Hear Brett Young’s ‘Mercy’, Jimmie Allen’s ‘Best Shot’ + More New Country Singles
Brett Young, "Mercy"
Brett Young will officially hit radios on Feb. 20 with his newest single, “Mercy.” The sweeping, acoustic breakup ballad takes a slow turn from Young’s string of No. 1 singles “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You.” Written by Young and Sean McConnell, “Mercy,” the artist says, speaks to his personal experiences with love and loss: “If you’re gonna break my heart / Just break it / And if you’re gonna take your shot / Then take it / If you made up your mind / Then make it / Make this fast / If you ever loved me / Have mercy,” Young sings in the song’s heartfelt chorus. -- LS
I’m With Her, “Overland”
I'm With Her’s “Overland” is a heartfelt song about realizing that it’s time to leave the place you once called home for a new destination, to start again. In perfect harmony, the trio sings about making the choice to leave it all behind: "Goodbye brother, hello railroad / So long, Chicago / All these years, thought I was where I ought to be / But times are changing / This country's growing / And I'm bound for San Francisco / Where a new life waits for me." "Overland" is Track No. 9 on I’m With Her’s debut album, See You Around, which is set for release on Feb. 16. -- CC
Jimmie Allen, “Best Shot”
From his self-titled EP, Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” is his debut single; the song impacts radio on Feb. 20. The romantic lyrics of “Best Shot” tell a sweet story of promise and commitment: “I’m just flesh and bone heart and soul / And I’ve earned a couple scars / I’ve let once-in-a-lifetime kinda things slide right out of my arms / I’ve struck out been knocked down more times than I can count / But that don’t matter now … I’m not the man I was before you / I’m not saying that I’m perfect / Oh, ‘cause, girl, you know I’m not / But I’ll love you with everything I’ve got / Girl, I’ll give you my best shot.” Allen released his EP in October and is offering up “Best Shot” as the first single because he says it is a great example of who he is as an artist: “It was inspired by advice that my grandmother always gave about women and how they just want to know that we care and that we’re trying — her words always stuck with me,” Allen says in a press release. “At the end of the day, I just want to make my grandmother proud. She was my everything.” -- LS