So, as everyone’s adjusting to the idea of it being 2013, and the coming events of the new year, I thought I’d take you through some of the new artists and new releases of 2013, and what I’m most looking forward to etc (as if I’m a tastemaker, ha). Read away for the lowdown.
Albums I’m Looking Forward To:
- Ashley Monroe – Like A Rose
- Kacey Musgraves – TBA
- Pistol Annies – TBA
- Miranda Lambert – TBA
- Brad Paisley – TBA
New Artists To Look Out For:
Again, I’m putting Kacey Musgraves on this list. I think she’s too much of a talent to ignore and I’m hoping she’ll be making some huge waves in Nashville this year. Another act I’m full supporting in 2013 is The Cadillac Black. They have toured with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd in the past year (and got huge compliments from all), the lead singer writes for countless artists including producing Dierks’ latest EP, they have had songs featured on tons of huge network shows (not forgetting three songs featured in one episode of ‘Nashville’), and I am writing an artist feature on them. I genuinely really like their blend of country and rock (heavier and edgier than that in Nashville at the moment) termed ‘Country Fuzz’ and when I was approached to write the article I couldn’t believe I got to write about a band I actually really liked. I’m hoping it’s going to be a big year for them as they really deserve it and if you haven’t heard their music yet you should definitely check them out. As for artists who already have albums out, I’m gonna put it on the record and tip Jana Kramer and Lee Brice to rise higher and have a big 2013.
In addition to this, there are plenty of tours to spend all your hard-earned cash on. George Strait begins his ‘The Cowboy Rides Away’ tour with Martina McBride, Hunter Hayes joins Carrie Underwood for the ‘Blown Away’ tour, Taylor Swift starts her highly-anticipated ‘Red’ tour and Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley take their ‘Locked and Reloaded’ tour out on the road beginning this month.
So whatever tour you’re planning on going to, whatever new artist you’re tuning into and whatever album you’re counting down to, it looks set to be a great year and I want to know what you’re rating and looking forward to in the coming 12 months. COMMENT. Comment away.