The tell-all letter from a teenage girl who kissed—and kissed—Elvis Presley
How corruption and greed made the Jacksonville music scene
Gretchen Wilson, country music's "Redneck Woman"
The invaluable social spaces of African American record stores
Bobby Rush, "bluesman-plus"
Where Opryland resides in hearts, minds, and souls
Backstage with the Avett Brothers, Doc Watson, Tift Merritt, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Johnny Cash, and more great artists.
We'll send you the Music Issue's special CD, at no extra cost. Loving, Leaving, Liquor, and the Lord is packed with tracks from the Avett Brothers, Doc and Merle Watson, Archers of Loaf, and many more amazing Southern musicians--old and new.
Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Harry L. Watson is director of the Center for the Study of the American South and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is cofounder, with John Shelton Reed, of Southern Cultures.