If you know Country music, you’ll know Lori McKenna, and even if you don’t, it’s almost guaranteed a song of hers will have graced your life at some point. The two time Grammy award winner is best known for writing hits such as Tim McGraws Humble and Kind, Little Big Towns Girl Crush, and A Star is Borns Always Remember Us This Way, making us think we’d heard her best work, until now. Releasing her eleventh solo album last week, ‘The Balladeer’ encases you into a world of true human storytelling, and musical genius.
Now I’m a little late to the party writing about this one, but I’ve had it on repeat for the past week so let’s talk about it.
It's been almost six years since Sam Hunt released his debut album, Montevallo. A record that defined a new generation of Country music, and sky-rocketed him to worldwide stardom. The album was nominated for 'Country Album of the Year' at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and also earned Hunt a nomination for 'New Artist of the Year.'
No stranger to writing a hit or two, Minnesota native Caitlyn Smith today released her sophomore album, Supernova. A stunning compilation of heartbreaking, thought-provoking tracks, it is a record that will make you feel emotions you did not even know existed.
The ninth album from Country legends Little Big Town is simply astonishing. The authentic, troublesome, hauntingly beautiful record will take you to places no record has done before.
When I was six years old, whilst most people my age were listening to Disney, I was listening to, you guessed it, Dido. Her 2003 Life for Rent album was the soundtrack to my childhood, and still stands as prominent in my life today.