CMT Releases '18 for 2018' Listen Up Artists

Country music’s most promising new acts are getting some love as CMT’s new class of Listen Up artists.

The network has announced its new crop of country up-and-comers who will be highlighted on CMT platforms throughout the next year, and the list is fierce.

Among the “18 for 2018” breakout artists are Abby Anderson, Ashley McBryde, Bailey Bryan, Cale Dodds, Delta Rae, Devin Dawson, Jillian Jacqueline, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Kassi Ashton, Levon, Maggie Rose, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Russell Dickerson, Ryan Kinder, The Sisterhood and Tyler Rich.

Since 2011, CMT’s Listen Up franchise has helped launch the careers of Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and more.

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