Backwoods Rhymes

Country Rap is a burgeoning sub-genre of Country Music and its home are the mud bogs found throughout the deep south and mid west. Lac Fest, in Blackshear, GA was photographed for Rolling Stone.

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Lacfest is a country rap music festival held yearly in Blackshear, GA. Thousands of spectators drive from all over the southeast and beyond to "let their country hang out." Like many festivals within this genre, Lacfest is held at a mud bog. The entire weekend is filled with mudding, drinking, music and food. The Lacs, who are from Baxley, started this festival in 2011. Here, Dusty "Tex" Dahlgren of Moonshine Bandits gestures toward the Rolling Stone photographer. CREDIT: Raymond McCrea Jones
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Lacfest is a country rap music festival held yearly in Blackshear, GA. Thousands of spectators drive from all over the southeast and beyond to "let their country hang out." Like many festivals within this genre, Lacfest is held at a mud bog. The entire weekend is filled with mudding, drinking, music and food. The Lacs, who are from Baxley, started this festival in 2011. Here, Andres Lozano of Hazelhurst, GA poses for a picture from atop his ATV at the mud bog. CREDIT: Raymond McCrea Jones
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Lacfest is a country rap music festival held yearly in Blackshear, GA. Thousands of spectators drive from all over the southeast and beyond to "let their country hang out." Like many festivals within this genre, Lacfest is held at a mud bog. The entire weekend is filled with mudding, drinking, music and food. The Lacs, who are from Baxley, started this festival in 2011. Here, John Lee Smith, known by his stage name Big Smo, from Nashville poses for a portait before taking the stage to perform. CREDIT: Raymond McCrea Jones