Rissi Palmer – Can she get the support?

Posted: November 16, 2007 in Uncategorized

Oct 16, 2007 | 3:33 PM
Category: Music

Featured On: MyFoxMilwaukee

I’m on the BET blogs today, for the first time in a month, and I am reading about an artist that is making a voice in Country Music. Rissi Palmer. How many of you heard of that name? If not, well it’s ok. Rissi Palmer is making a voice planted in country music, if you haven’t heard already. According to the BET blogs, she is the first black woman in 20 years to reach on the billboard charts, with her single, "Country Girl". Yes, that’s her single.

Check this, on her website, her original plan in music was to do pop music with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The same producers that put Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, and others on the map. But her heart was set on Country music. I checked her songs out on her website and her myspace page, and I think she’s has what it takes to surge up in the Country genre. She’s got talent. Just take a listen. She has a little R&B in her, some pop, but mostly country, I think.

Now the big question is……..will Black America support Rissi Palmer? Think about it. That is a huge question. Now thinking historical wise, blacks started all kinds of genre of music. Including Country. I know that the first black artist of Country was Charley Pride. He broke the mold. But also, Ray Charles, although he had sung R&B and Soul, but he also dabbed some country in his music too. Does anyone remember Darius Rucker from Hootie and The Blowfish? Guess what, he’s planning on singing Country, and his album should be out in 2008.

I think some in Black America would take a chance and buy the CD, and support her. And I know most would probably laugh and turn the page, just because she’s singing country, not R&B or Pop music. But in a different light, there might be chance that she could inspire others to follow in her path. Who knows, she could be leading a whole new movement of her craft even further.

Check out Rissi Palmer on myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/rissipalmer; and her main website: www.rissipalmer.com; take a listen to some of her songs that will appear on her album, which comes out October 23rd. She also has good recommendations from others on her site as well.

Also, check out the article, "Beneath the Underdog -Will Black America Support Singer Rissi Palmer?" on BET’s website.

One more site: Read the article, "Black Artists in Country Music" by Michael Perry from World And I Magazine. Just another further depth in history of blacks and country music.


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