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Flyctory.com Country Music Playlists Log Archive

I felt sad that I every week delete my comments on why I updated the Flyctory.com 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 ūüôā ).

 

My Flyctory.com Playlist Update Logs:

Country Music Playlist Update Log (27th September 2021)

Still recovering from the Finland РIndia Davis Cup. Some interesting trips coming up next Рone of the next ones is my first one to the United Kingdom after 18 months, visiting my favorite musical Rock of Ages again. This week came with quite some interesting country music, on the album as well as on the single side. Hope you enjoy listening to my playlist.

  • Background by Presley Aronson

Presley Aronson’s song about bullying was one topic in our Spotlight interview last Thursday. A really good one.

  • Highway Will by Taylor McCall

Taylor McCall’s album¬†Black Powder Soul is a pretty good listen with a very signature sound. I selected¬†Highway Will as the addition to the playlist.

  • Before Summer Starts To Fall by Troy Kemp & Katrina Burgoyne

Troy Kemp and Katrin Burgoyne have both been frequent guests in my playlists. Now they are doing a song together – and it is indeed a great listen.

  • Fire Line by Billy Strings

Another really interest new album is Renewal by Billy Strings. For the playlist, I selected his song Fire Line.

  • Voices by Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer has been really active since its recent divorce in social media. Now she is also back on the streaming platforms Рwith a new country-pop track. I definitely like Voices.

And removed:

  • Adios Cowboy by Midland
  • Sweet Refrain by Son Volt
  • Don’t You Dream Anymore? by Jim Lauderdale
  • Cool by Twinnie
  • Run Out Of Road by Melanie Dyer

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (20th September 2021)

Being back in Finland after almost two years, seeing my Indian team back in the Tennis Davis Cup tie against the locals were definitely the highlights of the week to me. I thus also decided to skip some country coverage to free time for sports photography. The key message of the week: Santa Clause is coming to town… A bit too early. The first country music Christmas songs have been released this week. I heard that it is still quite sunny out there in Nashville. Don’t decorate the tree too early!

  • Smoky by Charley Crockett

Charley Crockett’s album¬†Music City USA is really a great listen – so I had really a tough time to choose a song. I went for a track which is a good fit to the playlist. Hope you enjoy the listen.

  • Over You by Stephanie Ryann

Stephanie Ryann’s new song – and I am really happy to also have her as part of my Spotlight interview series today. Really good and deep songs – keep my fingers crossed for her.

  • Tomorrow Night by Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope wrote so many songs I really love. Even though her last tracks rather moved towards pop music, there is a heart of country music in Tomorrow Night. Great lady, very good song.

  • Tall Boys by Alexandra Kay

Alexandra Kay is a really interesting artist in my point of view. This weekend, she started to sing about Tall Boys. I am out of that topic Рbut I like the song.

  • She’s Gonna Leave a Mark by Darrin Morris Band

The Texas-origin Darrin Morris Band is looking back to almost a decade of band history now. This weekend, they released a new single,¬†She’s Gonna Leave a Mark. The song really persuaded me – hope you feel it is a good playlist addition.

And removed:

  • Want It Like That by Brenna Bone
  • Stop Draggin’ Your Boots by Danielle Bradbery
  • Lonely Alone by Clare Dunn
  • T-Shirt by Runaway June
  • Good Time To Me by King Calaway feat. Lainey Wilson

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (13th September 2021)

Canada opened their borders this week – under rather moderate conditions. I felt so glad to be back in North America, some 18 months after my last trip. Thus, my coverage was a bit of limited – but I feel that it has overall been a quite good week on Flyctory.com with very versatile and differrent postings. I also feel that the selection of songs this week is coverage quite a range of county music – hope you like these five ones as much as I do.

  • Up All Night by Deric Ruttan

Music from Ontario just feels to be right this week to me. Deric Ruttan is from Bracebridge, some two hours North of Toronto. I ran into his music listening to a local country radio station. The song is over ten years old already – but I feel it is just a good listen.

  • Always Be Home by Carolyn Miller

New songs by Carolyn Miller always have a very high potential to make it into the playlist. Carolyn feels to be really productive this year. I feel it is another great song by the New York artist.

  • A Girl’s Love by Mitchell Tenpenny

Even though my review about his¬†Midtown Diaries¬†EP named ups and downs, quite some songs are really nice. I went for¬†A Girl’s Love, which is one of my favorite.

  • Damn Boy by Christina Taylor

The first posting I made about Christina Taylor was a shared posting about her and Carolyn Miller. Somehow, these two amazing country ladies seem to do a lot of steps in parallel on Flyctory.com Рeven though they are quite different in their style. What they do have in common, for sure, is that they are great people, very talented artists and regularly release great songs. I love Damn Boy.

  • Spirits, Angels, Or Lies by Riddy Arman

Riddy Arman did an impressive self-titled debut album this week. Really hard to choose a song which is suitable for the playlist. I went for this song – I just felt it is a great fit.

And removed:

  • Bench Seat by Kristen Foreman
  • Ways To Miss You by Tyler Braden
  • Sunny and 75 by Joe Nichols
  • Somebody Does by Tigerlily
  • Every Second Of Us by Carolyn Miller

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (6th September 2021)

North America calling! Canada is opening their borders tomorrow – this will give me at least the opportunity to stay some days in Toronto – I originally intended to travel Halifax and Gander at the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – the places where practically all European planes stranded who were too advanced to turn back home at that day. Now, it is already about one and a half year ago since I (completely) crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Feel so blessed that I could do at least the Pittsburgh Penguins tour in February 2020. I try to limit my musical coverage a bit more so that there will be more space for travel blogging again. Some sports lies ahead of me as well. Look forward to have a bit of normal. Here are my weekly song additions:

  • Somebody’s Listening by Jesse Labelle

Jesse Labelle was a bit of a “victim” that I decided to limit music coverage from now on a bit more again. He released a really good EP with¬†Jesse Labelle, Part 1¬†– it just did not make it into one of the review spots. Still recommend the listen – this was one of my favorites.

  • Highway Like Me by Ashland Craft feat. Marcus King

Ashland Craft’s¬†Travelin’ Kind album is superb – but¬†Highway Like Me just felt to be the emotional highlight of all these songs to me. Hope you like it as much as I do.

  • Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

Just before I worked on these playlist things, I saw a live stream of the summer festival of a befriended radio station, Country Radio Gilsdorf in Luxembourg. The founder of this amazing small country station performed Wagon Wheel live there. This song has really not been on this playlist yet Рtime to correct that!

  • Run Out Of Road by Melanie Dyer

One of the new single releases. I just got caught by the very special voice of Melanie Dyer and really loved her new song – thus I felt to share it with you.

  • Met the Man by Tommy Atkins feat. Hollier

Tommy Atkins released two new song on an enhanced recording this weekend. Met the Man is one of them. To make it short: to me, it is one of his best songs so far.

And removed:

  • You Should Have Told Me by Stephanie Quayle
  • Ain’t No Quittin’ You¬†by Alexis Taylor
  • Something Bout Summer by Hillside Outlaws
  • Almost There by Kaylee Rose
  • Something Has To Change by Rodney Crowell

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (30th August 2021)

I am on the road again – this time, I am visiting various places in Poland. Not that much on the country music side, but in many other genres, I have been loaded with interesting new releases – thus, it has been a really tough time to select the right postings for Flyctory.com. I feel, the additions to the playlist are really excellent and very versatile this time.

  • Opposite Of Love by Ashley Cooke

I did have some critics on the pricing and release strategy behind the first half of Ashley Cooke’s¬†Already Drank That Beer debut album – nonetheless, these eight songs include some really nice ones. I went for one of my so-far-unreleased favorites.

  • Space by Kenny Foster

So great to have some new music by the wonderful Kenny Foster. So many good news from him the last weeks Рand Space is a good one.

  • Cool by Twinnie

Same topic as above: I don’t like that Twinnie is “upgrading” the¬†Hollywood Gypsy album with a new song and thereby somehow fools her die-hard fans. The song is a nice one, though.

  • South On Ya by Luke Combs

Another long-awaited new song on this list – this time it is by Luke Combs. Thus, it is needless to state that it is a great listen.

  • Good Time On Me by King Calaway feat. Lainey Wilson

Just four songs – but very good ones. I went for the amazing duet with Lainey Wilson – really good collaboration on King Calaway’s new EP¬†Midnight.

And removed:

  • Who Are You by Dusty Black
  • Make Him Wait by Abby Anderson
  • Darlin’ Hold On by The Wallflowers feat. Shelby Lynn
  • If I Didn’t Love You¬†by Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
  • Me, Myself and the Highway¬†by Whitney Duncan

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (23rd August 2021)

I had a relaxing trip to Austria this weekend. Not too many new postings arising from that one, but there will at least be a very interesting Tyrol hotel review during the next weeks. First time since quite a while that I did not have any country music review during the weekend – the New Country Playlist update was also rather thin. Nonetheless, I hope that i found an interesting mix of song additions for the playlist.

  • Wild Hearts by Keith Urban

Starting the playlist update with three new songs. Wild Hearts is a new track by Keith Urban. Good one!

  • Destination by Christina Taylor

I honestly did not have in focus that Christina Taylor releases a new track. She was simply right in our Spotlight Interview in April – her 2021 stuff is amazing. Damn, I would love to have her on a European tour one day.

  • Country to the Bone by Anthony Nix

Anthony Nix’s raspy voice, a powerful country rock sound – I just enjoyed listening to¬†Country to the Bone when I checked out this weekend’s new releases. Thus, he made it straight into this playlist.

  • Boots For Heels by DanaMaria

Since I reviewed her Desert Diamond album in October 2020, I felt I should give this song a wider attention and select it for the playlist. Good opportunity to bring back the lovely German country artist back into this set of forty songs.

  • T-Shirt by Runaway June

Runaway June released a three song short EP this weekend. I typically don’t want to check out releases with less than four songs, so that I skipped¬†backstory – but I decided to bring one of the three track into the playlist.

And removed:

  • Wildest Dreams by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • daddy’s girl¬†by Rachel Wiggins
  • I Got That From You by Christina Taylor
  • Landweilig by Nik Wallner
  • Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban

 

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (16th August 2021)

Just returned from Iceland after a very intense trip – there will be plenty of interesting postings over the next weeks. The country music releases have been very interesting this week again – especially on the singles side, there were some very interesting ones by artists I am friend with or whom do I support. Fun fact about these four additions: all five new songs are by ladies this this – long live the country music women!

  • Friends by Sylvia Aimee

One of my absolute favorites Рbad luck that Sylvia Aimee from the Netherlands just does not get the merits for her great songs she absolutely deserves. Friends is another so truthful and great song Рhope you enjoy.

  • Tastes Like A Hangover by Chelsea Berman

Another amazing young artist, just from a very different part of the world Рand a very different topic in the song: Tastes Like A Hangover is a lovely track by the Australian Рhope to see you live on stage one day.

  • Lonely Alone by Clare Dunn

Really good EP by Clare Dunn – I loved her Friday’s release, the EP¬†In This Kind Of Light.¬†Lonely Alone is the last track of the five songs, it surprised me with powerful country rock.

  • Beautiful World by Jayne Denham

Two entries from¬†Down Under this time: Jayne Denham’s Western Country style just made me smile –¬†Wanted¬†is an amazing album. I finally went for the beautiful closing track and spent some emotional and almost spiritual touch to the playlist.

  • Found The One by Brittany Brodie

Last, but not least, the new single by Canadian artist Brittany Brodie. Just a cool track – I felt it would be the perfect fit for the playlist this week.

And removed:

  • 29 by Carly Pearce
  • Dear Me by Brett Young
  • Symptoms¬†by The Heels
  • My Own Advice by Lauren Jenkins
  • Wiseman by Jolina Carl

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (9th August 2021)

I am in Iceland currently – thus, there was just a minimum set of reviews this weeks. Nonetheless, we a had a pretty nice spread of quality and sounds – and five really good additions for the playlist. Hope you do enjoy

  • Some Good News by Emily Rose

Emily Rose’s new EP¬†Wings was the last review of the weekend to me. The song¬†Some Good News was my favorite. Hope you enjoy.

  • Hold My Beer Watch This by Chris Young

I have to admit that I initially was a bit angry when I saw the tracklist of Famous Friends, the new album by Chris Young. You simply know the first half of the album already. One track has been released two and a half year ago. Luckily, there are a bunch of new tracks towards the end of the album. This is one is a good one for a country party.

  • Songs You Never Heard by Luke Bryan

A new one by Luke Bryan! This time, the country music superstar is rather heading for the more gentle sounds in music. Good one!

  • Me, Myself and the Highway by Whitney Duncan

New song by Whitney Duncan: I really like the sound of her new single Me, Myself and the Highway. Felt to share it with you in this playlist.

