Month by Month, Black Women Reclaimed Country and Americana Music #MusicMonday

In this NPR piece, Andrea Williams, Marcus Dowling and Jewly Hight break up 2021 into months to highlight how Black women (like Mickey Guyton, Adia Victoria and Chapel Hart‘s Devynn Hart pictured above to mention just a few) reclaimed Country and Americana by leveraging streaming platforms and social media:

This year, as listeners clamored for playlists and show lineups that actually mirror the world around them, these women built brands and fanbases, all the while hoping to make the industry a more welcoming place for others who look like them. Our timeline, far from exhaustive, charts some of the ways it happened.

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