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‘American Idol’ Season 13 Spoilers: Country Singers in the Top 31

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Warning: ‘American Idol’ Season 13 spoilers ahead!

The new season is off and running following the premiere on Jan. 15, and America is on the lookout for its next idol. This year, there is an impressive mix of country singers, and we have the complete rundown for honky tonk-lovin’ fans.

Caleb Johnson

This is Johnson’s third time on ‘Idol,’ as he made it to Hollywood in Season 10 and was cut just before the Top 24 in Season 11. Now, he makes his debut once again — and this Southern rocker is one to watch. His vocals are impeccable, and would translate well on lots of our favorite country rock songs. Plus, he’s completely comfortable with the guitar, making him loads of fun to watch onstage.

Casey Thrasher

This Alabama native and country singer was featured in the ‘Idol’ promo, speaking of his singing dreams: “I have a precious reason right here,” he said, cradling his baby. In addition to pulling on heartstrings, Thrasher has had success winning a local Battle of the Bands concert in Tuscaloosa, Ala. His rendition of Josh Turner‘s ‘Long Black Train’ shows his aptitude.

Dexter Roberts

Roberts is a country boy through and through. He loves hunting and fishing, and the Alabama singer is also super generous. At his audition in Tuscaloosa, Roberts let two ‘Idol’ hopefuls borrow his guitar — what a nice guy! We love his cover of Florida Georgia Line‘s ‘Country in My Soul.’

Ethan Harris

It can be risky to play an ‘Idol’ judge’s cover, but that’s exactly what Harris did. He performed Keith Urban‘s ‘You’ll Think of Me,’ and while his voice is quite different from that of the country star, Harris’ rendition definitely earned him a few points with the judges. The singer hails from central New York, and with his curly hair, sweet face and tenor vocals, he’s not only cute, but talented, too.

CJ Harris

This ‘American Idol’ Season 13 singer is actually one of those who borrowed a guitar from contestant Roberts — and it must have been a lucky instrument, because his audition won him a spot in the top. Harris clearly loves country music, as his YouTube channel boasts covers of country’s Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Brandy Neelly

Neelly has been through ‘Idol’ before, auditioning for Seasons 11 and 12, and she even sang with country songstress Kree Harrison last season. This girl is in it to win it, and her confidence, powerful pipes and polished appearance give off a lasting impression. Neelly is inspired by ‘Idol’ winner Carrie Underwood — she admits winning the show has been her dream for a very long time. We especially love her Travis Tritt cover of ‘Anymore.’

Jess Meuse

Meuse seems to be waffling between country and a variety of other genres, namely Americana, pop and blues, but her recent cover of Luke Bryan’s hit ‘Drink a Beer’ definitely showcase her country-worthy vocals.

Next: Are These the All-Time Top Country 'American Idol' Singers?

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