Known for his hard-driving sound and distinctive vocals, Eric Church brings his own distinct vibe to the world of mainstream country music. Combine that Mr. Misunderstood vibe with killer lyrics and an incredible stage presence, and you've got a juggernaut of an artist with millions of fans worldwide.

Count yourself as a member of the Church Choir? Branch out and give these five up-and-coming artists a listen. They'll all fit in nicely on a playlist alongside "Drink In My Hand," "Record Year" and more of Church's hits and deep cuts.