New Music Roundup: Ryan Hurd, GONE WEST, Rachel Wammack, Chase Rice

Ryan Hurd Releases New ‘Summer’ Tune

Ryan Hurd is releasing new music, “Her Name Was Summer,” and making his debut on the Chevy Riverfront Stage during CMA Music Festival on Sunday, June 9 in Nashville. The new tune was written by Hurd with Aaron Eshuis and Mike Walker.  “Her Name Was Summer” is the romantic counter punch to Hurd’s current single “To A T,” which continues to climb the country radio charts.


GONE WEST Contemplates ‘What Could’ve Been’

GONE WEST is releasing their first single “What Could’ve Been” today. GONE WEST members include Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, songwriter Jason Reeves, Hawaiian Music Award winner Justin Kawika Young and Grammy, ACM and CMT nominee Nelly Joy.  GONE WEST produced and wrote the track with Jamie Kenney. The foursome play CMA Fest for the first time this week, appearing at Chevy Riverfront Stage on Sunday, June 9.


Rachel Wammack Debuts ‘Something People Say’

Rachel Wammack has a new single out today,“Something People Say.” The new tune, co-written by Wammack with Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland, is being released in the midst of a whirlwind week of performances and appearances for Wammack around the CMA Fest.

“It’s been an incredible week and it’s not even over,” says Wammack. “I’ve seen people I met on the road this past year and made new friends I know I will be seeing again in the future. It’s connecting with music lovers from all of the country, and the world, that makes this week so memorable.”


Chase Rice Reveals New Single ‘Lonely If You Are’

Chase Rice is back at it with a new single, “Lonely If You Are,” which he announced from the stage of Ascend Amphitheater at CMA Fest last night (June 6).

“‘Lonely If You Are’ starts out simply with just an acoustic guitar, which is a different sound for me than what people might be used to, but it also goes back to how I started in Nashville—when it was just me with a guitar writing songs,” explains Rice of the Chris DeStefano-produced song. “Lyrically, it’s telling this special girl that even though we might not officially be together right now, ‘go ahead—have a good time with your friends… but when that all fades away, give me a call. I’ll be there.’ I wrote this song with Lindsay Rimes and Hunter Phelps, and it’s been the front-runner to follow ‘Eyes On You’ since the day we wrote it, so I can’t wait for the fans to hear this one.”


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