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Five Questions with Lucero’s Ben Nichols

Plus: Hear “Long Way Back Home,” a new song from the Memphis band’s forthcoming album Among the Ghosts

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Back Porch Sessions

Back Porch Session: St. Paul & the Broken Bones

A stripped-down set from Paul Janeway and Jesse Phillips of St. Paul & the Broken Bones at the High Water Chapel

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Summer Soundtrack: What to Listen to This Weekend

Kick off the season with tunes from Amanda Shires, Curtis Harding, Rising Appalachia, and more

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The Power of Parker Millsap

One of Nashville’s most dynamic young voices turns it up

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Catching Up with Widespread Panic’s John Bell

The jam-band frontman on his new festival, favorite Southern eats, and the art of making a set list

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Behind the Merle Haggard Classic “Mama Tried”

“Mama Tried” is classic honky-tonk Merle, emblematic of the dusty Bakersfield sound that he helped pioneer.

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Back Porch Sessions

Back Porch Session: Shakey Graves at High Water Chapel

Watch a stripped-down performance from the Austin, Texas, artist at High Water Festival in Charleston, South Carolina

First Listen

Jerry Garcia’s Bluegrass Roots

Stream two never-released songs from the legendary musician’s early days on the banjo

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Eight Music Festival Must-Haves

Dance through festival season like a pro with these simple essentials—from a lightweight jacket to a no-fail phone charger

The Whole Hog Podcast

Singing the Praises of Women in Country Music

Season 3, Episode 2: The stories behind some of music’s most memorable songs

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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

S is for Southern

Charley Pride: A Groundbreaking Voice

The son of a sharecropper and still going strong in his eighties, Pride forged his own path to country music greatness

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Portraits of a Musical Life

Ten up-and-coming musicians on the people, places, attitudes, and influences that have defined them

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What We’re Listening To: Our April Playlist

A soulful soundtrack for spring

Music

Best of the Spring Fests

As the days heat up, so does the music-festival circuit. These Southern gatherings bring a fresh crop of spring sounds

Artists

Five Questions with Brothers Osborne

The country duo returns with new album, Port Saint Joe

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Meet Americana’s Next Great Voices

Get to know the twelve artists who played G&G’s’s South by Southwest showcase, The Hide Out

The High & The Low

Songs for the Ages

Why pantheon-worthy tunes are always sung by storytellers

Artists

Leon Bridges Has a New Groove

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