  • Shuffle by Laci Kaye Booth

Laci Kaye Booth’s self-titled EP was one of the releases I have been looking forward to most – and the artist just did not disappoint me. For the playlist, I selected¬†Shuffle.

And removed:

  • Boot Up by Southerland
  • Butterfly Tattoo¬†by Richie Necker
  • Pretty Damn Close by Gary Allan
  • Moonlight Mingle by LANCO
  • Believe in Love by Charlie Worsham

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (2nd August 2021)

If you think, Covid-19 is slowly getting back to normal – I just cannot agree. I had so many re-bookings of travels the last two week. One of them results that I am not preparing this weekly update from a hotel not too far away from Passau in Bavaria, but work from Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, this time. On top of that, there was so much great music this weekend – sorry to all the artists with good album I just had to skip… Too much other stuff on my list as well. The release of the weekend is undoubtedly¬†Welcome 2 America by Prince –¬†not the best album of the weekend, but the most remarkable. On the country music side, there were so many here good ones. Here are five song additions:

  • Southbound by Ryan Kinder

I expected Ryan Kinder do deliver something good Рand he just did with his new album Room To Dream. The only tough question I got was which song I should opt for the playlist. So many good ones.

  • Sweet Refrain by Son Volt

Electro Melodier by Son Volt did not reach a rating similar to Southbound Рbut Son Volt did a pretty nice album. They definitely entertained me and deserve this playlist spot.

  • Stop Draggin’ Your Boots by Danielle Bradbery

So good to be able to listen to a new one by Danielle Bradbery – she is just such a lovely artist. Her new one,¬†Stop Draggin’ Your Boots has a strong pop touch. But as long as she is wearing boots in her music videos, she gives me a touch time to take her out from the playlist.

  • Cowboy Loves a Woman by Clay Walker

Ryan Kinder did great Рbut the block of reviews already started with a great release. I absolutely enjoyed listening to the rather classic sound of Clay Walker, which still feels very modern. Country Loves a Woman is my favorite song of Texas To Tennessee.

  • Don’t You Dream Anymore? by Jim Lauderdale

Really nice new album by Jim Lauderdale: I really loved listening to his¬†Hope – and this time, he also made it to the Top Pick!s.¬†Don’t You Dream Anymore?¬†is one of my album favorites.

And removed:

  • Match Made in Hell by Emma Moore
  • Identity¬†by Sylvia Aimee
  • 1926 by Lori Rayne
  • City Of Music by Brad Paisley
  • High in the Mountain by Vincent Neil Emerson

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (26th July 2021)

I’ve been on vacation in East Frisia, Germany, this week. Some interesting travel reviews are about to be prepared soon – you might have already spotted the Pictured Story of the iconic Pilsum Light Tower. There was not too much new stuff on the country long-player side, but I feel, we’ve got some interesting additions to the playlist. Hope you enjoy.

  • Wiseman by Jolina Carl

A very good sound from Germany: Jolina Carl released her Mexican Overdrive this Friday. Very nice songs, which make you feel that they have been produced in Nashville. I went for my favorite song, Wiseman.

  • Something Has To Change by Rodney Crowell

A really good listen, more on the classic side is Triage by Rodney Crowell. I really loved to listen to his tunes, this is one of my favorites

  • If I Didn’t Love You by Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood

That’s purely an all-star song, ain’t it? Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood join forces in this new single – no doubt that this track has been a hot candidate for my playlist.

  • Rockin’ On Again by Micart

I really get a lot of good feedback on the special editions of my Country Music Picks featuring German or German-speaking artists. Micart was one of the acts featured in my second edition, which I released this week. Really good song.

  • Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban

This week was a good opportunity to add some classic country songs to the playlist. There hasn’t been Keith Urban for a while – let’s see if 2021 will really be a¬†Long Hot Summer.

And removed:

  • When I Say I Do Today by Carolyn Miller
  • Big Truck by Dillon Carmichael
  • Malibu Blue by Alexander Ludwig
  • Crushing by Nikita Skogen
  • Cowboy by Callie Twisselman

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (19th July 2021)

The floods in Germany have been of course the most important event of the week. The house, which my flat belongs to, was luckily safe – however, the water was some ten meters close to our cellars. No catastrophe at all at the playlist update – several really good new tracks – I hope you enjoy them.

  • Every Second Of Us by Carolyn Miller

In regards of high quality releases, Carolyn Miller is indeed one of the most reliable country artists I know. Another really beautiful love song – hope you enjoy Every Second Of Us as much as I do.

  • Landweilig by Nik Wallner

Many people who discussed this song in German country forums stated something like “I never felt German lyrics country music could be something good – but Nik Wallner is smashing it”: His second single release is a lovely praising of countryside life – a track as made in Nashville.

  • Adios Cowboy by Midland

Midland just had to be on this list this week. Their new EP¬†The Last Resort is just too good –¬†Adios Cowboy¬†is such an amazing listen, I just absolutely love it.

  • Believe In Love by Charlie Worsham

Charlie Worsham released his EP Sugarcane this week Рand Believe In Love is simply my favorite. Really promising recording Рhope to hear some more track by this guy.

  • Almost There by Kaylee Rose

Kaylee Rose is more amd more establishing as a frequent artist in my playlist. I just love her style –¬†Almost There is just another really good production.

And removed:

  • Down To Earth by Brett Kissel
  • You Never Came Home by The Steel Woods
  • When The Whiskey Runs Out¬†by Andrew Jannakos
  • Lighthouse by pez
  • Perfect on Paper by Royal South

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (12th July 2021)

This weekend, I am staying in Styria (Steiermark) in Austria in a really interesting hotel – looking forward to share it with you during the next weeks. This week, I had a lot of amazing music in the blog, so that it have been tough picks for the major playlist. Hope you enjoy my selection.

  • My Own Advice by Lauren Jenkins

Two postings about Lauren Jenkins this week Рnot that surprising that she is represented in the playlist inductees this week. First of all, I praised her Running Out Of Road as a Song of My Life Рand on Friday, I loved her Miles On Me, Part 1, the first part of her new album, sliced down to an EP. Here is my favorite of that EP.

  • Darlin’ Hold On by The Wallflowers feat. Shelby Lynn

The Wallflowers released an amazing album Exit Wounds. The album definitely deserved a song addition. I really loved that track.

  • Cowboy by Callie Twisselman

Nice EP debut with her five tracks of Closure РI really enjoyed Callie and her sound. Cowboy simply got something special.

  • Somebody Does by Tigirlily

Two young ladies from North Dakota, who released five songs in their self-titled debut EP. I called Somebody Does the fillet steak of the EP in my review.

  • Something Bout Summer by Hillside Outlaws

The only song addition to the playlist, which is not linked to a review posting on Flyctory.com this week. The Canadian duo did a great single release this week – I just felt they should be included to my key playlist.

And removed:

  • To The Guys Who Date My Girl by Thomas Rhett
  • Nashville, Indiana by O’Shea
  • Hell Yeah! by Nik Wallner
  • Ain’t The Same by Blackberry Smoke
  • Gira De Desamor by Kat & Alex

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (5th July 2021)

I am still working on having a larger backlog on the travel side again. This weekend, I visited some really interesting places – the first review of this trip will very likely hit you today already. The country single side is a bit of an up and down – also due to the 4th July weekend, there might have been a bit of less releases. On the EP and album side, there were some amazing songs, though.

Finally, due to her new single, the first song on this list of songs added to the playlist, I decided to add Christina Taylor to the list of my Featured Artists.

  • I Got That From You by Christina Taylor

I just love her (and that’s why I upgraded her status at the website): Christina Taylor did another great song.¬†I Got That From You¬†is one of my absolute favorite from the lovely young country artist with the very special voice.

  • I Let A Damn Good Woman Leave by Riley Green

Full rating! Not that surprising that Riley Green’s EP release¬†Behind The Bar will add a song to the playlist. Just too good – it was simply a tough task to select the right song.

  • Moonlight Mingle by LANCO

Now we know that LANCO are Honky-Tonk Hippies Рat least according to the title of their new EP.. Hard choice for the right choice again Рbut I went for this one.

  • Guys Like You by Alee

Alee is really an amazing Canadian artist. I especially loved her new song Guys Like You, which has a lot of power and magic to me. Just had to add her and her music to the playlist.

  • Ain’t No Quittin’ You by Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor’s debut EP¬†Ain’t No Quittin’ You¬†has been my last addition to the reviews of this weekend. The songs have a lot of promising character. I simply went for the title track here.

And removed:

  • Heels In Hand by Priscilla Block
  • Where The Cottonwood Grows¬†by Alan Jackson
  • Workin’ From The Other Side by Jesse Keith Whitley
  • Strong Man by Natalie Pearson
  • American Summer by Kylie Trout

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (28th June 2021)

I have been to Italy this weekend. The key area of my visit was around Maranello, the home of Ferrari. There will be a bunch of interesting travel postings the next weeks from this trip. The country music week was a really good one as well. After I struggled to find songs for both playlists, I had so many good candidates this time again. Hope you love my selection.

  • Pretty Damn Close by Gary Allan

I initially felt that Ryan Allan’s new album¬†Ruthless could be a fail. But the more I listened, the more I saw that I was wrong. Good luck.¬†Pretty Damn Close¬†is just an amazing listen in my point of view.

  • High on the Mountain by Vincent Neil Emerson

Nice self-titled album release by Vincent Neil Emerson. I really had a nice listen. As I do most of the time, I just added my favorite track of the album to the playlist.

  • Gira De Desamor by Kat And Alex

Maybe it is just because I have been surrounded by Italian while selection the song – but this is my first-ever Spanish track in the Country Music Playlists. Kat and Alex were part of the 18th season of¬†American Idol. Both have Spanish-speaking background. Kat’s family has Cuban roots, while Alex’ family is from Puerto Rico. I really enjoy listening to their new single.

  • Symptoms by The Heels

I feel that the West Canadian girls of The Heels absolutely deserve some more Flyctory.com love. Their new album I Am is definitely a good listen. I opted for one of the songs, which have not been released as single yet Рjust my favorite one.

  • Perfect on Paper by Royal South

Always good to listen to new music by Royal South. This time, Sarah Beth and her bandmates did another really catching track. I just had to add Perfect on Paper and the characteristic Royal South sound to the playlist.

And removed:

  • Losin’ Sleep Over A Girl by Canaan Smith
  • Straight Outta The Country by Justin Moore
  • Loser by Christina Taylor
  • Never Go Back by Henriette
  • Let It Break by Kelsey Lamb

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (21th June 2021)

Even though there were quite a lot of new releases, especially on the singles side, I was very picky with country music this week. Only 14 additions to the New Country Songs playlists and also rather few reviews over the weekend. The next weekends will be in general less busy in music, as I am going to collect a lot of new impressions for the travel blogging. This time, my additions contain one new artist from Germany, two cool single releases and two classics.

  • Lighthouse by pez

Yeah, pez just cannot deny his Bavarian accent Рbut the songs in his debut EP All Lowercase are really well done. I even pushed the new Helloween album by one day in coverage for this release. Lighthouse is a really cool song.

  • Ways To Miss You by Tyler Braden

Alabama native and former firefighter Tyler Braden is out with a new track –¬†Ways To Miss You is definitely another good one.

  • daddy’s girl by Rachel Wiggins

Rachel Wiggins is a young artist, who came from Greater Atlanta to Nashville to study songwriting.¬†daddy’s girl is definitely a beauty, loved to listen to her sound.

  • You Should Have Told Me by Stephanie Quayle

I ran into Stephanie Quayle’s music during the 2019 CMA Fest. This time, I selected one of her classic tracks as a playlist addition. Hope you enjoy her powerful style as much as I do.

  • Sunny and 75 by Joe Nichols

One of these “whenever there is an opportunity, I will put it on the playlist” songs… Now we got the chance, and Joe Nichols is in, with one of his most successful songs.

And removed:

  • Straight Up Sideways¬†by Lainey Wilson
  • Like You Found Me by Lauren Jenkins
  • Complicated by Gary Quinn
  • Corn¬†by Blake Shelton
  • Running On Empty by Daniel Bonte

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (14th June 2021)

Quite busy times the last week. I had a trip through Germany this weekend (again) – there will be quite a lot of interesting contents featuring planes, ships and trains based on that experience. The country music side was also quite exciting. I did not have that many major releases in the Media Review section – but there are indeed some really nice ones which absolutely deserve to be the new list members:

  • Wildest Dreams by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

I love the Nelson family. Lukas Nelson and his band released a rather quiet and slow album this week. I really enjoyed listening to A Few Stars Apart Рand Wildest Dreams was one of my most favorite selections.

