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Back Porch Session: The Wild Reeds

Watch a special harmony-driven performance from the Wild Reeds

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Five Questions with Rayland Baxter

The musician’s third album bounced out of a Kentucky rubber factory and is poised to snap up new fans

The Whole Hog Podcast

Woody Platt on Brevard, Bluegrass, and Brown Trout

Season 3, Episode 6: Frontman for the Steep Canyon Rangers takes us back to the band’s beginning, discusses the magic of Steve Martin, and why he still calls Brevard, North Carolina, home

Southern Women

Amanda Shires Raises a Toast to the Future

The singer-songwriter and fiddle player opens up about motherhood, the music industry, and settling into her role as a leader

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Hear An Unreleased Jason Isbell Song

“Racetrack Romeo” is one of four previously recorded tracks featured on the deluxe re-issue of the Americana icon’s solo debut, Sirens of the Ditch

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The Best Albums of 2018—So Far

From the well-known artists you’ve been spinning nonstop to the newcomers that deserve a listen, get acquainted with nine of our favorite Southern albums we’ve heard this year

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Elvis Rides Again

Notables such as Emmylou Harris and Ethan Hawke hop in the back of Elvis Presley’s Rolls-Royce to muse on the rocker and America in a new documentary

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Meet Atlanta Soul Singer Curtis Harding

Five questions with the musician you need to add to your summer playlist

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Back Porch Session: Rhett Miller

Watch a special performance from the Old 97’s frontman at the High Water Chapel

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Look Back at Outlaw Country’s Roaring ’70s

A new exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates country music’s original cowboys

First Listen

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 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

Artists

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