Here are the best new country artists making some of the best country songs of 2019. Country music can feel inherently antiquated, given the genre takes pride in adhering to old-fashioned customs and traditions, but this doesn't mean new country singers don't emerge each year.
These trending country artists can bring a whole new perspective to the arena, modernizing country for a new audience, while keeping true to the medium's roots in the simple, timeless things in life. Who are the best new country artists? Browse this list to find out!
In recent history, new female country singers have emerged to flip the script of the often male-dominated field. At only 24, Kelsea Ballerini has released two acclaimed albums and was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Ashley McBryde - who can count established country icon Eric Church among her supporters - had The New York Times list her song "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" as one of the best songs of 2017.
Which of these young country singers is the most promising in the genre? Who were the best new country singers in 2018 and 2019? Vote your favorites to the top of the list, and add any underrated artists missing from the list.
Albums: Midland, On the Rocks
Albums: Hope You Get Lonely Tonight, Cole Swindell, Chillin' It
Albums: Up All Night, Write You a Song
Albums: Let's Go There
Albums: Road Less Traveled, Wildflower
Albums: Danielle Bradbery, The Complete Season 4 Collection (The Voice Performance), Who I Am (The Voice Performance), Born To Fly (The Voice Performance), Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) [The Voice Performance], + more