G&G Exclusive: Jessie Baylin’s New Album Strawberry Wind

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter discusses her forthcoming children’s album and offers a first listen of the song “Dream Catcher”


Why Dolly Parton “Will Always Love…” That Song

There’s even more to the story behind the greatest love song of all time


Five Questions with Caitlyn Smith

The Nashville-based hit songwriter talks small-town beginnings, battles with self-doubt, and the long road to her new album Starfire


Shakey Graves Day

On February 9, the singer-songwriter salutes fans by opening up his catalog

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First Listen: John Prine Takes on Johnny Cash

A well-loved tribute to one of the Man in Black’s early classics


Three Voices and the Truth

A trio of music’s brightest—Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan—find perfect harmony together


When the Grammys Got It Wrong

Five of the Recording Academy’s most egregious Southern snubs


G&G Exclusive: A Southern Blues Legend Lives Again

Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer, Warren Haynes, and others come together for a new album paying tribute to Elmore James


Catching Up with Hiss Golden Messenger

Songwriter and frontman M.C. Taylor on the power of positive thinking, the pull of North Carolina, and his latest album, Hallelujah Anyhow



Happy Birthday, Dolly!

Seven Dolly Parton performances to bring a smile to your face (and maybe even tempt you to put a teasing comb through your hair)

First Listen

Hear Lost Music from the Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

A new album of previously unreleased tracks finally gives the Swampers their due

The Manual of Southern Know-How

T. Bone Burnett’s Smoking Southern Playlist

Let the Texas-Born music legend get your soundtrack started with his ideal lineup


When Johnny Cash Went to Jail

Fifty years ago, the Man in Black stepped through the gates of Folsom Prison—and changed country music forever


Preservation Hall’s Musical Mission

From educational programs to New Orleans’ newest Mardi Gras krewe, the Crescent City’s Iconic Jazz Ensemble is reaching a new generation of musicians


Fifty Years of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

The story behind one of the greatest Southern songs ever recorded. Plus, a reissue and a tribute concert honoring its legendary singer, Otis Redding


Remembering a Muscle Shoals Icon

“I wanted to be somebody,” said Rick Hall, the man behind Alabama’s FAME studios. He was, and music lovers are better for it


The South’s Coolest New Music Venue

Tennessee’s Bluegrass Underground finds a new home

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The 17 Best Southern Albums of 2017

These selections, consisting of sounds familiar and new, rose to the top in a bountiful year of Southern music


Two Southern Trailblazers Get Their Due

Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2018


Cindy Wilson: An Athens Original

A founding member of the B-52s takes off on a solo flight