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10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Jana Kramer, Brandy Zdan and More

Kramer’s moody “Dammit,” Americana rocker Zdan’s “Get to You,” Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” and more songs to hear right now

Brandy Zdan and Jana Kramer

Brandy Zdan and Jana Kramer

Alysse Gafkjen, Matt Sayles

A barreling slice of alt-rock Americana, a raw but cathartic comeback ballad, and a declaration of everlasting love from country music’s reigning vocal duo make up this week’s country and Americana songs you need to hear right now.

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Pat Reedy, “Nashville Tennessee at 3 A.M.”

They say nothing good happens after midnight, and Pat Reedy won’t argue against it – but he won’t argue for it, either. His latest song with his band the Longtime Goners, “Nashville Tennessee at 3 A.M.” is exactly what it claims to be, a gritty, matter-of-fact snapshot of looking for someplace to go after the bars close. “The only thing that’s cheap in these bars is talk,” Reedy deadpans in his deep, drowsy drawl, knowing that his reality extends only as far as his boot steps will take him — an idea both freeing and oppressing, and all the more intoxicating because of it. J.G.

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