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Travel

Charleston Locals’ Best-Kept Secrets

Seven Charlestonians share their favorite ways to spend time in the Holy City

Battle of the Bars

The Esso Club: A Clemson Tradition

A crash course in the long-beloved dive bar that’s #AllIn for the defending National Champions

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Music

The Best Southern Albums of 2019

A Nashville-by-way-of-England country-soul stunner, a scintillating take on modern bluegrass, and nineteen more of this year’s best releases

Goings-On

Christmas at the Carter Family Fold

For more than 40 years, the Virginia landmark has championed country music tradition with Saturday night concerts. At the holidays, they let Appalachia’s next generation of players take the stage

Music

Meet Yola, the Breakout Star Behind the Country-Soul Album of the Year

The Grammy-nominated British singer on her Southern influences, the fire that changed her life, and her Nashville-born debut album

G&G EXCLUSIVE

New Music from Marcus King

Listen to an exclusive premiere of “Say You Will,” from the guitar-legend-in-the-making’s debut solo album

Music

Miranda Lambert on Homemade Pickles, Dark Bars, and Good Dogs

Catching up with the country superstar on her just-released seventh album and the things that keep her grounded

Drinks

A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Richmond, Virginia

Where to start your hopped-up tour of Virginia’s capital

Food & Drink

Gumbo Secrets from Justin Devillier

The Louisiana chef talks wild game, mastering a roux, and his new cookbook, The New Orleans Kitchen

Arts & Culture

Scott Avett’s Other Art

Fresh off the release of the Avett Brothers’ new album Closer Than Together, the singer-songwriter and frontman shares his large-scale oil paintings in a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh

Arts & Culture

Behind Dolly’s America

Public radio vet Jad Abumrad set out to define Dolly Parton’s influence. He came away with a new nine-part podcast series unpacking the past—and a story that’s still unfolding

Artists

The Ultimate Dolly Parton Playlist

In honor of the Opry’s Dolly Week, musicians recommend essential tracks by the Smoky Mountain Songbird

Goings-On

The Southern Agenda: October/November 2019

Goings-on in the South and beyond

Food & Drink

Why It’s Time to Warm Up to Sous Vide

In his new cookbook, Athens-based chef Hugh Acheson makes the case for high-tech takes on classic Southern recipes

Arts & Culture

All Hail Dolly

As Dolly Parton marks the fiftieth anniversary of her Grand Ole Opry induction, Music City gathers to celebrate her immeasurable impact—in music and beyond

Arts & Culture

Ken Burns on His Eight-Year Dive into Country Music

The groundbreaking documentary filmmaker’s new series, Country Music, which took almost a decade to make, covers the human stories wrapped up in the genre’s uniquely American history

Home & Garden

Down the “Cheap Old Houses” Rabbit Hole

A look at the Instagram account that’s inspiring people to drop everything and move across the country—or at least dream about it

Food & Drink

Little Pies with Big Flavor

Blow the lid off of a Southern tradition—and then bake pie in it—with this recipe from Georgia’s Southern Baked Pie Co.

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Music

New Music for August 2019

Fresh albums from icons including Tanya Tucker, Bobby Rush, and Vince Gill—plus an Appalachian powerhouse, a potent R&B debut from Atlanta, and more of our top picks

Arts & Culture

In Praise of Designing Women

Just so you will know—and your children will someday know—you can stream all seven seasons on Hulu. Here, five super-fans share their favorite episodes—and explain why the iconic series still matters