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Home for Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music.

A Conversation With Evil

The Black movement in country music is not a monolithic notion. Yes, it is an attempt at proving that darker-skinned, square-jawed rhinestone cowboys deserve as

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Honoring Linda Martell

Honoring Linda Martell At the 2021 CMT Awards, industry pioneer Linda Martell will receive the 2021 CMT Equal Play Award. It is a long overdue

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Causes We Care About

Donate to the Color Me Country™ Artist Grant Fund

Help Support artists of color pursue their careers in country music by donating to Rissi Palmer's Color Me Country™ Artist Grant Fund


Got your boot in the door in the country, Americana, or roots music industry? Pledge your access, resources, and opportunities in support of BIPOC musicians and industry professionals by taking the #ChangeCountry Pledge!

Rainey Day Fund

To help achieve a better balance of powers, the Rainey Day Fund provides assistance to artists of color, artists with disabilities, artists within the LGBTQ+ community, and others who add to the rich fabric of roots music.

Rosetta Fund

While the Rainey Day and Color Me Country funds work tirelessly to assist artists of marginalized identities with the funds and tools they need to lift their careers off the ground, a lingering question remains: Who is going to help tell their stories in the press to both write and correct their history in motion? That’s where the Rosetta Fund comes in, created to nurture the next generation of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled journalists, podcasters, documentarians, and other media creators.