March 8th is International Women's Day; a day to celebrate and honor women everywhere. In fact, the month of March is dedicated to Women's History. Country music in particular wouldn't be what it is today without the impact of its female talent. Musicians such as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and many others paved the way for women currently wanting to make their own stamp on the genre. In honor of International Women's Day, here are some notable rising female artists to look out for.
Cooke has been making a name for herself in Nashville for a while, but recently signed her first record deal. Her songs "running back," "it's been a year," and "back in the saddle" offer a newfound perspective on popular country themes. In 2022, she performed her duet "Never Till Now" with Brett Young on The Bachelorette, which opened Cooke up to a wider audience. She will be joining Luke Bryan as a special guest on his summer tour as well as making appearances a several festivals.
Faith offers emotive lyricism akin to Taylor Swift, as well as honesty and candor to match Kacey Musgraves. In many ways, Faith feels like a breath of fresh air in today's country music. Her debut EP Let Love Be Love showcased her unique voice to plenty of new fans. Her songs and ability to express herself have stuck a chord with a growing loyal fanbase. Her song "The Devil's Still Down In Georgia" and her appearance on the remix of Corey Kent's "Wild As Her," have helped her revel even more in her creativity.
Morgan has garnered attention for her honest and relatable songs that strike a chord with young women. Her song, "If He Wanted To He Would," began trending on the social media platform TikTok. Morgan has gone on to open shows for stars like Maren Morris, Little Big Town, and Dan + Shay. Her EP P.S. displayed her bold sense of artistry and helped her earn millions of streams on Spotify alone. This spring, Morgan will embark on her first headlining tour.
Not only was Chapel Hart’s 2021 record The Girls Are Back in Town a treat, the trio only gained more momentum in 2022 after their America’s Got Talent audition went mega-viral on social media. The group made up of Devynn Hart, Danica Hart, and Trea Swindle, have infectious harmonies that immediately catch the ear. Not only are their vocals pristine, but the band has a mesmerizing stage presence. They also recently collaborated with Darius Rucker on the track “Ol Church Hymn.”
Webster has become one of the exciting newcomers owning her place in country pop. Currently opening for Kelsea Ballerini on the 'HEARTFIRST Tour,' the talented singer is getting to perform for fans who love the style touted as "neon cowgirl." She released her debut EP last fall and has worked with some of the best in the business.
This Kentucky native continues to prove she's one to watch with every song she releases. "Us" and "Country Can" have racked up the views and streams to bring her to the forefront of emerging musicians. In 2022, she joined Carly Pearce on her '29 Tour' and wowed audiences with her realness. "Someone Else's Heartbreak" is her latest single and it truly brings a sense of wonder. With time and exposure, she will help represent her demographic even more.
Carpenter is a singer-songwriter who learned how to play guitar from her brothers, and now is making a name for herself on Music Row. She has released songs such as "Can't Nobody" and "Huntin' Season," both setting her apart from her peers. She has a soulful vocal tone that is hard not to love, combined with a fun-loving personality that is evident in her material. Carpenter has opened for the likes of Miranda Lambert and Jake Owen. In 2023, she plans to release her debut EP and will be performing at festivals like Stagecoach and CMA Fest.
Kennedy has caught the attention of many with her soft and uplifting vocals. The single "Found It In You" has opened her up to plenty of more fans. The singer has found herself performing on the Grand Ole Opry stage as well as morning television. Fellow artists like Carly Pearce and Conner Smith have often sung her praises. Kennedy has the ability to show her vulnerability in every song she releases.
Megan Moroney has caught the attention of country fans with her single "Tennessee Orange." The song went viral on TikTok as soon as it was released. Prior to that however, Moroney released her debut EP Pistol Made Of Roses. Her though-provoking lyrics and and effortless vocals captivate anyone who listens to her music. Her songs "I'm not Pretty" and "Hair Salon" have been touted on several playlists and she just signed her first major record deal with Sony Music. 2023 will see her first headlining tour as well as her debut album, Lucky, which will be available on May 5th.
Tyndall has the songwriting and toughness to be as dynamic as any of her peers. Her personality and strength is evident with every new release. Tyndall has shared the stage with the likes of Kane Brown and Jamey Johnson, proving her diverse appeal. Rolling Stone referred to her as, "hard-rock country badass," which would seem fitting. Her recent duet with Dylan Marlowe titled "Place For Me," showed off her more down-home sound. As far as her catalog goes, there is something for everyone.
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