Emily West, Cassadee Pope, Caitlyn Smith & More Are The Inspiring ‘Girls Of Winter’

It's quite easy to forget the raw, unfettered female talent in Nashville. Radio is deceiving that way. But snatch up a dozen or so of the brightest, most promising singer-songwriters and plop them down in an intimate setting, and they'll recharge your optimism for the future of country music.

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‘Nashville on the Record 2’ films at the Opry, zooms lens on songwriters

When ABC greenlit their now-wildly success drama Nashville a few years ago, there was cause for concern that such a high-glam spotlight would only be another avenue for the pop-country mainstream. But what the Nashville on the Record franchise has done, elevating what the show has already mastered, is refocus the attention on traditional country music and the format's talented and severely undervalued songwriters.

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Jackie Lee readies debut LP, talks Eric Paslay cut & romance: Exclusive

Newcomer Jackie Lee witnessed his debut single "She Does" bow at No. 1 on the most-added playlist upon its release earlier this year. That already places him far ahead most aspiring country singers, and he's absolutely blown away by the success so far.

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Cledus T. Judd sets sights on Blake Shelton for next parody, new album in 2015: Exclusive

Cledus T. Judd brought the comedy and a blazing shirt to the red carpet at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards Mon. (Dec. 22). Cracking a joke every step of…

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