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.

Jake J. Smith


Jake J. Smith is a writer and radio producer from Iowa City, currently based in Chicago. His work has appeared in the Wilson Quarterly and the Atlantic, and on the Pulse, Sound Opinions, Only a Game, and NPR Illinois.