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Angaleena Presley and Nadine Hubbs's Case Against Country-Music Classism

By Jewly Hight, Contributor

The first band mentioned in Rednecks, Queers & Country Music, one of the most important scholarly discourses on country music of this decade, isn't Little Big Town or Florida Georgia Line or even the Dixie Chicks — it's the Foo Fighters. Early in the book, author and University of Michigan prof Nadine Hubbs points to the plaudits Dave Grohl and company received from outlets like Huffington Post for performing "Keep It Clean (Hot Buns)" —… more »

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The Rough and Rowdy Life of Billy Joe Shaver

By John Morthland, Contributor

He still limps a little after a recent knee replacement, his second, and inner ear problems are giving him trouble with his balance. One shoulder is held together with screws, and the other needs work. Stents have been holding key arteries open since a 2001 heart attack onstage. Yet Billy Joe Shaver — widely considered one of the best songwriters alive, and a pillar of the ‘70s country outlaw movement that turned Nashville upside down… more »

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The Finest in New & Old Country

By Stephen M. Deusner, Contributor

Sidle on up to the bar and have a few rounds with the finest in fresh-faced folk and oak-aged country tunes. Turnstyled and Junkpiled will soundtrack the tears in your beers as well as letting the good times roll. From new bucks like Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons to old-timers like Merle Haggard and Townes Van Zandt, with plenty of deep cuts, there'll be plenty to scuff your boots and kick up your heels… more »

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