite a lot. One of the big hits of their 2017 Happy Endings album.

  • Have A Good Time by Darius Rucker

Have A Good Time is a really nice and groovy release by Darius Rucker. Great listen – and some summer touch as well.

  • Easy to See  by Zachary Cobb

Another new larger releases Not My Problem by Zachary Cobb. His EP has already been released on Wednesday. I liked it – and share the chucker-out Easy to See with you.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Call It A Night by Corey Kent
  • Cry At Your Funeral by Kimberly Perry
  • The One That Got Away by Crystal Sands
  • Der verlorene Sommer by Tom Astor
  • Alice in the Bluegrass by Molly Tuttle


Country Music Playlist Update Log (31st July 2023)

Two live event reports and a family party – quite a busy weekend this time with and my private life. I also added some trips to my 2024 plans – hope you will enjoy them! I definitely love the nice range of country music releases this time, which is also reflected in this five song selection.

  • Right On Time by Lindsay Ell

Being a photographer at the Ben Zucker show in Monheim made me remind all the lovely encounters with Lindsay Ell, who had supported Ben a couple of times in Germany. Time to add some classic by the lovely Canadian to the playlist again.

  • Down In My Hometown by Harper Grace

Wow, this new release is indeed a blast. Three minutes of country music energy by Harper Grace. Very cool one!

  • Countryside Chick by Hailey Whitters

Due to the massive live coverage on this weekend, I had to concentrate on music releases which I could write before Friday already. Bad luck, I would have had a deeper listen into Hailey Whitters’ new EP I’m In Love. At least, I share my favorite song with you.

  • It’s Never Too Late by Dennis Adamus

Dennis Adamus is one of the most interesting German contemporary country music artists to me. This week, he shared It’s Never Too Late with his fans. A really nice one.

  • Goodbye Beer by Lewis Brice

Another really interesting album I failed to review is Product Of by Lewis Brice. After I already loved the duet with his brother, let’s talk about… beer… now 🙂

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Fun While It Lasted by Jessica Sole
  • Red Roses & Red Flags by Meghan Patrick
  • Midknight Rodeo by Hot Country Knights
  • Back Seat by Mandi Sagal
  • Jello Shot by Jay Allen



Country Music Playlist Update Log (24th July 2023)

Wow, what a weekend. I had a huge long list of songs for my two playlists regarding country music. Thus, a lot of good releases might stay hidden for you. My main playlist features some really nice releases of the week – hope you enjoy my selection.

  • Alice in the Bluegrass by Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway.

Molly Tuttle and her band released the album City of Gold this weekend. Again, it is hard to pick the right song for this purpose – there are just too many good ones. However, the story about what would happen if Alice in Wonderland got stuck in Kentucky is just too hilarious.

  • Country Radio Song by Neon Union

Double Wide Castle Sessions is the name of the new EP by the duo Neon Union. Five very solid songs – but to me, the Country Radio Song simply has been the one which made me smile most brightly.

  • 1988 by Lori McKenna

The album 1988 by the amazing Lori McKenna was my first album review of the week. Lori did a really great set of songs, which don’t feel as much like bluegrass as previous ones. For this playlist, I opted for the title track. .

  • Taste Like Water by Joe Lasher

Joe Lasher’s EP release Vol. 1 closed my country music weekend this time. Five very nice tracks – but finally, I went for this one.

  • State I’m In by Ashley Cooke

This week, last is definitely not least. Ashley Cooke’s new album Shot in the Dark is massive and contains 24 songs. Quite a lot of them are indeed new. I did not make it to review the whole set properly, but I at least share my favorite song with you.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Sweet Spot by Lindsay Ell
  • Ich glaub’ ich bin Country by Nik Wallner
  • Trying Not To by Alana Springsteen feat. Roman Alexander
  • Pappakroppen by Harlekin
  • Black Sheep by Dakota Poorman


Country Music Playlist Update Log (17th July 2023)

After a very tough seminar last week, I spent the weekend at home. Still a lot of stuff I have to catch up with during exciting times. I feel that the list of songs this time is also exciting and covers a wider range – hope you enjoy my selection of country music songs!

  • Alcohallelujah by Lukas Nelson & POTR.

The song has already been released as a single from the album Sticks and Stones – but I just loved it too much while writing the album review during the week. Hope you like it as well.

  • First Rodeo by Tyler Farr

One of the most interesting releases this week is the six track EP Rednecks Like Me by Tyler Farr. The fifth track First Rodeo is my favorite listen.

  • Life Is A Beach by Richard Schroder

At least in Germany, it is warm like hell – summer vibes are at their peak. What could be better than a country pop song with sunny vibes? Richard Schroder released the perfect one this week.

  • Der verlorene Sommer by Tom Astor

Another country music release I featured this weekend has been Wieder da! bei German artist Tom Astor. In this one, the German country legend is looking back to Covid-19 times. Very good write.

  • Tonight by Kezia Gill

Kezia Gill offers much more than country music on her sophomore album Misfit. For this playlist I picked one of the sounds which are the best fit to the playlist’s character.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Whiskey’s Me Awayby Kenna Elpers
  • On My Way by Brandon Ray
  • Fire It Up by Gord Bamford
  • Hate This Town by Michael Ray
  • Bad Man by Twinnie


Country Music Playlist Update Log (10th July 2023)

My weekend this time was dominated by the German Athletics Nationals 2023. For that reason, I also presented my this week’s Songs of the Week earlier than normal. While for that set of songs, you more and more see that summer is coming and that there are less new releases, there was quite a lot of new stuff on the country music side. Here are the tracks I add to my major playlist this week.

  • Made For This by Ashley McBryde.

A new one by Ashley McBryde – and it is definitely something special!. I absolutely love this one.

  • Hungover It by Sean Patrick McGraw

Hungover It is my favorite  song of Hillbilly Hippie, the new album by Sean Patrick McGraw. Some very good writes in that album.

  • Different by Kaylee Rose

Kaylee Rose is one of my favorite country-pop artists during the last years. Different is a really great new single release. The song is adding a nice new flavor to her music portfolio.

  • Dirt Road When I Die by Dylan Marlowe

Dylan Marlowe released a really nice EP on Friday. Dirt Road When I Die is the title track of the eight song compilation. I really enjoyed listening to the EP.

