Team up the undisputed talents of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings in duets with a star-laden assembly of some of the finest female singers ever to grace a roots and country album and you have yourself a wonder of a record.
Our favorite country album of the past decade featured the pairing of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. If somehow you missed this one, it's never too late for some inspired listening.
The creator of Cosmic American Music still throws a huge shadow as one of the true forerunners of Americana.
Canadian newcomer Whitney Rose conjures up a contemporary country presence not seen since the debut of k.d. lang - she's a vocal and songwriting star in the making.