New Faces of Country Music®

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1970

1970

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

1971

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

1972

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

1973

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

1974

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

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

1977

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

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

1981

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

1982

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

1983

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

1984

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

1985

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

1986

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

1987

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

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

1990

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

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

1993

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

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

1996

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

1997

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

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

2000

SheDaisy
Keith Urban
Andy Griggs
Montgomery Gentry
Brad Paisley
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

Jimmy Wayne
Dierks Bentley
Pat Green
Buddy Jewell
Craig Morgan
2005

2005

Billy Currington
Blue Country
Josh Gracin
Julie Roberts
Sugarland
2006

2006

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

The Band Perry
Josh Thompson
Jerrod Niemann
Steel Magnolia
Lee Brice
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

Cassadee Pope
Charlie Worsham
Tyler Farr
Thomas Rhett
Brett Eldredge
2015

2015

Maddie + Tae
Cole Swindell
Frankie Ballard
Eric Paslay
Sam Hunt
2016

2016

Brothers Osborne
Cam
Chris Janson
Kelsea Ballerini
Old Dominion
2017

2017

William Michael Morgan
Granger Smith
Maren Morris
Drake White
Jon Pardi