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Country's Lost Pioneer

by David Browne

 

Linda Martell was the first black female solo artist to play the Grand Ole Opry, but her promising country career was plagued by racism and ended almost as quickly as it began. Fifty years after her only album, she's speaking out

COLOR ME COUNTRY
Rissi Palmer Apple Music Radio

Country Music Star Rissi Palmer talks Black Country Music artists and their contributions, on the first episode of her Apple Radio Station Color Me Country, which she named after Ms. Linda Martell’s one and only album, Color Me Country.

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HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY, LINDA!

Linda turns 80 today, June 04, 2021! Please join us in wishing her a Happy Birthday!