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    11 Badass Alternatives To Bro Country That You Need In Your Life

    These girls will set a fire to your old-school ways.

    1. Maddie and Tae

    2. Danielle Bradbery

    daniellebradbery.com

    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."

    3. Lindsay Ell

    lindsayell.com

    Sounds like: A bluesy Sheryl Crow with badass electric guitar skills.

    Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Six-string prowess, sassy, empowering.

    Key tracks: "Trippin' on Us" and "Don't Take Me Home."

    4. Nikki Lane

    nikkilane.com

    Sounds like: A gothy descendant of Loretta Lynn, whose music is often about sinning and the men who've done her wrong.

    Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Brutal, mournful, moody.

    Key tracks: "Sleep for You," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "Lies."

    5. Cassadee Pope

    cassadeepope.com

    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."

    6. RaeLynn

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    Sounds like: Big and twangy love songs that are both conservative ("God Made Girls") and empowering ("Kissin' Frogs").

    Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Dazzling, badass.

    Key tracks: "God Made Girls," "Kissin' Frogs," "Boyfriend."

    7. Natalie Stovall and The Drive

    nataliestovall.com

    Sounds like: A rough-around-the-edges Shania Twain who plays the fiddle out front of a guy band.

    Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Lion's mane, small-town girl, take-no-prisoners.

    Key tracks: "Baby Come on It."

    8. Caroline Kole

    carolinekole.com

    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."

    9. Kelleigh Bannen

    kelleighbannen.com

    Sounds like: Dance-floor-worthy jams for telling everyone in the damn town about a cheating ex.

    Words Nashville PR uses to describe her: Storytelling, edge.

    Key track:"Famous."

    10. Lucy Hale

    lucyhale.com

    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

    kaitlynbaker.com

    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."