The has compiled a list of the hottest up and coming country artists, several of which were guest of WYRK's  acoustic concerts, Listener Lunch's and Eat and Greets.

Artists mentioned are The Band Perry, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia, Jerrod Niemann, Danny Gokey, Sunny Sweeny, Troy Olson, Justin Moore, Joanna Smith, Josh Thompson, and Thompson Square This year, we saw a talented crop of bright new singers burst onto the scene, staking their claim in country music. Together, these up-and-comers have dominated the charts, toured with country's biggest names, and have won over fans and critics alike with their fresh new music. As 2010 draws to a close, The Boot spotlights some of country music's most promising new acts of the year.