Back to news 03/12/19


Brothers Osborne
Carrie Underwood
Dierks Bentley
Jon Pardi
Jordan Davis
Kacey Musgraves
Keith Urban

The track list has just been announced for the new edition of Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 12. The collection includes 10 No. 1 songs, as well as several of today’s hottest country hits from some of your favorite country artists, including Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs and many more.

The latest installment in the popular NOW series will be available March 29th and can be preordered here.

Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 12 Track Listing:

  1. Kacey Musgraves                               Space Cowboy
  2. Luke Bryan                                         What Makes You Country
  3. Luke Combs                                        She Got The Best Of Me
  4. Kane Brown                                        Lose It
  5. Keith Urban                                        Never Comin’ Down
  6. Carrie Underwood                              Love Wins
  7. Tim McGraw                                      Neon Church
  8. Pistol Annies                                       Best Years Of My Life
  9. Old Dominion                                     Hotel Key
  10. Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne    Burning Man
  11. Jordan Davis                                       Take It From Me
  12. Russell Dickerson                               Blue Tacoma
  13. Thomas Rhett                                     Sixteen
  14. Chris Young                                       Hangin’ On
  15. Dustin Lynch                                      Good Girl
  16. Jon Pardi                                             Night Shift
  17. Scotty McCreery                                 This Is It
  18. Midland                                              Burn Out


NOW That’s What I Call Music is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. The multi-platinum NOW That’s What I Call Music! compilation series is the world’s best-selling multi-artist recorded music brand with sales topping 103 million in the U.S.  Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 12 is distributed by Universal Music Group.

Audio / Kacey Musgraves, who is making her way up the country charts with "Rainbow," talks about the story behind her song “Space Cowboy.”


Kacey Musgraves (Space Cowboy inspiration) OC: …include that. 1:20
“The inspiration for ‘Space Cowboy’ was actually triggered by something that my horseback riding teacher, Lori, said to me one day. We were out at the arena and we were watching this stallion go totally crazy in the arena just galloping from one end to the other, just kind of losing its mind and being really reckless and really powerful. I watched it come charging toward me, and I was standing on the other side of the gate, and Lori was screaming at me, ‘Back up, back up! Move out of the way!’ And I really didn’t think anything of it. I said, ‘I’m on the other side of the gate. The gate’s closed. It doesn’t matter.’ She said, ‘Girl-when they wanna go, they’re gonna go. There ain’t no sense in closing the gate.’ That made a big impression on me and I wrote it down, and then ‘Space Cowboy’ came a couple of days later when I wrote it with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. It just seemed to kind of apply itself in a metaphorical sense to a narrative that I’ve found myself in many times in my life. It’s a narrative that a lot of people I know can relate to. So, this song was very important song for me to include on the album, because though I am in a really happy place now, it’s not always been that way and it was important for me to include that.”

Audio / Luke Bryan describes what makes him country.


Luke Bryan (what makes him country) OC: …small town. :37
“I think that what makes me country is where I was raised — Leesburg, Georgia — how I was brought up saying ‘Yes sir,’ ‘No sir,’ ‘Yes, ma’am,’ ‘No, ma’am,’ hopefully with manners and raised with a work ethic and raised in the outdoors fishing and hunting and playing sports. But yeah, I would say definitely it starts with my small-town upbringing and how we were raised; church on Sundays as much as we could. But just enjoying life and living life in a small town.”