  • I Met The Devil Today by Wally West

I did not feature too much music by Wally West – but his new EP You Finally Got Your Way really convinced me. I picked my favorite song of the release again.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • God Gave Me A Girl by Russell Dickerson
  • Honey Bee by Blake Shelton
  • Aw Naw by Chris Young
  • Pride by JD Darling
  • Every Day of the Week by Chris Janson feat. Darius Rucker


Country Music Playlist Update Log (3rd July 2023)

I felt so happy to finally see the lovely Jessica Lynn twice on stage of the Seepark Biker Days 2023 in Southern Germany this weekend. Thus, it is not that surprising that she is part of the additions to my playlist. Here is my Jessica Lynn song selection as well as four other special songs.

  • Now or Never by Jessica Lynn.

Representing Jessica, I felt to go for a rather classic song by the US-American country music artist. Now of Never has been released in 2020 already. Hope you like it as much as I do.

  • Sweat, Money & Beer by Bree Morgan

Okay, the title sounds like made for a country track. It is my favorite pick from Cowgirl. The EP has been released by Bree Morgan on Friday. I definitely had fun.

  • What If by Sylvia Aimee

It’s been so beautiful to listen to the Identity EP by Sylvia Aimee this weekend. The Dutch country-pop lady is having a very unique, very personal style. Unfortunately, I could not make it to her release show in Amsterdam – but, of course, she makes it to the playlist.

  • Reasons To Come Home by Mason Ramsey

Okay, I am sharing my birthday (the date, not the year) with Mason Ramsey. Nonetheless, I struggled when the young Illinois boy climbed up the country charts in 2018, also releasing his debut EP Famous. After that, the fame stood a bit of still. Ramsey is 16 years old now. I feel he sounds quite nice at this more mature age. Reasons To Come Home is his first solo release since four years, by the way.

  • Down On The Beach by Russell Dickerson

Last, but definitely not least, there is Russell Dickerson. Already on Tuesday, he released a new EP, Three Months, Two Streets Down. This song is my favorite – and adds some summer vibes to the playlist.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Fiddle And A Violin by Jenna Paulette
  • Arrowland by Ian Munsick
  • Hey Little Mama by Morgan Evans
  • Electric by The BossHoss
  • Odd One Out by Sylvia Aimee



Country Music Playlist Update Log (26th June 2023)

Not just in country music, the festival season is reaching its peak times. Have you visited one already? I hope to be able to feature some open airs this summer – let’s see. The first one is set for next weekend already, still waiting for the confirmation. My set of five songs this time is a nice mixture of different acts, I feel – hope you like this update as well!

  • Black Sheep by Dakota Poorman.

Dakota Poorman released the very rocking album Black Sheep this week. I just did not have a free slot any more, would have been fun to share. Instead, I give you the title track. Enjoy country-rockin’!

  • So Many Summers by Brad Paisley

This new single release has a good potential being on a lot of country summer party playlists. Brad Paisley simply knows how to do country music right.

  • Hate This Town  by Michael Ray

I really enjoyed listening to the new EP release by Michael Ray, Dive Bars & Broken Hearts. Here is my favorite song of the set of songs.

  • Gold by First Time Flyers

The First Time Flyers are doing so amazingly. This week, they announced that they support Bruce Springsteen at the Hyde Park Open Air in London. Their tour is coming soon. And – the quartet is releasing great music as well. Here is their new single release.

  • Bad Man by Twinnie

I haven’t featured a Twinnie song for quite a while. The dear British artist released this lovely one this weekend – I just could not neglect it. Fun fact: she was on stage on my very first Rock of Ages show as musical actor – and this week I went to the very last show of the current UK tour.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Love Like That by The Wolfe Brothers feat. The Shires
  • Home To Me by Tenille Townes
  • Traitor Joe by Megan Moroney
  • On A Nashville Night by The Cumberland River Project
  • Runnin’ by Austin Gilliam


Country Music Playlist Update Log (19th June 2023)

Quite a lot of things happening in my life in parallel currently. The last Rock of Ages shows in Germany and the United Kingdom are just about to happen, quite a lot of ups and down at work and other weird things going on. Compared to that, I felt that the country music scene this week has been quite balanced. Some cool single releases, some nice albums – and this time, I could even add a classic again. Enjoy my five music picks.

  • Back Seat by Mandi Sagal

Mandi Sagal is a country music artist, who is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She released her EP Summertime this weekend. Nice summer pop vibes – I went for the Back Seat.

  • Jello Shot by Jay Allen

I feel it is urgent need to add some summer vibes. This week’s new release Jello Shot by Jay Allen felt like the perfect choice for that to me. Hope you agree.

  • Stop Sending Me Love Songs  by SJ McDonald

In March, I featured the song Who Hurt You by SJ McDonald in my New Country Songs playlists. I recently ran into the opening song of her 2021 EP How to Live. Good tune to share, ain’t it?

  • Runnin’ The Country by Travis Collins

Travis Collins’ new album release this week is named Any Less Anymore. Some really nice recordings among the eleven songs. I present you my favorite one.

  • Every Day of the Week by Chris Janson feat. Darius Rucker

One of the most interesting long play releases of the week is definitely The Outlaw Side of Me by Chris Janson. While some songs could not fully convince me, this collaboration with Darius Rucker is a bummer.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Too Far Gone by Ashley Ryan
  • Wild and Fire by Chris Buck Band
  • Somebody’s Hero by Jaimie O’Neal
  • What Colors Your Wild by Payton Smith
  • I Win Again by Savannah Jaine


Country Music Playlist Update Log (12th June 2023)

For all of you who have been in Nashville at CMA Fest last weekend: I envy you! While last year, Covid-19 had stopped me, I just did not find the right way to have a smooth and affordable trip to Music City on its biggest weekend. Thus, I had more time to listen into country music – hope you enjoy my selection of songs for my main playlist.

  • Girl I Know by Chase Matthew.

25 songs (and the vast majority of them are new ones…) – I just did not make it to write a review of the massive new album Come Get Your Memory. Enjoy it by yourself, this song pick has been one of my favorites.

  • Cry At Your Funeral by Kimberly Perry

She has been part of The Band Perry – now Kimberly Perry is going solo. Her solo debut EP has been released this weekend – and you had a listen to Bloom together with me. She just had to be on the playlist this week.

  • Pappakroppen by Harlekin

I love country music and I like the Nordics. That’s likely why Spotify suggested me this song by the Norwegian band Harlekin recently. Love it.

