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Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Eric Church: Must-Hear Music Podcast

Stapleton: Image Group LA/Getty Images; Stefani: Christopher Polk/Getty Images; Bieber: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images 
Chris Stapleton, Gwen Stefani, and Justin Bieber.

Following Justin Timberlake's turned-up turn at the CMAs alongside breakout awards show star Chris Stapleton, we couldn't help but talk about their "Tennessee Whiskey/Drink You Away" duet on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast.

Also in the country lane, we talk about the title track to Eric Church's surprise album Mr. Misunderstood, which (intentionally?) sounds reminiscent of Wilco's "Misunderstood" from Being There.

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In the pop realm, we talk about Gwen Stefani's first post-divorce track, a retro heartbreak song called "Used to Love You" that's in the "Don't Speak" vein. And since Billboard's current cover star, Justin Bieber, shared yet another Purpose winner, we talk about "I'll Show You," too.

Plus, we listen to Blood Orange's "Sandra's Smile," inspired by Sandra Bland -- the woman who recently died in police custody -- and Little Mix's ferocious "Grown."

Download the Must-Hear Music podcast on iTunes or listen below. Beneath the SoundCloud, check out the tracks we're talking about. This week's crew is Joe Lynch, Chris Payne and Erin Strecker.

Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake, "Tennessee Whiskey/Drink You Away" (CMAs performance)

Eric Church, "Mr. Misunderstood" Gwen Stefani, "Used to Love You" Justin Bieber, "I'll Show You" Blood Orange, "Sandra's Smile" Little Mix, "Grown"