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You can win a holiday of a lifetime to the Gulf Coast beaches of Alabama, with Twinings Infusions and Waitrose.

Alabama Gulf Coast

Here is just a taste of the new attractions and things to do in Memphis in 2014. The National Civil Rights Museum emerges from renovation in April, Memphis celebrates 60 years of Rock ‘n’ Roll since Elvis recorded ‘That’s All Right’ at Sun Studio and Beale Street Landing puts you closer to the Mississippi.

What's New in Memphis - 2014

I read a great piece in Metro News about the top 5 things to know about New Orleans, and wanted to share with you…

Top 5 Things To Know About New Orleans

Planning a holiday in the US this year but not sure where to go? Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 delves a bit deeper to showcase places that should be on your radar – and we're very pleased they featured Cumberland Island in Georgia.

Cumberland Island in Georgia

The Civil Wars are among three acts with Grammy nominations and strong connections to the Muscle Shoals music business in Alabama.

Grammy 2014 Nominations

You can now watch the brilliant full length music documentary For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville featuring Ben Folds, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Steve Cropper plus many, many more linked to Music City.

For The Love of Music: The Story of Nashville

Working towards a 'country Bonnaroo' CMA winners Little Big Town are first act confirmed for Alabama's third annual Rock The South 2014 Festival (includes video).

Rock The South Festival Alabama

If you missed Radio 2's Bob Harris live from Nashville you can listen again as he presents highlights of the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards which were held in Music City last Wednesday evening.

CMA Awards 2013 - Listen again on BBC Radio 2

Benedict Cumberbatch is long gone from New Orleans, as is the rest of the "12 Years a Slave" cast, which opened 1st November in the States and opens in the UK on 28th January. But, as it turns out, the suddenly-everywhere actor and British heartthrob is never too far from the Crescent City – figuratively speaking, anyway!

Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in New Orleanse for 12 Years a Slave

Read How Muscle Shoals Became Music's Most Unlikely Hit Factory by Mick Brown, to coincide with the release of the documentary film 'Muscle Shoals'.

FAME Studios in Muslce Shoals, Alabama


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