Ridin’ Hearts 2024: These are nine artists all country music fans have to see

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Ridin’ Hearts 2024: These are nine artists all country music fans have to see

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Words by Coco Veldkamp

Dust off your cowboy hats and shine those boots because the much-anticipated Ridin’ Hearts festival is back for 2024, promising a foot-stomping good time.

Set to grace Sydney on November 2 and Melbourne on November 3, this year’s Ridin’ Hearts festival boasts a lineup of country heartthrobs that’ll have you two-stepping from dawn till dusk.

Ridin’ Hearts isn’t just another event on the country music calendar; it’s a celebration of the genre’s vibrancy and ever-evolving diversity. With a lineup that reads like a who’s who of the country music scene, nine artists stood above the rest. These are our top picks for who’ll be bringing their heart and soul to the stage.

Ridin’ Hearts 2024

  • Saturday, November 2 at the Syndey Showgrounds
  • Sunday, November 3 at Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens
  • Tickets to Ridin’ Hearts 2024 go on sale on Tuesday, June 18 at 11am
  • Grab yours here

Ridin’ Hearts 2024 Lineup

  • Riley Green
  • ​Cooper Alan
  • ​Josh Ross
  • ​MacKenzie Porter
  • ​Tanner Adell
  • ​Casey Barnes
  • ​Austin Snell
  • ​Bella Mackenzie
  • ​DJ Konsky

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Riley Green

In 2018, Riley Green released his self-titled EP. Two years later, Green was named the Academy of Country Music’s 2020 New Male Artist of the Year, a MusicRow Breakout Artist of the Year, a CMT Listen Up Artist, and one of CRS’s 2020 New Faces.

Hailing from Jacksonville, Green is known for his classic country sound which is strongly influenced by small town living, family, and romance. His heartfelt lyrics and authentic storytelling have won him a dedicated following, and his performance is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

Bella Mackenzie

At just 19 years old, Bella Mackenzie has established herself as a must-see up-and-coming country musician. Hailing from North Queensland, Mackenzie caught Australia’s attention while competing on the 2023 season of The Voice Australia where she made it to the Semi-finale, while cultivating fans who would follow her long after her time on the show ended. Her fresh take on country music and undeniable talent makes her a standout performer.

Cooper Alan

Cooper Alan’s music has cultivated over 200 million streams and earned him a devoted fan base which have watched him grow from his roots in Winston Salem, playing at bars and college campuses across the Carolinas to an up-and-coming global sensation. With his energetic performances and catchy tunes, Alan is ready to make Ridin’ Hearts 2024 an unforgettable experience.

MacKenzie Porter

MacKenzie Porter’s pop-country sound has taken her around the world and seen her become the first female this century to have six No. 1 songs on Canadian country radio. Her dynamic stage presence and hit-laden repertoire make her a must-see act at this year’s festival.

Austin Snell

Snell has cemented his name as a country music icon with his unique ability to fuse hard-rock and classic country into music which can fluctuate between being both aggressive and meaningful. This growing genre – ‘grunge country’ – has earned Snell a dedicated following, connecting to his themes of depression, love, loneliness, and living fast. Snell’s raw and gritty performances are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Tanner Adell

Tanner Adell released her debut album Buckle Bunny in 2023. Her hit single by the same name went viral and was named one of the best songs of the year by National Public Radio. Adell quickly rose to fame, and this year she featured on Beyonce’s Cowboy Carter album on the tracks Backbiird and Ameriican Requiem. Raised between the coast of Manhattan Beach, California, and Star Valley in Wyoming, Adell brings a unique blend of influences to her music that promises to thrill festival attendees.

Casey Barnes

Casey Barnes first found himself in the spotlight as a contestant on Australian Idol in 2009 where he made it to the top 12. Today, Barnes is an acclaimed Australian country music star. Earlier this year, he won his first ARIA Gold Record for God Took His Time On You. Barnes’s journey from reality TV contestant to country music star is a testament to his talent and perseverance, and his live show is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

Josh Ross

Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Ross’s pop-rock country fusion has seen him gain over 179 million global streams. His music draws on his personal experiences, with thought-provoking lyricism and captivating melodies. Ross won Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2023 Canadian Country Music Awards, cementing himself as one of the most exciting country artists of the year.

DJ Konsky

You’ve probably heard DJ Konsky on the radio mixing up your favourite tracks into music that makes you want to dance. And he’s doing it again with a country spin! Konsky’s unique approach to DJing will bring a fresh and exciting element to the festival, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate country music extravaganza! Ridin’ Hearts 2024 will take place in Sydney on November 2nd and in Melbourne on November 3rd. Gather your friends, get your tickets, and be ready for incredible performances, great vibes, and unforgettable memories.

Get your tickets to Ridin’ Hearts Festival here.

This article was made in partnership with Ridin’ Hearts.