Absolutely Free Music Review!
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.