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Chatham Rabbits’ Long, Strange Trip

Thousands of miles from home when their cross-country tour was upended, the husband-and-wife duo had to plot a new course. Today, the North Carolina natives share new song “Oxen”—and look ahead to their forthcoming sophomore album

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When John Prine Gets to Heaven

Remembering the legend and hoping he’s enjoying that nine-mile-long cigarette

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Ashley McBryde Is Here to Win

The Grammy-nominated country singer on pushing through obstacles, her small-town Arkansas roots, and her new album, Never Will

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Hear Early Recordings from Duane and Gregg Allman

Listen to a track from Duane & Gregg, one of four of the brothers’ early albums now back on vinyl and available on CD for the first time

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New Music from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

The powerhouse singer-songwriter and his band share “Only Children,” the latest taste of their forthcoming album, Reunions

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New Music from Jaime Wyatt, Outlaw Country’s Rising Star

In advance of her Shooter Jennings-produced album, Neon Cross, the singer-songwriter shares “Just a Woman,” featuring Jessi Colter

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Cedric Burnside and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Bring the Blues

A hill country scion and a delta guitar prodigy keep traditional Mississippi music humming

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25 Great Bands We Wish We’d Heard at SXSW

Spruce up your at-home soundtrack with a playlist of Southern artists who would have rocked Austin this week

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Catch Willie Nelson Tonight—from Your Couch

The legendary Texas musician is taking Luck Reunion online with ’Til Further Notice, a livestream that kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern

Southern Heroes

Rhiannon Giddens: The Storyteller

With her innovative albums, a ballet, and now an opera, the musical genius elevates neglected pieces of Southern history to works of art

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Darius Rucker: The Music Maker

The country star turns his gaze on history with the new National Museum of African American Music in Nashville

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Now Listening: Brandy Clark’s Your Life Is a Record

The Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter returns with a contemplation on heartbreak, apologies, and growth

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Now Listening: Swamp Dogg Teams Up with John Prine

The R&B trailblazer’s new album, Sorry You Couldn’t Make It, draws on a lifetime’s worth of influences—and invites an all-star cast to sing along

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New Music from Lilly Hiatt

Hear “Candy Lunch” from the Nashville singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album, Walking Proof

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Listen Now: Hailey Whitters, Nashville’s Next Big Star

The songwriter behind “Happy People” has plenty more hits up her sleeve—and her forthcoming album, The Dream, is ample proof

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Waylon Payne’s Country Redemption

After battling addiction, Waylon Payne returns with a stunner of an album fifteen-plus years in the making

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The Revivalists’ Music Guide to New Orleans

Vocalist David Shaw shares seven spots for a music lover’s Big Easy bucket list

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New Music from Caleb Caudle

Listen to “Better Hurry Up,” the title track and debut single from the Winston-Salem songwriter’s newly announced album

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The Big Texas Heart of Janis Joplin

A fascinating new biography of the rock-and-roll legend reveals a rugged Southern soul

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A Southern Rock Revival

Capricorn Sound Studios reopens in Macon, Georgia, and its museum readies to open its doors January 2