It's almost that time again, the time of giving, a time of family and a time of Christmas cheer. This year, consider giving a gift that never fails to give back, the gift of music. Put a song in someone's heart with music from their favorite artist or put a song in a new artist's heart by giving their music to someone who may not be familiar with their name. The best music isn't always what you hear on the radio and it's not always the names you know. Give a new artist a try, you may find that you've been missing out on what the rest of us caught on to a long time ago.
Some artists to consider:
Christian Kane, LoCash Cowboys, Trae Edwards, Aaron Crawford, Lee Gibson, Bobby Bittle, Sam Riggs and the Night People, Mallory Hope, SaraBeth, Josh Pruno, Jesse Rice, Lauren Lucas, Wendy Newcomer, Tyler Barham, Jared Blake, Adley Stump, Andy Gibson, Kellie Pickler, Ash Bowers, Austin Webb, Weston Burt, Bill Gentry, Branch and Dean, Brandon Chase, Brinn Black, Mary Sarah, Brett Eldredge, Brian Davis, Bridgette Tatum, Steven Clawson, Scott DeCarlo, Brinley Addington, Casey James, Jason Michael Carroll, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice, Sarah Darling, Chris Janson, Craig Campbell, JT Hodges, Dallas Smith, Dan + Shay, Dee Jay Silver, Drake White, Due West, Dylan Scott, Tommy Dalton, Blackjack Billy, Livewire, Bush Hawg, Johnny Orr Band, Morgan Frazier, Elvis Monroe, Eric Heatherly, Eric Paslay, The Farm, Gary Quinn, George Ducas, Griffin Layne, Granger Smith, James Wesley, Jared Ashley, Jason Casssidy, Jason Jones, Jason Marks, Jason Matthews, Chris Lane Band, Ricky Young, Josh Phillips, Jason Sturgeon, Joanna Smith, Joe Bachman, Kristen Kelly, American Young, The Henningsens, Brothers Osborne, Krystal Keith, Mason Douglas, Matt Kennon, McKenzies Mill, No Justice, Outshyne, Parmalee, Phil Vassar, Rachel Farley, Rachele Lynae, Brandy Clark, Randy Montana, Ray Scott, Sam Hunt, Stephen Cochran, Striking Matches, Tate Stevens, Tim Hicks, Ty Stone, Chris Stapleton, Tyler Farr, Walker Hayes,Will Hoge, Benton Blount.
There are so many others out there that you can find out about on social media and word of mouth. Take the time to look, but more importantly, take the time to listen.