  • Butterfly Tattoo by Richie Necker

Some new music from Germany: Richie Necker is having a lot CV in the German music scene already. I really enjoyed his rock album New Songs and Untold Stories Рand I felt that Butterfly Tattoo is just a nice fit to this playlist.

  • Make Him Wait by Abby Anderson

I just felt to add a classic track again. Abby is such a wonderful artist and a very friendly person. Here is (regarding Spotify streams) her most successful song so far, Make Him Wait.

  • City Of Music by Brad Paisley

Two single releases of the week made it into the playlist. Brad Paisley published an amazing song, City of Music, which has been a really easy selection. I am sure you agree!

  • Want It Like That by Brenna Bone

Even though her housemate Christina Taylor is have more presence and more love here on Flyctory.com, I really love Brenna Bone and her powerful music. Want It Like That, her new release, is one of her best songs so far, I feel.

And removed:

  • Here’s a Winner by Jack McBannon
  • Ain’t Got You by Tom Beck
  • Country Roads¬†by Elvie Shane
  • On The Day I Die by The Shires feat. Jimmie Allen
  • The Opportunity To Help Somebody Through It by Jim Lauderdale

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (7th June 2021)

I had an interesting trip through Northern Germany this week, making use of a bank holiday in the region I live in. Two of the postings emerging from that trip are already online, my story about the Eschede Derailment Disaster, the worst-ever train crash in Germany, and my thoughts about Heide-Park Resort during pandemic times – the first amusement park, which opened it doors again in Germany (some did in the meantime as well…).

I had loads of music to select from for the two playlists. For the New Country Songs list only, I had a selection of over forty tracks, which I typically try to narrow to 17 to 20 at most. There were some interesting releases, which made it to this list, on top of two songs based on country music reviews this week. By the way, with Tennessee by Australian Katrina Burgoyne, the last song addition as of 2020 left the playlist this week.

  • Dear Me by Brett Young

His new album¬†Weekends Look A Little Different These Days would have been absolutely top class – if it wasn’t that short. So many good songs – but finally a bit of cheating to his fans. I will do a posting about that topic soon from my point of view. The song¬†Dear Me, a song written from Brett Young to himself at younger years, is genius.

  • When The Whiskey Runs Out by Andrew Jannakos

Andrew Jannakos released his EP Gone Too Soon on Friday as well. I have been even a bit of disappointed, as I feel that this guy is having so much potential. When The Whiskey Runs Out feels to be a very typical country song РI just loved it.

  • Running On Empty by Daniel Bonte

When I googled Daniel Bonte for bio, I found a doctor, a photographer… But of course, there is this California artist as well. I loved his straight sound with a touch of pop and rock.¬†Running On Empty is his new single release.

  • Let It Break by Kelsey Lamb

The music by Kelsey Lamb already popped up here and there on the playlists. I really loved her new single Let It Break. 

  • American Summer by Kylie Trout

Why not adding some summer feeling to the playlist? Temperatures are rising, people are allowed to do more stuff outside (also in Germany). Kylie Trout delivers her soundtrack from the other-side-of-the-pond perspective.

And removed:

  • Tennessee¬†by Katrina Burgoyne
  • That’s The Way by Jo Dee Messina
  • Sad Songs by The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
  • People Break by Eric Church
  • Southern Man¬†by Travis Tritt

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (31st May 2021)

I have been to Mallorca this week and thus just tried to keep the website alive and running – you might have wondered here and then about the unusual times I released some of the postings. The country music week was really interesting – especially on the female country music side, there have been a lot of interesting releases. You will also see that in the New Country Songs Playlists, where I had a lot of interesting song additiosn.

  • Crushing by Nikita Skogen

I absolutely love the music of the Norwegian and really enjoyed my Spotlight interview with her in November 2020. This Friday, she released a new song, Crushing.

  • Boot Up by Southerland

Southerland released a really nice debut EP,¬†Boot Up.¬†I went for the “boring choice” this time and shared the title track with you.

  • Ain’t The Same by Blackberry Smoke

The most interesting release on the country music side is has very likely been¬†You Hear Georgia, the new album by Blackberry Smoke. My favorite song was¬†Ain’t the Same – hope you enjoy it as well.

  • 1926 by Lori Rayne

I just happened to run into the debut EP by Lori Rayne. Unfortunately, bio and press information about her is really low. The songs are cool – and the title track about her grandfather is definitely a good listen.

  • I Only Date Cowboys by Kylie Morgan

Kylie Morgan is a young artist, who is about to release her debut EP very soon. This week, she released a new single, I Only Date Cowboys. I really loved her sound and had to share it with you.

And removed:

  • Every Little Bit Of That by Trey Gonzalez
  • Streets Of Dallas¬†by Jon Randall
  • I Know She Ain’t Ready by Luke Combs
  • Take Off by Carver Louis
  • A Whistle To Blow by Adam Douglas

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (24th May 2021)

Central European country just should not be underestimated: On top of the three German artist songs and a couple of British acts, I this time add two German (if I count Alexander Ludwig as German) and a Dutch artist song. Great new music and also a nice range of tracks this time.

  • Identity by Sylvia Aimee

I absolutely love Sylvia Aimee and her music Рand I loved the experiment to focus on a single track in the latest episode of my Spotlight interviews. A chat just about her new single Identity Рthe song is amazing.

  • Hell Yeah! by Nik Wallner

He finally did it! We waited so long for the first single release by Nik Wallner. It is such a great, catching German country rocker – hope you enjoy, even if you don’t get the lyrics.

  • Corn by Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s new album¬†Body Language is definitely a good one. Nonetheless, I felt some weaknesses and so it barely made it to the Top Pick! ratings.¬†Corn is my favorite track.

  • Malibu Blue by Alexander Ludwig

An actor doing modern country music? We had a few of them in the playlist already (and Tom Beck is still in…) – this time, the Canadian-German Alexander Ludwig makes it into my set of songs. His self-titled EP is a really good one –¬†Malibu Blue is my favorite.

  • The Opportunity To Help Somebody Through It by Jim Lauderdale

I absolutely enjoyed Jim Lauderdale’s album¬†When Carolina Comes Home Again, when I reviewed it in March 2020. There is new stuff coming from this classic country song guy, I absolutely enjoy his new release.

And removed:

  • I Loved You Tough¬†by Jimmy Weber
  • I Hope You Get Drunk by Brady Kenneth
  • In All Things¬†by Leslie Jordan & Danny Myrick
  • The Answer by Fancy Hagood
  • Iron and Steel by Soul Circus Cowboys

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (17th May 2021)

After a very buzy week of re-booking tons of flights and trying to make new trips (I will have a quite interesting one to Iceland in August…), I am now more optimistic that Flyctory.com can increase the number of travel postings again soon (which also means that there will be a decrease in music postings again). Music just made it to be the dominating topic on the blog – first time there are more music postings than travel ones.

The week was awesome! So much really good music. Apart from that I loved my interview with Linda Mar / Linda Marlen Runge – if you haven’t checked it out, give her a read. I was amazing how big her fan base is – so many reads within the first 24 hours already. There were a lot of amazing music releases as well, so that especially breaking them down to just five candidates has been quite a challenge. Hope you enjoy my selection.

  • Where The Cottonwood Grows by Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson’s 21 song epic album¬†Where Have You Gone has likely been the most awaited one of this weekend. The song has a lot of rather slow track, I went for a more powerful one, though.

  • Big Truck by Dillon Carmichael

Dillon Carmichael did a great job with his EP Hot Beer. I could have chosen several songs of the EP, they all would have been a great fit to the playlist. I did the boring option and simply went for the latest release (which is an amazing track as well, of course)

  • Workin’ From The Other Side by Jesse Keith Whitley

With his album¬†Breakin’ Ground, Jesse Keith Whitley takes a first step continuing the music dynasty of his family. With this song,¬†Workin’ From The Other Side, he is singing an amazing track about his father

  • Strong Man by Natalie Pearson

I had a lot of really cool songs by female country artists from Australia on my list to form the playlists for this week. For my key playlist I finally went for the most powerful track, Strong Man by Natalie Pearson.

  • You Never Came Home by The Steel Woods

All Of Your Stones was definitely the emotional highlight of this music week. The last songs of The Steel Woods recorded with their guitarist Jason Cope. This song sounds like a farewell to him at first sight, the story is a very different one, though.

And removed:

  • Country Does¬†by Luke Bryan
  • She Takes Me Home by The Cumberland River Project
  • Top Drawer by Joey Hendricks
  • Thinkin ‘Bout You by Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter
  • What Do They Know by Tyler Braden

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (10th May 2021)

Last week has been very busy, not just on the music side. Definitely, I enjoyed this Flyctory.com week. Also much more optimistic that traveling will be easier soon again. I spent a lot of time with moving and re-booking trips. I also decided that I will no longer continue to hope for some time in Nashville in June – though I still feel it’s a shame that a blog like Flyctory.com which is so closely related to country music has that little content about Music City – I just visited all the key sites already before I founded this blog. Hope you enjoy my pick of five for this playlist:

  • Bench Seat by Kristen Foreman

Glad that my Spotlight interviews are growing again. After having had Christina Taylor recently, I this week chatted with Kristen Foreman. Here is her current single, Bench Seat. I by the way promise you that there will be some really interesting chats in the next weeks!

  • Southern Man by Travis Tritt

Fourteen years for a new album: I had some struggle with Set In Stone, but cool to have some new music by Travis Tritt. I went for Southern Man, just felt that it is also a nice fit to the playlist.

  • Match Made In Hell by Emma Moore

Two additions from Great Britain this week: Emma Moore definitely deserved the spot with her lovely EP the table. I loved the powerful closing track from the very beginning Рhave fun with the Match Made In Hell.

  • Complicated by Gary Quinn

So glad that there is a new song by Gary Quinn. As always, he is delivering an amazing quality of music – hope you enjoy the song as well.

  • Who Are You by Dusty Black

Last, but not least: country rock with powerful guitar riffs by Dusty Black. Just felt that the playlist urgently needs to have harder flavor.

And removed:

  • Lost But Found by Ann Doka
  • Devil On Your Shoulder by Kora Naughton
  • Tequila by Angie Lynn Carter
  • Got It From My Mama by Honey County
  • You’ll Always Be My Baby by Alan Jackson

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (3th May 2021)

Also regarding all the outstanding tasks, I am still recovering from my recent sickness. At least, I had the opportunity to gather some material for travel postings in Spain again. On the music side, there was also quite a bunch of great music – hard time to select the right ones for the playlist.

  • Never Go Back by Henriette

I just tried out something new in my Country Music Picks. Honestly, I neglected to update this category in the last months too much – so I re-started with a posting about German country music. Some really good ones, some which may be a bit tougher to listen to. Henriette (here’s her debut EP review) is definitely on the positive side – and her 2021 single Never Go Back is a really nice one.

  • Heels In Hand by Priscilla Block

After releasing her strong self-titled EP, Priscilla Block clearly deserves a spot in the playlist. I opted for my favorite track, Heels In Hand Рbut almost any other song would have been a great fit to my songs as well.

  • To The Guys That Date My Girls by Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett just did not leave any chance this week: he is the artist in focus, his Country Again: Side A is the country release in focus this week. Just too good. I selected this amazing song about what a future boyfriend for one his daughters needs to me alike.

  • On The Day I Die by The Shires feat. Jimmie Allen

That one is indeed a great Trans-Atlantic collaboration, ain’t it? Jimmie Allen is doing music with The Shires – and the product is just a great single. Nice new release.

  • Nashville, Indiana by O’Shea

Another great new song is¬†Nashville, Indiana. I would really like to feature this small village on Flyctory.com one day. The artist is O’Shea, who did an amazing job.

And removed:

  • A Guy With a Girl by Blake Shelton
  • My Favorite Song¬†by Alyssa Trahan
  • Do You Wanna Go Out? by Emily Lockett
  • Boy’s Still Got It¬†by Olivia Lane
  • Jeep Thing¬†by Bailey Callahan

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (26th April 2021)

Quite a tough week for me: I was ill practically all the week – first after a back problem, secondly after the Astra Zeneca vaccination, part 1. The musical side of the week went much more positive, though – really enjoyed a lot of great music. The list of good singles this week was not that long, though. Still, I had a tough time to select my list of five additions. Hope you like them.

  • County Roads by Elvie Shane

Elvie Shane’s debut EP¬†County Roads is something like the hidden gem of the week. I really loved this music, which I just run into by chance. Really good EP – and I simply went for the title track.

  • Straight Outta The Country by Justin Moore

Good publication, title track again: Justin Moore left no doubt that his Straight Outta The Country eight track album is a good one. Again, I chose the title track, which is a bit of more complex and versatile than the other songs.

  • Iron And Steel by Soul Circus Cowboys

Iron and Steel by the Soul Circus Cowboys is the only addition to the playlist this week which is not reflecting a Flyctory.com posting. A very robust country rocker with a blast of guitar power.

