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Country artists like Miko Marks, Rissi Palmer, Mickey Guyton and Willie Jones are making standout music despite the confines of an industry that privileges whiteness. Beto Lopez, Samantha Everette, Rick Diamond/Getty Images, Duane Prokop/Getty Images hide caption

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Pink Sweat$. His debut full-length, Pink Planet, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Feb. 12. Jimmy Fontaine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 12

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Hayley Williams. Her surprise new solo album, Flowers for Vases – descanos, is on our list of the best new albums out on Feb. 5. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Feb. 5

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Willie Jones. His latest full-length, Right Now, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Jan. 22. Gordon Clark/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Jan. 22

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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

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Nashville's music industry has never given homegrown hip-hop the support it deserves, so the city's artists and entrepreneurs are creating their own institutions. ilbusca/Getty Images hide caption

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Hip-Hop In Nashville Is Making Its Own Way

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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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