Jewly Hight

Jewly Hight appears in the following:

'At This Age, This Is Who I Am': The Gospel According To CeCe Winans

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Winans has spent her long career expanding what gospel can sound like and where it can go. To pull off her first release in nearly a decade, she adapted once again — by letting go of the wheel.

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First Listen: Tift Merritt, 'Stitch Of The World'

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fifteen years after her debut, the Americana singer-songwriter teams up with Iron and Wine's Sam Beam to craft an album that's both gentle and gnarled.

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'This Thing Called Country Music': Tradition And Crossover In 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Though some moments seemed to indicate a pop takeover, 2016 was also a year when country tended to its traditions. In the end, the genre decided it was big enough to hold both.

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Songs We Love: Guy Clark, 'Just To Watch Maria Dance'

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Until his dying day, Clark saw himself as a working artist. Both his biographer and co-songwriter Holly Gleason illuminate this late-career demo.

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Meet The Nashville Songwriter Behind Lady Gaga's Country Sound

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hillary Lindsey co-wrote two songs on Gaga's new album. With songwriting partners Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, she's also crafted hits for Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood.

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First Listen: Gillian Welch, 'Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Welch and partner David Rawlings sift through their musical archives and select 21 tracks that document their early- to mid-'90s rise, before they emerged as leaders of an ascendant Americana scene.

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Beyoncé And The Dixie Chicks Offer Up Lessons On Country Music's Past (And Future)

Friday, November 04, 2016

The collaboration stirred up controversy, but in the room at the CMA Awards, the performance of Beyoncé's "Daddy Lessons" felt like a precise recalibration of pop for a country setting.

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First Listen: Ronnie Dunn, 'Tattooed Heart'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Three albums after wrapping his run with one of the most successful country duos of the '90s and early '00s, Dunn deftly carves out a role for himself amid the genre's current youthful landscape.

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Real Actual Roots: Yola Carter On Growing Up British, Loving Americana

Monday, October 24, 2016

Carter got her start in the U.K. electronic scene singing for the Bugz In The Attic and Massive Attack, but her first love was always Dolly Parton.

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First Listen: Weyes Blood, 'Front Row Seat To Earth'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Natalie Mering's performances are framed in ebbing-and-flowing chamber-folk, set off by psychedelic detours and surreal manipulations of captured sound.

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Songs We Love: Gillian Welch, 'Dry Town (Demo)'

Friday, September 30, 2016

Welch celebrates Revival's 20th anniversary with a two-disc set of unreleased songs. "I have always learned more from other artists' imperfect works than from their masterpieces," she says.

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First Listen: Brent Cobb, 'Shine On Rainy Day'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

On his first full-length album, the young country singer-songwriter imaginatively teases out the subtle textures of small-town life.

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A Country Newcomer Finds Inspiration In Tradition

Friday, September 16, 2016

William Michael Morgan, who will soon release his debut album, Vinyl, traces his lineage to country music heritage through the 1980s and '90s, and — of course — YouTube.

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First Listen: Dwight Yoakam, 'Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars...'

Thursday, September 15, 2016

On the 30th anniversary of his debut, the country star releases his first-ever bluegrass album — though this isn't quite the simple, back-to-roots affair the concept suggests.

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Nashville's New Country Cousin

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tara Thompson comes from a long line of women who find humor in life's messier situations, including distant relative Loretta Lynn.

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Songs We Love: Sarah Potenza, 'Monster'

Friday, August 26, 2016

The brassy roots-rocker's anthem conveys her determination to revel in her corporeality and flamboyant performance style. "That kind of flash is Americana," she says. "It is big."

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First Listen: Lydia Loveless, 'Real'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The country-punk singer-songwriter explores complex emotions with a newfound refinement. "If self-control is what you want," she sings, "I'd have to break all of my fingers off."

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John Prine To Release New Duets Album, 'For Better, Or Worse'

Friday, July 15, 2016

The sequel to 1999's album of vintage country duets, In Spite Of Ourselves, will be out Sept. 30. Hear Prine sing the opening song, "Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out," with Iris DeMent.

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On Her Own For Once, Sara Watkins Finds New Footing

Saturday, July 02, 2016

For the fiddle player of Nickel Creek fame, asserting herself as a songwriter hasn't always come naturally — but on her third solo release, she leaned into the process.

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First Listen: Sara Watkins, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways'

Thursday, June 23, 2016

On her third solo album, the versatile Nickel Creek veteran continues to evolve as a songwriter, speaking a language of cutting clarity.

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