  • A Whistle To Blow by Adam Douglas

Adam Douglas has a very unique style. The Arkansas artist is now living in Norway and has quite some popularity there. Not too surprising Рif you listen to his music, e.g. his new album Better Angels. I went for one of the songs with the strongest country music touch.

  • Loser by Christina Taylor

I just love Christina Taylor and her music. The more I felt gifted to have her in my Spotlight interviews this week. Lovely to chat with her – and new music coming soon.

And removed:

  • Leave The Night Burning by Rachel Lipsky
  • When You Wake Up by Two Story Road
  • Come Turn Me On by Casey Barnes
  • Water by Tracy Lawrence
  • Cowgirl Blues by Midland

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (19th April 2021)

I had to scan a lot of great music this weekend. Bad luck that I am physically limited a bit currently, but I hope I can give you a nice mixture of different songs this week again.

  • People Break by Eric Church

When this playlist is updated, you already know my reviews of all three Eric Church albums, Heart, & / and and Soul. Of course, I had to limit myself to one of my favorite songs from Heart (which is my favorite part anyway).

  • I Know She Ain’t Ready by Luke Combs

After Luke Combs has been a long guest on the playlist with his¬†Six Feet Apart during the pandemic times, I just felt to add one of his classics,¬†I Know She Ain’t Ready.

  • Take Off by Carver Louis

Carver Louis make it to my reviews with his second EP, Take Off. A bit of monotonous, but with a lot of potential. I especially liked the title track.

  • Got It From My Mama by Honey County

A new song by Honey County. While they have been to the New Country Hits playlists a couple of time, this is their debut on my “major” playlist.

  • You’ll Always Be My Baby by Alan Jackson

Just about a month until Alan Jackson’s new album,¬†Where Have You Gone will be released. This song is a song Alan Jackson wrote for the weddings of his daughters. Really promising!

And removed:

  • I Hold On by Dierks Bentley
  • Falling by Chelsea Berman
  • Last Cigarette by Morgan Wade
  • Gold by The Wandering Hearts
  • 40 Wagen Westw√§rts by Truck Stop

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (12th April 2021)

I had a bit of travelling this Friday, so that I was not that sad that there haven’t been too many new releases I felt to review on top of my original plannings. Despite the update of the New Country Songs playlists just had relatively few songs, there have been some really amazing and interesting new releases this week. The first addition to the playlist is of course the most special to me.

  • Like You Found Me by Lauren Jenkins

A new release by Lauren Jenkins! Already the countdown to her new song Like You Found Me made me so excited. She also announced that there will be new releases and a in fact an album in several stages. Enjoy the song!

  • Down To Earth by Brett Kissel

The Canadian country artist released a great new album, What Is Life?. A bunch of very personal songs lead to an amazing listen. For the playlist, I decided to go for Down To Earth.

  • Sad Songs by The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band

You can’t describe it, you have to listen to it: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is a trio, which is doing a blend of country, blues and rock. The album Dance Songs For The Hard TImes absolutely blew my mind and finally the reason that I cannot state that Brett Kissel’s album is my album of the week. I selected Sad Songs just as it is the best fit to the playlist. There are a lot of amazing other ones as well.

  • The Answer by Fancy Hagood

Fancy Hagood did a really nice album with Southern Curiosity, even though it was not competitive to the two albums I stated before. The Answer is an amazing sad love song, which just hurts while listening. Enjoy your tears!

  • Jeep Thing by Bailey Callahan

Looking at the new single releases, I just loved to listen to Jeep Thing, the new single by Florida country artist Bailey Callahan. Very characteristic sound Рhope you enjoy the listen as well.

And removed:

  • Getaway by Brian John Harwood
  • The Match by Lucero
  • The Longer I Lay Here by Adam Hambrick feat. Jilian Jacqueline
  • Beat Still My Heart by Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird
  • Make a Life, Not a Living¬† by Brett Kissel

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (5th April 2021)

Likely due to the Easter weekend, there was not too much new music this weekend. Still there was quite some amazing stuff, so I feel that there five really strong additions to my playlist this Monday.

  • When I Say I Do Today by Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller originally wrote this song for her husband at her wedding. It would have been a shame not to share it. Lovely new single!

  • Streets Of Dallas by Jon Randall

Neon Texas unfortunately just includes four songs – but the EP by Grammy Award winner Jon Randall, who is telling some stories from his home state, is just amazing. Loved to listen to all four ones – this is my favorite.

  • 40 Wagen westw√§rts by Truck Stop

If you haven’t recognized it yet: there have been four German acts in this playlist already. Doesn’t that illustrate that Germany is not too bad in country. Now, I am even daring to add a fifth one. Truck Stop are one of the big names in the German country scene, doing very traditional country music with a Schlager touch. 40 Wagen Westw√§rts, a track from their this week release Liebe, Lust und Laster is a song which is quite modern. Hope you enjoy some German language in here.

  • Losin’ Sleep Over A Girl by Canaan Smith

There is absolutely no doubt Рthe country album of the week is High Country Sound by Canaan Smith. He just gave me one really tough task here: to select the right song (out of twelve) for this playlist. I went for the amazing final song, a hymn to his wife and his daughter.

  • In All Things by Leslie Jordan & Danny Myrick

Not too rarely, I struggle to listen to Christian country music. I am atheist, but very often the genre is just doing too much cherishing in my point of view. Thus, I have been a bit afraid when I saw that comedian Leslie Jordan is releasing a country gospel album – but he is doing a great job with good collaborations at¬†Company’s Comin’. This one with Danny Myrick is my favorite.

And removed:

  • Song Of The Summer by Tebey
  • No Shade by Brooke Eden
  • Flatline by Carolyn Miller
  • Different by Hayden Joseph
  • That’s How You Know You’re Livin’¬† by Adam Warner

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (29th March 2021)

With Germany increasing the lock-down measures from next week onward, I filled my Flyctory.com travel backlog with some more travel review material. Nonetheless, there was quite a bunch of interesting country music as well – especially on the singles side. Here is my last update in March 2021.

  • What Do They Know by Tyler Braden

Tyler Braden is the only song addition I base on a music review this week: in fact What Do They Know is “just” a new single, but he released it as a small EP with three additional songs. Really good stuff.

  • Tequila by Angie Lynn Carter

This week, Angie Lynn Carter released her new single Tequila. I nice song, which really made me smile.

  • Boy’s Still Got It by Olivia Lane

The lovely Olivia Lane released quite some new music the last weeks.¬†Boy’s Still Got It is a song which I enjoyed listening.

  • Gold by The Wandering Hearts

New tunes by The Wandering Hearts. Really great to listen to listen to¬†Gold¬†by one of Britain’s finest choices of the genre.

  • Every Little Bit Of That by Trey Gonzales

Last, but not least, I really enjoyed this released by Trey Gonzales. Nice voice and a very present and good-to-listen-to modern country song.

And removed:

  • Girl I Used To Know by Colton Rice
  • Single Problem by Petric
  • Heart Shut by Alex Hall feat. Tenille Townes
  • Turn This Night On by Tobacco Rd Band
  • Sleeping On The Blacktop by Christina Taylor

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (22nd March 2021)

Promising weekend: I had some travel stuff, as Germany is opening museums and zoos under certain conditions. Thus, I spread the music reviews over the full weekend. Quite some interesting stuff, including the previews I had during the week. Finally, I feel there are five really strong additions to the playlist:

  • Last Cigarette by Morgan Wade

Morgan Wade had a really nice debut with her album Reckless. An interesting artist, hope to hear more from her in the future. I just loved the songwriting behind Last Cigarette, so I went for this track.

  • Devil On Your Shoulder by Kora Naughton

Countrypop from Australia: still a teenager (hard to guess…), Kora Naugthon released¬†Nineteen on Friday. I am really impressed of the country scene Down Under and get in touch with a lot of good music from there.¬†Devil On Your Shoulder was my favorite song of the album.

  • Cowgirl Blues – Jess Carson Vocal by Midland

I would say that on the country music side, The Sonic Ranch is the release of the week. The key reason is that it is in fact a soundtrack for the Midland documentary, which has been published by CMT. Interesting experiment: it contains the same song, Cowgirl Blues in two versions with different singers РI liked the Jess Carson version more.

  • Thinking ‘Bout You by Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter

There were surprisingly many interesting new duets out there in the world of country music. You find two more in the New Country Songs playlists. My favorite, however, was the new single by Dustin Lynch and MacKenzie Porter. Hope you enjoy, too.

  • That’s The Way by Jo Dee Messina

A classic: Jo Dee Messina’s Heads Carolina, Tails California was one of the starting tracks of this playlist. The song stayed in there for over 160 days. I really love her songs and her music – so I felt she should be back in the playlist. That’s The Way is just a nice fit to the sound of my music, I feel.

And removed:

  • Make It Work by Ryan Laird
  • Like A Hit To Me by Troy Kemp
  • Nobody Somebody by Gary Quinn
  • This Is The Night by Jake Hoot
  • Getting Closer by Kaylee Bell

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (15th March 2021)

Wow, this week was intense. I luckily got a lot of albums before Friday (even some for which I published the review during the weekend) – I feel it has been really an interesting week songs between the schlager debut by Vivien Gold and the amazing 1980’s touch rock by Chez Kane. Unfortunately, there were not too many country releases this week – I also had to skip a view as basic information was missing. If you want your music to be promoted, a somehow reasonable version of the cover picture is highly appreciated!

Five interesting new songs in the playlist. I put in a German country song as well – quite a “classic” already by Tom Beck. Four out of five artists who make it to my playlist for the very first time. Hope you enjoy my selection.

  • Top Drawer by Joey Hendricks

Joey Hendricks was finally the only country music representative in my reviews this week. I really enjoyed his EP Between The Clouds. This song, Top Drawer, is just amazing songwriting in my point of view.

  • Ain’t Got You by Tom Beck

This is really country music made in Germany. Sounds so mature and Nashville-ish, doesn’t it? Even more fascinating, Tom Beck is majorly an actor.¬†Ain’t Got You is a 2013 song, but definitely a great tune.

  • Water by Tracy Lawrence

A bit of a classic touch by adding Water by Tracy Lawrence. I really liked this single, which he released this week.

  • I Hope You Get Drunk by Brady Kenneth

A new come from Canada this week: Brady Kenneth is a Manitoba artists – and this song just had to make it to the set of additions. Hilarious!

  • Do You Wanna Go Out? by Emily Lockett

Emily Lockett is a young British artist. After having seen her live for the first time during the 2019 British Country Music Festival, I absolutely fell in love with her music Рshe is an amazing person as well, as you could see in my September Spotlight Interview with her. Here is her new single, Do You Wanna Go Out?.

And removed:

  • Diesel¬†by Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles
  • Mama Drank¬†by Jessi Alexander
  • All She Wants by Whitney Duncan
  • Heartbreak Tonight¬†by Daniel Holmes
  • Paradise¬†by Hailey Mae Campbell

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (8th March 2021)

After I had such an intense time the week before, the country music weekend felt rather weak this time, especially in regards of albums and EPs. One thing which majorly touched me this week was the unfair play by LEGO¬ģ against their competitors on the German / European market. I would be very happy if you read the posting about it.

On the singles side, however, there have been some really interesting songs – so that selecting five one for my key playlist was rather difficult.

  • Sleeping On The Backtop by Christina Taylor

Even though her short EP Covers Vol. 1 was rather a goodie to her fans, I was so glad to listen to music by Christina Taylor again. Such an amazing artist, who said there will be new stuff (originals) soon. Sleeping On The Backtop is a Colter Wall cover.

  • My Favorite Song by Alyssa Trahan

My review of Alyssa Trahan’s album Baby Blues & Stilettos got quite some responses on social media – so I guess I am by far not the only one who is loving her music. She feels to be very closely linked to her fanbase – I finally selected¬†My Favorite Song¬†for the playlist.

  • Beat Still My Heart by Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird

These 13 by Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird is indeed a very special collaboration – and a very good one. No doubt that these two guys should promote a track to the playlist – and went for my album’s favorite,¬†Beat Still My Heart.

  • Come Turn Me On by Casey Barnes

I more and more love the the country songs I am listening to from Australia. This week, I introduce Casey Barnes to my playlist. The Gold Coast artist has been nominated for the 2020 ARIA Country Album of The Year Рand his latest single Come Turn Me On is another proof of the great quality of the genre at Down Under.

  • Make a Life, Not a Living by Brett Kissel

The last time I introduced Brett Kissel and Christina Taylor to the playlist, they did¬†I’m Not Him, I’m Not Her together – now it happens that they do individual songs.¬†Make a Life, Not a Living is the lovely new single by the Canadian.

