This morning Amazon announced a brand new documentary titled For Love & Country that will highlight the history of country music, specifically through the scope of black artists. The film set is to launch on April 7 on Amazon Music and Prime Video globally.
The incredible show will feature performances from Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music BRELAND, Shy Carter, Mickey Guyton, Willie Jones, Valerie June, Amythyst Kiah, Reyna Roberts, Allison Russell, Brittney Spencer, and Frankie Staton. Watch the trailer below.
"What I’ve come to realize is country music as a genre is just as complex as this country itself,” said director and photographer Joshua Kissi. “Now is the moment to stand up for the voices that have always mattered throughout time, especially the musicians who didn’t get the credit when it was due.”
"This film is our collective story, in our own words,” said Brittney Spencer. “We’re all carving our own unique paths. We’ve all got our own dreams and challenges, and our own ways of navigating them. I hope when people see this film, they better understand the conversation of race in country music. I hope it humanizes the discussed issues and puts a crowd of Black, beautiful faces to a topic the public has heavily engaged & debated, particularly over the last two years. I’m happy to be a part and share my story."
For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.
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