This week, CMT’s Weekly Roundup of recent hits includes a smattering of vibes and types positive to please all nation music fanatics.
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Heavy rocking nation vibes by way of the fuzzy reverb of a lead guitar spotlight the second single launched from Elevate the Roof, the second collaborative studio album by British singer-songwriter Robert Plant and American bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss. The T-Bone Burnett-produced cowl of the 25-year previous Brenda Burns-written observe made well-known by Maria Muldaur is without doubt one of the album’s many highlights. This album follows 2007’s Elevating Sand, which gained all six Grammy Awards for which it was nominated (together with “Album” and “Report Of The Yr”).
Walker Hayes – “AA”
Walker Hayes diverges from his latest trap-pop fascination for “AA,” which options a way more blues-driven inspiration. Nonetheless, the lyrics describing youngsters needing sneakers and wives needing a brand new pair of denims proceed with the relatable, blue-collar lyricism that made “Fancy Like” a success. If eager to seek advice from Hayes as a one-hit-wonder, this ballad is pop-aimed and composed properly sufficient to make you assume once more. When the chips are down, we’re all, in so some ways, “making an attempt to remain out of AA.”
Kacey Musgraves – “Repair You”
For these eager for a return to 2015-era Kacey Musgraves singing guitar-heavy, craving ballads, her just-released cowl of Coldplay’s 2005-released single “Repair You” is a superb holdover. The observe was launched together with a brand new Chipotle campaign geared toward “supporting packages like seed grants, scholarships, and long run contracts, [to help] the subsequent technology of farmers overcome modern-day boundaries to make it doable for them to succeed.”
Willie Jones – “Gradual Cookin’”
Willie Jones rides a pattern of Hank Williams’ iconic 1951 Billboard Scorching Nation Songs chart hit “Hey Good Lookin’” to create yet one more party-starting dance-floor filler of a country-trap anthem. Sustaining the recent vitality of Summer season 2021’s “Down By The Riverside” with a Thanksgiving-ready winner from his just-released “two-piece combo” EP-style launch continues to determine a novel normal for the Shreveport, LA-native. As properly, it’s value trying out “Soul Meals,” the “B-side” from the brand new launch, too.
Alan Jackson – “Racing The Darkish”
Along side the discharge of his daughter Mattie Jackson Selectman’s first e book, Lemons On Friday, Alan Jackson has launched “Racing The Darkish,” a poignant ballad written by Mattie herself. Jackson famous by way of a press launch that “Someday [Mattie] got here to me with this piece of paper and stated, ’I wrote this track…the lyrics,’ and requested me to place it to music. So, I wrote the melody for it, and it turned out to be a really candy track.” On TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, Mattie continued that she wrote the track “someday developing on the two-year anniversary of [her deceased husband] Ben’s [passing].” The singer’s daughter continued to share that recording the track felt like a therapeutic reward for his or her “household as an entire.”