And removed:

  • Bucket List¬†by Mitchell Tenpenny
  • The Sunset¬†by Colby Keeling
  • Up To Something Country by Jordan Rowe
  • Caviar and Bars¬†by Harper Grae
  • Better Than You’re Used To by Tyler Rich

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (1st March 2021)

Twelve album and EP reviews the last last week – what a set of great recordings. Thus, it has been really tough to pick candidates for the two playlists – I overall had about 45 candidates in my final list. Tough to still maintain Flyctory.com as a travel blog as well during these intense times – and next weekend will have some interesting releases again!

  • Different by Hayden Joseph

Hayden Joseph is Different Рat least this is the title track of his album. I really loved to listen to his tunes. No doubt that I would pick one of his songs for the playlist.

  • She Takes Me Home by The Cumberland River Project feat. Ron Wallace

Music made in Germany – Frank and his The Cumberland River Project releases another great song. Top class country music can be German – enjoy!

  • Getting Closer by Kaylee Bell

Loved to listen to songs from Kaylee Bell this weekend – even though¬†The Red EP is in fact “just” a collection of previously released songs. I finally went for¬†Getting Closer, a title song of a previously released EP.

  • That’s How You Know You’re Livin’ by Adam Warner

Powerful country music – I just had to present his album¬†Big Storm to you.¬†That’s How You Know You’re Livin’¬†was one of my favorite songs of the album.

  • When You Wake Up by Two Story Road

I had Two Story Road in this playlist already once, some one year ago. This Friday, they released a really powerful and catching single, When You Wake Up. Time to nominate the duo (who are husband and wife, by the way) again.

And removed:

  • Hey Cowboy by Van de Forst
  • Turn Up by Easton Corbin
  • Don’t Even Say Bye by Cole Barnhill
  • American Dream by Willie Jones
  • Heart on Fire by Eric Church

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (22nd February 2021)

Second week on which I will update this playlist on a Monday morning. There were a lot of interesting and strong releases this week, so that finally only one new single made it to the list of five new songs.

  • Flatline by Carolyn Miller

I simply love Carolyn Miller and her songs. With her new one, Flatline, the New York lady presents a very powerful track. Hope you enjoy to listen as much as I do.

  • 29 by Carly Pearce

The EP 29 by Carly Pearce is such an intimate an personal collection of seven songs. I definitely do have a crush for Carly and her music Рbut the title track 29 is even the most lovely tune I heard of her so far.

  • Straight Up Sideways by Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson, the Lousiana powerhouse, presented her album¬†Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ this week. She is doing special music, special sounds.¬†Straight Up Sideways¬†is my favorite tune of her album.

  • Here’s a Winner by Jack McBannon

Really great music by Thorsten Wiler from Germany – that’s at least the civil name of Jack McBannon. His album¬†True Stories illustrates that there is great country rock in Europe.¬†Here’s a Winner is my selection for the playlist.

  • The Longer I Lay Here by Adam Hambrick feat. Jillian Jacqueline

Adam Hambrick did a really nice EP with The Flipsides. My favorite track out of six is this one, a beautiful collaboration with Jillian Jacqueline. I just had to select it for you.

And removed:

  • Tequila Told me To by Mira Goto
  • The Man I Am Today¬†by Dylan Wolfe
  • Ready, Set, Don’t Go¬†by Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus
  • Slow Like Smoke¬†by Jared Blake

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (15th February 2021)

I am trying out something new and update the Country Music Playlist on Mondays now for a trial period in order to update my New Country Songs playlist Sundays. Let’s see if tht works out better. The week had a couple of interesting releases – even though I majorly featured non-country music. Weird days in Cologne – it would have been carnival now without Covid-19. No travelling possible.

  • Leave The Night Burning by Rachel Lipsky

I wanted to introduce music by Rachel Lipsky to the playlist since weeks. Now, her Leave The Night Burning finally makes it to the playlist. Very interesting artist.

  • Paradise by Haley Mae Campbell

Haley Mae Campbell’s EP¬†Growing Up is indeed a very interesting release. I definitely felt that she should be part of this selection of songs. I finally went for¬†Paradise, one of my favorites by her.

  • Turn This Night Into by Tobacco Rd Band

No doubt, the best country / Southern / Americana I listened to this week was the new album by Tobacco Rd Band, Worth Fighting For. The hardest part was thus to select the right song for the playlist. Hope you agree to my choice.

  • Better Than You’re Used To by Tyler Rich

From the vast number of new single releases I scanned, I finally went for¬†Better Than You’re Used To¬†by Tyler Rich this week. Very straight and powerful music.

  • A Guy With A Girl by Blake Shelton

Luke is in my playlist, Dierks is there, too. So I felt that Blake should have a comeback to my playlist as well. Some more classic tunes introduced this week. A Guy With A Girl is one of my Blake Shelton favorites.

And removed:

  • Amazed by Lonestar
  • Honey by Russell Dickerson
  • Whatever You Do by Halle Kearns
  • This Year Sucks by Twinnie
  • Touchdown Town¬†by Aaron Watson

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (7th February 2021)

I really had a lot of struggle when I selected the songs for this playlist and the New Country Songs Playlists. I had close to 40 candidates before I cut down my selection. Thus, I definitely recommend to dare a listen to these five songs as well as to the additions I will do on Tuesday. I also decided to remove make you by Lindsay Ell this week. An amazing song, the song which spent the second-longest period in this playlist. Another lady, Van de Forst with her Hey Cowboy is now on top of the playlist for the longest running active selection of the playlist.

  • Lost But Found by Ann Doka

I had a lovely chat in my Spotlight interview section with the German artist Ann Doka at the beginning of the week. The friendly country pop singer just released her new single Fancy Boots alongside Meg Pfeiffer. As the song is maybe a bit too pop-ish, I went for her 2018 Lost But Found Рan amazing song, great listen.

  • Heart Shut by Alex Hall feat. Tenille Townes

Alex Hall released his EP Six Strings on Friday Рsix songs in collaboration with six different top artists of the genre. I could have taken any of them Рbut I finally went for an emotional track. Heart Shut with Tenille Townes is simply a beauty.

  • Country Does by Luke Bryan

Nowadays, you can already bet on major Nashville country acts releasing a deluxe version of their album a couple of months after the original release. So does Luke Bryan. His Born Here, Live Here, Die Here has been released about half a year ago Рnow comes the extended version. Country Does is one of the additional songs Рand it is indeed a good one.

  • No Shade by Brooke Eden

As said above, there were so many good songs this week Рsome of them performed by big names like LANCO, Eric Church or Dan + Shay Рor Flyctory.com favorites like Kaylee Rose or Julia Cole. The more, I feel, it states that No Shade finally grabbed this spot that this song is really special. I just felt I had to share it with you.

  • Should’ve Known Better by Carly Pearce

A new one by Carly! I just love Carly Pearce – and just cannot wait two weeks until she is releasing her new EP¬†29¬†(on 19th Feb 2021). Here is the promotional appetizer,¬†Should’ve Known Better. Great song

And removed:

  • make you by Lindsay Ell
  • Look At Me Now by Matt Stell
  • Break Your Heart¬†by Nikita Skogen
  • Jessie by Kerri Watt
  • Undivided by Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (31st January 2021)

Wow, this week has really been packed with music. I did not publish any travel content this week, majorly due to all the previews and two Wednesday releases. Thus, it was a tough challenge to limit my selection of tracks to five songs – therefore, I am quite sure that they are all great ones!

  • Heart On Fire by Eric Church

Eric Church fans already took off the week between the 16th and 23rd April 2021. Their idol will release three albums in a row, which will be having the name¬†Heart,¬†& and¬†Soul. Already a strong candidate for the country music happening of the year – and as “The Chief” is already publishing a bunch of singles, we are looking forward to it even more.

  • Getaway by Brian John Harwood

I am really glad that the Spotlight interview section is getting more contents in the first weeks of 2021. On Monday, I published an interview with the friendly Brian John Harwood. His latest single is Getaway Рthus, I felt it is time to share it with you in my major playlist as well.

  • This Is The Night by Jake Hoot

Jake Hoot’s¬†Love Out Of Time EP was a real treat to review. For the the playlist, I decided to go for the first track of the album,¬†This Is The Night – and spread some party vibes over this playlist.

  • The Match by Lucero

I have been gifted to review a lot of great music this week. Lucero’s¬†When You Found Me was on of the publications, which definitely deserved the Top Pick! award. Out of the comparably wide range of songs, I went for a country rock / Southern rock track,¬†The Match.

  • Heartbreak Tonight by Daniel Holmes

Last, but not least: Daniel Holmes. I really struggle to tell you more about this Texas artist, but his short Dead End Town album was definitely a lot of fun to review.

And removed:

  • Freedom To Me by Bret Mullins
  • Wish You Would’ve Cheated by Lexie Hayden
  • Things by Kaylee Rose
  • Replaceable¬†by Tanner Sparks
  • Better Love Me by Hannah Kay

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (24th January 2021)

The pandemic is getting worse and worse – chances to give you some brand new travel contents are decreasing more and more (but my backlog is quite long). This week I passed the number of 250 posting being read by 1,000 or more people. By the way, I am sorry for issues with the website on Friday. Capacity issues partially blocked the access to Flyctory.com completely. On the music side, there was a lot of good stuff as well – so that I really had struggle to find the right five new ones for my playlist update.

  • Falling by Chelsea Berman

Chelsea Berman was an easy nomination for the playlist. Her new EP Can You Just Not is a real treat. The young Australian lady again showed me that I too rarely have a look to Down Under when it comes to country music. The title track is an amazing one Рbut for the playlist I went for Falling.

  • Song Of The Summer by Tebey

Tebey’s new album¬†The Good Ones surprised me. I did not expect any new stuff by the Canadian – and his social media has also not been too active about that release.¬†Song Of The Summer might not fit the right season for a January release – but the song is just spreading positive vibrations – I guess you need them as much as I do.

  • American Dream by Willie Jones

Willie Jones released an amazing debut album, Right Now, this week. The incredibly friendly country-fusion artist however also released a single from this album as well РAmerican Dream is an amazing and intimate song about racism in the USA Рand still loving to live in the country. Great song.

  • I Loved You Tough by Jimmy Weber

I could not find out too much about Jimmy Weber Рapart from that he is a former solider of the US Army. In roughly twenty years of music releases, he published his third album, Black & Blue Heart, this Friday Рand this one is a real blast! I Love You Tough is one of the best country ballads I ever listened to.

  • Caviar and Bars by Harper Grae

There are some amazing new songs on the singles side as well Рbut finally I just had to go for the powerful Caviar and Bars by Harper Grae. A song which simply caught me. What a great voice from Alabama.

And removed:

  • Wonderful¬†by Shannon Noll
  • Girls Like That¬†by Diamond Dixie
  • Hotel Floor by Cottonwood Crows
  • Old Gin by Jennifer K Austin
  • Small Towns by Donny Lee

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (17th January 2021)

I had a quite intense week at work, so that it was really tough for me to keep Flyctory.com running in an appropriate manner. Last Friday had quite a lot of interesting music then – on the album side as well as on the singles. Two album reviews placed their song into my playlist – and there are three interesting new singles as well. Hope you enjoy – stay safe!

  • Jessi by Kerri Watt

Always glad to run into European country music – and Scotland’s Kerri Watts’s new album¬†Neptune’s Daughter has really been a nice listen. I went for¬†Jessi as a song for the playlist, which I just felt to be more appropriate for this playlist than over songs I really enjoyed to listen to.

  • Single Problem by Petric

I just know the Canadian country trio Petric since a very short time. Kids was the song I listened to from them first Рand it is also one of the best tracks of their debut album, Flashbacks. For the playlist, I went for Single Problem, which is not my absolute favorite for the album, but just the best fit for the playlist.

  • Undivided by Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard

I have been very disappointed of Nashville during the last two weeks. There was just a very rare share of the artists, who gave their clear opinion on the raid on the Washington Capital.. I am not sure if that is the right way to treat these things, especially for the international reputation of the genre. I honor artists for being straight in these situation. My dear friend Lauren Jenkins did so – Tim McGraw did so as well – and released this song with Tyler Hubbard.

  • Up To Something Country by Jordan Rowe

I always have the option to select brand-new tracks to the playlist – or go for some classics. This week, it has been an easy choice, as there were so many good new songs – selecting the right ones (out of a list of some 35 pre-selected songs, which partially either went into this playlist or the New Country Hits one) was a tough task. Jordan Rowe got one of the spots –¬†Up To Something Country is just a great one!

  • Don’t Even Say Bye by Cole Barnhill

Blake Shelton with his new song¬†Minimum Wage felt to be the safe nomination on this fifth spot – but I just loved Cole Barnhill’s¬†Don’t Even Say Bye¬†more. Great country rock track.

