TikTok has been a way for both new and established artists to get creative, share music, and interact with their fan bases. For some, it has even kickstarted their career by helping them land a record deal.
According to TikTok, over 70 artists have signed major label deals based on success on the app. Here’s a list of country singers that have gone viral on TikTok, leading to a record deal. Keep an eye out for these up and coming country singers! Based on these success stories, you could be the next viral country music TikToker!
TikTok username: @priscillablock
Priscilla Block’s “Just About Over You,” among others, went viral on TikTok, leading to her record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. The 25-year-old from North Carolina has also signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell. She currently has almost 800,000 TikTok followers and her debut EP comes out April 30. Hear her viral song “Just About Over You” here.
TikTok username: @ajannakos
Former The Voice contestant Andrew Jannakos found TikTok success with “Gone Too Soon.” The viral video of him singing the song in his kitchen landed him a record deal with Sony Music Nashville and a publishing deal with Spirit Music Nashville. The 26-year-old from Georgia now has almost 800,000 TikTok followers. Hear “Gone Too Soon” here.
TikTok username: @hannahdamndasher
Hannah Dasher also landed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville with her singing and cooking TikTok series, Stand By Your Pan, influenced by Tammy Wynette. The Georgia native currently has 1.2 million followers on the app. Listen to her latest single, “Left Right” here.
TikTok username: @itsgeorgiawebster
Sony Music Nashville also signed Georgia Webster. The senior in high school from Massachusetts has over 222,000 TikTok followers and found viral success with her song “Push and Pull.” Listen to “Push and Pull” here.
TikTok username: @robynottolini
Robyn Ottolini signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville after her song “F150” went viral on TikTok. The singer/songwriter from Canada is currently standing at 210,000 followers. Hear “F150” here.
TikTok username: @lilyrosemusicofficial
Lily Rose’s “Villain” helped her land a record deal with Big Loud Records. The 27-year-old from Georgia has over 650,000 TikTok followers. Hear “Villain” here.
TikTok username: @dylancbrady
Dylan Brady, a 22-year-old from New York, has 895,000 followers on TikTok. His covers and original music scored him a record deal with RECORDS Nashville/Columbia. Hear his latest single, “Don’t Love A Girl” here.
TikTok username: @noahschnacky
Noah Schnacky, the 24 year-old born in Minnesota, is signed to Big Machine Label Group and has strategically utilized TikTok to build a fan base of over 6.5 million followers. Hear his latest single, “To Every Girl I Ever Loved” here.
TikTok username: @tigirlily
Tigirlily, made up of sisters Krista (16) and Kendra Slaubaugh (19) from North Dakota, found TikTok success by joining a group of young country signers who live in the same house called the 615 house. Since then, they have signed a record deal with Monument records. Hear their viral hit, “Somebody Does,” here.
TikTok username: @thecb30music
CB30, made up of brothers Christian (20) and Brody (17) Clementi, have almost 2.5 million followers on TikTok. They have gone viral with their covers and songwriting challenges. The duo was discovered by Luke Bryan and signed my his manager. Listen to their latest single, “We Are Right Now” here.
TikTok username: @lathanwarlick
Lathan Warlick and his country rap remixes went viral on TikTok, leading to a record deal with RECORDS Nashville/Columbia. His videos have caught the attention of his 1.3 million followers and even some other country artists, including Granger Smith and Tyler Hubbard, who have released collaborations with him. His My Way collaborations EP comes out April 23. Hear his latest single “My Way” featuring Tyler Hubbard here.
TikTok username: @restlessroad
Restless Road, made up of Zach Beeken, Colton Pack and Garrett Nichols, are a country trio who previously competed on The X Factor in 2013. After some ups and downs, the group started posting country mashups on TikTok, gaining viral attraction leading to their now 1.6 million followers and record deal with Kane Brown’s new label, 1021 Entertainment, in partnership with Sony Music Nashville. Hear their latest single, “Took One Look At Her Momma” here.
Kat & Alex
TikTok username: @katandalex
Country latin duo Kat & Alex are signed to Sony Music Nashville and also have a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Nashville. The newly-married duo made up of Kat (20) and Alex (26) Garrido were previous contestants on American Idol and now have almost 54,000 followers on TikTok, gaining attraction with their English and Spanish mash-ups. Hear their latest single, “Heartbreak Tour” here.
Although not everyone is able to score a record deal from being TikTok famous, some other country singers have still created success for themselves on the app. Other viral country TikTokers include Ashley Cooke, Cooper Alan, Chris Ruediger, Brandon Davis, Alexandra Kay, Will Dempsey, Jack Singleton, Kaleb Austin, Rashad, Spencer Crandall, Thomas Mac, Tony Evans Jr. & Warren Zeiders.
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Photo Credit: @priscillablock, @ajannakos, @lilyrosemusicofficial / TikTok