ZORA
Published in

ZORA

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.
Linda Martell. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

Ratajkowski Reclaimed and Redistributed.

What is ‘content’?

Allies of the Feral Light

HBO & CINEMAX FREE PREVIEW WEEKEND BRINGS GAME OF THRONES, VEEP AND JURASSIC WORLD TO NONSUBSCRIBERS

The Bard, the Boar, and the Culture War.

Why “The Girl Next Door” is Incredibly Destructive to Society

The Dubious Connection Between Middle Eastern Music and American Movie Villains

UNITED SKATES Debuts Feb. 18 on HBO

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams

Storyteller

More from Medium

Black Students Experiencing Racism on Campus Lack Mental Health Support

Opinion Piece: The Battle Of The Black Woman And Her Natural Hair.

Why Beyonce’s New British Vogue Cover Feels Like a Personal Attack

Kevin Samuels was typical Trash TV of the 2020s