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JD McPherson: Red Hot Rock ‘n’ Roll

This Oklahoman channels the hip-shaking fifties and more on his sophomore release

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Benjamin Booker: Rock Star

A Florida kid from a conservative family, twenty-five-year-old Benjamin Booker may seem an unlikely candidate to lead a new wave of blues-influenced musicians. Until he gets onstage, where it’s plain to see his talent is off the charts

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Jerry Lee and Me

When the call came to write Jerry Lee Lewis’s biography, Rick Bragg knew he couldn’t say no

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Shakey Graves: Shaking It Up

This Austin musician proves he’s rock solid

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Now Playing: Old Crow Medicine Show

With a well-deserved induction into the Grand Ole Opry and an eighth album out this summer, the band has come a long way from busking on street corners

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Sturgill Simpson: Country Philosopher

The singer may be “metamodern,” but his music conjures old-school country through and through

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Catching Up With Bill Withers

Thirty years after walking away from music, Bill Withers joins the ranks of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame royalty

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Meet Elvis Presley’s Guitar Man

Take a tour of luthier Randy Wood’s workshop

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New Music: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Singer Paul Janeway and his bandmates are keeping Alabama’s musical legacy humming

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Patterson Hood: The Southern Springsteen

The Drive-By Truckers front man has spent two decades giving voice to the grace and grit of life in the South. With the release of the band’s twelfth album, he’s proving he still has plenty to say

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Amy Ray Goes Country

Best known as one-half of the folk duo Indigo Girls, the Georgia native is reaching back to her Southern roots

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Hill Country Salute

With a new album and an old focus, the North Mississippi Allstars get back to blues basics

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Guy Clark: A Picture of Talent

One of the South’s greatest songwriters 

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Jason Isbell’s Fresh Start

The songwriter charts a new course with “Southeastern”

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Willie Nelson in Pictures

A look back through the years

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Nashville’s New Tune: Music City Medley

Thirteen acts bringing new sounds to Nashville

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Nashville’s New Tune: The Black Keys

Dan Auerbach’s Eighth Avenue recording studio is at the center of the Nashville’s new wave

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Holly Williams: A Family Tradition

Hailing from Southern music royalty, this singer-songwriter is forging her own path

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Ralph Stanley: Long Road to the Mountaintop

With one of the most distinctive voices ever recorded and a worldwide following, the bluegrass legend still calls the Virginia hills home

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Rosanne Cash’s Ode to the South

The daughter of Johnny Cash opens up about the inspiration behind her new album and her favorite memory of her dad