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Music

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

First Listen: New Music from Lori McKenna

Stream “Mama’s Cooking,” a new holiday tune from the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter

Artists

The Controlled Recklessness of Lee Ann Womack

Catching up with the country singer-songwriter on her decades-long career, Texas roots, and new album The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone

G&G Playlist

Hitting the Road with Penny & Sparrow

As they head out on a new tour, the Texas-based duo share their essential road trip songs

Artists

The Avett Brothers Open Up in an Intimate New Documentary

Catching up with Seth Avett about the new film May It Last

First Listen

Lizz Wright on Gardening, Good Neighbors, and Grace

Stream “Southern Nights,” an Allen Toussaint cover, from the singer’s forthcoming album

Music

First Listen: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers

Stream a new song from The Long Awaited Album, Martin’s forthcoming record with the award-winning bluegrass band

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G&G Playlist: Southerners Under Cover

Twenty tracks that celebrate the art of the cover song

Music

Your Guide to Summer Music Fests

Nine Southern festivals well worth adding to the calendar

First Listen

First Listen: The Secret Sisters’ “Mississippi”

On You Don’t Own Me Anymore, a Muscle Shoals duo hits its stride

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Artists

Back Stage with the Bands

Up close and personal with some of our favorite musicians

G&G Exclusive

Catching Up with Justin Townes Earle

The singer-songwriter talks Nashville, marriage, and his new album, Kids in the Street

Travel

The Braves’ New World

Five ways to root for America’s team at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park

Music

First Listen: Andrew Combs’s “Rose Colored Blues”

The Dallas native will release his third album, Canyons of My Mind, on April 7

Sporting

Meet the Entrepreneurs Shaping Southern Motorcycle Culture

In Atlanta, Brother Moto welcomes motorcycle aficionados—and the “moto-curious”

Food & Drink

One-Night-Only Dinners in New Orleans—for a Cause

John Besh’s monthly pop-up series, Johnny + Friends, makes for a delicious excuse to visit the Crescent City

Artists

Honoring the Original Outlaw

Willie, Loretta, and nearly a dozen other artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard in a special concert this April

Music

Album Premiere: Noam Pikelny’s Universal Favorite

A banjo virtuoso strikes out on his own

Artists

“Eat a Peach for Peace”

Looking back on the lost interview where a Southern rock classic found its name

G&G Exclusive

First Listen: Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Heart Up in the Sky”

Stream a previously unreleased song from the band’s forthcoming compilation, Best Of