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New Country Friday: Eric Church, Taylor Swift, Others Release Fresh Tracks

by Kayla Zadel
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New music is coming in hot this Friday. We’ve got a great line up so be ready to start adding new music to your playlist. From the Outsider himself, Eric Church, to talented up-and-comers like Ernest, you’re in for a real treat. So sit back, turn up the volume, and listen to this line-up.

Eric Church Continues to Release New Music

This new song from Eric Church reads more like a love letter. “Doing Life With Me” is the Chief’s most recent installment from… we’ll call it his new project. During his acceptance speech for Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards, Church said that he didn’t want to call in an “album.” However, he’s still teasing us with new music.

Breaking Down ‘Doing Life With Me’ by Eric Church

Eric Church definitely took his time with this song and wrote it from the heart. As we dive into the lyrics, you’ll see what we mean.

“It ain’t easy putting up with / A road dog with a cup with / A little Jack in it / You talk about the backseat / I don’t know, don’t ask me / How she sat in it,” the first verse reads.

It’s as if he wrote this song for his wife, Katherine Blasingame, who’s always supported him throughout his career. Church is always in the spotlight and it’s not always easy for the spouse of famous entertainers to take the back seat. She’s perhaps his perfect partner at home and on the road because of this. She understands what it takes for an artist to have long-term succeesss because Blasingame is in the music business herself.

“She carried my burdens and paid my bail / Put a Tennessee breeze in my Carolina sail / And set me free,” the bridge continues.

These lyrics are definitely talking about Church’s wife. When they met she was living in Nashville working as a music publisher, and Church is from North Carolina.

Eric Church’s Color-Coded Song Covers

Lastly, we’ve noticed a pattern with Eric Church’s song covers. This one is purple, but the previous covers of “Hell of a View,” “Crazyland,” and “Bad Mother Trucker” are a mixture of red and blue. Could the Chief be trying to tell us something? Red and blue do make purple when mixed. Right now we’re only seeing some of it and it looks like we’ll just have to keep waiting to see the rest of it.

Sturgill Simpson’s Surprise Release

Sturgill Simpson is saddling up his lawnmower again and lowering the cutting deck for Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.

Vol. 1 was released earlier this year and Simpson is saying that Vol. 2 has everything on it that he was “too afraid” to do on the initial album. The album is a collection of 12 songs that Simpson tapped into his musical catalog for. They were recorded by the “Hillbill Avengers.” The group of musicians includes Sierra Hull, Mike Bub, Stuart Duncan, Scott Vestal, Tim O’Brien, Mark Howard, and Miles Miller.

‘Cheers’ to New Music from Ernest

The man who simply goes by Ernest is a songwriter, turned singer. You might know Ernest from the hit songs he’s written for Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen, and Jake Owen just to name a few.

He’s now releasing his own music and “Cheers” is just what we need as we head into the weekend. This is a follow up to his debut album Locals Only.

Ernest steps to the beat of his own drum, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the lyricist and singer.

Taylor Swift is Owning 2020 with New Music

Taylor Swift is giving us all a gift on her 31st birthday. Evermore is another surprise album from the award-winning artist, and she proclaims it’s the “sister album” to Folklore.

The album comes just five months after the release of Folklore that tells the story of a teenage love triangle, Swift’s grandfather, and the woman who previously owned her Rhode Island home. Evermore speaks to tales of extra-marital affairs, a failed engagement, and even a true-crime song in which Taylor murders her friend’s husband.

The “Willow” music video just debuted 8 hours ago and as of Friday (Dec. 11) morning, it’s garnered more than 3.6 million views.

Kacey Musgraves Gives us ‘Easy’ Listening Music

Kacey Musgraves is teaming up with Australian musician Troye Sivan on this new single “Easy.”

 The song explores a darker side of Nashville, Tennessee. That said though, the duet is beautiful and certainly a hit song.

Furthermore, Musgraves is known for paving her own path in the music world and this song definitely does just that.

Just because it’s 2020, these artists aren’t taking it easy. We’re finishing up this year with a strong showing of new music from our favorites from our go-to’s like Eric Church to newcomers like Ernest. Take a break from the Christmas carols and throw on one of these new hits.