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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 (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