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A lot of music critics can’t help themselves when it comes to Kacey Musgraves. Since there’s plenty about her self-presentation that resembles the indie artists they’re accustomed to--for instance, that she’s super casual about speaking her mind, smoking weed and sporting a delicate nose ring—they hold her up as the antithesis of the homogenous, retrograde bro-down they presume popular country to be. (The poptimist outlook that ushered in a critical embrace of so much...
"Country music is just about hope and redemption and sorrow and pain and loss and everything at the same time." -- Sturgill Simpson, circa 2011. Sturgill Simpson is not interested in being anyone's peg. Round hole, square unit, he doesn't give a shit about the narratives that listeners or journalists or the powers that be would bestow upon him like a mantle. Instead, Sturgill is interested in what he's always told us changed his life:...
These days, buzz comes hot and heavy for country singers who pretend that four decades of developments in popular music never happened. Witness the rapturous crowds of New Yorkers hooting and hollering at any one of Sturgill Simpson’s many shows in the city, and the sudden emergence of Chris Stapleton as country’s savior. These artists elicit a tiresome, predictable narrative: country is about to kick the bucket, choked to death by the demands of...
Dave Cobb is saving country music, or so they say. Cobb, who has been producing records in Nashville for the past decade, has been the common thread behind a high number of the artists--Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, and Sturgill Simpson--that have been lauded over the past few years for salvaging country music from its worst impulses. It follows, then, that Dave Cobb must be the latest in a long line of anointed prophets saving...

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