2013 is going to be an exciting year in country music!! Country Newcomers have been making a significant impact on the genre and we foresee another great year ahead. We’ve put together a list of Country Newcomers again this year that you Must Check Out. These artists are ones to keep your Eyes On & Ears Tuned In to, as you will be hearing, and seeing, a lot from these artists throughout 2013!! Support your favorite country newcomers by contacting your local country radio station and requesting their new singles.
CountryMusicRocks Artists To Watch – 2013
Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line made a significant impact in country music, especially with the release of their debut album, Here’s To The Good Times, on December 4, 2012. Brian Kelly & Tyler Hubbard will be bringing many good times throughout 2013, especially as they gear up to embark on Luke Bryan’s Dirt Road Diaries Tour. Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore single “Get Your Shine On” will be heading to country radio soon and will serve as a strong follow up to their #1 hit single “Cruise.” Brian & Tyler are set to raise the bar higher this year when it comes to country music that rocks. Keep up with Florida Georgia Line by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Thomas Rhett found something to do hands last year, which included releasing two hit singles from his debut EP. “Something To Do With My Hands” and “Beer With Jesus” have both quickly become fan favorites. 2013 will be a big year for Rhett as he will be releasing his full length debut album, as well as rocking the summer on Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour. Stay up to date with Thomas Rhett by checking out his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Country Newcomer Kacey Musgraves brings a unique sound to country radio. Her debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” has entered the Top 20 on the country charts. “Merry Go ‘Round” serves as a great introduction to Musgraves, and is a breath of fresh air to hear on country radio. Kacey will be joining Little Big Town on The Tornado Tour this winter and will rock the summer on Kenny Cheney’s No Shoes Nation Tour. Be sure to keep up with Kacey Musgraves on her Official Website, Like her on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter.
Greg Bates made a solid introduction last summer with his Top 5 hit single “Did It For The Girl.” Bates’ solid country sound was quickly welcomed on country radio and will be further recognized as he gears up to release his second single “Fill In The Blank.” Greg will release his full length studio album this year and it is sure to make a strong impact. Bates is one that you won’t want to take your eyes (or ears) off of throughout this year. Keep up with Greg Bates by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
RaeLynn was first introduced last year on NBC’s hit show “The Voice” and finished 3rd in the singing competition on Team Blake Shelton. Since then, RaeLynn has been working on her debut album and released her debut single “Boyfriend” prior to the close of 2012. RaeLynn is one that is going leave a lasting impression on country music, and it will be exciting to see & hear it all start to transpire for her throughout this year. Start keeping up with RaeLynn now on her Official Website, Like her on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter.
Parmalee may have been one of the best kept secrets of 2012. Comprised of brothers Matt & Scott Thomas, Barry Knox and Josh McSwain, Parmalee is set to rock 2013!! Debut single “Musta Had A Good Time” is a rockin’ single that fans enjoyed immediately upon its release. The band will be releasing their sophomore single, “Carolina,” to country radio in February. The song will make for a great fit on the airwaves as well as on the country charts. Parmalee has an exciting year ahead of them, which includes the release of their debut country studio album. Keep up with this rockin’ group & visit their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Maggie Rose ain’t your mama, but she IS a talented country artist. Her sassy single “I Ain’t Your Mama” quickly became a fan favorite and is making its way up the country charts. Maggie Rose is gearing up to release her debut album, slated for release on March 26, 2013. Maggie’s talented vocals bring a new sound to country music that will be embraced. Keep up with Maggie Rose by visiting her Official Website, Like her on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter.
Canadian Trio High Valley, comprised of three brothers Brad, Bryan and Curtis Rempel, bring their impressive harmonies and strong family presence to country music. Debut single “Love You For A Long Time” has served as a great introduction to the new country trio, and has made for a nice fit on country radio. High Valley’s debut album, Love Is A Long Road, is anticipated for release this year. Stay up to date with High Valley by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
If you haven’t heard of Sweetwater Rain yet, you are missing out. However, that will probably change soon enough as 2013 kicks off a brand new year in country music. Sweetwater Rain captivated country radio with their debut single “Starshine” late 2012. The group is comprised of singer-songwriters, Danny Rivera, Ruth Collins, Fred Stallcup and Thomas Hewlett. Sweetwater Rain will be making their presence known in 2013. Learn more about Danny, Ruth, Fred & Thomas by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
The Henningsens made their country radio debut with “American Beautiful.” The family trio consists of Brian (father), Clara (daughter) and Aaron (son). They are not only talented vocalists, but also talented songwriters penning songs for several artists, including Wynonna, Sara Evans and The Band Perry. “American Beautiful” recently made a significant introduction to country radio, achieving the most first-week adds of any debut single in Country Aircheck history and the highest impact-week add total for a group since 1999. 2013 is sure to be a standout year for Brian, Clara and Aaron. Get to know more about The Henningsens by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Breakthrough Artists of 2013
There is nothing hard to love about Lee Brice, especially when it comes to his music. Lee’s sophomore album Hard 2 Love was released April 24, 2012 and has since delivered 3 solid songs to country radio. Lee’s talents have been consistently recognized & CountryMusicRocks anticipates a BIG year for him in 2013. Get ready to see and hear a lot more from Lee Brice. Keep up with Lee by checking out his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
There’s somethin’ ’bout Kip Moore!! His debut album Up All Night was one of the best things to happen to country music last year when it was released on April 24, 2012. The album has delivered two #1 hit singles, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” & “Beer Money”, and additional chart toppers are anticipated to be on the way for him. Kip had a successful year in 2012 and CountryMusicRocks predicts he is going to ROCK 2013. Be sure to keep up with Kip by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Dustin Lynch made an impressive debut in country music with his powerful ballad “Cowboys And Angels.” Last year proved to an exciting one for Dustin as he released his debut self-titled album on August 21, 2012. Dustin recently release his sophomore single “She Cranks My Tractor” which has been quickly embraced on country radio and already climbing the charts. Dustin Lynch will have an exciting summer when he hits the road on Keith Urban’s Tour. 2013 will no doubt be a HUGE year for Dustin Lynch! Stay up to date with Dustin by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.