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Country music is often storytelling in disguise, so we’ve decided to highlight that for one of our December Fantasy Contests, with a variety of Country artists. For a review on how to play FanLabel’s Fantasy Contests, please read this blog.

To begin, players receive a $10,000 virtual budget that is used to sign artists to their respective labels. For each of the four weeks in the season (labels must re-enter each week), sign the artists you predict will generate the most total streams based on each artist’s full catalog (not just a single song). 

The list below highlights all available artists in this month’s Country contest, with a wide variety to select from. Artists are ranked by their signing costs (highest to lowest). 

  • Kane Brown (5,000)
  • Lady A (4,000)
  • Tim McGraw (4,000)
  • Gabby Barrett (3,000)
  • Darius Rucker (2,000)
  • Dolly Parton (1,500)
  • Little Big Town (1,500)
  • Jordan Davis (1,500)
  • Russell Dickerson (1,500)
  • Justin Moore (1,500)
  • Ingrid Andress (1,000)
  • Matt Stell (1,000)
  • RaeLynn (500)
  • Cam (500)
  • Kip Moore (500)

Insider Tips: Below you will find some interesting data points on a few of the aforementioned artists (all metrics used have been pulled from Alpha Data).

  • Ingrid Andress had a strong year in 2020, with more than 252 million streams this year. 
  • The popularity of Kane Brown continues to grow, as 1.6 billion of his 4.9 billion lifetime streams came in 2020.
  • Lady A may have changed the group’s name in 2020, but their fans are still supporting stronger than ever, as Lady A saw a 17.1 percent increase in streams last week compared to the previous week.  
  • Russell Dickerson just released his latest album, “Southern Symphony” on Dec. 4, and it already has generated more than 1.3 million streams in less than one week.
  • Dolly Parton’s career now spans seven decades, and her music continues to connect with audiences, bringing in 8.5 million streams last week alone. 

Payouts (Virtual Royalties)

Weekly rewards:
  • Top five percent of entries: 10,000 Royalties
  • Next 11 percent of entries: 7,500 Royalties
  • Next 12 percent of entries: 5,000 Royalties
  • Next 33 percent of entries: 2,500 Royalties
  • Remaining entrants: 500 Royalties
Full season:
  • First place: 20,000 Royalties
  • Second place: 15,000 Royalties
  • Third place: 10,000 Royalties
FanLabel Staff

FanLabel Staff

Enjoy great music and fun contests as you operate your own fantasy record label in the FanLabel app! Pick the songs you think will rise on the contest charts. Compete for the top spot and become a music mogul!