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Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer Presents: "What Is Country Music? (Pt.1)" Featuring Chris Molanphy and Dr. Jada Watson, Saturday, March 23, 2024 on Apple Music Country

NASHVILLE, TN, March 20, 2024 — The groundbreaking show, Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer, is announcing an exhilarating new episode, "What Is Country Music? (Pt.1)," premiering this Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET exclusively on Apple Music Country. This episode promises to dive deep into the heart and soul of country music, featuring insights from two thought-provoking analysts, Chris Molanphy and Dr. Jada Watson.

Molanphy, a celebrated podcaster, pop critic, and author of the insightful book Old Town Road, joins the conversation alongside Dr. Watson, a revered Professor at the University of Ottawa with a Ph.D. in Musicology and renowned for her specialization in equity within country music. Together, they will explore various dimensions of what defines country music today.

The episode will address poignant topics, including the analysis of Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road", the influence of Nashville in determining who or what is considered "country", and the broader historical context that shapes the industry. This conversation aims to shed light on the complexity and richness of country music, challenging listeners to reconsider their perceptions and understanding of the genre.

Since its inception in 2020, Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer has been at the forefront of championing the contributions and talents of artists of color in country music. Through insightful interviews, powerful performances, and diverse playlists, Palmer has highlighted the stories and voices of a wide array of artists who have contributed to the genre with previously underrepresented perspectives.

Listeners are invited to tune into this groundbreaking episode live by selecting the Radio Tab at Apple Music Country at the specified broadcast time. For those unable to join live, the episode will be accessible on demand at Further episodes and content can also be explored via Apple Podcasts with an Apple Music Subscription.

About Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer (#ColorMeCountry) 

Launched in 2020, Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer is a pioneering radio show on Apple Music dedicated to showcasing the contributions of artists of color in the country music space. 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.


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