Allison Russell speaks out after Tennessee Republicans’ snub: ‘Pretty blatant’

Author: Ryan Adamczeski

Grammy-winner Allison Russell is speaking out after Tennessee lawmakers passed a resolution honoring another white Grammy-winning artist from the state while ignoring a proposal that would honor her. after the incident that “the blatant racism of our state leadership is embarrassing and cruel.”

“Never in a million years did I think I would hear my name called, and my song ‘Eve Was Black’ honored in that way,” she said of her Grammy win. “It honors my whole circle of collaborators, the whole rainbow coalition. … So many artists that have come before have kicked the doors open for an artist like me who in the past would have probably fallen between the cracks of genre to be recognized.”

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Author: Ryan Adamczeski

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