Order the Country Roots Music Issue

From Trio to Hank Williams to Tanya Tucker, the Country Roots Music Issue covers a host of music icons with contributions from Imani Perry, Rodney Crowell, Rissi Palmer, and so many others.

Austyn Gaffney


Austyn Gaffney is a writer based in Kentucky. Her essays have been published in Ecotone, The Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. Her reporting has appeared in The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.