As 2019 draws to a close, it's time to check back in with The Boot's Artists to Watch for this year. They've risen to new heights, explored new avenues and taken some unexpected turns.

Before the year ends, The Boot has caught up with all 28 of our 2019 Artists to Watch, to see where the last 12 months have taken them. Flip through the photo gallery below to see how the year has treated some of the hottest new acts on the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk circuit.