Hear Lanco’s ‘Born to Love You’, Aaron Watson’s ‘Run Wild Horses’ + More New Country Singles
Lanco, “Born to Love You"
Lanco are sharing a charming love story from their debut album, Hallelujah Nights, as their next single. The romantic “Born to Love You” is about “who we all are, the small towns we came from and the search for what the world has to offer,” says lead singer Brandon Lancaster in a press release. “This song brings together those early experiences with finding that person who makes it all matter … the person that you were born to love.” “Born to Love You” was written by Lancaster, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne; Hallelujah Nights will be released on Jan. 19. -- CC
I’m With Her, “Game to Lose”
I’m With Her have released the second single from their upcoming debut album, See You Around. “Game to Lose” plays host to the beautiful, and almost haunting, mix of the three voices of the all-female folk band. Accompanied by alluring instrumentation, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan sing about always being on the run, trying to reach where they are headed: “There's always another corner / Makes me wonder how much longer is it gonna be? / Before I get where I'm going / Get what I need / You gotta give to get / You gotta be game to lose.” See You Around is set for release on Feb. 16. -- CC
Aaron Watson, “Run Wild Horses”
Aaron Watson throws his hat into the country love songs ring with “Run Wild Horses.” The sexy song features impressive guitar solos that help tell the story of letting your guard down and letting your heart run free -- like a wild horse -- in a relationship. “Run free as the wind / My passion on your skin / Your lips on mine / Run, wild horses / Run out of control / Deep down in your soul / We become one / Run, wild horses, run,” Watson sings. “Run Wild Horses” was written by Watson and serves as the follow-up single to his Top 10 song “Outta Style;” both tracks come from his album Vaquero, which was released in 2017. -- CC
Walker Montgomery, “Simple Town”
No matter what you might be doing or where you are headed, remember what you value and where you came from -- that’s the message in Walker Montgomery’s debut single, “Simple Town.” As for Montgomery, he comes from a family familiar with country music and what it takes to break into it: His dad is John Michael Montgomery, and his uncle is Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry (the apple clearly didn't fall far from the tree). Montgomery wrote "Simple Town" by himself; he tells Country Rebel, "I wrote this song at a point in my life where I was starting out college, considering moving to Nashville, and realized how important it is to remember where you come from." -- CC
Jeff Hyde, “Henry Ford"
Country fans already know Jeff Hyde's songwriting and playing -- he's Eric Church's guitar player and has helped write some of the country superstar's songs -- but "Henry Ford" is their first taste of Hyde as a solo artist. From his forthcoming debut album, Norman Rockwell World, the song finds a journalist, in an interview with a singer, getting rebuffed when he asks personal questions. How does the title relate? The final line of the chorus has the singer making his point by explaining, "You don't have to know Henry Ford to drive one." -- AZ
Jackson Michelson, "Rollin'":
Backed by a steady, thumping beat, in "Rollin'," Jackson Michelson finds himself taken with a girl -- possibly one he's just met or is just getting to know. In the chorus, Michelson finds himself going "straight to Heaven" every time the object of his affection looks his way: "You got me rollin' on a river / Floating on a raft together / Toes hanging down in the water / You got me rollin' down a back road / Blonde hair blowing out your window ..." -- AZ
Jade Bird, "Lottery"
Jade Bird's one-of-a-kind voice shines on "Lottery," her newest single. The lyrics tell the story of a girl (she's 19) and a guy (he's 23 ... and he's in love with her) who ... might be about to take their relationship to a different level? Whatever happens next -- and we hope it's a happy ending -- the chorus of "Lottery" makes listeners thing it was a long time coming: "You used to tell me that / Love is a lottery / And you got your numbers / And you're betting on me ... Are you still betting on me?" -- AZ