New Faces of Country Music® Qualification Criteria

The New Faces of Country Music® qualification criteria is as follows:

1.  The qualification period is November 1 through October 31, preceding the New Faces Show.
2.  The artist(s) selected must have NEVER appeared on the New Faces Show.  Not withstanding this, solo performers who become a member of a group or duo, or a group or duo member who becomes a solo artist, will be considered as an individual and separate artist, and is therefore eligible.
3.  Acts must have had at least ONE but no more than FIVE top 25 singles on the Mediabase Country Chart as published in Country Aircheck or at least ONE but no more than FIVE top 25 singles on the BDS-based Country Chart during the qualification period. 

 

The selection process will be as follows:

1.  Labels and artist managers are contacted to determine whether the act is available to perform at the New Faces Show and agree to make that act available should they be selected.
2.  Those who are available are placed on a ballot.
3.  Acts will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order.
4.  Anyone who is a full-time radio employee.
5.  An independent accounting of the ballots will be reported to and approved by the Country Radio Broadcasters Executive Committee.

 

New Faces of Country Music® Artists 

2018
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Midland
Carly Pearce
Michael Ray

 

2014
Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett
Charlie Worsham

 

2010
Gloriana
Randy Houser
Love and Theft
Justin Moore
Chris Young

 

2006
Jason Aldean
Keith Anderson
Jeff Bates
Hot Apple Pie
Little Big Town

 

2002
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Rascal Flatts
Blake Shelton
Cyndi Thompson
Darryl Worley

 

1998
Sherrie Austin
Big House
Anita Cochran
Dixie Chicks
Matt King
The Lynns
Lila McCann
The Ranch
Sons of the Desert
Kris Tyler

 

1994
John Berry
Faith Hill
Gibson Miller Band
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Brother Phelps
Doug Supernaw
Clay Walker
Joy Lynn White
Lari White

 

1990
Daniele Alexander
Suzy Bogguss
Jann Browne
Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Lionel Cartwright
The Kentucky Headhunters
The Lonesome Strangers
Lorrie Morgan
Travis Tritt
Wild Rose

 

1986
T. Graham Brown
The Forester Sisters
Nicolette Larson
Robin Lee
Maines Brothers Band
Restless Heart
Judy Rodman
Billy Joel Royal
Marty Stuart
Randy Travis

 

1982
Rodney Crowel
Diana
Terry Gregory
Donna Hazard
Kieran Kane
Ronnie Rogers
Ricky Skaggs
Bobby Smith
George Strait
Tennessee Express

 

1978
Janie Frickie
Vern Gosdin
Con Hunley
Don King
Zella Lehr
Ronnie McDowell
Kenny Starr
Peggy Sue
Gene Watson

 

1974
Josie Brown
Marti Brown
Dick Feller
Narvel Felts
Lefty Frizzell
Larry Gatlin
Eddy Raven

 

1970
Jack Barlow
Jamie Kaye
Karen Kelly
Wayne Kemp
Lynda K. Lance
LaWanda Lindsey
Dee Mullins
Norro Wilson

2017
William Michael Morgan
Maren Morris
Jon Pardi
Granger Smith
Drake White

 

2013
Easton Corbin
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Jana Kramer
Kip Moore

 

2009
Lady Antebellum
James Otto
Kellie Pickler
Chuck Wicks
Zac Brown Band

 

2005
Billy Currington
Blue Country
Josh Gracin
Julie Roberts
Sugarland

 

2001
Chris Cagle
Sara Evans
Trick Pony
The Clark Family Experience
Phil Vassar

 

1997
Trace Adkins
James Bonamy
Paul Brandt
Deana Carter
Deryl Dodd
David Kershaw
Mila Mason
Jo Dee Messina
LeAnn Rimes
Kevin Sharpe

 

1993
Tracy Byrd
Confederate Railroad
Radney Foster
Boy Howdy
Matthews
Martina McBride
Ronna Reeves
The Remingtons
Dennis Robbins
Michael White
Wright & King

 

1989
The Burch Sisters
Jeff Chance
The Desert Rose Bandana
Skip Ewing
Donna Meade
Paul Overstreet
Shenandoah
The Shooters
David Slater

 

1985
Craig Dillingham
Mason Dixon
Vince Gill
Mark Gray
Becky Hobbs
Ed Hunnicutt
Carl Jackson
Pinkard & Bowden
Jon Schneider
Wright Brothers

 

1981
Deborah Allen, Jr.
Sheila Andrews
Rogers Bowling
The Capitols
Sonny Curtis
Frizzell & Western
Terry Gibbs
Gary Morris
Orion
Steve Wariner

