Dillon Carmichael, "It's Simple"
The nephew of chart-topping crooners John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery, Dillon Carmichael makes lush, old-school country music, singing songs like "It's Simple" in a rich, rural baritone. The track pays tribute to the simple pleasures that fuel the cycle of life, from making love to raising children. His vocals are the track's undeniable highlight, but Robby Turner's pedal steel isn't too far behind, gluing the song together with traditional twang and swooning, cinematic sweep. Produced by Dave Cobb, "It's Simple" is a rare breed: a single from an under-the-radar artist who already sounds fully grown. R.C.