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COREY KENT - Southeast Oklahoma Pines - RCA Records Nashville

As his current single continues to make waves throughout the country music community and with only a few weeks away from the release of his latest project, RCA Records’ Corey Kent is sharing a brand-new tune that is near and dear to his heart.  “Southeast Oklahoma Pines” is available digitally and on all streaming platforms now.

The autobiographical track pays homage to the 29-year-old’s hometown of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  As is the case for many of us, the place Corey calls home serves as a source of peace, comfort, and security in the sense that, regardless of what is occurring outside the boundaries of that town, he knows there is still good in the world.

“Broken Bow, Oklahoma just might be my favorite place in the world,” Kent shared.  “When I make my way home to those Southeast Oklahoma Pines, it’s a reminder that even at its worst, life ain’t all that bad.”

The honesty, sincerity, and vulnerability pronounced throughout this track is what will resonate long after the first listen.  Corey’s vocals are perfectly on point, accurately reflecting the nostalgia and bittersweet realization as he reminiscences on the past while also enjoying the present. 

“Parkin’ lot buzzed on a Friday night

Hometown boys won in overtime

Ain’t nothin’ in the world gonna bring me down

Maybe someday I’ll care, but I ain’t quite got there

There’s too many things going right, right now

To worry ‘about what ain’t coming back around”

The release of “Southeast Oklahoma Pines” comes as his current single, “Something’s Gonna Kill Me”, approaches 70 million on-demand streams.  His upcoming project, the stripped-down solo acoustic ‘23’, is set to for release on December 28th, which also features “You Know”, inspired by Kent’s wife.  Corey first exploded onto the scene with his smash single, “Wild As Her”, which has tallied over 300 million streams to date.

As the year winds down, Corey’s schedule continues to fill up.  He has dates schedule through the end of 2023 and straight into 2024, intertwining headlining gigs along with an extended run on Parker McCollum’s Burn It Down Tour into August.

(Review Written By: Chad Carlson)



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