10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Amanda Shires, Jackie Lee and More

Shires' dreamy "Leave It Alone," Lee's personal "Long Year," Israel Nash's lush "Rolling On" and more songs to hear right now

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Jackie Lee, "Long Year"

Upon releasing his powerful new song "Long Year," Jackie Lee revealed he had overcome two battles with testicular cancer after also losing his mother to ovarian cancer. The song chronicles his difficult journey, which he describes as having "lived a whole life between 24 and 25." Lee wrote the emotional track with Barry Dean and Sean McConnell the day after the first anniversary of his mother's death. "Long Year" marks Lee's first release since parting ways with label Broken Bow, and follows 2016 singles "Leave the Light On" and "Getting Over You" – but it's also country songwriting at its most personal. B.M.

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