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Rocking On with Brittany Howard

The dynamic front woman of Alabama Shakes takes a fearless leap
on her solo debut

Video Premiere

Watch Ranky Tanky’s New Music Video for “Good Time”

Take a tour of the band’s Charleston roots in the video for the jubilant title track of their just-released sophomore album

First Listen

New Music from Kentucky’s Kelsey Waldon

Get to know the first artist signed to John Prine’s record label in fifteen years—and hear an exclusive stream of the Bluegrass State native’s new song

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The B-52’s Iconic Southern Party-Rock Album Turns 30

With the kitschy fun of Cosmic Thing, the beloved band came back bigger than ever in the summer of 1989. But there’s a more serious story behind the Athens, Georgia-born classic

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New Music for June 2019

Fresh albums from sons of Southern royalty, an eclectic Texas band’s debut, and more of this month’s noteworthy releases

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In Allman Betts Band, Sons of Rock Royalty Join Forces

Duane Betts and Devon Allman honor their fathers’ legacies—while forging their own paths—with new album Down to the River

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New Music for May

Fresh albums from an unforgettable New Orleans ten-piece, a rising Nashville singer-songwriter, the inimitable Mavis Staples, and more

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G&G’s Mother’s Day Mixtape

A dozen-plus songs that make us think of Mom

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Jazz Fest Through the Years

Looking back a Southern cultural institution

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New Music for April 2019

Welcome warm weather with old-school soul, expert-level guitar picking, and more fresh Southern releases

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The Fantastic Afterlife of Dusty in Memphis

Fifty years ago, the Dusty Springfield album peaked at ninety-nine on the charts—then flopped. Here’s how the eventual classic found its place in Southern music history (and why it took so long to get its due)

Goings-On

The Southerner’s Guide to Record Store Day

Celebrate all things vinyl this Saturday at shops across the South, with exclusive releases that run the musical gamut from Emmylou to Elvis

The High & the Low

All Praise Willie Nelson

A dispatch from a music-filled night in Nashville with Mama

Music

The Soul Legend You Need to Know

In-the-know listeners have been enjoying Lee Fields’s music for the last fifty years. His latest effort, It Rains Love, shows the North Carolina-born singer is still going strong

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Fifty Years of “Carolina in My Mind”

The enduring appeal of James Taylor’s Southern classic

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Stream Son Volt’s New Album Union

The genre-defining alt-country band returns with their ninth studio album

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New Music for March 2019

Soundtrack spring with a powerhouse bluegrass troupe, pop’s next superstar, and previously unheard originals from Townes Van Zandt

Music

Hear “Comal County Line,” a New Song from Randy Rogers Band

Plus: The Texas country band shares their favorite Lone Star State venues

Artists

For Maren Morris, the Sky’s the Limit

The singer-songwriter and Texas native on her new album, her honky-tonk education, and why she won’t be constrained

G&G Exclusive

New Music from Patty Griffin

Hear “Hourglass,” a song from the Americana trailblazer’s forthcoming album