Latino country artists are expanding the genre while honoring their roots

Carson Blackwelder
October 13, 2023
Good Morning America

Frank Ray, whose song "Country'd Look Good on You" reached the top 50 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs list last year, is among a new generation of Latino artists smashing barriers in a genre that has long been considered predominantly white, all while honoring their roots. "I'm just really trying to represent my culture and let other aspiring artists know that they got a seat at the table,"

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