After playing a dozen songs at the Ryman Sunday night, Brandi Carlile grinned and approached the mic. “I put so many songs on this set list, y’all. I hope you don’t have anywhere to be.” … As a benefit for Fanny’s School of Music (the forthcoming project of instrument and vintage clothing shop Fanny’s House of Music), Rissi Palmer’s Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund and The Rainey Day Fund, the show was also a celebration of the community that has been challenged and strengthened by these unprecedented times. From the stage, Carlile announced that not only would a portion of all ticket sales be going to the three organizations, but CMT, Fiona Prine and Carlile herself would match the donations. As she hollered: “This is gonna be a shitload of money!”
Brandi Carlile will launch into spring with what is billed as her first full-band performance since before the pandemic… To be broadcast via virtual platform Veeps, the livestream from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is likely to include selections drawn from the six studio sets the trio has produced… The icing on the livestream cake: $2 from every ticket sold will benefit The Rainey Day Fund, working to help up-and-coming minority and LGBTQ artists in the folk and country genres of roots music and Fanny’s School of Music
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 … 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.
“Look for the helpers,” goes the quote from Mr. Rogers about his mother’s advice in the face of scary times. “You will always find people who are helping.” And even in this time of social distance and political division, it’s true. One example is singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer and music journalist Kelly McCartney.
Apple Music Country’s Rissi Palmer, host of the “Color Me Country” show, has launched a grant fund to support BIPOC artists in country music. The fund, which takes its name from Palmer’s “Color Me Country” show, was created in partnership with fellow Apple Music Country host Kelly McCartney’s The Rainey Day Fund.
Singer/songwriter and Apple Music’s Color Me Country radio host, Rissi Palmer, has partnered with the Rainey Day Fund, helmed by music journalist Kelly McCartney, to create a fund to support underrepresented voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) artists in country music.
Singer/songwriter Rissi Palmer and journalist/radio host Kelly McCartney, two passionate supporters of marginalized artists in country and roots music, have come together to establish the Color Me Country Artist Fund. The newly created fund offers another source of sustainability for Black artists, Indigenous artists and other artists of color within country music.
Singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah turns in a riveting performance of the haunting new song “Wild Turkey” in a live video … part of a new monthly series called Rainey Day Recordings aimed at highlighting artists from marginalized communities.