13 Artists on Our Radar in 2016: Rainey Qualley, Anderson East, Drake White, & More

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These fresh country music artists have a good chance of hitting 'Chris Stapleton' or 'Cam' level this year.

The start of a new year means hitting ‘refresh’ and being more open to new discoveries— including music. In celebration of 2016, we’ve assembled a list of thirteen artists/groups that we feel deserve more mainstream attention and love on country radio. Some names may be familiar— others are on the verge.

Enjoy these sonic treats…

Maren Morris “My Church”

Drake White “It Feels Good”

Mo Pitney “I Met Merle Haggard Today” (Acoustic Version)

Margo Price “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)”

Clare Dunn “Tuxedo”

Turnpike Troubadours “Down Here”

Lucie Silvas “Letters To Ghosts”

Sturgill Simpson “Life of Sin” (He’s been around awhile and just got more well-deserved attention after being featured on HBO’s “The Leftovers.”)

Lindsay Ell “By The Way”

Anderson East “Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em and Forget ‘Em” (Yes, he’s Miranda Lambert‘s new boyfriend.)

Sister C (Cirby, Carli, and Celbi Manchaca) “Faint of Heart”

Rainey Qualley “Never Mine”

A Thousand Horses “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial”

Did we miss any artists on YOUR list? If so, comment below!

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