Who’s Gonna Fill Their Legendary Shoes?
You might be on the legend trajectory if your fans will swap stories about that time back in 2013 when they saw you play Fenway Park, which thousands will no doubt be doing for years after this summer. Once a scrappy underdog at an independent label, Jason was launched into orbit with a great run of No. 1 singles, including hits like “She’s Country” and “Dirt Road Anthem.” Jason’s hard-edged sound, often including elements of rock and hip-hop, has also been a factor in country’s stylistic and popular expansion over the last few years. It’s no wonder fans are filling those stadiums to see him.
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In this special Country Weekly cover story, we profile some of today’s most capable artists—the Veterans, the Journeymen, the Hopefuls and the Promising—and take a look ahead down country’s road.