Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter who began his career writing songs for high school friends Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – before signing with Capitol Records Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd in 2007.
Kane Brown (born Kane Allen Brown on October 21, 1993) is a country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015. A new single "Used to Love You Sober" was released in October 2015.
Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released eight albums and 24 singles.
Blake Shelton received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for his role as a coach on The Voice at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013. Shelton supported Based on a True Story... on his Ten Times Crazier Tour which began on July 19, 2013 and ended on October 5, 2013.
As of September 23, 2016, Brooks is now the only artist in music history to have released 7 albums that achieved diamond status in the United States (surpassing the Beatles record of 6); those albums are Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum), Double Live (21× platinum), and The Ultimate Hits (10× platinum).
Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin).
In 2016, Twain was declared the "Artist of a Lifetime" by CMT and was given a special award during the 2016 Artist's of the Year ceremony. In January 2017, it was announced that Twain will have her own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame titled Shania Twain: Rock This Country, which will open on June 26 and run through 2018.
Kip Christian Moore (born April 1, 1980) is an American country music singer-songwriter signed to MCA Nashville. His debut album, Up All Night, was released on April 24, 2012. and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013.
McEntire's music has been described to not only be built upon traditional country music, but also expand into the genres of Country pop, Mainstream pop, Soul, and R&B. At times, her music has often been criticized for moving away from traditional country music.
Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an American actress and country music singer. She is known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began her musical career in 2012, and has released a total of two albums: Jana Kramer in 2012, and Thirty One three years later.
The first single from Ballard's third album, "It All Started with a Beer", was released to country radio on November 16, 2015. The album, El Rio, was released on June 10, 2016. The album's second single, "Cigarette", released to country radio on August 8, 2016.
When country superstar Taylor Swift announced her fifth studio album “1989” in August 2014, she was very, very clear: She was leaving country music. “This is my very first documented, official pop album,” she declared at the time, in case anyone was unsure about her choice of genre.
Justin Cole Moore (born March 30, 1984), is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group. For that label, he has released four studio albums—his self titled debut album in 2009, Outlaws Like Me in 2011, Off the Beaten Path in 2013, and Kinda Don't Care in 2016.
In September 2016, the album's second single, "Good at Tonight" featuring Brothers Osborne, was released to country radio. It failed to reach the Top 50 of the country charts and it was announced in early 2017 that David Nail had parted ways with MCA Nashville after 10 years with the label.
Christopher Pierre Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was born in Perryville, Missouri to Pierre Janson and Carrie Lee (Bowling) Janson. He has written singles for Tim McGraw among others, and has played harmonica for Lee Brice.
John Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music and roots rock singer-songwriter. As of August 2017, he has released three albums as a solo artist. He released two albums independently, High Top Mountain in 2013 and Metamodern Sounds in Country Music in 2014.
Chase Bryant is an American singer and songwriter. Bryant is a family name shared by his grandfather, Jimmy Bryant, who performed with Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. In early 2015 Bryant's debut single, "Take It On Back", became a top 10 single on the Country Airplay chart, which is published weekly by Billboard. Bryant co-wrote and co-produced his debut EP, featuring "Take It On Back", and "Little Bit of You" which came out on September 23, 2014, on Red Bow Records.
Houser married Australian born Tatiana Starzynski, on May 4th 2016, after a year long engagement. Starzynski is the sister-in-law of singer-songwriter Dallas Davidson who introduced the pair. Career. By 2002, Houser had moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a songwriting career.
In a celebration of what co-host Carrie Underwood described as “50 years of CMAs history,” Alan Jackson and George Strait followed up their show-stopping 2013 CMA Awards performance (which served to honor George Jones) with another tribute, to the heroes of country music after a half-century of ceremonies.