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Twelve New Artists To Watch In 2016

2015 brought an amazing abundance of new talent throughout the year. With the likes of Old Dominion, Cam, A Thousand Horses, Kelsea Ballerini, Canaan Smith, Chris Stapelton, and many more, newcomers made a lasting impression on the genre. The momentum will continue into the new year as new country artists are ready to make a significant impact. We’ve had our eyes on and ears tuned in to 12 new artists that are certain to make a statement throughout 2016!

Chris Lane
Chris Lane - CountryMusicRocks.netChris Lane will be a name and voice heard throughout the new year. With his debut radio single “Fix” already widely embraced, Lane undeniably brings a unique sound to the table with his dynamic vocals. The country newcomer recently released his debut, self-titled EP, featuring 6 solid songs, and is currently working on his debut album. As country music continues to evolve, Chris Lane will likely be at the forefront throughout 2016 showcasing the growth of the genre. Keep up with Chris Lane by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook, and Follow him on Twitter & Instagram.

Maren Morris
Maren-Morris - CountryMusicRocks.netColumbia Nashville recording artist Maren Morris is a talented singer/songwriter who’s been leaving a lasting impression on the country music genre. Recently releasing her debut self-titled EP, featuring hit single “My Church,” Maren is a voice that country music fans will come to know and love throughout the new year. 2016 will be an exciting year for Women In Country, and Maren Morris will most definitely be a part of this excitement as she continues to make an impact on the genre. Grab her new EP on iTunes now, and keep up with Maren Morris by visiting her Official Website, Like her on Facebook,  and Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

Chris Carmack
Chris-Carmack - CountryMusicRocks.netYou may know him as Will Lexington on ABC’s hit show, “Nashville,” but Chris Carmack will soon be a household name as well. The country newcomer recently released his highly anticipated debut EP, Pieces of You, showcasing his talents, not as an actor, but as a singer & songwriter, further making a name for himself in the country music community. We’re excited for the year ahead for the talented artist on stage, on country radio and on TV. Keep up with Chris Carmack on his Official Website, Like him on Facebook, and Follow him on Twitter & Instagram.

Tucker Beathard
Tucker Beathard - CountryMusicRocks.netGet ready to start hearing a lot more of the name Tucker Beathard! The Dot Records recording artist delivers a smooth blend of rock and country, all with a seasoned sound at the young age of 20. The multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist/drummer has spent time out on the road with several country superstars, and will head across the pond with Dierks Bentley in 2016. In addition, Tucker will join Chase Rice on several tour dates where he will showcase new music from his recently released new EP, The Demos Vol. 1. Keep up with Tucker Beathard by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter & Instagram.

Brooke Eden
Brooke Eden - CountryMusicRocks.netBrooke Eden is gearing up for an exciting year in 2016 as she will be introducing her voice to country radio. Signed with RED BOW Records, the rising country star will celebrate the new year with debut single, “Daddy’s Money,” set to impact radio in January. Brooke’s strong, powerful vocals will no doubt captivate the county music community, and will support bringing Women In Country to the forefront. Grab her new single “Daddy’s Money” on iTunes here, and keep up with Brooke Eden by visiting her Official Website, Like her on Facebook, and Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

Jordan Rager
Jordan Rager - CountryMusicRocks.netBroken Bow Records recording artist Jordan Rager is in for a great year ahead throughout 2016. The Georgia native’s debut single, “Feels Like One Of Them,” is set to impact country radio in January, and serves as a solid introduction to the country newcomer. Having already spent time out on the road with the likes of Justin Moore and Randy Houser, the momentum is anticipated to continue for Jordan Rager as he continues to leave his mark on the country music genre.  Keep up with the country newcomer by visiting Jordan Rager’s Official Website, Like him on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Waterloo Revival
Waterloo Revival - CountryMusicRocks.netCountry duo Waterloo Revival will have an exciting year in 2016. Comprised of George Birge and Cody Cooper, the country duo introduced their smooth sound this past year with singles, “Hit The Road” and “Bad For You.” Waterloo Revival has already made a great impression with country fans, and the momentum will continue in 2016 as they continue to release new music. Keep up with George and Cody by following Waterloo Revival on their Official Website, Like them on Facebook, and Follow them on Twitter & Instagram.  

Ashley Campbell
Ashley Campbell - CountryMusicRocks.netAshley Campbell will be making her presence known throughout 2016. Daughter of country icon Glenn Campbell, Ashley is no stranger to the music scene. Signed with Dot Records, Campbell brings her debut single, “Remembering,” to life. Her vocals make for a great addition to country radio, and we’re excited for her year ahead. Keep up with Ashley Campbell by visiting her Official Website, Like her on Facebook, and Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

William Michael Morgan
hgjgkilhkihklWilliam Michael Morgan has been impressing country radio with his recently released debut single “I Met A Girl.” Signed with Warner Music Nashville, Morgan brings the traditional country vibe back to radio. William Michael Morgan has a lot to offer to the genre, and we can’t wait to see, and hear, all the great things ahead for him in 2016. Keep up with William Michael Morgan by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook, and Follow him on Twitter & Instagram.

Steve Moakler
Steve Moakler - CountryMusicRocks.netSinger/Songwriter Steve Moakler is gearing up for a stellar new year. The talented artist has already established himself as a seasoned songwriter, one of his recent co-writes is Dierks Bentley’s hit single “Riser,” and now he is ready to introduce himself, and his voice, to the country music genre. Moakler recently released his debut single “Suitcase” which is part of his forthcoming debut album. Learn more about Steve Moakler and keep up with him by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook, and Follow him on Twitter & Instagram.

Courtney Cole
Courtney Cole - CountryMusicRocks.netCourtney Cole made a solid introduction to country music in 2015 with the release of her debut, self-titled EP. In addition, Courtney spent some time on stage opening for Miranda Lambert, as well as being named as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2016. Cole certainly has an exciting year ahead. We’re looking forward to her new music, and watching her continue to grow in the genre. Courtney Cole’s debut EP is available on iTunes now, pick up your copy HERE. Keep up with Courtney Cole by visiting her Official Website, Like her on Facebook, and Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

Tyler Rich
Tyler Rich - CountryMusicRocks.netCountry newcomer Tyler Rich made a buzz throughout 2015 on social media. He’s captured the attention of country music fans, and country artists as well. Having opened for several artists throughout the year, including Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae & more, Rich is currently out on the road with Dustin Lynch on the “Hell Of A Night Tour” showcasing music from his debut EP, Valerie (available here). The hardworking artist has persevered over the years, and our fingers are crossed that 2016 will be a break-out year for the newcomer.  Keep up with Tyler Rich by visiting his Official Website, Like him on Facebook, and Follow him on Twitter & Instagram.