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CARRIE RODRIGUEZ and BEN KYLE, We Still Love Our Country—Albums twice as long as this rarely get to as profound a place of loss and longing as what Rodriguez and Kyle discover in these eight songs, theirs included. Flat nail it, they did.
THE ALL STAR JAM: LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN—An amazing day of music captured in all its vibrancy and collegiality. It never gets old. But then, Rural Rhythm figured that out about 55 years ago.
JOE MULLINS & THE RADIO RAMBLERS, Hymns From The Hills—Hymns From the Hills serves double duty as Mullins’ personal statement of faith and a tribute to the hymns and gospel songs—and not least of all, to the artists—that have had so profound an impact on his life.