  • The One That Got Away by Crystal Sands

Four new songs in an EP by Crystal Sands. The One That Got Away has been my favorite listen of her Rollin’ Stone release.

  • Like Her by Lauren Alaina

Last, but not least this week: the wonderful Lauren Alaina. She Unlocked a new EP this week – and I went for this song.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Maybe by Canan Bryce
  • Gotta Get Up by Clayton Anderson
  • Dance With You by Brett Young
  • ’94 Accord by Canaan Cox
  • Pain Won’t Last by Baily Zimmerman


Country Music Playlist Update Log (5th June 2023)

There may be some delays and reduced updates the next days on Apart from that I am still suffering from medical issues, significant parts of my travel blogging equipment have been stolen on the way back from a trip to Belgium. It will take some time to reset and restore all the equipment. Luckily, my main computer with the major data set is still there. On the country music side, there has been some really nice music – so I hope that this selection makes you smile.

  • Odd One Out by Sylvia Aimee.

I simply love this young Dutch singer-songwriter. A new EP is coming soon. Unfortunately, I don’t make it to her release show at the beginning of July – but I love to listen to her new song instead.

  • Letter To Linda by Tanya Tucker

Overall, Sweet Western Soul by Tanya Tucker is a great album. However, the musical love letter to her idol Linda Ronstadt is one of the outstanding pieces of the record. I love it!

  • Call It A Night by Corey Kent

Here is a pick from a new album release: I really enjoyed scanning through the ten songs of Blacktop by Corey Kent. The (new) song which I liked most at first listen is Call It a Night.

  • Trying Not To by Alana Springsteen feat. Roman Alexander

There have been quite a lot of recent European tour announcements. You find my overview on the European Tour Date page. One artist I hope to be able to cover with is Alana Springsteen, who is doing a show in Utrecht, Netherlands in August. Here is a beautiful song of her with Roman Alexander

  • Pride by JD Darling

Another interesting abum, which just did not make it into my coverage is Looking Forward Thinking Back by JD Darling. I definitely recommend to give this 16 song one hour record a listen – or at least give my favorite one, Pride, a chance.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Whiskey Weak by Jordan Davis
  • Smell Like Smoke by Lainey Wilson
  • Fires Don’t Start Themselves by Darius Rucker
  • Guitars Get Girls by Donice Morace
  • I Don’t Hate You (My Mom Thinks Ur Trash) by Daisy Briggs


Country Music Playlist Update Log (29th May 2023)

I could not keep up the frequency of postings and it may still take me a few days to come back to two postings a day. I got hit by a flu something and had to relax for many more days than I expected. The list of country music releases was not that long this week luckily – I guess it will change drastically with the CMA Fest weeks ahead.

  • Year to be Young 1994 by Stephen Wilson Jr.

Together with Everette and Austin Jenckes, Stephen Wilson Jr. gave a great show in Cologne’s Helios37 last week. I felt that this even should have some reflection in the playlist – I chose Stephen’s most successful song on Spotify so far.

  • On A Nashville Night by The Cumberland River Project

Being in Nashville, hanging out, having some fun… and all the stories which are simply happening On A Nashville Night – who could describe that better than Frank and his The Cumberland River Project? Glad to have some new country tunes by the German artist.

  • Runnin’ by Austin Gilliam

Austin Gilliam released a really nice five track EPI’m Sorry, I’m Fine, this weekend. I picked the third song for my playlist.

  • Where Does That Leave Me? by Chelsea Berman

So good to have a new song by the lovely Australian Chelsea Berman. Nice new slower country-pop track.

  • Midknight Rodeo by Hot Country Knights

Dierks Bentley and his party band are back. After The K is Silent, there seems to be a new round of fun stuff from this project. Not as good as the debut album stuff so far, but still made to smile and dance.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Land Where the Wishes Come True by Dean M. Collins
  • Another Honky Tonk by Bryan Martin
  • Whiskey Colored Eyes by Brandon Davis
  • 1000 Sterne (Nashville Mix) by Joshville
  • Lady Perfect by Rhinestones


Country Music Playlist Update Log (22nd May 2023)

After quite some traveling the last two weekends, my next weeks will rather focus on the last performances of the British and German versions of Rock of Ages. On the country music side, I am curious about all the CMA Fest releases which will be published soon. However, this week’s list of playlist additions already comes with some quite interesting songs.

  • Ain’t Enough Rocks by Brandy Clark feat. Derek Trucks

The country music release of the week has clearly been Brandy Clark to me. The self-titled album is a really nice and entertaining listen. Even though this is quite a dark opening of my set of five songs, I went for this track as my favorite.

  • What Colors Your Wild by Payton Smith

A very interesting this week is the seven track EP What Colors Your Wild by Payton Smith. Even though Smith is in the business for some years already, he is still a very young and promising artist. The title track of his new EP is underlining this.

  • I Win Again by Savannah Jaine

Room With A View – not too surprisingly I could relate to this EP by Savannah Jaine and have a bit of a deeper listen. My favorite one is not this travel reference, though, but I Win Again.

  • Aw Naw by Chris Young

Regardless if I look at my Songs of the Week or the country playlists – I went for quite a lot of rocking music. My classic song choice Chris Young released as part of his 2013 album A.M. is just in line with that. The song is just about to crash the magical target of 100 million Spotify streams some time this year likely.

  • Lady Perfect by Rhinestones

The Rhinestones are country band from Essen in the German Ruhrgebiet. That’s the kind of country music which is typically marketed as such by German music companies. More modern sounds are named “pop” or “rock” music. In this segment of country music, I feel that the German band is really promising.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Lift Me Up by Darius Rucker
  • Overdose by Eddie and the Getaway
  • Old man in the back by Nick Bosse
  • Leavin’ Love Again by July Turner
  • Lose my Cool by Alyssa Micaela


Country Music Playlist Update Log (15th May 2023)

Selecting songs for my playlists this week was really tough. For the New Country Songs only, I had over 40 candidates. They were really good… So that I just managed to boil the list down to close to 20 songs. In this playlist, I managed to get back to a list of reviews, new songs and classics.

  • 1000 Sterne (Nashville Mix) by Joshville

As I said in my latest Songs of the Week episode, Joshville is always between schlager and country music and thus makes it too rarely to my playlists. Thus, I decided to have him twice this week – you find the radio version in the post and the Country Music Playlist welcomes the Nashville Edit.

