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Justin Bieber, photographed during the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 16, 2018. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images hide caption

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Tyler Childers outside the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Tyler Childers On World Cafe

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On Their Latest Album, The Haden Triplets Sing 'The Family Songbook'

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Loretta Lynn (left) and Vince Gill perform together in 2004. Writer Marissa Moss cites Lynn as an example of a progressive thinker in country music. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Like Country Music, For The Uninitiated

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Michaela Anne performing at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for World Cafe. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Michaela Anne On World Cafe

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Jenee Fleenor at the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn., where she was honored as the first woman to win Musician of the Year. Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Woman Leading The Fiddle Revival In Country Music

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The Wood Brothers performs live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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The Wood Brothers On World Cafe

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Aubrie Sellers performs live at the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Aubrie Sellers On World Cafe

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley perform live on the AmericanaFest Day Stage. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley On World Cafe

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Della Mae performs on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Della Mae On World Cafe

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Kris Kristofferson's publicist, Tamara Saviano, offered Kelsey Waldon an internship after listening to her cover Townes Van Zandt. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kelsey Waldon on World Cafe

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