Erin Shaw Street
Deputy Editor and pop culture aficionado, born and raised in Clearwater, Florida (yes, it's the South). Celebrates the iconic + modern South, always on the lookout for the next Southern tastemaker. Tell me your story: @erinshawstreet

Recent Posts By Erin Shaw Street

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Debuts New Look

Every Southerner must, at some point in his or her life, attend Dolly’s Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN. An hour and a half show filled with horse riders, dancing, and Dolly Parton songs, all while eating an entire roasted chicken — only in the South. Today the Stampede kicks off its 28th year running with a new look. But don’t worry; […]

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Breaking News: Harper Lee To Publish A Second Novel

2/5 Update: Some sources are questioning the motives behind the release of the book. For more, read this story from al.com and this by NPR. And let us know — what do you think?    You could hear the audible gasps at the Southern Living offices this morning when we saw the Tweet: This, of course, is major. Lee is […]

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What To Do When Your Cable Goes Out During Super Bowl

Well, it happened to these Nashville friends of photographer Tyler Scott. Specifically, during the halftime show. Realizing that it wasn’t coming back any time soon, they made the best of a bad situation. From his blog: “We could have stopped there, said goodbye to the remaining friends, and called it a night. Instead, following a short trail of silly ideas, […]

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Birmingham Wins Bid For 2021 World Games

Feeling a little sluggish this morning? Then you need to watch this video. It was part of the efforts of Birmingham to win the 2021 World Games. And guess what? We won, beating several international contenders. (See, we told you the U.S. South was on the rise.) Birmingham is the first American city to host the games since Santa Clara, California […]

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Visit America’s Abbey Road: Muscle Shoals Tour A Must

Ok, that’s a big claim. But we think that a corner of Northwest Alabama qualifies. Specifically, the town of Muscle Shoals, where legends like Duane Allman, Etta James, and Wilson Pickett laid down tracks. You’ve probably heard about Muscle Shoals from the 2013 documentary with the same name. (And perhaps you’ve read our story on The New Sound of Muscle […]

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Happy Birthday Elvis! 5 Things To Make This Your Most Elvis Filled Year

Today would have been the King of Rock and Roll’s 80th birthday. And while many speculate what Elvis would have been like if he were still with us, we’re celebrating his legacy by bringing you five nuggets you should know today: 1. Elvis is all over the interwebs. Watch a livestream of his birthday celebration from Graceland at 10:15 a.m. CST. […]

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Alton Brown On The Dish Every Southerner Must Make

When Alton Brown starts talking okra, you listen. We did, when he stopped by our Birmingham headquarters today. Author, host of “Cutthroat Kitchen,” and creator/star of “Good Eats,” and “Feasting on Asphalt,” Alton is on 46-city  national tour  that brings his brand of food-science-variety show to life, including tonight in the Magic City. We chatted with the Atlanta, Georgia, native about life on the […]

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10 Things To Know About The New Tina Turner Museum

You know that Tina Turner song “Nutbush City Limits?” It’s about a real place–Nutbush, Tennessee, where she grew up.  (Go on, you know you want to dance in your chair just thinking of the melody.) This week a museum dedicated to Tina’s legacy–and the community where she was raised–opens just down the road from Nutbush.

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What I Learned On My First Dove Hunt

Let’s get a few things out of the way. I didn’t grow up around hunting. As a Florida girl raised near the beach, I was around plenty of water, but not a lot of bucks. Actually, not any. And though I’ve lived in the Deep South for the past 20 years, surrounded by neighbors and friends who hunt, I’ve never gone. Until last […]

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That Gingham Shirt Really IS Everywhere

It’s been called “The Dude Fashion Trend You Cannot Unsee” and “The Bacon of Shirts.” It’s so popular it has its own Instagram account (@thatjcrewginghamshirt). The blue-and- white J. Crew gingham shirt is out of control. That gingham shirt is everywhere. And the South is no different.

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