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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Great music should be honored and cherished. The Southland Music Line is privileged to live in a region of the country where such music has a deep-rooted history and legacy admired by millions from around the globe. In my travels around the world, I’ve met people from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Japan and elsewhere who are enthusiastic to learn that…

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  • An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson Music and a starlit sky have long been considered an inviting combination. On March 13, 2021, the City of Gautier, Mississippi in partnership with the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance unveiled their new “Can’t Stop the Music Concert Series”. This inaugural concert, located on the spacious grounds of the former Singing River Mall, took full advantage of a beautiful night sky and great…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson In 2020, we at The Southland Music Line along with a growing audience of music fans began enjoying live stream programming that was being developed and produced by All This Entertainment, LLC, a Gulf Coast multimedia, production and marketing company that has been proving themselves as having a true vision of accessibility and connection for entertainers, musicians, venues and businesses alike.…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line began 2020 with high hopes and what looked to be a busy schedule ahead of us. We were now in our 7th year of celebrating music and this looked as if it was going to another year to remember….. well, for the most part it was definitely one to remember, but often for different reasons. In our…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson One of the Deep South’s most popular music events is the annual Mississippi Songwriters Festival, which is primarily held in the beautiful Gulf Coast city of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. For us at The Southland Music Line, who travel the globe in search of great music, our hearts have always been about coming home and that’s what this event means to us.…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson The year 2020 will be remembered for many things in addition to primarily causing difficulties in many aspects of our lives. The music industry has taken a hit due to the cancellations and postponements of many tours and live music events. Yet, music continues to endure! Earlier this year, The Southland Music Line featured the article “Music Will Find A Way…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole At the beginning of 2020, things seemed to be on track for another busy year at The Southland Music Line. Also, as someone who follows tours, events and festivals around the globe, it looked like I was going to be searching for breaks in a very active upcoming schedule – little did we know. During January and much of February, things seemed to be moving…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson On the evening of Monday, March 2, 2020, The Southland Music Line’s Johnny Cole, Stephen Anderson and Robby Amonett had the privilege of enjoying a wonderful evening of live music and discussion at the University of South Alabama’s Laidlaw Performing Arts Center in Mobile, Alabama. This year’s Annual Songwriter Keynote featured Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood, acclaimed writer and music historian, Peter…

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  • Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line loves learning about interesting places to enjoy live music. In the fall of 2019, while attending a show at The Peoples Room of Mobile (AL), I met Mark Myers, Harbor Center board chairman and co-creator of The Lobby Lounge in Slidell, Louisiana. I later ran into Myers and his wife at the Ozone Songwriters Festival in Mandeville, Louisiana.…

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  • Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson 2019 marks The Southland Music Line’s 6th year of celebrating great music. Over the past twelve months, we have continued our ongoing pilgrimage in search of more great music. Our staff in 2019 consisted of Johnny Cole (editor/writer), Stephen “Andy” Anderson (photographer), Robby Amonett (artist) and Brenda Germany (associate editor/writer). We were also joined by article contributors, Connie Gibbs and Cindy Thamert.…

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