It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2014 was a fantastic year in country music, and we are looking forward to the new year ahead. Country Newcomers are the future of the genre, and we’re excited to see their bright future unfold. We’ve had our eyes and ears on these 15 new artists, and are excited to share with you our CountryMusicRocks Artists to Watch 2015.
COUNTRYMUSICROCKS ARTISTS TO WATCH 2015 (no particular order)
Country group Old Dominion, comprised of Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, and Whit Sellers, is bringing their talents as songwriters, musicians and performers to the country music scene. The band recently released their debut, self-titled EP, and includes current hot new single “Shut Me Up” as well as fan favorite ““Break Up With Him.” They’ve already peaked the interest of superstar Kenny Chesney, and they will be joining him on The Big Revival Tour this summer. Keep up with Old Dominion by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Sam Hunt Sam Hunt is on his way to a stellar year. Releasing his debut album, MONTEVALLO, in November 2014, Hunt has already secured his first #1 single as an artist with “Leave The Night On.” Sam continues to impress country radio and country music fans with his follow up single, “Take Your Time.” In addition, Sam Hunt is set to embark on his highly anticipated Lipstick Graffiti Tour. 2014 was an amazing year for Sam. One would think, how can he top that?! We have no doubt that Sam can and will!!! Don’t miss out on anything Sam Hunt. Keep up with him by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Chase Bryant RED BOW RECORDS recording artist Chase Bryant is heating up the country radio charts with his debut single “Take It On Back.” The country newcomer recently released his debut, self-titled EP which features 5 solid songs, and is currently working on his debut studio album which is anticipated for release early 2015. Chase has a bright future ahead in country music, and 2015 will more than likely be a game changer for the country newcomer. Keep up with Chase by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
A Thousand Horses Country newcomers, A Thousand Horses, will be setting country music on fire with their debut single, “Smoke.” While you may not have heard of this new band quite yet, just wait – you will!!!! A Thousand Horses will be coming in hot as their new single “Smoke” is set to impact country radio January 20. Keep up with A Thousand Horses by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Canaan Smith We’re excited for Canaan Smith and his upcoming year in country music. With the release of his single “Love You Like That,” Smith showcases his smooth vocals and talents. Canaan’s sound is one that will be embraced as he makes for a great fit in today’s country music. Keep up with Canaan Smith by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Maddie & Tae
DOT Recording Artists Maddie & Tae made quite an impact in 2014 with their debut single “Girl In A Country Song.” The female duo released their self-titled EP late last year and a full length studio album is on the way. Maddie & Tae made their mark on the country music scene, and we have no doubt that they will continue to do so throughout this year. Keep up with Maddie & Tae by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Ryan Kinder Ryan Kinder, a talented singer/songwriter originally from Alabama, brings a fresh, new sound to country music with his debut single “Kiss Me When I’m Down.” There is something special about Ryan Kinder, and it is very exciting to have him as part of today’s country music. 2015 is certainly leading up to being a great year for the country newcomer. Keep up with Ryan Kinder by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Mickey Guyton Mickey Guyton brings to country music her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me.” After one listen, you’ll be hooked on her beautiful, powerful voice. Guyton makes for a great addition to the country music genre and her debut single serves as a solid introduction. Mickey’s vocals are captivating and makes for a refreshing sound on the radio airwaves. Mickey Guyton certainly makes a statement for a female country artist and has bright future ahead in the industry. Keep up with Mickey Guyton by visiting her Official Website, Like her on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter.
Native Run Country Music duo Native Run bring a unique and refreshing sound to the country music genre. Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley form Native Run, and have brought their debut single “Good On You” to country music fans. The duo will be making their way across the states touring and promoting their new music, while constantly expanding their fan base and stamping their mark on country music. This new year is set to be an exciting one for Rachel and Bryan. Keep up with Native Run by visiting their Official Website, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.
Steven Lee Olsen Talented singer/songwriter Steven Lee Olsen is set to make an impact on country music this year. His debut single “Raised By A Good Time” has recently been released, and serves as a solid introduction to the country newcomer. His sound will no doubt resonate with fans and his music will be enjoyed by many. In addition to his own music, Olsen is also a talented songwriter and has written for several country artists, including Garth Brooks. Olsen co-wrote “Cold Like That” which is featured on Garth’s latest album. We’re excited to see and hear Steven Lee Olsen’s talents throughout this coming year. Keep up with Steven Lee Olsen by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Jackie Lee Country Newcomer Jackie Lee is impressing country radio with his debut single “She Does.” Signed with Broken Bow Records, Lee is currently at work on his debut album. Great things are on the horizon for the new artist and we are excited to see and hear it. Keep up with Jackie Lee by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Josh Dorr RCA recording artist Josh Door delivers a solid introduction with his debut single, “Save Your Breath.” Dorr’s talents are well represented on this new track as he brings his lyrics to life with an impressive delivery. Josh makes for a great fit on the country radio airwaves as well as the country music community. 2015 will no doubt be an impressive year for Dorr. Keep up with Josh Dorr by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
David Fanning Multi-talented country newcomer David Fanning is set for an impressive year ahead. Signed with RED BOW Records, the singer, songwriter and producer is gearing up to release his new single “Doin’ Country Right.” Over the summer, Fanning released his version of Justin Timberlake’s “Drink You Away,” and made an impact with the country music community and Timberlake himself! More is on the way from Fanning, and we’re excited for what is in store from this talented artist. Keep up with David Fanning by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Mo Pitney Mo Pitney is on his way to a big year in 2015, especially with the release of his debut single “Country.” Once you hear the song, nothing more needs to be said. Bringing back the traditional sound of the genre, Pitney not only makes an impression but also a statement. We are blessed to have Mo Pitney as part of the country music genre, and can hardly wait to see and hear more from him. Keep up with Mo Pitney by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.
Streamsound Records recording artist Austin Webb enters the new year with brand new single, “All Country On You,” impacting country radio. Webb has impressed the country music community over time and we anticipated 2015 to be a big year for him. His music is refreshing and his personality is infectious. Austin is a treat for fans both on and off stage. 2015 is certain to be an exciting year in country music and we’re so happy that Austin Webb will be a part of it. Keep up with Austin Webb by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.