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.
Like Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary? Read These 10 Books Next
If reading is your gateway to learning more about stories relived by Burns’ narrators -- and quite a few they skipped over -- consider these 10 books that cover the same time period and topics addressed in the film.
Conway Twitty’s Grandson Reveals Decades-Old Story About Reba McEntire’s Generosity in Sin…
Tre Twitty, the grandson of Conway Twitty, recently met McEntire for the first time, giving him the opportunity to share with the world a beautiful story that reveals her kindness toward her country music family.
Garth Brooks’ Chris Gaines’ ‘Behind the Music’ Episode Is Delightfully in-Depth [WATCH]
The 'Behind the Music' episode gives its viewers a number of insights into Gaines' entirely fictional life.
Everything We Know About Sturgill Simpson’s New Album + Anime Film, ‘Sound & Fury’
There's a new album in the works -- oh, and an anime film!
Actually, Cody Jinks Is Releasing Two Albums This Fall
Rumors about Cody Jinks' ambitious album release schedule have proven true.
These 5 Influential Radio Shows Shaped Early Country Music
In the early days of country music, future stars relied more on live radio appearances than touring or record sales.
Top 5 Lyle Lovett Songs
For over 30 years, Klein, Texas' own Lyle Lovett has used vivid characters and witty wordplay to further his home state's musical legacy.
Zac Brown Band Give Back to Furry Friends With New ‘Leaving Love Behind’ Video [WATCH]
The Zac Brown Band's "Leaving Love Behind" music video stars the sorts of quirky and adorable pets that can be displaced during natural disasters such as the recent Hurricane Dorian.
Martina McBride Calls Out Spotify’s All-Male Country Music Playlist Suggestions
"I'm frustrated for my sisters. For all the sisters. For all the great female artists who are making fabulous music," says McBride.
Like a Rhinestone Cowboy: A Brief History of ‘Nudie Suits’
Born Nuta Kotlyarenko in Kiev, Russia, on Dec. 15, 1902, Nudie Cohn outfitted many of country music's finest, pioneering now-classic styles that continue to influence the looks of a new generation.
Top 5 Granger Smith Songs
Women Don’t Want to Hear Women? Country Music History Proves Otherwise
The history of country music tells of selfless women willing to help their peers, even at times when there were only so many spots for “girl singers” on tours, record label rosters and variety television shows.