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Hard Country

Steve EarleAlabama (music group)
Hard country: As mainstream country grows further away from its "rustic" roots (nothing wrong with that, I love Sugarland), the traditional approach is being rethought by younger practitioners: The best include the whiskey-voiced Alabama gal Ashton Shepherd, the self-styled drunken poet Hayes... Photo: Hayes Carll Credit: Lost Highway