12 Rising Country Artists to Watch in 2017

f you’re a fan of traditionalist country music, look no further than Shane Owens. Although he may be a new name to you, he’s been hard at work making music for years. After three failed record deals, he’s finally released his debut project, and it’s worth the wait. His brand new album, Where I’m Comin’ From, features an appearance from John Anderson, while country legend Randy Travis makes a cameo in his video for “Country Never Goes Out of Style.” There’s a reason why your favorite country stars are supporting Shane Owens, and it’s all about the music. — Lorie Liebig




What he sounds like: A fresh but nostalgic mixture of Tracy Byrd, Daryle Singletary and a dash of Keith Whitley.

Required listening: “Country Never Goes Out of Style,” an infectious ode to staying true to your country roots.