Adam Brand (pictured) is ready for a ‘Freakin’ Weekend.’

Jasmine Rae is ready for the ‘Green Light’ to GO!

Allison Forbes takes a stab at Country radio.

And new releases from Cassidy Rae Gaiter and Cory Marks also feature in this week’s New Country Friday 5!


Even though Adam Brand had to cancel his national tour last week for health reason, it isn’t stopping him from releasing new music.

“I may have hit 50 and half lost my voice but I’m not done yet!! Still a bit of go in the old boy yet,” said Brand on Facebook this morning.

It doesn’t really matter who you are, where you live or what you do for a living….we are all hanging out for the weekend!!” 

‘Freakin’ Weekend’ is the third release from Brand’s upcoming album Speed of Life, which is released on March 13.

Check out ‘Freakin’ Weekend’ by Adam Brand

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After scored ten #1 country single and over 18 million streams of her music, Australian country’s “pocket rocket” Jasmine Rae has today released her most pop flavoured released yet.

“There are always opportunities… the opportunity to take action, or to purposefully let something go… to make a call or leave things unsaid… to change or try again or try differently,” says Rae.

“No decision – is a decision in itself. This song is the inner dialogue of one of those days,” she continues.

“These are some of the circling thoughts of doubt and indecision that drive me crazy.”

Rae will release a new album this year and is performing at CMC Rocks QLD in March.

Check out ‘Green Light’ by Jasmine Rae

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It appears Tamworth local Allison Forbes isn’t particularly impressed with the programmers of country radio stations.

The official media release for ‘Broken Radios’ describes the song as, “a catchy country tune about the rubbish music being fed by radio stations and the money-driven industry selling out art.”

Ironically, despite the strong view expressed in this song, it has still been delivered to radio stations for airplay consideration.

Should be interesting to see how that goes!

Check out ‘Broken Radios’ by Allison Forbes

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‘Boy Like That’ is the latest catchy pop-country favoured release from Cassidy Rae Gaiter.

“I was talking with a few of my friends about what boys do that annoys us – turns out a lot of things!” says Cassidy Rae Gaiter re the Andy Mak produced tune.

“One of us said, ‘arrgh don’t you just hate boys like that!’ We all just lit up and knew that was the title of the song,” she continued.

Gaiter is relocating to the US in 2020 to immerse herself in the vibrant Nashville music scene and to write songs for her forthcoming debut album.

Check out ‘Boy Like That’ by Cassidy Rae Gaiter

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‘Blame it on the Double,’ is the third single from Cory Marks’ forthcoming album, slated for May.

This is another trademark country/rock pumper.

Marks says the new tune is a “country/rock small town party anthem.”  

“When good times are had on a Saturday night with your crew and a little whiskey, there’s always a chance for trouble.  Don’t blame me, man, blame it on the double!” he says. 

Check out ‘Blame It On The Double’ by Cory Marks

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