  • I Don’t Hate U (My Mom Thinks Ur Trash) by Daisy Briggs

Daisy Briggs and her debut EP Nice Knowing You really made me smile during the review – but that track was the brightest smile. Hope you enjoy, too.

  • Pain Won’t Last by Bailey Zimmerman

Bailey Zimmerman released a really interesting album this weekend. After having a couple of single releases with huge volume of streams, Religiously. The Album presents 18 songs. I picked this one.

  • Holdin’ Onto Something by Jeff Carson

Bad luck that I just did not have the capactiy to have a listen to 448 more deeply. The new album by Jeff Carson comes with some really nice tunes – this is my favorite.

  • Somebody’s Hero by Jamie O’Neal

After having new releases only for a few weeks, I felt it is time to have some more traditional tunes in the playlist as well. This week, I thought of Somebody’s Hero, a lovely 2005 song by Jamie O’Neal.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Sorry Momma by Chase Rice
  • Stay Single by Kaylee Rose
  • Same Old Country Song by Brian Falduto
  • Too Many Love Songs by Cam Allen
  • The Guitar Slinger by Kip Moore


Country Music Playlist Update Log (8th May 2023)

Due to still being very busy with the Iceland Ring Road trip, I had to follow the same rules as last week: the postings for the website are strictly scheduled and on the music side, I had to focus on albums I already received before I went to Iceland. Thus, some interesting releases just did not make it and five songs representing album releases of this week define my selection of songs:

  • Last Hometown by Logan Mize

The first song of my list this week is by Logan Mize. He released the five track EP Bloodline. I loved the fourth song, Last Hometown – hope you do, too.

  • ’94 Accord by Canaan Cox

Another really interesting EP release is End Up In a Song. I selected the song right in the middle of five recordings. Nice praise of a good, old car – what could be more country music-alike?

  • Electric by The BossHoss

An album I prayed for getting earlier is Electric Horsemen by the German country heroes The BossHoss. The album is not that country-rocking as previous releases, but comes with some really nice tunes. For this playlist, I selected Electric.

  • Traitor Joe by Megan Moroney

One of the songs taken from album releases this week I enjoyed most is Traitor Joe. It is one of the songs from the debut album of Georgia-origin artist Megan Moroney, Lucky. Hopefully we are lucky to listen to more songs like this one from her in the future.

  • Red Roses & Red Flags by Meghan Patrick

A much more established female country artist, definitely, is Meghan Patrick. The Canadian released her six songs EP Greatest Show on Dirt on Friday, featuring some really nice tracks – like this one.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Petty in the 80’s by Karley Scott Collins
  • Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini
  • Redneck Rockstar by Royale Lynn
  • Saturday Night by Dennis Adamus
  • Hope I’m Not The Only One by Logan Mize


Country Music Playlist Update Log (1st May 2023)

I hope that some of you join us on my wife’s and my Iceland Ring Road adventure. In order to keep running in parallel to the travel, I had a lot of preparatory work. Most of the contents you see this week, which is not related to the trip has been produced and scheduled beforehand. Thus, I could also not accept albums for review on release Friday, but only worked with material companies handed over to me beforehand. Thus, I decided to do another Country Music Playlist update just with songs representing new albums.

  • Ich glaub ich bin Country by Nik Wallner

The album about which I am most sad that I cannot present it is Landkarte, the debut one by Nik Wallner. Interestingly, it is classified as German schlager on Spotify only. This track is well known to German listeners who saw Nik live on stage already. Now everybody can listen to it.

  • The Guitar Slinger by Kip Moore

The most prominent release this week is for sure the 13 song album Damn Love by Kip Moore. I selected The Guitar Slinger for the playlist, even though it might not have such a strong country style as other tracks on the album.

  • Lose my Cool by Alyssa Micaela

A rather traditional country sound is dominating the album release The Hard Way by Alyssa Micaela. However, I selected one of the more contemporary listens of the album – apart from that I love the way Alyssa is rocking.

  • Whiskey Colored Eyes by Brandon Davis

I often complain that EPs and albums more and more get too short – Brandon Davis released an EP with eight songs this week. My favorite of Jesus and Jesse James is Whiskey Colored Eyes – and this is why I share it with you.

  • Fire It Up by Gord Bamford

Last, but not least, I went for a straight selection: Gord Bamford released his album Fire It Up on Friday – and I just went for the title track. Nice country song with a good rock heart.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • No Time Soon by Jordan Davis
  • 20Something by Halay May Campbell feat. Julia Cole
  • See Me Now by Luke Combs
  • He Ain’t Coming Back by Crystal Sands
  • Night Time is My Time by Jake Worthington


Country Music Playlist Update Log (24th April 2023)

Wow, this weekend has been packed with EPs and albums. Sorry that I just could not check them out all. I feel for the first time in the playlist’s history, I just chose songs representing new country music albums and EPs

  • Hey Little Mama by Morgan Evans

The first release I feature in here is Life Upside Down by Morgan Evans. I still remember his recent gig in Hamburg very well. Hey Little Mama is one of two not yet released songs. Cool vibes.

  • Fun While It Lasted by Jessica Sole

Another EP – however, I don’t know too much about this Canadian artist, who just released Hometown Cliche on Friday. Some really nice tracks with a characteristic voice.

  • On my Way by Brandon Ray

Nice country with a rock’n’roll attitude – Brandon Ray released his album Days Like These this weekend. Scanning the new songs was a lot of fun to me – and I just felt to make you rock with me. Yee-Haw!

  • Leavin’ Love Again by July Turner

Let’s keep on rocking. July Turner released his debut EP early this week. The EP is simply self-titled – I went for this one. Great listen!

  • Home To Me by Tenille Townes

Being inspired by a series of concerts which made you travel through the country by train – that’s about the story of the five track EP Home To Me by Tenille Townes. I chose the opener.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • I Ain’t in the Country No More by Hardy
  • Something You Love by Kiefer Sutherland
  • Lucky by Robin Winter
  • If You’re Ever in Georgia by Tony Evans Jr.
  • Over For You by Morgan Evans


Country Music Playlist Update Log (17th April 2023)

Even though there were not that many new country music releases this week, there were a lot of really cool single releases – and a few album. As I had a short trip this weekend, I wanted to concentrate on album releases which I already received beforehand – bad luck that the country music representation was rather thin in there. Some interesting artists and new names in this selection of the week after Easter 2023.

