25 Best Young Male Country Singers

As a genre, country music certainly has its legacy artists that remain relevant no matter their age. Many of today’s legacy artists made their break as young individuals, and today’s generation is no different. 

Grouped from youngest to oldest, the following male country singers are some of the youngest in the industry. Despite their age, many of these singers are considered to be country music’s most popular singers at the time of this writing. 

Mason Ramsey

Have you ever seen that GIF of a young, lanky kid in a cowboy hat doing a funny little spin dance with some finger guns? Would you believe that the person in that GIF was young singer, Mason Ramsey?

Born in 2006, Ramsey gained a record deal after he had a video go viral on the internet. Since then, Ramsey has released 2 albums, performed at the Grammy Awards, and was even in a Burger King commercial, accomplishments he’s achieved before he could even legally drive a car.  

Sam Barber

Throughout 2020, Sam Barber began uploading cover versions of country songs by artists like Tyler Childers and Zach Bryan on YouTube. Many of these covers gained decent traction, but it wasn’t until 2023 that Barber’s career really started to take off. 

Between the audio and video performance versions, his track, Straight And Narrow would be played over 9 million times on YouTube. Barber is currently embarking on an international tour with dates slated through 2024.

Jonathan Hutcherson

If you watch The Voice, you might remember a teenage singer named Jonathan Hutcherson, who ended up on Pharrell Williams’s team. While he didn’t win, the experience Justin gained gave him enough confidence to move to Nashville right after graduating high school.

This move has proved fruitful as his song 2021 song, Love Takes Time, has racked up nearly 2 million plays on Spotify since its release.

Jonathan Hutcherson

Conner Smith

Football is serious business in certain US states, as can be evidenced in the culture surrounding certain schools in college football. Conner Smith uses college football as a backdrop to his heartbreak love song, I Hate Alabama, mentioning how the team beats his every time they meet.

I Hate Alabama would eventually become a viral sensation on TikTok and found its way into discussion on an ESPN network. Smith has also seen the song’s plays increase after Alabama wins important games, showing that fans of other teams are using the song as an emotional outlet.

Bailey Zimmerman

Bailey Zimmerman quickly became a household name in 2022 with his songs Rock And A Hard Place, and Fall In Love. Both of these songs percolated with plays across streaming platforms before eventually reaching Billboard’s #1 spot on its Country Airplay metric. 

Now, the 23-year-old is embarking on an international tour throughout 2024. He also has a song coming out in November 2023 featuring a collaboration with the Jonas Brothers.

Jackson Dean

Jackson Dean is a young singer who left his home in Maryland to pursue a musical career once he turned 18. In just 3 short years, Dean eventually began opening for major label acts such as Kane Brown before signing to a major label himself. 

Since he’s signed with Big Machine Records, Dean has opened for country legends, Brooks & Dunn and has been featured in the show, Yellowstone.

Jackson Dean

Dee White

Dee White takes more of a traditional approach to his brand of country music, infusing his sound with hints of classic country. His debut 2019 album features some surprises, including duets with Ashley McBryde and Allison Kraus, and production credits to Dan Auerbach (of Black Keys fame).

White’s most recent releases continue to build on the classic sounds of country’s past eras. For instance, his song, Wagon Girl, sounds as if it came right out of the 1990s, ensuring that multiple generations of country music fans will find something to appreciate.

Drake Milligan

Those who watch television might already be familiar with Drake Milligan. Not only was he on multiple singing talent shows, but he even held a role as Elvis in a show called Sun Records. 

Milligan’s various television appearances have undoubtedly helped his career soar in popularity. Apple iTunes ranked Milligan’s album, Dallas/Fort Worth, its most-played country album on its platform throughout 2022.

Zach Bryan

One name that is truly at the height of popularity at the time of this writing is Zach Bryan. As an artist, Bryan comes from honest roots, recording his first 2 albums on his own as opposed to a recording studio.

Many of Zach Bryan’s songs have become known outside of the genre, especially Something In The Orange. The industry has definitely taken notice of Zach Bryan considering that he has 16 award nominations in 2023, with a win for Best New Male Artist. 

Colter Wall

Many of country music’s biggest names will never have lived the cowboy lifestyle that is so often mentioned. Colter Wall is not one of those people as he literally turned down an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast because he was tied up working at a ranch. 

Wall’s career got off to a fantastic start in 2015 when he was just 20 years old as some of his songs found film placements. His authentic ranch-inspired music seemed a perfect match for being included throughout multiple episodes of the show, Yellowstone. 

Daniel Donato

If you’re looking for that stereotypical country voice, you won’t necessarily find it in Daniel Donato. What you will find is a unique voice with an upper range that most male country singers would kill to have. 

Plus, let’s not forget that Daniel Donato is one of the fiercest Telecaster guitar slingers in country music. This is the definition of a Nashville kid who learned the industry’s required skills at an early age. 

Daniel Donato

BRELAND

Country music and pop music have been blending more and more as each year goes on. However, it’s artists like BRELAND that have built a career on the seamless blending of rap and country, essentially creating a new genre in itself. 

While many people have their opinions on what country music should and shouldn’t be, BRELAND is a breath of fresh air. He is one of the few to break the racial barrier in a genre that has historically been predominantly white. 

Jade Eagleson

One of the newest rising country music stars to come from Canada is Jade Eagleson, who was born in 1994. Since his debut in 2018, he’s been at the forefront of public attention with regard to Canadian country music. 

In fact, of the 9 singles he’s released between 2018 and 2023, 5 of the songs have been certified Gold by Music Canada. His debut song, Got Your Name On It, has a Platinum certification. 

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