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First Listen: RaeLynn, 'WildHorse'

Stream the budding country star's beguiling debut album before its official release on March 24.
RaeLynn's new album, WildHorse, comes out March 24. Source: Joseph Llanes

It was all too easy to paint the recent era of carousing country jams with a broad, dismissive brush. Reworking familiar tropes has always been central to country songwriting, so it wasn't merely the presence of repetition that rankled. More off-putting was the sense that there was little in the performances, the production or the songs themselves to make the commonplace tropes feel personalized or particular. Since then

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