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New Music Friday 9/1

Friday means new music from everyone's favorite country artists. Some releases are known about weeks (or months) in advance, and sometimes there are surprises. Often times the amount of new music can be overwhelming, so here is a roundup of some of the new music releases you should be listening to.

"Country Girls (Just Wanna Have Fun)" by Mackenzie Carpenter

Carpenter puts her own spin on one of the most iconic songs from the 1980s: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper. However, this is the country girl's version. Carpenter has already proven her talents as a performer and songwriter. Her past songs "Huntin' Season," "Can't Nobody," and "Don't Mess With Exes" show off her personality. "Country Girls" continues to do that. It's the fun, feel-good track that many often look for this time of year. She is able to take a popular song and make it entirely her own, something that can be hard to do. Her voice is as effortless as always, and the lyrics allow for her artistry to shine.

Earned It It by Larry Fleet

Fleet certainly has earned his place as an artist on the rise, thanks in part to this new record. "I wanted to focus on how we got here and what our work has earned us: it's earned this life for my family, this opportunity for me and my band out on the road," Fleet said of the album on social media. The hard work he put into the songs is evident. The singer offers raw, real, and timeless music. Even as he sings about hardships that come in life, he gives fans a reason to think they're not alone. Songs like "Things I Take For Granted" and "Lord Willing" can make anyone stop what they're doing and listen. The lyrics, production, and overall quality make it a special body of work, and one Fleet can be proud of.

"The Day That I'm Over You" by Danielle Bradbery

Bradbery can deliver a good love song, and an equally good heartbreak song. This track in particular goes out to anyone who is struggling to forget about someone. There is an undeniable pop sound mixed in with the country message. Bradbery is able to identify with her fans based on the contemporary references in the song. She is able to put into words what so many try to communicate. It's