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June 23, 2017 The country-pop singer's debut single, "Own It," is all about embracing fluidity; her influences range from Taylor Swift to Chance the Rapper. We caught up with her at this year's CMA Fest.
Jim Lauderdale's new album, London Southern, is out June 30.
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June 22, 2017 The Americana star's new album is a celebration of the British blend of pop, R&B and rock and roll that captivated him as a young child.
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Luke Combs, one of the most buzzed-about artists at this year's CMA Fest, performs on June 11, 2017.
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June 19, 2017 The annual festival is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite country stars — and to discover new artists. Ann Powers and Jewly Hight report back from this year's event.
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Muscadine Bloodline is Charlie Muncaster (left) and Gary Stanton.
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June 16, 2017 The duo's take on down-home narratives and fist-pumping country anthems is edged in angsty, masculine sensitivity, betraying Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton's emo and mall-punk reference points.
Jason Isbell's new album with the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound, is named after the unique 1960s production style Chet Atkins helped craft in Nashville's RCA Studio A.
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June 15, 2017 His undeniable visibility has made Isbell consider how he represents the South in his music. On his new album, he expands his repertoire of character-driven songwriting with a turn toward politics.
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Jason Isbell's new album, The Nashville Sound, is out June 16.
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June 12, 2017 With eyes clear and nerves jangled, Isbell wrestles with unpleasant social and political realities on his sixth studio album.
Cale Tyson's debut album, Careless Soul, comes out July 14.
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June 1, 2017 Tyson was an emo kid who found a melancholic connection to country music, and made his debut LP in Muscle Shoals. This horn-accented tune suggests his muse is already leading him elsewhere.
Lady Antebellum's new album, Heart Break, is out June 9.
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June 1, 2017 The country trio behind mega-hit "Need You Now" is back from hiatus. Stream Lady Antebellum's new album in its entirety.
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie's new self-titled album is out June 9.
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June 1, 2017 Fleetwood Mac's guitarist and keyboardist team up for an album that features every member of the legendary band, minus Stevie Nicks.
Luke Combs' new album, This One's For You, is out June 2.
May 25, 2017 The singer-songwriter proves himself to be an astute student of country music's trends and conventions.
Justin Townes Earle's new album, Kids In The Street, is out May 26.
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May 18, 2017 Kids In The Street is the veteran songwriter's most pleasing and playful effort to date.
Chastity Brown's new album, Silhouette Of Sirens, comes out May 19.
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May 11, 2017 Silhouette Of Sirens is a work of brooding soul by a voice we need right now.
Bedouine's self-titled debut comes out June 23.
May 9, 2017 Los Angeles-based folk singer Azniv Korkejian says her new song, with its melancholic, orchestrated arrangement, is "a rejection of conventional romance; it's not something that I needed."
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge in a still from their video for "Bone Collector."
May 9, 2017 Whether it's pairings of peers, of romantic partners or of patron saints and acolytes — there's a pattern brewing in Nashville that needs attention.