Beyoncé's country swerve broke the charts-but don't forget the Pointer Sisters

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John-Paul Shiver
April 10, 2024
48 Hills
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Whether Cowboy Carter is great, timeless or not (that’s not the purpose here, you can read 5000 reviews on that subject anywhere), it’s a reminder that as much as we may seem to be polarized in this Buzzfeed, Blue State, Red State, TikTok Dance world, she has reminded us that country, not just with its black roots, remains a genre that musicians and creators from all genders, races, and lifestyles still find the most ease to borrow, hustle, steal, and transmit specific ideas through, by way of blues-based root music. We still as a society, have more in common than we believe.

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Rainey Day Fund

to support artists of color, artists with disabilities, artists in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the roots music sphere.

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