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Win a Copy of Valerie June's 'The Order of Time'

Valerie June's sophomore album, The Order of Time, solidifies the singer-songwriter as one of Americana and roots music's best voices around. That's why we're giving one lucky member of the No Depression community June's new record. 

From a press release:

On this enthralling and illuminating leap forward, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, struggle and the passing of time.  Produced by Matt Marinelli, The Order of Time includes twelve original songs all written by June and features appearances from June's family, her father, Emerson Hockett and brothers, Patrick and Jason Hockett.

To enter: Comment here with your favorite Valerie June memory, whether it was a show, an album, or just the right song at the right time. We'll choose one winner and send them a copy of the album. Comments posted on social media don't count toward the contest. Anyone may enter but prizes can only be sent to US addresses.

Comment anytime between midnight Eastern on Friday (March 17) and 9 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 23. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. 

(More info about the album, including a full track listing, is available here.) 

Saw Ms. Valerie at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in Feb. she was magical! She actually commented on my pants!  She really connects with the audience and I felt like I was part of her own little party!  Ms. June is special! 

love Valerie. songs for all occasions. "wanna be on your mind" is an all timer and "THe Front Door" on the new record is incredible.

Had the TV on while doing chores, then on ACL heard this voice I'd could never imagine singing something I'd never heard, and there she was, and I stopped the chores and heard this wild voice and then later, by a few days, heard the songs she was singing. And haven't been the same since.

I was driving to work early in the morning and Workin' Woman Blues came on. I related to how it feels to constantly be working with little time for anything else. I laughed as I listened to her sing that her solution would be to get a "sugar daddy." 

I just remember the first time I heard her I thought her voice is so pure and soothing. I really love the new album.