10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury

McBryde's epic "American Scandal," bluegrass great's honky-tonker, Band of Heathens' Stonesy rocker and more songs to hear now

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Jeff Hyde, "Old Hat"

A songwriter's songwriter, Hyde is perhaps best known for his work alongside artists like Eric Church, who scored major hits with Hyde-penned tunes like "Springsteen" and "Record Year." He earns his own share of the spotlight with this month's Norman Rockwell World, his debut release as a solo artist. "Old Hat" is one of the record's breezy, bittersweet highlights. Cheeky and charming, Hyde delivers the song from the perspective of an old-school traditionalist who's reeling from the pace of the modern world. "You don't know to throw all of the old out for the new," he laments during the first half of the chorus, before admitting he "ain't ready to give 'old hat' the boot." R.C.

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