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Spotify releases its ‘Hot Country’ artists to watch for 2023

This week, Spotify kicked off its annual “Artist To Watch” campaign, using its various popular and influential playlist brands to highlight and amplify new artists, revealing its predictions for the next wave of music stars across various genres in 2023! 

Hot Country, Spotify’s flagship country music playlist, is unveiling the roster of emerging stars who are primed to take the country music scene by storm and make their mark in the music industry this year. 

Spotify Artists to Watch 2023
Credit: Spotify / Hot Country
  • Avery Anna, the Nashville singer-songwriter who has opened for acts like Josh Turner and Martina McBride is most known for her 2022 single “Narcissist,” and for appearing at last year’s C2C festival in London.
  • Dylan Marlowe popped on the scene with his viral remake of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” and lately has been making waves with his catchy breakup track “Goodbye Gets Around.” He also featured on Kasey Tyndall’s new single, ‘Place for Me‘ released last Friday.
  • Ella Langley, the “Country Boy’s Dream Girl” singer is known for her unique blend of country and rock. 
  • ERNEST, the country artist known for his hit collaboration with Morgan Wallen, “Flower Shops,” got his start writing music for country artists including Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, and Chris Lane. We have an interview lined up with ERNEST to talk about his new, forthcoming album later in the month. 
  • 49 Winchester is a Virginia-based country group known for its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. 
  • Jackson Dean, known for his old school, gritty, lyric-driven, outlaw style of Country his hit song “Don’t Come Lookin’’” was recently featured in Paramount Network’s hit series Yellowstone
  • Josh Ross, the Canadian singer-songwriter has topped the charts with his singles “First Taste of Gone” and “On a Different Night” and was nominated as a “Rising Star” at the 2022 Canadian Country Music Awards. 
  • Megan Moroney, known for her viral hit “Tenessee Orange,” recently released her debut EP Pistol Made of Roses.
  • Restless Road is a Nashville-based country music band known for their song “Take Me Home,” a collaboration with Kane Brown inspired by John Denver’s iconic track “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and their hit single “Growing Old With You” which they performed on Season 26 of ABC’s The Bachelor.  We have an interview lined up with Restless Road during their upcoming UK tour with Kane Brown.
  • Tanner Adell is bringing a fresh new vibe and sound to country music with her catchy and dance-worthy singles “Country Girl Commandments” and “Honky Tonky Heartbreak.”

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