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.
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- 2Christopher Alvin Stapleton (born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist,... more on Wikipedia1,774530
- 3Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia1,942587
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- 5Jonathan Ryan Pardi (born May 20, 1985) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia940373
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- 8Christopher Pierre Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and... more on Wikipedia777366
- 9Lanco, stylized as LANCO, is an American country music band consisting of Brandon Lancaster... more on Wikipedia841405
- 10Old Dominion is an American five-member country music band formed in Nashville, Tennessee. The... more on Wikipedia754371
- 12Dylan Scott Robinson (born October 22, 1990 in Bastrop, Louisiana) is an American country... more on Wikipedia778398
- 13Brett Charles Young (born March 23, 1981) is an American country pop singer and songwriter... more on Wikipedia769406
- 14Tyler Childers (born June 21, 1991) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He... more on Wikipedia405192
- 15Kelsea Nicole Ballerini (born September 12, 1993) is an American country pop singer and... more on Wikipedia740445
Genres (Music): Country, Country popLauren Alaina (born Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth on November 8, 1994) is an American singer,... more on Wikipedia
- 17Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia504296
- 18Chris Lane (born November 9, 1984) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed... more on Wikipedia561340
- 19Ashley McBryde is a country music singer-songwriter from Arkansas. Her song "A Little Dive Bar... more on Wikipedia424250
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- 21Jordan Davis is an American country music singer signed to Universal Music Group Nashville's... more on Wikipedia446274
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- 23Morgan John Evans (born 24 April 1985) is an Australian country music singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia478305
- 24Michael Ray Roach (born April 29, 1988) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He... more on Wikipedia486318
- 25Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia1,003707