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Victoria Bailey's "Skid Row" Exemplifies the Bakersfield Sound (premiere + interview)

Victoria Bailey emerges with "Skid Row", a country romp that's an ode to an LA honky-tonk and the classic California Bakersfield sound.

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Kelly Willis Returns to Old School of Thought to Teach Herself a Lesson on 'Back Being Blue'

In an in-depth interview, Austin singer-songwriter Kelly Willis discusses 30 years filled with ups and downs and her decision to make a throwback record — her first solo album since 2007 — that surely will stand the test of time.

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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers Have Made a New Country Classic with 'Years'

No sign of sophomore slump here, Sarah Shook and her band's second album builds on the fresh surprises of their debut to announce a creative unit that is built for the long haul.

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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

Sarah Shook is a honky-tonk badass with a chip on her shoulder and a kickass back-up band dedicated to the beauty of the profane.

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Whitey Morgan & the 78’s: Born, Raised & LIVE from Flint

Born, Raised & LIVE from Flint is a primer on how honky tonk’s done, demonstrating no new spin is required.

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Justin Moore: Off the Beaten Path

Moore gives us a bunch of fun-loving, good-timey tunes with some great guitar licks along with...well...a couple songs that are wince-worthy.

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Son Volt: Honky Tonk

True to its title, this is a somewhat particularly old-timey countrified record, full of squeaky fiddles and luscious lap steel.

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Ronnie Milsap: Country Again

The music which built his career now sustains it, and Milsap makes no apology for continuing to go his own way. That alone makes Milsap's comeback one of the more inviting albums of the year for fans of traditional country.

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Pete Anderson: Even Things Up

Anderson evokes that feeling of late Saturday night when one regrets doing what one just did, but knows that one would do it again in a heartbeat.

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