There has certainly been a lot of younger country artists getting their big break thanks to shows like "American Idol".  Phyllis Stark with MSN Entertainment has detailed 13 promising Country Artists under the age of 30.Phyllis Stark writes:

While country music's veteran acts like Reba McEntire, George Strait and Alan Jackson continue to have hits well into their 50s, a new generation of stars under 30 is also emerging and taking its place alongside the acts who have been having hits for as many years as the under-30 set has been alive. Here's a look at 13 artists under 30, some just starting out and some already established superstars.

See great photos and read about these artists here:  13 Under 30