Due South visits 'My Black Country' with Alice Randall, Rhiannon Giddens and Rissi Palmer

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Alice Randall
April 19, 2024
Due South
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Co-host Leoneda Inge chats with Randall, who joined us from Nashville Public Radio's studios, about her life, her memoir and the compilation album that accompanies it, My Black Country: The Songs of Alice Randall. Later, two artists featured on that album stop by our WUNC studios to chat with Leoneda Inge. Pulitzer Prize-winning singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens talks about her personal experiences with country music audiences and her involvement on Beyonce's single, "Texas Hold 'Em". Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer weighs in on what it was like to be a "traditional" country music artist in her early career, including being the first Black woman in 20 years to make the country charts with her 2007 single, "Country Girl."

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