10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Ashley Monroe, Dustin Lynch and More

Monroe's vulnerable Mother's Day ode, Lynch's breezy return to form and newcomer Zack Logan's stinging tale of a breakup "Annalee"

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Rayland Baxter, "Casanova"

Rayland Baxter is no ladies' man – he can barely get out of student-loan debt. In his new song "Casanova," a crunchy, Beatles-y track, he uses a true 21st-century tale of heartache as a metaphor for a breakup, thinking about crawling "back in the hole [he] came from." Somehow, Baxter makes financial ruin sound fun with the sun-kissed song, setting the tone for what promises to be a rather different-sounding new album, Wide Awake. While we hope the songwriter gets his accounts in order, we can't help but feel his destituteness is our gain. J.G.

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