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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  • In Southern towns big and small, find a place to celebrate the red, white, and blue near you!



  • Coming in December, Oxford Amarican will explore the immense musical legacy of Georgia!



  • Quinessential Southern fare at Chick's Fry House in Charleston, SC, includes tomato pudding!




  • There's one immutable truth: Southerners love pimento cheese. Check out the South's best!


  • Visitors to SFA's 2015 Foodways Symposium can share stories and savor Southern treats!


  • Between Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, nine distinct genres of music came to life!






  • The Alabama Shakes are finding themselves at the front of a musical rebirth!