  • Guitars Get Girls by Donice Morace

Donice Morace’s website emphasizes how that this guy is authentic. This week, he released the eight track album This Life I Love. My favorite one is the second last track Guitars Get Girls – have fun.

  • Whiskey’d Me Away by Kenna Elpers

Kenna Elpers was a new artist name for me. Her homepage states that the Southern Indiana girl decided to become a country music singer at the age of three. Later, she competed in The Voice. Still a very young, but already quite experienced artist.

  • Old man in the back by Nick Bosse

The EP Portraits by Nick Bosse really fascinated me. The artist’s storytelling is simply beautiful. I finally decided to share this showcase with you.

  • Dance With You by Brett Young

Damn, it is already almost half a year ago since I saw Brett Young live on stage in Cologne. This week, he released the new single Dance With You. It’s a beauty!

  • Love Like That by The Wolfe Brothers feat. The Shires

Interesting collaboration: The Wolfe Brothers released their new album Livin’ The Dream this week. The fifth song is that AustrlianBritish collaboration with The Shires. My highlight of the twelve songs.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Cruise by Florida Georgia Line
  • Shoot Tequila by Tigirlily Gold
  • Whiskey Over Ice by Kezia Gill
  • Good Thing by Joey Hyde
  • Me To Me by Morgan Wallen


Country Music Playlist Update Log (10th April 2023)

Happy Easter everyone! You could feel a significant decrease in the number of releases, album and single, over all kinds of genres this week. Not too bad from my perspective, as I have been to Croatia the very first time in my life (the last time I have been there it was still part of Yugoslavia) and went for a rather relaxing weekend. I still come back with quite a lot of material for the travel section. Here are my five new country music picks for this week. Very interesting ones, I feel.

  • Too Many Love Songs by Cam Allen

The new album In a Hometown by Cam Allen is one of the most interesting releases of the week. The album has a lot of rather slow songs – Too Many Love Songs is an outstanding ballad.

  • Hope I’m Not the Only One by Logan Mize

One of the nicest recent songs I heard of Logan MizeHope I’m Not the Only One has been released this week – and it comes with the lovely signature sound of the US country artist.

  • Arrowhead by Ian Munsick

New album release by Ian Munsich: White Buffalo comes with an amazing total of 18 songs. Here is one of my favorite listens.

  • Honey Bee by Blake Shelton

The low release frequency on Easter gives a great chance for a classic. This time, I went for a Blake Shelton song, which most of you will definitely know.

  • Night Time Is My Time by Jake Worthington

Another interesting album releases this week is the self-titled one by Jake Worthington. A rather traditional sound with a modern touch – this one is a lovely honky-tonk track

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina by Cole Swindell feat. Jo Dee Messina
  • Three Favorite Colors by LOCASH
  • Music To My Tears by Cort Carpenter
  • Joan of Arc by Ward Thomas
  • Standing Room Only by Tim McGraw


Country Music Playlist Update Log (3rd April 2023)

Not so many big names of country music released new songs this week, but the volume as such was quite large. For me, a rather intense week lies ahead, including the German debut of the Rock of Ages tour. However, Easter will lead to some relaxing days in Croatia. Hope you have fun with the Easter Bunny as well 🙂

  • Another Honky Tonk by Bryan Martin

One of the most interesting album releases this week is Poets & Old Souls. Bryan Martin composed nine tracks, the two last ones are acoustic versions of songs before. This one is my favorite.

  • Saturday Night by Dennis Adamus

Yeah, this cool country rocker is “Made in Germany”.. Dennis Adamus’ latest release is really amazing in my point of view – hope you like it too.

  • Fiddle And A Violin by Jenna Paulette

16 songs in one album – Jenna Paulette illustrates that Nashville does not always have to be a bit too short. I really liked the sound of her new release The Girl I Was and opted for this song.

  • Fires Don’t Start Themselves by Darius Rucker

There is a huge list of new releases this weekend, so that there was no free spot for “classics”. Darius Rucker’s new single is indeed a great country music track.

  • Wild and Free by Chris Buck Band

Another really interesting release this week is the EP Answers by the Chris Buck Band. I felt that I have to share an impression with you and opted for Wild and Free.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Party Mode by Dustin Lynch
  • Happier by First Time Flyers
  • That’s My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan
  • Beer at my Funeral by Dierks Bentley
  • The Thing That Wrecks You by Tenille Townes feat. Bryan Adams


Country Music Playlist Update Log (27th March 2023)

Country Music (almost) unlimited: especially on the single release side, I had masses of new songs. Thus, the New Country Songs playlist has been updated with 17 new songs. During the last days, I tried to plan the country festival coverage summer, so that you don’t get bored in the warmer season. I hope that these five additions to my major playlist already give you some good vibes.

  • See Me Now by Luke Combs

No doubt, Gettin’ Old by Luke Combs should be on as an album review. But to be very straight to you: writing a full review of an 18 song album in peak work times if you haven’t received it as a promo beforehand is sometimes just too challenging.. Sorry Luke – it’s a good one (even though I like the earlier ones more…) Here is one of my favorite listens.

  • Sweet Spot by Lindsay Ell

If you don’t like Lindsay Ell, something is wrong with you (or you don’t know her), I guess. One of the most friendly people I met in the business. The Canadian with the gently rocking heart released her new song Sweet Spot – another great one.

  • Redneck Rockstar by Royale Lynn

You might not recognize me, ’cause they never put country on MTV… Since I ran into Royale Lynn and her music, I simply love what she is doing. And her new release this week is lifting my love to another lever. Royale Lynn is truly a Redneck Rockstar.

  • Too Far Gone by Ashley Ryan

Four country songs by female artists this time. Ain’t that a great country rocker by Ashley Ryan? Enjoy partying with her.

  • He Ain’t Coming Back by Crystal Sands

An album I really liked while scanning the country new releases of the week is 09 by Crystal Sands. Nine songs, rather on the slow and traditional sound side. I felt to share my favorite with you.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • wrong girl by Lindsay Ell
  • Blacked Out by Elle King
  • Howdy Howdy Howdy by Jon Langston
  • Dein Zuhaus by Nik Wallner
  • Wasted Youth by Drayton Farley


Country Music Playlist Update Log (20th March 2023)

Times are ups and downs. This week is the first week of “getting back to normal” after a lot of traveling with Weird Al Yankovic, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Rock of Ages. However, I did not have any country releases, so that I felt that I will give you three songs I loved while driving through Pennsylvania and listening to The Highway on Sirius XM radio. All three tracks are on a quite heavy rotation and have been featured in the Top 30 charts of the satellite radio channel.

