“I don’t know nothin’ ’bout Southern belles, but I can tell you somethin’ ’bout Southern hell.”
This is a line from Nashville-based Adia Victoria’s song, Stuck in the South. It’s a gritty, bluesy rock song with a slightly twisted country sound. Read simply that line is a lament. But coming from her unique voice, there’s more than just a complaint. There’s a genuine affection, too. The South is a complicated place.