Sounds like: The duo’s first single “Girl in a Country Song” drops July 15 and calls out how women are depicted in country songs: “Tell me one more time you gotta get you some of that / Sure I’ll slide on over, but you’re gonna get slapped.” These two mean (beautifully sung) business.
Words Nashville PR uses to describe them: Real.
Key track: “Girl in a Country Song.”
Sounds like: Her album’s single “Young in America” might be sugary sweet, but this 17-year-old has some seriously dramatic ballads about wild boys and deadbeat husbands up her sleeve.
Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Sweet, soulful, quintessential personality.
Key tracks: “Young in America,” “Endless Summer,” “Wild Boy.”
Sounds like: Pope’s former gig as the lead singer of pop-punk band Hey Monday lingers in her Hayley Williams-esque voice.
Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Wide consumer appeal, vocal prowess, unique.
Key tracks: “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” “Wasting All These Tears.”
Sounds like: Laid-back and uncomplicated songs reminiscent of early T. Swift, especially “If He’d Ever Look Up,” which is about a boy too distracted by his smartphone to notice 16-year-old Kole.
Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Not your average teenager.
Key tracks: “If He’d Ever Look Up,” “Money to Me,” and this beautiful cover of Bey’s “Pretty Hurts.”
10. Lucy Hale
Sounds like: The Pretty Little Liars star has an album of jangly pop-leaning ballads with goofy lyrics about building fires in bathtubs.
Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Dynamic, multi-talented.
Key tracks: ““You Sound Good to Me,” “That’s What I Call Crazy,” “Lie a Little Better.”
11. Kaitlyn Baker
Sounds like: Feisty ultimatum songs, sung with a voice that’s a dead ringer for Carrie Underwood’s.
Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Sassy, sweet, Southern grace. Plus, a whole lotta of stuff about having a coal-mining family.
Key tracks: “Better Than That,” “Coal Train,” “Burn.”
- UK voters sent a massive shock through the world, overturning 40 years of British EU membership.
- EU leaders gathered for talks and agreed they want Britain to leave "as soon as possible."
- Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum for Scotland is "highly likely."
- Prime Minister David Cameron says he will resign by October.