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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  • Southern singer-songwriter Lera Lynn delivers "country noir" in her new album.


Here are a few interesting tidbits to tantalize your tastebuds as summer winds down in the American South.



  • Get On Up is the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul -- James Brown.  Don't miss it!


  • Regional pride -- here are 21 of the best Southern BBQ sandwiches you’ll ever eat!


  • Boerne, TX, awaits with charming inns, big breakfasts and a beautiful natural wonder!