Georgia is all over the Billboard and iTunes charts right now in a very sneaky way. From rap to country (especially country), Georgia artists are shining and winning awards left and right.
Check out the following five songs (all Country this time) that are out right now by Georgia artists that show their state pride.
1. Thomas Rhett
Song: “Crash and Burn” – The first single from his upcoming sophomore album finds the Valdosta native (and son of hit songwriter Rhett Akins) with a new sound that’s more like his previous single, “You Make Me Wanna,” than his very first single, the country-fied “Somethin’ To Do With My Hands.” The hook of the song will leave it constantly replaying in your head. And while you’re at it, download his cover of Bruno Mars’ “If I Was Your Man.”
2. Little Big Town
Hometown: Kimberly (Cornelia) and Karen (Marietta)
Song: “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town, who just won Top Country Group Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, is taking a little heat from this song on country radio because of the title and the song’s content. Even in 2015, country radio still isn’t very progressive as others. The song sounds like something from the ’50s or ’60s doowop, but with a topic from this century.
3. Sam Hunt
Song: “Take Your Time” – I’m not the biggest Sam Hunt fan, but I had no idea that he sung this song until the ACM Awards Sunday night. The talking is sensual and turns into soft singing and it’s a vast difference from his first single, the fast talking “Leave the Night On.” Download this song. You won’t regret it.
4. Cole Swindell
Song: “Ain’t Worth The Wiskey” – Cole Swindell won the Best New Artist award Sunday night, beating out fellow Georgians Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett, but his latest single, “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” is probably the best song from his debut album that came out over a year ago. He can probably thank the vast legions of Luke Bryan fans for voting him Best New Artist, but he is the reason why the song is good.
5. Billy Currington
Song: “Don’t It” – Billy Currington has always recorded songs where his Georgia drawl comes out perfectly and “Don’t It” is no exception. He’s made a career of sounding southern-sensual in his music.