  • Smell Like Smoke by Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson has been one of the key topics in country radio, over there in the United StatesSmell Like Smoke was the key track of the radio coverage.

  • God Gave Me A Girl by Russell Dickerson

Listening to this song made me kind of sad, knowing that Russell Dickerson was touring Germany in parallel to my US trip, presented by Sound of Nashville.

  • Over For You by Morgan Evans.

Luckily I did not miss the concert of Morgan Evans – at least I could make it to the Hamburg show with Mitchell Tenpenny. The Cologne concert has already been in parallel to my travels. Nice song by the Australian

  • 20Something by Haley Mae Campbell feat. Julia Cole

This one is the only new song I decided to add to the playlist this week. Two really interesting female country artists. I am especially amazed by Julia, who is so active in the studio.

  • Peter Pan by Kelsea Ballerini

Currently, it is hard to have Morgan Evans somewhere without having a topic about Kelsea Ballerini as well – or vice versa. After I went for Over For You, what would be a better choice for a classic than this 2015 Kelsea song. Potential for breakup gossip in the playlist this time, I guess.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Hope It’s Hot Out by Kyle Clark
  • Trouble With a Heartbreak by Jason Aldean
  • Can I See My Dog? by Roman Alexander
  • Miss My Daddy by Tyler Hubbard
  • At The Show by Lucero


Country Music Playlist Update Log (13th March 2023)

After some weeks of tour-chasing, I am now relaxi… No, not really. I am spending a week in Pennsylvania and Toronto, doing my typical Pittsburgh Penguins vacation and saw Journey in Canada. Fantastic concert! I had quite a nice range of songs for my Country Music Playlists this week – hope you enjoy my selection.

  • Same Old Country Song by Brian Falduto

The review of Brian Falduto’s album Gay Country was one of the last ones I prepared for this weekend (in contrast to the publishing date). I struggle with that it is still necessary to focus that much on being gay or whoever you love… But the album is good… And even though this song has been a single release quite a while ago, it is simply the heartbeat of the release.

  • Joan of Arc  by Ward Thomas

Country music from Great Britain: the famous duo Ward Thomas released their album Music in the Madness this week. Even though I had already prepared for it, I just could not motivate myself to write a review after my first listen. However, Joan of Arc stayed in my mind.

  • If You’re Ever in Georgia by Tony Evans Jr.

If You’re Ever in Georgia is the first out of four tracks of Tony Evans Jr.’s EP Starless. I was tempted to share the F*ckboy Lullaby with you. But finally, the opening track beat the chucker-out.

  • Standing Room Only by Tim McGraw

Driving through the USA gave be a lot of opportunity to listen to the channel The Highway on Sirius XM and other country radios. The key topic (apart from Morgan Wallen, in case they topic it at all) was the new single by Tim McGraw. I really love it as well.

  • Gotta Get Up by Clayton Anderson

I just felt that the playlist needs a powerful, uplifting new entry as well this week. This track is a great sing-a-long. Hope you enjoy grooving to it.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Split a Beer by Adam Warner
  • Damn You by Ella Langley
  • Hit the Floor by Derrick Flowers
  • Love is the only Way by Rocket Club
  • Going There by Chelsea Berman


Country Music Playlist Update Log (6th March 2023)

Mixed emotions: my ten show trip to the European Weird Al Yankovic shows is done. No need to feel that life is senseless, as I am just about to head over to the United States and do my annual trip to the Pittsburgh Penguins. I did not have that many additional to the New Country Songs playlists this week – but I still found some nice ones for my main playlist. Hope you enjoy.

  • Wasted Youth by Drayton Farley

Drayton Farley’s album Twenty on High was a release I reviewed on the country music side this week. Really nice listen – I chose this song for the playlist.

  • Land Where The Wishes Come True  by Dean M. Collins

Dean M. Collins’ website states If you are looking to dig a little deeper into some of the stories shared through my music, you’ve come to the right place. The sound of his new release is a bit of nostalgic, but comes with beautiful style. Hope you like the fiddle-organ-guitar sound as much as I do.

  • Overdose by Eddie And The Getaway

That’s one of my favorite new releases this week. Eddie And The Getaway published this very modern, rocking country song. Love the sound.

  • Maybe by Canaan Bryce

The third new single release I feature in my playlists this week is Maybe by Canaan Bryce. Another time, the song is rather rocking.  I definitely enjoy the listen.

  • Me To Me by Morgan Wallen

Last, but not least: Morgan Wallen. He released the album One Thing At A Time this weekend. I just did not have the capacity to cover the 36 song release – but at least I share a song with you which came into my focus at first sight.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You by Brooks & Dunn
  • Still Got It by Pierre Alexander
  • Change of Heart by Margo Price
  • 1995 by JD Darling
  • Late Night Drink by Suzie Candell


Country Music Playlist Update Log (27th February 2023)

I am still tour-chasing Weird Al Yankovic on his 2023 European (and Australian) Tour. This week featured the first ever concert by my favorite artist in Germany. After the Hamburg show, I went straight to Blackpool. A lot of things are happening in parallel – this also applies to the country music scene, which gave me masses of new releases. They are the key basis for my playlist picks this week.

  • Beer At My Funeral by Dierks Bentley

I had two great country or country-fusion releases this weekend. One of them was Gravel & Gold by Dierks Bentley. I could have opted for any of the songs – but I went for this one, with very special lyrics.

  • Lucky by Robin Winther

I ran into this new release by a direct contact to the artist. Initially I felt that this one is a nice option for the New Country Songs Playlists, but the longer I listen to it the more I like it for my key list.

  • Dein Zuhaus by Nik Wallner

Dein Zuhaus is another really lovely song by Southern German artist Nik Wallner. A bit more pop-alike than his initial single releases, but still with a nice country music heart. Great listen.

  • At The Show by Lucero

Lucero’s album Should’ve Learned by Now is another beautiful release this weekend. I felt that the rock’n’roll and country blend At The Show is the best selection for this playlist.

