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The Riff

No Black Women Allowed

Sisters with voices have proven their fluency in country music— so why is chart success still so elusive?

“Country is what you make it,” Tom T. Hall sang on his 1974 single “Country Is.” The late singer-songwriter, author of “Harper Valley P.T.A.” as well as singer and writer of seven No. 1 country hits (including “Country Is”) between 1969 and 1975…



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Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”