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Ruston Kelly Talks About Facing His Demons on 'Shape & Destroy'

Singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly discusses his new album, Shape & Destroy, facing demons, and working with family.


Natalie Schlabs Starts Living the Lifetime Dream With "That Early Love" (premiere + interview)

Unleashing the power of love with a new single and music video premiere, Natalie Schlabs is hoping to spread the word while letting her striking voice be heard ahead of Don't Look Too Close, the full-length album she will release in October.


Bobbie Gentry's Neglected Masterpiece 'The Delta Sweete' Returns

Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete has been hailed as a lost and unjustly ignored masterpiece. Now it's finally being reissued after more than 50 years with ten bonus cuts.


Folk Pop's Treva Blomquist Stays "Strong" (premiere)

Pop hooks and positivity abound on new single from Nashville singer-songwriter Treva Blomquist. "This song is a call to listen to your heart."


The Chicks Boldly Reclaim Their Relevance on 'Gaslighter'

Gaslighter is bold and incendiary, finding the Chicks reclaiming their relevance. Thankfully, the Chicks reject silencing as Gaslighter reestablishes their penchant for vocalizing raw truths.


Willie Jones Blends Country-Trap With Classic Banjo-Picking on "Trainwreck" (premiere)

Country artist Willie Jones' "Trainwreck" is an accessible summertime breakup tune that coolly meshes elements of the genre's past, present, and future.


Safe at Home After Nashville Return, Sara Evans Still Plays to Win With 'Copy That'

Country music's Sara Evans knows the music business remains a perilous journey after navigating some rough roads to success, but she's speaking frankly while enjoying a wild, unpredictable ride with her first solo studio album in three years.


Imogen Clark Celebrates Personal Strength With "Found Me" (premiere)

Australian pop/country artist Imogen Clark displays strength, determination to live beyond personal pain via the new single, "Found Me".


The 10 Best Country Albums of 2010

The synthesis of the past, present, and future was so much of what country music was about in 2010. Country was still fairly male-dominated in the era, although the changing winds, wherein women would create the most forward-looking music, were already beginning to blow.


Ingrid Andress Finds Her Sound on 'Lady Like'

Country music's Ingrid Andress proves herself on the smart album, Lady Like, which lives up to her breakout single, "More Hearts Than Mine".


Drag Queen Trixie Mattel Tells All

How the joke-telling, cosmetic-slinging country music star Trixie Mattel sees the world.


Waxahatchee Takes a Turn for the Country on ​'Saint Cloud'

Katie Crutchfield's latest as Waxahatchee is a high point in an already impressive career. Saint Cloud finds an artist operating at the top of her game to produce a thrilling and inspirational work.


Dixie Chicks - "Gaslighter" (Singles Going Steady)

"Gaslighter" works as an enthusiastic anthem to mark Dixie Chicks' return. The song is full of infectious pop hooks delivered loudly with a smile and a sneer.


Mandy Moore Returns at Last With 'Silver Landings'

On her first album in over a decade, Mandy Moore reclaims her voice and delivers an intimate portrait of adulthood with Silver Landings.


Kesha Makes Partying Sound Like a Chore on 'High Road'

Kesha's fourth album, High Road, struggles to find something interesting about her new flask-toting flower child persona.


Laura Oakes' "Welcome to the Family" Keeps It Real (premiere)

Country-pop's Laura Oakes takes us into the all-too-familiar world of family dysfunction with her tongue-in-cheek new single, "Welcome to the Family".


The HawtThorns Offer Country Music a West Coast Vibe on 'Morning Sun'

The HawtThorns successfully shine-up classic country music with sumptuous harmonies and innovative instrumentation on Morning Sun.


Finding Normal in an Unkind World: An Interview with Vince Gill

Country music superstar Vince Gill talks about his new folky album Okie, how his family provides his inspiration, and staying humble after having played a college campus show with only four people in the audience.


With New Album, World Tour, Maren Morris Proves the Future Is Now, Y'all

Can a '90s baby who went from country "Girl" to leader of "The Middle" class win over a sellout crowd during her first headlining performance in Denver? Yes, Maren Morris can.


Carrie Underwood Plays with the Formula on 'Cry Pretty'

Carrie Underwood mostly sticks to her comfort zone on Cry Pretty, but she steps ever so lightly outside it in an uneven album.


Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (Expanded Edition)

Long eclipsed by the works of many country contemporaries, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge's first album, Full Moon, gets a new look.

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