Riley Green has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in country music. If you like traditional country with bluegrass influence, Riley Green should definitely be on your playlist.
The Alabama native made waves with his debut single “There Was This Girl”, which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Green’s latest single, the emotional ballad “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”, took him to a higher level, becoming one of country’s most promising new artists. In fact, the singer never intended on releasing “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” but he knew it was something special after the song went viral on social media.
Green learned the craft of songwriting and performing at a young age with the help of his two late grandfathers, whom he listed as co-writers on the emotional ballad.
26-year-old Morgan Wallen has come a long way since being eliminated off “The Voice” back in 2014. After his dreams to play college baseball were shattered due to an injury, Wallen turned to making music and never looked back. The singer first made waves with his No. 1 hit “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line and followed it with his second chart topper, the catchy breakup anthem “Whiskey Glasses”, which was named Billboard’s No. 1 song of the year.
The Tennessee native is showing no signs of slowing down with his current single “This Bar”, a reflective song about his lifelong friends and the man he has become. The nostalgic track marks the first release off Wallen’s upcoming, sophomore album, expected sometime in 2020.
Carly Pearce instantly made a name for herself back in 2017 with her debut album Every Little Thing. Now, the singer has just released her self-titled sophomore album and continues to showcase her ability to tackle the most difficult subjects through her insightful songwriting.
Pearce continues to climb the country charts with her current single “I Hope You’re Happy Now” featuring Lee Brice.
Hardy started off his career as a successful songwriter, having written Florida Georgia Line’s hits “Talk You Out of It”, “Simple”, Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down”, and most recently, Blake Shelton’s massive hit “God’s Country”.
The 29-year-old Mississippi native made the successful transition from writer to solo artist with his debut single “Rednecker”, which celebrates the singer’s small-town upbringing and deep country roots.
Hardy’s latest project, his first full-length album Hixtape Vol. 1, features 17 star collaborators, including Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, Trace Adkins, Morgan Wallen, and more.
Arkansas-born Ashley McBryde brings a refreshing, raw sound to country music. From her gritty vocals to brutally honest and vulnerable lyrics, the “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” hitmaker should definitely be on your radar.
McBryde’s new record Never Will will hit shelves and streaming services April 3, and follows her Grammy-nominated debut album Girl Going Nowhere.
Since her debut in 2017, McBryde has been named ACM New Female Artist of the Year, CMA New Artist of the Year, and CMT Breakout Artist of the Year.
Mitchell Tenpenny took the country music world by storm with the release of his platinum-certified No. 1 song “Drunk Me”, which also happened to be his major label debut. Tenpenny, who spent years as an accomplished songwriter, revealed he knew the song was special as soon as he recorded it.
The Nashville native followed up “Drunk Me” with the release of his full-length debut album Telling All My Secrets, which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
There’s lots to celebrate for Canada’s own Lindsay Ell, who recently landed her first No. 1 song with her duet with Brantley Gilbert, "What Happens in a Small Town".
After releasing her first album as a teenager, Ell got her big break in 2017 following the release of her debut major-label album The Project, which was named Billboard’s Best Country Album of 2017.
Ell has toured with Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, among several others, and is up for New Female Artist of the Year at the 2020 ACM Awards.
Ell continues to make waves in the country music scene with the release of her vulnerable new single "I Don't Love You".
Like many other artists, Devin Dawson moved to Nashville as a songwriter and made the successful transition to solo artist. The California native grew up playing bass in a heavy metal band and was discovered on YouTube after filming a Taylor Swift mashup with a friend. In 2018, he released his first major-label studio album Dark Horse, which includes “Asking For A Friend” and his top 10 debut single “All On Me".
Recently, Dawson co-wrote Blake Shelton's No. 1 hit "God's Country” alongside fellow up-and-comer Hardy.
Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, and Jennifer Wayne of country trio Runaway June will quickly bring you back to the early days of country music with their natural flowing harmonies and traditional lyrics.
Their breakout single “Buy My Own Drinks” became the first top 20 radio single by a country female band since the Dixie Chicks 14 years ago.
The trio’s long-awaited debut album Blue Roses is available now.
Growing up in Kentucky, Tyler Childers sang for his church congregation and started writing songs at the age of 13. With influences from Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, and Hank Williams Jr., Childers fostered a more folk, bluegrass sound. Childers released his third studio album Country Squire, in 2019, which includes his Grammy-nominated song “All Your'n”.