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As every Friday passes, there are numerous songs that come out from independent country artists whose songs are well-written, beautiful, or simply fun. We’ve compiled a list of songs that were released last week by independent acts that deserve much love and attention. Who knows, you might find your next favorite song.

1. “Song Still Gets Me” by Sarah Darling

The latest single from Sarah Darling is titled, “Song Still Gets Me.” The track was written by acclaimed songwriters Emily Shackelton and Gordie Sampson alongside country star Carly Pearce. The track’s instrumental is wistful and sad while Darling’s vocals are angelic and light. On Instagram, Darling spoke of the new song saying, “I knew from the moment I heard this song, I wanted to record it. Certain songs have a way of transporting us right where we were when we heard them, those iconic times in our life.” The lyrics are nostalgic as she sings, “Sometimes it’s the radio’s fault / Just flipping through and you come on / I’ll be doing just fine, then out of the blue / that melody takes me back to you / I tell myself it won’t hurt that much / So I close my eyes and I turn it up.”

2. “Honky Tonk Heartbreak” by Tanner Adell

Rising country singer Tanner Adell follows up her debut single “Country Girl Commandments” with her second single, “Honky Tonk Heartbreak.” The new release is high-energy with steaming electric guitars and active drums that make it to be a perfect out-on-the-town party anthem. Adell’s vocals are saucy and bold with a strong grit that shines during the track’s choruses. “Honky Tonk, honky tonk heartbreak / Boys are out buyin’ drinks ‘cause they got paid / Music too loud to remember your name / But we’re throwin’ all it down at the honky tonk heartbreak.

3. Amanda Kate by Amanda Kate

Texas-based singer-songwriter Amanda Kate has released her self-titled EP with five new songs. The EP shows different facets as Kate as an artist with tracks like the sassy and confident “Walk,” the sweet love song “Baby It’s You” that’s inspired by Cowboy Cha Cha sounds, and the closer “Little Girl” is dedicated to her daughter. The project also features the humble and grounded “Little I Got” that was co-written by superstar Maren Morris.

4. “Just a Little” and “So Much” by Seth Ennis

After taking a step back from putting out his own original music, singer-songwriter Seth Ennis has made 2021 his year by releasing numerous singles. To close out the year, he released two brand new singles at the same time with “Just a Little” and “So Much.” “Just a Little” has a classic country-pop sound with fun percussion noises in the chorus. “So Much” is filled with buzzy pop sounds and sweet country twang making it fun to listen to.

5. “If You Only Knew” by Sean Williams feat. Cori

After going viral on TikTok with over 800 thousand total likes on the platform, rising country singer-songwriter Sean Williams has released a brand new single with Cori titled “If You Only Knew:” a track that acts as the sequel to his song “Where You Left Me.” Both Williams and Cori’s voices complement each other’s elegantly as they sing emotional lyrics. The lines of the chorus are especially striking as they sing, “If you only knew what it takes for me to get out of bed / Just to end up on the floor / I thought that I was strong enough / But I can’t take it anymore / And I try to cover every single bruise and every scar / But what you don’t understand is how hard it is to hide my broken heart.”

6. “More Hearts Than Mine” by Gabrielle Metz

Independent country singer Gabrielle Metz has released her own cover of Ingrid Andress’ hit track from 2020, “More Hearts Than Mine.” Metz’s version is completely stripped down with just a beautiful piano and her soft voice beside it. Metz’s vocal performance is delicate yet compelling and persuasive.

7. “For the Boys” by David J

Up-and-coming country singer David J’s latest single is an up-tempo song meant to be “For the Boys.” The track, written by David J, Jordan Lake, and Sean Giovanni, is meant to be a raging party song about spending time with friends and forgetting all of life’s worries. In verse two he exclaims, “There’s a time and place for a sad sad song / But it’s Friday night and I just got off / We don’t need a plan, we just need a place to be.”

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