And removed:

  • Where Cowboys Ride by Sarah Darling
  • Devil Always Made Me Think by Chris Stapleton
  • Two Lane Time Machine by Clayton Smalley
  • Cope by Cody Weaver
  • Leave The Radio On by Jake Morrell

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (10th January 2021)

The music industry is more and more coming back from the holiday break. I had five reviews this weekend, the next ones are already quite packed. This weekend, there was quite an interesting mix. Bad luck Barry Gibb’s new album did not make into the playlist – but the songs were either not enough country-alike or simply too bad. Still, five very interesting tracks which join my playlist and push the last Christmas tracks out of the playlist.

  • Nobody Somebody by Gary Quinn

A new one from Gary Quinn. Great to hear some new tunes by the British country music artist. Nobody Somebody is indeed a lovely one. It is also a quite international: the song has been written in Nashville and produced in Sweden. Hope we can welcome Gary again soon on British or German stages.

  • Touchdown Town by Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson’s new album¬†American Soul is touching quite a bunch of classic country topics. Thus, I went for the most American thing of all: American Football. Hope you like this one.

  • The Sunset by Colby Keeling

I was not too fond about the variety in Colby Keeling’s¬†Catch Me If You Can¬†EP – but there are definitely some really good songs on the EP. My favorite is the sixth song,¬†The Sunset.

  • All She Wants by Whitney Duncan

Whitney Duncan is another artist, who made it into Flyctory.com coverage for the first time this week. Her EP Heartbreaker is having a really nice and happy sound Рmy favorite song out of the five released is All She Wants.

  • Slow Like Smoke by Jared Blake

Jared Blake was a contestant in the very first season of¬†The Voice, being a part of Blake Shelton’s team. I liked the dark sound of his new single¬†Slow Like Smoke and felt this might be a nice touch to my list of forty country songs.

And removed:

  • Jingle My Bells by Cory Marks
  • American Dreamin’ by Christina Taylor
  • Sober as a Drunk by Kameron Marlowe
  • Sober Me by Tristan Cole & Elise
  • Christmas Spirits by Jake Owen

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (3rd January 2021)

Happy New Year everybody! While I am expecting a lot of interesting new releases the next week, this weekend is still a rather slow start into 2021. There were at least two releases I reviewed this weekend – one very interesting country artist included. Of course, there is also time to slowly remove the seasonal tracks and put in some country classics to the playlist.

  • Replaceable by Tanner Sparks

Tanner Sparks’¬†Living A Nightmare album is not at all a musical nightmare. Replaceable¬†was my favorite track reviewing the album, which is featuring a lot of traditional country music tunes.

  • Bucket List by Mitchell Tenpenny

There have been a couple of very interesting new song releases this week. My favorite one is the Bucket List by Mitchell Tenpenny. Enjoy!

  • Better Love Me by Hannah Kay

Hannah Kay is an artist, who earned a first steps on the lame claim to fame on The Voice. Her new song, Better Love Me, is a great listen Рenjoy!

  • Ready, Set, Don’t Go by Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus

While Miley Cyrus is leaving the playlist alongside her godmather Dolly Parton, I felt to add her with¬†Ready, Set, Don’t Go, which she recorded alongside her father Billy Ray in 2007 already.

  • I Hold On by Dierks Bentley

Another classic track I felt to add to the playlists: it’s been quite a while since I had Dierks Bentley in my selection of 40 tracks.¬†I Hold On is one of his most successful ones.

And removed:

  • What Do I Do Now? by Brenna Bone
  • Feeling Like Christmas¬†by Olivia Lane
  • God Made Me Right by The Highway Women
  • Christmas Is by Dolly Parton feat. Miley Cyrus
  • O Holy Night by Jillian Cardarelli

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (27th December 2020)

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope you had a great time with your beloved ones and your family. I have a couple of days off in the sun – but the playlist and the website continues with updates, of course. A quite interesting mix of different songs this weekend – there is even one Christmas track (Nashville style…) in the additions…

  • Break Your Heart by Nikita Skogen

The country music angel from Norway – Nikita Skogen, who I recently had a Spotlight interview with – released this single already quite a while ago. Now it finally makes it to the playlist. God jul!

  • Like A Hit To Me by Troy Kemp

I loved Troy Kemp’s¬†Soundtrack, which has to leave the playlist due to this new single,¬†Like A Hit To Me. Well written country music again.

  • Christmas Spirits by Jake Owen

Ain’t that a straight country Christmas track? Jake Owen does this “festive” song, Tennessee style, just briefly before Santa’s party. Cheers!

  • Girl I Used To Know by Colton Rice

This Colton Rice single is one of the few new releases of the week – but I really loved listening to it. Hope you enjoy it too!

  • Mama Drank by Jessi Alexander

I had this song in my Country Music Picks in January 2020 already and absolutely loved it – as it just does not make it into my best song list 2020, which I will release during this week, I felt Jessi Alexander deserves the final spot this week with that deep and impressive song.

And removed:

  • Christmas On The Radio¬†by Runaway June
  • Edge Of The Earth by Caitlyn Shadbolt
  • I Don’t Call Him Daddy by Doug Supernaw
  • Soundtrack by Troy Kemp
  • Kiss an Angel Good Morning’ by Charley Pride

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (20th December 2020)

Santa Clause is coming to town – we are approaching the Christmas season. I listened into a couple of new releases, also on the country music side – but there was unfortunately no EP or album I felt is really worth sharing. I feel this could be a good season for upcoming artists – but they do not make us of it (so maybe I am wrong…). On the singles side, though, there are a couple of really interesting new tracks. Here is my selection for 20th December 2020.

  • This Year Sucks by Twinnie

Ain’t that a typical Twinnie statement? The straight and honest British country-pop lady released this clear statement just a couple of days before Christmas? Ain’t she that right? I definitely miss seeing her on and off stage.

  • Wish You Would’ve Cheated by Lexie Hayden

This is my favorite track of Lexie Hayden’s EP¬†You Heard Right,¬†which she released on 4th December already. I just did not make it to give her the well-deserved spot in the playlist before today.

  • Small Towns by Donny Lee

Small Towns by Alberta artist Donny Lee was one of the last new releases of the week I listened to at all. Having a 1980’s vibe from my Gran Canaria trip somehow made me fall in love with the song – it somehow reminds me quite much of these good, old times. Nice tune, indeed. A song which I wanted to add last week already, but then had to postpone it in favor of a Charley Pride one.

  • Things by Kaylee Rose

A new song by Kaylee Rose, who does her first appearance in my major playlist. Howdy was already a really fun track Рthis one is again a really good one by the Nashville artist.

  • Tennessee by Katrina Burgoyne

Katrina Burgoyne is originally from New South Wales in Australia, but is now living in Nashville. She already had quite some success with some of her initial singles Рand Tennessee is indeed a real beauty again.

And removed:

  • Name On It by Ryan Griffin
  • All In by Carolyn Miller
  • Break Down Here by Julie Roberts
  • My Bar by Lauren Jenkins
  • Supernaw by Richard Lynch

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (13th December 2020)

Club 100 Рafter I removed record breaking Six Feet Apart by Luke Combs last week from the playlist last week, I decided to replace the lovely Hoodie by Cassadee Pope (from he amazing Rise and Shine album) this week Рanother track which has been in the playlist for over 100 days. Apart from that, I returned from a lovely and sunny trip to Gran Canaria / Grand Canary Рthere will be the first postings in the travel section soon. Quite a lot of interesting music this week РI expected significantly less non-Christmas related songs this week. Hope you like my selection.

  • Old Gin by Jennifer K. Austin

Ir reviewed Jennifer K. Austin’s album¬†Journey already on 1st December 2020. The playlist update just did not have a free slot that week – so we had to wait for the interesting artist one more week. Good track.

  • O Holy Night by Jillian Cardarelli

I really love Jillian Cardarelli and her music. She recently sang¬†Oh Holy Night¬†at the National Christmas Tree Lightning. One week later, she makes it to the Flyctory.com Country Music Playlists with that song – an almost as big success for the wonderful artist ūüėČ

  • Whatever You Do by Halle Kearns

Halle Kearn’s EP¬†Finally is something like the surprise of the week. Five track, released on her birthday – I finally could have opted for any of them, really a great EP. I went for¬†Whatever You Do.

  • Freedom To Me by Bret Mullins

There is a lot of modern country and country-pop in my playlist typically. The more I was happy to have some traditional Texas Country tunes in the blog again – and Bret Mullins’ album¬†Kiss The Girl features some really nice songs. One of my favorites is¬†Freedom To Me.

  • Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ by Charley Pride

Just when I wanted to update the playlist, I ran into the message that Charley Pride, the first Afro-American country superstar, has passed away, due to Covid-19 complications. Here is one of his biggest hits,¬†Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’

And removed:

  • Hoodie by Cassadee Pope
  • Strong by Jillian Cardarelli feat. Charles Esten
  • Kiss Me Goodbye by Eric Ethridge
  • Don’t Go Changing by Kip Moore
  • Une derniere biere by Ghys Mongeon

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (6th December 2020)

Thank you Luke Combs. This weekend, I will be to my first intercontinental trip since March 2020 (it is “just” Canary Islands, but at least they belong to Africa geographically). I initially wanted to keep Six Feet Apart in the list until Covid-19 limitations are over. But this may take so many more months that I felt to say thanks to my unofficial pandemic cheer-up song after 218 days in the playlist. I had a lot of good music and two good Spotlight interviews this week so that I even had to push some songs to the next weeks (where I anyway feel, releases will become more and more sparse).¬† Five great new songs from my point of view – hope you agree!

  • Honey by Russell Dickerson

Russel Dickerson’s¬†Southern Symphony was definitely a lovely country music listen this week.¬†Honey was my favorite track on the album – so I decided to share it with you.

  • Sober Me by Tristan Cole & Elise

Moving from electronic dance pop rather towards the country-pop direction – the interesting interview with Tristan Cole was definitely a good one and great listen. Sober Me is definitely heading towards the buckles & boots genre.

  • Cope by Cody Weaver

Cody Weaver’s¬†Southern Noise was definitely a lovely listen – so glad that I spotted his music and could review the EP. Again, I went for my favorite track,¬†Cope.

  • Leave The Radio On by Jake Morrell

So glad to hear new sounds by Jake Morrell Рhe released a new single, Leave The Radio On, this week and also teased that there is more music to come in 2021. Look forward to it.

  • The Man I Am Today by Dylan Wolfe

The Man I Am Today is a new song by Illinois-origin artist Dylan Wolfe. Reviewing the new releases this week, I just felt that this song is a great fit to my playlist.

And removed:

  • Six Feet Apart by Luke Combs
  • Take Me Away¬†by Zoee
  • Hell Of A View¬†by Eric Church
  • Windshield by Emily Rose
  • State of Mind by DanaMaria

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (29th November 2020)

We are finally getting closer to Christmas. The number of releases is decreasing, a lot of them are holiday-related. The latest news feel to give optimism that at least in the second half of 2021, we are able to travel again, go to (at least open air) concerts etc. Makes me feel a bit more relaxed about the following months. I will also have my first PCR in a couple of days. On the country side, I had three interesting reviews, some new releases and a Christmas posting. Thus, the five new songs were a quite straight selection.

  • Diesel by Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.

Granger Smith released the second part of his Country Things this week. I still struggle with the concept of splitting your album in two piece and sell it separately Рbut at least I preferred this second set, which also included tunes by his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. Enjoy!

  • God Made Me Right by The Highway Women

The Highway Women are a very interesting project, who Рbesides their music Рalso seem to try to support female country artists. Their recent EP The Highway unfortunately did not contain a single new song Рbut I still liked the EP and God Made Me Right is definitely a catching one.

  • Christmas Is by Dolly Parton feat. Miley Cyrus

So many factors made¬†Christmas Is¬†a straight selection for this week: first of all, there is my special Country Picks Christmas edition for 2020, which I published today. The posting of course also includes a song from Dolly Parton’s¬†A Holly Dolly Christmas 2020 holiday album (which I reviewed in September already). On the other hand, I enjoyed to review the latest album by Dolly’s goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. Plastic Hearts is such a great variety of different music styles.

  • Hotel Floor by Cottonwood Crows

I originally wanted to add She hates Hank by Zach Westcott here – but his song is not on Amazon. Thus, I went for another track of the week’s new releases – Hotel Floor by Cottonwood Crows is indeed a beauty as well.

  • Supernaw by Richard Lynch

I did not want to have too many Christmas tracks in the playlist Рbut Supernaw by Richard Lynch is such a lovely traditional country sound Рit somehow gives quite a lot of winter cozyness even without praising Santa and presents.

