BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va.. (Jan. 10, 2024) – “Country music disruptor” and Black Opry co-founder Holly G will join audiences via Zoom for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum‘s Speaker Session, scheduled for Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. ET. The program is in conjunction with the twin cities of Bristol’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The public is invited to pre-register to join the conversation at no cost.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to meet Holly G and learn more about her work advocating for Black artists in country, folk, Americana, and other roots music genres,” said museum Head Curator Dr. Rene Rodgers. “The Black Opry is breaking down color barriers and has quickly become a haven for Black artists, fans, and industry professionals.”
The Black Opry in Nashville stands as a vital sanctuary and platform for Black artists, fans and industry professionals within the country, Americana, folk, and adjacent music genres. Serving as a beacon of inclusivity and cultural representation, it provides a supportive space for musicians who have been historically underrepresented in the industry. With a mission to amplify black voices, the Black Opry operates a touring revue, allowing artists to showcase their talents across the country. Through its commitment to diversity and fostering a sense of community, the Black Opry plays a crucial role in reshaping the narrative of country music and ensuring a more inclusive landscape for Black musicians.
Holly G, a music journalist and artist manager, co-founded Black Opry in 2021 as a website and social media account dedicated to Black country, Americana, and roots music artists. The online forums quickly grew to include the Black Opry Revue, which tours across the country and amplifies Black voices as they work to reclaim their place in the American musical cannon.
For more information on the Black Opry, visit BlackOpry.com. To attend this free Speaker Session with Holly G, interested participants are asked to pre-register online at the Events page at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.