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Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer Presents: “What Is Country? (Pt. 2)” featuring special guests, Andrea Williams and Dr. Matthew D. Morrison

NASHVILLE, TN (May 14, 2024) -- In the latest episode of "Color Me Country Radio," host Rissi Palmer delves deeper into the ever-evolving landscape of country music with a riveting discussion titled “What Is Country? (Pt. 2).” Premiering one hour earlier than usual on Saturday, May 18th (10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ET) on Apple Music Country, this episode promises an insightful exploration into the challenges and triumphs faced by Black artists in today's country music industry.

Joining Palmer are esteemed guests Andrea Williams, best-selling author and journalist, and Dr. Matthew D. Morrison, author and Associate Professor at NYU’s Tish School of the Arts. Together, they will provide a stimulating analysis of the new dynamics shaping country music, particularly in the wake of the post-Cowboy Carter era. Their conversation is smart, informative, sometimes humorous, and always real.

“Welcome to the long-awaited, highly thought-through Part 2 of ‘What is Country Music' post Cowboy Carter edition," says Palmer. "I'm very excited to be talking to these two individuals because they're people that I very much respect in terms of their knowledge and their opinions on these things, and I felt like who better to have the second part of this conversation?”

The episode builds upon the success of its predecessor, "What Is Country Music? (Pt. 1)," which aired on March 23, 2024. In that episode, perceptive and engaging discussions explored the essence of country music, including its historical roots and the influence of Nashville in defining the genre.

Listeners are encouraged to tune in 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) 

Since its inception in 2020, Color Me Country Radio with Rissi Palmer  has been a pioneering radio show on Apple Music dedicated to amplifying the voices and experiences of artists of color in country music. Hosted by Rissi Palmer, a celebrated musician and advocate for diversity in the genre, the show has featured 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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