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Country Stars Land on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2013 List

Kacey Musgraves Keith Urban Ashley Monroe
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The staff of Rolling Stone magazine have released their picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2013, and not surprisingly, a few country artists have landed a spot on the prestigious countdown.

Keith Urban is the first country artist to make an appearance, coming in at No. 39 for his eclectic album, ‘Fuse.’ The Aussie employed nine different producers to create the 13-track album, which includes his No. 1 duet, ‘We Were Us’ with Miranda Lambert.

Kacey Musgraves‘ debut record, ‘Same Trailer Different Park,’ lands at No. 28. The songstress co-wrote every song on the album, which includes the controversial tune, ‘Follow Your Arrow,’ as well as her debut single, ‘Merry Go Round.’ The record earned Musgraves a CMA nomination for Album of the Year.

Ashley Monroe marks the highest position on the list for a country artist, coming in at No. 18 for her ‘Like a Rose’ CD. Produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, the Pistol Annies member included the pot-smoking anthem ‘Weed Instead of Roses’ on the record.

Vampire Weekend’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ claims the top spot on the list, followed by Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus’ and Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories.’

Rolling Stone knows how to pick great country music. All three of their picks in the genre are also included in The Boot’s Best Albums of 2013 list.

Next: The Boot's Best Albums of 2013

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