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A few weeks ago I enjoyed a country song on The Voice, started thinking about visiting Nashville (definitely has to happen in 2017), and quickly descended deep into one of my country phases. The perception of country music has definitely improved in the past few years, but that hasn’t really helped me – I now find myself having to explain that, with the exception of Kacey Musgraves, I don’t listen to cool country music. Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson mean nothing to me. I like it as mainstream as it comes – basically just mumsy pop songs with a twang. I’ve had Spotify’s Hot Country playlist on repeat for the last week, and my favourite discovery so far is this MOR-tastic tune, Til Tomorrow by unsigned duo Walker McGuire. The chorus melody is so uplifting and comforting, not a hint of originality but give it one listen and you’ll be singing along.