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Bandleader Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez both claim Latin American heritage, but their roots music-driven band had never ventured into creating an entirely Spanish album until now. Alejandro Menéndez Vega/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Mavericks Are Back, This Time 'En Español'

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A parking lot in Nashville, photographed on Mar. 31, 2020, after Tennessee's governor issued a stay-at-home order in response to the developing coronavirus crisis. Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images hide caption

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As the profile of the masked, pseudonymous singer Orville Peck has risen, he has sometimes been held up as a solitary figure staking a queer claim to country music. But in important ways, Peck isn't alone. Tracy Hua/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jake Blount is a banjo and fiddle player and queer activist. His new album, Spider Tales, links country and bluegrass traditions in America with roots in African mythology. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hot Country Knights is Dierks Bentley's loving parody of '90s country. The band released its debut album The K Is Silent May 8. Jim Wright/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Riding 'The Mullet To Success': How Hot Country Knights Parodies The '90s

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"In the Mountains" from Sarah Siskind's self-produced upcoming album Modern Appalachia, depicts the pastoral pull in a way that's less wistful than bracing. Brian Boskind/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joe Diffie, photographed attending the 27th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 29, 1992. Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty hide caption

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Jhené Aiko. Her new full-length, Chilombo is on our shortlist for the best albums out on March 6. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Use This One

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"It does feel really vulnerable, and a little scary because of that vulnerability," Brandy Clark says of Your Life is a Record. Chris Phelps/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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