Fifty Years of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

The story behind one of the greatest Southern songs ever recorded. Plus, a reissue and a tribute concert honoring its legendary singer, Otis Redding


Remembering a Muscle Shoals Icon

“I wanted to be somebody,” said Rick Hall, the man behind Alabama’s FAME studios. He was, and music lovers are better for it


The South’s Coolest New Music Venue

Tennessee’s Bluegrass Underground finds a new home

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The 17 Best Southern Albums of 2017

These selections, consisting of sounds familiar and new, rose to the top in a bountiful year of Southern music


Two Southern Trailblazers Get Their Due

Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2018


Cindy Wilson: An Athens Original

A founding member of the B-52s takes off on a solo flight


First Listen: New Music from Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy

The gospel legend and an Americana icon team up for a powerful new album


G&G November Playlist: Songs of Resilience

Artists ranging from Julien Baker and Margo Price to Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson populate this fall playlist, which celebrates the power of music in difficult times

The Whole Hog Podcast

Rosanne Cash’s Arrow to the South

Season 2, Episode 3: The Grammy award-winning musician talks about the people, places, and stories that have shaped her music and her life


Catching Up with The Lone Bellow

On the eve of the band’s tour, Zach Williams reflects on new music and life in Music City


The Controlled Recklessness of Lee Ann Womack

Catching up with the country singer-songwriter on her decades-long career, Texas roots, and new album The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone


Back Porch Sessions

Back Porch Session: Lee Ann Womack

The country singer and songwriter stops by the Garden & Gun offices to play a few songs


Back Porch Sessions

Back Porch Session: Lukas Nelson

The Texas singer-songwriter stopped by Garden & Gun’s offices to play a few songs

G&G Exclusive

First Listen: New Music from the Turnpike Troubadours

Stream A Long Way From Your Heart, the latest album from the Oklahoma roots rockers


The Little Radio Station That Could

Season 2, Episode 1: The Whole Hog returns with a dispatch from WNCW in Spindale, North Carolina

G&G Exclusive

First Listen: New Music From JD McPherson

Stream the entire new album Undivided Heart & Soul

G&G Exclusive

First Listen: Willie Nelson and the Boys

The legendary outlaw is joined by sons Lukas and Micah Nelson for “I’m Movin’ On,” a standout track from his forthcoming album of country classics


Ten of Gregg Allman’s Must-Hear Performances

These lesser-known tracks showcase the gone-but-never-forgotten rocker’s place in Southern music history

G&G Playlist

Hitting the Road with Penny & Sparrow

As they head out on a new tour, the Texas-based duo share their essential road trip songs


Margo Price: Diamond in the Rough

The rising Nashville star mines the bruising truth of her past for refreshingly real-life lyrics—songs that recall the best of what country music can be