Morgan Evans’s debut album has people talking; and with good reason. Whether it’s the toe-tapping “Kiss Somebody,” or the nostalgic “Things That We Drink To,” Evans has a style that has country music critics taking notice. The 33-year-old Australian released his debut album “Things That We Drink To” last October, steadily gaining hundreds of new fans with each passing day. Joining artists such as Old Dominion and Dan + Shay on tour, Evans has secured his spot as one of country music’s hottest up-and-coming artists.
Genre-bending, anti-mainstream, and captivating. This is what comes to mind listening to Walker Hayes. Homemade and constantly evolving his sound, Hayes is always one step ahead. Blending techniques from pop, rock, rap, and country, he provides a refreshing sound for any listener. A father of six, ex costco employee, and a proud owner of a My Little Pony skateboard, Hayes is a force to be reckoned with.
John and TJ Osborne are blue collar brothers, raised on Hank Williams and the down-home beaches of Deale, Maryland. Before they became an award-winning super-duo, the brothers took inspiration from their father’s record collection. TJ remembers his roots fondly, especially in light of how they prepared him to entertain and eventually pursue, the idea of music as a legitimate career.
Caylee Hammack is reevaluating modern country music with her debut single “Family Tree.” A song about her family and friends, Hammack sings of their deep roots and the love they share. With upbeat melodies, the song is undeniably catchy yet honest. Hammack expresses the influence and importance of growing up in her hometown; how nothing will shake her family tree. Written and produced entirely her best friends, Hammack knows it is one of the most special songs from her upcoming album, having released it this past January.
If you’re an avid country music listener, you’ve probably heard the infectious “Greatest Love Story” by LANCO. A smash hit of 2018, the band is truly grateful for their unexpected success. A song that catches the attention of all music lovers, “Greatest Love Story” showcases the band’s sweet sound that gives each listener a sense of nostalgia. Forming in 2013 and consisting of Brandon Lancaster (lead singer and lyricist), Chandler Baldwin (bass guitar), Jared Hampton (keyboards), Tripp Howell (drums) and Eric Steedly (guitar), the band is more than just a group of musicians that write songs, they’re a family working collectively to create music that resonates with fans.