Flaunting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers have become one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman Patterson Hood and longtime friend Mike Cooley, the band will release its eighth and ninth albums next year along with an unflinching documentary which captures the departure of longtime band member Jason Isbell. Veteran journalist Mark Kemp hits the road to get the story of a band that, against the odds, is hitting its peak a decade in.

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