10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Wild Feathers, Cassadee Pope and More

Wild Feathers' "Big Sky," Pope's "Take You Home," Tyler Rich's "The Difference" and more songs you need to hear now

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Shane Owens, "Lie"

Trad-country underdog Shane Owens' advice to a friend in search of love can be summed up in one word: "Lie." That may sound cynical, but it's devilishly so on this romping, boot-scootin'-boogie ripped right out of Garth Brooks' Nineties playbook. The Alabama native revels in delivering this tongue-in-cheek anthem, which includes getting out of town and faking a terminal illness – basically whatever it takes – drawing out his baritone over the title's lone syllable. Is it a foolproof plan? "Man, it's bound to work sometimes," Owens sings. J.G. 

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