We are spreading the love this Valentine’s Day and sharing with all of you just which artists we have our eyes on. We picked our favorite current and up and coming artists who we think are ones to watch in 2017!
Who Kelly Hettenbaugh Loves @Khettenb
There’s a saying that continues to resonate with me.. “sometimes you need the music, sometimes you need the lyrics.” So when asked about artists that I love, I had to dedicate that list to a few of my favorite songwriters.
Who Kristin Whyte Loves @KristinMarie21
2016 came and went, yet one thing remained, Brett Young, and from the sounds of it, I do not think he will be leaving any time soon. After the success of his radio smash, “Sleep Without You”, to his current single “In Case You Didn’t Know”, Brett Young has been all over the airwaves with his unmistakable voice, and lyrics that will pull at your heartstrings. With the recent release of his self titled debut record, Brett Young has proven himself as a stellar songwriter and a country artist that has already claimed 2017 as his own.
After a 5 track tease from music off his upcoming record, Charlie Worsham and his traditional country sound, and impeccable song writing abilities has us anxious for April. Since the release of Rubberband, a solid work of art from start to finish, the Beginning Of Things has already captivated our attention, and have only made us eager to hear the rest. Throughout his career, Charlie Worsham has stayed true to himself as a musician, as well as the genre of country music.
Who Sarah Russo Loves @DrSarah1on1
About a year ago there was a buzz about this new up and comer named Carter Winter. I had heard a few of his songs, but there was one in particular that grabbed my attention. The track is titled “Lipstick on My Bottle”. There was just something about his voice that made me want to meet him!
Who Stefanie Richardson Loves @Stefanie0518
My favorite artist, hands down, is Cale Dodds. Cale recently signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville & is working on his debut album. While we wait for that highly anticipated album, you can get his self released EP “People Watching” on iTunes. Cale’s live performances are hard to beat. He was born to be on a stage. Cale is a ball of energy & instantly wins over the crowd. He’s hilarious & one of the kindest people you could ever wish to meet. When I told him I was writing this, he immediately told me to let him know how he could help. He’s the real deal and has a huge future ahead of him. Give him a follow on social media. (@CaleDodds) You never know what will show up, especially on Snapchat – holidays with his family are solid entertainment…
If you haven’t heard of Seth Ennis, you will most definitely know his name soon. His debut single “Woke Up In Nashville” has seen a lot of airtime on Sirius XM’s The Highway. He will be hitting the road with Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and Billy Currington this year. Seth is a good ole Georgia boy, but spent time all over the world when his dad was in the military. He is a sweetheart & feels like a friend the moment you meet him. This guy is extremely talented – he played all instruments on “Woke Up In Nashville”! – and I couldn’t be happier for all that is in store for him.
I have followed Filmore for a few years, and got to meet him in 2015 when he opened for Cale Dodds. I don’t want to keep repeating myself about how nice these guys are, but I have to… Filmore can’t be left out of that category. I’ve seen him play a few times & it’s been fun to watch him grow as an artist [and the evolution of his man bun ;)]. He toured with Michael Ray in the fall of 2016 & finished out the year opening for Sam Hunt. His EP “Proof” and single “Goodnight” are both on iTunes. I love his EP, but “Goodbye” is no doubt my favorite. Filmore has a unique sound that is completely his own – it just works… He’s very active on Instagram & his super cute puppy frequents his stories. (@FilmoreMusic) There are lots of tour dates scheduled for 2017, so catch a show if you can!
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