New Playlist Alert: Yeehaw!
Giddy up cowpokes. We’ve got a brand new playlist for you called, “Yeehaw!”. There’s a nu-breed of country in town, and we’re on it like line-dancing octogenarians to the dance floor when “Achy Breaky Heart” comes on. Today’s country stars have been coming back to what makes a classic country song: storytelling, heartache, and that unique country energy all its own. Does this mean that bro-country is going away? No, but we can dream.
On this playlist, you’ll find a healthy mix of boot stompers, strong female leads and harmonies, straight-ahead instrumentals, and overdriven guitar goodness with a country flair (not to be confused with a county fair).
Here are a few standout tracks:
“Oh Oh Oh Freedom”
The name says it all, doesn’t it? Soaring bald eagles carrying the American flag in their mighty talons of patriotic power. We’ve got distorted guitars bringing up the energy with a chorus that follows anthemic “oh”s and tops it off with three-part male harmonies, just sing’n one word: freedom.
“Leave Me Lonely”
Nothing says country like some haunting lead guitar work partnered with a gorgeous female lead vocal. Add in a good dose of mournful mid-tempo lament and you’ve got a winner.
“Good Mood Attitude”
Cruising in a car, headed back to the heartland with a spring in your step. The non-lyrical group vocal hook compliments the jangly acoustic and is all driven by the ever present kick drum. Put it on repeat and let the vibes sink in.
We got your rainbow right here, y’all. A bright ray of sunshine that straddles the line of country and indie, you slap a cowboy hat on this one and you’ve got a bonafide country hit. Uplifting female harmonies and lyrics that keep you feeling good.