Matt Case - May 21st, 2024 - 8:40am PDT 

    Up-and-Coming Country Music Artists to Keep an Eye on in 2024

    The country music scene is constantly evolving, with new artists bringing fresh sounds and perspectives to the genre. As we look ahead to 2024, here are some up-and-coming country music artists who are making waves and poised to have a breakout year.

    1. Hailey Whitters

    Hailey Whitters is a singer-songwriter whose music is deeply rooted in traditional country, yet carries a contemporary edge. Her album "The Dream" has been critically acclaimed, and her follow-up project promises to further establish her as a force in the industry. With her honest lyrics and soulful voice, Hailey is capturing the hearts of country music fans everywhere.


    2. Conner Smith

    Conner Smith is a young artist with a bright future in country music. Known for his catchy melodies and relatable lyrics, Conner has been gaining traction with his singles like "Learn From It" and "Take It Slow." His fresh sound and charismatic stage presence make him one to watch in 2024.


    3. Ashland Craft

    Ashland Craft brings a rock-infused edge to her country music, setting her apart from her peers. With a powerful voice and a rebellious spirit, Ashland’s music is both raw and relatable. Her debut album, "Travelin’ Kind," has received positive reviews, and her live performances are known for their high energy.


    4. Peytan Porter

    Peytan Porter is an emerging artist whose storytelling and vocal abilities are turning heads in the country music scene. Her songs often explore themes of love, heartbreak, and personal growth, resonating with a wide audience. Peytan’s authenticity and unique sound are quickly earning her a dedicated fanbase.


    5. Ray Fulcher

    Ray Fulcher is not a new name to country music fans, but he’s on the cusp of breaking out as a major solo artist. Known for his songwriting work with Luke Combs, Ray’s own music showcases his talent for crafting compelling narratives and memorable melodies. His debut album is highly anticipated, and 2024 could be the year he steps into the spotlight.