Category Archives: NCD Who’s New

Who’s New: Carter Winter

Who’s New: Carter Winter

Home: Columbus, Ohio Age: 31 New Single: “Skylines” New Album: Temptation  Twitter: @CarterWinter Instagram: @CarterWinter Facebook: CarterWinterMusic Website: CarterWinter.com How did you get started in music? I spent a lot of time with my great-grandpa when I was young. He would take me to the VFW or AmVets, and I would sit in there all…MORE

Who’s New: Nora Collins

Who’s New: Nora Collins

Born: Brookfield, Wis. Lives: Nashville Age: 24 Single: “Plain Jane” EP: Strings (Nov. 2) Twitter: @Nora_Collins Instagram: @Nora_Collins Facebook: @NoraCollinsOfficial How did you get started playing music? I have always loved to sing. It all started in the church choir. The director saw something in me and suggested to my parents that we look into…MORE

Who’s New: Sierra Black

Who’s New: Sierra Black

Sierra Black Born: Las Vegas Lives: Las Vegas Age: 24 Single: “Make It Easy” Twitter: @SierraBlackNews Instagram: @OfficialSierraBlack Facebook: @SierraBlackOfficial Las Vegas native Sierra Black dropped a soaring new single, “Make It Easy,” that is helping her country music career soar to new heights. The tune has garnered more than 100,000 streams on Spotify, while…MORE

Who’s New: Justin Adams

Who’s New: Justin Adams

Born: Tulsa, Okla. Lives: Nashville Single: “How It Rolls” EP: Horizon Twitter: @JustinAdamsCtry Instagram: @JustinAdamsCountry Facebook: JustinAdamsCountry Tulsa-to-Nashville transport Justin Adams will drop his sophomore EP, Horizon, on May 11. The eight-song offering, which was produced by guitar virtuoso Derek Wells, features new single, “How It Rolls,” a tune co-penned by Eric Arjes and Old…MORE

Who’s New: Caroline Jones

Who’s New: Caroline Jones

Born: New York City Lives: West Palm Beach, Fla. Age: 27 Single: “Bare Feet” Album: Bare Feet Twitter: @CarolineJones Instagram: @CarolineJones Facebook: @CarolineJonesMusic Caroline Jones may have some complex musical skills—guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, keys and lap steel—but if you want a simple look at who she is as an artist, check out her new…MORE

Who’s New: Canaan Cox

Who’s New: Canaan Cox

Born: Asheville, N.C. Lives: Nashville Age: 28 Single: “Coming Back” EP: Canaan Cox Twitter: @CanaanCox Instagram: @CanaanCox Facebook: @CanaanMusic North Carolina native Canaan Cox has been surrounded by mountain music since birth, learning the mandolin, fiddle and guitar before studying musical theater at Catawba College in Henderson, N.C. After taking his talents to the high…MORE

Who’s New: Mary Bragg

Who’s New: Mary Bragg

Born: Swainsboro, Ga. Lives: Nashville Current Single: “Lucky Strike” Influences: Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt, Lucinda Williams Twitter: @marybragg Mary Bragg grew up surrounded by music at her home in Georgia. Her father is a musician and choir director at her hometown church, so she and her family spent…MORE

Who’s New: Morgan Wallen

Who’s New: Morgan Wallen

Born: Sneedville, Tenn. Lives: Nashville Age: 23 Single: “The Way I Talk” EP: The Way I Talk Twitter: @MorganCWallen Sneedville, Tenn., native Morgan Wallen got his first taste of the spotlight as a 3-year-old, singing during church services for his father’s congregation. Piano and violin lessons followed, but like many boys, Morgan’s interest shifted to…MORE

Who’s New: Midland

Who’s New: Midland

Members: Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, Jess Carson Single: “Drinkin’ Problem” EP: Midland Twitter: @MidlandOfficial Website: Midlandofficial.com Influences: Willie Nelson, Keith Whitley, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Gary Stewart INSIDE SCOOP: Lead singer Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy make up country’s hippest new trio, Midland. Formed in Dripping Springs, Texas,…MORE

Who’s New: Jackie Lee

Who’s New: Jackie Lee

Age: 25 Hometown: Maryville, Tenn. Lives: Nashville Single: “Getting Over You” Twitter: @JackieLeeMusic Website: jackielee.com THE SCOOP Born 185 miles outside Nashville in the small city of Maryville, Tenn., Jackie Lee heard Music City calling his name at a young age. With music in his blood—his dad is a professional musician—Jackie got his start singing…MORE

Who’s New: Adam Craig

Who’s New: Adam Craig

Hometown: Tenino, Washington Lives: Nashville Single: “Just a Phase” EP: Adam Craig Twitter: @AdamCraigMusic Instagram: @AdamCraig08 Influences: Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks A baseball player in high school who dreamed of being a catcher for the Seattle Mariners, Adam Craig gave it all up for a career in country…MORE

Who’s New: Russell Dickerson

Who’s New: Russell Dickerson

Age: 29 Born: Union City, Tenn. Lives: Nashville EP: Yours Single: “Yours” Twitter: @Russelled Instagram: Russelled With a father who was a choir director and a mother who taught piano, Russell Dickerson cultivated a deep-seated love of music from a young age that eventually took him to Nashville’s Belmont University, where he studied music. Russell…MORE

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

Daily Dose

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.