The Crossroads

The Crossroads

In case you missed it: We’re in the 21st century, and the old rules just don’t apply anymore. Genre boundaries that once defined and even separated audiences—rap and country, for example—don’t hold up like they used to, and, let’s be honest, shouldn’t have in the first place. After all, rap and country have a lot more in common than their surfaces suggest: both vital, both springing from the blues family tree, both out to capture the rhythm, feel and, most of all, stories of people living their lives. In that spirit, here’s a playlist collecting some of the biggest rap and country hits of the moment in the same place—no switching necessary. Our editors update picks here regularly, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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Africa, Middle East, and India

Asia Pacific


Latin America and the Caribbean

The United States and Canada