Top 10 Up And Coming And New Country Artists In 2023
Top 10 Up And Coming And New Country Artists In 2023 are 1. Jackson Dean 2. Morgan Wade 3. Ashley Cooke. The Country singer list continues Avery Anna and more.
Country music originated in the United States back in the 1920s from the southern and southwestern regions of the country. Country music is very soothing and easy on the ears.
Combination of folk, blues, and more often than not giving a vivid imagination of the cowboy-themed west with its music, it is one of the most popular and beloved genres of all.
The instruments used in the country are also what makes it popular and so good to hear. Acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddles, etc among others bring out the amazing sound.
Today we are taking a look at the amazing young and breakout country musicians who are paving their way toward stardom.
This list is based on their online presence, music streaming success, age, and the length of their career among other aspects.
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1. Ashley Cooke
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||66,974 / 2,080,878|
The 25-year-old beautiful singer based in Nashville, Tennessee Ashley Cooke comes in first on our list of rising country artists.
Born in 1997, Parkland, Florida native Cooke has been singing since she was just 11 years of age. Signed with Big Loud Records, Ashley has 227k Instagram followers along with 1.2M followers on TikTok.
Cooke has also made her presence felt on Spotify with 66k followers and more than 2M monthly listeners to her song. Her most popular song on the platform is Never Til Now with 28.1M likes.
It is also her most-viewed song on her official YouTube channel with 4.2M views. Cooke has managed to garner 57.3k subscribers on the platform.
Ashley moved to Nashville for college and ended up staying there, where she would start her musical journey. Currently, in the process of writing her first album, Cooke plans to release it in the summer of 2023.
2. Morgan Wade
|Name||Morgan Dealie Wade|
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||87,571 / 1,632,925|
Morgan Dealie Wade or better known as simply Morgan Wade is already the second female country artist on our list.
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter started her musical journey in 2018 and has gradually grown in such a short time. Born on December 10, 1994, she is signed with two record labels Thirty Tigers and Arista Nashville.
Unlike the number one entry on our list, Wade has two albums released already and one single. Her very first album, "Puppet wit my heart" was released in 2018 by herself in the digital download format.
However, her second album, Reckless was released in 2021 under the Thirty Tigers label across multiple platforms including CD and LPs. The album did really well as it peaked at 2 on the top heatseekers chart and at 30 on the overall US billboards chart as well as coming in at 8 on the US Folk chart.
Wade has 165k Instagram followers and more than 87k Spotify followers culminating in more than 1.6M monthly listeners on the platform.
3. Jackson Dean
|Name||Jackson Dean Nicholson|
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||30,433 / 1,086,667|
With Jackson Dean in at number three, we have the first male representative on our list of upcoming country artists.
The 22-year-old Dean has been active since 2021 and is currently signed with the Big Machine Records label. Speaking of his discography, Jackson has one released album, "Greenbroke," which came out on March 11, 2022. Two singles from the album have also been charted.
Before his album, he also had an extended play, "Jackson Dean," which was released on April 2021. One of the most prominent rising country stars today, the Maryland native has 71.2k Instagram followers.
Amazon Music had Jackson as one of the breakthrough artists to watch in 2023. Also, he was named the breakout artist of the year, in 2023 by Music Row Magazine.
Dean has 30.4k Spotify followers and 1.08M monthly listeners on the platform.
4. Avery Anna
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||69,761 / 810,465|
Avery Anna who has been proclaimed by many as one of the rising country singers to watch out for in 2023 sits at number four on our list.
Growing up in Flagstaff, Arizona, Anna started singing when she was just 10 years of age. Her moment to shine came thanks to TikTok and a bathtub.
During the pandemic, she used to post cover songs on TikTok, which blew up and helped her get a record deal. She has since moved to Music City and is pursuing her dream.
Anna has 135k followers on her Instagram. She also maintains 69.7k Spotify followers and 810k monthly listeners. Avery has been named the breakthrough country artist to watch out for by Amazon, Pandora, and Spotify, among others.
