Rissi Palmer Makes Waves at Carolina Theater 

I'm so excited to announce Center Stage: The Wavemakers Series, my partnership with The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC. The series was created to celebrate diverse voices and provide a platform for discovering new artists from a variety of backgrounds and musical styles. Our first event is on January 25 and will feature artist Denitia. You can read more about it HERE and get your tickets HERE

A New Exhibit Honors the Women Who Shaped Country Music—And Continue to Propel it Forward 

The Power of Women in Country Music, a new exhibit coming to the NC Museum of History from the GRAMMY Museum on October 28, spotlights the women who shaped country music and those who continue to propel it forward.

"“Some of the most groundbreaking stuff that’s happened in country music has happened because of women,” says the Durham musician Rissi Palmer, who also hosts the Apple Radio show Color Me Country. Palmer is also featured in the exhibition. 

Much of that history-making has taken place along gendered lines, but a growing number of artists, Palmer among them, have pushed for greater racial inclusivity as well. After all, many of the songs deemed “country” in the early 20th century were popular hymns, spirituals, and folk tunes that circulated in sundry communities."

 

You can read more HERE

Holler Country profiles Rissi Palmer and Color Me Country Radio  

"Since Color Me Country has been on air, Rissi Palmer has quickly become a leader in the conversation pushing for more equity and inclusion in country music. Ahead of her stage takeover at The Long Road Fest we spoke to Rissi, Madeline Edwards, Chapel Hart Band, and Miko Marks about the work the show is doing for Black, Indigenous and other artists of color" - Matt Wickstrom 

You can read the article HERE

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.