Lady Antebellum

10 Best Deep Cuts From Lady Antebellum

Everyone knows "Need You Now" like the back of their hand. You couldn't shop, take the elevator, hit up the club or even walk down the street without hearing it back in 2010. As the anchor to Lady Antebellum's sophomore album, of the same name, the brooding late-night ballad catapulted the group to superstardom: it spent a mammoth five weeks at No.1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and hit the summit on several pop leaderboards, including Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40. It redefined their careers and sent them down a path of sultry mid-tempos about heading "Downtown," getting drunk from the "Bartender"s coolly-mixed beverages and feeling funking with "You Look Good."

And along the way, they've notched some fairly artistic stories, the deep cuts embedded on albums like 2011's underrated Own the Night and 2013's ripe and bright Golden. Their hit singles, which include "Just a Kiss," "American Honey" and "Love Don't Live Here," don't tell the full picture of their capabilities. So, One Country has put together the definitive list of 10 best deep cuts, spanning their nearly decade-long career.

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Exclusive Premiere: Mary Sarah Smolders on Brand New "Without You"

Mary Sarah might not have won "The Voice" last year (because we can't have nice things)-- but don't worry about her, she's just fine. At least, that's what she confidently admits in her new song "Without You," a mid-tempo, classic-swinging break-up song which frames her twang front-and-center. One Country is honored to get our hands on the premiere, and she makes us want to get all dolled up for a night on the town, to shake off our own troubled heartache. "I've got a move-on love song that I'm singing to," she croons on the hook, over the swirling of steel and finger-snaps. "Baby, I'm all good without you," she later smirks.

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Why Runaway June Is Important To Country Music

The talent of three women on nothing but three chords and the truth is a powerful thing. Tightened around a neo-traditional arrangement and flickering references to John Wayne and Jesse James, "Wild West" is one of 2017's best singles. Runaway June, as they're called, made up of Naomi Cook, Hannah Mulholland and John Wayne's granddaughter Jennifer Wayne, bear an uncanny resemblance to one of country's best-selling dynamic players in the business, the Dixie Chicks.

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5 Veteran Country Music Acts That Need To Make A Comeback

Following comebacks from Garth Brooks and Shania Twain; two of pop-country's biggest stars of the 1990s, we got to thinking about other veteran acts we would love to see return to form. Whether they were pivotal figures of the neo-traditionalist movement or collected only a few major hits, One Country takes a look at the five acts who are long-overdue to release new music and take over the world (again). Some might not have ever reached the prestigious legend class, but when revisiting some of the late-1990s and early-2000s, we couldn't help but dig up a few lesser names for consideration.

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10 Greatest Male Country Singers Of All-Time

To follow-up our list of the 10 Greatest Female Singers of All-Time last fall, we've compiled the male-equivalent. Spanning decades of trailblazing, the men have cried tears into their beers and, generally, been shaken up by heartbreak, jail time and other acts of mayhem. Women might run the world, but without foolish boys shattering hearts, they wouldn't have muses from which to draw. Men, for their part, have molded country into the rich storytelling tapestry it has undeniably become. "Singers" can mean much more than "technically-proficient"-- interpretative abilities must certainly play a key role, so thus, this list spans some of the greatest technical singers to the most rough-hewn storytellers the genre has ever seen.

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5 Country Albums Perfect for Summer

With the summer months, comes beach-y rendezvous and road trips across the nation. If you're lucky, you can get lost on the open road, with the radio or mixtape blasting in the sweltering breeze. This year has already proven to be a great year in music and country has been especially strong. From mainstream acts like Little Big Town to Americana torchbearer Angaleena Presley, the format has lived up to its name. As we take a dive into summer (finally, after four grueling months of hot 'n cold uncertainty from Mother Nature), One Country digs up the five albums that are ripe for those long, hot nights.

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10 Best Live Performances from Chris Stapleton

There are few voices as enthralling and well-worn as Chris Stapleton's. Following his tenure as frontman of the SteelDrivers and writing hits for others, he has carved out his own unique path to greatness. He let's the music do the talking, without much other fuss or smoke and mirrors. We all know the story: it wasn't until the 2015 CMA Awards that the greater country community became aware of his mighty talents. It doesn't matter the setting, Stapleton could draw gutting emotion from the mountains, from the earth quaking beneath his booming voice, from the water floating carelessly on the ocean.

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Album Review: Rascal Flatts Reminisce About the Past on 'Back to Us'

Somewhere along the way, Rascal Flatts veered so far off the path, they lost themselves. Their blend of pop and country has always landed on the saccharine bend, supported with such hits as "Bless the Broken Road" and "What Hurts the Most," two of country music's greatest ballads of all time. But as the industry shifted in favor of hip-hop and glossier, shimmering pop, the trio; which first got its start in 2000 with the eponymous bow, was now being shuffled slowly out the door.

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Brad Paisley

10 Best Deep Cuts From Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley has an uncanny way of clipping thoughtful, often witty, commentary out of society and dropping it into his songwriting. Roger Miller and John Prine are obvious influences, but he has expanded themes of the American Heartland, such as the working class, religion and social stereotypes, to reach a new generation. Through numerous studio records, from his 1999 debut We Need Pictures to 2017's solid Love and War collection, he has commanded the airwaves with such classics as "He Didn't Have to Be," "Whiskey Lullaby" (with Alison Krauss), "Waitin' on a Woman" and more. But what about those deep tracks which often get overlooked in the digital age of instant downloads and streaming services? Well, they simply fade away into history--but many of them are among Paisley's best work.

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