Grammy-winning producer T-Bone Burnett Crazy Heart was so enthralled with the duo, he opened a record label just for them. Best New Southern Musicians. Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. Image zoom. Photo: Ralph Anderson. Perfect for skinny jeans-wearing hipsters—and their parents who rocked out in the '60s and '70s. Breakout Song: "Don't Cry," from the Halcyon Digest album, an almost Beatles-esque sound that complements their more left-of-center tracks.
The definition for southern rock can be a little loose. But in , that definition can look a little different. We have artists, like The Wood Brothers and Marcus King, who take after those country rockers of old, but we also have artists like Brittany Howard and Adia Victoria, who are little more difficult to pin down. Some touch on the blues and soul, while others are more comfortably country. Simply put, these guys rock. Please enjoy this list of 13 artists, some new and some already familiar, who are making really excellent southern rock right now. Aaron Lee Tasjan has major style. Tasjan does it all—a little country, a little rock, and a little soul.
Trigger Random Notes 47 Comments. The Southern rock side of the country music space is blessed with some serious stalwart bands that have been around for years mixing Southern harmonies with country twang, and bringing the best of both the country and rock worlds together. Blackberry Smoke, Whiskey Myers, and so many more are helping to keep Southern rock alive, even though just like country, it never seems to receive the radio or media support it deserves. Most notably has been the emergence of The Steel Woods. The two met at a one-off gig in Nashville, and after a fishing retreat together, decided to give something new a shot. As Straw in the Wind continues to receive positive reception by Southern rock fans, the most interesting thing to ponder is where this band could be headed. Though there is no a shortage of Southern rock bands, few have the edge and darkness The Steel Woods bring to the table, or are receiving such major opportunities so early in their arc. Formed behind former United States Marine Scott Brown, the Southern sounds and classic Southern rock modes are thick with this band, including a chorus of backup singers to give that Gospel tinge to their new record American Son. Ashley McBryde is another artist that is emerging with a decidedly Southern rock sound, and causing quite the conversation in the mainstream.
The indie record label, which launched in as a platform and support network for emerging Southern artists, has worked with bands like The Pollies from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Hurray for the Riff Raff from New Orleans. Corey spends most of his free time checking into new bands and albums, so he's the right guy to guide your musical discoveries. Here, Corey tells us about the 10 bands he's tuning into for The two Alabama natives were longing to create a simple, straightforward, five-song, folk rock record in