You've now met all seven Taste of Country RISERS, artists poised to break in a big way in 2017. Now treat yourself to a concert of all seven original performances. Some of these are songs you know, most are songs you need to know. All seven will make you fans.
Brandon Lay’s hometown of Jackson, Tenn., falls halfway between Memphis and Nashville, and musically so does he. His influences include artists that revolutionized country music in the '90s, and Elvis Presley.
Carrie Underwood has been a mainstay in country music since winning Season 4 of 'American Idol' in 2005. Unlike artists who scraped their way to the top, the 33-year-old became an instant superstar, but she has more than the reality show to thank.