Today for the Song of the Week, we have a new one from Tyler Childers called “Phone Calls and Emails,” from his highly-anticipated Rustin in the Rain’ album that was released this past Friday.
The seven songs certainly pack a punch, and are all truly great, and I’m especially partial to his formal cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” which he covered years back exclusively for Apple Music.
Needless to say, it was pretty dang hard to pick just one tune for the Song of the Week, but I have had “Phone Calls and Emails” on repeat because it’s so damn good and so dang country.
Tyler’s vocals somehow get better with every release too, and in my very humble opinion, this song is pretty much perfect.
Written by Tyler, it’s a pretty simple concept where he’s longing for answers in some sort of a relationship where he’s seemingly being ignored, even though he’s been sending tons of “phone calls and emails,” hence the title.
There’s just something about his twangy Kentucky that can sell a sad, forlorn song like no other, and this is a shining example.
Of course, I highly recommend downloading very single song from Rustin in the Rain’ (if you haven’t already), but go ahead and turn this one up while you’re here…
“Phone Calls and Emails”
“Phone Calls and Emails” was also featured on the Whiskey Riff New Music Friday Playlist, along with tons of other great new releases from this past week in country music.
Turn it up, tell your friends, and as always, make sure to subscribe to the official Whiskey Riff Channel for more great country music playlists.