These five acts are the future of country music, and they're barely old enough to drink. Our Hottest Artists Under 25 list — 2016 edition — taps acts whose careers are so hot right now, they're practically on fire.

You'll find a #TeamBlake alum from The Voice, a country music descendant and three other talented artists who are fighting their way to the top. Kane Brown makes this year's list not just for his viral nature, but the fact that he's already lining up a headlining tourMaddie & Tae — both in their early 20s — are doing their darndest to reshape the landscape for country's ladies, and, quite frankly, becoming the next Dixie Chicks. Another chick on the list is Kelsea Ballerini, who has only had three release singles, but somehow has two No. 1s. There's no denying her staying power.

These new faces of country music are already making waves, which is why they've been picked for our Hottest Artists Under 25 list.