Hank Williams not only sang country songs, but he lived the pains and joys of country music
Logan, West Virginia
The grisly Hatfield-McCoy feud of the mid-nineteenth century is undoubtedly the most well-known of American family wars, and Devil Anse the most iconic figure of the story (WITH AUDIO)
Going where no woman had gone before, Kitty O’Brien Joyner showed up right on time to lead her gender into the space race
Dig into the culture and cuisine waiting in Memphis, Tennessee, “land of the Delta blues”
Easter in the South may look a lot like Easter everywhere, but then again, as in other things, it has always had its own distinctives too
By age twenty, Audie Murphy had become one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—and nobody was more deserving
Think the luck of the Irish is reserved for our blustery neighbors to the north? Better think again.
If you traveled the globe you wouldn’t likely see a group of Southerners playing Irish sports with the Parthenon as a backdrop. Unless you’re at Centennial Park in Nashville, that is.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
You may not know this, but roughly half of Baseball’s Hall of Famers did spring training at this little resort city in Arkansas
Charleston, West Virginia
They come in all shapes and sizes and flavors, but the musicians that appear on Charleston’s Mountain Stage have at least two things in common: a great time and a lot of talent
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Born into a world that saw them as cursed, the “original” Siamese twins became Southern businessmen, farmers, husbands, and fathers
Heroes get the glory they deserve, but their wives and widows courageously pay their own dear price for it all
According to some statistics, Fairhope has more published writers per capita than anywhere else in the country
Mount Vernon, Virginia
The political battles between Washington and Jefferson remind us that political conflict is not new
Finding a community of like-minded idealists in Fairhope, Marietta Johnson created an environment of learning where children were free to be children and each child’s unique personality was welcomed and cultivated
As editor of the South’s preeminent newspaper, Grady had already established himself as a voice that needed to be heard—so when he began preaching ideas of a New South, folks listened
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.