Southern country music: Upcoming southern country stars

There are quite a few shining up and coming country stars that you will definitely want to know about if you are a fan of this musical genre.


The relatively new country band known as OSMR has a very Frankie Ballard sound that a lot of people are starting to really fall in love with. If you like Old Dominion or The Cadillac, you will be sure to like these guys. This trio of talented musicians hails from Nashville, and they have quite a unique sound with fast finger-picking guitar and gruff yet mesmerizing vocals.

Ashley McBryde

This new female country musicians songwriting has been compared to that of Miranda Lambert, with a swagger that’s reminiscent of Hank Williams Jr. If you are fans of Miranda or Eric Church, you will likely be a fan of this talented young woman. This is certainly a good choice for those who have an affinity for no-nonsense country with a very pure sound to it.

Dalton Domino

Dalton Domino has a sweet and sensitive traditional country sound that is similar to Will Hoge and Ryan Beaver. A lot of critics are also comparing him to Robert Earl Keen, which is quite the compliment. Domino’s latest album, which is entitled “Corners,” came just after he gave up alcohol and drugs completely. While some people may still think that you need to be high as a kite to produce quality music, Dalton Domino definitely proves that isn’t true at all. He has quickly amassed a large following of devoted fans.

Drugstore Gypsies

With a name as unique as their sound, Drugstore Gypsies has a Blackberry Smoke and A Thousand Horses kind of sound that has set them apart from a lot of the other rising country stars. They have a great honky-tonk sound on their self-titled debut album. They even have some interesting sounding power ballads that you’ll definitely want to check out. If you like country rock, these guys are worth looking into for sure.

Phoebe Hunt

Phoebe Hunt puts a whole new spin on American folk music that has already earned her quite an esteemed reputation. Those who like the Punch Brothers or Abigail Washburn will most likely find this young woman to be a great listening choice. She is an extremely talented fiddle player and singer, creating a whole new sound that is taking the country music industry by storm.