Despite winning numerous Grammy awards including the award for Album of the Year in 2019, Kacey Musgraves is often kept from radio streaming and major country music festivals. In fact, Musgraves has appeared more often at hip hop festivals and internationally. Her tour “Oh, What a World” was extended to reach her large audience, a sign that fans want to hear Kacey’s music.
A member of The Highwomen and the founder of the "Girls Just Wanna Weekend" a festival held in Mexico, Brandi Carlile should be a household name in country music. However, Brandi’s single “The Joke” wasn’t brought to country music radio and she’s only recently been asked to perform at award shows with Maren Morris.
Having recently released her album “E.G.O” with the support of boyfriend John Osborne of the Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas has grown her fanbase to reach over twenty-one thousand followers on Twitter. Now on tour with award winning artist, Chris Stapleton, Silvas is expanding her audience despite the lack of radio coverage.
The top award winning Christian artist, Lauren Daigle is currently on tour following the release of her album “Look Up Child.” Though being ignored by country music radio, Daigle’s songs are often found on Spotify’s top playlists.
Off touring in Europe after the success of her collaboration with Keith Urban, Jillian Jacqueline has received little radio coverage and less appearances at major music festivals. However the crowd at CMA Fest is an indication of Jacqueline’s popularity in country music.