Category Archives: NCD Who’s New

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

Who’s New: Kalie Shorr

Who’s New: Kalie Shorr

Current Single: “Fight Like A Girl” Current EP: The Y2K Mixtape Hometown: Portland, Maine Age: 22 Influences: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton Twitter: @kalieshorr Inside Scoop Growing up in Maine, the youngest of seven kids with a single mom, Kalie Shorr wrote her first song at the age of 6 and started…MORE

Who’s New: Luke Combs

Who’s New: Luke Combs

Born: Charlotte, N.C. Lives: Nashville Age: 26 Single: “Hurricane” Album: This One’s for You (coming this fall) Influences: Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Eric Church Twitter: @LukeCombsMusic Inside Scoop After picking up the guitar at age 21 while attending Appalachian State University (Eric Church’s alma mater) in Boone, N.C., Luke Combs began playing…MORE

Who’s New: Sarah Dunn Band

Who’s New: Sarah Dunn Band

Current Single: “Dirty” EP: Wild Wild Heart Hometown: Neosho, Missouri Influences: Hank Williams Jr., Patsy Cline, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday In Brief: Growing up in a musical family gave Sarah Dunn the motivation she needed to begin a career in country music. At the age of 13, with her mother on the…MORE

Who’s New: James Dupré

Who’s New: James Dupré

James Dupré Age: 31 Hometown: Bayou Chicot, La. Lives: Nashville Influences: Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Jackson Browne Short Story After gaining a prominent social media following from his YouTube performances and an appearance on Ellen in 2010, Louisiana native James Dupré went from local to regional to national performer. James gained additional exposure from his…MORE

Who’s New: Runaway June

Who’s New: Runaway June

Members: Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, Jennifer Wayne Current Single: “Lipstick” Inside Scoop: With their mellifluous harmonies and dynamic melodies, Runaway June is the latest all-female trio to hit the country music scene. Their debut single, “Lipstick”—co-written by Naomi, Jennifer and Hannah with Rebecca Lynn Howard (“Forgive”), Caroline Hobby (formerly of Stealing Angels) and Elisha Hoffman—is…MORE

Who’s New: Post Monroe

Who’s New: Post Monroe

Members: Whitney Duncan, Ashlee Hewitt, Shelby McLeod Current Single: “Red Hot American Summer” Current EP: Post Monroe Inside Scoop: Describing their sound as “organic” and “rootsy,” these three ladies, with diverse backgrounds and beautiful harmonies, make up the new trio Post Monroe. Their self-titled EP is available now on iTunes along with their debut single,…MORE

Who’s New: Drew Baldridge

Who’s New: Drew Baldridge

Current single: “Dance With Ya” Album: Dirt On Us (June 10) Hometown: Patoka, Ill. Influences: Josh Turner, Chris Young, Eric Church, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire Inside Scoop: Drew has been building his songwriting career for the past few years, but becoming an artist has always been at the forefront of his mind. In January, Drew released…MORE

Who’s New: Brett Young

Who’s New: Brett Young

Brett Young Current Single: “Sleep Without You” Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. Influences: Gavin Degraw, Jason Reeves, Tyrone Wells, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Tim McGraw, Ty Herndon In Brief With a smooth, West Coast pop style and a knack for accessing his deepest emotions, Brett Young is one of the newest faces in country,…MORE

Who’s New: Michaela Anne

Who’s New: Michaela Anne

Current Home: Nashville Current Single: “Everything I Couldn’t Be” Influences: Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Rodney Crowell In Brief The daughter of a military man, Michaela Anne grew up on naval bases around the world and was influenced by wide-ranging musical genres during her nomadic upbringing. While working at a record label…MORE

Who’s New: Margo Price

Who’s New: Margo Price

FAST FACTS Hometown: Aledo, Ill. Current Single: “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)” Influences: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tammy Wynette, Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn In Brief: Like the title of her brand-new album—Midwest Farmer’s Daughter—suggests, Margo grew up in the tiny Midwestern town of Aledo, Ill., which is also the home of ’90s…MORE

Ones To Watch in Country Music 2016

Ones To Watch in Country Music 2016

We don’t want to toot our own horn, but the NCW staff is pretty in tune with picking the next wave of country newcomers who are poised for a breakout year. Last year we predicted Kelsea Ballerini, Cam and Old Dominion, among others, were on the verge of stardom, and by George, they made us…MORE

On the Edge: Logan Brill

On the Edge: Logan Brill

“I’ve always been very infatuated with really depressing thoughts and things, even though I’m not a very depressed person, I guess,” says singer/songwriter Logan Brill with a laugh. You could be excused for thinking otherwise after listening to Walking Wires, the 22-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., native’s latest album, which sounds at times like the aftermath of…MORE

Who’s New: Florida Georgia Line

Who’s New: Florida Georgia Line

Originally published in the October 29, 2012 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Current Single: “Cruise” Members: Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley Hometown: Tyler: Monroe, Ga.; Brian: Ormond Beach, Fla. Influences: Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corey Smith, Casting Crowns, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa Label: Republic Nashville Crossing State Lines Georgia and Florida…MORE

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Music Event of Summer

Music Event of Summer

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host CMA Fest’s prime-time TV concert special on ABC on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. CT.