The Root of Country Music

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Journey Powell
February 26, 2024
Music Monthly
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Excitement aside, Beyoncé isn’t the only Black artist who is taking it upon herself to reclaim country music, a genre that often excludes and ignores Black contributions. Artists like Allison Russell, Lil Nas X, Darius Rucker, Brittany Spencer, Kane Brown, K Michelle, and Joy Oladokun are a few that come to mind.

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Allison Russell with her Grammy
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