On The Verge: 5 New Country Releases

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. "The End" by Morgan Johnston

Morgan Johnston released a brand new single that could make anyone want to fall in love. Johnston's voice soars through the melody in such an effortless way. It has relatable lyrics about knowing you're with someone for the long haul. "Baby I knew, from the moment that we met, you were gonna be the end of my heartbreak, gonna be the end of the wrong way, gonna be the end cause babe I'll never love again, swear you're gonna be the end."


2. "Regulars + Drop Ins" by Stephanie Ryann

This track hooks the attention the listener from the opening guitar riff. Stephanie Ryann's voice is soulful and strong, which feels unique to what is currently out right now. She sings about the differences between the bar regulars and the people who simply "drop in." "Some just drop by for the night, some will change your whole damn life, some will stay till last call, some I'm never gonna call at all." The song is perfect for any night on the town.


3. "Miss Me Memphis" by Raleigh Keegan

Raleigh Keegan is bringing back the old-school country sound with his latest release. This song is a love letter to the city of Memphis. Keegan makes references to all of his favorite spots, even including the iconic Graceland estate. The lyrics almost make it seem like missing Memphis is like missing someone special. "Sometimes, I think sometimes, I should've stayed, would you wait up for me, or have you moved on, is it too late to say that I was wrong."


4. Darling by Sarah Darling

The singer-songwriter released her new EP over the weekend which offers fans a deeper look into her heart. The bio on her website says, "This latest project is the most honest and vulnerable project I have ever recorded." She had previously released the heartbreaking "Song Still Gets Me" which was written by Carly Pearce. Darling displays a variety of emotion with each track, all with a 70's style folk and pop country. The song "Pretender" reflects that vision most of all.