Spring has Sprung! Maybe not officially, but close enough as the days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer. There are so many good tunes on country radio right now, many from Country Newcomers that are making a significant impact on country radio and making their way up the charts with debut singles. 2012 will serve as an exciting year as many are expected to release their highly anticipated debut albums.
We’ve compiled a list of CMR Spring Favorites that will not only get you ready for summertime, but will put a little “spring” in your step, make you want to roll down your windows, turn the radio up a few more clicks and sing along! Remember to contact your favorite country radio station & support these country newcomers by requesting their songs so they can rock country radio!!
CMR’s Top 12 Country Singles For Spring (in no specific order)
1) Why Ya Wanna – Jana Kramer
Jana’s sweet voice has been making quite the impression in country music with her debut hit single “Why Ya Wanna” and since then has been climbing the charts. In addition to her country radio debut, Kramer will be making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on April 13. “Why Ya Wanna” serves as a strong introduction for Jana and will be on her debut album which is anticipated for release later this year. Pick up her new single on iTunes now by clicking HERE. Keep up with Jana on her Official Website, Twitter and Facebook.
2) Angel Eyes – Love and Theft
Love And Theft have re-introduced themselves as a duo. Eric Gunderson & Stephen Barker Liles new single “Angel Eyes” is the first single off their new album anticipated for release this year. The catchy new tune will have you singing along in no time! “There’s a little bit of devil in her angel eyes, She’s a little bit of heaven with a wild side, Got a rebel heart a country mile wide, There’s a little bit of devil in her angel eyes”. Pick up “Angel Eyes” on iTunes now by clicking HERE. Keep up with Love and Theft on their Official Website, Twitter and Facebook.
3) Cowboys And Angels – Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch released his debut single “Cowboys And Angels” to country radio earlier this year. Dustin’s rich & compelling voice is a solid delivery of the country ballad and has been a great addition to Country Radio. 2012 is off to a great start for Lynch as not only did he release his first single to radio, but he also just made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on March 2. Be sure to grab your copy of “Cowboys And Angels” on iTunes by clicking HERE and keep up with Dustin Lynch on his Official Website, Facebook and Twitter.
4) Home Sweet Home – THE FARM
“Home Sweet Home” is the fresh track introducing new country trio THE FARM, comprised of Krista Marie, Damien Horne and Nick Hoffman. Their tight harmonies are impressive as well as dynamic, and their fresh, new sound has been a great welcome on country radio. In addition to impacting radio, the trio just recently made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry on February 10. “Home Sweet Home” is on THE FARM’s forthcoming debut album which is anticipated for release this year. Until then, grab your copy of “Home Sweet Home” on iTunes by clicking HERE. Be sure to keep up with THE FARM by visiting their Official Website, Twitter and Facebook.
5) Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck – Kip Moore
Kip Moore is gearing up to release his debut album Up All Night on April 24 which features his smash single “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” which is already in the Top 20 on the country charts. Not only is there somethin’ about a truck, but there is somethin’ about Kip’s voice that is solid and has a top-notch country sound. There’s no doubt that his single will inspire some cute red dresses this summer while he is on tour with Billy Currington. Pick up your copy of “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” on iTunes by clicking HERE and be sure to save the date & be ready to grab his debut album Up All Night on April 24. Be sure to stay in the loop with Kip by visiting his Official Website, Twitter and Facebook.
6) Somethin’ To Do With My Hands – Thomas Rhett
This upbeat tune was just recently sent to country radio & has already been rockin’ the country airwaves nationwide. Thomas Rhett has been writing songs for quite sometime but this single is his debut as a solo artist. His vocals have a modern edge coupled with a bit a twang that is set to rock country radio. Need something to do with you hands, then click HERE & grab his new single! Get to know Thomas by visiting his Official Website, Liking him on Facebook and Following him on Twitter.
7) Got My Country On – Chris Cagle
While Chris is not exactly a country “newcomer”, he is gearing up to release his first album on his new label home Bigger Picture Group, and will serve as his first studio album since 2008. “Got My Country On” certainly makes a comeback statement for Cagle. After hearing this song, your country will definitely be on! “Got My Country On” will be on Cagle’s new studio album anticipated for release this year. Until then, pick up his new single HERE and keep up with Chris on his Official Website, Twitter and Facebook.
8 Goodbyes Made You Mine – JT Hodges
JT Hodges once again delivers another impressive single, setting the tone for his debut album. The song is upbeat & edgy and celebrates the goodbyes that ultimately leads the girl right where she belongs. “Goodbyes Made You Mine” showcases Hodges unique country style and serves as a strong follow up to hit single “Hunt You Down”. JT’s debut album is anticipated for release this year, until then grab his new single by clicking HERE. Be sure to keep up with JT on his Official Website, Facebook & Twitter.
9) Hot Mess – Tyler Farr
Tyler Farr’s debut single “Hot Mess” is sure to heat things up this spring & summer. The tune is fun & catchy and one that will hook you immediately. The song will quickly become an anthem for country girls everywhere as they get ready for a night on the town. She’s my hot mess in a sundress, Got my heart beating out of my chest, Country girl come to town looking like a rock star! Be sure to pick up your copy of “Hot Mess” on iTunes by clicking HERE. Get to know more about Tyler Farr by visiting his Official Website, Facebook & Twitter.
10) Wanna Make You Love Me – Andy Gibson
Andy Gibson is making his mark on country music with debut single “Wanna Make You Love Me”. Gibson is a talented songwriter as he co-wrote Aldean’s mega-hit single “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, and is now proving that he is also a very talented vocalist. His voice is smooth and captivating on this debut track and is a great fit on the country radio airwaves. Andy kicked off 2012 with his Grand Ole Opry debut on January 7 where he showcased “Wanna Make You Love Me”. Andy’s debut album is forthcoming, but until then you can grab his debut single now on iTunes by clicking HERE. Get to know Andy Gibson by visiting his Official Website, Twitter and Facebook.
11) We Got Us – Canaan Smith
Canaan Smith made his country debut earlier this year with love-story single “We Got Us”. The easy-listening tune delivers Canaan’s smooth vocals that makes for a great addition on country radio. This year has been off to a great start for Canaan as he made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on February 18. Grab your copy of “We Got Us” from iTunes now by clicking HERE and get to know more about Canaan by visiting his Official Website, Following him on Twitter and Liking him on Facebook.
12) Did It For The Girl – Greg Bates
Country Newcomer Greg Bates signed with Republic Nashville at the end of last year and is gearing up to release his debut single to country radio in April. “Did It For The Girl” is a tune that will get you groovin’ immediately and serves as a solid introduction to the country newcomer. Check out Greg’s new tune on his facebook page by clicking HERE. “Did It For The Girl” will soon be available on iTunes and will make a great addition to your playlist. Until then, keep up with Greg by visiting his Official Website, Following him on Twitter and Liking him on Facebook.
We hope you enjoy these songs as you start to enjoy the beautiful spring weather that is finally upon us. Remember to support these Country Newcomers by requesting their songs on Country Radio & purchasing their singles from iTunes or other digital outlets. Also be sure to follow these artists on their Official Websites, Twitter and Facebook. Many of these artists are very interactive on their social media sites so start following them today!!!