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Kacey Musgraves’ new album “star-crossed”

Of her new album, Kacey says, “I think it’s interesting that we’re all taught that the success of a relationship has to somehow correlate with the length of it – in that it could be a friendship, a business relationship, a marriage, or whatever. I just don’t think that that’s fully accurate. You can easily say it is a post-divorce album, which yes, it is factually on paper. But this album is full of a lot of love and gratitude for that person, for Ruston, for my life and my ability to explore all the emotions as a songwriter.”

Elle King & Miranda Lambert’s new acoustic single “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”

“The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship,” Elle said in a release. “Miranda is someone I have looked up to as a songwriter, musician, performer, and human being for a long time. So our tumbleweed snowball story of getting to know each other is the ultimate real deal kinda thing. Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert.”

MacKenzie Porter’s new release “Unlonely Me”

“I wrote ‘Unlonely Me’ at the very start of quarantine in 2020,” explains MacKenzie. “I was super resistant to write over Zoom because I’m very much an ‘energy in the writing room’ person, but when I jumped online with Craig Wiseman and Nick Bailey, I started playing those chords and this song just kind of fell out. We wrote it about the beginning of a relationship, but for me personally, it was about feeling pretty lonely at that time. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it.”

Lily Rose’s new single “I Don’t Smoke”

“To me, ‘I Don’t Smoke’ is the perfect example of pop-country. With the production, melody, and lyric all leaning into the newer-aged country genre,” Rose describes in a press release. She sings, “And I know that I’ve been playing saying / That I don’t want you still / Me not picking up my phone when it rings / That’s like saying I don’t smoke when I drink.”

Hannah Ellis’ new single “Home And A Hometown”

The song is a special one. It is Ellis’ story of falling in love and feeling at home in Nashville, but still finding herself missing and loving her hometown. She shares, “I realized that I love both places so much for different reasons and it occurred to me that I have a home and a hometown. I came home to Nashville and wrote the song that week.”