10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: Winter 2015
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There's a lot to be excited about in this winter edition of our quarterly new-artist round-up. A Carrie Underwood-like power vocalist is on the horizon, a dusty southern country-rock band is galloping onto radio and an irreverent acoustic-based duo is infusing country with a much-needed sense of spontaneity. There's also a Number One songwriter with enough cool cachet to fill a football stadium — and the voice to match. Here are the 10 new country acts you need to check out right now.