JOE NICHOLS

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On this bluesy track, Nichols sings about a guy putting his life back together after heartbreak. "It's about a guy who is coming out of the fog of a breakup," says the singer. "He's starting to count the blessings and not the failures. It's not a getting over you song; it's a getting back up on my feet again song."

JAMES OTTO

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The "Just Got Started Lovin' You" singer goes for a "country-soul" feel in this ode to the season. "If you mashed Al Green with Conway Twitty, you get the vibe I'm going for," says Otto. "It has this really groovy feel to it and makes you want to dance."

Her new single!

ALLISON MOORER

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"The Broken Girl," the debut single off Moorer's seventh studio album, Crows, due Feb. 9.

WHO SHE IS

A critically acclaimed alternative-country singer, married to alt-country icon Steve Earle and sister to Shelby Lynne. (She also wrote and sang the Oscar-nominated "A Soft Place to Fall" from The Horse Whisperer.)

HER INSPIRATION

This song describes "most women that I know-women who are struggling in some ways but still managing to hold it together with dignity and grace," says Moorer. "All of us are imperfect and flawed, and this song is a way to celebrate and shine a light on that."

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STEVE AZAR

"SUNSHINE"

Azar gets romantic, comparing falling in love to the break of dawn. "Everybody needs a little sunshine," he says.

DOLLY PARTON

"JOLENE" (LIVE)

Parton gives her classic 1974 hit a fresh update in this live recording from a recent concert in London.

THE McCLYMONTS

"MY LIFE AGAIN"

Aussie sisters Brooke, Samantha and Mollie make their U.S. debut with this "chick anthem about being strong."

JOSH THOMPSON

"WON'T BE LONELY LONG"

Thompson follows up "Beer on the Table" with a tune about bouncing back-fast-from a breakup.

THE BAND PERRY

"HIP TO MY HEART"

The siblings' debut single is a "light-hearted love song" about the unknowns in new relationships.

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