Halfway through January already – someone please find that ‘pause’ button! Meanwhile it’s Monday, and you know that Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, will you?
Let’s start with a new single from this artist who used to be part of a duo, but they decided to amicably part ways and forge ahead with solo careers. This recently released single from this artist’s upcoming solo album is a sweet tribute to loving relationships. The artist said this song is one of his favorite from the album, set to release on January 27th. He said:
“‘[This song]’ s a really personal song that I wrote with two of my good buddies, Russell Dickerson and Thomas Rhett. It highlights the beautiful part of a relationship and loving people for who they are. From the first day I met my wife, she’s always loved me for me, flaws and all, exactly how I am. I hope you love it.”
Here’s Tyler Hubbard with “Me For Me”:
Next up is a brand new song from this artist whose music video was just released on Friday (January 13). In the video, the artist visited a childhood home which floods him with memories of his late mother. Memories after losing a loved one are hard but letting go of the pain will help you embrace a new, hopeful future. He said:
“Letting go…is hard work. I actually thrive with most kinds of hard work. Tell me how many miles to run, I’ll do it. Tell me how many songs I have to write to chase excellence, I’ll crush it. Hard work and achievement have always been my comfort zone.
But letting go isn’t something you can achieve, crush, or master. It’s more of a slow burn, an acceptance, a daily release in small doses. If you are letting something or someone go at the moment, I feel you, I’m with you, I wrote this song for you.”
Get ready for goosebumps, here’s Andy Grammer with “These Tears”:
Next up is a super fun song from Spirited, which is a musical version of Dicken’s classic story, A Christmas Carol, described as “a charming twist on a story we’ve all heard so many times before.” Spirited focuses on ruthless businessman Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds), who is visited by three ghosts, including the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell).
Through song and dance, Clint slowly turns his life around. In November, Reynolds also shared a behind-the-scenes look at one of the routines in the film. He posted a video on Twitter and said:
“You’ve got to be willing to be bad at something if you want to be… slightly less bad at it?”
The clip shows he and Ferrell dancing in time with the choreographers. Ryan recruited this Canadian rock band to perform their own rendition of this song.
This group covers the hopeful anthem in front of a display of hanging lights and framed photographs, footage of their performance spliced with scenes from the movie.
Without further ado, here’s Nickelback with “Unredeemable”:
Last, but certainly not least, is a new (to me) artist – a 20-year-old country singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida, who has mastered compelling storytelling skills. He’s definitely an artist to watch. Like many music lovers of his generation, this independent artist has a passion for both the emotional songwriting and atmospheres of artists such as Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, and Taylor Swift.
Blending elements of country music with pop vocals, this artist takes on a new journey, using his gift for both songwriting and singing, and he continues to show promising potential as the next young, up-and-coming country music artist.
Get ready for more goosebumps, here’s Matt Cooper with “Something Beautiful”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!
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