If you’re not listening to the following artists, you need to get your head out of your ass and get with the program.
Whether or not these artist are burning up the charts is irrelevant to me. They make damn good country music. Check them out. Add them to all your playlists. Tell all your friends about them. Be cooler than everybody else. You’re welcome.
1. Cody Johnson
The Texas country superstar has independently made a name for himself in Nashville with his latest Billboard Country #2 album, Gotta Be Me. For an independent artist to post numbers like Cody Johnson does means one thing, he makes damn good music.
2. Cody Jinks
This modern day country outlaw is also making noise with some of the major label folks. His latest album, I’m Not The Devil, reached #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. This quote from Jinks is really all you need:
“I’m one of those guys where one of the best compliments anyone can give me is, ‘I don’t like country music, but I really dig your stuff.’ I just want it to be good music, really. That’s the stuff that resonates.”
3. Cody Cannon (Whiskey Myers)
Whiskey Myers is what I call the second coming of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their swampy rock sound and frontman Cody Cannon’s amazing vocals are enough for anyone to to immediately fall in love with.
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.