The Nash News is excited to host Rissi Palmer & Friends: a Color Me Country Live Writer's Round on Thursday, July 14th from 7-10 p.m. at Assembly Food Hall in downtown Nashville. Artists playing include Rissi Palmer, Joy Clark, Julia Cannon, Tae Lewis, and Michael B. Whit.
Get to know the artists and their music below.
Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”
As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Rissi launched her own radio show Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer on Apple Music Country. Since making its debut in August 2020, listeners have been treated to in-depth and riveting, often funny, yet very necessary conversations with Brittney Spencer, Cam, Chapel Hart, Crystal Shawanda, Maren Morris, Miko Marks The War and Treaty, Darius Rucker, and Mickey Guyton and author/journalist Andrea Williams. Fans can tune in live to Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer every other Sunday on Apple Music Country at 4pP/7pE. To watch previous episodes on-demand, click HERE.
In conjunction with her radio show, Rissi created the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund designed to support new country artists of color who are just beginning to build their music careers.
Joy Clark is a singer-songwriter and lyrical guitarist who creates soulful original compositions that celebrate peace and the undeniable power of love. Her intricate rhythms and warm melodies reveal a sweet vulnerability that enchants her audiences around the world. Joy’s latest single “Good Thing” beautifully captures the depth of her artistry and musicianship. Learn more at joyclarkmusic.com.
Julia Cannon is a Nashville-based songwriter, recording artist, and music producer who is
hard to forget. Her soothing, honeyed voice and quirky personality offer a pleasing contrast
to the bittersweet honesty of her lyrics
Julia Cannon’s sound has been described as playful and relaxing, but her tone transcends
the folk-pop genre to include soul, rock, and jazz influences. Cannon credits
her genre-bending style to influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder. In July of 2021, she released her EP Listening, which received positive feedback
from both fans and the press. Her newest single "Glow" was released on May 20, 2022.
The emerging Country singer/songwriter Tae Lewis doesn’t sell short when it comes to his creation of country music. The North Carolina native started his roots by singing in his grandfather’s church at the age of 5. In 2016 he began to emerge in his own element of what he wanted to create for his audience as a country artist With one of his first singles “Good Luvin." Good Luvin brought success in being placed in the hit sitcom “Shameless” which brought his artistry to a whole new level of people acknowledging who he really is. Now, a Nashville native, he’s been able to write with some amazing songwriters as well as being able to be an opener for Ernest this September.
Michael B. Whit
Michael B. Whit is an American Country singer, songwriter, and producer. He is easily referred to as a musical genius to those who have experienced his talent firsthand. His perfect pitch, ear for harmonies, and endless creativity turn any song he touches into gold.
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