Published on April 5th, 2022 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Amazon Music Premieres for Love & Country at Country Music Hall of Fame Last Night, Monday, April 4

Last night, Monday, April 4, Amazon Music premiered the new original documentary For Love & Country at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. The film, set to release this Thursday, April 7, is directed by acclaimed director and photographer Joshua Kissi and will be available to stream on Amazon Music and Prime Video.

The film’s artists, crew, and Amazon Music executives gathered at the Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater to celebrate the upcoming release of this impactful film. In advance of the screening, there was a panel discussion featuring director Joshua Kissi, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter, Brittney Spencer, Amythyst Kiah, Reyna Roberts, Frankie Staton, Willie Jones and Mike Floss who are all featured in For Love & Country. The panel was moderated by Nashville Country Music Reporter at the Tennessean, Marcus Dowling.

For Love & Country is an exploration of the space between myth and reality of a genre, an industry, and a city. A new crop of Black artists are seeking to change the country’s long-held identity as music by-and-for white audiences. For Love & Country features interviews and performances from Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music BRELAND, Grammy-nominated artists Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Valerie June, Blanco Brown, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah, award-winning songwriter and 2021 Amazon Music Artist to Watch Shy Carter, 2022 Artists to Watch for Amazon Music Willie Jones and Reyna Roberts, rising star Brittney Spencer, and pianist and singer-songwriter Frankie Staton.

L-R): Blanco Brown, Brittney Spencer, Frankie Staton, guest

(L-R): Blanco Brown, Brittney Spencer, Frankie Staton, guest

(L-R): Moderator Marcus Dowling, Willie Jones, BRELAND, Amythyst Kiah, Blanco Brown, Mike Floss, Shy Carter, Frankie Staton, Joshua Kissi, Reyna Roberts, Brittney Spencer

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