Country fans have been buzzin' for awhile about June, because one country music spitfire -- and well-loved artist -- is releasing her fifth studio album and its title may be a foreshadowing of its success. The artist? Miranda Lambert. The album? 'Platinum.'
Rascal Flatts aren't comfortable resting over everything they've accomplished to date. During their Off the Record interview with Taste of Country it becomes clear there's still a stone in their shoe that keeps them from getting too comfortable with being listed as an influence to newcomers, not a format leader. That could change after songs from 'Rewind' saturate the marketplace.
In less than a month, Jerrod Niemann's fans will be able to get their hands on 'Donkey,' a laugh-out-loud new track from the 'High Noon' album. The song -- available for preview via this Taste of Country exclusive -- plays also plays a pivotal role in Niemann's 'Journey to High Noon,' a wild western filmed amongst a bar full of outlaws and beautiful women.
The trickle of new country releases will turn into a flowing river in February, with new albums from Dierks Bentley and Eric Church drawing the most attention. Bentley's 'Riser' hits stores February 25, while his labelmate releases his follow-up to 'Chief' on February 11. 'The Outsiders' includes the current single, 'Give Me Back My Hometown.'
Tim McGraw marries traditional country stylings to contemporary innovations in his new single ‘Lookin’ for That Girl.’ The scream of a pedal steel keeps the track safely on the country side of the radio, while his use of auto-tune points forward toward what could be the genre’s future.
Lady Antebellum surprised fans with a new song for the radio in October 2013. The trio announced 'Compass' would be available on the November release of the deluxe edition of 'Golden.' It's just one of a growing list of new sounds from country music's biggest stars this month.