Emerging local stars Missy Lancaster and Rachael Fahim have teamed up to create the wild new party band, Southbound.

Their debut single ‘Get Drunk On Me’ leads off this week’s New Country Friday 5, which also features new music from Margo Price, Hurricane Fall, Cory Marks and John K with Kelsea Ballerini.

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“We want to create with a rocking live show that will empower women at the same time,” say Rachael Fahim and Missy Lancaster about their new band project, Southbound.

Their debut party tune ‘Get Drunk On Me’ is released today.

Rachael Fahim released a bunch of streaming hits in 2019 including ‘Crush’ and ‘Even If I Wanted To’ (with Brad Cox) while Lancaster’s debut album peaked at #2 on the ARIA Country chart in 2018.

Both artists will perform their own songs in Southbound shows, as well as rock classics and new band originals.

Southbound will play for the first time as a band at the Tamworth Country Music Festival next Wednesday January 22.

Sounds like they are going to be a total hoot!

Check out ‘Get Drunk On Me’ by Southbound


Margo Price, who recently spoke out about sexism in US country music, is releasing her first new song in two years today.

“Call me a bitch … then call me baby,” she sings in the defiant new tune, ‘Stone Me.’

“After what feels like an eternity, I’m releasing a new song into the wild today. It’s been hard to keep everything I’ve been working on for the last year to myself and I’m so excited to share it,” said Price on social media when unveiling the song to fans today.

Check out ‘Stone Me’ by Margo Price

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Cory Marks recently revealed himself to the world with his debut single, ‘Outlaw and Outsiders,’ featuring Travis Tritt and Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch.

That song debuted at #1 on both the top rock and hard rock digital song sales chart in the US as well as #7 on the country digital song sales chart.

‘Better Off’ is Marks’ first release completely on his own and goes to radio stations today.

It again features seriously intense production.

“We call our sound amped up country music, but it’s really country rock metal,” Marks told Billboard recently.

Marks will be touring with Canadian Country star, Gord Bamford throughout Canadian summer. 

Check out ‘Better Off’ by Cory Marks

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Kelsea Ballerini is featured on a new version of ‘If We Never Met’ by emerging pop singer/songwriter John K.

Rolling Stone called the original version a song you need to know last July.

“It’s obviously about a very special person in my life, but it’s so much more than that,” K told Idolator.

“It also encompasses the story of the team behind the music. From here, we can expand outward sonically and get a little more experimental.”

Check out ‘If We Never Met’ featuring Kelsea Ballerini


Newcastle country/rock band ‘Hurricane Fall’ have released their debut album Ain’t Leavin today.

‘Lost’ is the album’s focus streaming track and is featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist today.

Check out ‘Lost’ by Hurricane Fall