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Country stars included on 'Rolling Stone's' 2013 Best Albums list

Country stars included on 'Rolling Stone's' 2013 Best Albums list

Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, and Keith Urban have some of the best albums of the year, according to "Rolling Stone."  The country stars' 2013 releases are among the titles included on the publication's list of the 50 Best Albums of 2013. 

Ashley ranks highest of the three, with Like A Rose taking the number 18 spot.  The magazine calls the album "a juicy old-school honky-tonk set," but says the lyrical content is proof that Monroe' record "isn't your grandma's country music." 

Kacey's Same Trailer Different Park, which lands at number 28 on the list, draws similar praise for blending a "commercial country sound" with modern, edgier lyrics. 

Urban's Fuse ranks 39th.  The magazine says he's skilled at "synergizing dance-pop drive and countrypolitan pump," and knows how to add "'80s guitar flash and Euro beats to tight-crafted Nashville songs."

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