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5 local country artists to watch — and where you can watch them

The Dayton-area is home to a slue of talented individuals -- some of whom now claim the Hollywood hills as residence. But many have remained (or returned) home, and country music stars are no exception.

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We spoke with Nancy Wilson and James Frye of K99.1FM for the scoop on local country artists and musicians you should know about.

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CLARK MANSON

Hometown: Covington, Ohio

Hit songs: “Track 9,” “3 Wishes” and “Friday Nighters”

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What K99.1FM’s Nancy Wilson says: “Clark is definitely a ‘hometown boy!’ He has worked hard at his craft since his teenage years and has garnered a huge following, not just in the Miami Valley, but across the country. I like how he never forgets where he came from.” 

More info: WebsiteFacebookInstagram | Twitter

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Kate Hasting Band

HASTING & CO.

Hometown: New Carlisle, Ohio

Hit songs: “Behind the Bleachers”

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What K99.1FM’s Frye Guy says: “She has amazing vocal ability and is amazing on stage. The guys that play with her are top-notch musicians. Truly a great show to see.” 

More info: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

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ALEXIS GOMEZ

Hometown: Centerville, Ohio

Hit songs: “Mama’s Porch,” “Lovin’ You” and “Gone”

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What K99.1FM’s Nancy Wilson says: “Alexis is truly an amazing diverse talent. You can find the barefoot beauty singing at local clubs and events, and a normal fixture at her church on Sundays. She is not only gifted but brings a fresh sound to country!” 

More info: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

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Wyatt McCubbin

WYATT MCCUBBIN

Hometown: South Charleston, Ohio

Hit songs: “Back Where I Come From,” “Where the Lonesome Wind Blows” and “Where Corn Don’t Grow”

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What K99.1FM’s Nancy Wilson says: “Wyatt’s down home, soulful voice is a throwback to the early days of country, with a modern take. Wyatt knows exactly who he is and is someone who country music needs.” 

More info: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

Ashley Martin

ASHLEY MARTIN

Hometown: Springboro, Ohio

Hit songs: “Heartbreak Machine,” “Bless Her Heart,” “He’s Mine” and “Hello Lonely”

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What K99.1FM’s Frye Guy says: “This girl can bring some attitude when on stage. She has a really strong presence on stage. She hits a broad spectrum with her lyrics, but is one of those acts you wont forget seeing.”

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