Matt Hendrickson


First Listen: Banditos’ “I Put A Spell On You”

The Birmingham band releases a must-hear take on Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ 1956 classic


G&G Exclusive: New Music From Chris Robinson Brotherhood

A honky-tonk infused hymn from new album Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

First Listen

First Listen: New Music From Sam Bush

Stream “Transcendental Meditation Blues” from new album Storyman


Summer’s Must-Hear Music

With all due respect to the annual “song of summer,” the season needs more than just one song


The Return of a Stax Powerhouse

A sizzling return from a pioneering Stax powerhouse


Catching Up With The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers return with a new album and a new outlook


Southern Road Trip: Memphis to Muscle Shoals

Southern music history comes alive on the path between Memphis and Muscle Shoals

Arts & Culture

Music Must-List: Summer Festivals

These seven Southern festivals will keep your summer rocking through Labor Day


First Listen: New Music From Darrell Scott

Stream a song from his new album, The Couchville Sessions


First Listen: Stop Light Observations

Stream a song from the band’s upcoming album Toogoodoo


Catching Up With Loretta Lynn

With a new album and more than five decades in music, the four-time Grammy winner looks back at her pioneering journey


The Breakout Voice: Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton has become country music’s most surprising new star—and has sent a shock wave through Nashville


The Legend and the Renegade

A conversation with an outlaw icon and a modern Nashville rebel


The New Outlaws: Young Guns

A dozen rising acts shaking up the country scene


First Listen: Star & Micey

Local boys make Memphis blues sound positively ebullient on debut album


First Listen: Judah and The Lion

Sure, it’s still the middle of winter, but let us preemptively nominate the Song of the Summer


First Listen: Luther Dickinson’s New Solo Album

Blues & Ballads contains 21 songs, and there’s no filler


First Listen: The Cactus Blossoms’ ‘You’re Dreaming’

Minnesota might be several hundred miles from the Mason-Dixon line, but the Cactus Blossoms craft a vintage country sound akin to those other brother duos, Louvin and Everly


Ten Must-See Southern Music Venues

Ten great venues to put on your must-visit bucket list


Nathaniel Rateliff: Soul Searcher

With a knack for authentic songwriting and a voice that will move you, the artist has exploded onto the national stage — and given an old sound a burst of new energy