This week, Aaron Lewis released a new fishin' song that's not really about fishing, and Hardy released a quittin' song that's not really about quitting. If you're looking for some angry country music, these men have got you covered in January.

Our weekly list of new country music releases also features Chris Young, Catie Offerman, Conner Smith and Sheryl Crow, who asks a bit more from the country fan than they may be used to. Let's just say that "Evolution" is no "Red Solo Cup."

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We'll update this list as more songs Taste of Country readers care about are released. The Jan. 6-12 version of this list signals what's to come from new albums by Lewis, Scotty McCreery, Crow and more. All album releases and announcements are also featured below, with appropriate links.

At the end of this list you'll find the one song we've identified as a "need to hear" song. It's a staff pick, chosen for song quality, commercial relevance and what it means for that artist and their fans.

New Songs Released This Week (Jan. 6-12):

Aaron Lewis, "Let's Go Fishing"

Brian Kelley, "Trucks, Ducks, Bucks & Beer"

Catie Offerman, "Sound of Missing You"

Chris Young, "Right Now"

Chris Young, Young Love & Saturday Nights (Album announcement, March 22)

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Conner Smith, "Meanwhile in Carolina"

Corb Lund, "Redneck Rehab"

Dylan Schneider, "Bad Decisions"

Georgia Webster, "Attention"

Hannah Ellis, That Girl Album

Curb Records

Hardy, "Quit!"

Peytan Porter, "Lemondade"

Shane Profitt, "I Am Who I Am"

Sheryl Crow, "Evolution"

Troy Cartwright, "Over You by Now"

Zach Top, "Sounds Like the Radio"

This Week's Song You Absolutely Need to Hear! 

Scotty McCreery, "Can't Pass the Bar"

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Why not predict the CMA Award Entertainer of the Year winner in January?

This group of nine country music predictions for 2024 also forecasts the newcomer, old-timer and come-backer of the year. Find predictions for Jelly Roll, Morgan Wallen, Oliver Anthony, Toby Keith (kind of) and more.

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