As it turns out, the upcoming season of 'American Idol' is looking to be very countrified. Paul Jolley is just one of a handful of young aspiring country artists rumored to appear on Season 12 of the popular reality competition series.

According the the Palmersville, TN native's official ReverbNation account, Jolley has opened for a number of country artists, including Chely Wright, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Tippin, Roy Clark and Tammy Cochran. Jolley released his debut album at the age of 16, and has won more than 100 talent contests in his young career.

The now-Nashville resident certainly has the experience to be a strong competitor this season, but it remains to be seen whether or not Jolley impressed Keith Urban and his fellow 'American Idol' judges enough to stick around for the long haul. According to an unconfirmed source, Jolley is among the Top 20 male vocalists heading to Hollywood in Season 12.

Will Jolley follow in the footsteps of former winner Scotty McCreery? Tune in to the 'American Idol' premiere on Jan. 16 to find out!

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