Debut Spotlight

BRANDON ALAN: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

BRANDON ALAN: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Beginning at age 11, Alan took guitar lessons from his father. Dad’s music collection inspired his son to widen his horizons, particular when it came to playing guitar; Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Jimi...Read full article... »

ROSS COOPER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

ROSS COOPER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born into a rodeo family, Ross Cooper pursued two interests while growing up in Lubbock, Texas: riding broncos bareback and music. If he hadn’t injured his knee a few years ago, he might still be...Read full article... »

SCOTT CONER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

SCOTT CONER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Scott Coner has lived on the same country road in Indiana for his entire life. He writes his songs on a porch overlooking the family farm. He is a loving husband and father to two...Read full article... »

DALLAS SMITH: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

DALLAS SMITH: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

To Dallas Smith, Country Music is about the “special combination of a voice and song.” After spending nearly 10 years fronting Canadian rock band Default, Smith has stepped on his own, into the world of...Read full article... »

KASEY LANSDALE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

KASEY LANSDALE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Growing up in Nacogdoches, East Texas, Kasey Lansdale remembers singing along to Reba’s Greatest Hits and listening to groups like the Contours with her father. By age 7, she was writing songs. Years later, while...Read full article... »

LEXI LARSEN: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

LEXI LARSEN: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born and raised in western Nebraska, Larsen has been building her fan base through her home state’s Galaxy of Stars Talent Search, the regional Colgate Country Showdown and performances as far afield as Xian, China....Read full article... »

DOWNDAY: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

DOWNDAY: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

A product of Centerville, Ark., Rockey Jones played his first show at the New Blaine VFW at age 12. Christian Dean, a native of Russellville, Arkansas, started playing bass for this father’s band when he...Read full article... »

DEBUT SPOTLIGHT: SUSAN TONEY

DEBUT SPOTLIGHT: SUSAN TONEY

In November 2003, the night of her birthday, Susan Toney miraculously survived a rollover car crash. Suffering from internal bleeding, skull fractures, with external wounds on her forehead, ears, nose and mouth, and multiple broken...Read full article... »

LUCY HALE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

LUCY HALE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born in Memphis, Tenn., Lucy Hale started singing at 8 years old and eventually took part in a talent competition at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. At age 13, she won the...Read full article... »

ASHLEY WINTERS: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

ASHLEY WINTERS: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Ashley Winters drives Country Music in a refreshing new direction with a style and debut EP she calls Country Noir. Her throwback approach manifests in her vocals, rooted in blues tradition and honed by years...Read full article... »

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