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Miranda Lambert on stage in June.
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July 31, 2015 Forget tomatogate. Put aside the still-fresh news of her divorce. When Miranda Lambert played the tiny stage at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley last week, she put the focus on fellow female songwriters.
Elizabeth Grant is better known by her stage name, Lana Del Rey.
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December 16, 2014 Making new sounds while staying mindful of the past is a common theme in the Fresh Air music critic's year-end list.
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December 8, 2014 Fifty albums for a heavier-than-average year, selected by NPR Music's staff and member station partners. These are the albums we held close in 2014 and the ones we want to share.
Steelism is the duo of Jeremy Fetzer (left) and Spencer Cullum. Their debut full-length, 615 to Fame, will be out in September 2014.
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July 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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July 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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Miranda Lambert's album, Platinum, comes out on June 3.
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June 2, 2014 The chart-topping singer talks about fame, what country means to her and being "married to a man who's married to attention," in the words of "Priscilla," a song from her new album.
Bard Ylvisaker (L) and Vegard Ylvisaker of Ylvis perform "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" in September.
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December 23, 2013 At the end of a year in which pop songs were a constant, provocative part of the national conversation, NPR Music critic Ann Powers sifts through the 100 most popular songs of the year to highlight 10 pure pop pleasures worth remembering.
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November 9, 2011 Four the Record is Miranda Lambert's first new collection of songs after her 2009 album Revolution. Since then, Lambert has quickly become one of Nashville's most prominent stars. But rock critic Ken Tucker says Lambert is still not a typical Nashville country act.
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October 27, 2011 The singer-songwriter's music — like her upbringing — walks the line between typical and unorthodox.
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October 19, 2009 The third album by country singer Miranda Lambert, features complex original songs and a stellar choice of covers.
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