Bobby Moore grew up in rural Northwest Georgia surrounded by country, bluegrass, and gospel music. Like a backslidden Baptist, he distanced himself from his upbringing for the longest time, turning his attention to underground rock ‘n’ roll. Moore first rediscovered his musical roots as a public history graduate student (University of West Georgia, 2011). As an intern with the Georgia Humanities Council, he helped plan a Georgia tour of the Smithsonian’s travelling New Harmonies exhibit. He’s since become an Atlanta-based freelance writer and dreams of working in Nashville as a public historian.
How Keith Whitley’s Short Career and Early Death Changed Country Music
He identified timeless stories that made him cry, inspired others pick up a pen or guitar and guaranteed a spot in that Nashville pantheon alongside many of his childhood favorites.
Garth Brooks’ Self-Titled Debut Album: All the Tracks, Ranked
How does the massively successful album stack up?
Tim McGraw’s ‘Not a Moment Too Soon’ Tracks, Ranked
After his self-titled 1993 debut failed to make an impact on the country charts, McGraw made up for lost time with its follow-up, 'Not a Moment Too Soon'.
10 Iconic Country Music Duos Who Prove Two Are Better Than One
Country music has long lent itself to harmonizing and verse-swapping duos.
Top 5 Ralph Stanley Songs
A career that continued until Stanley’s June 23, 2016, deathat the age of 89 kept his family name and his beloved genre relevant and real.
Travis Tritt’s ‘Country Club’ Album: All the Songs, Ranked
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Hal Ketchum Dead at 67
Rest in peace, Hal ...
The Genre-Free Rise of the Charlie Daniels Band’s Pop Culture Standard ‘The Devil Went Dow…
Is it country? Is it Southern rock? Is it bluegrass?
The Carter Family: A History of the First Family of Country Music
Country music would sound way different, if it existed at all, without the original Carter Family trio.
32 Years Ago: Aliens Fly Kenny Rogers to ‘Planet Texas’
It's so campy and bizarre!
‘Pass It on Down': Revisiting Alabama’s Plea for Environmental Awareness
The meaningful title track of Alabama's 1990 album 'Pass It on Down' stands the test of time, combining Lynyrd Skynyrd-inspired country-rock with the conviction of John Denver.
On ‘Bone Structure’, Ron Pope Shares Hard-Earned Wisdom With His Young Daughter
To make sure his young daughter knows the warts-and-all stories of her dad’s rocky road to parenthood, Pope wrote the entirety of his new album as a series of true stories from his life that hopefully encourage her to make wiser choices.