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10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Sara Evans, Jake Owen

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Sara Evans, Jake Owen

Jake Owen’s carefree “Drink All Day,” Sara Evans’s cover of a Fleetwood Mac classic and more new songs to hear this week.

Danny Burns, “North Country

Backed by Mindy Smith, Sam Bush and ChessBoxer, Irish songwriter Danny Burns nods to his homeland with “North Country,” a moody folk song about Ireland’s earliest residents repelling a Viking raid. The acoustic instrumentation is top notch, but it’s Burns’ voice — with its unique pronunciations shaped back home in Donegal — that sells this salute to the old days.

Rachel Wammack,

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