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KELSEA BALLERINI

A country-pop singer and songwriter out of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelsea Ballerini started writing songs when she was 13 years old, began learning guitar a year later, and moved to Nashville at 15 to pursue her dream of being a professional singer and songwriter. Four years later in 2013… READ MORE
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DAN + SHAY

Delivering a bright, polished sound that owes as much to contemporary pop as anything in the classic country handbook, Dan + Shay is the country singing and songwriting duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Both began playing music as teenagers, with Smyers (born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania)… READ MORE

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Brett Eldredge

Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16… READ MORE
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MICKEY GUYTON

Blessed with a voice that walks the line between classic country and contemporary pop and a genuine talent for songwriting, Mickey Guyton became a rising country star in 2015 when her debut single began making its way up the radio airplay charts. Mickey Guyton was born… READ MORE
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KELSEA BALLERINI

A country-pop singer and songwriter out of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelsea Ballerini started writing songs when she was 13 years old, began learning guitar a year later, and moved to Nashville at 15 to pursue her dream of being a professional singer and songwriter. Four years later in 2013… READ MORE
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DAN + SHAY

Delivering a bright, polished sound that owes as much to contemporary pop as anything in the classic country handbook, Dan + Shay is the country singing and songwriting duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Both began playing music as teenagers, with Smyers (born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania)… READ MORE

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Brett Eldredge

Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16… READ MORE
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MICKEY GUYTON

Blessed with a voice that walks the line between classic country and contemporary pop and a genuine talent for songwriting, Mickey Guyton became a rising country star in 2015 when her debut single began making its way up the radio airplay charts. Mickey Guyton was born… READ MORE
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JEWEL

As a story, Jewel’s origin is impossible to beat: on her way up, the singer/songwriter lived in a van on the West Coast, struggling to find an entrance to a career as a professional musician. This hardscrabble tale, only enhanced by her Alaskan upbringing, stood in direct contrast… READ MORE
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CHARLES KELLEY

A talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of chart-topping country-pop trio Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley was born in Augusta, Georgia on September 11, 1981. Musically active since the age of 11, Kelley spent his formative years playing… READ MORE

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MARTINA MCBRIDE

Contemporary country singer Martina McBride rose to stardom in the late ’90s, starting out with a more traditionalist approach and later moving into more pop-friendly territory. She was born Martina Mariea Schiff in 1966 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and discovered country music… READ MORE
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DAVID NAIL

Born and raised in Kennett, Missouri, country singer and songwriter David Nail was drawn at first to sports, particularly baseball, but found himself dreaming of a music career too, and as time went by, he put more and more of his time and energy… READ MORE
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JEWEL

As a story, Jewel’s origin is impossible to beat: on her way up, the singer/songwriter lived in a van on the West Coast, struggling to find an entrance to a career as a professional musician. This hardscrabble tale, only enhanced by her Alaskan upbringing, stood in direct contrast… READ MORE
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CHARLES KELLEY

A talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of chart-topping country-pop trio Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley was born in Augusta, Georgia on September 11, 1981. Musically active since the age of 11, Kelley spent his formative years playing… READ MORE

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MARTINA MCBRIDE

Contemporary country singer Martina McBride rose to stardom in the late ’90s, starting out with a more traditionalist approach and later moving into more pop-friendly territory. She was born Martina Mariea Schiff in 1966 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and discovered country music… READ MORE
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DAVID NAIL

Born and raised in Kennett, Missouri, country singer and songwriter David Nail was drawn at first to sports, particularly baseball, but found himself dreaming of a music career too, and as time went by, he put more and more of his time and energy… READ MORE
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JENNIFER NETTLES

Singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles is best known as half of the successful country pop duo Sugarland with Kristian Bush. She was born in Georgia in 1974 and began singing in earnest at age four. As a teen she played in local bands. Her influences ranged from gospel and pop… READ MORE
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PENTATONIX

A five-person a cappella group based out of Arlington, Texas, Pentatonix are best known for winning the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011. Formed by high-school friends Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying, the group got its initial start… Full Bio
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Thomas Rhett

Georgia-born singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett, the son of award-winning country crooner Rhett Akins, didn’t seriously start considering following in his father’s footsteps until his senior year in high school. Raised on a steady diet of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams… READ MORE
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LEANN RIMES

In 1996, LeAnn Rimes burst out of nowhere with her debut single “Blue,” which immediately captured the attention of country fans across America. It wasn’t just the fact that her rich, powerful vocals were remarkably similar to Patsy Cline’s — it was the fact that Rimes was only 13 years old… READ MORE
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JENNIFER NETTLES

Singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles is best known as half of the successful country pop duo Sugarland with Kristian Bush. She was born in Georgia in 1974 and began singing in earnest at age four. As a teen she played in local bands. Her influences ranged from gospel and pop… READ MORE
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PENTATONIX

A five-person a cappella group based out of Arlington, Texas, Pentatonix are best known for winning the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011. Formed by high-school friends Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying, the group got its initial start… Full Bio
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Thomas Rhett

Georgia-born singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett, the son of award-winning country crooner Rhett Akins, didn’t seriously start considering following in his father’s footsteps until his senior year in high school. Raised on a steady diet of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams… READ MORE
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LEANN RIMES

In 1996, LeAnn Rimes burst out of nowhere with her debut single “Blue,” which immediately captured the attention of country fans across America. It wasn’t just the fact that her rich, powerful vocals were remarkably similar to Patsy Cline’s — it was the fact that Rimes was only 13 years old… READ MORE
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DARIUS RUCKER

As the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker was one of the most popular frontmen in mainstream pop/rock during the mid-’90s. The band’s debut album, Cracked Rear View, was virtually inescapable in 1995, eventually selling more than 16 million copies… READ MORE
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BRIAN SETZER

Every decade has its own retro craze spearheaded by a true believer who brings classic sounds and style back into vogue. Brian Setzer performed this trick not just once but twice, first as the leader of the Stray Cats, the trio that brought rockabilly back into the charts during the ’80s… READ MORE

 

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MICHAEL W. SMITH

Michael W. Smith became one of the most enduringly popular artists in the contemporary Christian music market while also finding brief success as a mainstream artist. The songwriter was born in Kenova, West Virginia, the son of an oil refinery worker and a caterer… READ MORE
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LINDSEY STIRLING

Combining her love of classical music with EDM, hip-hop, and dubstep, violinist, dancer, and performance artist Lindsey Stirling is best known for videos she posts to her YouTube channel, and for competing on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent in 2010… READ MORE
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DARIUS RUCKER

As the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker was one of the most popular frontmen in mainstream pop/rock during the mid-’90s. The band’s debut album, Cracked Rear View, was virtually inescapable in 1995, eventually selling more than 16 million copies… READ MORE
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BRIAN SETZER

Every decade has its own retro craze spearheaded by a true believer who brings classic sounds and style back into vogue. Brian Setzer performed this trick not just once but twice, first as the leader of the Stray Cats, the trio that brought rockabilly back into the charts during the ’80s… READ MORE

 

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MICHAEL W. SMITH

Michael W. Smith became one of the most enduringly popular artists in the contemporary Christian music market while also finding brief success as a mainstream artist. The songwriter was born in Kenova, West Virginia, the son of an oil refinery worker and a caterer… READ MORE
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LINDSEY STIRLING

Combining her love of classical music with EDM, hip-hop, and dubstep, violinist, dancer, and performance artist Lindsey Stirling is best known for videos she posts to her YouTube channel, and for competing on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent in 2010… READ MORE
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