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Monday

Tennessee lawmakers move to regulate AI and deepfakes

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Saturday

Tennessee became the first state to protect musicians from generative AI

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Friday

What Now, the second solo album from Brittany Howard, is out Feb. 9. Bobbi Rich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brittany Howard is going to make her dreams come true

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Thursday

History was made at the Country Music Awards in Nashville

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Tuesday

Collage by Jackie Lay. Erika Goldring / Frazer Harrison / Kevork Djansezian / Stefani Reynolds / Jason Kempin / Tom Cooper / Terry Wyatt / Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Erika Goldring / Frazer Harrison / Kevork Djansezian / Stefani Reynolds / Jason Kempin / Tom Cooper / Terry Wyatt / Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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"I was told by the world I wasn't allowed to write classic country, even though I'd written so much of it and I loved doing it," Mya Byrne says of her new album, Rhinestone Tomboy, which melds her punk sensibility with polished songwriting. Tui Jordan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Mya Byrne paved her long, winding road to country music with grit and sparkle

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Tuesday

"We check in with each other all the time," says Michael Trotter Jr. of The War and Treaty. "I believe that what you hear with the record is a deeper understanding of who we are becoming to each other." Austin Hargrave hide caption

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Austin Hargrave

Tuesday

At Monday night's Love Rising event in Nashville, Tenn., artists including Allison Russell, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Joy Oladokun and Amanda Shires, along with drag artists, united against new legislation targeting drag performances and transgender people. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Tuesday

Adeem the Artist's new album, White Trash Revelry, captures fresh awareness of the scrutiny they receive for the array of identities they embody in life and in song. Madison Miles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tuesday

On CAZIMI, Caitlin Rose's first new album in nine years, the songwriter has found new ways to add to her music's depth and dimension. Laura E. Partain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Saturday

"I want to see more opportunities for women who have a message, who are dark-skinned," says Jessy Wilson, whose uplifting "Keep Rising" with Angélique Kidjo closes the historical epic The Woman King. Mary Caroline Russell hide caption

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Mary Caroline Russell

How a triumphant anthem for 'The Woman King' brought Jessy Wilson back to music

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Wednesday

Lavender Country, led by singer and songwriter Patrick Haggerty, released what it widely considered the first openly gay country album in 1973. Haggerty died this week at age 78. Marie Tamanova/Courtesy of Don Giovanni Records hide caption

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Tuesday

Country music icon Loretta Lynn dies at 90

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Loretta Lynn performs on stage in California in 1972. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Loretta Lynn, country music icon, has died at 90

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Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville is a concept album about a fictional hamlet and its working-class residents, named after beloved country songwriter Dennis Linde. Katie Kauss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tuesday

Two members of Tennessee State University's Aristocrat of Bands — Marro Briggs, left, and Curtis Olawumi. Sir The Baptist hide caption

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Sir The Baptist

Thursday

Jake Blount's new album, The New Faith, takes spirituals and sacred blues numbers as the source material for an uneasy Afrofuturist story. Tadin Brown/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sophie Allison's third album as Soccer Mommy, Sometimes, Forever, is a study in contrasts: focused, intimate writing paired with wild production that whips her songs into squalls of distortion and delay. Sophie Hur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Monday