My Black Country


Published 2024-05-16 06:00

"My Black Country : The Songs Of Alice Randall" is the companion album to Alice Randall's new book "My Black Country", which offers a lyrical, introspective, and unforgettable account of her past, her search for the 1st family of black country music, and the radical joy in realizing the power of black influence on American culture.

The album is a powerful compilation of black female country artists re-recording the greatest songs of Alice's catalog, bringing to life the black characters and portraits of the black west embedded in her songs.

The album is produced by Ebonie Smith. Participating artists are Rhiannon Giddens, Valerie June, Allison Russell, Sunny War and others.

Alice Randall is a New York Times bestselling novelist, award winning songwriter, and educator. She is widely recognized as one of the most significant voices in modern black fiction and has emerged as an innovative food activist committed to reforms that support healthy bodies and healthy communities. She lives in Nashville where she writes country songs.

Oh Boy Records, tomorrow, May 17th, 2024.