‘For Love & Country’ Documentary Will Explore Black Country Music Artists
Amazon Music has unveiled a new documentary that will uncover and explore the history of country music and the Black artists attached to the genre.
Directed by Joshua Kissi, For Love & Country will peel back the many layers of the latest generation of Black country artists dominating Nashville, according to an official press release obtained by BET.com.
“What I’ve come to realize is country music as a genre is just as complex as this country itself,” Kissi said in the official statement. “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.”
The documentary will feature interviews and performances from Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter, Valerie June, Amythyst Kiah, Willie Jones, Reyna Roberts, Allison Russell, Brittney Spencer, and Frankie Staton.
“I’ve always believed in the old saying, ‘if you can see it, you can be it,’” added Grammy-nominated singer Mickey Guyton. “However, it’s no secret there has been a lack of representation of Black artists in mainstream country music for years. That’s why I hope little Black girls growing up now can see us, artists like Brittney, Reyna, Amythyst, Allison, Valerie, Frankie and me, and know they have a place here in country music. We all do.”
For Love & Country debuts on the Amazon Music app and on Prime Video on Monday (April 7).
Watch the official trailer below: