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The Ultimate Willie Nelson Playlist

In honor of his eighty-fifth birthday, here are eighty-five of his unforgettable songs

First Listen

Stream the New Album from Trampled By Turtles

Catching up with frontman Dave Simonett on the band’s unconventional start and their welcome return after an extended break

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What We’re Listening To: Our April Playlist

A soulful soundtrack for spring

Artists

Leon Bridges Has a New Groove

The head-turning Fort Worth singer brings fresh energy to his vintage sound

Arts & Culture

Have You Heard about Knoxville’s Big Ears?

Coming up this week: An avant-garde music festival you really can’t miss

Music

Patsy Cline’s Lasting Legacy

From Winchester, Virginia, to worldwide acclaim: A look back at the velvet-voiced country music pioneer, fifty-five years after her death

Music

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”

G&G Exclusive

First Listen: John Prine Takes on Johnny Cash

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

Music

Three Voices and the Truth

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

Music

When the Grammys Got It Wrong

Five of the Recording Academy’s most egregious Southern snubs

Music

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

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

Music

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

Music

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

Music

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

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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

Music

Two Southern Trailblazers Get Their Due

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

Music

Cindy Wilson: An Athens Original

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

Music

First Listen: New Music from Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy

The gospel legend and an Americana icon team up for a powerful new album

Music

G&G November Playlist: Songs of Resilience

Artists ranging from Julien Baker and Margo Price to Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson populate this fall playlist, which celebrates the power of music in difficult times