Alli Patton

Alabama-based freelance journalist, Alli Patton, is deeply passionate about music, storytelling, Dolly Parton, and chicken wings.

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ESSENTIALSThe Best Townes Van Zandt Songs

By Alli Patton, August 9, 2022

Behind furrowed brow and far away eyes, Townes Van Zandt was just as much a myth as he was a prolific musician.

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ALBUM REVIEWLainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country

By Alli Patton, October 24, 2022

An overall proud and wise re-assertion of what Lainey Wilson does best - country with flair.

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OPINIONNashville's Quid Pro Quo: The Death of the Country Music Duo?

By Alli Patton, July 20, 2022

Recent country star pairings have resulted in an extremely surface-level exchange between two poster children for the modern homogenization of Nashville’s country.

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INTERVIEWHome Sweet Home: Rising Appalachia

By Alli Patton, November 18, 2022

Rising Appalachia talk about their "soul home" of New Orleans, Louisiana, following the release of their 2022 album 'Live from New Orleans at Preservation Hall'.

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ESSENTIALSThe Best Guy Clark Songs

By Alli Patton, August 11, 2022

A lost-and-found troubadour with worn pockets full of “hillbilly haiku,” Guy Clark never topped the charts, but his songs made him an American icon.

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ALBUM REVIEWKane Brown - Different Man

By Alli Patton, September 5, 2022

Kane Brown's third album harbours some absolute country gems.