CMT will be the exclusive sponsor of the Oxford American's
10th annual Southern Music Issue. This year's edition, scheduled to come out in November, will include a double CD of Southern music, with one disc introducing artists the magazine has never covered and the other revisiting songs from musicians featured in past music issues.
Also: In October, the UA Press
will release “The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing,” an anthology of the best from past Southern music issues that includes contributions from R. Crumb, Steve Martin, Roseanne Cash and others and an introduction by Van Dyke Parks.
The magazine's New Orleans issue is out Aug. 29. Unless something weird happened, it'll feature a staggeringly good article about teaching school in the city's recovery school district and Lil Wayne.