5 country music singers we can’t get enough of this year, from Blake to Miranda


Country music is staying strong, thanks to singers such as Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert turning 2018 into their year to shine.

Country music fans have a full range of melodic reasons to celebrate 2018, with some of our favorite singers achieving accomplishments such as new songs, tours, and even the most adorable recognition from a very special family member. So put on your best cowboy hat, stomp the dust off your boots, and get ready to yell “Yee-haw” for the following country music kings and queens.

Blake Shelton

At 42, Blake Shelton recently proved he’s still a firecracker of energy by taking the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry for Macy’s Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular. Shelton sang crowd-pleasing classics such as “Honey Bee” and “She Got The Goldmine” in his standard country casual style of black jeans and matching jacket.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood achieved a new level of recognition in 2018 — and it’s a very personal and cute one. When the 35-year-old country music queen performed at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, her 3-year-old son Isaiah Michael attended her show for the first time.

Carrie’s husband, Mike Fisher, shared on social media that the little boy is “proud of his momma!” Underwood turned to Instagram to post the sweet scene between mom and son.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert became the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest artist-in-residence, and the country superstar who ranks as the most awarded artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music is scheduled to perform two shows in the museum’s theater in September.

“The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important,” pointed out Miranda. “It’s truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I’m thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I’m thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation.”

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is one of the brightest stars shining among country music’s greatest singers. Brooks is now set to make history with the first concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.  School representative John Affleck-Graves views Garth as “the perfect choice as the first artist to perform in concert in the stadium that Rockne built,” predicting that the concert will rank as “one of the biggest events in Notre Dame’s history.”

Kelly Clarkson

You’ve come a long way, Kelly Clarkson, since your American Idol days. The music duo Dan + Shay were thrilled to get Kelly to join them for a song on their new album, with Dan Smyers calling Clarkson “probably the most powerful female singer of our generation.”

The song, “Keeping Score,” gave the duo the opportunity to work closely with the successful country music songstress. Smyers pointed out that country music “loves” Kelly Clarkson, revealing that she is the “nicest person ever.”

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