Edd Hurt on (alleged) bear-shootin' provocateurs Montgomery Gentry.
Jewly Hight takes a look at the migration of the traditional Southern gospel industry from Nashville to Pigeon Forge (and the ladies of the genre slowly getting their due).
Lee Stabert examines the expansion efforts of the Drive-By Truckers (with an additional transcript of the Q&A with Patterson Hood).
John Pitcher writes about the Nashville Symphony's recording of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess—the first to include Gershwin's original edits, made in 1935 and not discovered until some 50 years later.
For live reviews, check The Spin, where you'll be chided for not checking out Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (with exclusive photos of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry!), charmed by Broken Social Scene, gently—if awkwardly—rocked at the Americana Folk Festival and freak-loved by the Scissor Sisters. Plus, you'll want to read about Vandy Prez Gordon Gee's attempt to get down wit' the crowd at the Ludacris show.