Jon Young – Rubble and Relics
The quick rundown: an energetic blend of country, rock, and americana, purposeful writing, expressive take on society and the transition of music in general, bluesy vocals, hard-hitting
Kolby Cooper – It Ain’t Me
The quick rundown: country with a rock edge, an unapologetic breakup song, rich, twangy vocals, great production
Presley Phillips – Love and Bad Habits
The quick rundown: Haunting vocals, great imagery, the way sad and slow country songs should sound, leaves a powerful impression
Ross Cooper – Old Crow Whiskey and a Cornbread Moon
The quick rundown: new age folk(?) – a great combination of old and new sounds, illustrative writing, storyteller format, comforting, yet compelling.
Sam Shupak – Something Blue
The quick rundown: love the premise, creative writing, a good ole country heartbreak tune, rhythmic chorus
Jordan Nix – Gas Station Flowers
The quick rundown: infectious, charming story, a sing-along chorus, a mixture of Texas Country and Americana, fresh sound of an up-and-coming band
Sarah Hobbs – I Got Me
The quick rundown: strong southern vocals, a song of independence and self-reliance, empowering, toe-tapper
Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I’am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.