We all know that country music is at its prime right now, with a wide variety of artists experimenting with bold new sounds. But what if you’re not into country music or any musical genre, for that matter? Well, fear not, because this blog post will bring you up to speed on these 25 new country artists who are breaking the mold and paving the way for future releases.
So grab your cowboy boots and your trucker cap (if you choose), and let’s start introducing a few of these emerging talents.
1. Ashley Cooke
Ashley Cooke was born in 1997. The country singer is well-known for her song “Never ’til Now,” whose YouTube video has received over 100,000 views. She has almost 920,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, where she is hugely well-liked. Over 25 million people have listened to her 2021 single “Between You & Me” on Spotify.
2. Avery Anna
Avery Anna is a renowned Singer, Songwriter, Tiktok Star, Model, and Instagram Star from the United States. She has shown up in numerous Videos. She is one of the most heartbreaking young women on TikTok. She was born in the U.S. and currently resides in Nashville, TN. Her Talent gained her a spot on the CMA New Artist Showcase stage in 2016. She has released three singles since then; “Don’t Try”, “Wanna Be Your,” and “Give It To Me.”
3. Boy Named Banjo
Boy Named Banjo, born in 1991, is a banjo player and singer/songwriter with a twist. His banjo is unconventional; it’s made of metal. He also plays the guitar and sings country songs with a metal twist. In 2012, he was invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, where he played his original composition, “I’m Gonna Rock Your Face Off,” as well as covers of Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition” and Lamb Of God’s “Laid to Rest”.
Daniel Gerard Breland was born in 1995, known professionally as Breland; he blends gospel, soul, country rap, and R&B in his songs as a vocalist, composer, and record producer. His first career was as a gospel musician and songwriter. He is currently signed to the record label SoundCloud as an independent artist.
Breland’s music has earned him several awards, including the Hot New Artist Webby Award from the International Music Group, the Horizon Award from ChristianMusicTours, and the Breakthrough Artist Webby Award.
5. Carter Faith
Carter Faith Jones, known professionally as Carter Faith, is an American country music singer and songwriter. He sings both original country songs and covers of older country music. His influences include George Strait, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Blake Shelton.
6. Chapel Hart
American country music vocal trio Chapel Hart is from Poplarville, Mississippi. The group consists of brothers Willy (born March 31, 1993), J.T. (born December 7, 1994), and Wyatt Hart (born November 11, 1996). The brothers began performing at local venues and state fairs. In 2016, they released the extended play “Chapel On Fire”. Mike McClure produced it. They then signed to Reviver Records in 2017. They are working on their debut studio album, with McClure producing again.
7. Chayce Beckham
Chayce Beckham was born in 1996. He is a singer-songwriter from Apple Valley, California, USA. He is best known for his single “Lover Like You” from his debut E.P., “Til The Sunrise,” released on February 14, 2016. He grew up listening to records by Maroon 5 and Michael Jackson, as well as many other artists that inspired him to create music.
8. Conner Smith
Conner Smith was born in 2000. He is an American country music singer. He is signed to Big Machine Records’ Valory label and has charted one single on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Along with Thompson Square, he made his Grand Ole Opry debut on November 7, 2015. Later that month, following the release of his debut single, Smith performed at the CMA Music Festival’s “Nashville Rising” event. He has toured with The Cadillac Three on the “Bubbling Under Hot 30” and “Under the Lights Tour.”
9. Drake Milligan – American Actor and Singer
Drake Milligan was born in Mansfield, Texas. His portrayal of Elvis Presley makes him a well-known actor and performer in America, on the CMT television show Sun Records, and, more recently, for his performances on American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
10. Gabe Lee
Gabe Lee is a country music singer, songwriter, and musician. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 10, 1987. At age, he started writing songs and playing the guitar nine under the tutelage of his father (and pastor) Phillip Lee. In 2006, he issued his self-titled first album, along with two albums for Sugar Hill Records in 2007 and 2008.
11. Jonathan Hutcherson
Music has coursed through Jonathan Hutcherson’s veins since he was a kid. The oldest of his family’s four boys, Hutcherson was raised in Wilmore, KY, a city with a humble population of 5,000. Picking up the singing bug in church, “Victory In Jesus” served as the first song he sang—in front of a congregation while directing the choir, no less.
12. Kat & Alex
Kat & Alex are an acoustic country duo from New York City. The girls were nominated for a CMA New Artist Spotlight in October 2015. They were to RCA Nashville in 2015, and their debut single ‘Killing Me Softly, was released on January 9, 2016. It topped the U.S. iTunes Country chart, while the music video currently has over 7 million views on YouTube.
13. Laci Kaye Booth
Laci Kaye Booth was born in 1995. She participated in the 17th season of American Idol. Laci Kaye Booth, born September 22, 2003, is an American music singer and songwriter. She was a quarter-finalist in the 2016 “The Voice” season at age 13. In January 2017, she signed utilizing Universal Music Group Nashville’s Dot Records, and the first single, “In Between Dances,” was released in April.
14. Morgan Wade
Morgan Dealie Wade was born in 1994. She is an American country music singer. She is signed to Danny Hustle and Republic Nashville, and her debut single, “Trouble with You”, was released in April 2015. Her second single, “Maybe It Was Memphis”, was released in September 2015. Wade’s third single, “We’re Faking Love,” was released on August 29, 2016.
15. Ray Fulcher
Ray Fulcher was born in 1981. He is an American country music artist from Nashville, Tennessee. In 2014, Ray took the next step and made the big move to The Music City. Ray’s current E.P., ‘Here We Go Again,’ landed in the top 10 Country iTunes chart in September 2016, and Ray is busy out on the road every weekend for shows.
Sascha Röntgen was born in 1972, better known by his stage name Sasha. He is a German singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. She was one of the five contestants eliminated in the Knockout round of Fox’s The Voice’s first season (season 15, in the United States). She is most known for her songs “Goodbye” and “I Miss You,” as well as for her entrance into the program and subsequent performance (January 7, 2017).
17. Spencer Crandall
Spencer Crandall was born in 1994. Heis is a country music singer from Nashville, TN. Blake Shelton first discovered him and signed to his record label in 2012. He has released two singles: “Stay on My Mind” and “Everybody’s Crazy”.
18. Zach Bryan
Zachary Lane Bryan was born in 1996. He is an American singer-songwriter from Oologah, Oklahoma. Zach Bryan is an American singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. In 2022, Bryan announced he would release his major-label debut – a triple album entitled American Heartbreak – in May 2022. It premiered on the U.S. Billboard 200 at position five with over 70,000 album-equivalent units, marking Bryan’s debut on the chart and the biggest first week for a country album in 2022
19. John Michael Montgomery
John Michael Montgomery was born in 1965. He is an American country music singer. He has released eleven studio albums and twenty-one singles, including thirty-six number-one hits on the U.S. “Billboard” Hot Country Songs chart.
20. Drew Parker
Drew Parker was born in 1991. He is an American music artist whose growth in the music industry gained much attention in a short period. California Ain’t Kor For Ya, Party in the Back, and “Just Asking” are a few of his well-known rock tunes.