  • The Thing That Wrecks You by Tenille Townes feat. Bryan Adams

The song is somewhere between country, pop and rock music – but more than that, it is an amazing Canadian collaboration and deserves the focus of my playlists.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • I Still Believe by Russell Dickerson
  • Songs We Used To Sing by Ernest
  • Devil & an Old String by Jacob Bryant
  • Love Someone by Zye Cash
  • Red Letter Day by Joe Henry


Country Music Playlist Update Log (20th February 2023)

My trips with  Weird Al Yankovic and his 2023 European (and Australian) Tour already took me to the United Kingdom and Ireland, I am just about to enjoy the Continental European shows. However, .I have been massively overwhelmed by the sheer number of new releases this week (on the country and non-country side). My long list for new country songs was longer than 50 entries. Thus, reducing a list of country music songs to playlist size and putting them into this posting has been a real challenge.

  • Whiskey Weak by Jordan Davis

I just did not manage to give the 17 songs of Bluebird Days, the new album by Jordan Davis, a full review listen. The album is cool, indeed. I opted tor a song, which has not been in focus of the promotion so far.

  • Stay Single by Kaylee Rose

Happy Valentine’s, Kaylee Rose… Or not? On the day of love, the lovely artist clearly stated I’ma Stay Single I don’t need to have somebody with me. I love her and her music and gave her this spot.

  • Good Thing by Joey Hyde

A very interesting release this week I had to skip is the new album (I think it is his debut…) by Joey Hyde. What would be a better title for a record than I Made a Record? That’s exactly the selection by Hyde and his team. I selected the second track of the album, Good Thing.

  • Petty in the 80s by Karley Scott Collins

Karley Scott Collins is rather known as an actress. With songs like her latest, Petty in the 80s, she proofs that she is an amazing artist as well.

  • Going There by Chelsea Berman

Another artist I just admire. However, Chelsea Berman is from Australia. Her new song is having a quite definite pop style.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Hits Home by Landon Parker
  • Little Miss by Madeline Consoer
  • Blood From A Stone by Duncan Toombs
  • Glad Our Bridge Has Burned by Richard Lynch
  • Borrowed Time by Vic Allen


Country Music Playlist Update Log (13th February 2023)

Dublin and Glasgow are in the books, I am traveling with Weird Al Yankovic the next weeks, following his 2023 European (and Australian) Tour. Until mid-March, I will have a really intense time so that I might reduce the coverage to one posting per day. However, so far, I am able to keep up the normal rhythm. And I am able to update the playlists. Here are my five picks for the key country music playlist.

  • Music To My Tears by Cort Carpenter

Amazing to see that All In is in fact Cort Carpenter’s debut album. I went for the closing track to the album, the emotional Music To My Tears.

  • Late Night Drink by Suzie Candell

I haven’t yet featured too many country music artists from Switzerland. One of this country’s local scene’s artist is Suzie Candell, who is aiming to release her EP Flames soon. The featured song is definitely already a great listen.

  • Lift Me Up by Darius Rucker

Some more emotions – Lift Me Up is the beautiful new release by Darius Rucker. This nomination was an easy choice, indeed.

  • Sorry Momma by Chase Rice

The first album feature of the weekend was the preview of I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell by Chase Rice. Even though I also felt some average character, it also contains some nice listens. Like this one.

  • Howdy Howdy Howdy by Jon Langston

After a rather emotional selection of song, it is good to add the latest track by Jon Langston. Howdy Howdy Howdy is a nice rocker mit country heart. Let’s get rowdy, how Langston states in the chorus.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Misery Loves Company by RIchard Marx
  • The Bad Guy by Kaylee Rose
  • I Hate Cowboys by Chase Rice
  • Girl Out of Nowhere by Emily Lockett
  • Another Night Out by Vinny Tovar


Country Music Playlist Update Log (6th February 2023)

I am quite amazed about the seasonality of country music releases at the beginning of 2023. While I had huge long lists of new releases and albums at some weekends in January, this one had a rather reduced volume of potential review and playlist candidates. Time to update your listen with a nice mixture of tracks.

  • Love is the Only Way by Rocket Club

Already on Wednesday, the band Rocket Club released their eight track album. I very often struggle with these “non-Friday” releases and thus I simply missed the Come on Home at release. At least, it deserves this playlist presence.

  • Something You Love by Kiefer Sutherland

This week gave a nice opportunity to add some rather classic tracks. This one is taken from Kiefer’s 2019 album Reckless & Me. Nice country song with a touch of swing.

  • Three Favorite Colors by LOCASH

Yeah, it is a typical patriotic, somehow very stereotype modern country song. But LOCASH just knows how to do country music right. And that’s why I felt that this one should be in my major playlist.

  • Whsikey Over Ice by Kezia Gill

Kezia Gill is having two hard duties this week: first of all, she is representing British country and is thus the only European song addition this week. Furthermore she is also the only female artist. She would have deserved the nomination without these facts as well, of course.

  • That’s My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan

I was surprised that this Luke Bryan classic has never made it to my playlist… yet… Have a good party with him and my playlist.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Ger Drunk by Chad Prather
  • Dirt On My Boots by Jon Pardi
  • Dear You by Poppy Fardell
  • Tulsa by Elle King
  • Love her like I would by Patrick Carpenter


Country Music Playlist Update Log (30th January 2023)

This week has been really, really tough. I am not up to my full physical and mental potential. Furthermore, the crazy weeks between February and mid-March 2023 are getting closer. On top of that, the list of new country music releases has been massive. Thus, I had a tough time to select tracks for the two playlists. Hope you like my selection.

  • Blacked Out by Elle King

A great new album by Elle King this weekend. I did not make to review Come Get Your Wife, but I loved to listen to it. Blacked Out is an amazing powerful blast.

  • Borrowed Time  by Vic Allen

So glad that the dear Vic Allen finally made and and released her debut album. Unfortunately, there are just two new songs, so I had an easy selection picking one track from Some Place I’d Rather Be.

  • 1995 by JD Darling

A nice new single with a nostalgic touch – a track to enjoy, which really feels like a mid-1990’s one. I absolutely loved to listen to it.

  • Miss My Daddy by Tyler Hubbard

There are so many wonderful releases this week. One of them is the 18 track self-titled new album by Tyler Hubbard. Apart from some classics, this new song is one of the emotional highlights of it.

