TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY introduced TODAY (5/22) the 5 beneficiaries of its inaugural “Rising Artist Program,” designed and created to find and help rising County artists who embody what the corporate refers to as a “Life Out Right here” philosophy. Led by a panel that included Nation artists LAINEY WILSON, ASHLEY McBRYDE, DUSTIN LYNCH, LAUREN ALAINA, and KAT & ALEX, alongside OPRY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, the 5 have been chosen from practically 900 artists that submitted authentic songs.
The 5 winners are: HAILEY VERHAALEN from NASHVILLE; DREW HALE from KINGSLEY, MI; TAE LEWIS from NASHVILLE; COSETTE SMITH from CYPRESS, CA; and AUSTIN McNEILL from CHARLOTTE, NC.
These chosen shall be in NASHVILLE throughout CMA FEST week, JUNE 8–11, the place they may collaborate with the panel of mentor artists, document songs, meet with trade executives, and open for WILSON at an unique occasion on JUNE ninth. Moreover, they may carry out at “OLE RED On The Rise Introduced by TRACTOR SUPPLY” at BLAKE SHELTON’s OLE RED on NASHVILLE’s decrease BROADWAY. Lastly, they may every have the chance to carry out alongside WILSON on the GRAND OLE OPRY stage and seem in an upcoming CIRCLE NETWORK particular that may premiere this fall.
JIMMIE ALLEN had been a part of TRACTOR SUPPLY’s initially introduced panel of mentors (NET NEWS 2/16), however is now not listed as being part of this system.