Bobby Moore grew up in rural Northwest Georgia surrounded by country, bluegrass, and gospel music. Like a backslidden Baptist, he distanced himself from his upbringing for the longest time, turning his attention to underground rock ‘n’ roll. Moore first rediscovered his musical roots as a public history graduate student (University of West Georgia, 2011). As an intern with the Georgia Humanities Council, he helped plan a Georgia tour of the Smithsonian’s travelling New Harmonies exhibit. He’s since become an Atlanta-based freelance writer and dreams of working in Nashville as a public historian.
The Carter Family: A History of the First Family of Country Music
Country music would sound way different, if it existed at all, without the original Carter Family trio.
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s ‘State of the Heart': All of the Songs, Ranked
On June 13, 1989, country music's mainstream audience met Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Brad Paisley’s ‘Who Needs Pictures': All of the Songs, Ranked
'Who Needs Pictures' was Paisley's debut album.
31 Years Ago: Aliens Fly Kenny Rogers to ‘Planet Texas’
It's so campy and bizarre!
Top 5 Jimmie Rodgers Songs
Few things are certain in the history of country music, unless you’re talking about the early influence of Jimmie Rodgers.
Top 5 Bob Wills Songs
From the late 1920s to the early 1970s, Wills and his band the Texas Playboys blended western music with jazz and Big Band instrumentation.
Clint Black’s ‘Killin’ Time': All of the Songs, Ranked
How do they all stack up?
Toby Keith’s Self-Titled Debut Album Tracks, Ranked
Keith's first album contains a number of gems -- but here's how we'd rank 'em.
Rediscovering Leon Russell’s Country Alter-Ego, Hank Wilson
Under this alias, Russell tipped his hat to other Hanks (Snow, Thompson and Williams) with classic country covers and reinterpretations of bluegrass standards.
Top 10 Songs Written By Dean Dillon
He's one of the best!