Best Southern Albums 2016 — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

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Music, like food, gives us common ground. Political forces drove many of us apart this year. They brought to the surface issues that were long overdue for discussion. They left many Southern families torn by unspoken tensions, even over the Thanksgiving table. But when the needle drops onto a record, folks don’t care much about the color of the musician if the song shakes our asses or touches our hearts.

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Right there, Dickie Betts hits a note, some chord, something, that straightens my spine every time. Whew.

Thanks to Merlin for the right there screenshot idea.