In honor of Black Music Month, we’ve compiled nine Black country artists to keep on your radar as they continue to make names for themselves. Their music is great and worthy of being added to your playlists.
- Reyna Roberts
Described by Mickey Guyton as “the fireball shot of country music,” Reyna Roberts is a name to look out for. Her 2020 single “Stompin’ Grounds” is catchy, spunky, and she has already created a sound unique to her; the track also has over half a million streams on Spotify. Her vocal range is out of this world and she was a part of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021. It is clear that Roberts has a bright future ahead.
- Julie Williams
Part of Rissi Palmer’s Color Me Country Class of 2021, Williams is putting herself on the map. Her most recent song, “Southern Curls,” is a powerful song about acceptance as she sings, “Not all Southern girls are met with open doors / Some of us are looked down on before we’re even born.” She wrote the moving words by herself with no other co-writes. Her voice is as sweet as honey and it has the power to win over every heart.
- Curt Chambers
Curt Chambers is a Philadelphia native who has already been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards and has written and co-written tracks for artists such as Eminem, Lenny Cravitz, Miguel, and Jamie Foxx. Currently, Chambers finds himself as a notable rising country singer. His latest song, “Life’s Short Drink Tall” is a fun, catchy drinking song that is perfect for summer. The music video is a great time too.
- Chapel Heart Band
Chapel Heart Band is a trio made up of Danica, her sister Devynn, and their cousin Trea; they’ve been singing and performing together since they were little kids. The three girls pride themselves on their irresistible harmonies and A capella abilities. Their music is inspired by their gospel roots, but has that charming southern twang. They’re also extremely energetic when performing; videos of them performing on stage garner thousands and thousands of views.
Rising artist Tiera has already been named in CMT’s Listen Up roster for 2021 as well as their Next Women of Country Class in 2020. In her music, she writes beautiful, heartfelt lyrics and her voice is smooth and soft. Recently, Tiera has signed to Nicole Galyon’s publishing company Songs & Daughters and we can’t wait to see what she does in the near future.
Georgia native RVSHVD has the perfect country music voice. He first went viral for his country version of Roddy Rich’s song “Ballin’” which has amassed over 20 million streams across all platforms. Just this year, he released two new songs “Raised Up” and “Home To Me” and signed to The Penthouse for artist management and production.
- Brittney Spencer
Extremely talented songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player Brittney Spencer is making her mark after playing the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time on. She was also named in CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021. Her latest single, “Sober & Skinny” is a beautiful track with vulnerable lyricism and a snippet of the music video was shown on a billboard in Times Square.
- Willie Jones
Willie Jones was first seen on the X-Factor where he stunned Simon Cowell with his audition when he was only 17-years-old. Now, the Louisiana native uses his soulful, deep voice to combine country music with elements of hip-hop; he is truly using his talent to stretch the country genre. His music has caught the attention of many as he’s performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! His latest song, “Down by the Riverside” is a catchy ode to his southern roots.
- Patrick Ford
With only one song out, Georgia based country singer Patrick Ford has created a contemporary country sound that is bound to be loved by the masses. His debut song “Ain’t Just Some Dust” acts as a tribute to his upbringing and southern living.
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