Welcome to Soul of the South, SGA’s repository for tips and tidbits that focus on the American South’s cultural, literary, music, language, food and folk traditions. In addition, from time to time, we’ll feature “Southern Superlatives” – national and regional news that shows how SGA states and the region stack up in areas such as education, quality of life, “best ofs” and more.

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  • LA textile designer Courtney Barton travels the globe for new pieces to add to Mela & Roam.


  • These high plains vintners are blazing a trail toward a true taste of Texas -- check 'em out!


  • Southern native Robert Earl Keen, the first "Americana" artist, blends bluegrass, country and folk.


  • Alabama Chanin is a savvy Southern family business who combines fashion and sustainability!


  • Check out Thom Gilbert's 200 portraits of the men and women of Soulsville, USA -- aka Memphis!






  • Check out the new tunes from NC singer Shannon Whitworth, formerly of the Biscuit Burners!


  • Just in time for cold weather and time spent indoors -- Deep South's Fall/Winter reading list!