Rissi Palmer’s Country Music Path
Rethinking Music Industry Oppoertunity
A major takeaway from Rissi Palmer’s recentTavis Smiley interview includes
her skillful ability at honest self-assessment and reexamination of her
values after entering a challenging niche in the music business.
Back in 2007,
Palmer was the first African-American woman to chart in country
music in 20 years.
But the focus was not on her talent as a singer, guitar player and songwriter
who picked country music because it was an important part of her upbringing,
instead Palmer confronted issues over her race hair texture…
apparently major concerns for country music executives.
Rissi Palmers message is that you find your niche by staying true to
your authentic self and identifying how to communicate
with those who want to listen.
Dee Adams is editor of MusicBiz Notes
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