Stage Right Secret’s One’s To Watch 2016: Country!

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Without a doubt Country is a genre that is getting bigger and bigger with fans from all around the globe in cities, suburbs, and the countrysides. We’ve seen some incredible artists this past year and want to share our top 20 artists to watch in 2016! Let us know who we missed that you’re jamming out to!


Mickey Guyton

Mickey is one of those artists with so much talent you can’t help but be awestruck anytime you see her perform live.

Courtney Cole

Courtney started breaking out this year but we have a feeling she will be taking over the industry and headlining arenas very soon.

Olivia Lane

Olivia’s latest mixtape Heart Unlocked is everything you need to hear right now. Praying for new music from this powerhouse.

Savannah Keyes

Savannah is an absolute doll, we saw her at CMA Fest this past year and instantly fell in love with her kind personality and utterly beautiful voice.

Sammy Arriaga

Sammy taught us that it’s Cold In Miami, we’re expecting some chart topping singles from Sammy in the new year!


For just starting out, this duo is already making waves we can’t wait to see what 2016 holds.

Dianna Corcoran

Already a sensation in Australia, we’re so grateful Dianna is bringing her music to the states!

Matt Gary

We can’t wait to see Matt get his first number one single! Crossing our fingers for 2016!

Aaron Parker

Aaron is the epitome of commanding a stage, hopefully the new year brings more touring!

Haley & Michaels

Possibly the sweetest couple in country music, these two are sure to have their music appreciated this year.

Cale Dodds

What’s better than a great performer? A great performer who can also write catchy hits. Definitely keep an eye out for Cale!

April Kry

We get fireflies just thinking about this girl’s future!

Brooke Eden

Brooke is bringing girl power and passion back to music. We can’t wait to see her take over the world.

Maren Morris

Maren has her tour coming up, we can’t wait to see what else this lovely lady does in the new year.

Sundy Best

The band described in two words is pure talent. With their constant touring and wowing audiences we expect big things from them.

Drew Baldridge

Drew definitely will be making a big impact on country radio in 2016, be on the look out for this guy!

Drake White

Drake brings the swagger and soul to his music.

Waterloo Revival

This duo has such a connection and passion for songwriting and the music. Taking fans around in pedal bars to listen to their new music isn’t bad either!

Clare Dunn

She redefines the term badass with her rocking country sound. Definitely expect chart toppers in 2016!

Ryan Kinder

If you love his Twitter banter, you’ll adore his songwriting even more.

Jackie Lee

We heard him perform his new music live this winter, you’re all going to lose your mind over it.


Last but certainly not least is the lovely Cam. Meeting her for the first time was like seeing an old friend. Who gets nominated for a GRAMMY before their debut album comes out? Cam!


Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.