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Mountain Jam 2016 lineup
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The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile to Play Mountain Jam 2016

Mountain Jam, the four-day music festival held at Hunter Mountain in New York State, is going to be packed with talented artists in 2016. This year's lineup has been announced, and it includes the Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile and many, many more.

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2016 Grammy Awards Best American Roots Song nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

Best American Roots Song is a fairly new category at the Grammy Awards, approved by the Grammys' Board of Trustees in 2013. The first-ever winners in this category, which is awarded to songwriters, were Edie Brickell and Steve Martin in 2014, and Rosanne Cash took home the prize in 2015. And in a few weeks, music fans will find out who wins the trophy in 2016.

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Best American Roots Performance 2016 Grammy Awards nominees
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POLL: Who Should Win Best American Roots Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

Best American Roots Performance is a relatively new Grammy Awards category: It was added in 2015, with Rosanne Cash taking home the inaugural trophy. Who do you think will add the award to their collection this year?

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Old Crow Medicine Show
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Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Douglas and More to Play MerleFest 2016

Old Crow Medicine Show and Jerry Douglas are just two of the big names headed to MerleFest 2016, which is slated for April 28-May 1.

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Shovels and Rope Busted Jukebox Vol 1
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Shovels & Rope Cover Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses and More on ‘Busted Jukebox Vol. 1′

Shovels & Rope fans can hear what songs by Guns N' Roses, Neil Young and more sound like when performed by the duo, thanks to an album of covers, Busted Jukebox Vol. 1.

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Alec Lytle North CA music video
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Alec Lytle, ‘North, CA’ Acoustic Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Americana singer-songwriter Alec Lytle is exclusively premiering the acoustic music video for his song "North, CA" on The Boot.

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best americana folk alt country albums 2015
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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2015

It's hard enough defining what exactly "country music" is nowadays, let alone trying to pinpoint who fits into its finer sub-genres. But when critics' brains fail to churn out worthy explanations, there is always a failsafe: Turn to the music.

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The Avett Brothers Live Vol Four
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The Avett Brothers Announce ‘Live, Vol. Four’ Album

The Avett Brothers have announced the release of a new live album, Live, Vol. Four.

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Jason Isbell Americana chart record
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Jason Isbell’s ‘Something More Than Free’ Sets Americana Chart Record

Jason Isbell has something to celebrate: His Something More Than Free album has set the record for the most time spent at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Airplay chart.

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Sturgill Simpson breaks up a fan fight
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Sturgill Simpson Has No Tolerance for Fighting at Ryman Auditorium Halloween Concert [WATCH]

When he's on stage, Sturgill Simpson is the boss -- and he's not afraid to let fans know it. The singer-songwriter took charge and kicked out not one but two pairs of fighting fans during his sold-out Halloween night concert (Oct. 31) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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