It’s only the second day of May, but after a brutal winter in NYC we’ve been dreaming of summer for weeks! We can’t wait for outdoor concerts and trips to the beach, or in the event of Summer Jam and any shows at Nikon Jones Beach Theater – both! Here are the songs we are loving right now, our soundtrack to the Summer of 2014. All of these artists are on tour this summer, so check them out!
1. Dan + Shay – “Show You Off“
The country duo’s debut album is the perfect summer soundtrack. It makes us want to drive around with the windows down, sipping sweet tea with the wind blowing in our hair. “Show You Off,” Dan+Shay’s second single, is catchy and refreshing like a cool drink of water in the summer, better than the other side of the pillow. Check out all of their upcoming tour dates!
2. AJR – “I’m Ready“
We’ve had “I’m Ready” on repeat for months now, but AJR’s single is climbing the charts and is sure to be one of the biggest hits of the summer! Their debut album, which brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met wrote, produced and recorded in their living room, is expected to be released late Summer. You can catch them on tour at several radio festivals and opening for Lindsey Stirling this summer! Watch our interview with AJR here!
3. Austin Mahone – “Till I Find You“
This is possibly the best summer ever for Mahomies! Austin’s debut album, “The Secret,” is being released May 27th, followed by appearances at Summer Jam and a headlining tour with The Vamps! He’ll also help kick off the Today Show Toyota Summer Concert Series on Memorial Day!
4. Cody Simpson – “Surfboard”
There are some artists we always associate with summer, and Cody is one of them! We first saw him opening for Big Time Rush at Jones Beach on their 2012 tour. His laid back surfer vibe is perfect for his new single, “Surfboard.” He’ll be at Summer Jam and is heading out on a European tour shortly after. Stay tuned for the dates!
5. Hunter Hayes – “You Think You Know Somebody”
We’re constantly impressed by the multi-talented Hunter Hayes. In case you’re still inclined to refer to him as “the country Justin Bieber,” just check out his guitar solos in this live performance of “You Think You Know Somebody!” He is by far one of our favorite acts to see live, and we could not be more excited for his new album, “Storyline,” out next week! If you have the opportunity to see him live, go! He takes every song to the next level. P.S. Hunter if you’re reading this, play a show in NYC – we love country, too!
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2 thoughts on “The Friday Five: Songs of the Summer”
I absolutely LOVE country! I love Dan + Shay’s new album, especially the song Nothin’ Like You. I’ve had their album on repeat for the past week.