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Country Music Is Nothing Without Black Artists

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…

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