Just like how artists like Adele and Panic! At The Disco were discovered on MySpace – back when MySpace was a thing – now, country music artists have jumped into the trend of the video-sharing platform, TikTok to find creative ways to help make their music reach to their fans. Because our 28 viral TikTok country artists you need to know was such a hit, we’ve searched the popular app to bring you another 18 new rising country artists that you need to know!
Alexander grew up outside of Kansas City in a town called Parkville. He loved music from a young age and started playing gigs with the family band at just seven-years-old. He credits his mother for introducing him to country acts like Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, but Elvis Presley remains the singer’s biggest musical influence. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee shortly after high school to pursue a career as a country artist. His latest single, Between You And Me (off his debut EP of the same name) features another rising country artist and TikTok personality, Ashley Cooke. He previously joined Alana Springsteen on her track, Trying Not To.
Bates grew up in a rural East Tennessee town called Rocky Top in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. He started piano lessons at 7, mandolin at 9 and guitar at 11-years-old, as well as a few other instruments along the way. He credits bluegrass, classic gospel, clean country and crooners such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Roy Rogers as early influences. A chance meeting at 17 with Grammy-award winning artist and producer, Andy Leftwich led him to Nashville to start working on his 12-song album, Freedom Sure Ain’t Free. The music video for his latest track, The Way I See You was filmed at historical Nashville landmark, the Loveless Café and stars Tiffany Espensen.
Originally from Florida, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist moved to Nashville to perfect her craft. At twenty-one years of age, Baugh has created a buzz with her insightful lyrics, earnest delivery, and high-energy live shows. She recently released her new single, Think About Me, which she regards as one of her favourite songs to be born as a result of being stuck at home in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The track is portrayed as a break-up song, but underneath, there is a much deeper meaning.
Belles in a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Nebraska, who has been following her dream in Nashville for the past four years. Belles and her family band (brother Drew on drums and Mum, Jaymie on acoustic guitar and harmony, who she’s also in the sister band, Mulberry Lane) have opened for artists like Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band and more. Their EP, due for release on August 27, features the lead single, All Hat No Cowboy, which went viral on TikTok with over 1.5 million views and second single, The Girl, which amassed 1.2 million views on TikTok. Strangers Again and Pause followed. Current single, He Gave me A Ring reached 5 million views on TikTok before being released.
Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and now living in Nashville, Bone started her career in a local band called Sonny’s Fugitives. With a love for country rock (as evident on her recently released her rocking new single, What It Like That), it comes as no surprise that she grew up listening to rock bands that her parents would listen to. She also cites Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean and Maren Morris as some of her favourite country artists right now. What It Like That is the follow up to her second single, the heartfelt What do I Do Now? which was inspired by the loss of a close friend of hers.
Haley Mae Campbell
New York-born and South Carolina-raised, Campbell’s music is a hybrid of city-slicker sass and small-town sensibilities, mixing rock-style vocals with a country-style twang. Since the release of her first album in 2015, she has opened for Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, David Nail, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Thompson Square and Tyler Farr. Following her singles, Oughta Be (which boasts over three million collective streams on Spotify), Anything But Yellow, Ghost Stories and Lose My Number (which appears on her 2018 six-song EP, Lovers Lottery), her latest track Never Been In Love initially found its following via TikTok before being expanding into the full-length, fun and flirty music video you see above.
The Knoxville, Tennessee-native has had a whirlwind career of sold-out shows and millions of song streams that culminated in the 2020 release of his debut self-titled album, which feature anthems like Ain’t From Here and Tennessee. Using tips from his friends Trey Lewis and Priscilla Block to grow his audience, he added 33,000 TikTok followers in the first three months of 2021, and the release of his song Better Off catapulted him to the next level with 3 million plays, over 10 times the growth of his previous single. He has since tripled his TikTok audience. Coffman dropped his latest single, Good As It Gets in May 2021.
The Nashville recording artist encourages empowering self-worth and good vibes to her growing #ColeTeam community (who also feature in her latest lyric video for My Home Too – My Voice Too). Cole has amassed over 20,000,000 streams since getting her start performing before her own high school volleyball games. She’s since toured globally in over 10 countries opening for acts like Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Jake Owen, LANCO, Runaway June and more. Influenced by the genre-crossed locker room playlists she and her Texas volleyball teammates blasted, her musical style blends authentic country storytelling with a little Houston rhythm and attitude.
Born and raised in Western Kentucky, Hart has never been far from the country scene in Nashville. He discovered a love for music at a young age. In 2013, he became lead singer for a local band and used that experience as a stepping stone to discover his own sound as a singer-songwriter. His latest original track is Buzz Back, and follows Crazy ‘Bout You and Give You Mine. He also recently co-wrote the track Live It Lonely for Trace Adkin’s forthcoming album, The Way I Wanna Do.
