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01 of 08

JACK INGRAM

JACK INGRAM
Lance Staedler

Song: "Barefoot and Crazy"
"It's about letting loose," says the singer, whose new CD, Big Dreams amp High Hopes, is out Aug. 25. "I want to hear it being played out of people's boats and see hot chicks lying by the water listening to it."

02 of 08

JONATHAN SINGLETON & THE GROVE

JONATHAN SINGLETON & THE GROVE
Caleb Kuhl

Song: Livin' in Paradise"
Singleton, 31, who cowrote Gary Allan's "Watching Airplanes" and Billy Currington's "Don't," cowrote this song during a tough-luck stretch when he and his wife couldn't afford to pay rent for nine months. "But in that struggle we grew closer," he says. His bandmates in The Grove are Josh Smith, Dustin Nunley, Justin Dudley, Andy Dixon and William Coats.

03 of 08

KATE & KACEY

KATE & KACEY
Jarrad Lister

Song: "Dreaming Love"
The 26-year-old twins hope the harmony-driven ballad inspires others to take a chance on love, even if they've had their hearts broken before. "We should always be hopeful," says Kacey.

04 of 08

WILLIE NELSON & ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

WILLIE NELSON & ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Retna

Song: "Hesitation Blues"
Blues and western swing make for "shake your-butt music," says Asleep's Ray Benson.

05 of 08

DARRYL WORLEY

DARRYL WORLEY
Kristin Barlowe

Song: "Sounds Like Life to Me"
It’s about surviving hard times, says Worley. "How you find the strength to suck it up and struggle on."

06 of 08

DOLLY PARTON

DOLLY PARTON
Ingrooves

Song: "Backwoods Barbie"
Written for her new musical 9 to 5, "it's about not judging people by how they look," says Parton.

07 of 08

THE HARTERS

THE HARTERS
Bigger Picture Group

Song: "Jenny"
Siblings Michael, Leslie and Scott Harter channel a vintage vibe in this song about forbidden love.

08 of 08

TRACY LAWRENCE

TRACY LAWRENCE
Retna

Song: "The Rock"
An ode to a small-town church, the gospel-tinged song marks Lawrence's venture into what he calls "country spiritual."

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