10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: March 2018

From the Hank Jr. honky-tonk of Dillon Carmichael to the ethereal Laurel Canyon folk-pop of Savannah Conley

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Everette
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Ian Schofinski4/10

Everette

Sounds Like: Soulful, laid-back twang-pop with clever lyrics and catchy hooks, all rolled up in a McConaughey-sized blunt

For Fans of: Devin Dawson, Ryan Hurd, Kip Moore

Why You Should Pay Attention: Everette's first single "Slow Roll" is, among other things, more than likely the first country song to name-check Matthew McConaughey, paying homage to the actor's famed Dazed & Confused line, "Alright, alright, alright." On top of that, though, the tune has been a viral hit for the up-and-coming duo, notching over 200,000 streams on Spotify and briefly landing on the service's influential United States Viral 50 chart. The track is one of three that the duo, made up of Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia, has released this year since signing to BBR Music Group, home to artists like Jason Aldean and Dustin Lynch.

They Say: "Some days are just meant for blowing off your troubles, your worries, and just going with the flow 'gently down the stream.' That's what 'Slow Roll' is all about," Rupard says. "Like a lot of our songs, the guitar riff steered the ship, the feel and the melody," Olympia adds. "It's also a slight nod to a classic nursery rhyme," says Rupard. "'Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.'"

Hear for Yourself: "Slow Roll" has all the makings of a summer anthem: a simmering groove, breezy aesthetic and a catchy chorus hook that encourages trading your stressors for a gentle float downstream. B.M.

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