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Peacemakers in the Park

On the last day of July, Harry E. Kelley Park in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas will fill with music lovers who’ve come to hear…

Windfall

  You are going to love this album. Folk singer Joe Pug, thirty-one, has never been better. He’s often compared to greats like John…

Maroon 5

Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, recent husband of supermodel Behati Prinsloo (they married in July 2014), and coach on The Voice, was…

Montevallo

Sam Hunt, twenty-nine, is movie star gorgeous, six-foot three inches tall, and proud to be Southern. His hometown is Cedartown, Georgia. His alma mater…

Some Guy Named Robb

Singer-songwriter Robb McCormick is late to the interview, something he apologizes for with so much sincerity it thwarts any inkling of frustration. He’s driven…

The Way I’m Livin’

It’s been seven long years since Lee Ann Womack released an album. In a recent article, the reporter said it felt as if Womack…

The Fiddle King

When Brandon King was a blond-haired boy of twelve, he spent a good deal of time at the Fort Smith Library. At the time,…

Out Among the Stars

On February 26, 1932, Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. As time went by he worked in the cotton fields, he listened as…

Welcome to the Front Porch

Rudy, Arkansas musician Bill Rogers feels a kinship with porches. As a kid growing up in the Crawford County community of Oak Grove, he…

Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

In Arkansas, we have a special love for singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams. She’s the daughter of poet and professor Miller Williams, who helped found the…