10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Corey Smith, Lilly Hiatt and More

Smith's defiant "Empty Rooms," Hiatt's homage to vinyl, Paul Cauthen's Cash-like exhortation and other songs to hear now

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Kenny Chesney, "Get Along"

Kenny Chesney sees his boat drink as half full in the optimistic new single "Get Along," the first taste of Songs for the Saints, the singer's 17th studio album. But the Caribbean cowboy is celebrating more than just good times here – he's asking listeners to appreciate daily minutiae, from singing songs to painting walls. "Make a friend / can't we all get along," he implores. And thanks to Chesney's most emotional delivery in some time, it's hard to not get onboard with the sentiment. J.H.

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