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Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer Presents: "My Black Country" Featuring Alice Randall, Fiona Prine and Ebonie SmithSaturday, April 20th on Apple Music Country

NASHVILLE, TN (April 17, 2024) – Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer, the trailblazing show on Apple Music Country, is set to air a special episode titled "My Black Country" on Saturday, April 20th at 11pC/12pE. Hosted by Grammy-nominated recording artist, Rissi Palmer, the show will feature a lineup of esteemed guests including New York Times best-selling author, professor and songwriter, Alice Randall, as well as Fiona Prine and Ebonie Smith.

Randall will be offering insights from her newly launched memoir, My Black Country: A Journey Through Country Music's Black Past, Present, and Future, and its accompanying LP, My Black Country: The Songs of Alice Randall, which comprises a compilation of her most cherished songs. Notably, the album stands out for its inclusion of an all-Black ensemble of female artists, marking a pivotal moment in the history of Country music.

Prine will discuss the role that Oh Boy Records had in bringing this project to fruition, emphasizing the honor she felt in being part of such a groundbreaking endeavor. Additionally, Smith, the producer on the record, will delve into her profound connection to the lyricism of Randall's songs.

Listeners are invited to join in on what promises to be an enlightening and jubilant celebration of Black voices in Country music. Reflecting on the spirit of the episode, Randall remarked, "I feel like I'm working from the bosom of a badass black family. And I am enjoying us having a family picnic. We are having the barbecue. This is the barbecue. These are our barbecue days."

For those unable to join live, the episode will be accessible on demand HERE. Color Me Country Radio is also available via Apple Podcasts with an Apple Music subscription.



Since its inception in 2020, Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer has been a leading voice in championing the contributions and talents of artists of color in country music. Through insightful interviews, powerful performances, and diverse playlists, Palmer has illuminated the stories and voices of a wide array of artists who have enriched the genre with previously underrepresented perspectives. The show has become a critical platform for discussions on diversity, inclusion, and the evolving landscape of country music, featuring a wide range of influential voices and talents, including Darius Rucker, Brittney Spencer, The War and Treaty, Anita Pointer, Johnnyswim, Allison Russell, Valerie June, Yola, Rhiannon Giddens, Louis York, Lizz Wright, Chapel Hart, Miko Marks, and more. For more information, please visit Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer.


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