The Love List

est. 2006 // BY JESS GRAVES

In honor of the magazine's April/May 2016 cover feature "The New Outlaws" we teamed up with Garden & Gun to pick the brains of some of our favorite rising talent ("young guns", as it were) about their heroes. “There may never be another Willie or Waylon," the issue reads, "but a contemporary wave of musicians are pushing back against the Nashville formula, reinvigorating traditional country sounds, and carrying on the outsider spirit.”

Featured musicians Cale Tyson, Marlon Williams and The Banditos' Corey Parsons and Steve Pierce weigh in with a collaborative playlist of the music that influences their own. "I'm pretty sure Guy is my favorite songwriter of all time." Said Tyson, on picking country legend Guy Clark's "Let Him Roll". "This one's a tragedy about a whore in Dallas. What's not to like?"


The music we can't stop playing this month from Whissell, Chris Stapleton, Turbo Fruits and more.

Don't forget JNG's Song-A-Day playlist (our most popular), either.

All the songs, artists and albums we loved most last year.

Memory lane? Also check out our Best of 2012, 2013 and 2014 playlists.

 Photo: Gately Williams

Photo: Gately Williams

Guest DJ: Jed Portman

Songs about home and family from the Garden & Gun editor's favorite musicians.

 Photo: Morgan Blake

Photo: Morgan Blake

Guest DJ: Sally King Benedict

Upbeat party tunes from the South's favorite painter.

Songs the James Beard-nominated Atlanta chef is listening to in the kitchen, including Georgia artists Deerhunter, James Brown, Lily and the Tigers and Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics. 

 Photo: Caroline Fontenot

Photo: Caroline Fontenot

The band's lead singer pulls together a list of mellow, introspective songs inspired by long nights on the road while on tour. 

 Photo courtesy Tibi New York

Photo courtesy Tibi New York

We asked Georgia-bred designer Amy Smilovic five questions about her new collection, growing up in St. Simons, and (of course) her music taste. Read on for her answers, plus a runway-worthy playlist tailored by Tibi.

 Photo: Andrea Behrends

Photo: Andrea Behrends

JNG's Picks: November 2015 Tracks

08. Ryan Bingham - Southside of Heaven

09. Great Peacock - Take Me to the Mountain

10. Ark Life - Some Unheroic Hill

11. Ryan Adams - 29

12. Kurt Vile That's Life, tho (almost hate to say)

13. Gary Clark Jr. - Catfish Blues (live)

14. Deerhunter - All the Same

01. Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

02. Justin Timberlake - Drink You Away

03. Son Little - Your Love Will Blow Me Away...

04. Gary Clark Jr. - The Healing

05. Nellore - Shadow of a Man

06. Jr. Jr. - Gone

07. Raury - Devil's Whisper

01. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B.

02. Anderson East - Satisfy Me

03. Chris Stapleton - Traveller

04. Bee Caves - Running Home to You

05. Blitzen Trapper - Thirsty Man

06. Ulysses - Current Swell

07. Brenton Wood - Oogum Boogum Song

08. Steven A. Clark - Lonely Roller

09. Chee Lo Green - Sign of the Times

10. Jones - Indulge

11. Rationale - Fast Lane

12. Kygo, Ella Henderson - Here For You

13. Troye Sivan - WILD

14. Penny and Sparrow - Serial Doubter

15. Ben Howard - Conrad

16. Parson James - Stole The Show

17. Roadkill Ghost Choir - Beggars' Guild

18. Bhi Bhiman - Moving to Brussels

19. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - I Need Never Get Old

20. Strand of Oaks - Shut In

21. Whissel - Get Free

22. Natalie Prass - Bird of Prey

23. My Morning Jacket - Compound Fracture

24. Futurebirds - Hotel Parties

25. Turbo Fruits - The Way I Want You

26. Jonny P - Shine On

 Photo: Emily Schultz

Photo: Emily Schultz

James Beard award-winning chef and restauranteur Ford Fry opens his latest concept, named State of Grace, soon in Houston, Texas. Here, the music he he's hand-picked picked to play inside.

 Photo courtesy Sid and Ann Mashburn

Photo courtesy Sid and Ann Mashburn

A sampling of tunes the legendary tastemakers will be playing in their eponymous Atlanta, Houston (and soon, Georgetown) shops this fall; some from the killer record selection Sid and Ann keep in stock, and some the couple's just feeling right now.

Tunes straight from last fall's New York runway, led by Phosphorescent, who performed atongside the presentation at The Refectory.

11. Dwayne Shivers - Raised by My Brothers

12. Son Little - O Mother

13. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  - Little Boys with Shiny Toys

14. Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands

15. The Quaildogs  - Stars Hide Downtown

16. Little Brutes - Make Our Own Way

17. Matrimony - Giant

18. Jason Isbell - Flagship

19. Foy Vance - Guiding Light

01. Bahamas - Stronger Than That

02. Great Peacock - Making Ghosts

03. Ivan & Alyosha - All This Wandering Around

04. Son Little - The River

05. The Lone Bellow - Cold As It Is

06. Jon Foreman - Caroline

07. Micah Dalton - Bad Blood

08. Jr. Jr. - James Dean

09. Powers - Beat of My Drum

10. Humming House - Run With Me

Guest DJ: Brian Francis, Red's Outfitters

 Photo: Caroline Fontenot

Photo: Caroline Fontenot

Brian Francis, the Creative Director of Red's Outfitters, our favorite Atlanta-born sunglass company, plays guest DJ this month. 

11. Son Lux - Change Is Everything

12. James Bay -Hold Back The River

13. Bear's Den - Sahara Pt. II

14. Snowmine - Tidal Wave

15. The Cure - Pictures of You

16. Marco Benevento - Every Grain of Sand

17. Real Estate - April's Song

18. Sia - Eye of the Needle

19. Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

01. Alabama Shakes - Future People

02. Van Morrison - Into The Mystic

03. Joy Williams - Woman (Oh Mama)

04. Linda Ronstadt - When Will I Be Loved

05. Delta Spirit - From Now On

06. Leon Bridges - Coming Home

07. X Ambassadors - Renegades

08. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man

09. Sufjan Stevens - Death With Dignity

10. Houndmouth - Sedona

 Photo via "The Big Book of Chic"

Photo via "The Big Book of Chic"

Famed master decorator Miles Redd is Atlanta-bred, but out to conquer the design world at large. Here, some of his favorite tracks for dinner parties and afternoon drinks.

From the Archives: The Apache Relay's Michael Ford Jr.'s Summer Road Trip Playlist

A summer road trip playlist by The Apache Relay's Michael Ford Jr.

10. Ryan Adams - I Do Not Feel Like Being Good

11. Tom Waits - I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You

12. Jason Isbell - 24 Frames

13. Houndmouth - Otis

14. BoomBox - Midnight On The Run

15. Glass Animals - Black Mambo

16. The Japanese House - Sister

17. LANY - Someone Else

18. Tycho - Hours

19. Sean Rowe - Madman

01. J.J. Grey & Mofro - Every Minute

02. Brandi Carlile - Murder In The City

03. Lord Huron - Fool For Love

04. Kaleo - All The Pretty Girls

05. Leon Bridges - River

06. The Barr Brothers - Never Been A Captain

07. Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

08. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color

09. Mark Sandman - Patience