Video Premiere: Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer”

The newest album from North Carolina’s Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like a Levee, listens like a collection of songs Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Byrds, James Taylor, Dr. John, and Van Morrison might have written, but there’s an undeniable element from the songwriting force behind HGM, M.C. Taylor,  that makes them undeniably his own. These songs are bittersweet, but they are […]

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Randy Rogers’ Texas Holiday

Randy Rogers and the Randy Rogers Band are pretty good at celebrating Christmas together. That’s what happens when you’re a band that’s been together for sixteen years. And Christmas isn’t the only thing the hard-touring group is good at – the band often plays more than 200 gigs a year, and its past four albums have all reached the top five on Billboard’s country […]

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Premiere: Watch Amy Grant’s Lyric Video for “Tennessee Christmas”

Amy Grant has been a household name in my family for years. At Christmas, especially as kids, we celebrated each season with Amy’s 1992 “Grown Up Christmas List” playing softly in the background. “Breath Of Heaven” reminds me of cozy Christmas Eves sipping tea by the fire. Needless to say, when Amy announced her first all-new holiday album in nearly 20 years, my […]

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High Valley + Fire & Flavor’s Black Bean Turkey Burgers

Two unlikely partners – Canadian country music duo High Valley and Athens, GA-based Fire & Flavor – have teamed up with an incredible tailgating recipe that you’ll want to have for Bowl Games. Check out this healthy, flavorful burger recipe. High Valley Quinoa Black Bean Turkey Burgers Prep Time:  15 minutes + chill time Cook Time:  10 minutes Yields:  6 servings Burgers: 1 (15-ounce) […]

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Modern Skin Care Inherited from the South

Like true southern ladies, Stephanie Duttenhaver and Cindy Edwards always believed that if you take good care of your skin, you can maintain a youthful and healthy glow. For Stephanie and Cindy, this was a tradition that was passed down from generation to generation–grandmother to mother, and mother to daughter and served as the foundation of their own skin care line […]

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Oyster-Inspired Dockside Party

In the south, most everyone looks forward to fall–not only for the cooler temps and college football, but also for oyster season! So today I’m offering five things to consider when hosting an oyster-inspired party. As a Southern lifestyle blogger, my goal was to create an over-the-top tablescape inspired by the lowcountry views of the Golden Isles. Location, Location, Location. We took advantage of […]

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Find Peace in the Garden

Welcome to the Grumpy Gardener, quite possibly the only website on the internet where we’re not going to talk about the recent election. Grumpy knows many of you are angry, upset, sleepless, fearful, and stressed out. Let me offer one simple suggestion guaranteed to make you feel better. Turn off the TV, click off Facebook (after you finish reading this, […]

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Music Premiere: Live Tracks from Marc Broussard’s Save Our Soul II

Louisiana-born Marc Broussard has a strong, soulful voice that sets him apart from the crowd. Singing covers of ’50’s and ’60’s hits from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Same Cooke, and Otis Redding, Broussard is using his Bayou sound to breathe life back into these classics and to support the causes close to his heart. We’re so excited to premiere two songs off […]

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Chase Bryant’s Texan Roots, New Single & Olympic Ties

This country cutie may be young, but his soulful voice lacks no depth. Best known for hits like “Little Bit Of You” and “Take It On Back,” this Orange Grove, Texas singer just released an incredible new single, “Room To Breathe.” We talked to Chase Bryant on the CMA Awards’ Red Carpet to find out what he loves about the […]

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Do 5 Things Now For Fewer Pests Next Year

Someday soon, it will finally feel like fall. Joy will fill your heart when it does, because you’ll think gardening chores are over for this year. Not so fast, recliner melons (Grumpy’s updated version of couch potatoes). If you want to spend less time fighting bugs and diseases in the garden next year, attend to the following simple tasks this […]

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