Country music is picking up the pace this week with a few of our favorite new songs. Tyler Hubbard and Gary LeVox both gave us something we can dance to, and Allie Colleen made us simultaneously wax nostalgic and wish we were in love. Check out CMT's full Roundup playlist of new country songs at the bottom of the story.
Allie Colleen, "Feels Like": Cowritten by Allie Colleen and Kimberly Atwood, the up-tempo positive love song "Feels Like" draws comparisons between life's most comforting moments and everyday scenes of being in love. "Feels Like" showcases the texture, clarity and range of Allie Colleen's voice along with her penchant for storytelling – both behind the mic and holding the pen. While Allie Colleen has yet to break into mainstream, songs like this that showcase her gifts and individuality indicate it's only a matter of time.
"I've always wanted a love song that I could live out when I sang it," she said. "For me, every single memory, every single recount in this song comes from a very special place in my life when I felt more loved than I've ever felt. In my case, of course, almost every memory is a childhood memory or a memory with friends or family, not so much romantic memories, except one, but that's up to the interpreter."
"Feels Like" was co-produced by Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann and Cody LaBelle.
Gary LeVox, "Get Down Like That": Rascal Flatts frontman LeVox is taking listeners to "the land of the milk and honey" and away from the trio's sometimes pop-country sound to an up-tempo, fiddle-rich, toe-tapping tune that glorifies small town, country life.
Written by songwriting heavyweights Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley, HARDY and Jesse Frasure, "Get Down Like That" allows LeVox to do just what the title says – get down with country melody, the country lyrics and showcase his rollicking side along with his distinct voice that country music fans will recognize as soon as they hear it.
"I've loved this song from the first time I heard it, and I hope y'all love it too," said LeVox. "If you ain't from a town like that, don't worry, we're gonna show you how to get down like that. Turn it up loud!"
Chayce Beckham, "Keeping Me Up All Night": On the heels of his critically acclaimed debut EP "Doin It Right," the forklift-driver-turned-country-music-star Chayce Beckham has released a haunting single titled "Keeping Me Up All Night." The fast-rising star penned the earworm alongside Cary Barlowe, Geoff Warburton, and Andy Albert. Together they cultivated a reflective narrative about a heartbroken individual grieving a breakup. The mid-tempo melody is from the protagonist's point-of-view post-split. The heavy, relatable lyrics touch upon core memories from the romantic relationship, leaving the sorrowful singer on a downward spiral.
"Keeping me up all night | I still see your shadow on my wall | Still hear your tiptoe down the hall | Still taste your cabernet lips on mine | You're still keeping me up all night | I still smell your perfume on my sheets | Still ain't no chance I'm gonna sleep | Cause you're gone and you ain't gonna change your mind | You're still keeping me up all night," Beckham belts placing his pure pipes on full display.
The American Idol winner dropped a visualizer along with the poignant single. With a decanter of whiskey on his bedside, Beckham finds himself drinking the pain away and expressing the weight weighing heavily on his heart. The razor-sharp lyrics are destined to cut deep within listeners. The promising new artist is currently sharing "Keep Me Up All Night" on his headlining trek before he makes waves on the road with Luke Combs this fall.
Tyler Hubbard, "Dancin' In The Country": Tyler Hubbard has blessed country music fans with the six-song collection "Dancin' In The Country," which includes his solo debut single "5 Foot 9." The platinum-selling performer co-wrote the title track with powerhouse Keith Urban, seasoned songsmith Jon Nite, and Ross Copperman. The bouncy banger infused with thrilling guitar pulls and Hubbard's signature country-pop sound, paints a picture of a dream-like date to a two-stepping honky tonk.
"Today's one of the days I've been anticipating since I decided to record a solo project," shared Hubbard. "I'm rehearsing for the fall tour, and now being able to share many of the songs I'm going to perform live for the first time as a solo artist is very exciting. I hope the fans like them as much as I do and share in my excitement. I'll be on the road with my solo material in just a few weeks!"
Hubbard and Ingrid Andress are slated to join Urban on The Speed of Now World Tour this fall as direct support. The hitmakers will kick off the must-see show on Sept. 3 in Mountain View, California and will wrap in early November.