Atlanta’s Chelly Flame Signs with Babygrande; Releases New Single and Video, “Big Flame”
Hailing from Atlanta, Chelly Flame is ready to set the industry on fire. The zealous 20-year-old artist overflows with an infectious charisma, and imbues her music with a galvanizing swagger.This magnetism caught the attention...
15 questions with A3C performer Kamau Kenyatte
The up-and-coming hip-hop artist talks fashion, depression, advice for other artists, and more.
Rosanne Cash Plays Dockery Farms Benefit Concert on June 6
Dockery Farms, just east of Cleveland, Mississippi, is regarded as the birthplace of the blues. In the late 1800s, Will Dockery bought the former swampland to farm timber; later, he had it drained and...
Video of the Day: Annie Lennox performs “Georgia On My Mind”
When an artist covers a song, it can be seen as an improvement, an homage, or a desecration (see Madonna’s “American Pie”). But 1980s pop star Annie Lennox’s latest soulful cut of “Georgia On My Mind”—recently released in advance of her Oct. 27 collection of standards Nostalgia—is just a reminder of what a timeless masterpiece it is.
Danny Beard, Francine Reed, Lady Antebellum among 2014 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees
Along with recording artists Lady Antebellum, Wet Willie, Jeff Foxworthy, Francine Reed, and Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Wax ‘n’ Facts and DB Records owner Danny Beard was inducted at the 36th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame ceremonies.
On Friday, Outkast played their first homecoming show. It was surreal and sort of perfect
I could tell you about the night’s earlier performances, but one does not read a restaurant review to hear about the appetizers. As I mentioned earlier, many of the people in attendance weren't there for a concert. They were there to see Outkast.
Outkast weekend in Atlanta: The best pictures (so far)
Everyone seems to understand the significance of Outkast's homecoming weekend - and to be eager to document being part of it. Here are the best photos so far. We'll be updating as the weekend goes on.
ATLast, Outkast to perform for home crowd
Outkast’s beats and lyrics embodied everything associated with the South. It felt good, and like your grandmama, it could charm you one minute and cuss you out the next. And unlike East Coast or West Coast hip-hop, it seldom picked a fight, but instead welcomed everybody to sit on the porch and listen.
Q&A: Get on Up’s Chadwick Boseman, Tate Taylor on James Brown
Last summer, before an inch of film was ever shot on the set in Mississippi, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in 42 met up with the director of The Help in Atlanta, they rented a car and road tripped it together to Augusta. Getting the most minute details of James Brown’s life right was a top priority for Get on Up director Tate Taylor and actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays The Godfather of Soul in the new biopic opening in theaters today. With the tsunami of lawsuits and arguments that swirled after the soul pioneer’s 2006 Christmas Day death in Atlanta, it probably didn’t hurt to have the support of the Brown estate either.
AJ Ghent Band introduces sacred steel guitar to the masses
When the bearded white dude introduced himself, AJ Ghent was nonplussed. “I didn’t have a clue who Zac Brown was,” recalls Ghent, whose band was rolling into a midnight set when Grammy winner Brown entered the almost empty Dixie Tavern one evening last summer.