The Breakout Voice: Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton has become country music’s most surprising new star—and has sent a shock wave through Nashville

The Southern Agenda

A Roots-of-Rock Primer

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


Nathaniel Rateliff: Soul Searcher

With a knack for authentic songwriting and a voice that will move you, the artist has exploded onto the national stage — and given an old sound a burst of new energy


Dylan LeBlanc: Redemption Songs

The artist returns with an album steeped in the power of renewal


Lucinda Williams: Memory Lane

The musician plumbs a beautiful sadness on The Ghosts of Highway 20


Ten Tom Petty Songs You Should Know

Warren Zanes, the biographer behind Petty, selects a playlist of the musician’s lesser-known numbers

Our Kind of Place

A Picker’s Paradise

A Nashville singer-songwriter and antiques junkie shares her favorite inspiration point


Record Keeping

Joe Bussard’s rare vintage 78s—all 15,000 of them—preserve the sounds of the South for future generations


Don Henley’s Next Act

The legendary musician taps his Texas roots for his first solo album in more than a decade

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G&G Party Pics

G&G at Sloss Music & Arts Festival 2015

A look inside the Garden & Gun Artist Lounge & Portrait Studio at the 2015 Sloss Music & Arts Festival

Arts & Culture

A Music Festival Like No Other

Mark your calendar, Wildwood Revival features more than a dozen rock and roots musicians


New Music From Warren Haynes

Allman Brothers mainstay and guitar icon Warren Haynes explores new ground on Ashes and Dust


Jason Isbell: Feeling Free

The songwriter’s new album soars

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Backstage with the Young King

A book features more than 200 candid images of Elvis Presley


First Listen: Orthophonic Joy

A modern take on country classics


Soul Shaking with the Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes take a leap––and find themselves at the front of a musical rebirth


Seven Essential Southern Albums

We asked several of our favorite musicians for albums every music-loving Southerner ought to know


The Guitar Pull

Making music the old-fashioned way — on the porch


JD McPherson: Red Hot Rock ‘n’ Roll

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


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