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Bassist and former owner David Hood reflects on five essential albums that came out of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

The Southern Agenda

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum curator Michael Gray shares five essential Sam Phillips–produced tracks

Food & Drink

Just don’t skimp on the fat in the roux

Food & Drink

Try this recipe from Garden & Gun’s The Southerner’s Cookbook

Southern Masters

With a gift for seeing meaning in the things others throw away, Lonnie Holley is showing the art world that beauty is where you find it


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

The G&G Interview

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


The Texas songbird on her latest album, Willie Nelson, and dirty jokes