Every year WGNA is proud to welcome a new batch of talent to our star-studded Countryfest line-up.

In addition to the superstars, WGNA has always found a place to introduce and showcase new talent to the huge crowds that flock to the annual event. Through the years the 'rising stars' have included Kenny Chesney (2000), Keith Urban (2002), Brad Paisley (2004), Dierks Bentley (2005), Blake Shelton (2006) and so many more. Will this year's new stars climb as high as these other 'new' Countryfest singers?

New Country Stars at the 2013 WGNA Countryfest, Saturday, July 13, 2013

Joel Crouse- Age 21, from Holland, Mass., signed to Toby Keith's Show-Dog Records, first Top 40 hit is 'If You Want Some.'

Greg Bates- Age 25, from Brentwood, Tn., signed to Republic Nashville, first Top 5 hit is 'Did It For The Girl,' second Top 40 hit is 'Fill In The Blank.'

Easton Corbin- Age 31, from Tenton, Fl., signed to Mercury Nashville, hits include 'A Little More Country Than That' 'I Can't Love You Back' 'Roll With It' 'Lovin' You Is Fun' and 'All Over The Road.'