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Hannah Hayes

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Dave and Phil Alvin Song Premiere From Their New Album Lost Time

Dave and Phil Alvin of The Blasters, a cult favorite from the ’80s punk and roots-rock scenes, hadn’t made a record together for 30 years, but the brothers didn’t miss a beat. Common Ground, a collection of covers from Arkansas blues-man Big Bill Broonzy, debuted to critical acclaim last year from NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. On September […]

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Willie Perry Day: Birmingham Celebrates Its Very Own Super Hero

Living by his motto, “Will help anyone in distress,” Willie Perry became more than a good samaritan; he became the Batman of Birmingham, Alabama. Roving the streets in his souped-up 1971 Thunderbird (outfitted with TVs, a toaster oven, and an Atari video game system), Perry helped hundreds of citizens and acted as an unofficial arm of the police force in the 1970s […]

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Ashley Monroe’s “Dixie”

Country singer and Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe is premiering a new song today, and it’s just for Southern Living fans. “Dixie” comes off her upcoming album The Blade produced by friend and mentor Vince Gill who also produced Monroe’s critically-acclaimed 2013 record Like A Rose.  “‘Dixie’ came from Justin Davis in Striking Matches. He had that idea and we were at some show […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: “Ghost Town” by Sam Outlaw

Alt-country artist Sam Outlaw and his wife are trying something different lately. “Both of us have been trying to encourage each other to do what it is that we think we’re supposed to do,” he says. For her, that meant ditching her “not-so-awesome office job” to work on a ranch. For him, it was quitting his ad-sales executive gig a […]

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Hugh Acheson and Nashville’s The Peach Truck Share Why They Love Stone Fruit

America’s love affair with stone fruit is iconic—a cherry pie in the windowsill shouts U.S.A. as loudly as the red bandana tucked in Bruce Springsteen’s jeans. But nowhere is stone fruit more beloved than the South. That’s why we devoted part of our July issue to a love fest for peaches, plums, nectarines, and cherries with recipes for our Easiest Peach […]

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Kacey Musgraves Talks Biscuits and New Album With Food + Wine Magazine

Southern Living-favorite and fellow biscuit fan Kacey Musgraves drops her new album Pageant Material today. Our friends at sister publication Food & Wine‘s Christine Quinlan recently caught up with the country star at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, where she co-hosted Last Call Y’all, a brunch-themed after party. They chatted about everything from biscuits to the best pho in Nashville. You had your […]

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5 Questions With the Lee Brothers on Their New TV Show Southern Uncovered

  Southern power siblings and cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee made their TV debut this past weekend with their new show, Southern Uncovered, an Anthony Bourdain-esque Southern travel series that shows the brothers exploring the food and culture scenes of cities like Atlanta, Asheville and Louisville. Their first episode on arts network Ovation was fittingly devoted to their hometown of Charleston. We recently caught […]

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Meet the Southern Living Food Awards Winners: Frankie Valdez of Frankie V’s Kitchen

  Artisan: Frankie Valdez Company: Frankie V’s Kitchen Winning product: Habanero-Infused White Vinegar Made in: Dallas, Texas When Frankie Valdez’s coworkers started bringing to-go containers for his homemade habanero hot sauce, he knew he needed to start selling it. Already an independent film producer, restaurateur, marketing firm owner, and an IT consultant, he added award-winning hot sauce maker to his resume. […]

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Meet the Southern Living Food Awards Winners: Fullsteam Brewery’s Sean Lilly Wilson

Artisan: Sean Lilly Wilson Company: Fullsteam Brewery Winning product: Summer Basil Farmhouse Ale Made in: Durham, NC Chief Executive Optimist — that’s the title you’ll find on Sean Lilly Wilson’s business card. His undaunted enthusiasm for craft beer first lead him to the floors of North Carolina’s legislature to legalize high-alcohol craft beer in the early 2000s, and then to […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Our BBQ Game Plan

Memorial Day: It’s a grill-lover’s Christmas, and the countdown is already underway. Whether you want to switch up your usual menu or haven’t even planned beyond what beer you’ll be cracking open first, the Southern Living Test Kitchen’s got you. Here’s what we’ll be making May 25th. (Hint: they’re all recipes from our particularly awesome June issue.) Appetizer: Louisiana-inspired Crispy Andouille Hush […]

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