10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Florida Georgia Line, Jason Eady

FGL's new b-side "Colorado," Eady's "Calaveras County," Little Big Town's warm-weather anthem and more tracks to hear now

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Jason Eady, "Calaveras County"

Taking its name from the location of a music festival he once played in Northern California, "Calaveras County" finds Americana troubadour Jason Eady in a jauntier, more lighthearted mood than the gritty storytelling of his self-titled LP from 2017. Eady shares vocals with his wife Courtney Patton as he relays a feel-good encounter with the kindness of strangers. No mere optimist's parable, the song — the first from a new record due August 10th, I Travel On — is based on an episode from Eady's own childhood when his father's truck ran out of gas during a family trip. J.G.

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