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Country

Jul 31, 2014 — Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Jul 29, 2014 — "Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
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Jul 27, 2014 — This singer-songwriter has been through hard times — but you wouldn't know it from his new album. It blossoms with inventive turns of phrase, quiet affection and a peculiar sweetness.
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Jul 24, 2014 — The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.
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Jul 21, 2014 — In 2009, the roots-rock band performed three songs and discussed its work with producer Rick Rubin.
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Jul 21, 2014 — In their first single, the young country singers Maddie & Tae make a splash by speaking up for the women in country songs who are expected to look good in the back of a pickup truck, nothing more.
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Jul 14, 2014 — The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.
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Jul 11, 2014 — With a catalog of songs heavy on revenge, guns, cigarettes and beer, Lambert has painted herself as one of country's bad girls. Her new album, Platinum, shows a more vulnerable side.
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Jul 9, 2014 — After decades hosting country greats, RCA Studio A is in jeopardy — and there are local music titans on both sides of the fight.
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