There are new artists and then there are RISERS. Taste of Country has gathered together the hottest up-and-coming artists in country music today, and we will reveal the results in a month-long rollout of exclusive content that begins on March 1.

With input from the RISERS advisory board — a committee made up of radio programmers, talent bookers, managers, streaming service providers and digital media members — we pored over dozens of Nashville's most promising new acts to determine which ones were the true cream of the country crop for 2017. Then we let fans decide the final RISERS artist by voting in the Hot Seat poll, which put country music fans in the driver's seat to choose the artist they most wanted to see succeed in 2017. Top songwriters, stellar vocalists and energetic stage performers were all included, and on February 8 we revealed Farewell Angelina as the 2017 RISERS Hot Seat winner.

Taste of Country brought together all of our hand-picked RISERS with a top director, photographer and some of the finest behind-the-scenes talent in Nashville for a day-long shoot that resulted in high-quality musical performances, interviews, exclusive photos and more, and fans who've been eagerly following RISERS from the beginning will finally get to see the results beginning next month. We'll roll out new songs, profiles, interviews, pictures and behind-the-scenes exclusives each week until you've gotten to know all of the best young artists in country music intimately via content you just can't see anywhere else. Plus, we'll be following the RISERS as they take their rightful places in country music throughout the year.

Take a look at the clip above to get a sneak peek at the RISERS shoot, and make sure to bookmark the RISERS homepage so you can make sure you don't miss one single minute of discovering the best new artists in country music for 2017!

Meet All 31 RISERS Hot Seat Artists

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