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Justin Townes Earle, a noted singer-songwriter and the son of fellow musician Steve Earle, has died. He was 38 years old. Earle’s family announced the news of his death on Facebook on Sunday (Aug. 23). A cause of death was not given. Justin Townes Earle was born in Nashville on Jan. 4, 1982, the son of
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Zara Larsson has quietly notched yet another hit. Following a placement during a key sequence in the Netflix film Work It, her single “WOW” recently lit up streaming platforms. Cumulative worldwide numbers jumped exponentially over 2,300% from 17K streams-per-day to a whopping 447K streams-per-day. In the United States alone, the song exploded from 7K streams-per-day to 120K streams-per-day. On
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“I heard you been creepin’ round/’Bout the time that sun goes down,” sings TJ Osborne in Brothers Osborne’s thumping new song “Skeletons.” The country duo’s third studio album, also titled Skeletons, will be released October 9th. Opening with trippy, hypnotic keyboard pulses and throbbing bass, “Skeletons” surges just shy of the 30-second mark as John
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The Chicks turned in a pitch-perfect rendition of the National Anthem on the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention (Aug. 20). The country trio’s performance was remote, as those from other artists have been throughout the event’s four days. Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer performed all of “The Star-Spangled Banner” together,
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Ross Ellis‘ single “Love Blind” is a prayer about his real-life relationship, with his girlfriend Brittany. The couple met at a festival in 2019 — Ellis was playing, and while her friends headed off to watch another artist’s set, she stuck around to see him — and despite the distance between his home in Nashville and
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Singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt shares childhood home movies in the new music video for her song “Normal.” The clip juxtaposes what appears to be the fairly typical kid’s life with the artist’s internal struggles, expressed in the song’s lyrics. Throughout “Normal,” Pruitt examines her struggle with her sexuality, religion and fitting in. While the verses speak directly to
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Donovan Woods has announced plans for his new album, Without People. The Canadian singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 2018’s Both Ways, the full-length project will be released November 6th. Recorded remotely by Woods and backing musicians during quarantine, Without People shows Woods exploring various aspects of human connection. The first release, “Grew Apart,” is a looser, funkier
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As a songwriter, RaeLynn is constantly walking the fine line of getting personal — but not too personal — with her lyrics. With “Me About Me,” from her 2020 EP Baytown, the singer does it by weaving her own character traits into a song about a more universal experience: a one-sided relationship. RaeLynn co-wrote “Me About Me” with Bob
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On Tuesday, Apple announced the launch of two new streaming radio stations, Apple Music Country and Apple Music Hits. Both are live now alongside the flagship station Beats 1, which has been renamed Apple Music 1. Originally launched alongside Apple Music in 2015, Beats 1 built its reputation on a combination of in-depth interviews and
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A new, country-focused talent search show is coming to Apple streaming services. There’s some star power behind it, too: Reese Witherspoon is an executive producer on the project. Dubbed My Kind of Country, the new show “will feature a global search for country music talent,” per Variety. The series will also include documentary-style footage, sharing producers’ efforts to find
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Whether it’s coming out of Nashville, New York, L.A., or points in between, there’s no shortage of fresh tunes, especially from artists who have yet to become household names. Rolling Stone Country selects some of the best new music releases from country and Americana artists. Drew Parker, “While You’re Gone” Modern-day cowboy Drew Parker is
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