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Sam Hunt: Debut Spotlight

Sam Hunt: Debut Spotlight

Hailing from rural Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt grew up with a passion for playing football. At Cedartown High School in 2002, he won recognition from the Rome News-Tribune as co-Offensive Player of the Year, was...Read full article... »

Brian Collins: Debut Spotlight

Brian Collins: Debut Spotlight

Take elements of Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Marc Broussard, and the results point the way toward Brian Collins. His broad range of influences have enabled him to share stages with KISS,...Read full article... »

Danny Griego: Debut Spotlight

Danny Griego: Debut Spotlight

Born in Prescott, Ariz., descended on his father’s side from Spanish cowboys and from Kentucky moonshiners through his mother, based now in Austin, Texas, Danny Griego earned degrees in business management and business marketing from...Read full article... »

Brothers Osborne: Debut Spotlight

Brothers Osborne: Debut Spotlight

Growing up the sons of a working-class mother and father, T.J. and John Osborne learned at an early age how to make do with what they had. Their blue-collar rural Maryland upbringing was far from...Read full article... »

MITCH GOUDY: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

MITCH GOUDY: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born and raised in rural Bloomfield, Iowa, Mitch Goudy faced a personal crisis early in his life when a knee injury permanently limited his ability to play sports. To help him get through this difficult...Read full article... »

DANIEL LEE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

DANIEL LEE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

“I’m Country as cornbread,” said Daniel Lee, laughing. “I grew up on everything, gospel music, rock, rap … There’s not one genre that I don’t listen to. But the first song I ever picked on...Read full article... »

LEAH TURNER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

LEAH TURNER: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Leah Turner was raised in California’s Morongo Valley, the daughter of a rodeo champion. She was just 3 when she began sitting at her grandmother’s piano, trying to make real chords. When she was 5,...Read full article... »

AMERICAN YOUNG: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

AMERICAN YOUNG: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Individually, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson can claim songwriting credits for Lee Brice, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more hitmakers. Stone performed as a solo act and produced as well. Osmunson was the...Read full article... »

NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Born in Columbia, Tennessee, Natalie Stovall began playing violin professionally at age 10. Just two years later, she played onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Since 2006, she has fronted Natalie Stovall and The Drive,...Read full article... »

HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE: DEBUT SPOTLIGHT

Hugh Robert Masterson grew up in Butternut, Wis., where 300 people lived amidst decrepit mills, dirt roads and beat-down bars. Though small, his hometown inspired Masterson to document the lives and dreams of its people,...Read full article... »

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