Tyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSTyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?

By Matt Wickstrom, September 28, 2022

Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? is proof that artists like Childers should never be pigeon-holed; they can bring to life anything they set their minds to with flawless execution.

Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco Album Review
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STAFF PICKSCharley Crockett - The Man From Waco

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, September 5, 2022

The Man from Waco is a resolute statement about what’s possible when you stick to your guns.

Marcus King - Young Blood Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSMarcus King - Young Blood

By Matt Wickstrom, August 22, 2022

Marcus King channels the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Grand Funk Railroad and Black Sabbath on Young Blood, the South Carolinian’s most polished and boisterous album to date.

Kelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSKelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog

By Soda Canter, August 8, 2022

With No Regular Dog, Waldon not only eviscerates any established understanding of who she is as an artist, but more importantly as a woman.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSAmanda Shires - Take It Like A Man

By Jof Owen, July 29, 2022

Amanda Shires has been waiting to take her throne for too long, but Take It Like A Man is the record that finally confirms her ascension. Long live the Queen. Americana finally has a pop icon it can be proud of.

Zach Bryan - Summertime Blues Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - Summertime Blues EP

By Bee Scott, July 18, 2022

Zach Bryan’s Summertime Blues speaks directly to this moment in time. It's an ultimately earth-shattering release in its very own way.

The Deslondes - Ways & Means Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSThe Deslondes - Ways & Means

By Jonah Covell, July 7, 2022

These five veterans have got back to the basics of who they are and why they play together, and the results speak for themselves.

S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSS.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks

By Carena Liptak, May 30, 2022

Teeth Marks may be a slim collection, but in its songs, Goodman somehow manages to pack in more of everything. Not only are they more vulnerable, gripping and immediate -- they’re also, as a whole, groovier.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - American Heartbreak

By Bee Scott, May 17, 2022

American Heartbreak sculpts the entire breadth of human experience, as Bryan stitches together songs of love, loss and life’s fleeting nature with brilliant command.

Leyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSLeyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer

By Madeline Crone, May 6, 2022

With near unmatchable vocal strength, McCalla uproots hidden histories that hold the key to her ancestral past.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSMiranda Lambert - Palomino

By Jof Owen, April 27, 2022

Palomino revels in the idea of how good it feels to not be tied down to anything or anyone, to always be passing through the world and all the possibilities it becomes rich with when you do.

Caroline Spence - True North
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STAFF PICKSCaroline Spence - True North

By Bee Scott, April 26, 2022

In an era where we are collectively reassessing meanings of life and death, the singer-songwriter's latest will stand as a lasting memento 一 an apt discernment of time and aging.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSJoshua Hedley - Neon Blue

By Hal Horowitz, April 18, 2022

A crash course in pure country from one of the music university’s finest and most knowledgeable professors.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSMaren Morris - Humble Quest

By Will Groff, March 25, 2022

Humble Quest, the third album from country-pop superstar Maren Morris, is a nuanced return to the fold.

Hailey Whitters - Raised
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STAFF PICKSHailey Whitters - Raised

By Deborah Crooks, March 16, 2022

Raised is a generous and unabashed celebration of growing up in a big family in a small town that cements Whitters as a true country songwriter of note.

Holler Country Music
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STAFF PICKSMadi Diaz - Same History, New Feelings

By Madeline Crone, March 2, 2022

These four renovated songs — once tear-stained journal entries — represent the breadth of experience, and the strength derived from re-shaping the story you tell yourself.

The Whitmore Sisters - Ghost Stories
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STAFF PICKSThe Whitmore Sisters - Ghost Stories

By Hal Horowitz, January 19, 2022

The key to the album’s success is not just the wonderful, beautifully crafted songwriting or even the Whitmore Sisters’ stunning vocals. Rather, it’s the years the duo spent honing their craft alone before realising that together, they shared the final piece of the wonderful puzzle.

Loney Hutchins - Buried Loot Album Cover
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STAFF PICKSLoney Hutchins - Buried Loot: Demos from the House of Cash and Outlaw Era, ‘73-‘78

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, December 8, 2021

A double-album’s worth of 70s recordings never intended for public consumption, Buried Loot is a treasure trove of lost outlaw country classics.

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