Some of the best country songs are the simplest–hummable, strummable, you just can’t get them out of your head. Take, for instance, “Highway” from Venice, California duo Neonwest. Fronted by songwriters Lee Lucas and Rick Lucas, Neonwest is the country-music winner in’s recent song contest in partnership with

“I know there’s a sweet place waiting for me,” Lee sings on “Highway,” a catchy song marked by urgent guitar lines and a sturdy, road-tested rhythm.

In their YouNow bio they list Jason Aldean and Keith Urban as favorite artists, but also mention Bob Dylan and Paramore–and you can hear that mix of modern rock, introspective writing, dreams, ambition, and down-home twang right between the ditches of this “Highway.”

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