New Faces of Country Music®

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1970

1970

Karen Kelly
Wayne Kemp
Lynda K. Lance
LaWanda Lindsey
Dee Mullins
Norro Wilson
Jack Barlow
Jamie Kaye
1971

1971

Bobby G. Rice
Earl Richards
Little David Wilkins
Crystal Gayle
Bobby Harden
Murray Kellum
Peggy Little
Bill Rice
1972

1972

Mel Street
Connie Eaton
Nashville Edition
Jerry Foster
Dickey Lee
Charlie McCoy
Jim Mundy
Jeanne Pruett
1973

1973

Nashville Edition
Lloyd Green
O.B. McClinton
Pat Roberts
Johnny Rodriguez
Johnny Russell
Red Stegall
Leona Williams
1974

1974

Dick Feller
Narvel Felts
Lefty Frizzell
Larry Gatlin
Eddy Raven
Josie Brown
Marti Brown
1975

1975

Ronnie Sessions
Sunday Sharpe
Brian Shaw
David Wills
Connie Cato
Brian Collins
Billy Larkin
Kenny O'Dell
Eddie Rabbitt
Betty Jean Robinson
1976

1976

Joni Lee
Darrell McCall
Nick Nixon
Chuck Price
Even Stevens
Rex Allen, Jr.
Ed Bruce
Earl Thomas Conley
Dottsy
Ruby Falls
Linda Hargrove
1977

1977

Geoff Morgan
Vernon Oxford
Margo Smith
Kathy Barnes
Bobby Borchers
Randy Cornor
Mike Lunsford
Dale McBride
Charly McClain
1978

1978

Gene Watson
Janie Frickie
Vern Gosdin
Con Hunley
Don King
Zella Lehr
Ronnie McDowell
Peggy Sue
Kenny Starr
1979

1979

Susie Allanson
John Anderson
Razzy Bailey
Randy Barlow
John Conlee
Gail Davis
Mundo Earwood
Christy Lane
Mary K. Miller
1980

1980

Alabama
Carol Chase
Lacy J. Dalton
Big Al Downing
Leon Everette
Reba McEntire
Juice Newton
Sylvia
Jim Weatherly
1981

1981

Roger Bowling
The Capitols
Sonny Curtis
Frizzell & Western
Terry Gibbs
Gary Morris
Orion
Steve Wariner
Deborah Allen, Jr.
Sheila Andrews
1982

1982

Donna Hazard
Kieran Kane
Ronnie Rogers
Ricky Skaggs
Bobby Smith
George Strait
Tennessee Express
Rodney Crowel
Diana
Terry Gregory
1983

1983

Karen Taylor-Good
Cindy Hurt
Tommy St. John
Skip and Linda
Keith Stegall
The Whites
Gary Wolf
Younger Brothers
Karen Brooks
Tom Carlile
Channel
1984

1984

Rick & Janis Carnes
Exile
Jim Glaser
Jan Grayson
Gus Hardin
Kathy Mattea
Dan Seals
Atlanta
Bandana
Lane Brody
1985

1985

Ed Hunnicutt
Carl Jackson
Mason- Dixon
Pinkard & Bowden
Jon Schneider
Wright Brothers
Craig Dillingham
Mark Gray
Vince Gill
Becky Hobbs
1986

1986

Maines Brothers Band
Restless Heart
Judy Rodman
Billy Joel Royal
Marty Stuart
Randy Travis
T. Graham Brown
The Forester Sisters
Nicolette Larson
Robin Lee
1987

1987

A.J. Masters
Sweethearts of the Rodeo
Keith Whitley
Tom Wopat
Dwight Yoakam
Adam Baker
Larry Boone
Holly Dunn
Girls Next Door
Lyle Lovett
1988

1988

K.T. Oslin
Ride The River
Ricky Van Shelton
Schuyler, Knoblock, & Bickhardt
Baillie and the Boys
Foster & Lloyd
Nanci Griffith
David Lynn Jones
Patty Loveless
Tim Malchak
New Grass Revival
1989

1989

Paul Overstreet
Shenandoah
The Shooters
David Slater
The Burch Sisters
Jeff Chance
The Desert Rose Bandana
Skip Ewing
Donna Meade
1990

