Today’s Country

“We really tried to capture that earlier sound that, I think, had people fall in love with us in the beginning,” Dave Haywood tells Apple Music of Lady Antebellum’s “What If I Never Get Over You,” a crescendo of desperation and doubt in the wake of a fresh breakup. The emotive power ballad opens the trio’s seventh album, Ocean, and hearkens back to the hits that made the group one of Nashville’s most intriguing and successful acts. “What if time doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do?” Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Haywood ponder in sleek three-part harmony over gleaming, interlaced guitar parts and the rhythm section’s insistent pulse. The song tops this week’s Today’s Country, the playlist that tracks what’s happening from the heart of the country scene to its outer edges. Come back early and often to Today’s Country, where you’ll find tunes you already love alongside those you need to know, fan favorites next to breakout stars and emerging voices. And if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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