Baby Talk: How Maturation Is Changing The Story In Modern Country Music

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But the move also inadvertently emphasized the sound of a new baby boom in country music. Joining Young on the Country Airplay chart are two titles in which an unplanned pregnancy plays a vital role: Jake Owen’s “Made for You” and HARDY’s “One Beer,” featuring Devin Dawson and Lauren Alaina. Addi- tionally, Lady Antebellum’s recent release, “What I’m Leaving For,” captured the cycle of doubt and reassurance in a working mother who is carrying another child. Plus, Black River plans to introduce 19-year-old MaRynn Taylor with the June 5 release of “Dads and Daughters,” a song that begins with a hospital delivery, to digital service providers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][ult_createlink title=”CONTINUE READING” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbulletins.billboard.com%2Fcountry%2Fcountry_update_0526.pdf|target:_blank” link_hover_style=”Style_11″ text_color=”#ffffff” text_hovercolor=”#ffffff” background_color=”#f57c50″ bghovercolor=”#784c8e″ el_class=”nav-button” heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” css=”.vc_custom_1615271509182{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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