5. Conner Smith
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||32,763 / 1,811,148|
The next entrant on our list is someone who was born in Music City itself, Conner Smith.
The 22-year-old singer has been active in the music industry since 2021 and has an extended play, "Didn't Go Too Far" in his discography as of now.
Of his three singles to date, two have been charted as they came in at 38 and 52 on the US country airplay chart respectively. Signed to Valory Music, which is a part of the Big Machine Records, he has more than 1.8M monthly listeners to his songs on Spotify with 32.7k followers.
Smith also has amassed 122k followers on Instagram. Just like the previously mentioned artists, he has been labeled as one of the country artists to watch out for by Spotify, Amazon, and Opry among others while also being recognized by Music Row and CMT.
|Name||Daniel Gerard Breland|
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||78,493 / 3,135,167|
Compared to the previous entries into our list, the sixth-place holder Breland is slightly different than the rest.
Born Daniel Gerard Breland on July 18, 1995, the 27-year-old is simply known as Breland. The New Jersey native has been active since 2019 and his genre of music falls under country rap, gospel, and soul, among others.
Breland has an Instagram following of 160k followers and is rapidly establishing himself on Spotify, the most popular music streaming platform. He has 3.1M monthly listeners dispersed all over the States with 78.4k followers on his official account.
Beers On Me is his most popular song on Spotify with 69.4M likes followed by My Truck with 65.9M. On his official YouTube channel, with 329k subscribers, his most viewed video is of his song, "My Truck" with 76M views.
7. Restless Road
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||106,007 / 1,969,354|
With Restless Road coming in at the number seven spot, we have our first group act on the list.
Restless Road is a band consisting of three members, Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, and Garrett Nichols. The former members of the band include Andrew Scholz and Jared Keim.
Originating in Nashville, Tennessee, the band was formed in 2013 when the solo performers at the X-Fator's 3rd season were formed into a group by Simon Cowell.
With members ages around 25, the band has amassed 504k Instagram followers while the three-man act also has 106k followers on Spotify and 1.9M monthly listeners.
They recently released their first project together, EP named Restless Road in 2020 and a single in 2022.
8. Alana Springsteen
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||27,866 / 788,775|
22-year-old Alana Springsteen sits comfortably at the number eight position on our list.
Springsteen has been into music and singing since a very young age so much so that she started to learn how to play guitar when she was just seven years of age.
Alana got into singing and songwriting aged nine. Just like many of her co-rising country stars, she started her musical journey professionally when she moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
With 95.1k Instagram followers, Alana is in the process of releasing her very first album named, "Twenty Something." She already has two extended plays in her discography to show.
Alana has 27.8k Spotify followers and 788k monthly listeners to her songs on the platform.
9. Chayce Beckham
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||61,655 / 2,565,938|
The 26-year-old California native Chayce Beckham occupies the ninth spot on our list of rising country music stars.
Beckham is a country and reggae singer who was born on July 16, 1996, in Victorville. He first gained fame thanks to him winning the nineteenth season of the popular American Idol show.
Signed with BMG, 19, and Wheelhouse labels, he has been active in the music industry professionally since 2021. He hasn't had any albums out yet but Chayce released an extended play, "Doin' it right" on April 15, 2022. Two of his three singles to date have also been charted across various music charts.
Beckham has 259k Instagram followers and 61.6k followers on Spotify. He also maintains a monthly listeners count of 2.5M to his songs on the platform.
10. Carter Faith
|Spotify Followers / Monthly Listeners||13,821 / 433,527|
To finally conclude our list of amazing rising country music stars, we have 23-year-old North Carolina native Carter Faith in the number tenth spot.
Born in Davidson, NC, in 1999, Faith later moved to Nashville, Tennessee for college and joined Belmont University. It was in Tennessee, she started her musical career and journey.
Signed with Universal Music Publishing Nashville, in March 2022, she produced an EP named, "Let Love Be Love" in August 2021.
Faith has an Instagram following of 20.8k and also maintains 433k monthly listeners on Spotify with 13k followers. Carter was named rookie of the month by Billboard on March 2022.
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