Songwriter Alice Randall Weaves Her Story Into the Larger Legacy of Black Country Music in ‘My Black Country’ Memoir

Jessica Nicholson
April 14, 2024

In the opening pages of her new memoir, My Black Country, which was released April 9 hit country music songwriter, author, activist and scholar Alice Randall details the experience of being at The Bomb Shelter recording studio in Nashville last year. She was hearing new life being poured into one of her songs, as a Black female artist, Adia Victoria, sang the lyrics “He was Black as the sky on a moonless night,” from Randall’s cowboy ode “Went for a Ride,” a Radney Foster co-write that had been included on Foster’s 1992 album.

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