5 breaking country acts for 2017

5 breaking country acts for 2017


Hailed by County 2 Country director Milly Olykan as her “new festival crush”, Bailey Bryan specialises in a brand of country pop that is by equal turns sassy and whip smart. Her single Own It has ‘Smash Hit’ written all over it. Don’t miss her at C2C.
Check out: Own It


Boasting big tunes, a quiff that could withstand a mortar shell and a rich musical heritage – his grandfather played piano with Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings – Chase Bryant looks primed to follow on the success of his eponymous EP. And yes, he’s playing C2C.
Check out: Little Bit Of You

Californian singer-songwriterJade Jackson has an enchanting (and melancholic) take on country.Imagine Brody Dalle of the Distillers hitting the ol’ dusty trail and you’ll be somewhere close.
Check out: Motorcycle


Soulful country songwriter Drake White released his major label debut, Spark, last year and, if songs as good as Waitin’ On The Whiskey To Work are anything to go by, he could be an artist with a long career ahead of him. He performs at C2C this year.
Check out: Waitin’ On The Whiskey To Work


She only has one song to her name on Spotify, but what a song it is. The searing strains of Burn The Bed
prove this Nashville resident could be a real contender
in 2017.
Check out: Burn The Bed



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