Going into Valentine's Day week, it's only fitting that one of country music's favorite couples -- Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani -- share new music. Country music fans can also look forward to fresh songs from Scotty McCreery, Spencer Crandall, Kacey Musgraves, HARDY and more. Hear country music's best new releases this week in CMT's playlist The Roundup.
Spencer Crandall, "Worth the Wait": “I think we all want to find true love, but that journey can feel so long and tiresome,” shares Crandall. “I think that's what makes meeting the right person that much sweeter and surreal. I've written and released songs that people use for their weddings before and it's one of my favorite things ever. Hopefully 'Worth The Wait' can be another soundtrack for couples on their special day."
Scotty McCreery, "Love Like This": “Becoming a father is the greatest thing that’s happened to me,” shares McCreery. “Raising Avery as he grows and watching my wife Gabi be a rock star as his Mom has been the joy of my life these last 15 months. I knew I wanted to write a song about Avery. I even photographed the room number on the hospital door so I could put that into the lyrics.”
HARDY, "ROCKSTAR": "'ROCKSTAR' is my 'REDNECKER' for rock 'n roll. I feel like it's the first rock song I've released that doesn't take itself seriously and the music video follows suit," HARDY says. "Some of my favorite music videos from back in the day were the ones that showed humor, so here's my tip of the hat to that. Enjoy."
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, "Purple Irises": "We love this song so much,” Shelton said. "It’s a song Gwen wrote with a couple of friends of hers, and I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. She knew there was something different about it and asked me to come in and sing with her. My longtime producer, Scott Hendricks, produced it, and Gwen’s been wanting to work with him for a long time now, and it’s turned into this really cool and different song that can live anywhere."
Dalton Dover, "Go Rest High On That Mountain": “My grandfather is the person that introduced me to country music. He’d play his records, and I remember thinking, ‘I want to do that. I want to tell stories and write songs that are relatable to everyone,’” shares Dover. “The songs we chose are timeless, so I wanted to stay faithful to the spirit of each one, but I loved getting to put some of my own style into it too.”
Sasha McVeigh, "My Best Friend": "I'm sure you feel the same way as I do in that, without my best friends I don't think I would've made it through the many ups and downs of my life so far," McVeigh said. "The people closest to me mean the absolute world to me and I wanted a song in my release catalogue to pay homage to that because they are such a huge part of my journey."
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