In the song "Old Time Angels," Jim Lauderdale imagines a second act for the women felled in American murder ballads. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buddy Miller and Jimmy Lauderdale perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19, 2013. Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim. Michael Wilson photo/Paul Moore design/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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