Riley Green’s ‘Bettin’ Man’ + 3 More New Songs You Have to Hear
This week, country stars shared new tunes, revisited old classics, celebrated infatuation, mourned love that's never coming back and much more. Read on to get all caught up!
Riley Green, "Bettin' Man":
Riley Green, the singer who's making waves with "There Was This Girl" has shared a new song, and this time, it's about a love that's long gone. "If I was a bettin' man / I'd say she's halfway to Birmingham / On the phone with her mom and them / Cussin' me to hell and back again ..." sings Green on the new track. According to the country singer, releasing "Bettin' Man" is all about continuing to build the connection that he has been fostering with his listeners since the beginning of his career.
"I had success early on with my fans by consistently putting out new music, and I think they have become accustomed to that," he explains. "I want to keep that connection we've built and always put them first. If they keep listening, I will keep 'em coming." -- CL
Steve Earle Feat. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, “Old Friends”:
Steve Earle, along with his band the Dukes, has shared another track off of their upcoming release, Guy, a tribute album to Guy Clark. “Old Friends” is about the importance of having long-time friends and trusted relationships, so it’s fitting that Emmylou Harris sings harmony; Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Terry Allen and Jo Harvey Allen are also featured on the track. “Old Friends”was originally penned by Clark along with his wife, Susanna Clark, and Richard Dobson. Guy is scheduled for release on March 29. -- CC
Shovels & Rope, "Carry Me Home":
Shovels & Rope’s “Carry Me Home” tells a story about a couple so in love with (or dependent on, depending on the way you look at it) each other that they can’t imagine living life without one another. In the semi-autobiographical song, the married couple sings about being in a romantic relationship that’s also a working one, and being both a source of support and an inspiration for the other. "Carry Me Home" is from Shovels & Rope’s upcoming album, By Blood, which is set for release on April 12. -- CC
Dylan Jakobsen, "In America":
In his new song, "In America," Dylan Jakobsen sings about being wild and young while exploring our country's open roads. He urges listeners to chase adventure: "You gotta tell 'em you're going / Livin' life on the wild side / Get out on the road / Take a backseat down that highway / And send me a postcard." “In America” appears on Jakobsen’s sophomore album, I Am, which released on Friday (March 8); the song will be hitting country radio on April 1. -- CC