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WGBY 57/HD
Sun Dec 29th, 12:00am

Lucero's first gig in Memphis was for a crowd of six. But for a band with a 20-year string of successes and aural iterations, who carried the alt-country torch back in the 90's and helped pave the way for "Americana," Lucero have returned to what inspired them in the first place, touring now behind a streamlined sound honoring their seminal Southern and Rock influences, pushing their legacy into new ground with alacrity.

Winner of Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Contemporary Folk Album and an enormous presence in the diversified world of deep, literary songwriters, Williams is a groundbreaking, truly unapologetic architect of that simmered blend of country, blues, folk, off-the-shoulder rock 'n' roll that has been born as the Americana genre. Mainstream Nashville knows her as the writer of Mary Chapin Carpenter's hit "Passionate Kisses," but this highly acclaimed, independent songsmith can - and will - do it all ... her way.

Enjoy a set by this Mississippi-raised musical force of nature-a Grammy winner, eight-time CMA Musician of the Year, soulful singer, hit songwriter and Muscle Shoals session musician who boasts a following of fans devoted to the art of the song.

WGBY 57/HD
Sun Nov 24th, 12:00am

With a powerful style rooted in Country and in Pop and firmly based on a keen interpretative sense, Mandy Barnett, at the age of five, delved into headlong into song and had signed her first major label deal by age 12. A frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry, Barnett tours nationally with her Nashville backing band.

Don't miss this performance by the five-time Grammy-winner. With a bio that boasts stints with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash, Stuart is unsurpassed as a rhinestone showman and folk philosopher who has proudly remained to country.

Enjoy the sounds of New Orleans musician Mary Gauthier, who wrote her first song at the age of 35. Since, her extraordinarily confessional songs have garnered "New Artist of the Year" by The Americana Music Association, among other accolades.

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