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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'Nashville' Soundtrack Stands On Its Own
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Joe Barry was a pioneer of "swamp-pop" in the early 1960s. Johnny Vallis hide caption

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The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop
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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have an album coming out in March. Sony Classical hide caption

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Homeboy Sandman's fourth album is called First of a Living Breed. Gavin Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Homeboy Sandman: A Rapper Leaves Law Behind
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Music by guitarist Fields Ward appears in the new collection Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division hide caption

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Tunes To 'Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard' To
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On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composers. Hyperion hide caption

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The Boogers And Play Date Make Punk Rock For Kids
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Ke$ha's new album is titled Warrior. Yu Tsai /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ke$ha: A 'Warrior' In Search Of Legitimacy
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Bruno Mars draws inspiration from across the pop landscape on his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bruno Mars Goes Anyplace And Everyplace On 'Jukebox'
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Jazz great Charles Mingus performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 1964. Ray Avery/CTS Images hide caption

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Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts
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Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Malian guitarist Lobi Traore died in 2010, at just 49. His last album is called Bwati Kono. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two Malian Guitar Greats, Gone But Still Wailing
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A 1910 portrait of King George V in procession. A new album of choral works by Hubert Parry features music he wrote for the king's coronation one year later. Chandos Records 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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Tracey Thorn: 'Secular Carols' For The Holidays
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