The South is the birthplace of American music. Don’t argue. Country, rock ’n’ roll, jazz, funk, R&B, soul — each of these modern styles of music is by sons and daughters of the South. But what’s the best in Southern music? Good question. Broad question. And an answer surely not limited to just 13 selections. Let’s offer some suggestions, though.
The cinema of the South is one of the region’s bur¬geoning art forms. While studios and films have long been based and produced on the East and West coasts, several Southern states are becoming hotbeds of film production. But although the industry is new to the South, cinema has longed turned to the South for its stories and talents.