By age twenty, Audie Murphy had become one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—and nobody was more deserving
Athens, GA; Athens, AL; Athens, TN; Athens, TX; Athens, WV; Athens, LA
Quite appropriately, the cultural capital of the ancient world has multiple Southern towns for its namesake
The Lone Star State is in the lead for a lot of things, and that includes modern production of the South’s most historically significant crop
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
The first in a three-part series exploring state by state some of the best the South has to offer in pretty places
Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana
The architectural traditions of the American black community is a fascinating part of our collective history
Independence, MO; Karnack, TX; Plains, GA; Midland, TX
These Southern examples of humility and grace didn’t take their leading lady roles lightly. More than just charming hostesses, these ladies served as Presidential confidantes, advisors, and far more.
All 16 States of the South
Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.
Memories of Christmas back home in Texas inspired a research scientist in New England to write a bluegrass hit
Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; McAdenville, North Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida
From Texas to Florida, the South is all lit up with Christmas. Here are five of the Christmas-lights best!
In the early days, women didn’t fly; and it was thought that a black woman never would. But all that was before Bessie Coleman came along.
Although cut short by tragedy, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s phenomenal career had a profound and lasting effect on America’s musical landscape
The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it
Cumberland, MD; New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; Bessemer, AL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Galveston, TX
In a culture where the vast majority of new restaurant ventures won’t make it to their first anniversary, these Southern-rooted venues have made it to their centennials at the very least
Middleburg, VA; Bardstown, KY; Arrow Rock, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX, Potomac, MD; Meridian, MS
In business for no less than a century, these dining venues are where history meets the culinary world
She pioneered a musical style a little ahead of its time—edgy, raw, and filled with the blues—pretty much just like the woman who sang it
Although the musical master that was Guy Clark may no longer be with us, his talent is; it lives on in the lyrics of some of our favorite country tunes, in the down-to-earthiness of his recorded voice, and in the vital spark of his successors