The 25th Annual Southern Music Issue + free CD hits newsstands on December 5th, but you can pre-order yours today!
Nashville-based critic and journalist Jewly Hight is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and NPR Music. Her work also appears in the New York Times and numerous other outlets. She was the inaugural winner of the Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism, and helped launched WNXP, the all-music public radio station in her city, as editorial director. She last wrote for the Oxford American in 2017.