Takeover Tuesday Playlist: High Valley Share 'Songs Our Families Listen to' With Lil Nas X, Blake Shelton & More
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
High Valley have been playing their country tunes around North America in the last few months, including their latest release "Single Man." Next, the sibling duo -- Curtis and Brad Rempel -- will be heading to Nashville for another busy week at CMA Fest, performing at the Riverfront Stage on Saturday (June 8).
When they're not on the road, High Valley head home to Spring Hill, Tennessee, to spend time with their families. Both Brad and Curtis have two children, and though they're not always home, their kids' music interests rub off on them -- and influenced their Takeover Tuesday playlist.
"These songs are what they want to hear when they have friends over at the pool; some are what we play on our way to basketball, baseball and football to get pumped up for practices and games; some help them fall asleep on our way home after or on a long road trip," Brad -- who has two boys, Drew, 10, and Cash, 7 -- tells Billboard in a statement. "I've ended up adding a lot of these songs into our pre-show music. When we're backstage and I hear these songs over the P.A. it make me miss my kids, but it also makes me feel a little closer to them knowing we're all probably hearing the same thing.”
Naturally, Brad's sons love some country, seemingly both old and new as the playlist includes Blake Shelton's new single "God's Country" and Joe Diffie's 1993 hit "John Deere Green." But many of the songs are today's hits: Marshmello's popular Bastille collab "Happier," NF's emotional rap tune "Let You Down" and the Jonas Brothers' smash single "Sucker," as well as a couple tracks from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, Post Malone and Sway Lee's "Sunflower" and Juice WRLD's "Hide."
The boys are also in tune with rising stars, as the playlist includes Ingrid Andress' "More Hearts Than Mine," Hunter Brothers' "Lost" and Dean Lewis' "Be Alright." And of course, Brad's kids are two of the millions who can't get enough of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," which Brad made sure to put at the very top.
Get a taste of High Valley's home life with their "Songs Our Families Listen To" playlist below.