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Brothers Osborne's Unusual Path To Country Music Stardom

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TJ and John Osborne's music encompasses lots of interesting flavors, including blues, rock and bluegrass.

Brothers Osborne on World Cafe

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Barry Gibb's new album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, is a collection of Bee Gees songs reworked as duets with some of the biggest names in Nashville. Desiree Prieto/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Greenfields,' Barry Gibb Takes The Bee Gees' Legacy To Nashville

Though best known for his disco days, the last living Gibb brother is a lifelong country fan. His new album reimagines the Bee Gees' catalog as duets with some of Nashville's biggest stars.

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On 'Remember Me Beautiful,' Brandy Clark Processes Death And Celebrates Life

Country singer Brandy Clark wrote her new song, "Remember Me Beautiful," for the Morning Edition Song Project after a writing session with friends who had lost relatives during the pandemic.

On 'Remember Me Beautiful,' Brandy Clark Processes Death And Celebrates Life

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Lil Nas X, the Grammy-winner behind "Old Town Road," has written and released his first children's book, C Is for Country. Kayla Reefer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lil Nas X Says Children Are His Core Audience Right Now, And That's OK

The Grammy-winning chart-topping rapper behind "Old Town Road," has just released C Is for Country, a children's book that's emblematic of his efforts to reach a younger audience.

Dale Ann Bradley (left), Tina Adair, Gena Britt and Deanie Richardson (center) of the bluegrass band Sister Sadie do their impression of the rock band Queen. Jon Roncolato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bluegrass Band Sister Sadie Embodies Tradition, But Bends It Too

This fall, the bluegrass supergroup Sister Sadie became the first all-female band ever to win the top prize at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

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Tony Rice Was My Guitar Hero

Bluegrass guitar legend Tony Rice died Christmas day, leaving behind an expansive catalogue devoted to exploring uncharted territory. Guitarist and fan Molly Tuttle picks his essential recordings.

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World Cafe Picks The Best Songs Of 2020

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Explore a playlist full of 2020 highlights, including songs by big stars (Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift) and up-and-comers (Bonny Light Horseman, Arlo Parks, Devon Gilfillian).

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Our 2020 Nashville Music Recap

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In this episode, World Cafe's Nashville correspondent and NPR pop critic Ann Powers brings you some of the artists from the Music City that you might have missed this year.

Our 2020 Nashville Music Recap

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Charley Pride left behind a complex legacy and rich body of work that deserves closer listening. C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images hide caption

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There's Only One Charley Pride

Charley Pride was a symbol, ancestor and influence. But the country singer was also a master interpreter of song, his warm baritone attuned to deep emotion.

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Charley Pride, Country Music's First Major Black Star, Dies At 86

Pride died Saturday from complications of COVID-19 in Dallas. The baritone-voiced singer was the first Black man inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.