Top Five: Country Singles from Spring 2022

Top Five country singles from Spring 2022, as chosen by Canadian Beats Media Editor, Jenna Melanson

Top Five is back and ready to recommend some country tunes. This week, I’m sharing my top five Country Singles released in Spring 2022.

Check them out below, and be sure to add them to your playlist!

David James – “Wreck My Weekend

Country 1

Manitoba’s David James shared his new single, “Wreck My Weekend,” earlier this month. It’s the perfect mix of classic country and pop/rock sound. Plus, I’m sure it’s entirely relatable to many of us!

David shares,

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been this excited to release new music. “Wreck My Weekend” feels like a fresh and major step forward for me as an artist. It’s exciting, edgy and dynamically charged. Getting to work with one of my musical heroes as a producer on it (Danick Dupelle) pushed me as a vocalist and getting to collaborate in the studio was a dream.”

Connect with David James:
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ANNIKA – “Stand Still

Country 2

Calgary-based ANNIKA recently shared her EP, Stand Still: Side A, which features the single “Stand Still.” If you’re looking for a beautiful acoustic country song, you’ve found it!

ANNIKA shares,

“As with all things related to the Stand Still: Side A Project, I wanted this music video to be very personal. The song itself is all about honouring the past while appreciating the present, so I thought it was appropriate to showcase memories that mean a lot to me. This video is a visual love letter to my family and the people who made me who I am today. I believe the beauty of a picture is its ability to capture one special moment and leave it frozen in time, and using various pictures from my life seemed like the perfect way to honour the message of the song.”

Connect with ANNIKA:
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The Wild Palominos – “Milkshake For Two

Country 3

Montmagny, QC-based country collective, The Wild Palominos shared their single, “Milkshake for Two,” earlier this month, and if you enjoy country and folk, you’ll love this trio’s sound!

The band shares,

“At first, Félix had the idea for the song title “Milkshake for Two” while we had a beer in the hot tub. Then we started talking about what it must have been like to go on a first date back when you had to put money in the jukebox. We had a very clear idea of what we wanted the music video to look like, which inspired many of the song’s lyrics.”

Connect with The Wild Palominos:
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Lisa Richard – “News You Can Use

Country 4

Halifax, NS-based artist Lisa Richard shares her fun, catchy track, “News You Can Use,” from her album, Promises Kept. This one will have you singing along in no time!

“This is definitely one of the most fun songs I have worked on ! It started with the chorus, and I just couldn’t stop smiling when singing it over and over.  I hope listeners get the same feeling and smile, too!”

Connect with Lisa Richard:
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Emily Clair – “Kiss Strangers”

Country 5

Ontario-based country artist Emily Clair’s single, “Kiss Strangers,” is a fun, sassy song about getting strong and moving on from heartache.

Emily shares,

“In country music, women are often presented as dwelling on past relationships by drowning in a box of ice cream or a bottle of wine. I wanted to break away from that perception and offer a fresh take on the post-relationship mindset. With Bobbi and David, wrote a sassy and empowering break-up anthem for all the strong, single women out there who want to let go of yesterday’s heartbreak. Starting over doesn’t have to be so sad. The thrill of indulging in new adventures can also be fun and liberating.”

Connect with Emily Clair:
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ICYMI: Check out our previous posts, Top Five: Canadian covers released in 2022 (so far), Top Five: Montreal Festivals, and Top Five: Songs to ring in Summer 2022.

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