Q&A: Who's Making Black Country Music?

BIPOC
By
Olivia Weeks
March 10, 2024
Daily Yonder
Interview

Francesca Royster is a writer and professor of English at DePaul University in Chicago. Since Beyoncé announced her forthcoming country album during the Super Bowl, Francesca's Royster’s 2022 book, Black Country Music: Listening for Revolution, has gotten a new wave of attention.

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Black Opry Performers on stage
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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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Country Music Against White Supremacy

a group of BIPOC and white musicians, fans, and industry representatives committed to fighting white supremacy in country music. Take the #ChangeCountry Pledge.

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Ultimate Queer Country Playlist

From A-Listers to up and comers - here are some of the most wonderful LQBTQA tunes for you to hear from the Country Music Qmmunity. This list will continue to grow... #quiltbag #gaycountry #queercountry

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