CMT’s Artist Discovery Reveals Newest Talent

New Music From Luke Combs, Shannon LaBrie, Alyssa Bonagura, Chandler Stephens, Lucas Hoge

Check out new videos from the latest additions to CMT’s Artist Discovery, an initiative aimed at spotlighting new artists and their music.

Luke Combs
Remember the feeling of seeing your ex for the first time after a breakup? Combs, a 26-year-old North Carolina native has put the feeling to music perfectly in his new song “Hurricane.”


The soulful singer’s tale of a tormented heart will break yours — and have you asking for more after you hear his voice. (Fun fact: Combs once performed a solo at Carnegie Hall!)

Shannon LaBrie
Part Tom Petty, part folk goddess with Dylan-esque lyrics, LaBrie’s rock-tinged “It’s Political” aims to hold the powers-that-be-accountable.


The Lincoln, Nebraska, native has won audiences at South by Southwest, Austin City Limits Festival, Road to Bonnaroo and the Road to Hangout Festival. Her latest album War and Peace is often brutal but always breathtakingly honest, reminding us of the importance of raising our voices, whatever the situation or cause.

Alyssa Bonagura
The Franklin, Tennessee, native has music in her blood. Her parents are both musicians, so it’s no surprise that Bonagura has grown into an incredibly talented and accomplishment singer and songwriter.


Steven Tyler, Jana Kramer and Jo Dee Messina are among the stars who’ve cut Bonagura’s tunes, but the free-spirited anthem “Rebel” is all her own and a glorious, melodic reminder of the beauty found in the madness of life and within ourselves.

Chandler Stephens
The Florida native grew up listening to Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Reba McEntire, which set a sweet foundation for her future as a singer and songwriter.


Stephens grew up in a family with 15 adopted siblings, a life she said was “crazy but so much fun.” Her single “Patchwork Heart” sings of the million moments and memories that, when all pieced together, fill our hearts and make us who we are. It will soothe your soul.

Lucas Hoge
Cool desert road, cool car, cool girl. Hoge’s new video for “Boom Boom” has all the ingredients for a little bit of cinematic romance. Its groovy, feel-good hook will have you singing along by the second verse … and who doesn’t love a good sweet twist at the end of the video?


Hoge has opened for George Jones, Rascal Flatts and Craig Morgan, to name a few, and toured all over the world to perform for our troops.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.