Tag Archives: Who’s New 2016

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

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: 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: Morgan Myles

Who’s New: Morgan Myles

Originally published in the February 1, 2016 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Current Single: “Whiskey Dreaming” Hometown: Williamsport, Pa. Influences: Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain. Why You Should Know Her: Morgan fuses her love for country and soul music on her six-song EP, Miss Morgan Myles,…MORE

Who’s New: Brooke Eden

Who’s New: Brooke Eden

Originally published in the January 25, 2016 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Hometown: Wellington, Fla. New Single: “Daddy’s Money” Why You Should Know Her: Brooke has played major country shows like the Tortuga Music Festival in her home state of Florida and opened for such acts as Alan Jackson, Sugarland and Florida Georgia Line. Her new single, “Daddy’s…MORE

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).