More than a dozen new country songs, albums and EPs dropped this week. Here's a list of the most remarkable projects, with appropriate links and embeds.

Carly Pearce continues to leak new songs from her next album, as Jason Aldean added another from the upcoming Highway Desperado album (Nov. 3) to his YouTube channel.

Dylan Scott and Gabby Barrett are two more artists who dropped previously-unheard songs. Scroll down to find them.

As for albums? Darius Rucker leads with his new Carolyn's Boy album, but Colbie Caillat, Reba McEntire and Old Dominion all shared significant new projects on Friday (Oct. 6).

Taste of Country caught up with Rucker and discussed what is arguably his most personal country album to date. The interview — featured this week on Taste of Country Nights, On Demand — is raw, honest and hilarious.

Alex Miller, Country EP

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Billy Jam Records

The Cadillac Three, "Comin' Down From You"

Carly Pearce, "Heels Over Head"

Colbie Caillat, Along the Way

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Blue Jean Baby Records

Drake White, The Bridge EP

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Reverend White, LLC

Dylan Scott, "I'll Be Bartender"

Darius Rucker, Carolyn's Boy

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Capitol Nashville

EmiSunshine and the Rain, Sideshow

Little Blackbirds

Gabby Barrett, "Cowboy Back"

Jason Aldean, "Whiskey Drink"

Jessie James Decker, "I'm Gonna Love You" (Stripped)

Jessie Murph (Feat. Jelly Roll), "Wild Ones"

Kelleigh Bannen, "I Know Better Now"

Lanco, Run, Run, Baby EP

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Riser House Records

Noah Kahan (Feat. Kacey Musgraves), "She Calls Me Back"

Old Dominion, Memory Lane

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Sony Music Nashville

Reba McEntire, Not That Fancy

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MCA Nashville

Robyn Ottolini, "Sick of Sex"

The Top 40 Country Songs of 2023, Ranked

The best country songs of 2023 fit snug over your life and experiences. Each is written from personal experiences, but somehow, that translates as if it were custom to each of us. We've loved, we've longed, we've lost and we've cut loose in the country.

Airplay charts, sales data and streaming numbers helped make this list of country music's Top 40 songs of 2023, but staff and Taste of Country reader opinion were most influential. Songs included on previous Top Country Songs lists were not eligible. A song may have been released in 2022, but it had to have the majority of recorded airplay or impact this year to count.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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