Every country music superstar had to start somewhere. Singers such as Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban were unknown names until they became household names, and it's only a matter of time until today's "that new artist" becomes "that artist."

Flip through the photo gallery above to learn more about 10 country stars on the rise. Artists such as Australian star Dianna Corcoran, YouTube and social media sensation Kane Brown, Glen Campbell's daughter Ashley Campbell and more are featured -- acts that The Boot thinks are worthy of country music fans' attention in 2016.

Who else do you think has a chance of succeeding in the sometimes-cutthroat music business? Let us know in the comments section below.