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Country

Apr 4, 2014 — The country singer treats the classic songs on her new album like living, vital pieces of art that can withstand being taken apart, thought about and re-imagined.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Nicholson may not be a household name, but he's one of Nashville's most prolific and respected songwriters. Here, he performs with guitarist Colin Linden and the Mountain Stage Band.
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Mar 31, 2014 — Though she comes from the country royalty of the Hank Williams lineage, Holly Williams has a voice that's uniquely hers.
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Mar 29, 2014 — Nashville-based songwriter Chuck Mead has stories for days about the home state he left behind. "Kansas can be scary sometimes," he says.
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Mar 23, 2014 — Fresh out of rehab, Cash recorded an album in the early 1980s that his fans never got to hear.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Surrounded on the charts by younger men and their big hits about drinking and partying, Sara Evans' hit-single success of Slow Me Down's title song all the more heartening.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Mead hooks the listener, eager to show us the bleak side of what seemed like a bright scenario. That's the way he operates during much of Free State Serenade.
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Feb 10, 2014 — Church uses the power he's accrued from hit records to make exactly the kind of album he wants.
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Feb 2, 2014 — As fun as his bold declarations can be, the country star's depth comes from his ruminative side; his decade-long slow rise has made him as flexible as he is determined. The greatest thing about The Outsiders is its range, both in sound and in the stories Church tells.
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Jan 29, 2014 — Both Jon Pardi and Jason Eady have to confront the dilemma of all young country musicians: how to navigate the pop current that keeps country music commercially viable while connecting to a past that fewer and fewer listeners are aware of.
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