Here are my country music picks for favorite country music artists for 2021. I have included some of their latest releases, as well as some of my long time favorites. Check them out!
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Latest Country Stars and Albums:
Morgan Wallen is still a huge favorite of many fans with his down home style and lyrics…so enjoyable to listen to. Loving that mullet!
Luke Combs received a recent Album of the Year, Billboard Top Country Artist two years in a row, and CMA Male Vocalist of the year…his unique style connects with his audiences.
Gabby Barrett with her breakthrough video of the year is making a huge impact and winning fans with her strong vocals and original songs.
This dynamic duo, Maddie & Tae, brings fun to country.
The Reklaws have had great success with a Juno – Country Album of the Year, CCMA Album of the Year, Fan’s Choice and Group Duo of the Year awards.
James Barker Band, another Country Album of the Year Juno winner, recently won the CCMA Single of the Year award.
Dallas Smith recently won the TD CCMA Entertainer of the Year award.
Brett Kissel won the CCMA Male Artist of the Year award, Album of the Year and Fan’s Choice award.
Washboard Union won the CCMA Group or Duo of the Year award and the Roots Album of the Year.
Such rising talent from these ladies, each with their own unique style and incredible voices:
Tenille Townes won the CCMA Female Artist of the Year.
Tenille Arts won the CCMA Rising Star Award.
Lindsay Ell won the CCMA Interactive Artist or Group of the Year Award.
Dixie Chicks released their latest album “Gaslighter”, Ashley McBride was CMA New Artist of the Year and released her follow-up Album “Never Will”, Sam Hunt’s awaited latest album “Southside”.
Bigger than life, old favorites, describe these next artists: Big Little Town, Garth Brooks, and Luke Bryan…they always deliver country sound with soul and strong vocals.
More big talent from Miranda Lambert who won the CMA Music Video of the Year, Eric Church won the CMA Entertainer of the Year, The Highwomen won Album, Song and Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Awards.
I am excited about the Highwomen, which includes Maren Morris another CMA Award winner. The blend of their voices is truly unique.
Here are a few country music compilations, if you like the variety and talent showcase just to mix it up:
Personal Favorites and Classics:
Of course I had to include my personal favorites, such as Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson.
Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Allan Jackson:
Every time I hear the Highwaymen I get a bit emotional, they are just so good and remind me of the farm and growing up listening to the radio:
To get you ready for next Christmas…
Christmas Classics and new releases (compilations):
Elvis, Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers and Reba McIntyre’s Christmas Classics:
Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Johnny Cash Christmas albums:
Jess Moskaluke, George Canyon, Terri Clark Christmas albums:
Hope you enjoy my picks for 2021.