Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.

Sounds Like: Carrie Underwood meets Trisha Yearwood

Current Single: 'What If We Fly'
[Buy it on iTunes]

Why We Love Her: With vocals that sound much more mature than her 16 years, this rising star has both a powerful set of pipes and a good head on her shoulders. "Of course I want to become famous and win awards," she told Country Weekly, "but to make people happy with my music is my main goal."

Watch the 'What If We Fly' video here.