KÄREN MCCORMICK

Born in Brazzaville, Congo and raised in Washington state, Kären McCormick brought a fresh sound with her debut EP “Retro” in 2020. Her sound has been described as a mix of contemporary country, pop, and soul music.

 McCormick wowed fans, playing dates on Kelsey Ballerini’s “The Unapologetically Tour” in 2020 and was named an “Artist to Watch” in 2021 by “Sounds Like Nashville.”

War & Treaty

Husband and wife duet, Michael Trotter JR. and Tanya Blount make up The War and Treaty.

Hailing from Albion, Michigan, they describe themselves as “two lovebirds singing without reverb.” The War and Treaty have created a unique blend of country, soul, folk, and Americana music. They have released one EP, “Down To The River” (2017), and three studio albums, “Love Affair” (2016), “Healing Tide” (2018), and “Hearts Town” (2020).

In 2019 they won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Honors and Awards. In 2020 they won Artist of the Year at Folk Alliance International, and in 2021 they were nominated for Band/Group of the year.

Lizzie No

Lizzie No is a talented singer songwriter from New Jersey who makes contemporary folk and Americana music.

Her writing is so honest and full of personality that each song feels like a private conversation full of delightful, quirky lyrical surprises. It is clear that she puts all of herself into her music.

Also an instrumentalist, No plays the harp and guitar. Her debut album “Hard Won”, was released in 2017, followed by her sophomore album “Vanity” in 2019. Her most recent release is a single titled “Birthday Party.”

No has won the American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest and been showcased at Americanafest at SXSW.

Rissi Palmer

Pennsylvania born Rissi Palmer took her first step towards making history with her 2007 release of her self-titled debut album.

 

The lead single “Country Girl” earned Palmer the distinction of being the first Black woman to chart on Billboard’s Hot Country Song charts since 1987. With a warm, rich voice that lends itself perfectly to country music, Palmer has well earned her place in the industry over the years with a body of work that has proven her versatility and talent.

 

In 2013 Palmer released a children’s album, “Best Day Ever”, followed in 2015 by a 5 song EP “The Back Porch Sessions.”

 

In 2019 “Revival”, a full-length album where  Palmer bears her soul by digging into tough subjects like police brutality and immigration was released.

 

In August of 2020 Palmer once again made history when she debuted “Color Me Country Radio” on Apple Music Country. Color Me Country brings the diversity of country music to the spotlight by highlighting Black, Indigenous, and Latinx stories and having the tough, necessary conversations about the obstacles those artists face.