Country

Rissi Palmer / Baldilocks LLC

Fans of Southern Soul have been yearning for new music from country crossover artist Rissi Palmer. Slated for release on Oct. 22, 2019, “Revival” will be her first album since “The Back Porch Sessions” EP in 2015. 

Courtesy of Keyetta Mangum

Television shows like “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” exemplified the country stereotype in American culture. Characters were uneducated, naive and often had a strong affinity for guns. North Carolina native Keyetta Mangum grew up in a rural area and is fiercely proud of her country roots, but also finds that most popular culture representations of rural life are tired, cliche and problematic.

Christopher and Taylor Malpass
Courtesy of Christopher and Taylor Malpass / The Malpass Brothers

Christopher and Taylor Malpass didn’t go to daycare when they were little boys. They went over to their grandad’s house instead and listened to the old country jukebox records he brought home from his store.

The cover for Rick Bragg's new biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story."
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When many people think about the legends of rock and roll music, they think about The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and so on.

The Lone Bellow is coming through North Carolina and stopped by the WUNC Studios.
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The Lone Bellow is a band made of up Southerners living in Brooklyn.