And removed:

  • Johnny by Tennessee Jet
  • Hollerin’ Hills¬†by Kyle Daniel
  • Lonely Boy by Tori Martin
  • Skeletons by Brothers Osborne
  • Aphrodite by Rachel Bradshaw

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (22th November 2020)

200! Luke Combs’¬†Six Feet Apart this week was the first song which stays in my playlist for more than 200 days. It is somehow “my song of the pandemic” and I just cannot remove it… Likely, it will not make it until all this is over. Nothing too special this week – happy to introduce you to five artist this week which all haven’t made it to the Flyctory.com Country Music Playlist so far – there is even a language debut in the playlist:

  • Soundtrack by Troy Kemp

Soundtrack has been released a couple of weeks ago. A lovely track which is refering to a lot of big country songs. When I finally made it and published a new edition of my Country Music Picks this week, Troy Kemp and his song was part of it. Felt like finally promoting it to my “major” playlist, after it really gave me an enjoyable time in the New Country Hits one.

  • Two Lane Time Machine by Clayton Smalley

I had a lot of fun listening to Clayton Smalley’s second EP¬†Dirt Road Therapy. I especially loved the first track of the record,¬†Two Lane Time Machine.

  • Wonderful by Shannon Noll

The Australian country music scene has a lot of interesting artists РShannon Noll definitely one of them. His most successful track What About Me has about ten million streams on Spotify only. Here is his latest single, Wonderful.

  • Une derniere biere by Ghys Mongeon

I really like Canadian country – but this is the first time I added a song from Quebec to the playlist. The language is French – but the topic – a final beer – could be a Nashville one.

  • Girls Like That by Diamond Dixie

Diamond Dixie are two sisters from Orlando, Gabriela and Bianca LeDuc. They publish music since 2015. Girls Like That is their new single, which they released this week.

And removed:

  • I Can Tell From The Way You Dance by Josh Turner
  • Drunk Tonight by Jason Nix
  • Mapdot by Jess Moskaluke
  • Ghosts by Mason & the Gin Line
  • Pond Fishing by Davisson Brothers Band

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (15th November 2020)

Sad days: I was originally scheduled to be in Dubai and report from the Expo 2020 with Flyctory.com. All travel coverages are based on previous visits – but I still have quite a backlog of visits which I can present to you, like the Guinness World Records Museum Hollywood I shared with you this week. I am sure that there will also be some country tunes in my new Songs of My Life postings – hope you enjoy Flyctory.com during these strange times.

  • Feeling Like Christmas by Olivia Lane

It’s Christmas season – and the very lovely and dear Olivia Lane added her 2020 holiday tunes to the world of music. I really love¬†Feels Like Christmas¬†– I also recommend to have a look at the amazing music video.

  • Turn Up by Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin¬†Didn’t Miss A Beat –¬†at least that the title of his new EP. I had a lot of fun listening to his latest tunes – and finally selected¬†Turn Up for the playlist.

  • Devil Always Made Me Think by Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton did the release of the week to me Рhis new album Starting Over is just amazing. Hard to pick a favorite track РI went for this one.

  • Sober as a Drunk by Kameron Marlowe

Simply EP Рthe debut EP by Kameron Marlowe might be limited in its title, but is offering six amazing songs. Great EP Рhere is my favorite

  • I Don’t Call Him Daddy by Doug Supernaw

Sad news on Friday 13th: country legend Doug Supernaw passed away after he has been diagnosed with lung and bladder cancer.

And removed:

  • BOOTS by Hardy
  • That’s Whay I Love Dirt Roads by Granger Smith
  • Be Gentle On Youself by Melinda Schneider
  • Fighters by Grayson Roberts & April Kry
  • Love Song¬†by Austin Michael

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (8th November 2020)

1000 postings. Introducing the new Songs of my Life category with my feature about Hymn by Ultravox is definitely the outstanding Flyctory.com event of this week. Not too much happening on top of that, also due to the light lockdown. Musically, I just had one country music review this week Рbut I feel there are nonetheless five really nice and characteristic new songs in my Country Music Playlists.

  • Christmas On The Radio by Runaway June

Not sure if you feel the same – but this dear, maybe due to the strange social situation, I have a much earlier and deeper desire for Christmas tracks. I reviewed Runaway June’s¬†When I Think About Christmas already in mid-October – now it is time to add my favorite track of the album to the playlist. Merry Christmas everybody!

  • Break Down Here by Julie Roberts

Like last week, I felt to add some more traditional modern country songs to the playlist. Julie Robert’s¬†Break Down Here is a lovely early 2000’s song. Hope you like that travel back in time.

  • Edge of The Earth by Caitlyn Shadbolt

Caitlyn Shadbolt’s album¬†Stages was the only country album I reviewed this week. A really nice album – and¬†Edge of The Earth¬†is just the track which I feel fits best to the playlist.

  • Aphrodite by Rachel Bradshaw

Scanning the new songs of this week, I felt that Rachel Bradshaw’s¬†Aphrodite was simple one of the best releases. Interesting artist – and a good song.

  • My Bar by Lauren Jenkins

I felt that I just cannot complete the 1,000 postings with my dear friend Lauren Jenkins. My Bar is in fact her most-frequently played song on Spotify. By the way, the corresponding album No Saint, which she released in early 2018 is the fourth-most read album review on Flyctory.com. Thank you, Lauren Рhab Dich lieb!

And removed:

  • Somebody Like That by Tenille Arts
  • We Go Together Like by Abby Anderson
  • Cinderella’s Had a Drink by Tommy Atkins
  • Lost by Jordan Brooker
  • Better When I’m Drunk (Acoustic)¬†by Twinnie

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (1st November 2020)

With a light Covid-19 lock-down to be happening from next week onward in Germany, I decided to go to Munich for a short trip again this weekend. I had quite a bunch of albums this weekend, but just one country album. If you miss the new Cam album – I just don’t get into her music and know that my review won’t be a fair one, so I skipped it. I still feel, it is quite a nice mix of new songs and some “classics” this time… and no Christmas tracks this time.

  • American Dreamin’ by Christina Taylor

One of the artists I am really missing to listen to some new music from is Christina Taylor. To give you (and myself) some Taylor feeling, I added a “classic” one of her this week,¬†American Dreamin’

  • Kiss Me Goodbye by Eric Etheridge

Eric Ethridge’s debut album¬†Good with Me was in fact the only country music release I have been reviewing this weekend. Here is one of my favorites on this album,¬†Kiss Me Goodbye.

  • Amazed by Lonestar

As there was so much new music the last weeks, I rarely had the opportunity to add some older songs. One band which I did not feature at all so far is Lonestar Рwhich is really a shame. Here is one of their absolute classics, Amazed.

  • Don’t Go Changing by Kip Moore

I am closing my list of song additions with two new song releases. The first one,¬†Don’t Go Changing by Kip Moore, was likely on the new-releases-I-have-to-listen-to bucket list for this weekend for many of you.¬† Good one.

  • Pond Fishing by Davisson Brother Band

I have to admit that I did not know this West Virginia band at all before I scanned this weekend’s new songs. Quite a unique style, powerful and really a cool listen!

And removed:

  • Safety Net by Lucy May Walker
  • Lemonade by Tiffany Johnson
  • Next Girl by Carly Pearce
  • Front Porch by Emily Lockett
  • Soapbox by Brent Cobb feat. Nikki Laine

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (25th October 2020)

This week, I was majorly involved into tennis, with two Indian players competing at the bett1HULKS tournament in Cologne. Glad to have some blogging distraction – and also to use my SLR camera equipment again. Still, I had some time to listen to country music – and there are truly some interesting songs. Hope you enjoy my selection of tracks.

  • Better When I’m Drunk (Acoustic) by Twinnie

This week, my dear friend and Flyctory.com Featured Artist Twinnie released the acoustic version of her Hollywood Gypsy album (the link refers to the original version). I did not do a separate review, but I honor this lovely release with a playlist entry.

  • Windshield by Emily Rose

I ran into Emily Rose’s debut EP The Heart. A really promising artist.¬†Windshield¬†has been my favorite track of it, hope you like it to.

  • State of Mind by DanaMaria

Finally, DanaMaria Рafter the great chat I had with the German country artist last week, she released her debut album Desert Diamond this Friday. Great to see that we got talents like her in Germany. I selected her hymn to Austin, Texas, where is is frequently staying and performing.

  • Jingle My Bells by Cory Marks

There are so many Christmas releases, especially albums and EP that I just had to start the holiday season in a way how I like it. After the review of Who I Am in August, Cory Marks is now back with a die-hard festive country rocker. I love it!

  • Ghosts by Mason & the Gin Line

There was quite a prominent list of acts with new releases this week. I finally decided to promote an act to the major playlist, of which I hardly know anything: Ghosts is just the second release of Mason & the Gin Line on Spotify Рbut I definitely love their style!

And removed:

  • Blame It On The Double by Cory Marks
  • Radio Cloud by Ruston Kelly
  • The World Needs A Beer¬† by Adam Capps
  • Just Like I Knew by Lauren Hall
  • AIn’t That Lonely Tonight by Tyra Madison

 

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (18th October 2020)

The previous weeks have been really crazy regarding album releases. Also as I am spending the weekend in London – likely the last abroad trip before Covid-19 lockdown measures – I just had to skip a couple of really good publications like the albums by the Reklaws or Jamie O’Neal. Four ladies are new to the list, but Matt Stell is something like the cock in the group of hens this week.

  • All In by Carolyn Miller

I absolutely love Carolyn Miller. If you want to know more about her, for example check my Spotlight Interview with her from June 2020. On Thursday she released All In Рand she just hit a lovely one again.

  • What Do I Do Now? by Brenna Bone

When I wrote a posting about Christina Taylor and Carolyn Miller after the 2019 CMA Fest, I also briefly met Brenna Bone at a Christina Taylor show, as the girls live together. I love Brenna’s powerful music and just felt to present you her new single,¬†What Do I Do Now?

  • Tequila Told Me To by Mira Goto

Mira Goto is something like my very personal musical discovery of the weekend. I really loved her debut EP Nobody warned Me –¬†Tequila Told Me To might not be the most serious track, but why not having some party in here?

  • Mapdot by Jess Moskaluke

Canadian Jess Moskaluke did not make it to me playlist with a solo recording so far. I urgently need to change it as I really like her music. Her new single Mapdot is really a nice one (again).

  • Look at Me Now by Matt Stell

Better Than That was the very last publication I reviewed this weekend (I will publish it in a different order, though) Рand Look at Me Now is the very last song of the nice EP.  It is simply my favorite.

And removed:

  • Can I Call You Then by Emma White
  • betty by Taylor Swift
  • 20/10 TN by Tucker Beathard
  • If I was a beer by Lauren Alaina
  • Rose of Nantucket by Diana DeMuth

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (11th October 2020)

I was quite happy that there have not been too many new country releases this week, as I am traveling through Northwestern Germany – my original trip, which would have touched the Netherlands as well, had to be altered due to Covid-19. There are still some really cool songs for my key playlist – hope you enjoy my selection of five new ones – and the 35 which rollled over from next week. By the way: there is a new tag, which should ease your navigation: you may now explicitly look for Debut EPs and Albums on Flyctory.com!

  • Skeletons by Brothers Osborne

The Brothers Osborne album Skeletons was something like the release of the weak. Great one Рhere is the title track.

  • Make It Work by Ryan Laird

I had two amazing interviews in my Spotlight section this week: Last Monday, I chatted with the lovely Tori Martin (which is already in the playlist with her song¬†Lonely Boy) – two days later, I had another great chat with the “Canadian Keith Urban”, Ryan Laird. Great guy – and a lovely recent single, Make It Work.

  • Be Gentle On Yourself by Melinda Schneider

Australian Melinda Schneider released a very special EP with motivational tracks during Covid-19 times. Here is the title track to Be Gentle On Yourself.

  • Fighters by Grayson Rogers & April Kry

When I scanned for new songs, I just fell in love with that great duet. Hope you enjoy it as well.

  • Love Song by Austin Michael

Driven by his self-titled debut album, Austin Michael is something like the lake entry to my reviews as well as to this playlist. There were a bunch of songs which would have been suitable for the playlist РI simply went for the Love Song.

And removed:

  • My Church by Maren Morris
  • Lonely Battle by Sylvia Aimee
  • Local Honey by Mo Pitney
  • Rose by Mickey Guyton
  • Listen To The Radio by Smith & Wesley

Country Music Playlist Update Log (4th October 2020)

Please wear mask, do social distancing and stay safe. Even though I had a lot of stunning music this week (including an outstanding Pop EP Dusk by mxmtoons), there feel to be much more important topics this week. I had to re-plan or cancel multiple future trips this week. Music is just a great distraction from all the Covid-19 trouble. Hope these five ones make you happy.

  • Drunk Tonight by Jason Nix

I added Jason Nix and his EP Money on You in my second wave of the reviews, after I scanned the new releases. Lovely EP Рand a great song.

