5. MADISON KOZAK
A native of rural Ontario, Canada, rising Country singer-songwriter Madison Kozak is turning heads with her breakout track “First Last Name.” The song is inspired by her relationship with her father, who introduced her to Country greats including Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. After scoring a publishing deal with powerhouse company Big Loud as a Junior at Belmont University, Kozak is signed as the flagship artist of Songs & Daughters – a female-focused label partnership between Big Loud and award-winning songwriter Nicolle Galyon.
Making recent big city debuts in Los Angeles and New York City, Kozak toured the U.S. and Canada this fall with Morgan Evans, Aaron Watson, and Mason Ramsey. In January 2020, she will jet for her premiere trek overseas on Chase Rice’s THE PINT OF ANYTHING TOUR. CMT has also announced that Kozak will join Country icon Tanya Tucker for the CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY: BRING MY FLOWERS NOW TOUR on select dates next spring.
Capturing the fun energy of “OMG ILY” via personal iPhone footage of her first whirlwind awards week in Nashville, in addition to becoming a part of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2020, watch as the 23-year-old budding star event hops, plus the special someone she wants to ditch all the celebrations for.