Here are my country music picks for favorite country music artists for 2022. After listening to new and old artists this past year, I have a few favorites I am happy to share with you.
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To see my picks from last year go to: Country Music Picks 2021.
Country Music 2022:
Some of the obvious choices for top picks include recent CMA Award Winners in 2022, such as Luke Coombs, Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osbourne.
Luke Coombs continues to wow country fans with his intricate lyrics and modest style, winning Entertainer of the Year.
Lainey Wilson won both Female artist and New Vocalist of the year, simply amazing vocals and grass roots style.
Huge kudos to Musical Event Winner Carly Pearce and Ashley McBride for their song: Never Wanted to Be That Girl, on Carly’s 29 album.
The song, Buy Dirt by Jordan Davis et al, hit home with me, and I immediately liked it when I heard it. No surprise when it won Song of the Year. Old Dominion won Best Vocal Group and Chris Stapleton won Male vocalist of the year.
North of the Border
I am still loving Jess Moskaluke and her Mapdot tour will be coming close to home here on Vancouver Island. Tenille Arts has a unique lyrical style that continues to impress. Brett Kissel’s Make a Life Not a Living suits me fine.
Tenille Townes, the Reklaws, Nice Horce and Dallas Smith were all winners at the CCMA’s this year. Aaron Goodvin and Justin Fancy are two more of my favorites!
Up and Coming Artists in 2022
A few up and coming artists, (and some that have been around awhile) that I have been enjoying this past year include Drew Gregory, Ivan Daigle, Jordyn Pollard and Tyler Joe Miller. Brandi Vezina, Kyle McKearney, One Ugly Cowboy and Daniel D Sorcy are other recent favorites. And I won’t forget Paige Penney and The Prairie States. Canada is well represented!
I was really impressed with Jess Moskaluke’s Mapdot and Country Girls songs, and Tyler Joe Miller’s hits Pillow Talkin’ and Where That Beer’s been. These are on the following compilations.
So many of these folks are winning awards in their home provinces. Looking forward to what next year will bring!
David Adam Byrnes from Texas has that down home country sound that I can’t stop listening to. Adele and Andy from the UK are an amazing duo and are regularly live on their twitch channel.
Country Music 2022 – Old favorites
I still love my personal favorites, and was happy to see Alan Jackson win the Lifetime Achievement Award, so deserving. Shania has a new album “Queen of Me”, which I am sure will please all her fans.
and then there’s Dolly and Michelle Wright’s latest albums!
Hope my Country Music Picks 2022 give you some ideas for your personal listening pleasure or give you some great gift ideas for the year ahead!