  • Soapbox by Brent Cobb feat. Nikki Laine

Brent Cobb’s¬†Keep ’em on They Toes was the first album review I released that week. Lovely listen, but this duet with Nikki Laine simply convinced me.

  • Lost by Jordan Brooker

A great fusion of country and rock – Jordan Brooker’s¬†The Troubadour’s Almanac felt to state some additional potential of the artist, but overall, reviewing the album was a lot of fun.

  • Hell of a View by Eric Church

Always an honor to have this big name of the genre on my playlist. Hell of a View is the new release by Eric Church. A very good one Рjust as you would expect it.

  • Ain’t That Lonely Tonight by Tyra Madison

Kentucky-origin artist Tyra Madison released this single this week, which simply flashed me as soon as I listened to it preparing the song selection for my two playlists. Not too surprising that I love it – it has been written by my Kentucky favorite, Carly Pearce.

And removed:

  • Why Things Happen by Jimmie Allen & Charley Pride
  • Under Your Spell¬†by Eric Paslay
  • Make It Easy by Kree Harrison
  • Everything I touch turns blue by Royal South
  • Already Been Crazy¬†by Jesse Keith Whitley

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (27th September 2020)

I am typically not at all a self-praising person – but checking out several attractions near Arnhem, Netherlands, I was in car quite a lot this week – and really felt how well this playlist is really reflecting my current taste of country music. Hope you like it too. The more I am happy that with Zoee, Tommy Atkins and Jillian Cardarelli, there are three artists added to the playlist, which are friends of my project. Enjoy their music (and the other music, of course, as well).

  • Take Me Away by Zoee

The dear Australian artist Zoee feels to be very productive during the previous months. Her fabulous Nashville at the beginning of the year and other tracks like Songs we sing or the recent Break My Heart have been wonderful songs this year. This weekend, she released a new track, Take Me Away. I really love it Рjust felt I have to share it with you.

  • Cinderella’s Had a Drink by Tommy Atkins

The first review this week was¬†Kiss Me, Cowboy by Tommy Atkins. A nice EP with four tracks – but instead of the (new) title track, the review reminded me again that¬†Cinderella’s Had a Drink is a lovely hidden gem. Hope you enjoy it, too.

  • That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads by Granger Smith

The first part of his new album:¬†Country Things, Vol. 1 is a great release by Granger Smith, no doubt. I decided to share¬†That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads with you – beautiful track!

  • Rose of Nantucket by Diana DeMuth

With her new album Misadventure Diana DeMuth gives a great statement of her wonderful musical potential. Rose of Nantucket is one of my favorites.

  • Strong by Jillian Cardarelli feat. Charles Esten

I love Jillian Cardarelli and her music. Unfortunately, she is not too represented on Flyctory.com. This Friday, she released a wonderful collaboration with Charles Esten. Enjoy her new single on my playlist!

And removed:

  • Karma¬†by The Reklaws
  • The Song We Sing by Zoee
  • Sip Away by Rascal Flatts
  • You by Sandra North
  • Two Chords and a Lie by Elizabeth Cook

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (20th September 2020)

It feels like traveling and all kinds of events will be reduced very soon again. Covid-19 cases are rising. Also my travel plans for the next weeks are mashed up again. On the music side, this week was awesome, a lot of good new music. What I am really happy about is that there are five additions to the playlist, which are all not in the high money and popularity stakes, but at least could convince with their recent releases. Hope you love their music as well as I do!

  • Front Porch by Emily Lockett

Having a Spotlight interview episode with the lovely Emily Lockett was definitely more than due on Flyctory.com. The more, I am glad we did that this week Рand that we can additionally enjoy her beautiful new single Front Porch.

  • Lonely Boy by Tori Martin

Tori Martin’s new album¬†Lucky unfortunately just consists of eight songs, but they are really lovely. I decided to go for my favorite ballad on the album.

  • Listen To The Radio by Smith & Wesley

Greetings From The Land of Y’All – what an album name. The brothers Smith & Wesley are not at full speed yet – but they definitely are able to do great in the future.

  • Everything I touch turns blue by Royal South

Royal South is definitely a band I do have in focus and I enjoy to follow. Glad that there is a new song by the band around Sara Beth- and it is really a great one!

  • Already Been Crazy by Jesse Keith Whitley

Already Been Crazy was a song which just became very present to me when I looked for new releases. I don’t know anything about Jesse Keith Whitley, but the song is definitely a lovely one!

And removed:

  • Ain’t about that¬†by Carolyn Miller
  • Prettiest Girl in the World by Logan Mize
  • Stilettos by Canaan Cox
  • Girls by Karissa Ella
  • Standing on the Moon¬†by Molly Tuttle

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (13th September 2020)

I am in Munich this weekend. There have not been too many new releases this weekend after a wave so many Corona-caused delays. Next weekend will be quite packed again. However, there were quite some interesting new songs, albums and EPs – again it was rather difficult to just pick five ones which make it to the playlist. Here are my new ones:

  • Where Cowboys Ride by Sarah Darling

Okay, this new entry is not at all a September 2020 song. I just had this wonderful Sarah Darling masterpiece in mind quite a lot the last weeks. One of the most wonderful songs she recorded. Hope you enjoy it, too.

  • Rose by Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton released her beautiful EP Bridges this weekend. Six really nice songs –¬†Rose¬†was my favorite. Very interesting artist.

  • Hey Cowboy by Van de Forst

The German country-pop artist released her first album after five years, Unconditional, I really loved it while reviewing. I went for the opening track of the album, even if it is very pop-alike, I even compared it to German Schlager. But why not having some happy, easy tunes in this selection of forty songs?

  • Two Chords And A Lie by Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook’s seventh album¬†Aftermath contains quite a variety of songs.¬†Two Chords And A Lie –¬†just the title is already a great teaser for this breakup song. Enjoy it.

  • Hollering’ Hills by Kyle Daniel

This week, Kyle Daniel released his¬†Digital 45, a single with two songs,¬†This American Dream and¬†Hollerin’ Hills. If you can name it like that, I went for the B-side. Cool song!

And removed:

  • Me about Me by RaeLynn
  • Desperado (Live in Studio) by Annie Bosko
  • Nothing Changes by Olivia Lane
  • Looking for A Lighter by Caylee Hammack
  • Hallelujahville by Tim McGraw

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (6th September 2020)

I am currently traveling through Italy, writing my notes in Venice, before I am heading home. This week of country music has really been great – I could even effort to skip Tyler Rich’s album and still have a list of great publications. In addition, there are two very interesting new songs by female artists. Enjoy!

  • If I was a beer by Lauren Alaina

You might not really expect a song named If I was a beer to be performed by a female artist. Lauren Alaina does it Рand it is one of the most remarkable songs on her great new EP Getting Over Him. Enjoy the song Рand the additional five ones on the EP as well!

  • Johnny by Tennessee Jet

My review weekend started with the album The Country by Tennessee Jet. The album was thus the first Top Pick! of the weekend. Johnny is just a great one.

  • BOOTS by Hardy

A Rock is the debut album by Hardy – and it is such a blast!¬†BOOTS (yeah, all songs are written in caps…) is just a fantastic one.

  • Next Girl by Carly Pearce

Coming to the new single releases. Whenever Carly Pearce is having a new song, I have to have a listen. Just love the Kentucky girl and her music. Next Girl covers her surprising split up with Michael Ray. Sad moment, great song!

  • Just Like I Knew by Lauren Hall

I can’t tell you anything about Lauren Hall. Typically on Saturday mornings I prepare my New Country Hits playlist, even though the release of the update is Tuesdays. Scanning new releases, this track by Lauren Hall just gave me a blast. Sorry, Julia Cole, she kicked you out of this list of five songs…

And removed:

  • Ain’t that hard by Lauren Jenkins
  • Where That Beer’s Been by Travis Denning
  • This Time by Gone West
  • Turn it up some by PJ North
  • Run by Lauren Alaina

Country Music Playlist Update Log (30th August 2020)

Quite an interesting mix of songs this weekend. I had a lot of candidates for the playlist this week, but finally went for a quite interesting mix from classic covers (Molly Tuttle) to party songs (Adam Capps). Hope you enjoy!

  • Radio Cloud by Ruston Kelly

Ruston Kelly’s¬†Shape & Destroy was the start of my review weekend.¬†Radio Cloud is a track which just goes viral in my head – cannot get rid of it. Hope you like it to.

  • The World Needs A Beer by Adam Capps

Not maybe the most sophisticated lyrics in the world of country, but I just felt to add a good mood song. Adam Capps released his new single this week – and I felt this is a perfect fit!

  • Standing on the Moon by Molly Tuttle

Molly Tuttle did a really nice job with her … but I’d rather be with you cover album.¬†Standing On The Moon is my favorite track – also the somehow most amazing one of the album, as she covering nobody but¬†The Grateful Dead in that song. Hope you enjoy as well ūüôā

  • Name On It by Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin did great this week releasing his Name On It EP. I just felt that the title track is the best one on the whole EP.

  • We Go Together Like by Abby Anderson

I just love Abby Anderson. What a friendly person, what a lovely artist. At the Berlin C2C 2019, she also won my inofficial Even Smiling All The Time When she needs to head to the Airport at 7a.m.-award. Abby released her new single this week Рit is just lovely!

And removed:

  • Magnolia by Brett Eldredge
  • Drunk¬†by Emilia Quinn
  • Happy Anywhere by Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefanie
  • Too Drunk To Drive¬†by Luke Bryan
  • Just in Case by Catherine McGrath

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (23rd August 2020)

Tough times: while I am travelling in the Rotterdam / The Hague region in the Netherlands this weekend, I had nine music reviews on my list for Flyctory.com. There were some quite interesting albums this weekend – however, some might have had higher expectations from my side. Here is my selection of five new songs for the playlist.

  • 20/10 TN by Tucker Beathard

The album King by Tucker Beathard was one of the best experiences of this weekend to me. 20/10 TN is a classic country lifestyle anthem and one of my favorite songs of the album

  • Hallelujahville by Tim McGraw

I just had mixed feelings about the very emotional and thoughtful new album by Tim McGraw, Here On Earth. Hallelujahville is one of my favorites of the album, though.

  • I Can Tell From The Way You Dance¬† by Josh Turner

Country State of Mind was the only country album which made it to the Top Pick! rankings. There are a bunch of good solo and collaborated re-interpretations of country classics. I went for I Can Tell By The Way You Dance, which is originally performed by Vern Gosdin. Amazing one.

  • Make It Easy by Kree Harrison

I was not absolutely overwhelmed by Chosen Family Tree by Kree Harrison. I even felt this album will be much stronger when I listened to the singles before. Make It Easy, however, is outstanding.

  • Girls by Karissa Ella

The fifth addition to the playlist this week just fascinated me when I was already preparing for the next edition for my New Song Playlist. Just too catching to end up in my “minor” playlist.

And removed:

  • Good Enough by Kenny Foster
  • 5-1-5-0 by Dierks Bentley
  • Shelby ’65 by Kyle Nix
  • Love will still remain by Clare Bowen & Ronan Keating
  • Dirt Rode¬†by Tyler Chamber

 

Country Music Playlist Update Log (16th August 2020)

It feels to me that there are too many Covid-19-caused record publication delays current – I could have easily reviewed more than ten albums and EPs this weekend. The following five new additions reflect my musical week – if you miss the a song from Lindsay Ell’s amazing album¬†Heart Theory – I already have the outstanding¬†make you in my list – and I felt it is wrong to replace it by another track.

  • Lemonade by Tiffany Johnson

I loved to chat with Tiffany Johnson in my Spotlight section. She released a new song this week Рbut I just love the previous single, Lemonade.

  • Looking for a Lighter by Caylee Hammack

Caylee Hammack definitely published an impressive debut album,¬†If It wasn’t for you. I just loved the story-telling of¬†Looking for a Lighter,¬†so I opted to add this song to the playlist.

  • Local Honey by Mo Pitney

Mo Pitney¬†Ain’t Looking Back, even though his new album mixes traditional sounds in a very modern way. There are a lot of cool songs on the album – I loved the way¬†Local Honeyis arranged. Just a very special song.

  • Under Your Spell by Eric Paslay

Eric Paslay‘s¬†Nice Guy album was published short after the¬†Heartbeat Higher¬†EP. The EP tracks are the strongest ones on the album, but¬†Under Your Spell¬†is definitely a good one as well.

  • You by Sandra North

I had three Spotlight Interviews this week Рquite a lot. One of them was about Sandra North, a Swedish country artist, who moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career. Enjoy reading my chat with her Рand her latest single You.

And removed:

  • She’s Everything by Brad Paisley
  • Redhead by Caylee Hammack & Reba McEntire
  • Love Just Laughed by Willie Nelson
  • I took a Pill in Ibiza by Eric Paslay
  • Best Side by Mae Estes