Who Is Linda Martell + Why Is She All Over Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' Album?

Linda Martell, a pioneering Black female country music artist, gained newfound attention with Beyonce's release of her country album "Cowboy Carter." Martell's story began in South Carolina in 1941, influenced by the Grand Ole Opry. Despite facing racism in her career, her country cover "Color Him Father" reached No. 22 on the Billboard country charts in 1969. After releasing her debut album, a financial dispute led to the decline of her career, and she eventually left the music industry. Now 82, Martell is receiving recognition for her groundbreaking work in country music. Beyonce's album honors Martell and addresses her struggles as a Black woman in the genre. Tarantino is raising funds for a documentary about Martell's life, titled "Bad Case of the Country Blues." The album also features Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, and others.

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