“TAKE YOUR TIME” Sam Hunt
Congratulations to Sam Hunt for his second #1 hit of his career and a nomination for Best New Artist at the upcoming ACM Awards. The three finalists for the award are Sam, Cole Swindell, and betting favorite, Thomas Rhett. Sam Hunt’s new love song “Take Your Time” utilizes a combination of half-spoken and half-sung lyrics to add a fresh and modern turn for country music. What sets the new song even further apart from the pack is the shocking music video. We’re introduced to a woman involved in an abusive relationship who’s planning her escape. After Sam notices her in a laundromat, the video takes a dark dramatic turn. It’s an exciting mini-motion picture that will keep your attention to the end.
“A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR” Tyler Farr
Tyler Farr, Brett Eldridge, Kip Moore, and Chase Rice were all nominated for the Best New Artist award but after the online vote, they were eliminated. Despite the bump in his career path, this has been a great year for Tyler Farr. After the huge success of his last hit “Whiskey In My Water”, Tyler’s back with a new single “A Guy Walks Into A Bar” that is currently racing up the charts. The cliche-driven song title becomes an emotional, heartfelt record that has deeply connected with country radio listeners. It’s possible “A Guy” becomes Tyler’s first #1 hit song of his career.