On The Verge: 4 New Country Releases from Independent Acts

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. "So Do I" by Lindsay James

Lindsay James proves that no problem is too big to handle with her latest track. This is a song about loving to get away from life's obstacles. As James said on her Instagram, "I hope this song brings you some sunshine." It's upbeat and perfect for the sunny days ahead. Her beautiful vocal tones are effortless to the ear. The singer-songwriter enjoys blending country, folk, and rock into her sound. Her sense of style and spunk truly makes her an artist to look out for.


2. "Every Girl That Got Away" by Emerson Drive

The Canadian band released their latest song over the holiday the weekend. With a sound that takes it back to '90s country, this track is great for anyone searching for the classics merging with today's sound. The led vocals feel like a wrecking ball into the heart, as each lyric resonates more than the last. This song is about lost love, a message that lies deep within country music.


3. "Growing Up (Are You Happy)" by Julia Cole

Julia Cole released a song that is bound to hit close to home for every young person just starting out their life. The endless questions like "When are you getting married?" "What do you wanna be when you grow up?" can seem never-ending. Cole sings that whether or not someone is happy and fulfilled should be all that others care about. the music video released along with the song further outlines the heart of the song.


4. "You Tomorrow" by Dylan Brady

Dylan Brady has found much of his success thanks to his social media presence. The singer-songwriter's TikTok has seen high numbers, as the platform has become an important tool for artists. This latest release is a sweet love song about knowing there is no one else in the world you would want. His fresh sound and tender voice make love songs seem like a perfect fit for him.