Amazon Music has revealed their 2023 Breakthrough Artists to Watch: Country Class.
This year’s class consists of Avery Anna, Dalton Dover, Dylan Schneider, Jackson Dean, Madeline Edwards, Megan Moroney, Nate Smith, and Warren Zeiders.
Breakthrough is Amazon Music’s artist development program intended to advocate for rising artists at the most crucial moments in their careers. The program actively supports artists across a wide variety of genres, such as country, U.K. rap, R&B, indie, and more. Amazon Music works with each Breakthrough artist and their teams to develop a long-term, customized global plan tailored to their specific needs. This includes video and audio content, global marketing support, custom merch stores on the Amazon website, and increased visibility across Amazon Music’s playlists and programming.
New for 2023, Amazon Music will present artist selections on the Breakthrough playlist, further cementing Breakthrough as the Amazon Music premium brand for artists-to-watch throughout the year. In addition to the global Breakthrough list, available exclusively on Amazon Music, the Country Class artists will be a part of the Breakthrough Country playlist.
“Supporting rising country talent is of the utmost importance to Amazon Music,” says Emily Cohen Belote, Principal Music Curator at Amazon Music. “Elevating the new generation of country hitmakers and introducing them to our listeners is an essential part of the work that we do.”
Fans can also expect new Country Heat Weekly podcast episodes featuring conversations with the 2023 Country Class members throughout January and February with hosts Amber Anderson and Kelly Sutton, starting with Moroney on Jan. 5.
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