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  •  More Black Country Singers (3+ / 0-)
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    PhilK, elwior, defluxion10

    I bet if there were more Black country music singers this country would be a lot further along our path to unity.

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    by DocGonzo on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 08:33:39 AM PST

    •  In the last 30 years . . . (4+ / 0-)
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      elwior, CentralMass, antirove, defluxion10

      . . . country music has been Confederatized and Nathan Bedford Forrestized, from the top down.

      Thirty years ago, there was a black country singer named Charlie Pride, and he was very popular and got a lot of airplay on the radio (in Chicago, at least).

      I don't think the modern corporatized radio world would be very friendly to a 21st-century Charlie Pride.

      •  Arguably... (9+ / 0-)

        The top-selling male vocalist in country right now (at least one of the top few) is an African-American male. His name is Darius Rucker, and he was best known a generation ago (ouch) as the lead singer for the 1990s band Hootie and the Blowfish. About 5 years ago, he decided to embark on a "second career" as a solo country artist, and has had something like a dozen top 25 songs in the format.

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        by Steve Singiser on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 09:19:52 AM PST

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        •  Not only is he the top-seller, the rising (1+ / 0-)
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          jayden

          generation of Country singers model their sound on Darius Rucker's (and Hootie and the Blowfish's) as the present one does on Garth Brook's sound. The duo Florida Georgia Line is a great example. "Cruise" is a monster Country and Pop hit, in case you hadn't noticed.

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          by bubbajim on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 04:13:50 PM PST

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