It’s fitting you’ll find an air of southern hospitality in this month’s soundtrack.

These songs were made for rocking chairs, iced tea, and a cool breeze. They’ll remind you again why you love North Carolina. So grab your copy of Our State’s August issue and click play below.

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Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.