Check out videos from the latest talent selected for CMT’s Artist Discovery initiative.
“We gotta make it a good night before we say goodnight.” I’m so down with that, Filmore. The Missouri native is bringing you a different kind of anthem — one for a night out. Because when everything is going right with a special someone and the evening is far from over, you’ve gotta take advantage of the moment and make magic happen. With plenty of pop sensibilities and a dash of soul, this is a feel-good track you’ll want to keep playing until the sun comes up. The singer-songwriter has opened shows for Sam Hunt, Michael Ray and Canaan Smith and has a playlist full of edgy goodness on Spotify for your listening enjoyment.
Ingrid Andress, “The Stranger”
In a format that celebrates the songwriter and the fine art of the lyric, Ingrid Andress is a breath of fresh air. In her beleaguered “The Stranger,” the Colorado native delivers a haunting, piano-driven expose on a broken relationship that will just break your heart. Love lost over miles is hard enough, but love lost within the walls of your home? That’s another level that warrants drinking wine straight from the bottle. Andress has collaborated with a vast array of artists including Akon, Cassadee Pope and Iconapop to name a few, but now it’s her turn to step into the spotlight. And, boy, does she shine ever so brightly.
Dylan Schneider, “You Heard Wrong”
Oh, the good ol’ rumor mill — saboteur of most relationships and some friendships. Dylan Schneider is learning that hard lesson in “You Heard Wrong.” Pop production flirts with subtle synth and dance beats in his new single about what happens when hearsay becomes “fact” in the aftermath of a breakup. Sure, he looks fine on the outside and puts on a good show, but the truth is that’s he still hurting. The Indiana native truly does put his heart and soul into every song. From biker bars to the stages of Nashville, the singer-songwriter’s tenacity and talent have brought him to a national stage, and he’s just getting started.
Lizzy McAvoy, “Brave”
If you were looking for your next anthem of empowerment, Lizzy McAvoy’s fearless single “Brave” is it. The singer-songwriter rocks out in an electric and driving video as strong as the single itself. Clad in a symbolic red riding hood, McAvoy takes control of her story by marching straight to the frontlines, fighting for what she believes and speaking the truth. It’s a timely message, full of wisdom and encouragement, and one we all need to hear. Armed with her guitars, banjo, Dobro and her very own recording studio and console, McAvoy is making her own rules and knocking it out of the park.