Alice Randall – My Black Country
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Alice Randall – My Black Country

May 29, 2024 6:30-8:00pm

My Black Country - Alice Randall

Magic City Books, Bob Dylan Center and Woody Guthrie Center co-present a conversation with professor and author Alice Randall on the occasion of her new book, “My Black Country: A Journey Through Country Music’s Black Past, Present, and Future.” As the first Black woman to write a number-one song on the country charts — “XXXs and OOOs,” by Trisha Yearwood — Randall offers a lyrical and introspective account of her galvanizing presence within the world of country music as she searches for the roots of Black creativity and influence within the historically segregated genre. Randall will engage in a lively discussion with Magic City Books founder Jeff Martin and field questions from the audience. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the Woody Guthrie Center at the event and Randall will sign books for purchasers.

“Alice’s unique position in Nashville, her family background, her talent for word craft and her insatiable thirst for the truth position her as a much-needed voice and perspective on this seminal and overlooked piece of American cultural history.”
—Rhiannon Giddens, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award-winning musical artist

“My Black Country: A Journey Through Country Music’s Black Past, Present, and Future” is available for purchase here.


Wednesday, May 29

Doors: 6 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 p.m.

Woody Guthrie Center

102 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103


$15 general admission


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