10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Brandi Carlile, John Prine and More

Carlile's "Hold Out Your Hand," the Oak Ridge Boys' Brandy Clark cover and more songs to hear now

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The Mastersons, "Don't Tell Me to Smile"

With both the #MeToo and the Time's Up movements reverberating throughout the entertainment industry, it's no surprise that many women artists are confronting their experiences with sexual harassment via song. Husband-and-wife duo the Mastersons tackle the uniquely frustrating phenomenon of men asking women to smile in a song – off their 2017 album Transient Lullaby – whose title also serves as a valuable piece of advice. An accompanying video provides a persuasive visual, with guest appearances from Margo Price, Cary Ann Hearst and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. B.M. 

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