From the Grand Ole Opry to Bourbon Street, there’s no question that the South is home to the best music in the world.
Country music has a deep history, from the 1970s sounds of Merle Haggard and the outlaw movement of Willie Nelson, to the rise of traditionalists like Randy Travis and Southern rock bands like Alabama. Now, country music stars are some of the biggest in the world, like Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Zac Brown Band and Little Big Town.
People travel from all over to hit the South’s best and biggest music festivals, like New Orleans’ renowned Jazz Fest, Music Down Festival, and Austin City Limits. Whether you’re looking for up-and-coming country music stars or the best places to listen to Southern rock and jazz, Southern Living’s music guide has you covered. Download the best music, plan your Southern music road trip, and fill your world with tunes.