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Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

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Rosanne Cash On World Cafe

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Spanish singer Roslaía's El Mal Querer is on our short list of the best albums out on Nov. 2. John Parra/WireImage hide caption

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New Music Friday For Nov. 2: 8 Albums You Need To Hear Now

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The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

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"Mother" Maybelle Carter (left) performs with her daughter Helen in 1977 at the A.P. Carter Memorial Festival in Virginia. Robert Alexander/Getty Images hide caption

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'Will The Circle Be Unbroken' Connects Musicians, Generation After Generation

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Leo Kottke On Mountain Stage

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John Grant's comical and moving new album Love is Magic is on our list of the best releases for Oct. 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 12: 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

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"Part of your job is to loan pieces of your heart out everyday in the world of songwriting," Heather Morgan says. Blythe Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heather Morgan Is Ready To Share Her 'Borrowed Heart'

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New Music Friday For Oct. 5: Cat Power And 7 Other Albums You Should Hear Now

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Cher's ABBA tribute album, "Dancing Queen," is on our list of essential albums out on Sept. 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sept. 28: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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