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World Cafe Nashville: Ashley Campbell

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Lindi Ortega On World Cafe

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Sweet Lizzy Project started five years ago as a producer-singer duo. It grew from there. Alejandro Menendez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sweet Lizzy Project Brings The Sounds Of Havana To Nashville

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Pop juggernaut Charlie Puth's Voicenotes is one of our picks for the essential albums coming out May 11. Benjamin Lennox/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: May 11

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World Cafe Nashville: Joshua Hedley

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World Cafe Nashville: Brothers Osborne

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Monroe isn't shy about her accomplishments on Sparrow; the singer admits to blasting the album in her car. Hannah Burton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Gonna Listen To Myself Again': Ashley Monroe On Singing Through Pain

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Vocalist and accordion player Jorge Hernández engages the crowd of inmates in the main yard of Folsom State Prison. Lance Dawes/Courtesy of Los Tigres Del Norte hide caption

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50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

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"It sounds like a friend now instead of an enemy," John Prine says of his singing voice. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Talking About Heaven': John Prine Proves That Old Trees Grow Stronger

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