Check out Rissi's op-ed for The Grio.com about the CMA's ban on the Confederate flag 

Thank you to the Grio for offering their platform. It was really beautiful to watch all the artists I’ve had on Color Me Country and Black Opry have a presence at CMA Fest this year. This was something I couldn’t have fathomed when I played my first fest in 2008. Next sentence… it’s time to go deeper. Click HERE to read the rest of my thoughts. 

15 Country Songs by women that everyone should know - curated by Marissa R. Moss in support of her new book, Her Country 

After a decade immersed in Nashville's country music scene, Marissa R. Moss has seen firsthand how pervasive gender inequalities affect female artists from all corners of the genre. Now, she's helping take control of the narrative — literally — with her new book, Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be. 

Moss follows the trajectories of Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Mickey Guyton as touch points for country's current climate, as all three have navigated the choppy waters of radio bias and helped broaden the genre's limitations. 

Rissi is among several artists interviewed for this book. Check out Marissa's playlist HERE and get your copy of the book HERE

Rissi joins Christone "Kingfish" Ingram for the 662 Juke Joint Tour! 

GRAMMY-nominated blues artist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram today announces a stellar lineup of supporting acts for his upcoming tour Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Presents 662: Juke Joint Live, including genre-trailblazing singer-songwriters Rissi Palmer, Camille Parker, and Maggie Rose. Full list of dates with specified opening acts is below. 

“I’m very excited to have these four incredible musicians join me for ‘662 Juke Joint Live.’ I have listened to their music and followed their success for some time now,” says Kingfish. “I think each of us have expanded the definition of our respective genres and we have been fortunate to receive support from the Americana music community. I’m quite confident fans will really enjoy what we will bring to the live stage.” 

This tour, a partnership with Nashville-based Outback Presents, will take the 22-year-old Grammy-nominated guitarist, vocalist and songwriter across the country with dates beginning March 2022 and going through May. Rissi Palmer, Camille Parker, and Maggie Rose will join him as opening acts at various cities and venues around the country, including the Apollo Theater in New York City, ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin, Symphony Hall in Atlanta, and the Ace Theater in Los Angeles. Click HERE to get your tickets.

NPR's The Best Music of 2021: How Black women reclaimed country and Americana music in 2021 

To see it all together is really something. I'm crying reading this, thank you for the acknowledgement and the reminder to keep fighting. My sisters showed out this year. Thank you Andrea Williams, Ann K. Powers, Jewly Hight, and Marcus K. Dowling. And this damn list of artists is like something out of my favorite playlist. To be named alongside these extraordinary women is unreal, read the whole thing HERE

Rissi Palmer and Color Me Country take over The Long Road Festival in Leceistershire, UK in August 2022!!! 

I’m taking the show to the UK, y’all!!! August 26-28, 2022, Color Me Country Radio and I will be at the Long Road Fest in Leicestershire!!! On August 27, The Front Porch Stage will be Rissi Palmer’s Color Me Country stage and I can’t wait to tell you who I’m bringing with me…announcement coming soon!!! Get your passport and come party with us… England ain’t ready 😉 Click HERE and get your ticket today!!!

Rissi Palmer among 2022 Grammy Nominees!!! 

"Rissi Palmer (also) received nominations in the Best Children's Music Album category for her contributions on two of the category's five nominated albums: the 1 Tribe Collective album All One Tribe, on which she performed her song “Little Black Girl, Little Black Boy," and the 123 Andres album Activate, on which she sings on the duet “I Just Can’t Sit Down.” - Sarah Edwards, INDY Week 

BBC News presents Changing Country Music documentary 

Of Billboard’s 2019 top 50 country artists, only one was black. Four were women. None of them were black women. Now, with country music under the spotlight as it never has been before, is it finally moving beyond its white, male image? 

Americana-folk singer Lady Nade explores the roots of country and Americana and its debt to black music, and reflects on her own place in a genre that is only now starting to confront its history. You can hear the full documentary HERE

Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer named Best New Podcast by The Nashville Scene!!! 

Ron Wynn has been a friend, an ally, and someone I respect for years, since my beginning in Nashville. That’s what makes this honor so much grander for me. Thank you to Ron and to the Nashville Scene for honoring Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer, I’m so grateful. You can check out the entire piece HERE.

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Jul23

Gates open to ticket holders at 5:45 p.m. Season pass holders are allowed into the amphitheater 15 minutes early, at 5:30 p.m.

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To make the experience as safe as possible, please stay at home if you have a fever, cough, aches and pains, loss of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, or are sneezing and coughing.

Concert attendees are asked to maintain six feet of distance between groups throughout the evening, including when standing in line and selecting seating locations in the amphitheater.

he Earl Scruggs Music Festival will be hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC from Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4, 2022. There are three stages: the Flint Hill Stage (main stage), the Foggy Mountain Stage, and Legends Workshop Stage. ESMF will include a family area with children’s activities.

Jan21

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