Country music is as American as baseball and apple pie.

Is it wrong, then, to look north to Canada for country music’s next great female voice?

I hope not, because Whitney Rose, whose second record, Heartbreaker of The Year, which releases on August 21st, is ready to lay claim to that mantle.

Rose’s new record, produced by Raul Malo, front man for longtime country stalwarts The Mavericks, was recorded in just four days and has been described by the singer as both a little weird and quirky while remaining rooted in classic country influences.

Trail Mix happily included “Little Piece of You” this month and is thrilled to offer up the premiere of “Ain’t It Wise.”

“‘Ain’t It Wise’ is about love, but I wouldn’t really call it a love song,” says Rose. “It’s all about the complication that comes with finding love and how difficult it can be to maintain. Love is a universal feeling that most people have felt in one way or another, so it should be simple. Just love someone. But it sure as hell isn’t that easy.

So, here it is, folks.  Enjoy!

Whitney Rose will be in Hamilton, Canada, at the Festival of Friends on Sunday, August 9th. September finds Whitney back in the Southeast, with dates in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

For more information on Whitney Rose, the new record, or when she might be on a stage near you, please check out her website. And if you dug “Ain’t It Wise,” make sure you check out “Little Piece of You” on this month’s Trail Mix.

Photo by Jen Squires.