Sugar | Maren Morris
Since discovering the Dixie Chicks in middle school, I've had this love for country music, but not just any country. I prefer a more upbeat country tune that embodies some sort of message that makes you feel happy and this song meets all of my requirements. Maren Morris is, according to industry standards, a new artist and apparently swept the recent Country Music Awards. She's also nominated for the best new artist category at the upcoming 2017 #Grammys. Her entire album is definitely something that I would replay repeatedly, but this song is one of the stand-outs to me. If you aren't sure if you like country or how you would even feel about listening, I would recommend this track as a nice introduction, since it titters very finely along the pop lines.