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Black women are breaking barriers in country music, but more needs to be done experts say

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Black women are breaking barriers in country music, but more needs to be done experts say

By: Liliana Soto , Kelsie Blazier via https://www.abc15.com/

Country music’s biggest night kicks off with the 55th annual CMA awards marking an important milestone for diversity. For the very first time, two black country stars are nominated for new artist of the year.

This is an important milestone for artists of color, especially for Black women who have been fighting for years to be accepted as mainstream country artists.

By: Liliana Soto , Kelsie BlazierPosted at 6:37 PM, Nov 10, 2021 and last updated 1:28 AM, Nov 12, 2021

PHOENIX — Country music’s biggest night kicks off with the 55th annual CMA awards marking an important milestone for diversity. For the very first time, two black country stars are nominated for new artist of the year.

This is an important milestone for artists of color, especially for Black women who have been fighting for years to be accepted as mainstream country artists.

“I don’t want anyone to become complaisant. I don’t want it to be because Jimmie Allen and Mickey Guyton are nominated for new artist awards to think that we made it, that we’re at nirvana and that’s it,” expressed country singer Rissi Palmer.

Palmer has paved the way in the country music industry. In 2007 Palmer made it to the top country charts, it was the first time since 1987…

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