On Kacey Musgraves' second album, Pageant Material, she follows in the footsteps of several artists who expanded the sometimes binding roles of women in country music. Kelly Christine Sutton/Courtesy of Mercury Nashville hide caption

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Anderson East's new album, Delilah, comes out July 10. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucero's new album, All A Man Should Do, comes out Sept. 18. Jamie Holdom/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Internet can be a wonderland of musical discovery and discourse, but it's not built to be a permanent archive. Photo illustration: Claire O'Neill/NPR. Photos via iStockphoto and Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Rickie Lee Jones' new album, The Other Side of Desire, will be out on June 23. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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