10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury

McBryde's epic "American Scandal," bluegrass great's honky-tonker, Band of Heathens' Stonesy rocker and more songs to hear now

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Kelsea Ballerini, "I Hate Love Songs"

Kelsea Ballerini delivers a playful put-down to sentimentality on her latest single, "I Hate Love Songs," but she isn't exactly cold-hearted about it. The second song to be put to radio from last year's Unapologetically, "I Hate Love Songs" takes a swipe at all the lamest romantic clichés, right down to getting the color of violets wrong. It's a fun, tough-talking ode to keeping things real, but there's still room to have a soft spot. "I hate love songs, yeah, I really do," Ballerini sings. "But I love you." J.G.

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