Fifty years after Linda Martell’s ‘Color Me Country,’ current singers discuss her legacy

A black and white portrait of Linda Martell.

InIn 1969, Charley Pride scored his first number one on the country charts, proving, once and for all, that a Black man could be successful in the White world of country music. With hopes of replicating his triumphs, Linda Martell quite literally stepped onto country music’s stage that same year…

Reflections on Music City’s Musical Legacy

UUS Census data reveals that, for the 12-month period ending July 1, 2016, Nashville was growing at a rate of 100 people a day. It’s a nearly unbelievable statistic until you meet a few people, hang a little bit, and realize that the town is, indeed, made of transplants, that…

Andrea Williams


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