New Music Friday (Country Edition): Beyoncé Enters Her Country Music Era with “Cowboy Carter” & More

It’s a big day in country music history, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a stacked New Music Friday playlist featuring some of our soon-to-be favorites from the genre’s hottest artists.

Beyoncé unveiled her newest offering, Cowboy Carter today (March 29), which she deemed was “born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed.” The 27-song project features fan favorites “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” the first of which made Bey the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The album is laced with MANY stunning collaborations, including “II Most Wanted” with Miley Cyrus, “Levii’s Jeans” with Post Malone and an all female-powerhouse lineup on “Blackbiird” with Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy and Reyna Roberts.

HARDY‘s HIXTAPE: Vol.1 3: DIFFTAPE has made for a suuuper fun Friday paying homage to country music legend Joe Diffie with 30+ of his friends and country music’s biggest artists.

Our New Music Friday playlist also features more astonishing projects from some of our favorite artists, including Sheryl Crow’s Evolution and Dylan Scott’s Livin’ My Best Life (Still) and Tanner Usrey‘s radiowv Sessions; with collaborations from Graham Barber and Lauren Watkins, Miko Marks and Buddy Miller, FIREROSE and Billy Ray Cyrus, and Annie Bosko and Vince Gill; plus new buzzworthy singles from Nashville’s best like Riley GreenScotty McCreery, Josh Ross, Dalton Dover, Tucker Wetmore, Matt Stell, Ashley Monroe, Shane ProfittAlaina Stacey, Aaron Lewis, Smithfield, Thomas Goforth and Jenna Paulette.

This was very hard, but be sure to let us know your personal favorites from the list. Keep on scrolling to see our picks and let us know what you think by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by DM’ing us at @celebsecretscountry.

Beyoncé – Cowboy Carter


Sheryl Crow – Evolution

Dylan Scott – Livin’ My Best Life (Still)

Tanner Usrey – radiowv Sessions

Graham Barber feat: Lauren Watkins – “STRAIGHT TO MY HEART”

Miko Marks feat: Buddy Miller – “LAY YOUR BURDENS DOWN”

FIREROSE and Billy Ray Cyrus – “After The Storm”

Annie Bosko feat: Vince Gill – “Higher Ground”

Riley Green – “Worst Way”

Scotty McCreery – “Red Letter Blueprint”

Josh Ross – “Complicated”

Dalton Dover – “Bury Me In This Bar”

Tucker Wetmore – “Wind Up Missin’ You”

Matt Stell – “Take the Girl”

Ashley Monroe – “I Like Trains”

Shane Profitt – “Back Home”

Alaina Stacey – “Never Mine”

Aaron Lewis – “Over Me”

Smithfield – “Drink That Strong”

Thomas Goforth – “All She Wrote”

Jenna Paulette – The Girl I Was: Red Dirt Deluxe

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