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2022 is coming as hot as a fresh basket of grandma’s cookies when it comes to country music. Usually in December the releases slow down for the holidays, then in January we see the pedal hitting the metal.
And man is that pedal down!
Maren Morris’ “Circles Around This Town” hit the radio airwaves this week. This is a new project that is finished for a March release. This song is co-written by Maren and details her move to Nashville from Texas in search of her big breakthrough to become a country star. This song is great in that it takes you on the journey with it, and I think it’s going to be a huge hit.
Luke Combs’ “Doin’ This” was first shown to us at the 2021 CMA Awards as a live debut. Since then, the song has been playing on your local radio stations with a bang. It’s a great look at Luke’s rise to success and what he would be doing if he wasn’t where he is today, career-wise. I think it will be yet another #1 song on country radio for Luke very soon.
Old Dominion’s “No Hard Feelings” was released from their album Time, tequila and therapy, which was released in October 2021. I’m a huge fan of everything Old Dominion does, but this one is amazing. It takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that come after a breakup, but in the end, it’s enjoyable time spent with, you guessed it, no hard feelings.
Here are some other songs that just hit country radio in January 2022:
Chris Young Feat. Mitchell Tenpenny, “At the End of the Bar”
Eli Young Group, “Love Talking”
Ernest (Feat. Morgan Wallen), “Flower Shops”
Gabby Barrett, “Pick Me Up”
Jason Aldean, “Trouble with a Heartbreak”
Joe Nichols, “Good Day to Live”
Kane Brown, “Whiskey Sour”
Lady A, “What a Song Can Do”
Luke Combs, “Do That”
Maren Morris, “Circles Around This Town”
Old Dominion, “No Grudge”
Parmalee, “Take My Name”
What’s your favorite new country song on the radio for January 2022?
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