 

1977
Kathy Barnes
Bobby Borchers
Randy Cornor
Mike Lunsford
Dale McBride
Charly McClain
Geoff Morgan
Vernon Oxford
Margo Smith

1973
Lloyd Green
O.B. McClinton
Nashville Edition
Pat Roberts
Johnny Rodriguez
Johnny Russell
Red Stegall
Leona Williams

 

 

 

2016
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Cam
Chris Janson
Old Dominion

 

2012
Eli Young Band
Hunter Hayes
David Nail
Thompson Square
Sunny Sweeney

 

2008
Luke Bryan
Jason Michael Carroll
Bucky Covington
Jake Owen
Taylor Swift

 

2004
Dierks Bentley
Pat Green
Buddy Jewell
Craig Morgan
Jimmy Wayne

 

2000
Andy Griggs
Montgomery Gentry
Brad Paisley
SheDaisy
Keith Urban

 

1996
Jeff Carson
Helen Darling
Emilio
Ty Herndon
David Lee Murphy
Perfect Strangers
Richochet
Daryle Singletary
Russ Taff
Chely Wright

 

1992
Brooks & Dunn
Clinton Gregory
Sammy Kershaw
Hal Ketchum
Tracy Lawrence
Little Texas
Eddie London
McBride and the Ride
Collin Raye
Pam Tillis

 

1988
Baillie and the Boys
Foster & Lloyd
Nanci Griffith
David Lynn Jones
Patty Loveless
Tim Malchak
New Grass Revival
K.T. Oslin
Ride The River
Schuyler, Knoblock, & Bickhardt
Ricky Van Shelton

 

1984
Atlanta
Bandana
Lane Brody
Rick & Janis Carnes
Exile
Jim Glaser
Jan Grayson
Gus Hardin
Kathy Mattea
Dan Seals

 

1980
Alabama
Carol Chase
Lacy J. Dalton
Big Al Downing
Leon Everette
Reba McEntire
Juice Newton
Sylvia
Jim Weatherly

 

1976
Rex Allen, Jr.
Ed Bruce
Earl Thomas Conley
Dottsy
Ruby Falls
Linda Hargrove
Joni Lee
Darrell McCall
Nick Nixon
Chuck Price
Even Stevens

 

1972
Connie Eaton
Nashville Edition
Jerry Foster
Dickey Lee
Charlie McCoy
Jim Mundy
Jeanne Pruett
Mel Street

 

 

 

2015
Frankie Ballard
Sam Hunt
Eric Paslay
Maddie & Tae
Cole Swindell

 

2011
Lee Brice
Steel Magnolia
Jerrod Niemann
The Band Perry
Josh Thompson

 

2007
Rodney Atkins
Eric Church
Jack Ingram
Miranda Lambert
Trent Tomlinson

 

2003
Steve Azar
Tammy Cochran
Kellie Coffey
Emerson Drive
Joe Nichols

 

1999
Chad Brock                               Allison Moorer
Gil Grand                                   Mark Nesler
The Great Divide                      Jon Randall
Keith Harling                             Shane Stockton
Monty Holmes                          Trini Triggs

 

1995
David Ball
Lisa Brokop
George Ducas
Steve Kolander
Ken Mellons
Archer Park
Rick Trevino
Western Flyer
Bryan White
John & Audrey Wiggins

 

1991
Billy Dean
Joe Diffie
Corbin Hanner
Ray Kennedy
Chris LeDoux
Shelby Lynne
Pirates of the Mississippi
Aaron Tippin
Kevin Welch
Michelle Wright

 

1987
Adam Baker
Larry Boone
Holly Dunn
Girls Next Door
Lyle Lovett
A.J. Masters
Sweethearts of the Rodeo
Keith Whitley
Tom Wopat
Dwight Yoakam

 

1983
Karen Brooks
Tom Carlile
Chantilly
Cindy Hurt
Skip and Linda
Tommy St. John
Keith Stegall
Karen Taylor-Good
The Whites
Gary Wolf
Younger Brothers

 

 

1979
Susie Allanson
John Anderson
Razzy Bailey
Randy Barlow
John Conlee
Gail Davis
Mundo Earwood
Christy Lane
Mary K. Miller

 

1975
Connie Cato
Brian Collins
Billy Larkin
Kenny O'Dell
Eddie Rabbitt
Betty Jean Robinson
Ronnie Sessions
Sunday Sharpe
Brian Shaw
David Wills

 

1971
Crystal Gayle
Bobby Harden
Murray Kellum
Peggy Little
Bill Rice
Bobby G. Rice
Earl Richards
Little David Wilkins