The Black Origins of Country Music

Black artists have played a prominent role in country music from its beginnings to today

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June is Black Music Appreciation month. This month we’ll be celebrating the musical contributions of Black artists, including those from Jacksonville. And, with the help of our friends at FairPlay, we’re offering readers a deeper look into the Black origins of various popular music genres, from country to shoegaze, punk, reggaeton and more. From the African origins of the banjo — an …

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