Jimmie Allen and Tegan Marie are among the new country and Americana artists you need to hear this month. Here are the 10 new country and Americana voices you need to hear right now. Sounds Like: A gnarly, but vulnerable, country-blues singer with the introspective songwriting chops Nashville thankfully continues to reward. But Jenckes has lived a lifetime since then.
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From a very early age, he loved country music. As a teen he balanced playing football and singing in groups. This country music singer and songwriter has signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville. The album was on the Billboard Top Albums its first week.
We listened to hundreds of artists to compile this list of the top 20 Country Artists to Watch for that highlights some of the most talented, hard working new stars on the scene. Check out their songs and exclusive artist audio messages on our handpicked mixtape, Country Artists to Watch , right here on Pandora. Jimmie Allen has been hitting the pavement hard in Nashville for years, at one point living in his car, and playing any gig he could get to make it work. He just released his first EP with Stoney Creek Records — a project for which we have sky high expectations. Danielle Bradbery.
A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Taylor studied for two years at Kutztown University on a track and field scholarship, but after the buzz generated from posting cover songs on YouTube, she decided to make a mad dash toward a music career. Released in November, the EP is populated with heartfelt, straight-ahead country. Phoenix native Austin Burke has 21 years of experience in the music business at only 24 years old. But for Denning — a native of Warner Robins, Georgia — being himself is working out just fine. Denning moved to Nashville in and signed a publishing deal within a year. Dodds made his Grand Ole Opry debut in October. The singer, who goes by his last name due to a saturation of Tylers in the music world, has accomplished what few artists not named Sam Hunt or Walker Hayes have: make boundary-free music that is equally at home in the pop or dance worlds as it is in country. The road from hit songwriter to big-time artist can be a rough one, but Adam Hambrick , who penned No.