In addition to male stars like Jimmie Allen, Darius Rucker, and Kane Brown, there’s also been an impressive wave of Black women country and roots vocalists coming to the fore, like Mickey Guyton, Rhiannon Giddens, Miko Marks, Valerie June, and Rissi Palmer. Palmer’s Apple Music Radio show Color Me Country is turning heads worldwide, and she recently joined up with Kelly McCartney to establish the Color Me Country Fund to help Black and Indigenous people and other people of color get established in country music. Charley Pride’s legacy is in great hands, and is being rightly celebrated and expanded. He was irreplaceable, and will truly be missed. (Read more.)