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


The Big Texas Heart of Janis Joplin

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


A Southern Rock Revival

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

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The Best Southern Albums of 2019

A Nashville-by-way-of-England country-soul stunner, a scintillating take on modern bluegrass, and nineteen more of this year’s best releases


Christmas at the Carter Family Fold

For more than 40 years, the Virginia landmark has championed country music tradition with Saturday night concerts. At the holidays, they let Appalachia’s next generation of players take the stage


Meet Yola, the Breakout Star Behind the Country-Soul Album of the Year

The Grammy-nominated British singer on her Southern influences, the fire that changed her life, and her Nashville-born debut album

Dolly Parton


Watch These Fans Belt Out Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

They stepped up to the challenge—in memorable ways


New Music from Marcus King

Listen to an exclusive premiere of “Say You Will,” from the guitar-legend-in-the-making’s debut solo album

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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


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

Song Premiere

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


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


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

Arts & Culture

Portraits of a Lost Delta Gem

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


The Ultimate Dolly Parton Playlist

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


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

Arts & Culture

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


A New-Age Texas Troubadour

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


Billy Strings Expands the Bounds of Bluegrass

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