1990

Lorrie Morgan
Travis Tritt
Wild Rose
Daniele Alexander
Suzy Bogguss
Jann Browne
Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Lionel Cartwright
The Kentucky Headhunters
The Lonesome Strangers
1991

1991

Kevin Welch
Michelle Wright
Corbin/ Hanner
Billy Dean
Joe Diffie
Ray Kennedy
Chris LeDoux
Shelby Lynne
Pirates of the Mississippi
Aaron Tippin
1992

1992

Collin Raye
Pam Tillis
Brooks & Dunn
Clinton Gregory
Sammy Kershaw
Hal Ketchum
Tracy Lawrence
Little Texas
Eddie London
McBride and the Ride
1993

1993

Dennis Robbins
Michael White
Boy Howdy
Tracy Byrd
Confederate Railroad
Radney Foster
Matthews
Wright & King
Martina McBride
Ronna Reeves
The Remingtons
1994

1994

Lari White
John Berry
Brother Phelps
Gibson/Miller Bandana
Faith Hill
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Doug Supernaw
Clay Walker
Joy Lynn White
1995

1995

John & Audrey Wiggins
Archer Park
David Ball
Lisa Brokop
George Ducas
Steve Kolander
Ken Mellons
Rick Trevino
Western Flyer
Bryan White
1996

1996

David Lee Murphy
Jeff Carson
Daryle Singletary
Helen Darling
Emilio
Ty Herndon
Perfect Strangers
Chely Wright
Russ Taff
Richochet
1997

1997

Trace Adkins
James Bonamy
Paul Brandt
Deana Carter
Deryl Dodd
David Kershaw
Mila Mason
Jo Dee Messina
LeAnn Rimes
Kevin Sharpe
1998

1998

Big House
Anita Cochran
Dixie Chicks
Matt King
The Lynns
Lila McCann
The Ranch
Sons of the Desert
Kris Tyler
Sherrie Austin
1999

1999

Gil Grand
The Great Divide
Keith Harling
Monty Holmes
Allison Moorer
Mark Nesler
Jon Randall
Shane Stockton
Trini Triggs
Chad Brock
2000

2000

Brad Paisley
SheDaisy
Keith Urban
Andy Griggs
Montgomery Gentry
2001

2001

Chris Cagle
Phil Vassar
Sara Evans
The Clark Family Experience
Trick Pony
2002

2002

Cyndi Thompson
Darryl Worley
Rascal Flatts
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Blake Shelton
2003

2003

Steve Azar
Tammy Cochran
Kellie Coffey
Emerson Drive
Joe Nichols
2004

2004

Craig Morgan
Jimmy Wayne
Dierks Bentley
Pat Green
Buddy Jewell
2005

2005

Billy Currington
Blue Country
Josh Gracin
Julie Roberts
Sugarland
2006

2006

Little Big Town Little Big Town
Jason Aldean
Keith Anderson
Jeff Bates
Hot Apple Pie
2007

2007

Rodney Atkins
Eric Church
Jack Ingram
Miranda Lambert
Trent Tomlinson
2008

2008

Luke Bryan
Jason Michael Carroll
Bucky Covington
Jake Owen
Taylor Swift
2009

2009

Lady Antebellum
James Otto
Kellie Pickler
Chuck Wicks
The Zac Brown Band
2010

2010

Gloriana
Randy Houser
Justin Moorer
Chris Young
Love and Theft
2011

2011

Lee Brice
The Band Perry
Josh Thompson
Jerrod Niemann
Steel Magnolia
2012

2012

Eli Young Band
Hunter Hayes
Sunny Sweeney
Thompson Square
David Nail
2013

2013

Florida Georgia Line
Jana Kramer
Easton Corbin
Kip Moore
Brantley Gilbert
2014

2014

Brett Eldredge
Cassadee Pope
Charlie Worsham
Tyler Farr
Thomas Rhett
Chase Bryant
2015

2015

Granger Smith
Sam Hunt
Maddie + Tae
LoCash
Cole Swindell
Michael Ray
Chase Bryant
A Thousand Horses
Raelynn
Canaan Smith
Frankie Ballard
Dan + Shay
Eric Paslay
2016

2016

Kelsea Ballerini
Old Dominion
Brothers Osborne
Cam
Chris Janson