Dwight Yoakam
Just Lookin' for a Hit
Guitar Town
The Jayhawks

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Alternative Country refers to country bands that play traditional country but bend the rules slightly. They don't conform to Nashville's hitmaking traditions, nor do they follow the accepted "outlaw" route to notoriety. Instead, alternative country bands work outside of the country industry's spotlight, frequently subverting musical traditions with singer/songwriter and rock & roll lyrical (and musical) aesthetics.

Alt-Country Artists Highlights

Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks
Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett
Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt
Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris

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Alt-Country Album Highlights

Just Lookin' for a Hit
Dwight Yoakam
Just Lookin' for a Hit
Guitar Town
Steve Earle
Guitar Town
Pontiac
Lyle Lovett
Pontiac
Old No. 1
Guy Clark
Old No. 1
Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room
Dwight Yoakam
Buenas Noches From a ...
Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years
Dwight Yoakam
Reprise Please Baby: The ...

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Alt-Country Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Honky Tonk Man Dwight Yoakam
Guitar Town Steve Earle
L.A. County Lyle Lovett
L.A. Freeway Guy Clark
I Sang Dixie Dwight Yoakam
Carmelita Flaco Jiménez / Dwight Yoakam
Ain't That Lonely Yet Dwight Yoakam
A Thousand Miles from Nowhere Dwight Yoakam
God Will Lyle Lovett
Dallas The Flatlanders

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