I don’t listen to a whole lot of country. Pretty much just ’60s-era Johnny Cash and the ’70s outlaw guys — Willie, Waylon, and Kris. “Twang-Pop” — Garth Brooks and the rest — I’ve no time for whatsoever.

Keep that in mind before clicking over to give Cary Ann Hearst a listen. Discovered her via a complicated chain of Google News Alerts-inspired clicks, and she’s just raw and honest and primal and good.

Oh, and that link will open the iTunes store, not a web page.