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10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week: Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff

Lambert’s defiant “Keeper of the Flame,” Rateliff’s gritty “You Worry Me,” Gretchen Peters’ stunning “Disappearing Act” and more songs to hear now

Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff

Songs by Miranda Lambert and Nathaniel Rateliff make up this week's must-hear tracks.

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A defiant anthem headed to country radio, a disco party off an eagerly awaited new album and a breezy island jam from a Nineties kingpin make up this week’s list of songs you need to hear right now.

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Jason Aldean, “Rearview Town”

Jason Aldean is packing up and heading out, bound for somewhere – anywhere, really – that’s different than the trampled turf of his old stomping grounds. Musically, though, this is Mr. Hicktown as we’ve always known him, working post-grunge guitar tones and programmed snare hits into his urbanized country sound. The title track from Aldean’s eighth LP, “Rearview Town” paves the way for a full-length album release next month. R.C. 

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Escondido, “You’re Not Like Anybody Else”

Duo Escondido comprises longtime Nashville favorites Tyler James and Jessica Maros. As the two get ready to release their new album Warning Bells, they’ve also shared a new tune, “You’re Not Like Anybody Else.” The bittersweet song looks at the painful complications wrought by unrequited love, and does so with a melody so sweet that being a jilted lover doesn’t sound so bad after all. B.M.

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