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Don't Pigeonhole Me, Bro: New Country Albums On The Borderline

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On 'Hard Working Americans,' Songs For The Ordinary Joe

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Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

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Rosanne Cash: Seeking A 'Thread' Through Southern History

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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

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With new songs and covers, La La Brooks' All or Nothing isn't just an attempted career comeback. Jacob Blickenstaff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Former Girl-Group Singer Goes 'All Or Nothing'

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Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

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Brandy Clark's new album is titled 12 Stories. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear

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Linda Thompson's new album is called Won't Be Long Now. Annabel Vere/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's A Family Affair On Linda Thompson's 'Won't Be Long Now'

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'The Blow' Puts An Artsy, Electro-Pop Spin On Attraction

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Two Bluegrass Truths From James King And Alan Jackson

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On 'Days Are Gone,' Three Sisters HAIM It Up

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Burden of Proof is Bob Schneider's third album. Dan Winters/Kirtland Records hide caption

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Don't Feel Too Bad For Sad-Sack Bob Schneider

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Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK

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Robbie Fulks: Exhilarating And Bitter On 'Gone Away Backward'

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