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"That's the thing that feels satisfying to me, is to be able to be that vulnerable, out loud as a black woman," Yola Carter says. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yola Combines Softness And Grit In Her Virtuosic View Of Americana

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Our Native Daughters' Songs Of Our Native Daughters comes out Feb. 22 via Smithsonian Folkways. Terri Fensel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"GIRL," Maren Morris' first new solo music since her 2016 debut album, Hero, is an ode to perseverance. Jamie Nelson/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Female Country Music Singers In Nashville Navigate Gender Bias To Be Heard

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Kacey Musgraves had one of country music's biggest albums of 2018, but it came only after she shrugged off any lingering obligation to pursue radio airplay. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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