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Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer and Others React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

On Tuesday afternoon (4/20), people around the country tuned in to their televisions to see the final verdict for the case against former police officer Derek Chauvin after he allegedly used unnecessary force to kill George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty and convicted on all three counts: unintentional second-degree murder,...
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Country’s Causes: Rissi Palmer and Kelly McCartney Elevate Artist’s Voices Through Color Me Country and Rainey Day Funds

Rissi Palmer is planting seeds that are growing into a movement. She accomplishes this by gifting grants to artists of color in country music through her Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund that not only provides a monetary donation, but serves as a symbol of support for the artists she believes in. Formed in partnership with Kelly McCartney’s Rainey Day Fund, the Color Me Country Fund is an extension of Palmer’s popular Color Me Country radio show on Apple Music that also works to spotlight the voices and stories of Black, Indigenous and Latinx artists that have shaped the history of the genre. Since its official launch in Dec. 2020, the Color Me Country Fund has raised $14,000 and distributed micro grants of $500-$1,000 to nearly 20 artists including The Voice season 12 contestant Valerie Ponzio, Tristan McIntosh, who placed sixth on season 15 of American Idol, Ashlie Amber, Kären McCormick, CMT Next Women of Country class of 2021 inductees Chapel Hart, Sacha and many more. “I look at this as like plantings seeds,” Palmer shares with Sounds Like Nashville about the fund. “I want to make sure that people are able to sustain themselves in the journey and get the things that they need, and take care of their needs, while they’re on this road.”

Rissi Palmer Promises, “I [Will] Have An Album Out By The End Of The Year”

On a recent appearance on rising country performer Willie Jones’ Apple Music Crossroads Radio program, groundbreaking African-American female star, Color Me Country Radio host and Color Me Country charity co-founder Rissi Palmer promised she has a new album coming “by the end of the year.”. This is notable because it’s...
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Country singer Rissi Palmer reflects on her return to Grand Ole Opry

Country music singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her return to the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time in 13 years. Palmer, who is also featured in a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explains why returning to the famous stage was healing for her and how country music can become more inclusive.

Rissi Palmer Sets First Grand Ole Opry Appearance in 13 Years

On Friday, March 19, singer-songwriter and Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer radio host Rissi Palmer will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time in 13 years for a special performance. “It’s always special to perform at the Opry,” Palmer said. “I am so excited to...
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Rissi Palmer of ‘COLOR ME COUNTRY’: “Be smarter than me!”

…Outside of music, I am very passionate about ending poverty, especially for children. It breaks my heart that any one is hungry or cold. I would love to create a foundation that bought up old hotels and buildings and turned them into living spaces where people could live, get medical care, mental care, educational resources, job training, financial education, etc. A safe space where they could get on their feet and heal.