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Maren Morris steps forward with confidence, drive and R&B-country hybrids with her sophomore album, GIRL. Jamie Nelson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Maren Morris Grows Into Her Own: 'I'm A Little Bit Of Everything'

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Tenille Townes On World Cafe

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"That's the thing that feels satisfying to me, is to be able to be that vulnerable, out loud as a black woman," Yola Carter says. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yola Combines Softness And Grit In Her Virtuosic View Of Americana

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David Rawlings and Gillian Welch wrote "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" for the Joel and Ethan Cohen Film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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William Ferris has spent his career documenting church gospel hymns, Delta blues and work songs of Mississippi. Hester Magnuson/Courtesy of Dust to Digital Archives hide caption

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Keeper Of Southern Folklife Is Up For 2 Grammy Awards

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Jessie Mae Robinson's songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, from Louis Jordan to Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of the Robinson family hide caption

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The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson

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Guitarist Reggie Young, pictured in 2017, died Jan. 17 of heart failure. Anthony Scarlati /Courtesy of Chart Room Media hide caption

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Reggie Young, Revered Studio Guitarist, Dies At 82

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"GIRL," Maren Morris' first new solo music since her 2016 debut album, Hero, is an ode to perseverance. Jamie Nelson/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Earle Sings To His Hero, Guy Clark

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Rosanne Cash's latest album, She Remembers Everything, is a collection of personal songs all written or co-written by Cash. Michael Lavine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rosanne Cash On The Importance Of Living Out Loud

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Kacey Musgraves had one of country music's biggest albums of 2018, but it came only after she shrugged off any lingering obligation to pursue radio airplay. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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Dolly Parton's Dumplin' soundtrack is all about finding the confidence to be yourself. "You star in your own role. You be the star of your own life," Parton says. Katie King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Dream It On Through': Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More

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Lefty Frizzell Box Set Showcases The Original Recordings Of A Country Classic

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Gretchen Peters performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

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Rosanne Cash On World Cafe

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