Holt is a singer-songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama who has a passion for making people feel at home while entertained through his music. Speaking of his latest single, Hangin’ On, Holt says, “About a year and a half ago, I saw this quote on the internet that said something along the lines of ‘at one point in your childhood, you played outside with your friends one last time and nobody knew it.’ And I was like ‘damn! That’s sad.’ So, I decided to write a song about all the things in life you can’t get back, but you never stop hanging on to the memories.” Hangin’ On, follows his singles Know It All and Back To Being Broke, which peaked at #14 on the iTunes country charts.
Joseph prides himself in his inclusive lyrics and messages of self-acceptance, as an openly gay male pursuing a country music career. Breaking boundaries in genre and sexuality, he uses lyricism and his captivating personality to tell his story. The Nashville-based rising pop-country star released his debut album Different in 2020, and it has garnered over 300K streams since. He wrote and released the single, also his debut, of the same name for anyone who has ever felt “different.” He also uses his social media presence – almost 160K TikTok followers and over 60K followers on Instagram – to share his new music and covers, and to call out how bro-country has become the standard in country radio.
Kinsey’s talent of soulful lyrics and dynamic vocals (not to mention that she can skillfully play seven instruments) captured the attention of Creative Artist Agency, signing her to their roster in 2016. The young Rockwall, Texas-native has been heard from London, performing at the C2C Festival to Nashville, sharing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry performing her hit song P!nk recorded by Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans. In April 2021, her first single, Drunk Too went viral on TikTok, which inspired her to record the hit song and release it six months ahead of schedule.
There’s little information online about the singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, but Robinson boasts an impressive 40,800 follows on TikTok so she must be doing something right. She released a single called Million Miles three years ago, another called Happy earlier this year and most recently, Damsel In This Dress – which is a clever play on the concept of the damsel in distress. The first verse goes: What if Romeo didn’t call Juliet? Left her stuck on a balcony waiting. Didn’t plan a second date and what if Prince Charming was way too guarded? Hot and cold when it came to love, so he stood the princess up. As a kid you think of love the way it’s written but growing up it don’t play out how you envision.
Taite grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado where she began taking piano lessons at a young age. Years later, her teacher loaned her a guitar, and Taite became a multi-instrumentalist over the course of a weekend. She begged her parents for a trip to Nashville for her 14th birthday so she could attend an NSAI songwriter’s workshop, and that workshop led to her first publishing deal with Green Hills Music Group. After signing her publishing deal, she enrolled in online high school to be able to make the journey back and forth to Nashville to write. She released her debut single, He Loves Me in 2016. Her latest single, Take Me Home reached almost 60,000 streams in its first short days of release.
Since entering the music world, TaintedLyric has dedicated themselves to music and performing. Through their unforgettable live performances and impeccable studio recordings, they have honed their technical capabilities and sound to form one unstoppable force in the music world. They are known on TikTok for their unusual comedy style. Their latest single, Liam’s Song is a heartbreak ode to their late son – which they describe as “the hardest song I’ve ever had to write or sing”, and follows their previous tracks This Road I’m On, Miles On My Mind and Good Enough For Tonight.
A native of tiny Hampden, Massachusetts, Webster grew up listening to a variety of music, from John Mayer and Miley Cyrus to Carrie Underwood, Keane, and the Grateful Dead. She started performing around her hometown while in high school, playing original songs that reflected her pop influence and love for country music. After attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music’s songwriter camps, everything changes when, in July 2020, her song Tell Your Mom became an instant viral hit on TikTok, amassing more than two million views in just a few days. Push & Pull is her latest single.
Born in Findlay, Ohio, Williams love for music started at age 8 when he began playing the drums. As his passion for music grew so did his dreams, this is when he picked up a guitar and started to sing. He started playing originals all around Ohio before making the move to Nashville, where he played up and down the Broadway music scene for many years. He later moved to Florida with his wife, but has since shared the state with artists such as Justin Moore, Hunter Hayes, Chase Rice, Jon Pardi, Martina McBride and more. He continues to release new music as well as videos on TikTok.
Zimmerman is a twenty-one-year-old singer-songwriter born and raised in the small town of Louisville, Illinois. Growing up, his father owned a trucking business and the two of them would listen to hour after hour of country radio on long hauls across state lines. Back at home, his Mum instilled in him a life-long appreciation for the power chords and edgy vocals of the 80s hair rock. He has since amassed a following of over 200,000 TikTok fans. His breakout single Never Comin’ Home was characterised by the straightforward authenticity for which he is known and loved. Small Town Crazy is a hometown tribute, summer anthem and drinking song, delivered in the grit and gravel of Zimmerman’s unmistakably Southern drawl.
If that wasn’t enough to encourage you all to check out TikTok just yet – many popular and well-established artists like Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Granger Smith, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and MANY others all have accounts too!
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