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Joe Nichols Never Gets Old Single
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Joe Nichols, ‘Never Gets Old’ [Listen]

Joe Nichols' "Never Gets Old" is a sunrise cup of coffee. A smooth, robust delivery calms the nerves. A heartfelt message leaves you on a high that will power your day.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Kelsea Ballerini, ‘Legends’ [Listen]

Kelsea Ballerini's new single "Legends" is a bittersweet love song that marries her pop-friendly sound to a hook that has more bite. The song hurts, even as you're smiling.

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Danielle Bradbery Sway Single
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Danielle Bradbery, ‘Sway’ [Listen]

Danielle Bradbery's transformation is perhaps only topped by Billy Gilman's when he showed up on The Voice, the show that made this Texan famous. "Sway" and everything the now 20-year-old singer (Yes, she's nearly drinking!) has going with it is an awakening.

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Lindsay Ell Cover Art
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Lindsay Ell, ‘Waiting on You’ [Listen]

Lindsay Ell has found her lane. "Waiting on You" is a blues-soaked country original that sacrifices no art for radio airplay.

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Stapleton Album Review
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Chris Stapleton, ‘From A Room Vol. 1′

Chris Stapleton delivers everything you expected on his new album From A Room Volume 1. He's a postman, dropping notes of blues, soul, pain and sorrow into your mailbox. This is a moody, nine-song album that reinforces all we know.

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Chris Stapleton Either Way Single
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Chris Stapleton, ‘Either Way’ [Listen]

Chris Stapleton's new song "Either Way" isn't so much a single as it is a dare. The ballad is more sparse than anything sent to radio in recent years, but the song's power is undeniable.

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Swon Bros Don't Call Me
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ToC Critic’s Pick: The Swon Brothers, ‘Don’t Call Me’ [Listen]

The Swon Brothers leave you reminiscing about an ex with "Don't Call Me," the first single from their Pretty Cool Scars EP. If you can get past that bad memory you'll find a sharp country-rocker the relate to.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Miranda Lambert, ‘Tin Man’ [Listen]

Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" is her new album's "The House That Built Me." The aching ballad resonates with anyone who has loved, lost and felt crippled by the prospect of loving again.

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Russell Dickerson Yours Single
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ToC Critic’s Pick: Russell Dickerson, ‘Yours’ [Listen]

Russell Dickerson's debut single "Yours" is a humble love song that grows into a powerful wedding anthem. The country newcomer is able to showcase the power of his vocals as well as his songwriting skills with this new ballad.

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ToC Critic’s Pick: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, ‘Speak to a Girl’ [Listen]

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's new duet "Speak to a Girl" is a powerful reminder before it's a great country song. Their new single — the first from an upcoming collaborative album — is important.

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