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We all face a battle within. The battle to feel connected and find community amidst raging self-doubt and harsh self-talk.  Nashville singer-songwriter Carly Bannister says her single, Same Team, dives into the deep spiritual whirlpool of trying to figure things out in life- from within and with others.

If you were to peek into my mind
You might see a gunfight
I’ve always tried to split it up
But in the end I see both sides
And I don’t know why

From Same Team By Carly Bannister

Carly grew up in a very musical family and knew early in life that music is a business. But it can be rather intimidating when your dad is legendary producer Brown Bannister and your sister is Ellie Holcomb.

She told the Worktapes Podcast, the song came out of a desire to be more tender-hearted and compassionate toward herself and resist the inner voice that tears her down. She says the song is reminder to yourself that “your entire being is on the same team, working together, and wanting the same thing. You want wholeness, life, the light of Christ and you won’t get anywhere trying to beat yourself and others up”.   

I’m tired of fighting
I just wanna be connected to you
So sick of guessing
I can’t even see my own point of view
Can’t you see we’re on the same team?

From Same Team By Carly Bannister

Check out Carly’s music on The MEL. She tops this week’s top 98.54 songs!

Here are this top songs..

1Carly BannisterSame Team
2Dawson HollowSeabird
3Trombone ShortyWhat It Takes (feat. Lauren Daigle)
4Ben RectorSupernatural (with Dave Koz)
5Twenty One PilotsFormidable
6Yam HausReady To Go (From “American Song Contest”)
7Toby MacPromised Land w/Sheryl Crow
8Kurtis HoppieRooftops
9DoeSo Good
10PeabodFavorite Part
11HulveyCrack The Tomb
12Natalie BergmanYou’ve Got A Friend In Jesus
13LovknObsession With Eyes
14Kings KaleidoscopeJoy
15Taylor LeonhardtHappy or Whatever
16Thi’slBy Your Power
17Thi’slStrange Things
18BrvndonPFear of Heights
19Roy ToshGotta Wait
21Riley ClemonsHeadspace
22Gable Price and FriendsI Need You
23Sara GrovesTelltale Heart
25Jill PhillipsPrison of the Past
26Mat KearneyTimes Like This (w/ Devon Gilfillian)
271K PhewCrazy (w/ Vic Lucas)
28Half-AliveWhat’s Wrong
29Bethany BernardCall You Blessed
30CanonWrist (w/ Poetics)
31nobigdyl.What A Day
32Trip LeeSupernatural
33Austin FrenchGood Feeling
34Ross KingVillian
35ZaunteeDie For You
36Andrew RippFill My Cup
37Alex DelzerCullen
38NeedtobreatheWhat I’m Here For
39Taylor LeonhardtMother’s Daughter
40Sis N Lil’ BroBe Honest (w/ 1K Phew)
41HollynBird’s Eye View
42Twenty One PilotsThe Outside
43Aha GazelleSinful
44SVRCINACloser to You
45The Porter’s GateDeclaring Glory (The Earth Sings its Refrain) 
46Jonathan TraylorHope
47FuturesHills & Horizons
48Russ ParrishSkin & Bone
49Natalie BergmanKeep Those Teardrops From Falling
50Jervis CampbellWhere the Light Is (w/ Nancy Daines)
51Matthew ParkerBurn Like Embers Re-ignited
52Sandra McCrackenMost of the Time w/ Colin Hay
53Jars of ClayBroken Places
54Jill PhillipsGenerous Mercy
55Joshua MicahLet the Light In (w/ Owl City)
56Ross KingThings That I’m Afraid Of
57Jordan St. CyrWeary Traveler
58HulveyHoly Spirit
59Marcus RogersDrippin’
60Edison GlassY Were U Hiding?
61Reece LacheDown Too Long
62Spencer KaneTidal Wave
63ohsobrknLightning Fast
64TerrianWake up
65Tina BoonstraOut of My Depth
66May AngelesNever Wanna Go Back
67Paul RussellNever Give Up
68for King & CountryFor God is With Us
69Bethany BernardFeast of Your Faithfulness
70KBKing Jesus (w/ nobigdyl.)
71LovknHome Called Heaven
72LecraeMove (w/ 1K Phew)
73Trombone ShortyCome Back (Radio Edit)
74Aryn MichellePariah
75Ellie HolcombStronger
76Royce LovettKeep Moving
77Sarah ReevesNot My Style
78NFJust Like You
79Angie RoseUnstoppable
80Countnie RamirezLife is Good
81All Creatureswonder working
82Sarah ReevesAnother Love Song w/Riggi &Piros
83TedashiiLights In the City
84Ellie HolcombColor
85Spencer KaneI Like That
87Matthew ParkerSignal
88Colony HouseNatural
89Tina BoonstraTalk It Over
90Apollo LTDSunday Morning Feeling
91Apollo LTDBetter
92for King & CountryRelate (R3HAB mix)
93SwitchBetter View
94WandeDon’t Worry Bout It
95Yam HausBody Goes
96Ben RectorWe Will Never Be This Young Again
97SwitchfootI Need You (to be wrong)
98NeedtobreatheInto The Mystery
99Mat KearneyOdds
100Lathan WarlickMy Way w/ Tyler Hubbard