Blake Shelton has just scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 county hit with "Honey Bee," from Red River Blue. Andrew Southam/Warner Music Nashville hide caption

toggle caption Andrew Southam/Warner Music Nashville

Blake Shelton: Out Of The Ordinary, A Country Everyman

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/138465891/138677831" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dolly Parton Dolly Records hide caption

toggle caption Dolly Records

Dolly Parton: No 'Better Day' Than Today

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137551560/137621280" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beyonce Tony Duran/Sony Music hide caption

toggle caption Tony Duran/Sony Music

Beyonce's '4': An Escape From Her Past

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137550800/137762167" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Buddy Holly. Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images

'Rave On Buddy Holly' Pays Tribute To Holly's Soul

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137112851/137470454" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Courtesy of the artist

Garland Jeffreys: New York's 'King Of In Between'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137112172/137368581" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Brad Paisley. Jim Shea/Sony Music hide caption

toggle caption Jim Shea/Sony Music

Brad Paisley: 'Country Music,' Defined

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136715610/137056480" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The late Ellen Willis was the first pop-music critic for The New Yorker. University of Minnesota Press hide caption

toggle caption University of Minnesota Press

From The 'Vinyl Deeps,' Ellen Willis Wrote About Rock

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136716476/136829701" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Raphael Saadiq's fourth studio album is titled Stone Rollin'. Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com

Raphael Saadiq: Paying Homage To Soul's Past And Future

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136363143/136611278" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Loudon Wainwright III. Ross Halfin/Shout Factory hide caption

toggle caption Ross Halfin/Shout Factory

Loudon Wainwright III Looks Back At '40 Odd Years'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136141186/136170466" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Courtesy of the artist

The Beastie Boys: Hip-Hop With A Dash Of 'Hot Sauce'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136022255/136022271" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Emmylou Harris' new album is Hard Bargain. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist

Emmylou Harris: An Invigorating, Inviting 'Hard Bargain'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135768394/135765885" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Edwyn Collins. Lawrence Watson hide caption

toggle caption Lawrence Watson

Edwyn Collins: 'Losing Sleep' And Continuing Life

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135346038/135345795" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Smithereens. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

The Smithereens' Sweet Nostalgia, With Fresh Variations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135142185/135314423" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Paul Simon. Marc Seliger/Concord Music Group hide caption

toggle caption Marc Seliger/Concord Music Group

Paul Simon: Back In 'Graceland' With 'So Beautiful'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135112880/135112889" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Middle Brother. Amy Hobbs/Big Hassle hide caption

toggle caption Amy Hobbs/Big Hassle

'Middle Brother': Hand-Clapping Foot-Stompers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134168999/134922032" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript