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24 New Artists for 2024

December 13, 2023 3:46 pm GMT
Last Edited December 20, 2023 12:30 pm GMT

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OMG! 2023 is so last year! It’s all about 2024 now - and there’s a lot to be getting excited about. If this list is anything to go by, it's going to be a huge year for country and Americana.

Whether you’ve been playing their early singles on repeat already or they’re completely new names to you, these 24 artists (listed alphabetically) are the Holler editorial team's hot picks for 2024.

1
Angel White

Angel White

Describing himself as a “western soul” who aims to “bring to life the beauty that is country music in a new and unprecedented way”, it was busking on the streets of Deep Ellum, Texas, that Angel White first became aware of the transformative power of his voice.

A fifth generation Texas native, the singer fuses country soul, R&B and 70s funk into a sound that feels like a cross-section of the last 100 years of American music.

Flitting effortlessly between glimmering torch songs, raucous country funk and bold sweeping Americana, his songs capture the vastness and grandeur of America as he picks at the tattered seams of its mythologies and reworks them into something enticing and entirely modern.

2
The Castellows

The Castellows

This trio have been captivating audiences with their masterful harmonies and traditional songwriting throughout 2023.

Hailing from rural Georgetown, GA, and comprised of sisters Ellie (lead guitar), Powell (banjo) and Lily (vocals), The Castellows are set for a promising 2024, especially now they’ve made the move to Nashville.

Their debut single, ‘No.7 Road’ was released via Warner Nashville and featured on Holler’s Songs of the Year 2023 list. We've no doubt their songs will continue to fill up our playlists in 2024.

3

Dylan Gossett

A fierce independent spirit and a love of cinematic storytelling shape Dylan Gossett's songwriting, as he soaks up the sounds of country outliers like Turnpike Troubadours and Cody Johnson.

It was no surprise when his debut single ‘To Be Free’ exploded on TikTok, amassing over 3 million Spotify streams, but it was his song ‘Coal’ which catalysed his breakthrough, as it closes in on 60 million Spotify streams.

Now signed to Miranda Lambert’s Big Loud Texas imprint, his debut EP, No Better Time, has already proved that the early promise he showed was no fluke, and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon.

“I’ve always wanted to create a full body of work, and I finally had the chance to with this project,” Gossett told Holler back in October. “Every single sound and noise you hear was created, mixed and recorded from a laptop in my bedroom. Every word was written by me. I think that is why this EP is so special to me; there’s not a single part of it that I didn’t have my fingerprints on”.

4

Ella Langley

After releasing a string of singles in 2021 and 2022, Ella Langley showed up and showed out in 2023 with her debut EP, Excuse the Mess.

Featuring eight songs that blend muddy country rock with neo-traditional charm, the first taste of music from the Alabama native soared her to new heights throughout the year.

Due to her immediate popularity with country fans, one of the newest female badasses of the genre landed several supporting slots with the likes of Jon Pardi, Riley Green and Morgan Wallen that will be keeping her busy into the new year, too.

Equal parts vulnerable and feisty, Langley stole our hearts in 2023 and we're eagerly looking forward to another explosive year in 2024.

5

Evan Honer

Evan Honer hails from Surprise, Arizona - a name that perfectly sums up his emergence in 2023.

In 2022, he auditioned for a little singing competition called American Idol, but was told he should essentially stick to his day job.

Thank god he didn't.

Throughout the last 12 months, Honer has become one of the fastest rising entertainers in the folk-country space. Releasing his debut album, West on I-10, in April, as well as a string of immensely popular singles, including the larger-than-life 'idk shit about cars', Honer has celebrated milestone after milestone in 2023 and paved a golden path to stardom.

Honer is heading out on his debut headlining tour in 2024, and has promised that new music will be on the way, too.

6

Hunter Flynn

Brewing up Appalachian soul down in the hollers of Pulaski County, Kentucky, Hunter Flynn has stunned us with the emotional maturity of his songwriting.

Whether Flynn's feeling defiant on his triumphant singalongs 'Spanish Street Signs' and 'You Just Don't Know Me', or delving into the fragile optimism at the heart of 'East Kentucky Dream', he does so with unique candidness.

Much like his fellow 2024 inductee Josiah and The Bonnevilles, there's an eagerness to Hunter Flynn - a keen fire at his soul that can't be extinguished.

7
Huntergirl

Huntergirl

"It was supposed to be my thinking-about-leaving-Nashville song and ended up being my staying-in-Nashville song," Huntergirl says about her 2023 single ‘Ain’t About You.’

In the same way that Hailey Whitters' ‘Ten Year Town’ was ironically the song that broke her, ‘Ain’t About You’ was able to universalise how it felt to be a struggling singer-songwriter feeling left behind and watching the world moving on without you to become an anthem for dreamers everywhere.

It was her appearance competing on series 20 of American Idol that led Luke Bryan to call her the “new age Miranda Lambert” and his “favorite female country voice”, and 2023 has seen her blossom into one of the show’s genuine break out stars.

8

Jake Kohn

Not many have made such an immediate impression on us as West Virginian Ja