Kory's Ones To Watch List

Kory Zelkind

One of my favorite parts of every day is researching what emerging outlets can cover our up-and-coming artists. I love being even a small part of helping artists fulfill their dreams, and these outlets are doing a great job of telling their stories to the world. Here are a few of my favorite outlets that are on the verge of becoming the next Rolling Stone.

Big City Thoughts

  • They have a great staff of dedicated team members who are incredibly passionate about good music of all genres. Their sister site, Big Country Thoughts, also does an incredible job of balancing emerging artists with those who everyone already knows and loves. Personally, I feel accomplished whenever they feature one of our artists because I know it means they aren't just pushing out content but they are truly fans of the music.

Stage Right Secrets

  • I got the privilege of attending quite a few interviews with Stage Right Secrets during this past CMA Fest, and boy are these girls a riot. They are so fun to be around, and this shows through in their engaging segments such as telling the last Netflix show you binged and the first concert you went to. My personal favorite is where the artists pick songs to describe their lives, like saying what song you would have playing any time you enter a room. Check out some of their interviews and I promise you won't regret it.

Country Music Pride

  • Unlike the other two sites I mentioned, Country Music Pride's niche is exclusively country music. The website does an amazing job of finding noteworthy artists that are on the rise. They are so up-to-date on all of the breaking news and new releases that they are bound to make it to the big leagues soon.

Go ahead and give these guys a follow, and soon you'll be able to say "I knew them when..."