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Ed’s Picks: A Breath of Fresh Air

Apr 18, 2024

Ed's Picks: A Breath of Fresh Air

(Editor’s note: Each issue of Good Country, our co-founder Ed Helms will share a handful of good country artists, albums, and songs direct from his own earphones in Ed’s Picks. 

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A photo of Cam with the quote: "One of the best makers of pop country and mainstream country today – even Beyoncé took notice! Cam has co-write and production credits all over 'Cowboy Carter.'"

Maya de Vitry

A black and white photo of Maya de Vitry with a text quote: "Once a member of string trio the Stray Birds, Maya de Vitry's solo music is emotive, grounded, and poetic, combining rock, Americana, and country-folk."

Courtney Hartman

A black and white photo of Courtney Hartman with a text quote: "My pal Courtney, a fantastic flatpicker, writes and records timeless music with striking connections to place, nature, community, and the motion of the planets."


A black and white photo of Kyshona with a text quote: "Kyshona's genre-fluid album, 'Legacy,' (out April 26) finds redemption in exploring generational traumas - with compassion, heart, and family ties front and center."

The Local Honeys

A photo of roots duo the Local Honeys in black and white with an accompanying text quote: "East Kentucky-based roots duo the Local Honeys combine folk, old-time, bluegrass, and country, channeling the storytelling and folklore of their ancestors and Appalachian community."

Caroline Spence

A black and white photo of Caroline Spence with a text quote: "Your favorite songwriter's favorite songwriter, Spence makes pristine singer-songwriter folk with a country patina that's perfect for a stroll through your summertime garden."

Photo Credits: Cam by Dennis Leupold; Maya de Vitry by Kaitlyn Raitz; Courtney Hartman by Jo Babb; Kyshona by Anna Haas; The Local Honeys by Erica Chambers; Caroline Spence by Kaitlyn Raitz.

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Ed's Picks: A Breath of Fresh Air
Ed's Picks: A Breath of Fresh Air