The 2017 Class of New Faces of Country Music Show Announced

The voting is in and this year’s 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show promises to be the ultimate hit parade of tomorrow’s country music superstars. If you’re wondering who will step up and follow in the footsteps of country’s most successful performers, read on!

Maren Morris (Columbia Nashville), William Michael Morgan (Warner Bros.), Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville), Granger Smith (Wheelhouse Records) and Drake White (Dot Records) are five of country’s hottest new acts, and radio station personnel around the country voted them as 2017’s New Faces of Country.

Red hot, Grammy award nominated Morris has also been nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017 Best New Country Artist and is currently touring in support of her album, Hero.

Country traditionalist Jon Pardi’s sophomore album, California Sunrise, was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s best country albums for 2016.

The New Faces of Country Music Show will take place during the yearly Country Radio Seminar, an educational and promotional convention for country music insiders.

This year’s New Faces lineup is reflective of our format’s strength, and steady growth. I’m happy to report we received a record number of qualified votes from country radio supporting these talented artists. We believe it is going to be an amazing show,” said John Crenshaw, Chairman of CRS New Faces Committee.

All five of the amazing new country acts have achieved significant success and as a reward will perform in front of key industry and radio luminaries. The New Faces extravaganza traditionally closes out the prestigious convention, and will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Omni Nashville. The New Faces show is co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The country music newbies will be among good company at the ultimate country music insider networking convention! Immediately following the opening ceremonies on day one, Zac Brown will accept CRS 2017 Artist Humanitarian Award.

Be sure to visit for more information about the 2017 Class of New Faces of Country Music Show.

Written By Tanya Clark


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