Editors' Notes From Willie and Waylon through alt-country and Americana, country music has a long history of artists planted in the present but still connected to tradition. These songs offer an alternative to country-pop polish—modern country that calls back to the form at its most stripped-down and direct. Our editors regularly update this playlist. If you like a song, add it to your library.

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