Jewly Hight

Jewly Hight appears in the following:

World Cafe Nashville: Katie Herzig

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Herzig's trajectory probably doesn't much resemble what you'd expect a professional Nashville songwriter's career to look like. That seems to suit her just fine.

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Country Music's Outlaw Legacy, Behind Glass

Friday, June 01, 2018

At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an exhibit casts the Outlaw country movement of the 1970s as a fluid exchange between the Nashville establishment and raucous outsiders.

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First Listen: Sugarland, 'Bigger'

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sugarland's first album in eight years sees the country duo not only mount a comeback but address social crises in a grounded, unpretentious way.

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First Listen: Liz Vice, 'Save Me'

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On her second album, the gospel and soul singer makes temperate use of dramatic gestures.

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Lori McKenna's 'People Get Old' Immortalizes Everyday Intimacy

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lori McKenna is a master of the eloquently plainspoken gut punch. Hear the first single from The Tree, out July 20.

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First Listen: Kelly Willis, 'Back Being Blue'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Willis' first album of solo material in 11 years has the pillowy, R&B-glazed texture of country-pop in the disco era, without abandoning the singer's alt-country roots.

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Nashville's Newest Voice

Monday, May 07, 2018

Tenille Townes has been focused on country music stardom since her childhood in Alberta, Canada. Now the 24-year-old singer-songwriter is balancing Nashville's many resources with her own instincts.

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First Listen: Brent Cobb, 'Providence Canyon'

Monday, May 07, 2018

Nobody is more fluent in country-funk than Brent Cobb.

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World Cafe Nashville: Tim Gent's '333' Calls For Hustle As Means To Liberation

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Tennessee-raised artist's upcoming album Life Away From Home is occasionally combative, but more often artfully composed or confiding.

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First Listen: Parker Millsap, 'Other Arrangements'

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Having found early success in the Americana scene, Parker Millsap explores pop songwriting with playful magnetism.

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'Talking About Heaven': John Prine Proves That Old Trees Grow Stronger

Friday, April 13, 2018

The venerated songwriter discusses learning to love his voice and how years of scribbled lyrics on yellow legal pads became The Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of new material in over a decade.

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First Listen: Ashley Monroe, 'Sparrow'

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Be prepared to be swept up by Monroe's subtle and breathtaking Sparrow, a record fluent in the communal languages of folk, country, gospel and pop.

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Jason Aldean Wants His Music To Speak For Itself

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

On Rearview Town, his first album since the mass shooting at a festival in Las Vegas while he was on stage, the country singer — one of the genre's definitive stars — isn't changing course.

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World Cafe Nashville: The Reckless Electric

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The duo comprised of Mary Bragg and Becky Warren deliver songs of nerdy solidarity on the new album Comeback.

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First Listen: Kacey Musgraves, 'Golden Hour'

Monday, March 26, 2018

With wry intelligence and savvy positioning, Musgraves carved out a comfortable space for herself at country music's boundaries — now she's letting her millennial guard down.

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Songs We Love: Ashley McBryde, 'Andy (I Can't Live Without You)'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Only a seasoned songwriter could capture the subtleties of committed affection the way that McBryde does in "Andy."

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How The Sound Of Country Music Changed

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Over the last five years, a gradual evolution — characterized by careful and savvy boundary pushing — has taken hold in a genre where innovation always tugs against preservation.

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Think Politics Is Gone From Country Music? Listen Closer

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Earlier this decade, it seemed like country's political streak had faded. But in the past five years, a handful of artists have displayed a renewed focus on morality that feels quietly revolutionary.

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The Indelible Career Of Gospel Innovator Dr. Bobby Jones

Monday, March 19, 2018

The choirmaster is known as the "Ed Sullivan of gospel" and has helped launch the careers of artists like Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams.

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World Cafe Nashville: Delta Rae

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The members of the sextet talk about honing their artistic identity, getting comfortable in the country lane and letting their consciences guide them.

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