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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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Jun 22, 2014 — The Canadian roots-country singer spins boisterous yarns out of the mundane muck of agrarian existence. Recorded at Sun's Memphis studios, Counterfeit Blues recasts Lund's songs in vintage settings.
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Jun 22, 2014 — On his new country album, the roots-music veteran still touches nerves, carefully but firmly. Lauderdale continually shows that the trappings surrounding a song are only as meaningful as its core.
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Jun 18, 2014 — Sturgill Simpson's latest video, for his downcast cover of When In Rome's 1988 hit "The Promise," portrays the country singer as a struggling light in a murky void.
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Jun 17, 2014 — Since the band's formation in 2006, The Infamous Stringdusters' perfectly balanced mix of old-time, bluegrass and indie jamgrass has developed a serious cult following. Hear a live performance.
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