CMT Roundup: New Music From Ashley Monroe, Scotty McCreery, Sheryl Crow and More

Hear country music's newest songs in CMT's The Roundup playlist.

New country songs are popping up like Easter flowers this Good Friday with offerings from Scotty McCreery, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow and more. Check out the latest songs of the week in CMT’s Roundup playlist.

Scotty McCreery, “Red Letter Blueprint”: “My faith is everything to me,” said McCreery. “It’s held me up during my lows, and it’s been with me when I celebrate my highs. This new album was influenced by the rises and falls in my life through the years, so I wanted to sing about what sustains me. I’ve featured songs about my wife and my son, but I also wanted to share a song about my faith. I hope it is comforting to anyone who may need to hear these words.”

Dalton Dover, “Bury Me In This Bar”: “This is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever been a part of writing,” Dover said. “We really wanted to capture the fun and energy of those ‘90s country bar anthems that you just can’t skip or resist singing along with when you hear it. I believe it’s one that would make my heroes proud, and we can’t wait to hear people sing it with us on the road.”

Ashley Monroe, “I Like Trains”: “From the time I heard Fred Eaglesmith’s songs years ago, I was hooked,” Monroe said. “This has always been one of my favorite songs of his. Something deep inside of me feels haunted when I sing it. I recorded this sitting on the front porch of a cabin in the Smokies and let all the critters sing it with me.”

Matt Stell, “Take The Girl”: “‘Take the Girl’ is about how spending time with the right person gives you a buzz in a way,” Stell said. “You can try to chase that kind of feeling with other things, but at the end of the day, the right person is the only one that’s going to make you feel that way.”

The Mavericks with Nicole Atkins, “Live Close By (Visit Often)”: “‘Live Close By…’ is a fun but honest take on the definition of relationship bliss - originally written from a woman’s perspective with my friend K.T. Oslin,” Raul Malo said. “Imagine a relationship where boundaries are settled right from the start…Relationship bliss indeed. It was also a joy to record, with Nicole Atkins joining us to bring a wonderful new dynamic to the track.”

Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus, “After the Storm”: "The message in 'After The Storm' is so powerful and timely. It’s one of the most prolific songs I have ever been a part of. I hope it does for your spirit what it has done for mine," said Billy Ray Cyrus.

Firerose said, "Only by the grace of God did I survive my darkest nights. There is so much truth in these lyrics and it’s my purpose to help others find strength in their toughest hours."

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Sheryl Crow, “Evolution”: “This music and these lyrics came from sitting in the quiet and writing from a deep soul place,” Crow said. “I said I’d never make another record, thought there was no point to it. But this music comes from my soul. And I hope whoever hears this record can feel that.”

HARDY, “HIXTAPE: Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE”: “I'm honored that we get to be a small part of the legacy of Joe Diffie with DIFFTAPE,” HARDY said. “The thing I've always admired about Joe's catalog is the quality of the songs. He had an unbelievable ear for hits, and I love that we got this cast together to celebrate them.”

“As someone who had the profound privilege of performing alongside my father, it fills my heart with immense joy to witness his enduring legacy continued with the same passion and fervor that he embodied,” Diffie's son Parker adds. “The release of HIXTAPE: Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE is an opportunity to not only celebrate the past but also to embrace the future with reverence and enthusiasm.”

Jenna Paulette, “The Girl I Was: Red Dirt Deluxe”: “Red Dirt Deluxe connects my first record to what is coming—an exploration while returning to my roots,” Paulette said. “These songs hold a very special place in my heart, and I hope they’re as cathartic for listeners as they were for me.”

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