Monday mashup 2022 (vol. 3)

Happy spring. Just like the changing of the season, my time with Speedway has come to an end, and I will be starting a new job next week. In the meantime, let’s enjoy these new singles and music videos.

NEW SINGLES

First up this week is the latest from Blue Elan Records musician Colin Devlin. Given the state of war in the world, this one is particularly timely, although it is a remake of a classic Rusty Young song from the Blue Elan tribute album My Friend. Here’s Devlin’s take on “Regret.”

Our second single is from one of our favorite groups, whom we have featured numerous times in this blog. Not only are they multi-talented musicians, but they are also gifted lyricists and know how to say things that will make you think and take action. Give it up for “Chitter Chatter” from Carly and the Universe.

Next up is the latest from Denver Blues goddess Diana Rein. In times like these, sometimes we just need to “Drift Away.”

Single number four is from one of Los Angeles’ most prolific songwriters, Jen Waters. Her new album, Fate, is being released tomorrow and we are proud to share the title track. Enjoy her wisdom and incredible voice.

Our final single this week is from the incredible indie artist known as John West, who has been Lost in Japan since 2021. He has returned with an admonition to “Slow Down,” and we think that is excellent advice.

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

We kick off this week’s music videos with this beautiful and heart-warming song from Canyon City. We love the sentimentality of “Castle,” and encourage you to stop and listen to its message.

Another LA band we have featured extensively in the past is the power duo named Dauzat St. Marie. Their latest lyric video is for their hard-hitting song, “Time to go Home.” We think it is one of their best to date. Let us know what you think.

It seems like it’s not a new week unless we have something new from Ponderosa Grove to share. This band deserves a national spotlight, and their new video for “Changin'” may achieve that for them. Enjoy the beauty of the cinematography and the incredible sound of the voice of lead singer Candace Devine, as well as some of the finest harmonies in music today.

Our next video brings back memories of bands like America and CSNY, with vocal harmonies, folky sensibilities and just plain good fun. We are happy to share “Safe House” by Trout Fishing in America with you. Hard to believe they’ve been performing for 45 years, and this is our first introduction to them. We think you’ll also become an instant fan.

We close out this week with the premiere of the latest lyric video from Life.Church Worship, the place I called my church home when we lived in Oklahoma. Their latest is called “Grace Upon Grace,” and is one of the strongest songs they have written. Let the calmness of the Lord wash over you as you listen to the words.

Monday mashup 2022 (vol. 2)

It’s almost spring, and amazing new music continues to burst forth in this beautiful post-Covid time of reconnecting to the rest of the world. We have some amazing tunes for you this week, so let’s get started.

NEW SINGLES

First up this week is the latest from the multi-talented band called Ponderosa Grove. Not only are they creating great music, but their lead vocalist, Candace Devine, is producing the Pure Imagination Festival in their hometown of Prescott, Arizona. They just added the legendary Wynonna to their already amazing lineup. The music of Ponderosa Grove is so refreshing and we really think their latest, “Changin,'” will become your theme song. Give it up for them.

Next up are two sisters from Nashville that call themselves American Blonde. Their music is radio ready and their latest, “Blackwater Creek,” is the perfect vehicle to truly launch them into the mainstream. Watch for these guys to take country radio by storm with their brilliant storytelling and pitch-perfect harmonies.

Jackie Lee McLean may be the daughter of a legendary American musical icon, but she has earned her place in the industry through self-reflection, strong relatable lyrics and memorable musical compositions that connect her to the rest of the world. On stage she goes by Roan Yellowthorn, and her latest single, “One Tear at a Time,” is a remake of the classic Rusty Young (Poco) tune for a special Blue Elan Records project honoring Young’s music. Check out the entire album.

MILCK has become the voice of empowerment for women around the world, and her latest, “Power,” is further proof of his place as the Queen of Empowerment.” Bow down before her majesty and rise up into a great new beginning.

Our final single this week reminds us of the power duo of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. This song will leave you laughing and crying at the same time, as Julia Cole and Alexandra Kay tell us about the “Best Worst Ex.” It’s no wonder Tim McGraw chose Kay to open up his next tour. Catch them in concert this summer.

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

Our first music video this week is a heartwarming and uplifting country tune from Bryan Lanning, who extols the value of letting your children grow up at their own pace. We think “Let ‘Em Grow” will become a theme song and source of inspiration for new parents.

Next up is the latest lyric video from Canadian band Ellevator, who we have featured before. We love the driving beat and the powerful lyrics of “Sacred Heart” and think you will too. Enjoy the latest from this stellar group.

Our third video features Canadian R&B artist Myles Lloyd in a powerfully moving video about living life called “Down Under.” This one is worthy of your attention.

Paloma is a 14-year old phenom whose music shows maturity way past her years. Listen carefully to the words of her latest, “Momma,” and we think you will see the future of music.

Our final video this week is a bluesy classic from Sandy Haley with a message that should resonate with women all over the world, “Love me Right or Cut me Loose.” Man up and heed the message.