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Gone With the Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd (2015)

Gone With the Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd (2015)

Comprehensive and unflinching, ‘Gone With the Wind’ traces Lynyrd Skynyrd’s rise to success, their tragic end, and their controversial reunion.

Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was

Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it was

Percy Sledge has died at 73 having long been dubbed a one hit wonder. But that one hit – “When a Man Loves a Woman” – was a wonder, indeed.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Half the City (2014)

Close your eyes, and there’s no way you picture this guy singing these songs. The guy with the glasses, the suit, the flushed cheeks.

Books: Cher: All I Really Want to Do by Daryl Easlea and Eddi Fiegel (2013)

Books: Cher: All I Really Want to Do by Daryl Easlea and Eddi Fiegel (2013)

In 1969, Cher was past her initial folk-pop successes with husband Sonny, but hadn’t yet launched her smash 1970s variety television program. She’d issue the most interesting project of her career.

2012 Hangout Music Festival: Sorting through the good, the great – and the dearly departed

Event organizers have been feverishly working for nearly an entire year to secure a lineup worthy enough to follow the 2011’s Hangout Music Festival.

Lurrie Bell – The Devil Ain't Got No Music (2012)

For many of the most familiar names in blues music, their careers began in the church: Stars like B.B. King, Etta James and James Brown debuted as youngsters performing gospel music. For Lurrie Bell, the journey went in reverse.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: My Morning Jacket, May 20, 2011

For many Southern-born Americans, Memorial Day weekend is a coming out party for the upcoming season — an un-official first day of summer, if you will.

Forgotten series: Drive-By Truckers – Pizza Deliverance (1999)

While some bands just aren’t cut out for life on the road, there are a few that call the singing of rolling tires music to the ears. The Drive-By Truckers embrace the latter.

Grayson Capps – The Lost Cause Minstrels (2011)

What Grayson Capps brings to country music, if you can call it that, is a real sense of danger. From the first of “Highway 42,” a tune that jangles like a loose fender, I was thinking about those long-haired rebels of the 1970s

The Sullivans – At the Feet of God (1995)

NICK DERISO: Used to be, liking the Alabama-born Sullivans was akin to being part of some secret society. Nobody knew ’em. But the ones who did, well, they flat-out loved ’em. Then, somewhere along the way, Jerry and Tammy Sullivan went from being little-known gospel greats to gosh-dog superstars. We’re talking: Television appearances. Shows with top country acts like BrooksRead More

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