There's a myth about self reflection: that it leads to self-love; that gaining an understanding of ourselves always brings peace. Perhaps that's true in the long term. But sometimes when we go looking for ourselves, we don't always like what we find.
Purgatory is the breakthrough full-length album from Kentucky native Tyler Childers, who rocketed to the upper echelon of honky-tonk heroes when fellow Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson signed on to co-produce the record in Nashville with David Ferguson.
A love song about wildflowers by a would-be militant turned folk singer is the hit song of the summer on both sides of the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, a Himalayan valley that's been the site of fierce fighting and territorial disputes for decades.