Category Archives: NCD Who’s New

Who’s New: Courtney Cole

Who’s New: Courtney Cole

Born: New Orleans Lives: Nashville Single: “Free.99” Twitter: @TheCourtneyCole Website: courtneycolemusic.com Influences: Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Faith Hill INSIDE SCOOP Courtney Cole may have grown up in New Orleans, where she was exposed to a plethora of different types of music, but she now calls Nashville home. The newcomer has been…MORE

Who’s New: Fiona Culley

Who’s New: Fiona Culley

From: Staffordshire, England Lives: Nashville Age: 25 Singles: “Anywhere With You,” “Act Like A Lady” Twitter: @FionaCulley Website: fionaculley.com Influences: Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, AC/DC, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks INSIDE SCOOP British born Fiona Culley, the middle of three children, got her love of country music from her dad. Raised in…MORE

Who’s New: Alex Smith

Who’s New: Alex Smith

From: Alexandria, La. Lives: Nashville Age: 23 EP: Fear of Missing Out Single: “Load It Up” Twitter: @AlexSmithMusic Website: AlexSmithMusic.net Up to Speed For 23-year-old Louisiana native Alex Smith, country music is in his blood—both his grandfather and father were guitarists—but it took a popular video game to convince Alex to pick up his first…MORE

Who’s New: Mike Ryan

Who’s New: Mike Ryan

Born: San Antonio Age: 30 Single: “New Hometown” Website: mikeryanband.com Twitter: @MikeRyanBand Playing more than 150 shows a year, San Antonio native Mike Ryan has developed a passionate fan base in the Lone Star State and beyond by headlining revered venues like Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth and Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. His 2014 album,…MORE

Who’s New: Troy Cartwright + Listen to a Sneak Preview of His New Album

Who’s New: Troy Cartwright + Listen to a Sneak Preview of His New Album

Born: Dallas Lives: Nashville Age: 26 EP: Don’t Fade (Oct. 7) Single: “Busted” Website: troycartwright.com Twitter: @troycartwright Influences: Pete Yorn, Ryan Adams, Bob Schneider, Robert Earl Keen In Short When Texas native Troy Cartwright was 12, his dad gave him his first guitar—not the scooter that he had hoped for. It turns out that father…MORE

Who’s New: Smithfield

Who’s New: Smithfield

Duo Members: Trey Smith, Jennifer Fiedler Home State: Texas Single: “Hey Whiskey” EP: Smithfield Website: smithfieldmusic.com Twitter: @Smithfieldmusic Influences: Trey – Goo Goo Dolls Johnny Rzeznik, Garth Brooks; Jennifer – LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, Patsy Cline The Scoop Born in the great state of Texas, Trey Smith and Jennifer Fiedler—a.k.a. Smithfield—have known each other since…MORE

Who’s New: Jared Deck

Who’s New: Jared Deck

Hometown: Thomas, Oklahoma Lives: Weatherford, Okla. Single: “17 Miles” Album: Jared Deck Website: Jaredeckmusic.com Influences: Alejandro Escovedo, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Beatles The Scoop Born in the small town of Custer County, Okla.—population 1,200—Jared Deck was always looking for an adventure. He found plenty of them as he worked a number…MORE

Who’s New: Jarred Pierce

Who’s New: Jarred Pierce

Born: Frog Pond, Ala. Lives: Nashville Age: 30 Influences: Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Eric Church EP: Boys and Arrows  (Sept. 9) Website: jarredpierce.com Twitter: @TheJarredPierce Inside Scoop Growing up in the small town of Frog Pond, Ala.—which is just south of Muscle Shoals—Jarred Pierce fell in love with two things early in his life: music…MORE

Who’s New: Hudson Moore

Who’s New: Hudson Moore

Age: 26 Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas Single: “Some Are” Album: Getaway Twitter: @HudsonMoore Influences: Tim McGraw, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Vince Gill In Brief: Growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, Hudson Moore could have been considered a triple threat. A self taught singer/songwriter/musician, Hudson released his debut album, Getaway, in June 2016 and…MORE

Who’s New: Parker McKay

Who’s New: Parker McKay

Age: 24 Born: Pittsburgh Lives: Nashville EP: Parker McKay (Aug. 12) Single: “Rolling Stone” Twitter: @HeyParkerMcKay Album Release Party: Aug. 22, Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley The Scoop After growing up in the Northeast and honing her stage skills in New York City, Parker McKay moved to Nashville in 2014 to pursue a career in country…MORE

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More Maren

More Maren

Maren Morris will take her talents to Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at 10:35 p.m. CT on NBC.

Dolly Day

Dolly Day

Happy birthday to country music’s reigning queen, Dolly Parton, who was born in Sevier Counry, Tenn., on Jan. 19, 1946.