Brad Paisley's new album is titled Wheelhouse. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" was one of NPR Music's favorite songs of 2012. Kelly Christine Musgraves/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing songs since they were 15 and independently released their first full-length album in 1999. Since then, they've produced seven studio albums. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After a 10-year hiatus, David Bowie has just returned with The Next Day. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Richard Thompson's new album is titled Electric. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Connie Britton (pictured) and Hayden Panetierre star as country singers of different generations on the ABC series Nashville. Courtesy of ABC hide caption

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Ke$ha's new album is titled Warrior. Yu Tsai /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tracey Thorn, famous for her work in Everything but the Girl, has a new solo album of seasonal tunes called Tinsel and Lights. Edward Bishop/Courtesy of the artist 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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