"I love the South. I love the drawl. I love the pork lard.
I love too much salt and too much sweet.
I love the humidity. There is a patina on Southerners.
I think it is because of our dynamic history.
There's a lot of pain that has happened in our history;
a lot of mistakes made. But an unfortunate circumstance
can turn into an opportunity for greatness. I think the
South is great because of all the trying times - the tensions, hardships, wars and riots.
All of those things really make a place...
Well, for me it makes it home.
There is grace in every sorrow.
I think that is being Southern."
— Jennifer Nettles for Southern Living Magazine