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STAFF PICKSPony Bradshaw - North Georgia Rounder

By Hal Horowitz, January 23, 2023

Pony Bradshaw’s talent for molding lyrics atop pensive melodies makes him one of Americana’s finest craftsmen.

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STAFF PICKSMargo Price - Strays

By Helen M Jerome, January 9, 2023

Modern Outlaw's finest reunites the Price Tags for this extraordinary and pulsating album of psychedelic Americana.

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STAFF PICKSAdeem the Artist - White Trash Revelry

By Will Groff, December 2, 2022

Adeem the Artist's truth-telling is an antidote not only to country radio but also to our political discourse writ large.

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STAFF PICKSMelissa Carper - Ramblin' Soul

By Lee Zimmerman, November 7, 2022

Retro and relevant, sassy and seductive, Ramblin' Soul gives Melissa Carper solid standing as an essential artist.

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STAFF PICKSGabe Lee - The Hometown Kid

By Holly Smith, October 24, 2022

Gabe might have found himself in Honky Tonk Hell, but for the listener, he’s been generous enough to find a way to transcend the depths and make it heaven.

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STAFF PICKSMiko Marks - Feel Like Going Home

By Carena Liptak, October 12, 2022

After years of trying to live up to the industry’s limited idea of what her music should sound like, Miko Marks is expanding to her full, kaleidoscopic range - more sharp-sighted and grounded in her truth than she’s ever been before.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - Summertime Blues EP

By Bee Delores, 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.

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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.

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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.

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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - American Heartbreak

By Bee Delores, 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.

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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.

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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

STAFF PICKSCaroline Spence - True North

By Bee Delores, 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.

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