The Jersey Challenge: ‘Jersey Belle’ Episode 6 Recap

“It’s the great Jersey challenge: I’m going to have my Alabama Mamas in the same room as my Jersey Girls. They can fight to the death to win my favor,” Jaime begins the show with the words, signaling that we’re all in for a good time.

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The 5 Best Places To Do Nothing As Summer Winds Down

My brain is broken. That’s not quite as frightening as it sounds, since it happens every September. Just as the days begin shortening, I pull out a cool autumn jacket, maybe a light cardigan. And every year I’m reminded of the same awful truth—in the South, September still pits us in the dog days of summer.

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Dolly Parton: The Southern Living Interview

I’d been warned she always arrives early: ten minutes before is her “on time.” So I showed up an hour in advance. And waited, sweating, in a worn rocking chair on the back porch of bluegrass legend Jim Lauderdale’s Nashville house. I knew she had arrived even before I saw the blond locks of her wig or the silhouette of […]

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7 Reasons Anna Wintour is Right: Scarlett O’Hara is a Style Icon

Frankly my dear, we have no qualms naming Scarlett the grande dame of iconic style. After all, she did turn mere curtains into a hoop-skirted confection in what we stipulate to be the birthplace of American haute couture, Tara’s drawing room.

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We’ll Drink to That: Wild Turkey Releases 60th Anniversary Bourbon for Jimmy Russell

Some call him the Buddha of Bourbon–others, the Elder Statesman. One said that his face would be the first on the Mount Rushmore of Bourbon. A living legend, the real deal, brown water’s answer to Michael Jordan–whatever you name him, Jimmy Russell is not just a Southern treasure but an American one.

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Tailgate Giveaway Week 3: Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Every Wednesday through college football season, we are giving away a tailgating necessity to help you create the ultimate Southern tailgate. Check in each week to see what it is and enter for a chance to win!

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Exclusive Video: Josh Abbott Band Plays “She Don’t Break”

Texas music has a history as large and daunting as the state’s geography, but that hasn’t scared off the Josh Abbott Band. Steeped in Texas—one of the band’s early singles is actually called “She’s Like Texas”— the Josh Abbott Band combines a certain grittiness with flowing melodies.

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Explore the Crimson Tide and Tuscaloosa Tornados in ‘The Storm and The Tide’

On April 27, 2011, violence took form and touched down in Tuscaloosa as a cone of furious wind. The tornado stole 53 lives and destroyed institutional infrastructure across Alabama.

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Tobi Fairley Helps Us Decorate for Autumn

With cooler fall weather coming soon, we’ll soon be spending more time warming up indoors. We reached out to savvy Southern decorator Tobi Fairley for some tips to cozy up our homes this autumn.

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The Familiar Yet Different Sound of Better Than Ezra’s New Record

“The songs, at their cores, are Better Than Ezra.” That comes from Tom Drummond, the bassist of the aforementioned band, the one that’s been molding earworms out of alt guitar rock since 1988. That was the year Tom Drummond and front man Kevin Griffin met at LSU and decided to form a rock band.

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