Matt Hendrickson

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


Dylan LeBlanc: Redemption Songs

The artist returns with an album steeped in the power of renewal


2015’s Best Southern Music

It’s been an unbelievable year for Southern albums, songs, and artists


Lucinda Williams: Memory Lane

The musician plumbs a beautiful sadness on The Ghosts of Highway 20


Ten Tom Petty Songs You Should Know

Warren Zanes, the biographer behind Petty, selects a playlist of the musician’s lesser-known numbers

Alison Krauss and the Return of the Cox Family

A conversation with the bluegrass superstar about her love of the Cox Family, AC/DC, and her own upcoming solo album


Patty Griffin on Her New Album, Turning 50, and Dirty Jokes

Listen to a song from the singer's tenth album


Don Henley’s Next Act

The legendary musician taps his Texas roots for his first solo album in more than a decade