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New Music from the Wood Brothers

Listen to an exclusive premiere of “Cry Over Nothing,” from the Grammy-nominated trio’s upcoming new album

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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

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Steep Canyon Rangers Play Thelonious Monk

Watch the Grammy-winning bluegrass group’s stellar performance of “Blue Monk,” from the band’s upcoming live album honoring the music of the Tar Heel State

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Allison Moorer’s Healing Notes

Bringing a deeply painful past into the light, the singer-songwriter’s new memoir and album are testaments to the power of art—and of the human spirit

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Album Premiere: Allison Moorer’s Blood

An exclusive first listen of the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s deeply personal—and powerful—new album

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

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Portraits of a Lost Delta Gem

Photographer Will Jacks memorializes Po’ Monkey’s, the beloved Mississippi juke joint, in his new book

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The Ultimate Dolly Parton Playlist

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

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Album Premiere: Listen to the North Mississippi Allstars’ Up and Rolling

Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Cedric Burnside, and more join brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson on an album steeped in the pair’s Hill Country roots

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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

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A New-Age Texas Troubadour

Charley Crockett on his redemptive life story and new autobiographical album, The Valley

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Billy Strings Expands the Bounds of Bluegrass

The young musician blends tradition, otherworldly guitar chops, and an exploratory spirit

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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

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A Photographer’s Ode to the Roots of Country Music

A new book of recovered photos taken on the porches and back roads of Appalachia offers an intimate look at some of traditional Southern music’s early greats

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Tracing the Roots of Country Music

See a gallery of images from photographer John Cohen’s epic journey through Appalachia in the early 1960s

Arts & Culture

The Artistic Life of Ben Folds

In his delightful new memoir, the piano player and singer-songwriter shares stories of growing up in North Carolina, plus advice on creativity

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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

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Song Premiere: Gregg Allman Performing “Melissa” Live in 1974

Preview a bonus track from a special reissue of Laid Back, Allman’s debut solo album

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Warren Haynes’s Music Guide to Asheville

The prolific guitarist shares how the Southern city primed him for life onstage—and pays tribute to the local spots that keep him coming back

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The Best Southern Albums of 2019—So Far

Glittering folk from North Carolina, a Nashville-by-way-of-England country-soul stunner, and eight more of this year’s releases you need to hear