Backstreet Boys Release “No Place” - Is This A Country Hit?

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: (L-R) Howie D., Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Fine, take my opinion with a grain of salt. I can hear the feedback already - “THEY AREN’T COUNTRY!” So I’ll go ahead and ask you to have the same respect for my opinion and hear me out....I’m calling it now. This song (video below) is going to be huge. And to my knowledge, currently has no current push to country radio....but I’ll be curious to see what happens in the coming weeks.

If “God, Your Mama and Me” was a smash with Florida Georgia Line, then this song is hands down going to do something on country radio, sans any major country superstars on the track with them.

Why? It’s an extremely familiar sound. It addresses family values. It’s the Backstreet Boys; the band my walls were plastered with as a pre-teen, like so many others who are part of today’s core country audience - they’re showing us their lives in the video that so many of the women who grew up with them, are also experiencing! 

As soon as I heard it, I thought to myself - ‘this is a song I could‘ve heard Chris Lane, Thomas Rhett or even FGL record, this had to come out of Nashville.’ So, I then tagged Chris Lane on Instagram and told him the same thing and his response was, “I think Josh Miller wrote it and he has written a many of mine and FGL songs, so you are spot on actually.” BINGO.

Did some research and yes, Josh Miller is a writer on it.

Sure, while there’s always going to be haters these days on “what’s country” or not and what genre a song belongs in, this song fits what people seem to be loving right now - just take a look at Chris Lane’s “Take Back Home Girl,” and Russell Dickerson’s “Blue Tacoma.”

Go ahead, mark my words, and let’s see what happens with this song a few months down the road ;) 

Songwriters: Brett James, Joshua Miller, Troy Verges 

Song Producer: Steve Solomon "No Place" Official Video Editor: Andrew Putschoegl Producers: Sam Houston, Andrew Straw

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