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On The Verge – Independent Country Artists Class of 2022

Here at The Nash News, we love supporting the incredible independent artists making a name for themselves in Nashville. We’ve created a list of 12 indie country acts that we can’t wait to watch in 2022.

1. Carter Faith

North Carolina native Carter Faith was still a student at Belmont University when she was working on and released her debut EP Let Love Be Love. The six-song project shows off Carter’s range as a vocalist and a songwriter with the summery road trip anthem “Joyride,” the dreamy and romantic “Cowboys & Dreamers,” and the dark, wild wild west themed “Lasso.” She even got to close out the Whiskey Jam 10 year anniversary party at the infamous Ryman Auditorium.

2. Brittney Spencer

Although Brittney Spencer has only released one single this year, the gorgeous and harshly realistic “Sober & Skinny,” she’s taken the country world by storm by going on tour with Jason Isbell, performing with The Highwomen, and is currently on her own headlining tour visiting cities around the US. She also performed at the 2021 CMA Awards alongside Mickey Guyton and Madeline Edwards for one of the most moving performances of the night.

3. Ashley Cooke

Ashley Cooke has had a major 2021 and she’s bound to continue on an upward trajectory. After gaining popularity by posting challenges and original music on TikTok, she’s gone on to release her debut full-length album titled