This year Barrett scored his second No.1 success with a three-week race to the top of Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart with “The Good Ones”. Also among those who scored # 1 on BillboardCountry Airplay’s over the past year were Brown (“Just The Way”, with Parmalee), Moon (“Good Time”), Shane (“My Boy”), Wilson (“Things a Man Oughta Know”) , McCollum (“Pretty Heart”), and Rodgers (who scored his second No. 1 success with “Cold beer calling my namewith Luke Combs). Hayes, who released his first single in 2010, had one of the biggest all-genre hits of the year with âFancy Like,â which reached number 1 on several Billboard charts, including Hot Country Songs and Country Streaming Songs, and is in the Top 5 out of both Billboard‘Country Airplay chart and Billboard‘s Hot 100 graphic. Hurd’s duet with Maren Morris, “Chasing After You” is in the top 25 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and in the Top 5 on Billboard‘Country Airplay Graphic.
The last year brought changes to the voting criteria for the New Faces of Country Music show, to allow for a broader representation of voters in the country music industry. Eligible voters must be full-time employees primarily involved in the programming, promotion and distribution of country music, of the following types of businesses: broadcast radio, satellite radio, TV channels and digital service providers, all by expressly excluding those who have interests in individual artists or musical works such as labels, managers, agents and publishers.
The annual New Faces of Country Music Show was established in 1970 to spotlight emerging artists who achieved significant success on country radio during the qualifying period, which currently runs from November 1 to October 31. , preceding the New Faces Show.
Artists who have performed on the New Faces of Country Music Show before include Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Ruby Falls, Vern Gosdin, Gene Watson, Alabama, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, The Chicks, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett and more.