Artist: Rissi Palmer

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Sounds Like
: Shania Twain meets Pam Tillis

Debut Single: 'Country Girl'
Buy it on iTunes]

Current Single:
'No Air'
[Buy it on iTunes] Watch the 'No Air' video, after the jump.

Why We Dig Her: This is one 'Country Girl' who sticks to her roots. She once turned down a record deal, because the label wanted her to abandon country music for pop. Finally landing a new deal, she co-wrote nine tracks on her critically-acclaimed, country debut album.