30 New-ish Country Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Zach Bryan country music

2022 got off to a hot start, and it has refused to cool down.

And I’m not talking about the weather, of course, even though this summer has been a scorcher. In terms of new music, 2022 has been a spectacular year. There is already a long list of spectacular albums that have come out so far, and plenty more on the way.

In just the last couple of months, we’ve had huge new projects from some of the biggest names in country music like Whiskey Myers, Zach Bryan, Aaron Watson, and Luke Combs to name a few.

Moreover, American Aquarium, 49 Winchester, and Arlo McKinley have continued to prove their songwriting prowess with some of the best albums of the year.

With big time singles from Emily Scott Robinson, Kat Hasty, Charley Crockett, and many, many more, the last few months have been full of must-listen music.

If you’re like me, you spend all week looking forward to New Music Friday and immediately jump on the opportunity to hear the latest and greatest music. Even then, sometimes great releases can slip through the tracks.

If you take a more passive approach to finding new music, chances are you’ve missed quite a bit.

Have no fear, though, because here are 32 of my favorite songs that have come out in the past few weeks that you might have missed.

“Above Ground” – Sundy Best

“A Guitar, A Singer and A Song” ft. Vince Gill – Wade Bowen

“Before the Fall” – Vandoliers

“Birds in the Ceiling” – John Moreland – Birds in the Ceiling

“Bleed for You” – Kat Hasty

“But Me” – Slade Coulter

“Dance Hall Hell” – Palmer Anthony – Western & Roll

“Dancing Around the Truth” – Aaron Watson – Unwanted Man

“Feelin’ Good” – South Texas Tweek

“For the Kids” – Whiskey Myers – Tornillo

“Growing Up” – Jacob Stelly

“Guillotine” – The Ransom Brothers

“Hummingbird” – Shane Smith & the Saints

“I’m Just a Clown” – Charley Crockett

“It’s So Hard to Hold On” – Trampled by Turtles

“John Wayne” – Rachel LaRen – Cowboys Don’t Change EP

“Little Things” – American Aquarium – Chicamacomico

“Matt and Audie” – Zach Bryan – Summertime Blues

“Me on You” – Muscadine Bloodline

“Mockingbird” – Low Gap – Low Gap

“Nothing But Love Songs” – Randy Rogers Band

“Outrunnin’ Your Memory” ft. Miranda Lambert – Luke Combs – Growin’ Up

“Paranoid Heart” – John Fullbright

“Preacher Man” – J.R. Carroll – Raging in the Dark EP

“Rushintherug” – Arlo McKinley – This Mess We’re In

“Show Me the Way” – Calder Allen – The Game

“Simple as Love” – Kelsey Waldon

“Speed of the South” – Adam Hood

“Stop Calling His Phone” – Parker Ryan

“The Ledge” – The Flycatchers

“When It Don’t Come Easy” – Emily Scott Robinson

“Wild Thing” – Thieving Birds

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