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2019 Artists to Watch

With a new year comes new music! We've been watching these artists and have loved what we've seen so far. Can't wait for what the year ahead has in store for them!

Brandon Stansell

Though we’ve always loved Brandon Stansell, his latest single “Hometown” has cemented his place in our hearts, showing us a super vulnerable and incredible side to this artist. The emotional video allows fans to go on a journey with Brandon into his family experience in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With new music on the way in 2019, we’re so excited for this next year with Brandon.

Chance McKinney

Chance Mckinney is a former high school teacher turned country music singer/songwriter! He recently released his new EP, I². Chance is formerly a member of the duo Nathan Chance and was the winner of CMT’s Music City Madness, with his song “Be Real.” He’s also performed with country music stars Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Sunny Sweeney, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Dunn, Darius Rucker and more.

Caroline Marquard

Caroline Marquard has hit the ground running with her current single, “Not A Roling Stone,” offering a gorgeous voice that is a perfect blend of classic pop and mainstream country. Marquard is following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Maren Morris, and Faith Hill. We can’t wait to see what path she carves for herself in 2019.

Jenna Paulette

When you think of new country, think of Jenna Paulette. Jenna is the perfect dose of modern glam and southwestern grit, and she brings a sound all her own, especially with her current single F-150. Her music combines classic elements of pedal steel with pop melodies and we cannot get enough.

Jenny Tolman

Jenny Tolman’s current single “Rock & Roll to My Country Soul” is available now! Her debut single “Something to Complain About,” reached No. 1 on CMT’s 12 Pack of Country countdown. She has also been named a “Top 10 Country Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone. Jenny has opened for country music favorites like Alabama, Lee Ann Womack, Michael Ray, Brandy Clark and Cole Swindell.


Jordan Rager

Jordan Rager’s current reining single is “Georgia Boy.” If you haven’t heard it, check it out! His duet with Jason Aldean, “Southern Boy,” has over 11 million Spotify streams. He has performed with Kip Moore, Randy Houser and Justin Moore. He is also responsible for co-writing “Right Girl Wrong Time” by Jon Langston.

Liddy Clark

Liddy Clark has a powerful message with her current single “Shot Down (Stand Up),” a dark, yet hopeful anthem penned in response to the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting. Clark is a native of Parkland, FL where the infamous 2018 shooting occurred.  Her ballad of perseverance, was even performed at “Wear Orange: Healing through Harmony” concert event held in June for those affected by gun violence. The 20-year-old’s music is currently back by Radio Disney Country and was named an iHeart Radio Digital Artist of the Month.

LYRX

After taking cues from her brother Shay of country duo Dan + Shay, LYRX has decided to make a name for herself with her debut single, “Take The Money.” With a successful songwriting career under her belt, she wrote Walker Hayes’ single “90s Country,” we’re so excited to see what else she releases in 2019!

Rachel Reinert

The former front woman of Gloriana, Rachel Reinert is stepping into her own spotlight this year. Her current single “Dark Star” is a moody, sultry country ballad, with some pop influences. With this being her first release out on her own, we can’t wait to see what is next for her!

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