Summer is in full swing, and Spotify is celebrating the perfect season for country music–from listening to it while burgers char on the grill to having it play while getting cozy by a bonfire.
The company's “Hot Country” playlist has unveiled four incredible crop circles as an homage to the Heartland. Nashville-based artist Stan Herd used the fields outside Lawrence, Tennessee, as his canvas to produce the Spotify Hot Country logo, as well as the faces of country superstars Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini and Jason Aldean. Each image took a week to create and will last for about three weeks.
“Country music grew out of the experience of working men and woman with a true connection to the land and to United States history as it relates to and informs that cultural essence,” Herd said in a statement, tying together music and crop circle art. “It is called ‘Country Music’ because it is about a ‘country’ or rural lifestyle that includes that agrarian connection.”
“This year Spotify is making a concentrated effort to shine a spotlight on country music and to find truly unexpected ways to celebrate all things country,” Brittany Shaffer, Spotify Nashville's head of artist and label marketing, added. ”To give our fans something special we decided to work with artist Stan Herd to bring to life three of the world’s biggest country artists on a beautiful Kansas landscape to pay homage to the Heartland and country music today.”
See the jaw-dropping crop circles below.