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DOWNLOAD: "DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUE"
The American Idol runner-up cowrote this song, which blends soul, country and rock, after the death of his grandmother last summer. But despite the tune's inspiration, "it's not a melancholy song," says Bice, whose third album, 3, hit stores in May. "It's about life getting hard and working through the hardships."
DOWNLOAD: "HOW I GOT TO BE THIS WAY"
The fourth single from Moore's smash-hit 2009 debut CD, "This song lets you know exactly who I am," says the singer. "It's a guitar-heavy Southern rock song-something you'd want to crank up in the summertime. It's about a bunch of stupid stuff that I did growing up."
DOWNLOAD: "HOLD THAT THOUGHT"
The "Stealing Cinderella" singer's new single-about long-distance flirting-"is very sensual and seductive," says Wicks. "It's my version of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On.' It makes you want to go home and whisper sweet nothings to the person you love."
DOWNLOAD: "AIN'T MUCH LEFT OF LOVIN' YOU"
Montana's debut single, which he cowrote, "is about that whole love lost thing: She's gone, and he's going through the house, picking up things that she left behind," says the singer, who is touring with Sugarland this fall.
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The duo-Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins-cowrote this powerful ballad "about the sacrifices soldiers' spouses and boyfriends and girlfriends make for their country," says Buckley.
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"FROM A TABLE AWAY"
"It's an old-school country cheatin' song with a fresh perspective musically," says Sweeney of the tune about a scorned mistress.
This upbeat ode to small-town America is "a metaphor about being proud to be from a small town," says Wise, who grew up in North Carolina.
"LOVIN' HER WAS EASIER" (THAN ANYTHING I'LL EVER DO AGAIN)
This mellow Kris Kristofferson cover "makes you want to find somebody to love on," says Chesnutt.
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