The prolific country-rocker recently took a break from an otherwise sleepless career. He discusses returning to the studio for the new album Ashes & Fire, and performs three songs live — including an unlikely metal cover.
Whether you wanted to or not, you probably heard songs that ruled the charts in the U.S. this year. But how about what was popular on the other side of the globe? Critics from Reykjavik and Beirut pick tracks by the artists who stood out in their home countries.
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