These are some of the new music and

 independent artists I'm following ~Susan

The Woods

This trio brings the strengths of three artists together.

Lyrical wordsmith Dan O’Rourke and guitar virtuoso Leland Rooney t

eamed up with Canadian solo artist and songbird Raquel Cole

to create their version of what a supergroup looks like,

prior to individual success. While this may be their first

release as a group, they’ve been busy recording an album’s

worth of songs to ignite a blaze and take the music world by force in the coming year.

 

 


Abby Miller

She hails from central OH; she was singing covers for a

fund raiser during her senior year in high school when

someone suggested she sing at a small venue called

the Paxton Theater; after rehearsing with the house band,

the bass player asked if he could share her music

with a producer friend in Nashville; 3 weeks after

her high school graduation she was in the studio

recording original songs; she’s now 22 and this song is

already up for song of the year with the American Songwriters Association

 

 


Jon Langston

Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA, listening to music by

his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. Earning a Division 1

college football scholarship, Langston always thought

football would a part of his life, but after his sixth

concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his football

career ended abruptly. He picked up his guitar - untouched

since eighth grade - and re-taught himself how to play. 

He joined Luke Bryan on the Farm Tour in 2017 and 2018,

and again as support on his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019.

Langston signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, and is the first artist signed

under Bryan's label 32 Bridge Entertainment with EMI Records Nashville.

 


Jordan Fletcher

Originally from Jacksonville, now based in Nashville.

 At the age of six, he picked up the drums before playing in church. Spent

his teenage years learning guitar and writing songs. 

After a few years in at University of North Florida, he dropped out, moved to Nashville.

He landed a record deal in 2021. He has been on tour with Muscadine Bloodline and

Kip Moore and written songs for Riley Green and Chris Bandi.

 


Sam Grow

From Mechanicsville, Maryland. Started crafting song lyrics and melodies

after his dad bought him a guitar when he was 16.

He released his debut EP "Me & Mine" in 2020 with songs logging

in more that 50 million streams and landing on Hot Country playlists.

He made his Grand Ole Opry debut in November of 2021 where he

received a stand ovation. Hi latest album is called "This Town"

 

 

 

Restless Road

 Based in Nashville, made up of Zach Beeken, Garret Nichols, and Colton Pack.

They finished fourth in the third season of  The X Factor in 2013; 

Signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville and released their debut, 

self-titled EP on February 27, 2020.

They also have written songs for Rascal Flatts, Granger Smith and others.

 


Adam Doleac

Originally from Hattiesburg, Mississipp, now lives in Nashville. Before becoming a country music artist he excelled at many sports and played baseball for the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a star hitter for the Golden Eagles when they made an appearance at the College World Series in 2009. His love of music took him to Nashville where he released his debut "Famous" in January 2019 as an independent artist. He signed with Sony-Arista in October 2019. He’s also written songs for Daris Rucker and Kane Brown and was named by Rolling Stone Country as an artist you need to know. This is his latest single.


Larry Fleet

He released his debut country radio single,

“Where I Find God,” in 2020, but it was 2021

that found him sharing more of his musical

personality with fans. His full-length album, Stack of Records,

paints him as one of country music’s most expressive new storytellers.

He’s scheduled to join Morgan Wallen’s The Dangerous Tour and

he had his first-ever opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry recently.

 

Dalton Dover

By the age of 16 he had picked up a guitar and

started teaching himself to play, yet it was his grandfather who

turned him on to country music. After sharing covers of some of his

favorite songs on TikTok, he caught the ear of producer

Matt McV and A&R Veteran and founder of Droptine Recordings,

Jim Catino, who quickly signed Dover. He was a contestant on

 “The Voice” on NBC Season16 and won a spot on Team Blake,

but was eliminated in the Battle Rounds.

Still lives in the same 1,200-population Georgia town where

he grew up, along with his wife and the couple’s two young children.

This is his new single "Baby I Am"

 

Morgan Wade

Hails from Floyde, Virginia; plays mandolin & harmonica. 

At age 19, while a freshman in college, after a break up – she decided

to woo him back by starting a band,

not only winning over her ex, but forming the group

Stepbrothers. The band eventually dissolved,

but she kept playing and performing.

She recently released her debut album Reckless

 


Nashvillans

3 man band made up of Troy Johnson - who has been a

singer/songwriter in Nashville for more than 20 years;

Brett Boyett- composer/music producer/multi-instrumentalist

and Scott Lindsey – singer/song writer.

They have written for films, TV and major artists including

Keith Urban, Cassadee Pope, James Taylor and others.

They describe their music as edgy,

country-rock infused and just released a

new album called "Thumbling Down"

This is the first single release from that album.

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