Dillon Carmichael ‘Hot Beer’ EP Review

Hot Beer is the latest EP from Kentucky-grown artist Dillon Carmichael. If you’re on Tik Tok, first of all, go check out our Tik Tok. Second of all, you might recognize his viral song, “Sawin’ Logs.” That song is the perfect blend of country and humor that we just don’t find too often. 

That same blend is also heard in two of the other songs on the project, “Hot Beer” and “Big Truck.” The title track, “Hot Beer,” chronicles how Carmichael would rather drink a hot beer, among other unpleasurable activities, than get back with his ex. “Big Truck,” however, details that he’s worried that his girl might want him for his big truck, rather than his “big heart”. Both songs showcase of realism, but mostly poke fun at situations that we’ve all been in, or at least worried about being in. 

However, Carmichael is not a one-tone artist. He gets a little more serious in “Somewhere She Ain’t,” which is about how sometimes, the only way to escape an ex is to escape the area, literally relocating. 

“Since You’ve Been In It” is a beautiful song that focuses on how much his life has improved since he met that special someone, and even more fully shows off Carmichael’s serious side. He also does a rendition of a “Lucky Man,” a song sung originally by his uncle, Eddie Montgomery, better known as a part of the group Mongomery Gentry. This is a song that has always been close to Carmichael’s heart, because of his familial connection, but he has grown to relate to it even more throughout the pandemic, as he has had to remind himself of all of the things that he has to be grateful for. 

This EP not only shows Carmichael’s great versatility, but it’s also enjoyable to listen to. It’s not too long, so you can easily listen to it front-to-back again and again. 

Listen to Hot Beer here and to hear more of country music’s best new releases, head to our Playlists Page, and follow The Nash New Releases playlist on Spotify. For the latest in country music news follow The Nash News on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and TikTok


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