  • Red Letter Day by Joe Henry

This song is how Joe Henry closes his beautiful album All The Eye Can See – I just felt I can’t choose a better option to close my five playlist additions this week than that track.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • 5 Foot 9 by Tyler Hubbard
  • Devil Woman by Caleb Lee Hutchinson
  • Never Left Memphis by Austin Jenckes
  • Medicine by Sydney Mack
  • For the Best by Rob Wolf


Country Music Playlist Update Log (23rd January 2023)

As I had to compensate for some cancelled flight plans, I more or less started my active preparation for the Weird Al Yankovic Tour this week. I feel quite exhausted. At least I can promise to you that there will be some amazing

  • Happier by First Time Flyers

These guys are my country music topic of the week. The amazing Jake Morrell, the mastermind of country music Tim Prottey-Jones, the very talented Poppy Fardell and Vicki Manser, whom I started in the role of Regina last year in the British version of the musical Rock of Ages. Four incredibly good artists form a country music super-group, the First Time Flyers. Their debut single is great. Keep my fingers crossed for them.

  • I Ain’t in the Country No More by Hardy

Hardy released the mockingbird & THE CROW, his new 17 track album, this weekend. I simply had too many releases already in preparation for the weekend and could not feature it – but here is one of my favorites.

  • No Time Soon by Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis is indeed one of the most characteristic voices in the country music business. No Time Soon is his new single release, which absolutely deserves to be mentioned in here.

  • Another Night Out by Vinny Tovar

This song is the title track of the five song EP by Vinny Tovar, which has been released on 20th January 2023 as well. Great country music sound with a touch of rock.

  • Glad Our Bridge has burned by Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch’s album Radio Friend started my weekend music coverage this week. I went for one of my favorites.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • King of Hearts by Lizzie Cates
  • Lady Like by Ingrid Andress
  • The Song in my Head by Julianne Hough
  • No Way by Sam + Sam
  • Heart Like Mine by Lucas Sousa


Country Music Playlist Update Log (16th January 2023)

The music scene is warming up again: after I had to check a huge bunch of songs for my this week’s Songs of the Week posting, the level of new songs on the country music side was still rather moderate. However, there were quite a bunch of really good listens. No classics this time, but five new songs – hope you enjoy.

  • Change of Heart by Margo Price

Margo Price opened the Media Review section this week with my thoughts about Strays. I felt she should also open the list of new songs at the playlist. Here is

  • Blood from a Stone  by Duncan Toombs

The album Steel on Steel is a very interesting album release this week. Unfortunately, I just did not have the time to listen to the entire album – but I introduce you to this single, which is quite fun.

  • Shoot Tequila by Tigirlily Gold

I have no clue when the Tigirlily in fact turned into gold – but the single release as such is a good one. And why not having some country music party vibes in here? I like it!

  • Girl Out Of Nowhere by Emily Lockett

Emily Lockett – I just keep my fingers crossed for that girl. I am sure she can do even better than in her What The Hell Have I Got Myself Into? – but it is a nice EP with some good songs. I went for the Girl Out of Nowhere.

  • Love Someone by Zye Ca$h

I introduced you to Zye Ca$h in my Spotlght interviews this week. One rationale was his new single release, Love Someone. Here is  listen.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Worth It by Jessica Lynn
  • Home Run by Christian Parker
  • In case you didn’t know by Brett Young
  • Redneck Country Boys by Alaura Lynne
  • Country as Hell by Kyle Coulahan ft. Carlos Kane


Country Music Playlist Update Log (9th January 2023)

Yee-haw! I feel we are back in the music business. While I hardly made to find half a dozen new country songs for my playlists, my long list this time was close to thirty candidates. I introduced you to thirteen of them in my New Country Songs playlists already, and four of them also made it to this selection of songs.

  • Tulsa by Elle King

Already when I listened to this song for the first time, I absolutely loved it. Great new release by Elle King – did you by the way know that her civil surname is quite German (Schneider) and her daddy was a cast member of Saturday Night Live?

  • I Hate Cowboys by Chase Rice

Chase Rice knows how to deliver great songs – and I Hate Cowboys is another really good write. Thumbs up!

  • Can I See My Dog? by Roman Alexander

Roman Alexander grew up in Kansas City. He is a very interesting artist on the rise… and I loved this love song to his pet. Hope Mr Woofie is appreciating it.

  • Cruise by Florida Georgia Line

Cruise is the only “classic” addition to the playlist this week. I just felt to flush the playlist with some rather new tracks. Hope you enjoy getting that push into the country music year 2023 – and still listening to this Florida Georgia Line classic.

  • Love her like I would by Patrick Carpenter

I don’t know too much aber the Mississippi-origin artist Patrick Carpenter and his music – but I definitely feel that his Love her like I would is worth to be added to this playlist. Hope you agree.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Suitcase by Vic Allen
  • Never Wanted Nothing More by Dalton & the Sheriffs
  • I Swear by John Michael Montgomery
  • Primrose Hill by Sarah Darling
  • Chirstmissing You by Kayley Bishop


Country Music Playlist Update Log (2nd January 2023)

I guess, next weekend will be more intense again (I am already working on some reviews for the next weeks as well) – but there have been at least some nice last songs of 2022 – and some songs of that year which just deserve some focus in early 2023. Here are my five country music playlist additions.

  • Devil & an Old Six String by Jacob Bryant

I just selected Bar Stool Preacher as my Favorite Country Music Album 2022. Time to feature another song of this amazing album. Here is one of my favorites.

  • Heart Like Mine  by Lucas Sousa

Lucas released his new seven track EP Aces & Eights on Friday. I decided against having a full review of teh release, but at least I share my favorite track with you.

  • Hit the Floor by Derrick Flowers

Derrick Flowers’ new release is taking over the country rock role this week. Good, straight forward listen.

  • Country as Hell by Kyle Coulahan feat. Carlos Kane

Country rap songs don’t make it that often to the playlist. However, I really loved this new realease. Enjoy the groove!

  • wrong girl by Lindsay Ell

Another praise in regards of music goes to Lindsay Ell, who has been selected as the Best Concert Performance in my Best Ones 2022 posting. Here is one of her amazing heart theory songs. Simply love her.

Therefore, the following songs are leaving the playlist:

  • Holy Jeans by Adam Doleac
  • Driveway by Kenny Foster
  • Santa Claus was my Uber Driver by Lee Brice
  • Ich wär dabei by Nik Wallner
  • Christmas with Aliens by Tyler del Pino feat. Rusty Robot