13. Callista Clark
Every song has a story and Callista Clark has a lot to say. Like so many talented singer-songwriters that paved the way before her, the young songstress wields her creative gifts as both a defense and an instrument of peace as she puts her heart on display through her music.
Blending her love for authentic, timeless classics with the sounds of her Georgia roots, Clark has collaborated with many of Country music’s leading songwriters including Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Nicolle Galyon, and Emily Shackleton, among others. The proof that Clark can hold her own among Nashville’s most prominent is evident as she was recently named an iHeartCountry On The Verge Artist and her debut single, “It’s ‘Cause I Am” climbed the charts as Country radio’s most successful new artist debut of 2021. She made her national television debut with an interview and performance of the single on Live with Kelly & Ryan who touted her as “the next big thing in Country music.” She made her Grand Ole Opry debut last fall as well.
Coming off of a whirlwind few months since the release of her debut album Real To Me, she shows no signs of slowing down and was recently featured as the only Country artist in BILLBOARD’s annual “21 Under 21” list. Her inspiring videos with which Scooter Braun (SB Projects) and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group) took notice, have amassed over 130 million views across all socials + YouTube and landed her a record deal with BMLG.
Label: Big Machine Label Group
Hot Release: “It’s Cause I Am”
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