Artists To Watch

There's no doubt that the past few years have been a challenge for Texas Country Artists. 
TCMM's "Artists to Watch" features some overcomers we've noticed are coming up strong. 

This issue we feature Landon Heights, Hayden Haddock, & Kate Watson!

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Landon Heights

Landon Heights is a rising country music artist from Temple, TX. At a young age He grew up in church and started out playing music there at just 6 years old. Landon was always raised listening to 90’s country music and found his way to hearing the Texas country music style in his teenage years. Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue, & Cross Canadian Ragweed are just some of the Texas artists that Landon was inspired by. For the last 15 years he has been traveling the country performing and recording music in the Christian/Gospel genre, however Landon has always enjoyed writing what is on his heart with a southern style. Growing up, Landon's favorite thing to do as a kid was listen to his dad play country songs with his guitar at the kitchen table. That's what began his passion for writing and performing music. In fall of 2020, Landon released his first Texas country radio single "Homecoming Queen '' and led him to an opportunity to share the stage with artists such as The Bellamy Brothers, Cory Morrow, Brandon Rhyder and more. Landon released his debut four song EP “Soul Of A Six String” this past new years day and released his radio single from that project entitled “Lead Me On.” A song about heartbreak after a flame was lit during a life event he had in past years. The song reached top 50 on the Texas Country Music Chart and Top 75 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart. Following the success with that single. Landon released his debut self titled album with his single "Jamie" becoming his first Top 40 on the TCMA Chart. In 2022, Landon was awarded Traditional Country Vocalist of the year at The 8th Annual Josie Music Awards that was held at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Be on the lookout for more information on Landon’s social media and at LandonHeightsMusic.com

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Hayden Haddock

The Texas A&M Senior clocks more than 150 tour dates a year and has recently opened for artists including Randall King, Steve Wariner, Kevin Fowler, Casey Donahew, Roger Creager and more.

Currently boasting more than 3.5 million streams, Haddock has tracks featured on Spotify’s Texas Music Now, Apple Music’s Don’t Mess With Texas and Amazon Music’s Texas Forever playlists. Haddock further solidified his trajectory when he was awarded New Male Vocalist of the Year at the leading Texas award show, the 2020 T3R Awards.

Haddock’s 10-track, sophomore album entitled Red Dirt Texas, features five songs co-written by Haddock and chart-topping songwriters including Willmon, Kevin Fowler, David Lee Murphy, Terry McBride, Tommy Karlas, John Pierce, Jim Collins and more. Upon its January 2020 release, Red Dirt Texas reached No. 39 on the iTunes Country albums chart. The “Red Dirt Texas” music video made its world premiere on Billboard and has racked up more than 450K views across all platforms. Staying true to his Texas roots, Haddock recently announced a partnership with award-winning Texas based distillery, Texas Ranger Whiskey. The hardworking, road warrior also has multiple TV appearances under his belt including ABC Dallas’ Good Morning Texas, CBS Austin’s We Are Austin, FOX 7 Austin’s Music In The Morning, San Antonio’s Great Day SA, Colorado’s Good Morning Vail, Las Vegas’ MORE FOX5, WSMV’s Today In Nashville, and CBS Bryan-College Station’s Free Music Friday. 

Some may be surprised to find out that Haddock is only 22-years-old as he has a musical instinct well beyond his years and sites influences from George Strait, Eric Church, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi and Clay Walker. When Haddock is not juggling classes and tour dates, the avid outdoorsman spends time hunting, fishing and experimenting on his Traeger grill. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, Haddock works with several organizations to help spread awareness of the disease and is an advocate/speaker for JDRF.

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Kate Watson

Meet American Idol, Kate Watson! Kate Watson is a rising star on the country music scene. Proud of her Texas roots, she still calls it “home.” Kate's music career may have officially started when she was 15 years old, but music has always been at the center of her life. As the daughter of Christian recording artist and worship leader, Jesse Watson, Kate’s first recording was a song her father wrote especially for her called, “Forever I’m Yours.” Kate also guest leads alongside her dad at Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery, Texas, the largest cowboy church in the world and the spiritual home of several country recording artists, most notably, Cody Johnson and Jesse Raub, Jr. In fact, their church is where country recording star, Parker McCollum, first heard Kate sing. “She’s the real deal,” said McCollum. “She has the total package: the voice, the look, and the way she connects with people. I am looking forward to great things from her.”

You may remember Kate from the 2019 season of American Idol, where she received a standing ovation from Lionel Richie after singing his hit, “Hello.” Her vocal chops are hard-earned; not to mention, Kate's stage presence is simply captivating. Kate Watson fans will tell you that she obviously loves creating music, working hard, and seeing results. Most importantly, though, her fans have come to know that Kate truly loves people. Her main goal in life is to inspire audiences and provide hope through her songwriting and her live performances.

 

Kate’s newest release, “Cinderella Slipper” is an original song that shares the dream that even if you are an everyday country girl, you can still realize your own Cinderella story… and that dreams do come true!

 

Kate Watson and her band tour regularly across Texas and beyond, performing shows on a wide variety of stages, as well as delivering high-energy performances for crowds at larger concert venues. She has also had the opportunity to open for many well known artists including: Josh Ward, Kevin Fowler, Joe Nichols, Deanna Carter, Pam Tillis, The Bellamy Brothers, Flatland Cavalry, Jon Wolfe, Pat Green, and many more!!!  Don’t miss Kate’s show the next time she comes to your town!

You can follow Kate Watson on:

www.thekatewatson.com

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