Jason Aldean was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on the audience, killing 58. Aldean will release his eighth album, Rearview Town, April 13.
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"The thing about bikers and truckers is they're just regular folks, and that's definitely my demographic," Ashley McBryde tells NPR. "I'm never looking for a pedestal."
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In 2013, Kacey Musgraves emergence onto the country music scene hinted at changes that would arrive over the next five years. Musgraves' new album, Golden Hour, might signal her freedom from that same landscape.
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Brad Paisley performs at an inaugural ball for Barack Obama in January 2013. A few months later, Paisley's song "Accidental Racist" would make the country singer the focus of ridicule and satire.
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