A new track and album announcement from Kelsea Ballerini headlines this week’s list of great new country tracks, along with songs from Mitchell Tenpenny, Andrew Farriss, Chase Rice and Thomas Rhett.
This week’s new Country Friday 5 is…
1. KELSEA BALLERINI – ‘LA’
Kelsea Ballerini announced huge news today!
She’ll release her third album, titled Kelsea on March 20. She revealed the news at a surprise announcement party with fans.
Already previously released from the album are the tracks ‘Homecoming Queen’ and ‘club.’
And the new track ‘la,’ a song about her ‘love and hate relationship” with Los Angeles, has been released alongside this announcement today.
Check out ‘la’ by Kelsea Ballerini
2. MITCHELL TENPENNY – ‘CAN’T GO TO CHURCH’
With his visit to Australia to perform at CMC Rocks Qld and Introducing Nashville just over six weeks away, Mitchell Tenpenny has released the new track ‘Can’t Go To Church’ today.
This is the follow-up to ‘Anything She Does’ which also features Australian duo Seaforth.
Check out ‘Can’t Go To Church’ by Mitchell Tenpenny
3. ANDREW FARRISS – ‘GOOD MOMMA BAD’
‘Good Momma Bad’ is the the second single from Andrew Farriss’ highly anticipated forthcoming self-titled debut album.
It’s also the follow-up to the INXS legend’s debut single ‘Come Midnight.’
“I wanted Good Momma Bad to have a strong funk groove played with country music instruments such as fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and pedal steel,” says Ferriss.
“ We approached it in an old-school Nashville way, with the emphasis on playing live wherever possible, which was also exciting to get the right take and feel,” he continues.
“The sad truth is not everyone has a good mother, and consequently people suffer during and in the midst of life. Many need much more love and support in their lives.”
Farriss debut solo album will be released on May 15.
Check out ‘Good Momma Bad’ by Andrew Farriss
4. CHASE RICE – ‘IN THE CAR’
Chase Rice surprised fans today with the release of a new album titled, The Album Part 1.
The 2019 Gympie Muster headliner’s new album features Rice’s 2019 single ‘Lonely If You Are,’ as well as a handful of co-written tracks from the North Carolina native. It includes new live jam ‘Best Night Ever’ and the very pop-leaning album opener ‘American Nights.’
‘In The Car’ is the album’s streaming focus track which was immediately added to Spotify’s Fresh Country playlist today.
Check out ‘In The Car’ by Chase Rice
5. THOMAS RHETT – ‘BEER CAN’T FIX’ FEATURING JON PARDI
‘Beer Can’t Fix’ is the latest official single from Thomas Rhett’s latest album Center Point Road.
Jon Pardi is a featured artist on the track.
The album was released in May last year and topped the US album charts.
“On a sunny day in Los Angeles, we were just like, ‘Let’s name all these situations where, just maybe going out with your buddies and crackin’ a cold beer, maybe just takes your mind off of something for a second,’” Rhett told CMT.
“Whether you just got broken up with, or you and your wife planned this perfect beach trip to Cancun and it rains every single day,” he continued.
“What are you gonna do except go to the bar and be like, ‘Can I get a Corona, please?’”