Bruno Mars co-wrote "Right Round" by Flo Rida (featuring Ke$ha) and "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan. Atlantic Records hide caption

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Liking Bruno Mars Just The Way He Is

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Dwight Twilley is best known for his singles "I'm on Fire" and "Girls." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dwight Twilley's 'Green Blimp': Blissful, Emotive Pop

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Hank Williams' hits include "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Hey Good Lookin'." courtesy of Bozeman Media hide caption

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Hank Williams: The Working Musician, The Creative Genius

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Robert Plant made his first commercial recordings in 1966. He formed the ground Band of Joy in 1967, with drummer John Bonham. Gregg Delman hide caption

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Robert Plant: A Stark New Album, A 'Band Of Joy'

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Ricky Skaggs has received 14 Grammy Awards and was named the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 1982. Erick Anderson hide caption

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Ricky Skaggs: A 'Mosaic' Of Modesty, Openness

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Painter Will Cotton, known for his lush, dreamlike candy landscapes, was the art director for Katy Perry's "California Gurls" music video. He also created the cover art for the album. Will Cotton / EMI Music hide caption

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Katy Perry: A 'Teenage Dream,' An Artistic Musician

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Marty Stuart was born in Philadelphia, Miss., where he taught himself to play both the guitar and mandolin as a teenager. James Minchin III hide caption

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Marty Stuart Returns To His Roots On 'Ghost Train'

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Arcade Fire's new album, The Suburbs, has the ambition of a rock opera. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Arcade Fire: Turning An Ear Toward 'The Suburbs'

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Los Lobos' latest album Tin Can Trust is their latest to combine the sounds of rock and roll, country music and traditional Mexican and Spanish tunes. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fans 'Can Trust' New Los Lobos Album

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Welsh singer Tom Jones rose to prominence in the '60s with "It's Not Unusual," which became an international hit. Marco Grob hide caption

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Tom Jones: 'The Lady Gaga Of Elvis Impersonators'

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From left to right, Billy "Bud" Cowsill, Barry Muir, Jeffrey Hatcher and J.B. Johnson make up the Canadian band The Blue Shadows. Bumstead Productions Ltd. hide caption

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Seventeen Years Later, The Blue Shadows Reach U.S.

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The funk and soul band led by Robert Randolph (center) also includes bassist Danyel Morgan (left) and drummer Marcus Randolph. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robert Randolph: A Gospel Guitarist's Secular 'Road'

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Stephanie Finch was a member of the band The Mission Express, fronted by her husband Chuck Prophet. Bellesound Records hide caption

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Stephanie Finch: The Power Of Simplicity

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John Prine: Midwestern Mind Trips To The Nth Degree

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Elizabeth Cook, the youngest of 11 children, made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2000. Kristin Barlowe hide caption

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Elizabeth Cook: Transcending A Cult Career

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