The name that comes to mind is Matt Malone for me. Incredible singer/songwriter musician. Lots of talent in this man, he only has one released CD and I am praying he comes out with another one soon. His CD "withdrawn" was released in late 2011 and I cannot stop listening to it. I actually discovered him on Jango a few months ago, I was immediately drawn in by his voice. Matt has a southern background which you can tell in his lyrics, but his voice reminds me of that of John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls just different its hard to describe. All his lyrics tell a story, and you an hear what he has been through in his songs, many about life experiences, and of course heartbreak and women.
Just throwing it out there, he is also very easy on the eyes is you like the backwoods West Virginian type =]
I really think Matt will be going placed, I am surprised he hasn't honestly become much bigger than he is. Especially among the country and acoustic music fans.
Check out his website! Let me know what you think of his music