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Brandon Lay Is a RISER Raised Halfway Between Country + Rock ‘n’ Roll

Brandon Lay’s hometown of Jackson, Tenn., falls halfway between Memphis and Nashville, and musically so does he. His influences include artists that revolutionized country music in the '90s, and Elvis Presley.

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Runaway June RISERS
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Runaway June, RISERS Inspired by Visits With Garth, Willie + More

Opening up for Garth Brooks can be terrifying for a new country group like Runaway June. The size of the crowds and stages, plus the idea that one if not two country music icons could be watching from just a few feet away — that’s a lot for anyone to take. At the end of the night, the “Lipstick” singers and 2017 Taste of Country RISERS were anything but afraid.

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Farewell Angelina Are RISERS Aiming to Hit the Heart

Farewell Angelina know music means more to people than ever in times of turbulence, so when they write, the quartet aims to strike a deep chord.

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RISER Brett Young Holds Nothing Back, Onstage and Off

By the time Brett Young finishes just about any acoustic performance, you want to rush the stage and give him a hug.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Jacob Davis, ‘What I Wanna Be’ [Listen]

Jacob Davis steps back from a pop-friendly sound that drives traditionalists crazy on his debut single, "What I Wanna Be."

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Kalie Shorr Asks ‘How Do You Like Me Now?’ in Toby Keith Cover [Watch]

Kalie Shorr — a Taste of Country RISER — takes it to Nashville’s streets in her new video, which features her unique cover of the classic Toby Keith tune “How Do You Like Me Now?”

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Meet Kalie Shorr, a 2017 RISER Who Won’t Quit Fighting

Kalie Shorr packs light and doesn't hang to what she doesn't need. She writes songs the same way — nimble, with all but the most important assets discarded.

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ToC RISER Jacob Davis Sets Date for Debut EP

Taste of Country RISER Jacob Davis is gearing up to put out his debut EP, What I Wanna Be.

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RISER Jacob Davis Is a Nashville Newcomer With Louisiana Soul

Jacob Davis is an unforgettable country talent. When you walk away from his live show you know you just saw something unique.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Aubrie Sellers, ‘Liar, Liar’ [Listen]

Aubrie Sellers' "Liar Liar" is the stormiest country song since Garth Brooks sang about thunder.

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