Renegades Radio Podcast – A (Brief) History of Southern Rock

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As one of the subgenres of rock music, Southern rock is a hodgepodge of many musical genres. Melding hard rock, country, blues, bluegrass and even a bit of gospel, Southern rock began in the 50s and emerged as a powerhouse in the 70s. With groups like the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Southern rock became a staple of the airwaves on both pop and rock radio.

As the 80s and 90s came along, however, Southern rock began to fade from the fore. Today, it is but a shell of its former self, with only a few new practitioners standing alongside some of the “old guard” of the genre. Why has it gone away? As we look at a brief history of Southern rock on the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll examine why it was popular and why, at this mark in the 21st century, it is struggling for a spot in the limelight.

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Renegades Radio Podcast – The Best (and Worst) of Cover Songs, Part One

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Being able to create a memorable song is one of the great desires of any musician, singer or songwriter. Having that song become a hit is another dream. But to have a song that becomes so iconic that it is covered by another artist? THAT is when you’ve really made it!

In Part One of a two-part series, the Renegades Radio Podcast will take a listen to some of the greatest songs of all-time and the artists who originally recorded them and those who covered the song. It promises to be an eclectic mix of artists as we enter the world of “cover songs.”