10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Dierks Bentley, Kassi Ashton and More

Bentley's collab with Brothers Osborne, Ashton's sassy "Taxidermy," Darius Rucker's new Drivin' N' Cryin' cover and more songs you need to hear now

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Kashi Ashton, "Taxidermy"

Kassi Ashton trades a notch on the bedpost for a trophy on her bedroom wall in the funky "Taxidermy," about giving a hurtful lover his comeuppance. The Nashville-by-way-of-Missouri singer is all sass here, upending the objectification of women by ogling the man she's stuffed for her enjoyment. "Rug on the floor / couch made of leather / you sure know how to bring a room together," Ashton sings in the bridge, revealing herself to be a devilish songwriter who isn't afraid flip convention on its head. J.H.

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