Best New Country Songs

Featured artist: Bonnie Montgomery

Holler Country Music

Featured artist: Bonnie Montgomery

September 29, 2023 10:23 am GMT

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It's been a busy week here at Holler. We've been out and about in town with Brian Kelley, getting to hear a sneak preview of some of the songs from his forthcoming solo album and learning that there is a diner in London where you can buy a hamburger with peanut butter. Shocking!

There are some combinations that work a little better in our Best New Country playlist this week. Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen get together to celebrate the good old days and grandma's home comforts on 'Mamaw's House', a song Rhett has been teasing for the last few years. I bet neither of their grandmas cooked burgers and peanut butter.

Flatland Cavalry get together with Kaitlin Butts for the beautiful 'Mornings With You,' another song from the band's highly anticipated new album, Wandering Star, which comes out at the end of next month.

This week's cover star is Holler favourite, Bonnie Montgomery, who releases the title track to her forthcoming album, released on November 3rd. We first heard 'The River' when Bonnie played it at Black Deer Festival this summer and we loved it so much we got in touch with those lovely folks at Gar Hole Records to get a copy of it as soon as she'd finished her set. We've been listening to ever since and we're so happy that now the whole world gets to hear it too.

Jaime Wyatt has released her cover of The Grateful Dead’s iconic song ‘Althea’ today as a way to connect with her late father and reflect on the innumerable times she attended Grateful Dead’s shows as a child.

Featuring guitar licks by Adrian Quesada of The Black Pumas, its just one of many cathartic songs off Wyatt’s forthcoming Quesada-produced album, Feel Good, which comes out on the same day as Bonnie Montgomery’s album via New West Records. Big week that.

After a week of uproar over the exorbitant ticket prices for some of next year's big country tours, Walker Hayes wades in with his giant size twelves with memories of buying a pair of Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets that cost him more than his mortgage as a "way too expensive" gift for his daughter's ninth birthday.

"Dave Ramsey wouldn't like it," Hayes sings, alluding to the American radio personality who gives out financial advice. "But it was priceless watching her watch her hero, singing every single word to every song in the nosebleeds, smiling like we have VIP passes on."

Let's hope his daughter isn't a Chris Stapleton fan or he'll be in for another nasty shock for her tenth birthday.

Our country music doesn't come exclusively from the other side of the pond this week. We've got the new single from Norwich-based country rockers Brown Horse, with another taste from their forthcoming album, Reservoir, due out on Loose Records in January.

With Holler's Best New Country playlist, you can listen to them all and more. The playlist contains all of the best new country, Americana and roots tunes we're spinnin' right here at Holler HQ.

Check out this week's new country song releases below and listen to the full playlist below:

  1. River

    Bonnie Montgomery

  2. Mornings With You

    Flatland Cavalry with Kaitlin Butts

  3. Althea

    Jaime Wyatt

  4. They Don't Make 'Em Like That No More

    Riley Green

  5. Honky Tonk Heartbreaker

    Dustin Lynch

  6. Taylor Swift

    Walker Hayes

  7. never been closer 5.22.22

    Erin Kinsey

  8. Stealing Horses

    Brown Horse

  9. The Greys Between

    Shane Smith and The Saints

  10. Bigger than the Song

    Brittney Spencer

  11. Mamaw's House

    Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen

  12. Telluride

    Jade Eagleson

  13. Rain In The Rearview

    Anne Wilson

  14. Son Of The Mountains

    Brad Paisley

  15. Under This Ole Hat

    Sawyer Brown

  16. Pill

    Elvie Shane

  17. The Boy Who Cried Drunk

    Meghan Patrick

  18. See You Next Summer (Acoustic)

    Brian Kelley

  19. Downtime

    Roman Alexander and Karley Scott Collins

  20. First Time For Everything

    Neal McCoy

  21. Scared To Go To Church (feat. Jelly Roll)

    Chris Ryan

  22. 18

    Jordana Bryant

  23. Young Man

    Greylan James

  24. Leavin'

    Drew Haley

  25. Lost and Found

    Canaan Cox

  26. Fixer Upper

    Dallas Smith

  27. Feel For You - Dusk

    Boy Named Banjo

  28. Someone You Knew

    Tayler Holder

  29. It's Raining

    Tyler Chambers

  30. 90s Nirvana

    Brooks Hoffman

  31. Take Me Out

    The Dryes

  32. The One In Tennessee

    Julian Cervizzi

  33. Siren of the Shenandoah

    Low Water Bridge Band

  34. Dear Me

    Maggie Baugh

  35. Friend With A Beer

    Peyton Aldridge

  36. Stronger This Time

    Roberta Lea

  37. I'm On The Whiskey

    Chancey Williams

  38. Greyhound

    Meredith Lane

  39. Ain't The One

    Josh Ross

  40. Lonely Hour

    Colin Strough

  41. Had It For A While

    Sam Grow

  42. How I Remember Us

    Bryce Mauldin

  43. Cry Myself To Sleep

    Wynonna and Trisha Yearwood

  44. I've Got Songs To Sing

    Tony Jackson

  45. Wild Child

    Charlotte Morris

  46. Born Again

    Zach Russell

  47. Coyote

    Dylan LeBlanc

  48. Songs That She Sang In The Shower (Demo)

    Jason Isbelll

  49. Tecumseh Valley - Live From The Ryman

    Charley Crockett

  50. Carousel - Live from the 2023 ACM Awards

    Miranda Lambert

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Written by Jof Owen