How one independent record label is redefining the Southern music landscape.
New year, new you? Maybe, maybe not. We asked some of our favorite Southern friends (many of whom you might recognize from our stories this past year) what they're promising themselves in 2016; the responses made us laugh and tugged our heart strings ... but most of all, they inspired us to sit down and think about our own goals for the coming year. Maybe they'll do the same for you.
Our Big, Bad Southern Gift Guides continue with the men in mind. We scoured the South, the web and our beau's brains for the kind of stuff the guys in your life actually want to receive, then field tested it for approval with the guys in our lives. These are the gifts that got the highest marks.
We went to Nashville. Here's what happened.
When Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers played Smith's Olde Bar, the power went out. In the middle of summer. In Atlanta. 300 people. No air conditioning, no lights, no computers to run credit cards for beers and bourbon. The bartender scrambled to place candles along the stage while managers ran to their cars to search for extension cords. The power was out, but the band kept playing, lit by cell phones, flashlights, lighters, and candles, while the crowd sang along. And then Smith's cleaned out Kroger's freeze pop inventory.