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Riane is a freelance writer living in the Midwest. Her cats are named Mira Clebra and Oliver Stonewall Jackson Five for Fighting. Interests include short lists, self-referential jokes, and Oxford commas.
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10 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Artists to Watch in 2017

From long-established acts just starting to get recognized to singers debuting their first album, these are the 10 Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk acts fans should be watching in 2017.

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Country Music’s Best Guitarists [PICTURES]

While rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Slash typically dominate the "best guitarist ever" conversations, country music is no slouch when it comes to producing legendary shredders.

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Terrible Movies Starring Country Artists [PICTURES]

There are many things that country artists are good at -- but these movies are not among them.

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Country Stars Who Got Engaged or Married in 2016

A number of country stars have celebrated love this year with an engagement or a wedding.

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