Friday, October 29, 2021
– Eddie Montgomery, one-half of Montgomery Gentry, releases his first solo album, "Can't Close Me Down." The album features eight songs co-written by Montgomery including "My Son," which is featured in the new Tim Blake Nelson film, "Old Henry." Also on the album is a duet with Tanya Tucker, "Alive and Well," an autobiographical song about tragedy and loss, and "Ain't She Beautiful," penned by Montgomery's nephew, Walker Montgomery.
Mitchell Tenpenny goes full length on the holiday theme with "Naughty House," an expansion of his "Neon Christmas" EP. Produced by Tenpenny, Jordan M. Schmidt and Lindsay Rimes, "Naughty List" contains all seven songs on "Neon Christmas" released in 2020 plus four additional tracks. Tenpenny wrote two originals on the new disc - "Don't Hang The Mistletoe" and "I Hope It Snows." The singer has been busy as he released the EP "Midtown Diaries" last month.
Australian-born country singer Morgan Evans is is out with the six-song EP, "Country And The Coast Side A." The current single is "Love Is Easy," which was atop the Australian charts for nine weeks. Evans, who is married to Kelsea Ballerini, has enjoyed hits with "Day Drunk" and "Kiss Somebody."
Wheelhouse Records singer/songwriter Elvie Shane's debut full length album, "Backslider," is out. the debut contains his number one single "My Boy." Shane's debut EP, "County Roads" was released earlier this year.
Hayes Carll put out his eighth album, "You Get It All." Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Carll's wife Allison Moorer and Josh Morningstar all play on the disc. Moorer also co-produced the set with guitarist Kenny Greenberg.
Songwriter and producer Shy Carter drops an eight-song EP today, "The Rest Of Us." The release includes "Beer With My Friends," which includes David Lee Murphy and Cole Swindell. Carter is among the writers behind Billy Currington's "It Don't Hurt Like it Used To," Sugarland's smash hit "Stuck Like Glue" and Rob Thomas' single "Someday." He also helped write Kane Brown's big hit, "Heaven."
Drew Green released "Dirt Boy Vol. 2" Including the previously released "Cold Beer and Copenhagen'' and "Hooch" and three additional tracks, Green's new EP is the final leg of a two-EP musical journey he began in September 2020 when he dropped the seven-song "Vol 1." He had previous success as a songwriter by landing "Colorado" on Florida Georgia Line's "Can't Say I Ain't Country" album in 2019.