alternative country

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Soulful rocker Abby Jeanne, rappers BoodahDARR and Denny Lanez, alternative country act Dusk and pop artist Lex Allen made the Journal Sentinel's Wisconsin Bands to Watch list for 2018. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "See the Journal Sentinel's Wisconsin Bands to Watch 2018 at our free concert March 2 at Radio Milwaukee," 18 Jan. 2018 Neko Case Sunday, July 8, at Starlight Theatre Serving as the leading light of the alternative country movement gets an artist only so far. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts July 5-11: Warped Tour, Joan Jett, Paramore, Xscape, STS9, Neko Case," 3 July 2018 Before that, there was alternative country and alternative rock. Jason Scott, Billboard, "'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road' Turns 20: Lucinda Williams & Producer Steve Earle Reflect on Her Masterpiece," 30 June 2018 Raleigh’s 6 String Drag helped spearhead the alternative country boom of the early ’90s, a hugely popular sub-genre that sprouted the Americana moniker and bridged bluegrass and folk with fiery rock and punk. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Alt-country pioneer 6 String Drag looks back and ahead with two recent albums — one old and one new | Charlotte Observer," 12 Apr. 2018 Loveless, 27, a Columbus resident, is an alternative country singer-songwriter. Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "'Logan Lucky,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 8 Dec. 2017

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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